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Past articles by Jim:

Iowa mourns: Helen Mae Lowery a good, old soul

Helen Mae Lowery, 97, was what is commonly referred to as a kind, old soul. → Read More

WGU offers "Dream" scholarships

Western Governors University (WGU) has announced a scholarship opportunity. WGU announced it will award $100,000 in scholarships to those who have dreamed of furthering their education but have faced challenges → Read More

East Moline School District #37 buys building for early education center

East Moline Grade School District 37 has been looking into expanding its early childhood program for more than eight years. Last Wednesday at a special board meeting, it was finally → Read More

Wish List: Becoming a single mom is a transition

Marisa Krochak enjoys being a mother to two little boys. → Read More

Peronnel cutbacks possible amid East Moline budget woes

The city of East Moline has some challenging days ahead. It is confronted with a mathematical story problem concerning the city's budget. And the answer won’t leave everyone smiling. → Read More

East Moline library fund gets boost from Deere Foundation

The East Moline Public Library announced the John Deere Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to support the library’s capital campaign to create a 21st century Library. → Read More

Nelson is the master of all things Silvis

Jim Nelson was just a truck driver whose main civic involvement was youth baseball and softball president in Silvis. → Read More

The week in COVID-19: 24 Quad-Citians lose their battles with COVID-19

The governor of Iowa enacted a partial mask mandate last week, after refusing to do so since the pandemic began in Iowa in March. The move came as COVID-19 cases → Read More

Silvis municipal offices closed due to COVID-19

It was a relatively quick Silvis City Council meeting Tuesday with only two items essentially on the agenda. → Read More

McCombie an easy winner again in District 71

McCombie finished with 65% of the vote. → Read More

Halpin was calm for good reason despite trailing early in District 72

Halpin won re-election with just under 60% of the vote. → Read More

Birdies For Charity to divvy up $12.22 million for 465 charities. .

Despite not having a tournament, the $12.22 million figure is the fourth largest donation amount in event history. → Read More

Silvis in agreement on several items

SILVIS — Tuesday’s Silvis City Council meeting was over relatively quickly with most items unanimously approved. → Read More

Park to honor veterans coming to Coal Valley

Right now, it’s just an empty lot of green grass next to a parking lot. But Wade Argo sees it as so much more. → Read More

Iowa Mourns: Jeannette Green remembered as independent and curious

Pamela Boldman remembers her mother, Jeannette Green, 92, as a strong, independent and curious woman. → Read More

East Moline city council expects to approve raises in future, and will

What seemed like a routine matter — approval of bill payments as part of the consent agenda — got briefly heated Monday at the East Moline City Council meeting when → Read More

COVID-19 still affecting Quad-Cities

The week began with a total of 110 deaths but ended with 114 between the two counties. Meanwhile, Moline High School had to close down in-person classes for two weeks → Read More

COVID-19 WEEK IN REVIEW: 439 new cases are diagnosed, 8 people die of the virus

Another 439 Quad-Citians were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last week, and eight people have died of the novel coronavirus. Here's a look how COVID-19 played a part in the → Read More

East Moline loses bid for $25 million BUIILD grant

East Moline learned officially Friday that it was not one of two Illinois areas selected for the BUILD grant. → Read More

East Moline moving forward on several fronts

East Moline’s City Council met Tuesday and had six 7-0 votes, passing one ordinance and five resolutions. → Read More