Elijah Perry ('26) tends to a chore at the Monmouth College Educational Farm

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 7, 2024) School may be out for the summer, but that doesn't mean questions like the following ever go away. Complete the following sentence: The Monmouth College Educational Farm and Garden is a) a laboratory, b) a classroom; c) a canvas; or d) all of the above.

ADELPHI, MARYLAND (June 7, 2024) — Keith Larue of Moline, Illinois, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2024 term at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earned a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 7, 2024) — Chase Oliver returns to Capital City Pridefest in Des Moines this weekend to kick off his presidential race as the Libertarian nominee for president.

“I am excited to be in the heartland of America to celebrate Capital City Pride in Des Moines, Iowa,” says Oliver, 38. Last year, he became the first third-party presidential candidate to speak at the Iowa Soapbox, and he placed first in Iowa’s first Libertarian presidential primary.

WAVERLY, IOWA (June 7, 2024) — Wartburg College has recognized 466 students who were named the 2024 Winter/May Term Dean's List.

Among those recognized are:

Shelby Channel, of Davenport.

Delaney Coffman, of Eldridge.

Brody Condon, of De Witt.

Ryan Doyle, of Bettendorf.

Lauren Golinghorst, of Eldridge.

Leia Hagerman, of Davenport.

Reagan Hassel, of LeClaire.

Mya Jansen, of Muscatine.

Talbot Kinney, of DeWitt.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 7, 2024) — TDR Carriages LLC will host a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, June 27, 4:30PM, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, located at 2815 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa (enter Gate 5 and look for wagons, carts, carriages, and, of course, the stars of the event, Black and Deckker Percheron Horses).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 7, 2024) — The Board of Trustees of the Putnam Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Diehl Yang as President and CEO following a national search. Yang has over twenty years of leadership experience in innovative non-profit organizations and eighteen years’ experience in executive leadership.

STORM LAKE, IOWA (June 6, 2024) — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 400 students who graduated in Spring 2024. Local students who graduated include:

Max Mashek of Muscatine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in physical education and coaching

Taylor Anderson of Rock Island graduated with a Master of Education in teacher leadership, curriculum, and instruction (effective teaching & instructional leadership track)

SEARCY, ARKANSAS (June 6, 2024) — Kendra Degner of Muscatine, Iowa, is one of more than 700 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates during the Spring 2024 commencement ceremony on May 4, 2024.

Degner received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 6, 2024) — Great River Brewery will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand re-opening on Friday, June 7, 3PM (just ahead of their Grand Opening celebration that begins at 4:00pm). They are located at 332 E 2nd Street in Downtown Davenport, Iowa (corner of Iowa and 2nd Street).

NORMAL, ILLINOIS (June 3, 2024) — Join us for the largest Special Olympics Illinois sporting event of the year, the 2024 Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games, taking place from June 7-9, 2024, in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. This extraordinary event brings together thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and families for a full weekend of celebration, competition, and community.