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Should You Change Investment Strategies

Should You Change Investment Strategies Because of Unrest in Ukraine, Iraq and Israel?
Advisors To The Affluent Offer Tips for People Concerned About World Events

The summer’s headlines grew increasingly shocking:

• Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

• Israel Steps Up ...

Will Your Kids Inherit Your Debt?

Many people finally get around to writing a will in order to safeguard their assets for their heirs. But what if you've got the opposite problem: Your nest egg was decimated by the recession, bad investments or simply living longer than expected and now you've got a mountain of bills you can't ...

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AP EXAMS HONOR SEVEN RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE STUDENTS

The results of the May 2014 AP Exams honor the following seven Rivermont Collegiate students for high scores on the Advanced Placement Exams.
AP Scholars with Distinction: Shravya Pothula
AP Scholars with Honor: Summer Lawrence, Victoria Mbakwe, Amanda McVey, and Michal Porubcin
AP Scholars: Ryan How...

Simon welcomes Class of 2025 back to Carbondale Middle School

Speaks about education reform initiatives

Welcoming the Class of 2025 back to school, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon highlighted a new leadership program aimed at keeping Carbondale Middle School students on track to graduate.

Simon joined Principal Marilynn Ross to tout the first CMS Leadership Acad...

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Food Bank Competition Enters Final Week

Winner Signs Up Most U.S. Food Waste Challenge Partners

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – A friendly competition among the nation's food banks to sign up the most donors in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is drawing to a close, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America will dete...

Bettendorf Hy-Vee Checker Earns Company’s Highest Honor

Mona Moeller Named 2014 Hy-Vee Legendary Customer Service Award Recipient 

BETTENDORF, Iowa (Aug. 22, 2014) — If you visit the Bettendorf Hy-Vee and the express lane has a long line, chances are Mona Moeller is working.

“The best compliment a checker can have is a long line. Mona always has ...

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Friday Is Deadline for Entering McGruder Diversity Awards

THE ROBERT G. MCGRUDER AWARDS FOR DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Enter your nominations for the awards honoring individuals, news organizations or related journalistic organizations or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of Robert G. McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit ...

KWQC-TV6 Press Release

KWQC-TV6, the #1-rated NBC affiliate in the Quad Cities, has announced its programming line-up for the 2014-15 broadcast season.
The 2014-15 broadcast season will see a few changes at KWQC-TV6, most notably, the addition of 6 hours of locally-produced news. Starting August 18th, the station will drop...
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EXELON GENERATION SPONSORS NICK TEDDY 5K

PORT BYRON, IL - PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation is pleased to announce Exelon Generation, of Cordova, IL, as a sponsor of the 2014 “Nick Teddy 5K.” The event will take place on Sept. 13, 2014, beginning at 9:00 AM.! !

The “Nick Teddy 5k” is held in memory of 29-year old Port Byron...

THE WALMART FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO CHURCHES UNITED

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $2,500.00 grant from The Walmart Foundation, in support of the new Sam’s Club location in Moline.

This award supports Winnie’s Place, a shelter serving women (and their children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence.

Churches Uni...

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Iowa's support for renewable fuels confirmed with new poll

Iowa's support for renewable fuels has been officially confirmed: 77 percent of registered voters surveyed said they support expanding the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply.

Sixty-nine percent said a congressional candidate's support for the mandate was an ...

John Deere chooses QC Robotics Team as ONLY US Team to represent US

QUAD CITY ROBOTICS TEAM CHOSEN BY JOHN DEERE AS ONLY USA TEAM TO COMPETE AT THE FLL INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION IN BRAZIL

Rivermont Collegiate's Middle School Robotics team ROFL (Robots on the Floor Laughing) has been chosen to represent the United States at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Inte...

