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Rock Island's Brea Beal a generational talent  Quad-Cities Online

RI's Beal headlines the All-Metro Girls Basketball honor squad, B5.

Rock Island's Brea Beal named Illinois Ms. Basketball for the third straight year  Quad City Times

Rock Island senior Brea Beal has been named Illinois Ms. Basketball for the third consecutive year, joining WNBA and U.S. Olympic star Candace Parker as the ...

Terry Baltzer  Quad City Times

April 6, 2019. ROCK ISLAND — Terry Duane Baltzer, 74, of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away on April 6, 2019. A longtime Colorado resident, Terry was born ...

Rock Island High School first-semester honor roll  Quad-Cities Online

9th Grade Gold Honor Roll. Hawa Abdould-Kadri, Emily Allison, Isabella Allison, Maria Amezola, Marco Arredondo Lopez, Alexa Avalos, Hamidullah Barikzay, ...

Candidate profiles: Rock Island-Milan School Board  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island-Milan School District voters will have their pick of seven candidates on the April 2 ballot. Voters may select up to three candidates to serve four-year ...

Backpacks banned from Rock Island High School classrooms  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Students at Rock Island High School will not be allowed to bring their backpacks or purses to class when they return for their first day on ...

Rock Island's Beal commits to South Carolina  Quad City Times

Brea Beal's birthday came with everything, including a college decision.

Photos: Geneseo at Rock Island Boys' Basketball  Quad-Cities Online

Photos from tonight's Geneseo at Rock Island Boys' Basketball. Final score Rock Island 62, Geneseo 40.

McDonald's happy Beal: Rock Island standout is first Q-C McDonald's All-American  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — It would be safe to say that Rock Island senior basketball star Brea Beal has had a prep career full of highlights. Thursday afternoon's addition ...

Rock Island High School  Quad City Times

ROCK ISLAND High School has selected these outstanding seniors from its class of 348 students:

Q-C native Whitaker named interim Rock Island High School principal  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Moline native Jeff Whitaker has been named interim principal of Rock Island High School after the Rock Island-Milan School Board voted 5-2 ...

Rock Island pep rally could be indoors, if it’s raining  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois- We are super excited for the start of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally for the 2018 season. Friday, August 24, we head to Rock Island ...

Rock Island’s football game moved up to 6 p.m. due to more rain  WQAD Moline

Friday, August 24th's The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally is being moved indoors because of rain.

Rocky, Moline hold contest to raise the most books during football game  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- Fans walking into Almquist Field Friday night were ready to watch the historic football rivalry between Rock Island and Moline High ...

Photos: Alleman at Rock Island | Photos  Quad-Cities Online

Photos from Rock Island vs Alleman, at Rock Island High School. Final score Rock Island 64, Alleman 43.

Rock Island's Brea Beal becomes Western Big 6's all-time leading scorer in win over Moline  Quad-Cities Online

RI 70, MOLINE 53. ROCK ISLAND — The night was all about Brea Beal, but her supporting cast wound up being a very large part of Thursday's 70-53 win over ...

A Rock Island slow-pitch softball team inspires Big League Chew cover  Quad-Cities Online

Who knew Bob Swanson and George Stege, a pair of debate buddies five decades ago at Western Illinois University, would change how the world sees bubble ...

Rock Island-Milan schools won't hire search firm for new principal  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island-Milan board members chose Tuesday not to move forward with plans to spend $7000 to search for a new Rock Island High ...

Candidate profiles: Rock Island City Council Ward 4  Quad-Cities Online

In Rock Island Ward 4, two candidates are vying for one four-year term on the city council. The incumbent, Stephen L. Tollenaer, is not seeking re-election.

Rock Island girls shut down Batavia with great defense  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND 66, BATAVIA 29. ROCK ISLAND — With a 23-1 record, the Rock Island girls basketball team entered play Saturday feeling pretty good. Rocks' ...

Rock Island schools pushing forward  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — He spoke with passion and pride, highlighting the many great things happening with Rock Island-Milan schools.

Girls' GameNight Guide -- UTHS at Rock Island  Quad-Cities Online

The Game: Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Rock island High School. Twitter: @jaydub_DA. Online:

Candidate profiles: Rock Island City Council Ward 2  Quad-Cities Online

In Rock Island Ward 2, two candidates are vying for one four-year term on the city council. The incumbent, Virgil J. Mayberry, is facing a write-in challenger, ...

Galesburg's Range looks forward to handing record to Rock Island's Beal  Quad-Cities Online

While former Western Big 6 Conference girls' basketball player Ruth (Kipping) Boden had no idea who Brea Beal was or that she was closing in on her scoring ...

RI welcomes new superintendent  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Tuesday in Rock Island was a red-letter day that included the resignation of superintendent Mike Oberhaus after more than 32 years with the ...

