DES MOINES, IOWA (December 29, 2021) — Citizen complaints and information requests to Iowa’s good-government watchdog increased for the seventh straight year in fiscal year 2021, topping the 6,000 mark for the first time in the office’s history.

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (December 27, 2021) — Columbia College recently announced its Dean's List for the Fall 2021 Semester (August-December, 2021.) To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have completed twelve semester hours in a sixteen-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.

Among those named to the Dean's List is Amanda Harris of Camanche, who attended Online.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 22, 2021) — Do you love sewing and your Library? Then you have the perfect combination for adding to our community quilt project! Love your Library, but don't sew at all? You're still perfect for adding to our quilt! Using books, reading, or community as the theme, create your own one-of-a-kind 10"-quilt block to donate to our project.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (December 21, 2021) — TaxSlayer Center ranks N° 5 in the United States for concert ticket sales for arenas under 12,000 seats and N° 73 overall worldwide in Pollstar Magazine's list of the top 200 arena venues for concert ticket sales in its year-end analysis report for 2021. The TaxSlayer Center sold 40,771 tickets for concerts that grossed $2,360,417 after re-opening in July in a year that was shortened due to the pandemic.

HAMILTON, NEW YORK (December 21, 2021) — McKena Mathews, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022, has earned the spring 2021 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

Mathews is a Sociology major and a graduate of Moline Senior High School, from Moline, Illinois (61265).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 20, 2021) The Gatlin Brothers will perform in the Event Center on Friday, February 18, 2022, 8PM. Tickets are $25, $30, and $40 plus taxes and additional fees (fees are waived when tickets are purchased at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort). Doors open at 7PM for the 8PM show. All ages are welcome. Tickets in the ADA section are for patrons with mobility disabilities and up to three companions.

GREENVILLE, ILLINOIS (December 20, 2021) — Greenville University is pleased to award the Women in Leadership Scholarship to the following area students. This $19,500 scholarship is offered for fall 2022 and is renewable annually.

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME

Milan, IL

Abigyle Gerdes

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2021) — The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) has announced Jelena Babic Barnes will be the next Executive Director.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 20, 2021) — The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (December 20, 2021) — Trey Miller, from Bettendorf, Iowa, was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering's Honors List for the 2021 Fall Quarter. Miller is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Undergraduate students who have earned a GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) for this quarter are on the Honors List.

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