Join the Heroic Pups on an All-New Pirate-Themed Mission 

When They Take the Stage at the TaxSlayer Center January 26-27

The Most Family-Friendly, Action-Packed Motor Sport in the World with Four-wheel Racing, Two-wheel Skills, Donuts and Freestyle Competitions comes to the TaxSlayer Center on April 27 & 28, 2019


Monday, September 17, 2018
12 p.m. 


John Deere Worldwide Headquarters
1 John Deere Place, Moline


John Deere will host their campaign kickoff for United Way.

Eight school districts, the Arconic Foundation, and United Way rallied around the Challenge 5 initiative, encouraging all students to “Strive for Less than 5” absences this school year. 

Today is Challenge 5 Day in local schools, with a challenge to have 100% attendance in all classrooms and in all schools. Last year Challenge 5 Day was held August 30, 2017 and total attendance in Quad Cities schools was 96.1%. Attendance results will be reported later today.

One of America’s most unique city parks will now host the third annual Quad Cities Renaissance Faire on September 29-30th (11am to 6pm). This regional event will be established at Credit Island Park, a living history site in itself, after running at two locations on the Illinois side of the river. 

Children enjoying the sights and sounds of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train’s return to the Davenport riverfront in December and homeless children sheltered at Winnie’s Place will have a little something extra in their goodie bags this year, thanks to a generous $200 gift by the Junior Donations Committee of SSAB of Iowa, Inc.

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts this contribution from our corporate partner in Muscatine.

One thing I’ll never understand is why some public officials insist that everything is OK when there is evidence to the contrary. Where is the wisdom in denying obvious truths?

Unfortunately, that’s exactly where we find ourselves with Iowa’s Medicaid Managed Care program. It’s time to face the truth and take corrective action. 

Local volunteers with Animal Advocates QC are recognizing National Puppy Mill Awareness Month by hosting a free viewing of the documentary DOG BY DOG followed by discussion on the nation’s puppy mill issue.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. The discussion following the film will be led by Mindi Callison, founder and executive director of Bailing Out Benji, based in Ames, Iowa.