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Proposed FLSA Regulations Q & A Session

MRA – The Management Association will be holding a Q&A Session for MRA members only on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 regarding the proposed Fair Standards Labor Act (FLSA) at the MRA Iowa/Western Illinois Division office located at 3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite 100 in Moline, Illinois from 8...

Duck Creek Family Dental to Host Ribbon Cutting Open House

Bettendorf, IA. – To celebrate the opening of their brand new dental office, Tiffanie Smith, DDS, and team at Duck Creek Family Dental will be hosting a ribbon cutting open house on Thursday, August 13th.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 am at the Duck Creek Family Dental Office, loc...

Local students named to University of Iowa Dean's List

IOWA CITY, IA (07/24/2015)(readMedia)-- Students from your area have been named to the Dean's List for the 2015 spring semester. Those students are:

Jenna Adams of Bettendorf (52722)

Elizabeth Ann Berger of Bettendorf (52722)

Emily Braught of Bettendorf (52722)

Anna Cardamon of Bettendorf (52722)


Monica Rilea graduates from BSC in Fall 2014

BISMARCK, ND (07/24/2015)(readMedia)-- Monica Rilea, of Bismarck, ND, graduated from Bismarck State College with a A.A. and an A.S. in Liberal Arts in Fall 2014. Fall 2014 graduates were eligible to walk in the college's 75th commencement ceremony on May 15, 2015.

Bismarck State College, an innova...


Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26, 2015 -  Today marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This milestone law prohibits discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, and grants overdue rights and opportunities to people who historically had been trea...

Smiddy Cautions Safety During Summer Heat; Urges Use of Cooling Centers for Those in Need

PORT BYRON, Ill. – As temperatures continue to climb through the month of July, state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, is urging residents to stay safe during the summer heat, and highlighting local resources to avoid health problems.

“Extreme temperatures can pose a serious threat for those wi...


New memoir demonstrates God power in author’s life

‘In the Arms of God’ shares true stories from author’s experiences with God


BELLA VISTA, Ark. – Author Ira E. "Ed" Delk believes that whenever he has needed help, God has intervened in his life and been a constant presence. In his new memoir, “In the Arms of God: A Testimonial” ( publi...

Award-winning writer recalls his rural Iowa beginnings

New book offers rich glimpses into farm life in 1950s, 1960s

TEMPE, Ariz. – Lawn Griffiths has released a collection of true stories and essays titled “Batting Rocks Over the Barn: An Iowa Farm Boy’s Odyssey” ( published by Xlibris ). The award-winning writer’s latest book follows his incr...


American Heart Association Announces 2015 Quad Cities Go Red For Women Chair

Davenport, July 20, 2015 – Women across Iowa and Illinois are joining together in the fight for their lives. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women, and Karen Dahlstrom, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at August...


PORT BYRON, IL - 4Another is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research through various types of activity based tours. The Nick Teddy Foundation and the Quad City Sole Sisters are pleased to assist 4Another as the team stops in the QCA...


Kids & Volunteers Needed - July 27-31 Engineering Kids Camp, Putnam Museum

Please share the below information with students, parents, and anyone interested in attending or volunteering.

There is still time for kids(Incoming 2nd-8th graders) and/or to volunteer to attend a one day, Engineering Kids Camp. Camps will be held July 27-31 at the Putnam Museum supported by Iowa Sta...

USDA Announces $349 Million in Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects including $17 Million in Smart Grid Technology

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $349 million in funding for 15 rural electric infrastructure projects to build or improve more than 1,844 miles of transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 13 states.

"Eighty year...


Scott County Secondary Road Closure Notice

Road Involved: 260th Avenue will be closed between F33 (Bluff Road) and 290th Street


Date Closed: Monday, July 27, 2015

Description of Closure: Road will be closed for a bridge replacement over Lost Creek.  The road may be closed for 55 working days.

Branstad, Reynolds invite Iowans to go “Back to Summer” in August with special travel deals from Iowa Tourism

(DES MOINES) — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are encouraging Iowa families to travel the state this year. Branstad and Reynolds today announced that the Iowa Tourism Office has teamed up with nearly 70 travel destinations around the state to offer money-saving deals, many of w...


LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Friday Announcements - 07/24/2015

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Friday Announcements - 07/24/2015 ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 07/24/2015



Hope Golick – Keller Williams Realtor 1225 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA. 52803. Licensed in Iowa and Illinois.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 563-357-6145


Vino Fun Found Here

Creekside Vineyards 2015 Awards
MidAmerican Wine Competition Medal Winners
2013 Blushing Bonnie, Moonbeam, Front Porch, & Blossom
Click HERE to learn more!
HyVee Wine Tastings Today from 4-6pm!
Stop by for a tasting July 24th, meet our newest staff members, &
take home some vino for your Friday Ni...

‘Big Fish’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ at TLP

MOUNT CARROLL, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse presents the acclaimed new musical adaptation of Big Fish July 30th through August 9th. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the beloved Tim Burton film adaptation, Big Fish brings the life and tall-tales of Edward Bloom to the stage with the kind of i...

Still Time to Sign up for Pinterest Craft on Thursday at Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library

Rock Island, IL: If you've pinned craft ideas on the Pinterest social media site, you can try out one of the crafts yourself at a Pinterest Night next week at Rock Island Library.

Participants can make customized photo coasters at 7:00 pm on July 30 at the Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th ...


Gov. Branstad takes action to further strengthen security at National Guard facilities

Action comes after Branstad briefs Iowa Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C., and urges federal action to protect servicemen and women at facilities outside of the National Guard’s purview

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, as the commander-in-chief of the Iowa Nationa...

