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Past articles by Michael:

Davenport schools hold presentations on math proficiency, enrollment

Multiple school board members described the math proficiency rates as “disturbing” → Read More

Morrison Community Hospital unveils $20.5 million expansion with open house

MORRISON, Ill. (KWQC) - On Sunday dozens came out to Morrison Community Hospital to get a first look at the newly complete, 80,000 square-foot expansion. “At first our thought was just to add a new ER department, but after some financial feasibility studies were conducted we quickly grew to realize that we had lots of other spaces that need enhancement as well,” MCH CEO Pam Pfister said, “We… → Read More

Geneseo and Rock Island square off in regional final, plus HS football playoff matchups are announced

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. (KWQC) - Illinois boys soccer playoffs were underway as Rock Island hosted Geneseo for a Western Big 6 clash for the regional title. Plus, Iowa and Illinois announced matchups for next week’s first and second-round matches for football. 26 teams from the QCA will be competing in next week’s football games. All rights reserved. → Read More

FDA lays out plan to potentially make hearing aids accessible over the counter

The plan comes after congress pushed for the idea in 2017 → Read More

Week 8 Highlight Zone 10-15

Just one week of the regular season remains for most of the QCA → Read More

Economist weighs in on potential John Deere employee strike

A strike deadline is set for Wednesday at 11:59 P.M. → Read More

Camanche family puts together lemonade stand to help cover medical costs for 3-year-old daughter

CAMANCHE, Iowa (KWQC) - Brooke Butz would describe her daughter Addison as a pretty average three-year-old. “She is a very feisty, spunky, just a very happy kid,” Butz said, “She gives everything she’s got, all the time.” Since being born when Butz was just 33-weeks pregnant, Addison has faced challenges all her life. “We knew that since she was born she had some GI issues, she suffers from… → Read More

DeWitt project converting insurance building into housing receives state tax credit

This project is one of 49 across the state this year to receive the credit → Read More

Palmer Women’s Rugby holds non-exhibition home game for first time in nearly 2 years

The women’s team is the defending Midwest Rugby Football Union Champions → Read More

Concern grows with COVID-19 hospitalizations as fall and winter seasons loom

As of Monday, Genesis and Unity Point report a combined 28 ICU COVID patients → Read More

Sherrard football surprises gold star family by retiring number

B.J. Luxmore wore #5 and graduated from Sherrard in 2005 → Read More

QCA organizations set to send assistance to Louisiana following Hurricane Ida

QCA organizations set to send assistance to Louisiana following Hurricane Ida → Read More

Skeleton Key hosts Rock Island Artists’ Market

Skeleton Key is looking to expand the event in 2022 beyond their parking lot → Read More

QC St. Patrick Society holds August St. Paddy’s parade following March postponement

This is the first parade from the group since 2019 → Read More

KWQC Highlight Zone Week One 8-27

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - After weeks of waiting, the Highlight Zone is back! See all the highlights from local games with some major non-conference stats. We’ll have even more highlights Saturday night at 10 P.M.! Copyright 2021 KWQC. All rights reserved. → Read More

Dozens gather for health and wellness event in Davenport to honor man’s legacy

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Othea Stevenson has dealt with a lot of grief in her life. Five years ago, on August 23, 2016, Stevenson’s son Demar was shot and killed in Rock Island. Demar was only 23-years-old and Crimestoppers are still accepting tips to help solve the case. Then, since last Spring, Stevenson lost an aunt and uncle to COVID, as well as another relative to suicide. Through all the… → Read More

Hundreds travel down Mississippi River for 2021 Floatzilla

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - For Kayakers and Canoers of the QCA, it might not be much of a stretch to say Floatzilla is their favorite day of the year. “I think it’s a lot of people’s only time on the Mississippi River every so that’s why I think it’s really unique and really fun about our event,” River Action Program Manager Noah Truesdell said. Parts of the river in the QCA were shut down… → Read More

Team Rubicon gears up for work in Haiti after devastating earthquake

Team Rubicon was founded following the 2010 Haiti earthquake → Read More

Veteran musicians make first appearance at Ya Maka My Weekend

Musicians from the Golden Street Band were impressed by what Rock Island had to offer → Read More

Thousands from near and far descend upon Dyersville for MLB Field of Dreams game

From Dyersville natives to Hoosiers, folks from across the country to enjoy Iowa → Read More