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Morrow to serve another term as Andalusia village president


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 10:40 pm
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By Stephen Elliott, selliott@qconline.com
Curtis Morrow will remain Andalusia's village president after defeating challenger Pamela J. Einfeldt by a vote of 147 to 93.

Mr. Morrow has held the job for eight years. Ms. Einfeldt is retired from the Rock Island Arsenal, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

Mr. Morrow could not be reached for comment.

"I think Curt has done a very good job," Ms. Einfeldt, who was a board trustee for 4 1/2 years, said. "I felt like I should be trying to give back to the community. I thought I might enjoy being mayor and seeing if we could change some things."

Both candidates expressed a need to improve village infrastructure. Mr. Morrow said a key issue is a state-mandated sewer lagoon upgrade that will be completed this fall at a cost of $500,000. He also said the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the village to move the water-pumping station and well out of the floodplain.

Ms. Einfeldt said she wanted the village to improve it's "main street" image to attract more businesses and residents.

In uncontested races, Alma Betts, Gary Kolls, Ray Stropes and James Killian were elected village trustees.




















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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