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QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

Rock Island Hosting NFL Draft Pick!

April 3rd, 2019

Are you ready for some football… drafting??? Rock Island sure is, the city that rocks is hosting the sixth round picks in this year’s NFL draft and having a hometown event for the whole family in conjunction with the kickoff. The entire community is invited to join in celebration on April 27th at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex at Augustana College. Gates Open: 12:00 pm Family Fun Zone:  Bounce houses, Games, & Goodie Bags Youth Football Skills Clinic: 12:30 PM (Sign Up for Skills Clinic) (Pre-Registration Required) Vintage Football Game:  Rock Island Independents vs.... Read More

NFL Draft Coming To Rock Island!

January 3rd, 2019

The NFL is returning to Rock Island! Ok, well, not a team, but the draft. Sorry! Anyway, according to officials with the parks and recreation department for the city, Round 6 of the NFL draft will be held at Augustana College on April 27. Former Augustana College and NFL quarterback Ken Anderson is also said to be involved with the proceedings. Why Rock Island? One of the founding teams of the NFL in 1920, the Rock Island Independents played their games at Douglas Park. In fact, a game at Douglas Park on Sept. 26, 1920 is recognized by some NFL scholars as the first game in the history of the league.... Read More

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