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Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

James P. Ven Horst: December 10, 1913-December 24, 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 January 2002 18:00
On Christmas Eve of 2001, another dear and cherished friend of my family died, Jim Ven Horst. Jim was 88 years wonderful. Jim wed two lovely women in his life. His first wife, Florine – with whom he had three childen, Joe, Roger, and Debbie – died almost 20 years ago.

 
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Jeff and Pamela Ignatius PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 January 2002 18:00
On December 29, 2001, my husband Todd and I had the privilege of witnessing our news and arts editor, Jeff Ignatius, marry to his beautiful bride, Pamela Kennerly, in Springfield, Illinois. It was an occasion for true celebration because their union holds all the magical promise of real and abiding love.

 
Yerrington Will be Remembered as The People’s Mayor PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 December 2001 18:00
On December 19, 2001, Mayor Phil Yerington presided over his final council meeting as mayor of Davenport. The occasion was marked with some very touching and humorous moments, especially when Martha Haire, Phil’s administrative assistant, presented him with a ceremonial barstool, complete with names and events that will serve to remind Phil of many events throughout his tenure.

 
Laurence F. Jonson, 1928 – 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 December 2001 18:00
My sadness appears to know no bounds in 2001. So many truly marvelous people have passed. None more so than Larry Jonson, our friend and mentor, who died in his home December 11, at the age of 73, after a long illness.

 
Exceptional Candidate for Davenport’s Plan & Zoning Gets Tabled! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 December 2001 18:00
Unless the public relentlessly watches Channel 13 to observe the conduct of Davenport’s elected officials, they unfortunately miss those things that exemplify some of the manipulative pettiness that prevails. Mayor Yerington, who is still the presiding mayor for those aldermen who obviously need reminding, petitioned to fill a vacancy on the Plan and Zoning Commission left by Tom Melchert after he resigned due to job constraints on his time.

 
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