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Genesis Medical Center, Davenport Awarded Highest Grade For Patient Safety

December 4th, 2021
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport Awarded Highest Grade For Patient Safety

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has received an “A” grade, the top safety grade in the Quad Cities, from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Genesis achievement in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.   The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The... Read More

Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

December 1st, 2021
Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

Black Voices Matter is online fundraising with Creative Coffees through Dec. 10, 2021. Creative Coffees offer an assortment of amazing coffee, two teas, and two instants with guaranteed satisfaction. All products will be shipped directly to you within 48 hours once the order is received and have our own label for our cause. There is free shipping when you order $50.00 or more. Please click on this link which will take you to our fundraising platform. We appreciate your support!  Read More

The Davenport Public Library Welcomes a Social Worker on Staff

December 1st, 2021
The Davenport Public Library Welcomes a Social Worker on Staff

The Davenport Public Library now has a licensed Social Worker available as a resource to our patrons. With this new service, patrons will receive personalized attention and assistance with their social service needs. A few of the ways our Library Social Worker can help you is by making referrals and connecting you to community resources and organizations that can address your specific need. In addition, your Library Social Worker will provide support and advocate on your behalf. Do you need help navigating government benefits, affordable housing, or unemployment?  Or, as a parent, you may be wondering... Read More

Rock Island High School Speech And Debate Team Members Score Big At Bulldog Invitational

November 30th, 2021
Rock Island High School Speech And Debate Team Members Score Big At Bulldog Invitational

Congrats to Favour Noya and Leah Connor of the Rock Island High School Speech and Debate team for their performance this month at the Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational. Favour took home first place honors in the Oral Program event, while Leah finished 5th in Original Oratory. Great job!  Read More

Rock Island / Milan Students Collect Over 22,000 Pounds Of Food For Hunger Drive!

November 29th, 2021
Rock Island / Milan Students Collect Over 22,000 Pounds Of Food For Hunger Drive!

Rock Island / Milan School District 41 students collected 22,815 pounds for the Student Hunger Drive this year! That’s a New record for RIHS/TMLC. That equals to 30.061 meals that will help feed local families! Congrats on a successful campaign and thank you to our students, teachers, administrators, and our community who donated. #ThisHouseRocks  Read More

Ruhl And Ruhl Peanut Butter Drive Helping Local Families

November 29th, 2021
Ruhl And Ruhl Peanut Butter Drive Helping Local Families

Local supermarkets should be on notice for the month of November as Ruhl&Ruhl Agents set out to collect 2,000 jars of peanut butter to donate to local food pantries throughout the region. The motivation behind the Peanut Butter Drive comes from wanting to donate the River Bend Food Bank’s most requested item. Peanut Butter is an ideal donation item because of the spread’s high protein content, long shelf life and ease of distribution. “Many thanks to Ruhl&Ruhl for their initiative, generosity, and enthusiasm in helping others,” said Mike Miller, President & CEO of River Bend... Read More

Western Illinois University Counseling Center Receives Reaccreditation

November 28th, 2021
Western Illinois University has not decided whether to require vaccinations on campus.

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The Western Illinois University Counseling Center (UCC) has been re-accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., the premier leader in setting the benchmark for the full range of professional counseling services on college and university campuses. Western is one of five universities in Illinois with an IACS accredited counseling center. According to UCC Director Amy Buwick, following a recent evaluation by IACS, the Center was recognized for its outstanding professional services to its clientele, which demonstrates the University Counseling... Read More

IowaWorks Offering Career Planning Help

November 25th, 2021
IowaWorks Offering Career Planning Help

In person Career Planning has resumed in Muscatine, Clinton, Maquoketa, and Monticello. IowaWORKS team members provide employment resources for Iowans in in these communities. Services provided include resume and job search assistance, tuition scholarships, paid work experiences, and on-the-job training opportunities.  Our staff also serve businesses by providing unemployment expertise, serving as the primary point of contact for businesses, and posting jobs. The hours and locations for the team members providing these services are listed below. Muscatine   Mondays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Raise Over $10,000 to help Non-Speaking Students in the Region

November 25th, 2021
Western Illinois University Students Raise Over $10,000 to help Non-Speaking Students in the Region

The Western Illinois University Speech and Hearing Clinic recently raised $10,250 in 10 days to purchase iPads with communication software to help non-speaking students in regional school districts. The Gifting a Voice Campaign ran from Oct. 10-20, which had an initial goal of $5,000, with money raised by students in the WIU Speech Pathology and Audiology program. The Western Illinois Speech Clinic is an on-campus clinic that serves people of all ages with a myriad of communication deficits. However, the clinic touches more than just the clients who attend the on-campus clinic. Additionally, the... Read More

Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

November 24th, 2021
Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

If you’re feeling the November spirit of gratitude for your own blessings, the Rock Island Public Library is offering an easy way to give to people in need. The Library’s “Community Comforts” drive will collect donations of household supplies and personal care items through December 4. Collected items will be distributed to Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource Room at Rock Island High School. “Personal care and hygiene items, paper products, cleaners, and other basic items are always in high demand, because they’re products people use every day,” says Karrah Kuykendall,... Read More