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Scott County Secondary Road Construction Notice

Scott County Asphalt Resurfacing Project on 210th Avenue (Utica Ridge Rd) between 240th Street (Co. F-45) and 300th Street (Co. F-33) starting 8/13/2014 through approximately 8/29/2014. Construction of the asphalt resurfacing project will require single lane closures during the daytime for road patc...

Gov. Branstad, Iowa DOT announce new service for Iowans – Personalized and specialty plate applications now available online

(DES MOINES) - At his news conference this morning, Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino announced a new service which allows vehicle owners purchasing personalized or specialty registration plates to complete the process online. This new online app...

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MODERN WOODMEN PARK TO OPEN FOR SEPT. 1 LABOR DAY RED, WHITE & BOOM FIREWORKS

Free admission to ballpark begins at 4 p.m.; evening includes amusements and a free movie
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (August 25, 2014) – This Labor Day, the Quad Cities community will have the chance to enjoy the Red, White and Boom Fireworks show from Modern Woodmen Park along the Mississippi River on Mon...

A Family Halloween Event SUPERHERO TRAINING DAY

Calling all SUPER KIDDOS! Start your Halloween season with a SUPERHERO TRAINING DAY for ages 6 to 12 years old!

The secret hide out camp is located at St. Alban's Church in Davenport, IA on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1 to 4pm.

This event is a give back to the community project so the cost is abs...

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Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment August 27th

AUGUST 27, 2014

First Floor Board Room

Scott County Administrative Center

600 West Fourth Street

Davenport, IA 52801

4:00 P.M.

AGENDA

1. Call to order

2. Approval of Minutes: July 23, 2014 meeting

3. Public Hearing – Variance – Jay and Jean Semsch (applicants): Request for a front yard variance to allow ...

The reviews are in: 'Art' is a smash hit!

This time, we're just going to let the reviews speak for themselves...

"Hysterical...smart, stylish, satisfying""A tumultuous, thrilling, laugh-out-loud theatrical roller-coaster ride" -Jonathan Turner, The Dispatch-Argus

"A meaningful and utterly entertaining lesson in human relationships" "My p...

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Illinois National Guard News & Notes

Illinois National Guard Adjutant General kicks off 136th National Guard Association Conference

CHICAGO (08/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The 136th National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) General Conference and Exhibition at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago runs Aug. 22 to 2...

65th Troop Command Brigade Command Sergeant Major to retire

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/19/2014)(readMedia)-- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – John C. Cycotte of Trivoli, Illinois, command sergeant major of the Illinois National Guard's 65th Troop Command Brigade will retire the end of August, after more than a quarter of a century in uniformed service to our nation.

"I am v...

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Gov. Quinn signs Bills and Legislation

Governor Quinn Vetoes Uber Bill

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill.” The bill would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing and prevented local governments across Illinois from adopting rules that fit their respectiv...

Additional arrest made in shooting incident

An additional arrest has been made in reference to the shooting of 43 year old Gabriel Almanza of Davenport which took place on July 28, 2014 in the 20,000 block of 210th Street in rural Scott County.

Today, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Scott County Sheriff’s Office Detectives along with Officers of ...

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IOWA WILDLIFE FEDERATION RELEASES TICK REPORT

Climate Change Has Led to Increases in Ticks, Mosquitos & Poison Ivy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, in a statewide conference call with Iowa media the Iowa Wildlife Federation released a report detailing the increases in ticks, mosquitos, fire ants and poison ivy due to climate change.  ...

ADVISORY: IOWA WILDLIFE FEDERATION TO RELEASE TICK REPORT

Climate Change Has Led to Increases in Ticks, Mosquitos & Poison Ivy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Tomorrow in a statewide conference call with Iowa media the Iowa Wildlife Federation will release a report detailing the increases in ticks, mosquitos, fire ants and poison ivy due to climate change. &nbs...
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Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research

Chicago’s North Lawndale Eagles Participate in Ice Bucket Challenge; Governor Proclaims August 20 as “Ice Bucket Challenge Day” in Illinois

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Pat Quinn, creator of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) “Ice Bucket Challenge,” the Nort...

