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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Arconic

Hundreds of local families will eat well this holiday season thanks to workers at the Arconic Plant in Riverdale. Thursday night, hourly and salaried employees will pack Christmas food baskets - an annual tradition that dates back to 1950.

Jasmine and Mikhayla host a live podcast at "Girls on Fire," a writing and storytelling conference produced by the LOVE Girls Magazine staff. The annual event is available to middle and high school students. A keynote presentation is followed by hands on writing workshops and an opportunity for students to share their work. The LGM staff has hosted the conference in Iowa and Tennessee. The Girls on Fire conference provides an environment where girls can support each other and make friends.

City of Muscatine

Hoping to re-develop one of its major streets, Muscatine is preparing to finalize plans for Grandview Avenue. The last of several public meetings about the project was held Tuesday night with construction scheduled to start in the spring.

With help from a federal grant, the Scott County Library System will collect and save local history. The goal of the Community Memory Project is preservation, but also to make it accessible to anyone interested. 

Dispatch Argus

On Midwest Week, what's it like to be a food critic.  

Davenport's 25th annual senior holiday light tour is scheduled for tonight (Mon). Around 500 seniors will get on buses to enjoy the tour with police escorts to two neighborhoods. 

submitted / Friendly House

Scott County Jail inmates are helping local children have a merry Christmas. On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Sheriff's Department and several inmates brought bicycles to Friendly House in Davenport. It's the 13th year in a row children have received bikes from the jail's bike program. 

Good-Bye Lincoln Homes

Dec 5, 2019
WVIK News

Instead of golden shovels, golden sledge hammers were the tool of choice Thursday to celebrate the upcoming demolition of some public housing in Rock Island. Community Home Partners, a subsidiary of the Rock Island Housing Authority, will tear down Lincoln Homes, with 42 apartments, and replace them with 46 duplexes and single family homes.

102 years after it first came to the Quad Cities, the YWCA has opened an office on the Iowa side of the river. And joining the celebration Tuesday afternoon, and helping to cut the ribbon, was Governor Kim Reynolds.

Mayors in the Quad Cities will continue their efforts to help veterans. Starting this week, they'll issue proclamations in honor of the "Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness."

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