Rice helps Rocky survive 'strange' contest  Quad-Cities Online

ROCKY 66, MARMION 56. ROCK ISLAND — It's not very often you see a high school basketball game in which the officials decide to go to halftime nearly two ...

Rock Island snaps Moline's Big 6 wrestling streak  Quad-Cities Online

RI 36, MOLINE 34. ROCK ISLAND — The wrestling Rocks played spoiler on Thursday night, opening up this season's Western Big 6 action by snapping ...

Rock Island's Brea Beal closing in on big decision  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — On Nov. 8, Brea Beal will celebrate her 18th birthday with what is expected to be a really big party.

LaFountaine leads, her UT teammates follow for regional win  Quad-Cities Online

UTHS 52, PEKIN 43. ROCK ISLAND — While the rest of her teammates were struggling to get anything going, United Township senior Brandi LaFountaine was ...

Room filled with free hygiene products, clothes and food for High School students  KWQC-TV6

In Rock Island, a social worker and teacher decided to do something about the number of students they saw who didn't have access to deodorant, food or ...

Whitaker named Rocky principal  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Interim Rock Island High School principal Jeff Whitaker on Tuesday night was named principal for the 2019-2020 school year by the Rock ...

Traveling the tunnels: A look at what lies beneath Rock Island schools  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Dewinn Hume knows every inch of Rock Island school buildings — even those that lie beneath the streets of the city.

Laundry of Love QC helps over two dozen Rocky families do their laundry  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- Rock Island High School students and their families got a helping hand Wednesday, Sept. 3 doing their laundry. Rocky partnered with ...

Beal surprised with McDonald's All-America jersey  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — It was not Brea Beal's greatest night on the court, but she came away with three more prizes that brought a smile to her face on Thursday.

Katz, executive producer of "Unplanned" film, hails from Rock Island  Quad City Times

The executive producer of “Unplanned,” a faith-based film opening to the public March 29, has roots in the Quad-Cities.

Metro Girls Basketball Regionals  Quad-Cities Online

Tonight: Pekin (4-23) vs. United Township (8-17), 7 p.m. Tuesday: Rock Island (26-1) vs. Winner of Pekin-UT, 6 p.m.; Moline (15-12) vs. Peoria High (12-9), 7:30 ...

Craig L. Kavensky  Quad City Times

September 12, 1957-February 10, 2019. ROCK ISLAND - Craig L. Kavensky, 61, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, at home surrounded ...

Rock Island sisters bring fashion to events  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND. Haley Walker, 23 and her sister, Lauren Corwin, 27, are now in month two of a bold, innovative idea. They are selling young women's clothing at ...

Rock Island's Randle making impressions in the NBA  Quad-Cities Online

CHICAGO — When the name Chasson Randle comes up, Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks lights up. He smiles and begins to gush about the 2011 Rock ...

Four districts earn top ratings | Education  Quad-Cities Online

Four schools in Rock Island County's 10 school districts have received exemplary status, the highest possible ranking, on the Illinois Report Card for 2018.

Two sisters continue to grow with donations for foster kids  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- Closet2Closet in Rock Island isn't your typical clothing store. The entire inventory, goes to kids in the foster system. “Most of the clothes I ...

Rocky grads celebrate success and look forward to the future  Quad-Cities Online

MOLINE — Blue skies and bright sunshine set the perfect tone Saturday for Rock Island High School's graduation ceremony.

Rally at the Rock | Photos  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island High School hosts the annual "Rally at the Rock" to welcome back students from summer vacation Friday, August 3, 2018 at the High School.

Renowned author Jason Reynolds will visit Davenport, Rock Island  Quad City Times

Award-winning author Jason Reynolds will visit the Quad-Cities later this month.

Rock Island girls find a way to stay unbeaten  Quad-Cities Online

ROCKY 43, NAP. N. 39. PALATINE — The Rock Island girls' basketball teams seemed to have everything going against it on Saturday, but the Rocks found a ...

At last! Rock Island's Randle gets his first full NBA contract  Quad-Cities Online

Finally, Rock Island native Chasson Randle doesn't have to wonder if that call will come.

Rock Island Labor Day parade is Monday morning  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — The 34th annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

38 receive Austin honors in Rock Island  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — A total of 38 Rock Island High School seniors are starting the new school year as 2018 Charles O. Austin Jr. Scholars.

Hungry Hobo hoops scoreboard  Quad-Cities Online

NOTE: Games we are covering will be updated after each score, or at the end of the quarter. Scores are not final until noted. Follow our game coverage at the.

Geneseo Maple Leafs hold off Rock Island Rocks in volleyball  Quad-Cities Online

GENESEO 26-25,. ROCK ISLAND 24-20. ROCK ISLAND — Staying alive. That is how the Geneseo volleyball team finished off a 26-24, 25-20 sweep of Rock ...

