Michelle O'Neill

WVIK News Editor

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media.

Just for fun, here's a new widget that shows how likely people are to respond to the 2020 Census based on their location. 

   

In last year's broadcast journalism contests, Michelle's work contributed to WVIK winning Outstanding News Operation in Illinois and first place in Overall Excellence in Iowa. 

In the 2017 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest, Michelle placed first in "Overall Excellence in Reporting" and in "Sports Coverage" for her story, "World Series of Drag Racing."  

When not working, Michelle reads, spends time with family and friends,  crochets, plays drums, and runs audio at church. 

 

Kensington, baying beagle bunny killer

When Michelle adopted Kensy, she had to learn all about how to deal with a hound who was an avid counter-surfer and devoured whatever happened to be there. Her beagle is gone now after 17 years of a full and happy life. 

https://tinyurl.com/y3jxtkvv / QC Engineering & Science Council

Hundreds of kids, teens, and their coaches will spend their Saturday at John Deere headquarters in Moline. For the first time, Deere and Company will host the annual kickoff of the FIRST Lego League season.

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Graduate students at St. Ambrose University continue to help kids and adults who have speech and language problems.

Recently, the school and Davenport Valley of the Scottish Rite held a 10th anniversary fundraiser for the Rite Care Clinic.

It's located in the same building as the university's Master of Speech Language Pathology program (1310 W. Pleasant St.). 

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Students and adults who play instruments will benefit from a new relationship with the River Music Experience in Davenport.

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On Arsenal Island tomorrow morning, hundreds of people will honor those who died on September 11th, 2001.

Rhys Fullerlove, Public Affairs Director for the Army Sustainment Command, says the first event will be the 9/11 Remembrance Walk early in the morning.

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This week, Augustana College celebrated the expansion of its Hanson Hall of Science on the campus in Rock Island. It's a four-story cylindrical addition built on the north side of the science building along 7th Avenue.

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Anyone who used an ATM over the weekend in the Quad Cities should check their accounts for missing money and unauthorized transactions.

IHMVCU says on Tuesday, something triggered its monitoring system.

https://tinyurl.com/redcrossopenshelters / Red Cross

A Davenport woman is in Orlando, Florida helping the Red Cross respond to Hurricane Dorian.

Sue Yoder volunteers as a Logistics Facilities Manager, finding buildings the agency can use, such as shelters, offices, warehouses, and Multi-Agency Resources Centers.

Usually, Yoder volunteers for two weeks at a time. She says the damage in southern and central Florida from Hurricane Dorian was limited. And today she's been helping organize the closing of shelters in the southern part of the state.

https://interactives.ap.org/HURRICANE-CATEGORIES/ / The Associated Press

AP has created this interactive to show the potential damage Hurricane Dorian could cause to a small home based on storm categories as it makes landfall.

https://www.weather.gov/dvn/Climate_Monthly_08_2019 / Quad Cities National Weather Service

After a wet spring, the Quad Cities area had a dry summer. Meteorologist David Sheets, from the National Weather Service in Davenport, says August was slightly cooler on average, and it rained slightly less than usual. 

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2A12rWD3k3c/maxresdefault.jpg / Augustana College

This fall, Augustana College students and teachers are enjoying more space in the science building on campus in Rock Island.

This morning, college officials will hold a ceremony to celebrate the completion of an expansion of the Hanson Hall of Science. 

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