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Rock Island High School Students Granted Money Through Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

February 28th, 2024
Rock Island High School Students Granted Money Through Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

Rock Island High School INCubadatoredu students have been busy! Last Thursday RIHS team The Swaver was the opening act of Fortress Bank’s 2nd annual Bank Tank Entrepreneur pitch competition. The team represented represented the district very well. Swaver is a product you put in your toilet tank that reduces the amount of water flushed, thereby saving both water and money. They received a $5,000 donation to our Incubatoredu program. Then over the weekend, three teams of Incubatoredu Entrepreneurship students had tables at the Black Expo held at Southpark Mall. They did a great job working... Read More

Rock Island’s Edison Junior High Sending Wrestlers To State

February 28th, 2024
Rock Island's Edison Junior High Sending Wrestlers To State

Shoutout to Rock Island’s Edison Junior High wrestling team who competed in regionals this weekend! It was a great day for the Eagles and we are extremely proud of all of our wrestlers for a great season! Also a big thank you to our coaches, Coach Corlett and Coach Quick for all their hard word this season! Featured are some of our wrestlers that will be advancing. Damiaz Abbey Kendell Brown Jayson Fry Coco Htoo Daniel Htoo Thaliyah Nimmers  Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announces Investment to Expand Education

February 27th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are announcing $602,799 for the Regional Office of Education (ROE) #26 to expand distance learning opportunities to students in rural communities.    “Creating opportunities for our neighbors who live in our rural communities remains a top priority for me,” said Sorensen. “This investment from USDA is going to connect more students to the classroom, make sure they have the resources they need to learn, and prepare them for future success.”    Video footage of Congressman Sorensen’s full remarks on the... Read More

Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

February 27th, 2024
Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

 Rock Island High School held a Black History Program yesterday for the students. Rocky’s African American Heritage Club puts together an outstanding program every year. This year’s theme was Come Jam with Us: Music is Food for the Soul. Several of the guest performers are Rocky Alumni!  Read More

Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

February 27th, 2024
Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

Did you know? 80% of learning during the first twelve years of a kid’s life is visual. That’s why these students at Jefferson Elementary were smiling extra big on Wednesday! Thanks to the generous support of #UnitedWayQC donors, our Vision to Learn initiative held another glasses party to give 115 students two pairs of glasses at no charge. That brings us to a whopping 283 QC students who have received 566 pairs of glasses since October! Now, these kids will no longer struggle to read the words in their books or the whiteboard at the front of the class. Instead, they’re focused... Read More

Davenport Schools Culinary Arts Students Go To Iowa State Championship

February 27th, 2024
Davenport Schools Culinary Arts Students Go To Iowa State Championship

It’s competition time! Join us in wishing our talented DCSD Culinary Arts Students the best of luck today as they compete for the title of State Champion in Culinary Arts at the Iowa ProStart Invitational in Des Moines! 10 talented DCSD students are set to shine in three competition areas – Management, Cake Decorating, and Culinary. Good luck, we know you will represent our district with skill, creativity, and passion.  Read More

Gavin DeGraw Hits Capitol Stage May 17

February 26th, 2024

Gavin DeGraw comes to Davenport’s Capitol Theatre May 17 at 7pm! Presented By First Fleet Concerts, doors open 6:00 PM and this all ages show begins at 7:00 PM! Tickets on sale NOW online at axs.com! Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled... Read More

Get Weird at Abernathy’s March 9

February 26th, 2024
Get Weird at Abernathy’s March 9

Join Red & Becca at Abernathy’s for Weird Craft Night! Unleash your inner artist as you craft a collage masterpiece on canvas using an eclectic mix of materials including magazines, medical prints, and other odd findings. All supplies are included, so you can let your imagination run wild! Don’t worry if this is your first time collaging, Red and Becca will be there the entire time, dishin’ out weird guidance as needed. When: Saturday, March 9th 5-7pm From 5:00 to 6:00 PM, enjoy a Sip and Shop session (BYOB), where you can browse Abernathy’s and mingle with fellow crafters,... Read More

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Hits Common Chord March 5

February 26th, 2024
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Hits Common Chord March 5

If you like American Blues, Funk & Soul, you won’t want to miss Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears! Recommended If You Like: Rick James, James Brown, Howlin Wolf, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Dan Auerbach, Gary Clark Jr. March 5 – 8pm Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8pm Redstone Room – Common Chord Tickets: $22 in advance / $25 day of show Headliner: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Supporting Guest: Shane Guerrette Seating: General admission. No guaranteed seating. Table reservations available. Age Restriction: All Ages, (19 & Under accompanied by an adult) Learn more: COMMON... Read More

Some Bunny Is Going To Love The New Illinois And Iowa Pet Of The Week

February 26th, 2024
Some Bunny Is Going To Love The New Illinois And Iowa Pet Of The Week

QuadCities.com is happy to partner with Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd W. Ave., Milan! Interested in adopting a pet? Check out our Pet of the Week every Monday! QCAWC Adoption & Education Center is at 724 2nd Ave. W. Milan, IL 61264. The number is (309) 787-6830. QCAWC Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic is at 612 1st St. W. Milan, IL 61264. Number is (309) 787-6830. Also check out qcawc.org This week’s Pet of the Week is… Lily! Get ready to fall in love with Lily! We think this little lady is ear-resistable! She was born 2018 and is spayed and vaccinated. Lily is super sweet and... Read More