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Iowa counties and taxpayers see over $127 million in state funding for property tax relief

Data shows each county’s funding from the state for 2013 assessment year

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released data from the Iowa Department of Revenue that shows Iowa counties are receiving over $78.33 million in state backfill funding and taxpayers ar...

Spreading the ‘Good News’ of Sound Financial Planning

Money Management Has Common Cause with
Theological Guidance, Says Money Minister

These days, if you want the kind of prosperity, peace and hope in your life for which the Bible is a guide, you need sound financial advice, says “Money Minister” C. Ernie Nivens, ( www.nivenswealth.com ), author of...

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Iowa IT Degree Completions Show Slight Decline from Previous High

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - AIM issued a report today that says Iowa's total postsecondary information technology (IT) degrees and certificates awarded was 2,333 for the 2012-2013 academic year. The total is 7% lower than the previous year. "After four years of steady growth, 2013 saw an overall decrease ...

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND THE SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00-7:00 p.m.
A conversation just for parents! Join us and a panel of teachers, parents, and school administrators from school districts throughout the Quad Cities to discuss the importance of communication.
This discussion is open to the community. There is no registration...

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Workers find suspected unexploded ordnance at Rock Island Arsenal

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - (Sept. 22, 2014) The Rock Island Arsenal Police Department responded to a report of suspected unexploded ordnance that was discovered at 11 a.m. by construction crews during contracted work on the installation this morning.

The police response included the closure of Eas...

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Designate Next Round of Promise Zones

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce a competition to des...

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Author Patricia Murphy reveals first book of Treat Series

'Dutch Treat' to follow Sullivan heroine's exhilarating adventures in thriller-filled debut

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – Author Patricia Murphy makes debut into the world of mystery fiction with a thrilling treat. She starts off with the first book of her Treat series, "Dutch Treat"( published by Xlibris ),...

New book gives readers in depth look on faith and salvation

Author Scott Chally chronicles visions in ‘DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?’

NORTHEAST, IOWA– In “DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” ( published by Xlibris ) Author Scott Chally writes down how he experienced visions and portents that warned him of the coming end and how throu...

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Knock Out Hunger campaign is River Bend Foodbank’s largest corporate sponsorship to date

Modern Woodmen sets the tone for corporate involvement, feeds thousands

Modern Woodmen of America’s four-month long campaign to support River Bend Foodbank is the food distribution center’s largest corporate volunteer campaign to date. River Bend Foodbank made the announcement after the completi...

Modern Woodmen raises $15,609.49 for River Bend Foodbank

On Saturday, Sept. 20, more than 300 runners and walkers participated in Modern Woodmen of America’s Race to Knock Out Hunger, a 5K charity run/walk to support River Bend Foodbank. In a pre-race ceremony, Modern Woodmen presented River Bend Foodbank with a check for $15,609.49. The donation i...

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Attend the World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event on Saturday, October 4th, 2014!

Attend the World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event on Saturday, October 4th, 2014!

MOLINE, ILLINOIS, September 22, 2014: Brighten your day with solar! View renewable energy systems in action. The Illinois Solar Tour is a FREE self-guided, statewide open house that demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, and geothermal to become energy independent.

This...

USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

Funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independence and advance the use of renewable fuels

BUNN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency pr...

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SEPTEMBER PASSPORT EXTENDED HOURS & PHOTO SPECIAL

As a courtesy to our customers, the Scott County Recorder’s Office will have extended passport hours and a discount on passport photos.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:30-7 pm.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9 am-1 pm.

*Photo Discount $5 each (Reg. $8)

www.scottcountyiowa.com/recorder

Heart of America Group Announces the Opening of The J Bar and Holiday Inn & Suites at Elmore Marketplace

DAVENPORT, IOWA- Heart of America Group headquartered in Moline, IL announced the opening of The J Bar on Monday, September 8, 2014 followed by the Holiday Inn & Suites which opened on Tuesday. The duo completed Phase I of the Elmore Marketplace project at 4215 Elmore Avenue in Davenport, Iowa.

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The Salvation Army Announces 1st Annual SHREDDING EVENT

Protect your personal information and

help homeless families at the same time!

Davenport, IA: All of the Quad Cities community is invited to attend The Salvation Army’s Shredding Event in downtown Davenport on Friday. A Cintas shredding truck will be on-site, and for a small $10 donation, you can ...

Thurs: 25th Sept. Oral History: " Life on the Mississippi: The New Millennium" I.S.E.

Reading from the Oral History compilation manuscript : " Life on The Mississippi: The New Millennium"

This manuscript, recording the oral history of our area,  written in archival ink and longhand, is maintained at the Independent Scholars Evenings for entries and occasional readings.

Entries a...

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The Church Basement Ladies in: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement Opens October 9 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage

Amana- The Church Basement Ladies in: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement, opens October 9 and runs through November 9 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 pm and on Fridays and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.

Those lovable Church Basement Ladies are...

Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico celebrate 30 years!

Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico would like to invite you to their 30th Anniversary Celebration  November 29, 2014 at the Camden Center located at 2701 1st Street in East Milan, Illinois.  Doors open at 6:00 PM with Dinner starting at 7:00 PM.

Entertainment will be provided by Mariachi Real Gu...

