Sam Dunklau

Augustana College MJMC Intern

I  am currently a senior at Augustana College, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. I serve as the General Manager for, Augustana's online student radio station and have worked as an intern and DJ at Studstill Media Group. I report on local news for WVIK and am honored and excited to be a part of the news team. I hope to pursue a career in radio broadcasting and an eventual master's degree in English or Communications. 

Dozens of local charities gathered at John Deere World Headquarters in Moline to pick up materials for this year's Birdies For Charity fundraiser. The annual event raises money based on birdies scored by pro golfers during the John Deere Classic. 

QC Police Teaming Up to Curb Car Theft

Apr 7, 2017
Sam Dunklau/WVIK

Police are asking for the public's help in preventing car theft in the Quad Cities. 

Sam Dunklau

250 blue pinwheels are spinning in the wind in front of the Davenport Police Department. This morning, Davenport police partnered with the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council to plant the "Pinwheels for Prevention" garden. 

Iowa homeowners and renters who have past due energy bills can avoid having their service cut off. 

Sam Dunklau

City officials in Davenport want to help local teenagers find summer jobs. Next month, The city and Iowa WORKS will host a job fair for high school students.

Iowa WORKS is an state employment resource agency.

One of the old light towers at Modern Woodmen Park
Sean Flynn Photography

When baseball season starts, fans at River Bandits games will have a brighter and safer view. New LED lights and in-field netting are being installed at Modern Woodman Park.

Davenport Junior Theatre

A children's theater group is raising money to pay for major renovations. Davenport Junior Theatre needs to raise about $160,000 to fix up The Nighswander Theatre.

 Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan says the project is long overdue. 

Ethan Anderson


Early next month, Ethan and Bethany Anderson of West Liberty will travel to Jordan to volunteer with a church located in Mafraq, a city that's taken in more that 78,000 Syrians. 

Missouri Valley Conference


A place where troubled teenagers used to study math will become a place where adults will study job skills. After closing last July, the former juvenile jail in Kewanee is ready to open again as Illinois' first Life Skills Re-Entry Center. Sam Dunklau has more.