WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (July 1, 2024) — More than 1,500 students graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at spring commencement, held May 11, 2024, at Kachel Fieldhouse in the Williams Center.

The following students from your coverage area earned degrees from UW-Whitewater:

Cordova, Illinois, 61242: Kaitlyn Collins graduated with the following degree: Special Education — BSE

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds has sent a letter to Department of Labor’s Acting Secretary Julie Su in response to Iowa businesses being targeted with excessive fines.

The full letter reads as:

“I am writing on behalf of small businesses across Iowa that are facing excessive fines due to the US Department of Labor’s enforcement of youth labor laws.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — Crawford Brew Works will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate their expansion on Friday, July 12, 2PM. They are located at 3659 Devils Glen Rd (at the intersection of Tanglefoot Ln) in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Please help celebrate the expansion of their new kitchen, which will serve food in the taproom Tuesday through Saturday. Food trucks will remain on-site Sundays and Mondays.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2024) — Augustana College community members are celebrating the second anniversary of President Andrea Talentino’s service to the college. Since joining the college July 1, 2022, President Talentino has spearheaded facility improvements as well as guided the college in long-range planning to ensure the college’s strong future as a nationally ranked liberal arts institution.

WATERLOO, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — The annual Marching Against the Darkness Drill Team Competition takes place at the Young Arena in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday, July 13, 2024. The doors open at 5PM and the competition starts at 6PM. They have thirteen drill teams from seven states competing for $9,000 in cash prizes and trophies.

PELLA, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — Central College received a gold award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Circle of Excellence Awards. The award-winning entry was "Forever Dutch Lager" in the marketing/marketing initiatives for a staff of ten to 25 category.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — As non-profit organizations grow, they need additional support to build their capacity and sustainably expand their impact in the community. The Quad Cities Community Foundation designed Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants for exactly this reason.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2024) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced a settlement with MidAmerican, Mediacom, and CenturyLink over compliance with Iowa’s One Call law.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 28, 2024) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is excited to announce the expansion of services to serve the entire state of Iowa, marking a significant milestone in our mission to support individuals impacted by cancer. This expansion was made possible by a generous grant from the Iowa Cancer Consortium. With Iowa having the second-highest cancer incidence rate in the nation, no-cost support is more crucial than ever before.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 28, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican leaders released the following statements in response to the Iowa Supreme Court ordering the district court to dissolve the injunction on Iowa’s Fetal Heartbeat Law:

Gov Kim Reynolds: