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.
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.
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.