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LeClaire Couple Pours Grief Into Powerful Advocacy for Music, Mentorship and Suicide Prevention

October 23rd, 2021
LeClaire Couple Pours Grief Into Powerful Advocacy for Music, Mentorship and Suicide Prevention

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Music certainly can change lives, but unfortunately it couldn’t save the life of Pierce Cordle. The intelligent, driven, happy 22-year-old guy – who played trumpet since 5th grade – was working a job he loved, in a Peoria hospital emergency room, and was planning to go to med school to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. But seemingly out of nowhere on Dec. 8, 2016,... Read More

Rock Island High School Student Council Holding Student Hunger Drive TONIGHT

October 22nd, 2021
Rock Island High School Student Council Holding Student Hunger Drive TONIGHT

The Rock Island High School Student Council is holding a student hunger drive to raise food for the hungry TONIGHT at the Rock Island vs. Quincy game at Rock Island Stadium at 6 p.m. The council will be collecting canned goods. People can get into the game for free with three canned goods (for children/students), and five canned goods (for adults). Help fill the truck with food for a great cause and watch a fun football game TONIGHT!  Read More

Bettendorf Rotary Helping The Homeless With Acre Of Warmth Project

October 12th, 2021
Bettendorf Rotary Helping The Homeless With Acre Of Warmth Project

The Bettendorf Rotary is determined to make sure every homeless person in the Quad Cities has a blanket this winter. According to the nonprofit shelters in our area, blankets are the number one requested item. The Acre of Warmth project will run through the month of October. Bettendorf Rotarians are asking for gently used and clean or new blankets to be donated. The size that is most requested is twin but all sizes are welcome. The goal is to have 800 blankets donated which is enough to cover the size of a football field, approximately an acre. “We have had a great start with blanket donations,”... Read More

Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

October 11th, 2021
Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

It’s the haunting month in the Quad-Cities, but there’s plenty of non-frightening, fun stuff going on in the area! And every month we scare up plenty of positive news in the Q-Cs. There are always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going on here in our community. So, what’s the good news... Read More

Rock Island’s Denkmann Principal and Staff Shave their Heads for Student Battling Cancer

September 30th, 2021
Rock Island's Denkmann Principal and Staff Shave their Heads for Student Battling Cancer

Sixth-grade student Jose Lopez was diagnosed this past spring with Leukemia after Denkmann’s school nurse, Ms. Zimanek noticed an issue with one of his eyes. The school nurse contacted Jose’s mother and got him into an eye doctor that day. Jose is currently in Peoria receiving treatment. Principal Versluis asked students and staff to bring any spare change they had and if the school was able to raise 2,021 dollars by the end of this month he would get a mohawk. Staff added more incentives to raise money and said whichever staff member collected the largest amount of money would shave their... Read More

Iowa Governor Declares September as HAVlife Preventing Lost Potential Month

September 14th, 2021
Iowa Governor Declares September as HAVlife Preventing Lost Potential Month

As of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, the month of September has been declared the HAVlife™ Preventing Lost Potential™ Month in Iowa, this year and every year. Governor Kim Reynolds made this action official with the signing of an official proclamation in a private ceremony in her office in Des Moines, IA. The signing was attended by HAVlife™ representatives Mike Vondran, Founder; Kimberly Guy, Foundation President; Baron Vondran, Quad Cities Board Member; Brenda Vondran; Dave Parochetti, Quad Cities Board Member; and Kathleen Vondran, Tri-States Board Vice Chair. According to the proclamation,... Read More

Need Some Positive News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

September 13th, 2021
Need Some Positive News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

Fall is falling into the Quad-Cities! The weather is getting crisper, the sweaters are coming out, the pumpkin spice is beginning to invade! And there’s plenty of positive news dropping like so many golden, orange and rust leaves. There’s always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going... Read More

Rock Island School District Staff Hope to Inspire Students Through “T-shirt Tuesdays”

September 7th, 2021
Rock Island School District Staff Hope to Inspire Students Through "T-shirt Tuesdays"

“Be Kind.” “You are Enough.” “We are in this together,” are just some of the many positive messages you’ll see at Rock Island High School. The idea came from Rock Island High School teacher Kelly Young. Mrs. Young was starting to accumulate several inspirational t-shirts. So she decided to start wearing them once a week at work, every Tuesday. “The idea is to wear shirts with inspirational or supportive text to show students we care,” said Mrs. Young. After she started getting students complimenting and noticing her shirts she thought why not... Read More

Aurora Beard Shines Bright As An Inspiration To Quad-Cities

August 27th, 2021
Aurora Beard Shines Bright As An Inspiration To Quad-Cities

Aurora Beard was named for the Disney princess Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty story. It fits. She is a beauty. There is another meaning for the name Aurora, which also fits. Aurora Beard is a natural light display, in spite of her physical challenges. Aurora is an active 5-year-old who wheels herself around, plays Challenger League baseball and is gaining independence with the therapies available from Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Therapy (GOPEDS). Aurora was born at 7 pounds, a healthy weight, but soon it became apparent she was not developing on schedule and was not growing as expected. “From... Read More

Davenport Schools Students Can Eat for Free in Coming School Year

August 4th, 2021
Davenport Schools Students Can Eat for Free in Coming School Year

All Davenport Community School District (DCSD) students will get free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-2022 school year, as part of the Seamless Summer Option funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow all students to eat for free every day, regardless of income. Students and their families who would like to qualify for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) or other income-based benefits must still apply through the school district on the Free and Reduced Meal Application to be eligible for the funding. This application must be completed annually.   Students... Read More