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East Moline’s Rubi Tapia-Macias wins WB6 Cross Country championship and MVP honors

October 31st, 2022

Believe it or not, 2003 was the last time when a girl from United Township High School won the Western Big 6 individual title in Cross Country. This year Rubi Tapia-Macias, a UT freshman, broke that spell and was also named MVP at the conference meet. Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Tapia-Macias started playing soccer and running when she was in elementary school. “I started running when I was 9 with the Girls on the run GOTR,” she said. Although soccer is something she greatly enjoys, running was what won her this prestigious title in the WB6. This year’s Western Big 6 Conference cross-country... Read More

Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For October!

October 24th, 2022
Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For October!

We all need a little good news sometimes. That’s why, once a month, QuadCities.com teams up with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” for What’s The Good News? It’s a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around our community. Here’s the good news for this month! Local Ghosthunters’ Show Hits Top 5 On Netflix 28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers... Read More

Generosity of East Moline Couple Makes Difference for Local School Districts

February 19th, 2021
Generosity of East Moline Couple Makes Difference for Local School Districts

Sharon Glassman is fondly remembered as a quiet, thoughtful person who worked at the International Harvester Plant in East Moline. She possessed a cheerful, kind-hearted sensibility that shone through whenever she spoke. Her husband, Kenneth Glassman, was a welder at Johnson Sheet Metal whose iron-clad work ethic instilled within him a sense of duty and purpose. Together, the Glassmans found their passion in helping individuals and families better themselves however they could — they each worked hard throughout their lives, and eventually amassed a modest estate through prudence. Before they... Read More

UTHS and Moline Basketball Teams Battle in the Panther Den

February 29th, 2020
UTHS and Moline Basketball Teams Battle in the Panther Den

School spirit filled United Township High School last night. The excitement and pride must have been felt for miles in neighborhoods surrounding the recently updated building. Western Big 6 rivals, United Township High School and Moline High School, played their last conference game for the 2019-2020 season in a packed Panther Den last night. The two teams, which were both tied in their conference at 5-8, showed up ready to compete Friday night. The big high school showdown was sponsored by TBK Bank in East Moline. TBK employees handed out free swag and rally towels to fans, as well as presenting... Read More