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Bettendorf Rotary Launches Iowa And Illinois Blanket Drive for the Homeless

October 4th, 2022
Bettendorf Rotary Launches Iowa And Illinois Blanket Drive for the Homeless

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is spearheading the second annual Bettendorf Rotary Blanket Drive in the Quad Cities area from October 3 through December 2. The goal is to receive 4,000+ blankets in 2022 which is double the amount from last year. After blankets are dropped off at several drop-off box locations and received from various workplace blanket drives, they will be distributed to dozens of area non-profit agencies that help homeless and low-income individuals and families (including many children) in an effort to help them keep a little warmer this winter. Joe Campion, the Bettendorf Rotarian... Read More

Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

September 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

Western Illinois University psychology graduate student Paulina Wuestefeld, of Germany, is seeking participants for her thesis study of caregivers of family members who have dementia. The study is looking at the daily stress and well-being of caregivers. Participants must be at least 18 years old and the primary caregiver of a person with dementia. The research includes taking online surveys – the first one about 20 minutes, and a short (two-three minutes) daily survey for 14 days. Those interested in taking part in the study, or who would like more information, can visit bit.ly/3SlO5Lr and fill... Read More

Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

September 20th, 2022
Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

Tamara Feldman, owner of the Artsy Bookworm book store in Rock Island started the campaign “Planting Books-Seeds 4 a Better Future”. She asked the community to step up and help out local kids. And they delivered! Through the donation campaign, Feldman was able to purchase enough books that every second-grade student would be able to walk away with a book bundle that includes three books. Books that they can take home and start their own home library with. “We want to make sure children can develop independent reading skills and gain the benefits that come with them: improved... Read More

Rock Island Elementary Students Get New Playground Courtesy Of Generous Donor

September 19th, 2022
Rock Island Elementary Students Get New Playground Courtesy Of Generous Donor

Thanks to a generous donor, Earl Hanson was able to purchase a new playground for its students! On Friday, August 26, Earl Hanson Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new playground. The PTO (parent-teacher organization) asked the school’s principal what are the school’s needs. She told them a playground, somewhere for the kids to play. The PTO members reached out to some of its community connections and found a donor. Seeing the need for a new playground, Heidi Huiskamp Collins generously donated funds through the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, so the... Read More

Western Illinois University SHRM Chapters Receive Superior Merit Award

September 12th, 2022
Western Illinois University SHRM Chapters Receive Superior Merit Award

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapters on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses both received a 2021-22 Superior Merit award designation from the national chapter of SHRM for providing excellent growth and development opportunities to student chapter members. The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional... Read More

Iowa’s Genesis And Quad Cities River Bandits Honor Home Runs For Life Recipient Addy Hosette

September 8th, 2022
Iowa's Genesis And Quad Cities River Bandits Honor Home Runs For Life Recipient Addy Hosette

Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits are honoring Home Runs for Life recipient Addy Hosette, 10, of Charlotte, Iowa. Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits have been partnering since 2016 to recognize the success stories of Genesis physical therapy and rehabilitation patients. Friday, September 9, at the end of the 1 st inning at Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, Iowa the team will honor Addy. The game starts at 6:30 p.m., and Addy will be honored during an on-the-field ceremony by the players from both teams. In addition, a video about Addy will play on the video board during... Read More

Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation grants $150,000 for parks and recreation projects across Mercer County

August 30th, 2022
Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation grants $150,000 for parks and recreation projects across Mercer County

For Alex Johnson, the annual fireworks display over Lake Matherville this past July felt more celebratory than ever. The village of Matherville, in northeast Mercer County, had wrapped up a variety of improvements to the lake area just in time for thousands of spectators to gather for the holiday—a project Johnson had spearheaded as one of the town’s five trustees. “We asked ourselves, ‘What can we do to promote our town and benefit people?’” said Johnson, who is also assistant principal of Sherrard High School. “The lake is one of our unique features, something a lot of communities... Read More

Iowa’s WesleyLife Receives $500,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant

August 24th, 2022
Iowa's WesleyLife Receives $500,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant

WesleyLife is pleased to receive a $500,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant that will assist the organization in transforming a building in the Drake University neighborhood of Des Moines into a new Meals on Wheels campus, WesleyLife leaders announced today. “We’re honored to receive this generous gift and grateful that Prairie Meadows is supporting this effort in such a meaningful way,” Sophia S. Ahmad, left, Vice President of Philanthropy for WesleyLife, said. “Developing the new campus will allow us to triple meal capacity and offer programming to combat isolation in older adults and military... Read More

Iowa Department Of Education Offering Free And Reduced Meals For Children

August 24th, 2022
Iowa Department Of Education Offering Free And Reduced Meals For Children

The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, has finalized its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. State and Local school officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility: 1. Households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for reduced price meals or free meals, if they complete an application for free and reduced... Read More

Kudos To Davenport’s Southeast Little League All-Stars For Little League World Series Appearance

August 23rd, 2022
Kudos To Davenport's Southeast Little League All-Stars For Little League World Series Appearance

Huge round of applause to the Quad-Cities’ Davenport Southeast Little League 12u Allstars. You represented your community and your league with class!! You may not have won the Little League World Series but you are all Champions in our hearts!!  Read More