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THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THIRTEEN ELEMENTARY VAN ARSDALE MUSIC AWARDS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:00
Thirteen Moline elementary school students have been chosen to receive an award from the Hazel F. Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

The 13 elementary students are: Mia Burrill, Madison Rhea, Adriana Hernandez, Nicole Ellis, Derek Burgin, Carissa Gonzalez, Kate Schaechter, Madelaine Jacobs, Manuela Chavez, Kayla Veto, Allison Van, Izabel Jernigan and Lillian Driscoll.

The fund was started in honor and memory of Hazel F. Van Arsdale to perpetuate the importance of music in elementary and secondary education. The fund supports two types of annual awards. One award is given to selected elementary students, and one scholarship is given to a high school senior. The 13 elementary students were chosen by an individual school committee made up of teachers and music professionals through The Moline Foundation.

Hazel Van Arsdale was a public school teacher for 36 years. She was known for her strict, but fun, manner of bringing music into the classroom. She made sure all of her students knew every verse of all of our patriotic hymns, and wanted them to strengthen their music interest beyond elementary school. A fund was established and is now administered through The Moline Foundation’s scholarship program.

Founded in 1953, The Moline Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts, and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of the Quad City region. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and has current assets of approximately $17 million. For more information contact Executive Director Joy Boruff at (309) 736-3800 or visit The Moline Foundation Web site at www.molinefoundation.org.

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Branstad issues statement on Regents nominees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tim Albrecht   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:28

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad issued the following statement upon learning Craig Lang and Robert Cramer did not receive the required number of votes in the Iowa Senate to serve on the Iowa Board of Regents:

“I am deeply disappointed that most Senate Democrats cast their votes against Robert Cramer and Craig Lang.

“Both Robert and Craig answered the call to public service, and they both deserved the opportunity to serve on the Board of Regents. Craig Lang showed great leadership while on the Board of Regents and Robert Cramer brought unique experience in the construction industry.

“I am greatly disappointed that these two fine individuals were treated in such a shabby manner.”

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DeWitt's Erin McDonnell Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:38

MOUNT VERNON, IA (04/08/2013)(readMedia)-- Erin McDonnell of DeWitt was one of 17 Cornell College students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

These students will have their names added to the permanent plaque in Cole Library listing all members elected to Cornell's chapter.

Election is based upon good character and a distinguished record of performance in courses that demonstrate a broad exposure to the liberal arts, i.e., the fine arts, humanities, languages, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences, as well as substantive work in areas outside the major. Phi Beta Kappa considers members of the top 15 percent of the senior class and the top five percent of the junior class. You can learn more about the Cornell chapter of Phi Beta Kappa here.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time (OCAAT) academic calendar. The OCAAT schedule provides students with intellectual immersion, academic focus, and unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship-all without missing out on other classes. Founded in 1853, the college's entire hilltop campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Central Student Receives Masonic Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Robert Holliday   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:26
Monday, April 15th, Brubaker Masonic Lodge of Davenport will be presenting a $500.00 scholarship to Kinzie A. Hall during the dinner hour prior to their stated meeting.

Kinzie has a 3.9 GPA and ranks in the top 10% of her class at Davenport Central High School. She has decided on attending Simpson in Indianola to major in either computer science or criminal justice.

 
FIRST RACE TO HOME 5K RAISES OVER $5K FOR BANDIT SCHOLARS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Bierl   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:09

DAVENPORT, Iowa (APRIL 6, 2013) – More than 300 runners and walkers competed in the first-ever Bandits Race to Home 5K and Fun Run presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics on Saturday morning, helping raise more than $5,000 towards the Bandit Scholars Program.

 

All proceeds benefit the Bandit Scholars Program, which annually awards the Keith Lucier Memorial Scholarship and the Bandit Scholarship. Each scholarship pays the entire first-year college tuition for two Quad Cities-area students.

 

“All of the participants, volunteers, staff and spectators made the first Bandits Race to Home 5K a memorable and unique community event and a great way to kick off another fun-filled season at Modern Woodmen Park,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “We want to thank the people of the Quad Cities for their outstanding participation and support of the Bandit Scholars Program, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the ballpark for Thursday’s home opener.”

 

The fastest male and female finishers in each of the 10 age groups – 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60 & older – were awarded trophies courtesy of Crown Trophy, while the second and third place finishers received medals.  Additionally, the top three male and female runners were awarded with trophies.

 

Below is a full list of the winners in their respective age group.

