Frank Edwards was the aw shucks alderman, known for the common sense he gathered at his auto body shop and a reputation for integrity he earned as a firefighter. Because of his character, fellow aldermen turned to him to fill in as mayor after Tim Davlin's death. If he made too much of being mayor for a short time, he didn't make enough of his candidacy for mayor last spring, when he seemed to be going through the motions. But he lost honorably, still known as one of the good guys. Cinda Edwards was the smiling, competent professional of the family. After assuming the position of coroner, she restored faith in an office that had been in disarray. Woodrow Wilson said this about public service: "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world." The Edwardses did that. Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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