Iowa Court Confirms Prohibition of Dangerous Webcam Abortions

Thomas More Society submitted amicus brief and research in support of protecting women's health

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell has upheld the Iowa Board of Medicine's ban on "webcam" abortions as dangerous to women's heal...
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth

Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and b...

James Taylor And His All-Star Band - November 6th - iWireless Center

Moline, IL. - James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to iWireless Center on November 6 for one intimate and memorable night!

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 5 at 10 am at Ticketmaster; charge by phone at 800-745-3000 .

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people w...

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JACK HATCH TO RELEASE PLANS FOR IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONDAY ADDRESS TO DAVENPORT ROTARY CLUB

DES MOINES – Jack Hatch, candidate for Governor, is expected to release a detailed plan for the future of Iowa's economic development efforts at a noon speech to the Davenport Rotary Club Monday, August 25th.  The event is open to members of the media.   Hatch will hold a news c...

So... About That $34,800...

Congresswoman Bustos promised to give up 10 percent of her salary if elected to Congress. Will she pay up?

If Bustos is not willing to keep her word on a simple campaign promise,  how are voters supposed to trust her on anything?


EAST MOLINE, Ill.—It has been a rough week for Congresswoman Che...
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LINDAUER, DAVIS LEAD COMEBACK OVER KERNELS

Quad Cities briefly postponed a playoff berth for Cedar Rapids, which clinched after Peoria's loss

DAVENPORT, Iowa (August 24, 2014) – Quad Cities shortstop Thomas Lindauer cut into the Cedar Rapids Kernels' 4-0 lead with a three-run home run in the fifth inning Sunday, and third baseman J.D. Davis...

Governor Quinn Statement on Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the Jackie Robinson West Little League team’s final game of the  Little League World Series:

“Jackie Robinson West has made a legendary run and finished runner-up, placing at the second best spot for any little leagu...

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Mori-nu Silken Tofu Declared a Winner at State Fair Soy Salad Dressing Competition

August 22, 2014 – West Des Moines, IA – Fried food was not the only fan favorite at this year’s Iowa State Fair.  Hundreds of people took the time to stop by the Ag Building and sample original Mori-nu Silken Tofu-based salad dressings presented by four professional chefs as part of Th...

News from the Quad Cities Food Hub - Aug 23

The Quad City Food Forest has a chance to win a $7500 Wellmark grant to purchase trees and tree guards for our food forest. Vote for our project from 108 grant submissions. The 10 projects that get the most votes receive $7500 to use toward their project.  VOTE DAILY

We need your help! You are...

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GAHC this weekend - Join us for two great films on Sunday, Aug 24th at the BHS auditorium

12:00 pm- Night Crossing - FREE FAMILY FILM! See this Disney classic based on the true story of two families who escape over the Berlin Wall via a home-made hot air balloon!
PG 1 hr 37 mins
2:30 pm-Good Bye Lenin! - $5 Movie!
This critically acclaimed G...

Changes are Coming to “For Tots” Program

The Muscatine Art Center is kicking off the school year with some changes to its “For Tots” program. In August, a group of parents and caregivers met with Art Center staff to discuss ways to strengthen the program which targets children ages 2 to 5. High on the list were offering different times...

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Braley Continues Fight for RFS During Final Step of Process

As Obama Administration reviews final EPA proposal, Congressman continues his advocacy to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard

Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of a final review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by the Obama Administration, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) continued his push to suppor...

Banners Awarded in Iowa State Fair Sheep Show

DES MOINES, IA (08/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Amthauer Club Lambs of Beaman was awarded the Champion Ram banner at the Wether Sire/Dam Sheep show judged Friday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Mark Hindman of Albia captured the Reserve Champion Ram banner.

Champion Eve honors went to Hobbs Show Lambs of Persia...

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