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Iowa Libraries Celebrate National Watermelon Day TODAY!

August 3rd, 2022
Iowa Libraries Celebrate National Watermelon Day TODAY!

Please be mine! Please be mine! Watermelon, watermelon… Iowa libraries are celebrating National Watermelon Day TODAY, and the Scott County Library System is inviting patrons to come in for a sweet treat. Stop in for a slice of watermelon and look around the library to find your next read or watch! It is the mission of the Scott County Library System to make available library materials and information in a variety of formats to people of all ages.  Read More

Blue Grass Drive-In Presents ‘Lightyear’ And ‘Doctor Strange’ Friday Night

June 16th, 2022
Blue Grass Drive-In Presents 'Lightyear' And 'Doctor Strange' Friday Night

Are you ready for the all new adventures of Buzz? Blue Grass Drive-In presents “Lightyear” and “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” this Friday at the theater, 774 W. Mayne St. Don’t miss this fantastic family friendly combo. Gate and ticket booth open at 6 pm and the movies start at dusk!  Read More

May The 4th Be With You: ALL ‘Star Wars’ Films Ranked! What’s Number One?

May 4th, 2022
May The 4th Be With You: ALL 'Star Wars' Films Ranked! What's Number One?

Star Wars is the most popular space saga and most exciting adventure film franchise in the world. It captured the hearts and minds of all ages and created an entire community of its own. And, since partnering with Disney, the force and its popularity has grown and become an even hotter brand. I admittedly can’t call myself a major Star Wars geek but I do admire the films and their rock star entertainment value. I love getting lost in their world and as today is Star Wars Day, I put on the Disney +documentary Empire of Dreams (highly recommended) and decided to rank the existing 11 films. Phantom... Read More

Iowa’s 61 Drive In Theatre Opening Next Weekend

April 16th, 2022
Iowa's 61 Drive In Theatre Opening Next Weekend

It’s time for some outdoor movies again! The revered 61 Drive In Theatre — only the fourth of its kind in the state — will open up its 72nd season April 22. Films on the slate for the first weekend at the drive-in will be “The Bad Guys” and “The Lost City.” The drive-in movie theater is open Fridays and Saturdays, showing double features. Other upcoming movies include “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.” Box office opens at 6, films start at 8. For more... Read More

BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

October 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Good news this week for Illinois covid-19 numbers as Illinois became one of just six states nationwide to move from the high level of covid transmission (the highest) down to the substantial level. The state is now at 95 cases per 100,000 people; the cutoff for substantial is 100 per 100,000. The positive move has prompted speculation that the mask mandate and other restrictions Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker implemented late in the summer as numbers began to surge. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said in a press conference. “That’s... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

September 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

BREAKING NEWS: Starting TODAY, Illinois teachers and school employees will be required to get a covid-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing for covid-19 in order to continue working in the schools. The following e-mail was sent out to Rock Island School District 41 employees today. Variations of the same e-mail have been sent out to other school district employees across the state. Starting Monday, September 20, 2021 all RIMSD employees must be vaccinated OR get a COVID- 19 test each week. Fully vaccinated employees must submit proof by sending a copy of their vaccination card to the District... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of ‘Significantly Greater Mitigations’ For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

September 7th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of 'Significantly Greater Mitigations' For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

BREAKING NEWS: As covid numbers continue to spike higher, and officials dread numbers after the bustling Labor Day weekend celebrations, Illinois Gov. JB Pritkzer has warned the state could be hit with “significantly greater mitigations” if the state’s covid metrics continue to slide downward. New covid-19 cases statewide jumped 18.3 percent over the past week, with nearly 6,000 reported today so far alone, according to statistics from Covid-19 Illinois. Nearly every county is now at a ‘warning level’ for Covid-19, and the entirety of Southern Illinois has only one ICU bed... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois High Schools Stopping Sports Seasons, What’s Next?

September 1st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois High Schools Stopping Sports Seasons, What's Next?

BREAKING NEWS: Some Illinois High Schools in western Illinois have put their sports seasons on pause due to the virulent outbreak of the covid-19 delta variant in their districts. Mercer County School District 404 in western Illinois sent out a letter to parents today saying they were pausing all practices and competitions for high school sports “while we implement outbreak protocols” regarding the massive spread of the delta variant within their schools and districts. “Due to the number of positive cases at Mercer County High School, our football, volleyball, and cheer squads... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Expanding Mental Health Care Programs For Farmers, What Will The Impact Be?

August 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Expanding Mental Health Care Programs For Farmers, What Will The Impact Be?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is expanding mental health programs for farmers and those working in agricultural programs, Gov. JB Pritzker announced this morning at the Illinois Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm event. Farmers’ mental health is being addressed and helped by the new program, which is especially crucial during the spiking covid-19 pandemic, Pritzker said. “No industry merges innovation and tradition quite like this one,” Pritkzer said, “and doing so while maintaining sustenance, which is integral for our communities. That is no small responsibility... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Announcing Vaccine Mandate For Teachers, School Employees; Schools Going Virtual Learning Again?

August 25th, 2021
A greater portion of people in Scott County have been fully vaccinated than Rock Island County -- 58% compared to 50%.

BREAKING NEWS: According to several reports, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will announce early Thursday a covid-19 vaccine mandate for all school employees in K-12 and higher education facilities statewide, with potential further mitigations and possible virtual learning plans looming. All educational system employees will be mandated to get the covid-19 vaccination or submit to regular testing for covid, reports say. Sources also say that there is a potential that Illinois schools could go to a hybrid model or full virtual learning if covid-19 numbers do not improve. Already, several schools,... Read More