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Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on First Veterans Home in Chicago

New Facility Will Care for 200 of the Nation’s Heroes

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today broke ground on the $70.5 million Illinois Veterans Home at Chicago. The 200-bed facility will be the fifth veterans’ home in the state and the first in Chicago. Today’s action is part of Governor Qui...

Loebsack Welcomes Quad Cities Honor Flight to Washington

Veterans from WWII and Korean Wars view monuments built in their honor

Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – Congressman Dave Loebsack today welcomed the Quad Cities Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Loebsack presented the members of the ...

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Davenport Police Officers involved in shooting

On September 22, 2014 at approximately 7:15 PM the Davenport Police Department was dispatched to 2814 Fair Ave, Davenport, reference to an individual waiving guns around, threatening to harm himself. The caller was inside the residence, out of harm’s way, and said the individual was alone i...

Angie DeHamer wins Hometown Hero Award for service to Viager family

Modern Woodmen will present the award at the Race to Knock Out Hunger

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Angie DeHamer, Sherrard, Ill., received Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero Award. DeHamer was recognized for countless hours of service to the community. The recognition took place in a pre-race ...

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Loebsack, Blumenauer Introduce Bill to Bring Stability, Certainty to Clean Energy Industry

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), along with 16 other members of Congress, introduced H.R. 5559, the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014 . The bill would extend critical incentives to provide market certainty and to strengthen inv...

Governor Quinn Proclaims “Sister Rivers and Lakes Week”

New Thompson Center Exhibit to Honor Illinois’ Relationship with

World Waterways

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today proclaimed September 7-13, 2014 as “Illinois Sister Rivers and Lakes Week” to celebrate the importance of the Illinois River and Lake Michigan, and address the shared challenges...

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NADeFA Assists Research on Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa

CANTON, Ohio — Leading the cervid industry for more than 30 years, the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) assisted recent efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand scientific research on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that could lead to a new disease prevention stra...

NAMI RECEIVES GRANTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH

Free NAMI Basics Class Supports Parents of Children living with Mental Illness

DAVENPORT, Iowa (September 19, 2014) – Local civic groups and foundations have provided grants to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate.  Iowa 80 Group Go Iowa Fund, Davenport ...

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QCWE announces Fall Concert and Masterclass featuring Kurt Dupuis

The Quad City Wind Ensemble (QCWE) and season sponsor Edward Jones announce a free fall concert featuring Master Gunnery Sergeant Kurt Dupuis, “The President’s Own” Marine Band principal trumpeter.  The concert will be Sunday, October 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Cent...

100 Years of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the Past, Looking Forward to the Future

IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) in the Quad Cities area. Over the past century, the QCSO has presented masterpieces both old and new for the enjoyment of music lovers in ...

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Everytown Endorsements

We just announced our Everytown endorsements, and I wanted to make sure you saw the news.

Click here to see our list of Gun Sense Champions -- and share the exciting news with your friends and family.

As election season begins, we're making sure to stand by the candidates who'll stand up for common-se...

HRC Endorsements in Iowa!


With less than two months remaining before Election Day, the Human Rights Campaign is announcing our endorsement of a slate of federal candidates in Iowa. These individuals have a strong record of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and we’re pleased to endorse the...
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What A Year! Thank You River Bandit Fans!

Dear Friends,

What a year!

When we first bought this team, we set out to change the culture around the ballpark and return this team back to its rightful owners - you, the greatest fans in the country.

Since then, we have steadily increased both attendance and corporate participation, and moved sign...

BRETT PHILLIPS NAMED ASTROS MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Former River Bandit Josh Hader wins organizational Pitcher of the Year
DAVENPORT, Iowa (September 17, 2014) – Brett Phillips, who played 103 games as an outfielder this season for the Quad Cities River Bandits, has been named the Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year, the major league c...
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A Toast to Our 2nd Favorite Adult Beverage

Wine Aficionado Shares Tips for a Full-Bodied Experience

Slide over, sweaty mug of brutish beer; wine has stepped up its game!

In the past two decades, zins, cabs and chardonnays have soared in popularity among imbibing Americans. The preference of just one in four in 1992, its now the alcoholic b...

CITISPOON OFFERS DINERS AND RESTAURANTS PREPAID RESERVATION

HELPS DINERS SECURE A TABLE AT A RESTAURANT ELIMINATING WAIT TIMES AND HELPING RESTAURANTS INCREASE REVENUE AND ELIMINATE NO-SHOW DINERS.

DAVENPORT– (September 9, 2014) – Citispoon Inc., a Davenport based mobile app solutions company for restaurateurs and diners, announced today the beta launch o...

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RIVERMONT STUDENTS CREATE COLLABORTIVE ARTWORK FOR THE BETTENDORF FIRE DEPARTMENT

In recognition of community helpers, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students worked together to create a work of art as a gift to our local fire department. As students explored the important roles of firefighters in communities, they created works of art that focused on fire trucks, the John J. Harvey...

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Secretary Vilsack Reappoints Members to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the reappointment of four individuals to serve on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC), a subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Bo...

OBAMA CABINET SECRETARIES VILSACK, CASTRO, AND FOXX TO HOLD PRESS CALL DISCUSSING NEXT ROUND OF PROMISE ZONES

Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvania, and Congressman Gary Peters, Michigan, to Deliver Brief Remarks

 

WASHINGTON – TOMORROW, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Transportat...

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