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.

The Moline Foundation announces the hiring of Susan Zelnio as the Program Director, Workforce Development for The Moline Foundation. Her primary responsibility will be to administer the nine-year old regional career exploration program, “Career Cruising Quad Cities.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) announced today that the Davenport Fire Department received a $612,369 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Davenport Fire Department will use these funds to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus units, which are approaching the end of its useful life.

BETTENDORF, IOWA – The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Grants.  This summer, the foundation awarded a total of $17,000 to 31 different organizations and charities throughout the region.  

ISP canine officer died in 2017 construction zone accident

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner joined Illinois State Police (ISP) officers today to dedicate a portion of Interstate 74 in memory of a state trooper who was killed in a car crash in the line of duty.

Trooper Ryan Albin was traveling with his canine partner, Biko, on I-74 westbound near Farmer City on June 28, 2017, when his vehicle collided with a box truck as they entered a construction zone.  

Recent rainfall has resulted in higher river levels, causing the city to activate its flood plan.  The Mississippi River level is currently 12.86ft and predicted to reach 14.9ft on Friday, September 7.  Should the predicted crest remain at or below 14.9ft there will be little inconvenience or impact to the public.

Flood measures being implemented this week based on the current river level projection are:

News from Iowa State Fair

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Young Alphabet Aces Win State Fair Spelling Contests

DES MOINES, IA (08/14/2018) (readMedia)-- Elementary-aged children from across the state squared off in the Youth Spelling Bee, judged Friday, August 10, at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

New data shows more AmeriCorps members come from Davenport than other mid-sized cities 

Davenport, IA —When it comes to enrolling in AmeriCorps, Davenport residents rank fifth among mid-size cities, according to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program and leads the nation’s national service and volunteer programs. 

DES MOINES, IA (08/07/2018) (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced that August is ABLE to Save month for persons with disabilities. Iowa joins the ABLE National Resource Center as well as states around the country to promote ABLE to Save, a month-long informational campaign about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts.

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