News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Writer's Block

Sep 22, 2020

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Like all humans who put words on paper, I suffer from bouts of Writer's Block. I think, how many Rock Island Lines can there be; what stories are left to tell? I've done them all.

The Cities - Pgm #1041 Rebroadcast

Sep 21, 2020

Hills and Hollows

Sep 21, 2020

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Henry County just south of Rock Island is a farm county of formerly rolling prairie, as if gentle ocean swells had solidified, crested now with corn and soybeans. In the shallow valleys between the swells, small streams feed stands of willow and cottonwood trees.

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Genesis Health System's annual Flu-Free Quad Cities program is going look a little different this year. For some schools, that means added safety measures. For others, it means drive-thru flu shots. But the goal is the same: providing free seasonal flu vaccines to over 8,000 children.

Wendell Lund

Sep 18, 2020

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You may know that professors before they go out to colleges and universities to teach take an oath to never ever have a practical thought. Don't want to tarnish the image of the Ivory Tower.

It's Mine (Beiderbecke)

Sep 17, 2020

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Remember that doll that sat forgotten in a corner of your room when you were a kid, until a visiting cousin found it and loved it. Suddenly, it became your favorite doll, too, and you wanted it back.

Prairie Fires

Sep 16, 2020

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Remember the Phoenix, that Arabian bird that lived for five hundred years, then consumed itself on a funeral pyre, and was reborn from its own ashes?

The American Red Cross

The Red Cross responded to four home fires in Davenport and Bettendorf this week. Pam Gettert is a Disaster Action Team Captain for the region. She helped 21 displaced people in the Quad Cities find shelter and food. 

Dutch Elm Disease

Sep 15, 2020

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What would a town look like with its clothes off? We Rock Islanders found out in the 1960s.


Sep 14, 2020

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Ever wonder what it must have been like to live in Old Testament times and have one of those prophets next door watching your every move?