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Derek M. Penderson, 36

Derek M. Penderson 36, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at his home in West Liberty. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church, 1899 N. Mulberry Ave.. Muscatine, with a celebration of life to follow at the home of his mother 2390 Atalissa Road, Atalissa.
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Daufeldts gift $50K toward athletic complex at West Liberty High School

Don and Pat Daufeldt, along with their three sons, have gifted $50,000 to West Liberty Community Schools toward the new athletic complex for the West Liberty High School. The sons and their wives, Brent and Kelly Daufeldt, Bryan and Emily Daufeldt, and Brad and Audra Daufeldt, all living in West Liberty have a combined 13 children in the school district.

Three strong QC women to celebrate homes they built themselves

Godja Adjafi, Marcia Ellingsworth, and Hannah VanTrump have completed Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities’ affordable homeownership program and will celebrate moving into their new neighboring homes in Davenport on Saturday, May 21. They will live in Habitat QC homes 123, 124, and 125 at 761-765-769 E. 6th St., Davenport....
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Men wanted in Davenport, Appanoose County arrested Tuesday

Two Iowa fugitives are now jailed in separate cases. U.S. Marshals arrested 20-year-old Kazius Childress late Tuesday in Davenport. Childress is charged with two murders in Cedar Rapids in January. Kavon Johnson and Cordal Lewis were shot to death in separate incidents within 24 hours, and investigators say Childress killed them both.

Rock Island Student Wins Best Pitch and Best Business Model

The INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise Class at Rock Island High School pitched their business models to 5 “sharks” at FINAL PITCH event on Wednesday, May 11 in the Rock Island High School INCubatoredu classroom. Seven entrepreneur projects vied for three awards: Best Pitch Award, Best Business Potential Award,...

Retiring teacher showed 'Love for Music' in schools

With a “love for music my whole life,” Brenda Miller may not be forfeiting her love for teaching music, but she will be giving up a passion for teaching notes and instruments with the end of the school year as the West Liberty Middle School teacher braces for retirement after 34 years in the classroom.

New Bike and Pedestrian Path Dedicated

Local and state officials, along with members of local bike clubs cut a ribbon over the center of the bridge where the Oculus is located. Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati says the path makes an important connection across the Mississippi river between the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities. "These connections are...

Class of '22 to get diplomas

Seniors Rachel Aird and Mylei Henderson will address the West Liberty High School senior class Sunday as the Class of 2022, after surviving two years battling changes created because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will get their diplomas this Sunday, May 22, beginning at 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Iowa’s Cerny Brothers Returning To Play Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.

Home Research Program Coming to the Davenport Public Library

Are you a homeowner curious about your home’s past? Consider attending this program!. Join the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center in celebrating National Preservation Month with the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Davenport by exploring how you can research the history of your home or building with resources from its collections. We will also present examples of home research projects.

WeLead's future bright

WeLead, West Liberty Economic Development Group, held its first annual meeting since before the pandemic at the community center Friday, May 13, with a packed agenda. WeLead President Santos Saucedo started the meeting by introducing the 2022 board members to attendees including Vice President Jerry Melick, secretary Melody Russell, treasurer Jeff Schebler, past president Dana Nelson, director Tom Alberti, director Dave Dvorak, director David Haugland, director Shaun Kruger, director and mayor Katherine McCullough, Chamber of Commerce Representative Charles Brooke and Executive Director Ken Brooks.

Aledo Main Street Farmers Market Opens June 9

The Aledo Main Street Farmers Market season opens next month at Aledo Central Park. Main Street manager Lindsey Dunn says local, fresh produce will be available every Thursday starting June 9 and running through the end of September.

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois. Bustos announced an initial $1.6 million in funds for the organization in February 2022.

‘American Pickers’ Star Mike Wolfe Posts Awesome Pic of Building He’s Restoring in Iowa Hometown

“American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe doesn’t just appreciate antique items. He’s a fan of preserving all kinds of history, including older buildings. Now that filming has wrapped up on the latest season of “American Pickers,” Mike Wolfe has returned to his hometown of LeClaire, Iowa. Based on his latest Instagram post, Wolfe will spend some time fixing up an older building in town throughout the summer.

Scott County Democrats to host gala

Democratic elected officials, candidates and supporters will gather on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at the RiverCenter in Davenport for the annual Red, White & Blue Gala. Gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear will give the keynote address. Congressional candidate Christina Bohannan and U.S. Senate candidates Abby Finkenauer, Admiral Mike Franken, and Dr. Glenn Hurst will […]