Off Limits: Tunnels under Q-C high schools  Quad City Times

Disappointed is the wrong word. It's just that I expected something ... different. When recent installments of my Off Limits Places series were posted to Facebook, ...

Rock Island students and parents demand answers after “confusing” lockdown  WQAD Moline

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Rock Island students are demanding better communication after a lockdown at the high school. The lockdown happened on ...

He just wins: Rock Island graduate Chasson Randle brings intangibles to the game  Quad-Cities Online

For some people, winning just seems to come easily. Does it really? No, it comes through hard work and, most importantly, through an attitude.

Rock Island girls lean on Beal to beat Quincy  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Despite the final score, Quincy girls' basketball coach Martin Pazanin was very happy with the way his team played on Thursday night. In spite ...

Schools credit new sales tax receipts for $11M in improvements  Quad-Cities Online

More than $11 million has now flowed to Rock Island County schools for facility improvements in 1 percent sales tax funding.

Rock Island line is a mighty good line  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — An offensive line at any level of football is normally a family — sometimes a little disjointed, but always a close-knit group of big guys.

Rock Island-native basketball star Chasson Randle signs on with Wizards  WQAD Moline

Rock Island-native Chasson Randle has signed on to play basketball for the Washington Wizards.

Backpacks banned from classrooms at many Q-C school districts  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — A Rock Island-Milan School District policy change this year requires Rock Island High School students to leave backpacks and purses behind ...

What did you miss? A look back at January 2019 in The Dispatch & Rock Island Argus  Quad-Cities Online

FIRST BABY Bob Winterbottom and India Danay of Milan hold their son Axel Ivan Winterbottom as the Quad Cities New Year's baby. Born at Genesis Medical ...

Enjoy 'A Midwinter Night’s Dream': Junior Board's Mardi Gras Charity Ball is March 2  Quad-Cities Online

BETTENDORF — The Junior Board of Rock Island is gearing up for its 80th annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball, which is slated for Saturday, March 2, at the ...

Rock Island County Board District 18 candidate: Rodney K. Simmer  Quad-Cities Online

Candidates for contested races in Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties were asked to respond to questionnaires. The answers submitted by this candidate ...

Beal unanimous All-Stater again  Quad City Times

Rock Island's Brea Beal took another significant step Thursday toward joining WNBA great Candace Parker as the only three-time Illinois Ms. Basketball ...

A look back at major Q-C events of 2018  Quad-Cities Online

First child: The first child born in 2018 in the Quad-Cities area was Kighler Owen Chandler, who entered the world at 12:04 a.m. at Genesis Medical Center East, ...

Hungry Hobo hoops scoreboard, Week 10-2018-19  Quad-Cities Online

NOTE: Games we are covering will be updated after each score, or at the end of the quarter. Scores are not final until noted. Follow our game coverage at the.

Area students honored as Illinois State Scholars | Education  Quad-Cities Online

CHICAGO — Several area students have been named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

College commitment continues to motivate Moline's Morris  Quad-Cities Online

Moline's Austin Morris competes as a junior in the 100-yard backstroke during the Western Big 6 Boys' Swimming and Diving Meet at United Township.

Rocky boys battle No. 3 Bogan in tough setback  Quad-Cities Online

BOGAN 68, ROCKY 54. ROCK ISLAND — It is a loss that the Rock Island Rocks would like to believe could turn into a win. Squaring off with the No. 3-rated ...

Photos: A look at last week's Q-C high school sports  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island's Joseph Fergson wrestles Moline's Charlie Farmer, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 during the Rock Island-Moline wrestling dual at Rock Island High ...

Metro Pacesetter: Simmer warms up for Lady Rocks  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — It seems so simple but it is not as easy as it would seem to be.

Rock Island's JaMir Price commits to play basketball at Bradley  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island senior basketball player JaMir Price was a little frustrated as he was having a very good spring and summer for the Quad City ...

Metro Pacesetter: To Victor go the spoils  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Victor Guzman remembers the disappointments and the doubts leading into a mid-January weekend two years ago.

Photos: Chrislyn Carr through the years  Quad-Cities Online

Texas Tech Basketball. Texas Tech Basketball. Texas Tech guard Chrislyn Carr (4) looks for room against the TCU defense during a game on Jan. 16 in Fort ...

'Once in a lifetime': Rocks' Beal puts finishing touches on record-setting career  Quad City Times

Brea Beal could not wait to be a Rock Island Rock growing up.

Simmer on fire to help Rocks to win  Quad-Cities Online

NORMAL — Forget about that Pacesetter Jinx. On the night when she was celebrating her Metro Pacesetter for the Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline, Rock Island girls' ...

