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Branstad to sign Senate File 2341, Newton Speedway bill, into law Wednesday in Newton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:34

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he will signSenate File 2341, an Act relating to the rebate of sales tax imposed and collected at an automobile racetrack facility and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions, into law Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in Newton, Iowa. The bill will be signed before Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds hold their Jasper County “Iowa is Working” town hall meeting.

Senate File 2341 passed the Iowa Senate 36-9 and the Iowa House 82-14.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  

10:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad signs Senate File 2341 at Jasper County “Iowa is Working” town hall meeting

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5,218 WATCH MALLARDS CLOSE REGULAR SEASON WITH FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 31 March 2014 10:02
MOLINE, Ill. (March 30, 2014) – Mike Stinziani scored once and added two assists and Jeff Lee provided the third period game winner as the host Quad City Mallards closed out the regular season by defeating the Missouri Mavericks 5-3 Sunday in front of 5,218 fans.  With the victory, the fifth place Mallards (33-23-10, 76 points) head into the Central Hockey League playoffs riding a four game winning streak while the defeat was the third in a row for the regular season champion Mavericks (44-20-2, 90 points).

Lee crashed the net to break a 3-3 deadlock and put the Mallards on top for good at 4:04 of the third.  Lee buried the winner just two minutes and four seconds after Mike Ramsey had evened the score for the Mavericks with a wrist shot from the right wing circle.  At 7:23 of the third Matt Boyd’s wraparound goal provided vital insurance for the Mallards.

The Mallards, who never trailed, got an early jump on the Mavericks by outscoring Missouri 2-1 over a wild two minute and thirty-four second stretch of the first period.  Justin Fox’s point blank power play goal gave the Mallards a 1-0 lead at 7:39 of the first.  One minute and five seconds later, Mike Stinziani’s shorthanded wraparound doubled the margin.  The Mavericks got on the scoreboard for the first time when Andrew Courtney swept the puck in from the doorstep at the 10:13 mark.

The second period brought more rapid fire scoring.  Thomas Frazee’s one timer from the slot gave the Mallards a two-goal cushion at 14:52 but the Mavs’ Obi Aduba narrowed the gap to 3-2 from the high slot just 14 seconds later.

The Mallards welcomed a total 11,020 fans to their final two regular season home games and have drawn throngs of better than 5,000 to the iWireless Center six times since January.

The Mallards head to Rapid City Friday and Saturday for games one and two of their best-of-seven opening round playoff series against the Rush.  The Mallards return home for game three on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:05 p.m. and game four on Friday, April 11 at 7:05 p.m.  If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played on Saturday night April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center.  Should a sixth game be required, the series will shift back to Rapid City on Tuesday, April 15.  If the series goes to a seventh game, the Rush would host the deciding contest on Wednesday, April 16.

Tickets for Mallards home playoff games can be purchased in person at the iWireless Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

 
MALLARDS TO FACE RUSH IN OPENING ROUND OF PLAYOFFS; MALLARDS BLANK CHILL, CLINCH FIFTH PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:59
Best-of-Seven First Round Opens Friday in Rapid City

Flock Clinches Fifth Place with Win in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (March 29, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards tonight locked up an opening round Central Hockey League playoff match-up with Rapid City Rush by clinching fifth place with a 5-0 win over the host St. Charles Chill while the idle Rush was consigned to a fourth place finish by the third place Allen Americans’ victory over the Denver Cutthroats this evening.

The best-of-seven first round series will start with games one and two next Friday and Saturday in Rapid City before the Mallards return home for game three on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:05 p.m. and game four on Friday, April 11 at 7:05 p.m.  If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played on Saturday night April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center.  Should a sixth game be required, the series will shift back to Rapid City on Tuesday, April 15.  If the series goes to a seventh game, the Rush would host the deciding contest on Wednesday, April 16.

Thomas Heemserk made 22 saves and Gergo Nagy scored twice as the Mallards blanked the Chill 5-0 in what was the Mallards’ penultimate regular season game.  The victory was the Mallards’ (32-23-10, 74 points) third in a row overall and second in as many evenings in St. Charles while the defeat means the tenth place Chill (11-49-6, 28 points) finish the season on a nine game losing streak.

The Mallards took a 1-0 lead when Nagy’s centering pass caromed in off St. Charles defenseman Zack Josepher at 10:19 of the first period.  Mike Stinziani doubled the advantage with just two seconds left in the first by roofing the puck from the doorstep.

The Mallards outshot the Chill 18-4 in the second period but were not rewarded for their dominance in the middle frame until Jordan Mayer’s tip-in stretched the lead to 3-0 with just a minute and 22 seconds remaining in the second.

In the third period, the Mallards put the game away with a pair special teams break away goals.  Jeff Lee’s shorthanded goal stretch the margin to 4-0 at 6:13 of the third.  Nagy’s power play goal capped off the win with just 52 seconds remaining.

The Mallards return home for their regular season finale tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Tomorrow is Fan Appreciation Day at the iWireless Center.  Fans can bring their skates to tomorrow’s game and skate with the Mallards after that tilt.  In addition, all fans in attendance will receive a coupon good for a free bag of popcorn at iWireless Center concession stands.

Tickets for tomorrow’s game and for home playoff tilts can be purchased in person at the iWireless Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are in the midst of their seventeenth season their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The iWireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.net.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards.

Quad City Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush

Central Hockey League Playoffs, Round One

 

Game One: Friday, April 4 @ Rapid City

Game Two: Saturday, April 5 @ Rapid City

Game Three: Wednesday, April 9 @ Quad City

Game Four: Friday, April 11 @ Quad City

Game Five*: Saturday, April 12 @ Quad City

Game Six*: Tuesday, April 15 @ Rapid City

Game Seven*: Wednesday, April 16 @ Rapid City

 

*- if necessary

 
Get Ready for Spring with Dav. Parks & Rec PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:43
GARDEN SERIES

Intensive Vegetable Gardening

Learn everything you need to know about starting seeds, intensive vegetable gardening, and preparing a space for a garden! Get ready for Spring and sign up today.

Saturday, April 19
10:00am - 2:00pm
at the Freight House
Davenport Residents: $5.00
Non-residents: $6.00

2014 Spring / Summer Catalog now available

 

Registration for Spring and Summer programs are now open!  Click here to browse our online catalog. You can also register online as well!

Prefer a hard copy of our catalog?
Catalogs are now available at the River's Edge and at other Parks and Recreation facilities like Vander Veer, Junior Theater and our golf courses.

There are programs for all interests and all ages. Take a look at what we offer:

  • Adaptive & Inclusive Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Aquatics (Swim Lessons & Sailing)
  • Summer Camps
  • Nature and Garden
  • Junior Theatre
  • School of Dance
  • Seniors
  • Ice Sports
  • Youth & Adult Sports
  • Wellness Programs

 
Shriners Media Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carl Van Keuren   
Friday, 28 March 2014 10:34
A short reminder that the KAABA Shrine Fraternity will be observing the Media Day on Tuesday, April 1, time 11:00 to 1:00.
Media Day is when the football players and cheerleaders who have been chosen to play in the North/South football game to be held in Cedar Falls on July 26th in the UNI dome, are recognized for their achievements.
The Representative of your company will be recognized during the lunch as supporting and publicizing this event in their lives, and would be most welcome to have your representative have lunch on us and get to know these fine ladies and gentlemen.

 
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