PEORIA, ILLINOIS (June 6, 2019) — It is not often that a baseball team registers a walk-off win in their opponents’ ballpark, but that is exactly what the Quad Cities River Bandits did to the Peoria Chiefs on Thursday night at Dozer Park. Serving as the home-team because the games were moved due to flooding in Davenport, David Hensley snapped a scoreless-tie with an RBI double into the gap in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the River Bandits to a 1-0 victory.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 7, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Fremont County in response to severe weather beginning May 17 and continuing.

The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for Fremont County.

DES MOINES, IA (June 6, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald was pleased to present a check for several thousand dollars from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to the Central Iowa Region American Red Cross on Thursday. "The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is proud to reunite the American Red Cross $12,300 in lost funds," Fitzgerald said. "This past winter and spring, we have seen one disaster after another across Iowa. The American Red Cross has been there to help Iowans along the way.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 6, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds experienced chest-pain earlier today, and out of an abundance of caution went to the emergency-room to seek medical-care. The governor was seen by a physician. Her blood tests, chest x-rays, and electrocardiogram (EKG) test were all normal. She has been released from the hospital and is back working at the Capitol.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 6, 2019) — The Scandinavian countries are dropping into Rock Island on Saturday, June 22, at First Lutheran Church's Folk Arts Festival.

The festival will embody culture from the Scandinavian region and other countries from the food, music, art, and traditions.

WASHINGTON DC (June 6, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Clinton and Scott Counties for open office-hours. Brian Kramer, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Brian Kramer will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Rep Loebsack, or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 6, 2019) — Summer can be a harsh time in the Quad Cities for many in our community. As the temperature and heat-indices rise, many members of our community struggle to stay cool. Christian Care is dedicated to helping those who are less-fortunate by opening its doors as an Emergency Cooling Center when temperatures are 90 degrees and above (including heat index). Those needing assistance are welcome between the hours of 8AM-7PM, seven days a week. 

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 6, 2019) — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood-donors of all types to give now to help prevent a summer blood-shortage. During the summer months, blood-donations often do not keep pace with hospital-demand. That’s why the Red Cross of the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois would like you to join them Wednesday, June 26, 1-6PM, at Purpose Quad Cities, 1800 7th Ave, in Moline.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 6, 2019) — If you've ever wondered how your food makes it to the dinner table, you're in luck. On Friday, August 16, 2019, noon-2PM, you can join Iowa farmers at the Iowa State Fair's dinner table in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion. Five-hundred people — lucky winners — will enjoy sitting around the dinner table with Iowa farmers to ask food-questions like, How do eggs get their color, or, What are organic foods, GMO's, or antibiotics?

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 6, 2019) — On June 8 and 9, NextGen Iowa will be supporting LGBTQIA+ Iowans, registering young voters and recruiting volunteers at Des Moines Pride. NextGen Iowa will be joining thousands of young Iowans to take pride in our power to stand up to bigotry and safeguard our communities.

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