House Church makes new home in former sewing business  Quad-Cities Online

A former sewing factory suits founders of The House Church quite well.

Photos: Meg McLaughlin's best images of 2018 | Photos  Quad-Cities Online

Dispatch/Argus photojournalist Meg McLaughlin picks her best photos of 2018.

United Township's Brandi LaFountaine loves to play, and her team  Quad-Cities Online

The voices were there, telling United Township senior Brandi LaFountaine to call it quits on her basketball season. Those voices fell on deaf ears.

Carr puts himself in spot to move up in Germany  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island graduate C.J. Carr is averaging 27 points, four rebounds and four assists for his team in Augusburg, Germany, in his first professional season.

Alleman students look forward to bringing 'Hairspray' to life  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — It is slightly north of 8 a.m. on a crisp and cloudy fall morning. Cars are buzzing about the Alleman Catholic High School parking lot.

Rock Island High grad is the new Miss Iowa  Quad-Cities Online

DAVENPORT — What a difference four years have made for Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw.

Metro Pacesetter: Nothing comes easy for Rocky's Wilson  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — One might wonder if Rock Island junior running back Davion Wilson will ever get to have a normal high school football season.

Rock Island County clerk candidate: Karen Kinney  Quad-Cities Online

Candidates for contested races in Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties were asked to respond to questionnaires. The answers submitted by this candidate ...

Moline's Wiemers a born winner  Quad-Cities Online

Moline's Drew Wiemers (22) drives to the net with St. Charles North's Connor Linke (34) defending Saturday at Wharton Field House. JESSICA GALLAGHER ...

Hungry Hobo hoops scoreboard, Week 8-2018-19  Quad-Cities Online

NOTE: Games we are covering will be updated after each score, or at the end of the quarter. Scores are not final until noted. Follow our game coverage at the.

Winners announced in high school art competition  Quad City Times

The work of hundreds of area high school art students has been recognized in the 41st Annual High School Art Invitational hosted by Quad-City Arts, Rock ...

Prep softball: Rock Island at Alleman | Photos  Quad-Cities Online

Alleman Pioneers girls softball hosting the Rock Island Rocks at the Alleman Sports Complex.

Q-C students will travel to Germany  Quad-Cities Online

Since 2004, the German department at Rock Island High School has partnered with the city of Rottenburg, Germany, in a German-American Partnership ...

Big names roam Champaign this weekend: RI’s Beal among women’s hoops recruits  Quad-Cities Online

There are plenty of big weekends for major college programs. This weekend the Fighting Illini men and women's basketball program will have some of the ...

Class 3A Rock Island Girls Sectional Track Meet  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island hosts the 3A Girls Sectional Track and Field Meet Friday, May 11, 2018. Competing schools included Bradley-Bourbonnais, United Township, Joliet, ...

2018-19 Metro basketball schedules  Quad-Cities Online

(All 7:30 p.m. unless noted): Nov. 20 Rockford Lutheran (7 p.m.); Nov. 23-24 at Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament (TBA); Nov. 30 at Quincy; Dec. 7 at Rock ...

Jonas D. Foster  Quad City Times

June 28, 1994 — August 25, 2018. ORION, IL — Jonas D. Foster, 24, of New Windsor, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, in Orion, Ill. Graveside services ...

Things looking up - literally - for UT hoops | QC Prep Sports  Quad-Cities Online

EAST MOLINE — At least in a tape-measure sense, things are looking up for the United Township boys' basketball team.

Second annual Chasson Randlle Camp growing this year  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Bigger and more streamlined, the second annual “Chasson's Dream Big Youth Camp” is expected to be another huge hit this summer.

Martin will soon Celebrate much larger Rock Island store  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — Sheleigh Martin keeps doubling her pleasure — and her shop.

High school students kick-off Student Hunger Drive contest  WQAD Moline

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- The 33rd Annual Student Hunger Drive kicked-off Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Students from 17 different high schools came together to make ...

William D. Ellison | Obituaries |  Quad City Times

December 29, 1951-August 16, 2018. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - William David Ellison, 66, passed away on August 16th at Kansas City Hospice House after an ...

Wednesday's other local Division I signings  Quad-Cities Online

Rock Island offensive linemen Kobe Rios (left) and Logan Swartz hold their National Letters of Intent before their Division I football signing ceremony ...

Moline and Rock Island Special Olympics athletes score big in sportsmanship  WQAD Moline

There were smiles all around from players and fans from both sides during an exhibition game between the Moline High School and Rock Island High School ...

Big 6 questions for Big 6 football | QC Prep Sports  Quad-Cities Online

Sports reporter Jeff Wendland takes a preseason look at Big 6 football.

Where you can register to vote on September 25th  WQAD Moline

This year, National Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2018, and hundreds of events are being planned across the nation. Those interested can find ...

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