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Yerrington Will be Remembered as The People’s Mayor PDF Print E-mail
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.

Osama bin Lager PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 December 2001 18:00
“Okay, how about this: ‘Osama bin Lager – the light beer that brings out your dark side.’” “I don’t think so.” “‘One six-pack, and you’ll be hiding in caves’?” “No.” “‘The brew so bold, it’s against your religion .

Laurence F. Jonson, 1928 – 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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
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.

All Those Years Ago PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
Sometime around my 12th birthday, I was sitting in a bedroom shared by my older cousins, trying to pick up whatever teenage-boy intelligence might be available in that closed-door setting. We were half-listening to the radio, which was tuned to a station that played what entertainment insiders still referred to as “popular” music.

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