 

Male

1st Place

Time

2nd Place

Time

3rd Place

Time

Overall

Jerry Lack (East Moline, IL)

18:01

Chris Rubel (Bettendorf, IA)

18:26

Heath Nichols

19:22

19 & U

Tyler Brewster (Bettendorf, IA)

20:18

Spencer Feldman (Atalissa, IA)

22:53

Seth West (Orion, IL)

23:05

20-24

Michael Henrekin (Tampico, IL)

23:12

Gradeigh De La Rosa

25:01

Kevin Weis (Davenport, IA)

25:41

25-29

Josh Hendrix (Davenport, IA)

20:54

Jacob Clark (Davenport, IA)

20:58

Tyler Drury (Davenport, IA)

22:21

30-34

Josh Berka (Iowa City, IA)

21:47

Dan Bailey (Davenport, IA)

25:32

Mitch Driscoll (Taylor Ridge, IL)

26:18

35-39

Billy Butler (Moline, IL)

20:47

Joel Abrams (Ely, IA)

23:23

David Krogman (Muscatine, IA)

24:26

40-44

Brad Palmer (Davenport, IA)

23:29

Johnny Hawkins (Rock Island, IL)

24:06

Logan Lee (Coal Valley, IL)

24:10

45-49

Marvin McMeekan (Milan, IL)

20:04

Rob Woodall (Bettendorf, IA)

24:27

Scott Carlson (Davenport, IA)

24:28

50-54

Scott Caldwell (Moline, IL)

20:09

Kevin Kurrle (Macomb, IL)

20:57

Daryl Jeffers (Rock Island, IL)

24:48

55-59

William Heller (Davenport, IA)

24:54

Steve Vipond (Aledo, IL)

26:13

Tom Schuetz (Bettendorf, IA)

27:00

60+

Mark Cook (Hampton, IL)

22:03

Gary Nelson (Leclaire, IA)

25:05

Gary McCormick (Coal Valley, IL)

27:12

 

Female

1st Place

Time

2nd Place

Time

3rd Place

Time

Overall

Cathy Lack (East Moline, IL)

22:00

Cassidy Foltz (Prophetstown, IL)

22:18

Amanda Brown (Davenport, IA)

23:06

19 & U

Franki Crites (Davenport, IA)

23:18

Kaitlyn Powell (Blue Grass, IA)

25:25

Aaliyah Lopez (Davenport, IA)

31:55

20-24

Sabrina Dejong (Hampton, MO)

23:39

Hilary Wellman (Davenport, IA)

23:39

Brittany Lichty (Davenport, IA)

25:55

25-29

Christie Webber (Bettendorf, IA)

24:11

Lori Blocker (Davenport, IA)

25:48

Brittany Howe (Taylor Ridge, IL)

26:17

30-34

Jill Rubel

23:16

Adriana Aldape (Davenport, IA)

23:33

Nicole Bussard (Coal Valley, IL)

25:53

35-39

Nicole Callahan (Moline, IL)

24:11

Heidi Woodford (Dewitt, IA)

26:05

Tonya Wisor (Davenport, IA)

26:15

40-44

Beth Markovich (Bettendorf, IA)

25:17

Julie Jennings (McCausland, IA)

26:06

Michelle Koops (Davenport, IA)

28:58

45-49

Kari Koster (Geneseo, IL)

23:50

Penny Jagers (Bettendorf, IA)

25:04

Georgene Zust (Bettendorf, IA)

28:05

50-54

Bridget Stengel (Moline, IL)

27:20

Ann Morland (Galesburg, IL)

27:43

Ann Faulhaber (Davenport, IA)

31:09

55-59

Kathy Mackie (Dewitt, IA)

28:21

Jolene Vipond (Aledo, IL)

29:55

Linda Lanman (Davenport, IA)

38:56

60+

Marianne Schroeder (Bettendorf, IA)

28:35

Margie Schaefer (Moline, IL)

34:44

Floria Moore (East Moline, IL)

39:12

 

The Bandits Race to Home 5K began on River Drive and Western Avenue in downtown Davenport, Iowa, crossed the Centennial Bridge to Rock Island, Ill., headed over to the Rock Island Arsenal, then back across the Arsenal Bridge before finishing at home plate in Modern Woodmen Park.

 

The Fun Run featured young contestants racing the River Bandits’ mascot Rascal from outside the left field wall of the stadium and finishing just inside the gate of Modern Woodmen Park.  Each contestant was awarded a Fun Run ribbon to commemorate his or her victory over Rascal.

 

Additional sponsors for the Bandits Race to Home 5K and Fun Run were Western Illinois University (Quad Cities campus), ECS, McDonald’s and Hy-Vee.

UP NEXT: The 2013 home opener at Modern Woodmen Park is Thursday, April 11.Tickets for the 2013 season are now on sale! Call 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com. It’s not too late lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today at 563-324-3000 to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
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