REPORT: The Vets Group That Fights Against Veterans

Bridge Project and have teamed up to expose the political agenda of Concerned Veterans of America in a new report titled,  "The Vets Group That Fights Against Veterans." CVA promotes extreme right-wing policies that stand in opposition to nearly every other vete...


Governor Takes Bill Action 7/26/2016

All bills signed improve the lives of Illinoisans with disabilities


SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed five bills to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Bill No.: HB 235

An Act Concerning Insurance

Action: Signed

Effective: January 1, 2016


Bill No.: ...

Branstad selected by fellow governors to serve on the Executive Committee, Economic Development and Commerce Committee

(WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va.) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today was named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee after being selected by his fellow governors at the NGA Annual Meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In this NGA leadership role, Branstad wi...


Living Lands & Waters Annual Barge Party is Underway

Rock Island, IL/August, 2015 - Living Lands & Waters’ (LL&W) 2015 Barge Party is coming up Thursday, August 7th from 5:30pm-9:00pm!  This event serves as a thank you to sponsors and supporters for their continuous dedication to helping LL&W thrive.  The night’s festivities ...

New Garden How-To Videos on YouTube

Our YouTube channel is full of videos that showcase the personality of our plants. Some even go more in depth and provide helpful tips on how to plant our roses. We recently uploaded 12 new videos that range from step-by-step how-to’s to simply presenting some of our favorites plants for the g...


Senate vote on repealing Obamacare

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the following comment on the Senate’s vote that came short of a procedural step on a vote to repeal the President’s health care law.  Grassley voted in favor of the procedural step toward repealing the law.

“Obamacare has led to far too many peopl...

Join Us at the State Fair and Help Us End Alzheimer's!

I am excited to announce that the Alzheimer's Association will have a booth in the (air-conditioned) Varied Industries Building at this year's Iowa State Fair!  We will be using the booth to spread awareness of Alzheimer's and everything the Alzheimer's Association does throughout our state...

The Ex-Bombers to bring femme fatale pop music to RIBCO

ROCK ISLAND – Seedy beatnik pop duo The Ex-Bombers will demonstrate the possibilities of maximum minimalism at Rock Island Brewing Company at 1812 2nd Ave. in Rock Island on August 7 in support of their latest vinyl-only LP on Cavetone Records, “Five Star Night.”

Since 2010, the pair have relea...

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for 2015-16 Season

Auditions Include Strings, Woodwinds and Brass

Mark Russell Smith, Music Director and Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO), has announced auditions for the 2015-16 season. Audition application deadline is Monday, August 3, 2015.

Audition date for the following open positions is...



NEW YORK, NY -- Earlier today, former Gov. O’Malley (D-MD) released his immigration platform. The DREAM Action Coalition released the following statement:
Unlike other candidates of both parties, Governor O'Malley's immigration platform is bold and has concrete details, particularly that he will co...

Illinois Democratic Party Adopts 2016 Delegate Selection Plan

SPRINGFIELD: The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Illinois unanimously adopted a new delegate selection plan in advance of the 2016 Presidential election cycle.

“This plan puts Illinois Democrats in full compliance with the Democratic National Committee requirements,” said Chairman...

Weekend Results from the River Bandits


Quad Cities earns its 27th comeback win of the season in series rubber match

BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 26, 2015) – In his first start since July 2, Brock Dykxhoorn threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out three, and a three-run top of the...


Quad Cities loses rubber match at Kane County in its quickest nine-inning road game in seven years

GENEVA, Ill. (July 23, 2015) – The Kane County Cougars broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, drawing three walks before a two-out, bases-loaded popup by shortstop Ryan Gebhardt went off ...


Blue Ribbon Foundation Breaks Corndog Kickoff Fundraising Record for 5th Consecutive Year

DES MOINES, IA (07/15/2015)(readMedia)-- Iowa State Fair fans celebrated "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Saturday, July 11th at the Blue Ribbon Foundation's 19th annual Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Fair Food Grazing Party. For the 5th consecutive year, the Corndog Kickoff has broken...

Redband Coffee will be open on the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day

Our Downtown Davenport store will be open from 0630AM-0200PM.

Fresh roasted coffee, espresso, New Orleans style ice coffee, scones and fried egg sandwiches while you enjoy your holiday.

The Hilltop store will be closed on the 4th:


Upcoming Bix Events - German American Heritage Center

With the Bix 7 race coming up this Saturday we have some exciting events here at the German American Heritage Center to keep the fun going through the week!

Agatha Beiderbecke: Remembering Bickie

Wendy Hammon will perform a historical reenactment of Bix's mom Agatha at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 26th.


New Classes Being Offered!

These are the new classes being offered at Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio!
Oil Painting 1 & 2 (Adult & H.S.)
Saturdays, August 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to see, draw, and understand value and edges. Study color by understanding the importance color charts. Grasp the value of com...

Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Ricketts hold last chance rally for rural America to support the RFS

Midwest leaders including Nebraska Governor, Iowa Lieutenant Governor, Nebraska Farm Bureau and Novozymes encourage rural community to make their voice heard in support of biofuels before July 27 EPA comment deadline.

(BLAIR, Neb.) – Today Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Lieutenant Go...

ISU Scott County Extension office Calendar August 2015

August 7, 2015    Pesticide Applicator Testing, Scott County Extension Office, 10 am-2pm

August 19, 2015    Pollinators and Growing Herbs, Scott County Extension Office, 7-9 pm

August 25, 2015    Extension Council Meeting, Scoot County Extension Office, 7 p...