WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2021) — With Spring approaching join Iowa communities in Pick-Up Iowa. The program is part of Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup-the nation's largest community improvement program. It is estimated 20,000 communities participate nationwide.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 7, and Saturday, February 13, was 6,320, an increase of 200 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (02/17/2021) — The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Megan Hultquist of Bettendorf, Iowa, has been named to its Dean's List for Fall 2020.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 18, 2021) — The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2020 Academic Dean's List.

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Bettendorf, IA

Annika Braaten

Zach Elias

QUINCY, IILLINOIS (February 17, 2021) — Quincy University released its Dean's List for the Fall 2020 semester. Honorees must earn a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) to be included in the biannual Dean's List. In total, 361 students received the honor during the Fall 2020 semester. A complete list of honorees is listed below:

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 17, 2021) — Celebrate the vibrancy and resilience of the human spirit as Iowa PBS and Ballet Des Moines conclude their groundbreaking partnership between dance, music and video arts. Acts of Resilience | Spirit premieres on-air and online Friday, March 12, 8:30PM, with an encore presentation on Sunday, March 21, 1PM.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 17, 2021) — Monmouth College faculty member Chris Goble has a lot to say about one of his passions — comic books.

And one of the things Goble says when speaking about that topic is that comic books themselves have a lot to say.

PEORIA, ILLINOIS (February 17, 2021) — Assuming the trend of declining numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and low positivity rates continues on campus and throughout our region and nation, 

ROLLA, MISSOURI (February 17, 2021) — Approximately 800 students received degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology at the close of the fall semester. The graduates were honored during a virtual commencement ceremony, hosted on the university's Facebook page on Saturday, Dec. 19. The virtual ceremony allowed the university to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, which prohibit in-person events with more than 10 participants.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 17, 2021) — Auditor of State Rob Sand today released an audit report on Muscatine County, Iowa.

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