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Laurence F. Jonson, 1928 – 2001 PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
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
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
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
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
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
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
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.

 
Dirty Politics in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 06 November 2001 18:00
The Reader has been publishing since 1993, which means we’ve witnessed a fair number of elections. None has been so fraught with dirty politics than Davenport’s 5th Ward race between incumbent Wayne Hean and his opponent Bill Holgerson.

 
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