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Rock Island Student’s Wish Comes True

December 5th, 2023
Rock Island Student's Wish Comes True

A Washington Jr. High student got to have her wish come true! Markelah Hicks suffers from diabetes and wanted to meet a princess so the staff at WJHS made it happen! They reached out to Miss Iowa, Alysa Goethe and she stopped by the school. Miss Iowa who also suffers from diabetes shared her story with Health, AVID, and Functional classrooms. She of course met Markelah!  Read More

Miss Iowa Visits Davenport Schools To Talk To Students

November 14th, 2023
Miss Iowa Visits Davenport Schools To Talk To Students

Miss Iowa 2023, Alyssa Goethe, visited students at McKinley Elementary School yesterday morning. Having been diagnosed with diabetes at 11 years old, she spoke about her personal journey and emphasized the importance of treating others with kindness. She is also the daughter of Carla Goethe, a kindergarten teacher at McKinley. Alyssa happens to be a music teacher in Des Moines, and it’s safe to say that the students were absolutely delighted to sing a Disney song with Iowa’s princess! Read more about her visit here: https://bit.ly/49t3T8y  Read More

Bettendorf’s Emily Tinsman Joins Miss America Fight Against Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

January 26th, 2021
Bettendorf’s Emily Tinsman Joins Miss America Fight Against Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

Bettendorf’s Emily Tinsman, in her second year as Miss Iowa and first teaching at a Des Moines middle school, is part of a new Miss America Organization program where state title holders speak with teens in their area to discuss the dangers of substance use and addiction. The new partnership with Advanced Recovery Systems’ Real Talk program has served the Florida community since 2016 (led by Miss Florida) and has impacted over 15,000 students since its founding. This partnership with Miss America Organization will expand the educational ambassador program nationwide. There are currently 20... Read More

Miss Iowa Emily Tinsman Has Unusual Year in More Ways Than One

January 11th, 2021
Miss Iowa Emily Tinsman Has Unusual Year in More Ways Than One

Thirteen months after Bettendorf native Emily Tinsman competed in Miss America, the 24-year-old is in the unprecedented position being Miss Iowa for a second year. Like everything else around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic upended Tinsman’s touring schedule in 2020, and since there was no Miss America competition held last month, the 2021 Miss Iowa is expected to be named this June at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, and a new Miss America at the end of the year – the 100th anniversary of what is no longer considered a beauty pageant. “I was on a roll,” Tinsman said recently of returning... Read More

2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition to Take Place at Adler Theatre!

June 9th, 2019
2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition to Take Place at Adler Theatre!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! That’s right, it’s time to find out who will be the next Miss Iowa and compete in this year’s Miss America Pageant! A new Miss Iowa, along with Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen, will be crowned this weekend at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). 2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition preliminaries will be held on Thursday Jun 13, starting at 7 p.m. Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen competition will take place on Friday Jun 14 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the 2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition Finals on Saturday Jun 15, beginning... Read More

Christmas in the Village of East Davenport!

November 27th, 2018
Christmas in the Village of East Davenport!

The ultimate Christmas celebration happens this weekend in the Village of East Davenport! Christmas in the Village happens this Friday Nov 30 and Saturday Dec 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. both nights, throughout the Village of East Davenport. East 11th Street will be closed both evenings from Mound Street to Jersey Ridge Road. This festive event has been celebrated for more than 40 years and features live music throughout the Village and plenty of free family fun! Enjoy retro fire truck rides throughout the Village and even a chance to see Santa at the Village Fire House! He will arrive each evening at... Read More

Miss You Can Do It Pageant Making Dreams Come True

July 20th, 2018
Miss You Can Do It Pageant Making Dreams Come True

The National ‘Miss You Can Do It’ Pageant is coming to the Quad Cities once again! The 15th Annual ‘Miss You Can Do It’ Pageant will be happening on Saturday Jul 21 at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). From 6-9 p.m. the dreams of young girls from all over the country will come true! Founded by Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008, the ‘Miss You Can Do It’ Pageant was created just for girls and women with special needs and challenges. Abbey was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth, and was predetermined to live a life of difficulties and obstacles. However, she went on to... Read More