Davenport Journal

The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3. Officials also said that partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality career and technical education programs are encouraged to apply. Dear Iowans, priority consideration...
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Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area is in the process of a dike repair and channel excavation project and will not be open to boat traffic for hunting this fall

Bremer County, IOWA – According to the Iowa DNR, the construction will not impact boat traffic on the rest of the marsh. Officials also announced that this project will repair more than two miles of the 70-year-old dike network, improve three miles of in-marsh channels used for boating access, remove sediment to create deep-water areas and fix the water control structure.

The Iowa Legislature appropriated state infrastructure funds to the DNR to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, $250,000 in matching funds will be made available to state and local governments, schools and volunteer organizations, and service organizations in the 27 Iowa counties included in the 2020 Governor’s Derecho Disaster Proclamation for planting trees. The Iowa Department of...

“This virus stole my son from me”, Parents of a newborn say their baby started having seizures and was placed on a ventilator before he died at just 34 days old after contracting a virus which doctors say may be underdiagnosed

One week after the baby was born, his parents noticed that something was wrong. The child, who was a born a healthy full-term baby, wasn’t eating and had redness on his chest, his mom said. The baby boy reportedly came home to a loving family and 2 year old sister. Ten days later he was rushed to the children’s hospital with seizures. Unfortunately, the newborn baby stopped breathing as they arrived. He was immediately intubated and placed on a ventilator and a medically induced coma, while doctors in the NICU tried to determine what is wrong with him.

41-year-old motorcyclist dies after striking rear end of car in Allamakee County

Allamakee County, IOWA – According to the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, the fatal crash occurred right before 9 p.m. late Friday night. It happened on Rossville Road. Allamakee County Sheriff’s deputies, Waukon Police Department officers, Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance personnel, Waukon Fire Department crews and Allamakee County Emergency Management responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle.

DNR Director issues a statement in response to the shooting at Maquoketa Caves State Park

Jackson County, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director, Kayla Lyon, released the following statement:. “I, as well as the DNR staff, am devastated for the families impacted by the tragic incident at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Our long standing tradition of enjoying Iowa’s natural wonders was shaken today, but the legacy for the millions of families that recreate at Iowa State Parks will continue.

Two-vehicle crash on Lewis Access Road and Ford Lane sends one to hospital with minor injuries

Center Point, IOWA – Iowa State Patrol officials said the two-vehicle crash occurred around 4:09 p.m. Thursday afternoon. It happened on Lewis Access Road and Ford Lane. lowa State Patrol troopers, Linn County Sheriff’s deputies, Center Point Fire Department crews and Center Point Ambulance personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash.

The City of Muscatine has received GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financing Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021

Muscatine, IOWA – According to the city officials, this is the 28th award received by the City of Muscatine, the most of any entity in the state of Iowa. The city officials also said that the report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

The City of Davenport announced that 27-year veteran of the Davenport Police Department Major Bladel has been selected as the new Police Chief effective August 30

Davenport, IOWA – According to the statement, Major Jeffery Bladel will succeed Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski following his retirement in August. Officials also said that Major Jeffery Bladel has served as the Assistant Chief of Police since 2016. Major Jeffery Bladel holds a Bachelor of Science in Law...