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  1. Two High School Student Teams Win Top Funding in National...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... our judges agreed deserve a shot at becoming successful businesses," Miles added. The two winners are: LEAD fro Rock Island High School, which aims to launch a non-profit organization to teach African American youth about leadership. LEAD is ...


  2. Doris Laughlin, 95, Webster CityRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Daily Freeman-Journal

    Doris Marie Laughlin, 95, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Webster City, IA, and went to join her beloved husband, parents and brothers. She was born in Rock Island, IL, on October 13, 1921 to Fred and Eunice Krueger, and moved to Mason City, IA shortly after graduating from high school.


  3. Effingham narrows county administrator candidates to twoRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | SavannahNow

    Effingham County commissioners narrowed the candidates for county administrator down to two Tuesday night - former state Rep. Steve Davis and Thomas Thomas, the former city manager of Rock Island, Ill. Chairman Wesley Corbitt said the commissioners will look at the two candidates again and make a decision in the next couple of weeks.


  4. Major Upgrade Helps Modern Woodmen In-plant Better Serve MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | In-Plant Graphics

    ... to a good life when he founded the organization in Lyons, Iowa, in 1883. Today, Modern Woodmen operates out of Rock Island, Ill. The organization's offerings include life insurance, annuities and fraternal member benefits, along with investments and ...


  5. United Way raises funds through Hustle for HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 19 | The Herald Democrat

    ... that could appeal to all. Among the runners participating in the race Saturday was 80-year-old Dick Fislar from Rock Island, Illinois. Fislar, who celebrated his birthday Friday, was in Allen to see his family and wanted to find a race that was for ...


  6. No outside recess/lunch for Rock Island students during eclipseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 19 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The Rock Island-Milan School District is joining the list of Quad City Area schools amending policies for the total solar eclipse. Monday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. "our principals are going to keep students inside school buildings," said Holly Sparkman, communications director for Rock Island-Milan Schools.


  7. Feed Energy Announces 2017 Scholarship RecipientsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Agri Marketing

    ... industry and help feed the world through a safe and continuous food supply." Julianna Jespersen Julianna is from Rock Island, Illinois and is in her senior year at Iowa State University studying Animal Science. Upon graduation, Juli intends to go to ...


  8. Augustana snatches VargasRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The Commerce City Sentinel

    A year's courtship between Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Ill., and Prairie View's Luke Vargas came to an end. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Commerce City, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.


  9. Phoenix resident, Darren Colledge, accepts sales management position with Royal Neighbors of AmericaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 15 | PressReleasePoint

    ... life, term, simplified issue, and universal life. Royal Neighbors was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with a branch office in Mesa, AZ. For more information, visit


  10. Coffee & ConversationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 12 | WDLM-AM East Moline

    State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by special guests State Rep. Tony McCombie, Mayor Mike Thoms, and County Board Member Ron Oelke at various "Coffee & Conversation" events throughout Rock Island County in August. August events include the following: Jimmie Lee's Bar and Grill, Friday August 4 108 S. Main Street, Port Byron 9-11 AM Co-Host: Rep. Tony McCombie Theo's Java Club, Thursday August 10 213 17th St, Rock Island 9-11 AM Co-Host: Mayor Mike Thoms Andalusia Family Cafe, Friday August 25th 101 6th Ave. West, Suite 8, Andalusia 9-11 AM Co-Host: County Board Member Ron Oelke At the informal "Coffee & Conversation" events, constituents will have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with their local elected officials.


  11. Chill R&B artist XAV-R joins us for a Facebook LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | Houston Chronicle

    ... and interview over at the Houston Chronicle Life & Entertainment page . XAV-R moved to Houston in 2016 from Rock Island, Ill. He said he "needed to find myself and my desires again." "Being alone has been essential for me while being here, just so I ...


  12. Rock Island "Cops and Firefighters for Christmas" fundraiser - Aug. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Police and firefighters in Rock Island are getting in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the first responders and volunteers will be raising money for their annual "Cops and Firefighters for Christmas" program.


  13. Paul Meincke finds adventure and angels on epic Mississippi canoe tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | Chicago Tribune

    ... Atchafalaya Basin that leads into the Gulf of Mexico. (Paul Meincke) I grew up on the Mississippi River, in Rock Island, Ill. I knew of the river's moods and might but always took it for granted. And yet I'd long wondered what it would be like to ...


  14. Spot truckload rates, demand stay hot into AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Fleet Owner Magazine

    ... more flatbed loads moved last week than the week before and rates are holding up well especially in the Midwest. Rock Island, Ill., averaged $2.75/mile (up 25 cents) while Cleveland hit $2.25/mile, up 17 cents. Nationally, reefer load posts ...


  15. How Financial Book Clubs Make Learning About Money More SocialRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 9 | US News & World Report

    ... club offers "an interesting way to introduce books that people may not normally pick up." Rachelle Magadan of Rock Island, Illinois, takes a similar approach to her recently launched online book club, The Art of Love and Money. "There's a lot of ...


  16. Spot Truckload Rates Rebound, Freight Volume Unusually HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Heavy Duty Trucking

    ... more flatbed loads moved last week than the week before and rates are holding up well especially in the Midwest. Rock Island, Illinois averaged $2.75 per mile, up 25 cents, while Cleveland hit $2.25 per mile, up 17 cents. Nationally, reefer load ...


  17. Under the sootRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | The Daily Freeman-Journal

    ... are the tools of an art restoration expert practicing her craft. Grammatikaki works for Religious Arts Corp., of Rock Island, Illinois. Under her bright LED work lights, it's easy to see where she's cleaned and where a century's worth of It only ...


  18. Healthy Harvest gives downtown Rock Island better food choicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    ... n't going to spoil in a few days." "The community support has been overwhelming, especially from the citizens of Rock Island," says Summers. "And, especially after the cafe opened up. It's just been completely beyond our wildest dreams. "


  19. 4 before 4: Keys win, RI Dunkin, bigger bridge & Hawk talkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    + Rock Island native Madison Keys outslugged CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic. Keys celebrated by hugging her opponent and friend sitting on her lap . With an 83 ft difference in the height of the bridge, we're taking ...


  20. Rock Island church hosting back to school clothing giveawayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    According to a press release, it takes place at Broadway Presbyterian Church on 23rd Street in Rock Island, Illinois from 10 a.m. to noon. The clothing giveaway will offer men's, women's, children's and babies' clothing.


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