DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — A panel discussion in connection with the traveling exhibit “Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools” will be held at 6:30PM, Friday, March 10, 2023, in Room 264, Peter and Susan Smith Welcome Center on the University of Dubuque campus. The exhibit will be open at 6PM for people to view the exhibit ahead of the panel discussion.

The panel discussion and exhibit are free and open to the public.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins wants voters in local school districts to be aware of Special Elections on March 7. “Voters in Davenport, Bettendorf, Durant and Calamus-Wheatland School Districts have public measures on the ballot,” said Tompkins. Voting Centers will be open on March 7, 7AM-8PM.

Bettendorf Vote Centers:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — Join us on Monday, March 13, 6PM, at Fairmount or virtually via Zoom to learn tips to soothe the travel hiccups of any family, especially those on the autism spectrum or with mood/attention disorders. This program is presented by Dawn M Barclay, an award-winning author who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry.

Registration is required. This program is recommended for adults.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (March 6, 2023) — Ross Donnan started his Monmouth College baseball career in style, as his first hit as a Fighting Scot was a home run.

Donnan is hoping to make a similar splash in an entirely different endeavor this spring, as he'll be a contestant on the NBC singing contest, The Voice.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — At approximately 0841 hours, Scott Emergency Communications Center (SECC) received a report of an accident with injuries at 110th Ave and 130th St. The intersection is located in western Scott County. Reports indicated the accident was between and school bus and a semi.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — State Auditor Rob Sand announced today that he will vote against tax-payer funds being used to pay half of a discrimination lawsuit against the University of Iowa Athletic Department during Director Gary Barta’s tenure, unless Barta is no longer employed by the Department. If approved by the State Appeal Board, the settlement would cost Iowa tax-payers $2 million dollars.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 3, 2023) — Endre Rice, former jazz director at Augustana, will share the stage March 10 with the Augustana Jazz Ensemble. The performance is free; tickets are not required.

Under the direction of assistant professor Dr Joel Linscheid, the ensemble will perform music recorded and made famous by the Count Basie Orchestra. A few 2020 graduates, whose winter jazz concert was canceled due to the pandemic, also may perform with the ensemble.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (March 3, 2023) — Monmouth's 2022-23 Maple Leaf Community Concert Series will continue March 7 with a celebration of the biggest hits by some of the greatest divas in music history.

The group Divas3 will take the stage at 7PM in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College's Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Tickets, both individual and memberships, are available at the Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — Join us at Eastern for a three-week series of programs beginning Saturday, March 11, 3PM. Our guide Daniel Christian will lead you on a journey to explore the works and world of Dante Alighieri — and learn more about yourself in the process. Each week we will focus on one of the three parts of the “Divine Comedy”: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Participants are welcome to join in for any portion of the series.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.

The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: 

Accountancy Examining Board

Frank Miller, Polk

Agricultural Development Board

John Fredrickson, Weber

Alcoholic Beverages Commission

Andrea Chase, Dallas

Architectural Examining Board