Editorials
Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

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.

 
New Council Should be Monitored Closely PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
Davenport had another dismal civic failure on the part of its citizens with the disgraceful voter turnout for the mayoral race November 6. A pitiful few bothered to vote, practically guaranteeing a continued apathy on the part of our elected officials toward the broader public concerns.

 
One of a Kind: Suzie Martens, 1933-2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 November 2001 18:00
Suzie Martens, a dear friend of my entire family, passed last week amidst the comfort and love of her family. Suzie had battled cancer for years, and battle she did. She actually survived much longer than her doctors predicted, but those who knew her were not remotely surprised.

 
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