A recent month-long giving campaign initiated by Gordmans through its partnership with DonorsChoose.org provided close to $50,000 in funding for classroom projects across Gordmans’ 59 store markets that participated in the back-to-school campaign. Through Gordmans’ gThanks program, store guests were given the opportunity to make a pin-pad donation at checkout during the back-to-school shopping season.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Sept. 28, 2018)- Tree experts are hoping to guide landowners on how to care for the trees in their woodlands during the upcoming Backyard Forest Conference.

On Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., join Trees Forever, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service for a day of workshops at the Johnson County ISU Extension Office in Iowa City.

The City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting for October 3, 2018 is available at the following link: https://davenport.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingsResponsive.aspx?meetingType=2

A portion of Loud Thunder Road is closed due to the improvements being made on the spillway and dam on Lake George in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve.

The middle portion of Loud Thunder Road will be closed for the duration of construction, expected to be completed mid-December.

WASHINGTON – Today, Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Orrin Hatch of Utah, introduced the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act.

Congress has passed a minibus appropriations bill containing two of the 12 appropriations bills and a continuing resolution until December 7 covering any appropriations bills that have not yet been passed. The minibus now goes to the President for his signature. Last week, the President signed a separate minibus containing three of the 12 bills.

Turtle Island Quartet will be in residence Oct. 1-6 through this year’s Visiting Artist Series from Quad City Arts.

Winners of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island is notable among string quartets for their unique focus on improvising and playing in jazz styles.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Sept. 24, 2018) - Morningside College conferred 29 bachelor's degrees and 121 master's degrees in August.

Enjoy 100 years of rural American music at Scott County Conservation’s 5th annual “Pioneer Village Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest” on Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 from 1-5. Gates open at noon. Admission is $6.00 adults, $3.00 children, under 5 free.