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Mound Builders

Jul 23, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Within a few miles of Rock Island lie several prehistoric mounds of the kind that dot much of the Mississippi River basin between Ohio and the Mississippi River.

More QC Museums Reopening

Jul 22, 2020
Karpeles Museum

Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to re-open in late June, while the Covid-19 pandemic still raged across the nation, museums and historic homes in the Quad-Cities have taken different approaches to re-opening.

Darkness Visible

Jul 22, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

For several years in the 1980s, there was a night janitor at a local college library who was as interesting as any of the books. As with many school janitors, sweeping was only a cover job; his real purpose for working in a library was to corner patrons who came there eager for knowledge and set them straight before they reached the shelves of books and became contaminated.

Mercer County Better Together

Mercer County has received a $15,000 grant to expand broadband access. The award comes from Illinois Connected Communities program. 

QC Museums Reopening

Jul 21, 2020
Bishop Hill Heritage Association

Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to re-open June 26, while the Covid-19 pandemic still raged across the nation, museums and historic homes in the Quad-Cities have taken different approaches to re-opening.

Rock Island Lines

Jul 21, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

How could you and I have let America's railroads die?

River of Sand

Jul 20, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Two great rivers flow past Rock Island on their way to the Gulf of Mexico. One of these has a name, the Upper Mississippi. Storied, mythic, shining. Native Americans traveled this river ten thousand years ago, followed by explorers, trappers, missionaries, by Mark Twain, by steamboats and tourists, by barges of corn and soybeans.

The Cities - Pgm #1034

Jul 18, 2020


Quilts of Valor Foundation

This Sunday, 90 veterans in the Quad Cities will recieve locally-made quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The ceremony was postponed from May, and will be drive-through pickup-only because of the pandemic. 

Mourning and the Pandemic

Jul 17, 2020
WVIK News

On Midwest Week, one of the many ways the pandemic has changed our lives is funerals and how we honor the dead.

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