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Past articles by Johnnie:

Pay it Forward recognizes mom and dad behind massive Easter egg hunt

LYNDON, Illinois — What started as a backyard egg hunt to celebrate Easter for John and Kodi Wright's young and growing family 14 years ago, has turned into something much bigger in the Village of Lyndon. → Read More

Pay it Forward honors Monmouth teacher who fosters student

MONMOUTH, Illinois — United West Elementary School Teachers' Aide, Kristin Chenault was honored with $300 cash from Ascentra Credit Union for her work of going above and beyond for a student with whom she's been working for three years. Recently, the student needed a new home and Ms. → Read More

Positive Parenting: Say this, not that when praising your child

Experts say the best kind of praise is process praise. This means praising the effort instead of the person. For example, phrases like “I like how you tried” or “great catch” are better than “you’re so smart” or “good boy.” → Read More

Let’s Move Quad Cities: Dry needling helps runner

The process looks like, but is different than acupuncture, because a physical therapist will insert a needle directly into the muscle, to loosen it up and relieve pain. → Read More

Pay it Forward surprises charitable woman working two jobs

"You work so hard for everything that you have, but you never hesitate to help someone in need and for that you make me strive to be a better person, because you're amazing," said Tammy. → Read More

Muscatine printmaker uses art to work through difficulties of ALS

MUSCATINE, Iowa — From his front room, Muscatine artist, Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti creates, using an engraving tool to cut tiny trenches into copper plates bound for a printing press. The technique is called Intaglio and dates back to the 14th century. "I get to work out my own challenges and difficulties, in my art," said Fasanelli-Cawelti, sitting in the front room of his home in January. → Read More

Pay it Forward honors ‘start right, end right’ bowling coach

"I do it because my mom always told me, she said, to give back to share with food and whatever you can give to the community." said Boyd. "So I raised children, foster children and biological children, and I just continue to give back to all children, any talent that I have." → Read More

Positive Parenting: Napping affects children’s next day performance

The researchers found that during the third testing session, the kids who took a nap the day before outperformed the kids that didn’t. → Read More

Let’s Move QC: Avoid dangerous, cold-weather falls

When it is cold, snowy and slick outside the amount of patients at ORA Orthopedics goes up. → Read More

Muscatine kidnapping charges dropped after victim “not cooperating” and “sabotaged the case”

Muscatine's county attorney added that top of everything, this happened a day after a woman was found dead on the side of highway 38. → Read More

Pay it Forward surprises Sherrard Middle School teacher

For Michelle Rolsh, running an interactive, caring classroom at Sherrard Middle School is second nature. Michelle invests in her students - spending her own money to make sure they have everything they need from clothing, to school supplies and even holiday gifts. → Read More

Positive Parenting: Conversations with babies build toddlers vocabulary

Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, PhD, a developmental psychologist at NYU, detailed, “That’s when children transition to saying their very first words. Then they go through an explosion in vocabulary. → Read More

Positive Parenting: Self-control in kids

Research has shown that a child’s cognitive development, or his ability to learn, is likely influenced by his or her parents. But there are other factors at play, too. New research shows that children’s actions may also be influenced by what their peers do. → Read More

Maquoketa chapter reflects record participation in the Iowa FFA Association

Student participation in the Iowa FFA Association is at an all time high and Maquoketa High School is a good example of that with membership up from 60 students last school year to 203 right now according to data from the Iowa FFA. → Read More

Pay it Forward says thank you to James “Snoop” Ramirez

"I don’t know what he does to them, but they are so good, ah! They’re just the best," said VaLora Richardson, who nominated Snoop for WQAD's Pay it Forward contest presented by Ascentra Credit Union. → Read More

Let’s Move Quad Cities: Resolving to get healthier? Think big picture

"My recommendation is, make lifestyle changes. Make this a change forever," said Dr. Andrew Bries, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at ORA Orthopedics. → Read More

Pay it forward salutes Monmouth grocery store owner who donates tons of food

What seemed like a normal day at the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Monmouth was anything but, for store owner, Darren DeJaynes. Little did he know, his friend, Russell "Rusty" Gillam had a surprise up his sleeve. → Read More

Spirit Hollow opens Toptracer Range for year-round heated golf

Each bay has its own iPad from which people can order food and drinks from a brand new kitchen. → Read More

Learning music may make kids smarter

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Five years ago, psychologists at the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California studied how learning music might affect brain development in young children. → Read More

“Our Favorite Things” Bamboo Baby Boutique

Check out Denise Hnytka and Johnnie Jindrich's FAVORITE THINGS from Bamboo Baby Boutique in quaint, Le Claire, Iowa. → Read More