NASHVILLE, TN (05/10/2018)-- Adrian Connolly of Rock Island, IL (61201) qualified for the Spring 2018 Dean's List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags on the Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, in observance of the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony. Flags at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial, located at the Oran Pape State Office Building, will be flown at half-staff the week of May 13-19, 2018, in honor of National Police Week.

I have a couple of items from Public Works.  The first notice is regarding Locust Street and the second is a flood update.  In terms of the flood, I would encourage you to remind your audiences to avoid contact with the floodwaters. When we were out and about today, we noticed individuals wading through the water at the Marquette Street boat ramp.  As you know, wading through flood waters is dangerous and dirty.  We highly recommend against it.

A: Recently Barbara and I attended our granddaughter’s graduation from the University of Northern Iowa, our alma mater. Iowa is home to many outstanding colleges that provide higher education and technical training to the next generation. Preparing students to join the workforce, from the trades, to STEM and other academic pursuits, starts early in the classroom.


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To accompany our newest exhibit "Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany" we will be sharing German recipes for #FoodieFriday on our social media pages. Do you have a favorite German recipe that you'd like to share? Email the recipe to to be included in our #FoodieFriday posts! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to 


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BATON ROUGE, LA (05/09/2018)-- The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Julia Field of Bettendorf (52722) was initiated at Elon University.

Erin Mercer of Bettendorf (52722) was initiated at Missouri State University.

Davenport, Iowa – Quad Cities River Bandits infielder Jonathan Arauz and pitcher Patrick Sandoval have been named the Midwest League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 30-May 6.

WHAT: Karmageddon, paintings and mixed media works by David Balluff & News Anchors with NABISCO, paintings by Greg Dickinson

WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: May 11th through June 22nd, 2018

RECEPTION: Friday, May 11th, 7-9 pm


CMS approves 1115 waiver for 10 pilot projects, related innovations

CHICAGO (May 7, 2018) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that Illinois has received federal approval to launch a sweeping $2 billion behavioral health initiative designed to deliver better outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders.

SCOTT COUNTY, IA — Tell us how we are doing! The Waste Commission of Scott County and Personal Marketing Research will conduct a follow up survey on recycling in the coming weeks.  400 Residents of Scott County will be contacted by phone to participate in a brief recycling survey. This is a follow up to a recycling survey that was completed in May 2013.