A collection of photos from the life of the late Dr. Joyce Brothers and her daughter, Dr. Lisa Brothers Arbisser.
How to tie a bow-tie
15 May 2013, 10:43 pm
Greg Kautz, owner of the Gentry Shop, Davenport, models how to wear a bow tie, Monday, May 13, 2013, at his shop. Mr. Kautz said a younger generation is finding the fashion, fun and practicality of the bow tie.
2013 SBEA Awards: Meet the honorees
13 May 2013, 10:47 pm
Meet local businesses that are making a difference -- 15 nominees for the Quad Cities Chamber's 2013 Small Business Excellence Awards.
Historic Velie Car Retuns Home
3 May 2013, 4:50 pm
The Rock Island County Historical Society recently received the donation of a rare 1921 Velie car. The car, manufactured in Moline, Illinois, is one of only a few hundred still in existence.
Credit Island Lodge Burns
2 May 2013, 4:33 pm
Davenport firefighters battle a fire that fully engulfs the Credit Island Lodge in Davenport on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The entire roof of the building was destroyed by the blaze.
The RiverBend Bronze Community Handbell Ensemble
25 April 2013, 6:32 pm
Stephen Swanson, of East Moline, and Michael Callahan, of Moline, ring bells during a rehearsal of the Quad City Community RiverBend Bronze Community Handbell ensemble at Ascension Chapel at Founder's Hall at Augustana College on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Maple City Mobile Home Park flooding
18 April 2013, 5:47 pm
Flood waters from the Geneseo Creek in Geneseo, Ill. forced some Maple City Mobile Home Park residents to move their possessions to higher ground on Thursday, April 18, 2012. The creek was pushed out of its banks by heavy rain.
Flooding Throughout the Quad Cities
18 April 2013, 5:29 pm
Flood waters rise in communities throughout the Quad Cities. Constant, heavy rains and have the Mississippi and Rock Rivers flowing out of their banks and inundating roads and homes.
16 April 2013, 2:28 pm
Bud Benner, 94, of Rock Island, goes skydiving over Cape Canaveral, Fla., in January 2013. He's doing a tandem jump with a professional from the Skydive Space Center.
9th annual Sylvan Island Stampede
14 April 2013, 8:14 pm
Over 300 cyclists came out Sunday, April 14, 2013, to compete in the 9th annual Friends of Off-Road Cycling's Sylvan Island Stampede mountain bike races in Moline.
Easter vandal destroys Sacred Heart statue
1 April 2013, 5:22 pm
The statue of Jesus Christ in front of Sacred Heart Church, on 5th Avenue in Rock Island, lays face down on Monday April 1, 2013 after it was vandalized at 9:21 p.m. Sunday. Rock Island police are currently reviewing security camera footage that shows a lone vandal knocking over the statue and then walking away.
St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade 2013
16 March 2013, 4:30 pm
Danielle Frere adds to the cacophony of sound with her Irish flag-colored horn as she marches in the St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade in Rock Island on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The lively festival included music, dancing, bagpipes and lots of cheering from the thousands of parade-goers lining the entire route.
No Small Hobby: Model Railroad is a Big Deal
2 March 2013, 9:00 pm
Ben Gifford controls his train as it enters the rail yard at the Quad City Model Engineers' rail line in East Moline on Monday, February 25, 2013. The club moved into the space in downtown East Moline more than decade ago - building the walls and supports for the five hundred foot track before creating the elaborate, detailed scenes that the trains travel through.
New Niabi Zoo elephant enclosure
26 February 2013, 5:31 pm
Niabi Zoo Director Marc Heinzman looks over the nearly completed addition to the elephant exhibit at the Coal Valley zoo on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013. The new habitat triples the space for the elephants with an additional 23,000 feet of space being added to the existing 10,000 feet.
Veterans march on despite losing their sanctuary
23 February 2013, 7:25 pm
Dale Sambdman of Milan carries a four-slice toaster to his car after purchasing the item at an auction at VFW Post 1303 in Rock Island on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The contents of the building were auctioned off to help raise money for the Post's relocation. The building at 3715 9th St. will be razed to make way for a new retail development.
Rock Island Police officer saves fire victim
22 February 2013, 4:21 pm
Rock Island Police officer Daniel Johnson talks about his rescue of a fire victim from the roof of a Rock Island home on Friday Feb. 22, 2013.
Landing on Air
25 January 2013, 5:49 pm
Skiers and snowboarders get the chance to land on a giant air bag at Ski Snowstar Winter Sport Park in Andalusia on Saturday, January 19, 2013. US Airbag set up the inflatable pad at Ski Snowstar to allow people the opportunity to practice tricks without getting hurt - or to just have fun by experiencing the thrill of the fall.
Fire races through Eldridge bar, restaurant
17 January 2013, 7:27 pm
Firefighters pour water onto the building housing Del's Eatery & Pub in Eldridge on Jan. 17, 2013. Firefighters from at least a half-dozen departments including Davenport, Donahue, Long Grove and Bettendorf were among those assisting Eldridge. Three ladder trucks were employed to battle the blaze which took over 4 hours to get under control.
Davenport Ice Rink busts containment
4 January 2013, 6:34 pm
Gary Schafer and Pete Petersen, of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, pack up the ice rink making equipment after the first attempt to install the new attraction in downtown Davenport failed on Friday January 4, 2013. According to Ken Croken, Genesis Heath System VP of Corporate Communication, organizers discovered on Friday that the water used to form the sheet of ice will need to be laid down in layers instead of filling the rink structure all at once. While attempting to fill the structure the water broke containment spilling into the courtyard and running down the hill to River Drive. The rink will be located on 2nd Street in the courtyard in front of Skybridge. Genesis is sponsoring the free rink and will host an Ice-Stravaganza on Jan. 27.
Keith Meyer appears in Scott County Court on January 4, 2013.
4 January 2013, 6:18 pm
Keith Meyer appears in Scott County Court on January 4, 2013.
2009 Indianapolis 500 There's nothing quite like the sound of a full grid of 33 IndyCars hitting the starting line under full power and heading into Turn 1 at the 100 year-old Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Peter and the Wolf at Horace Mann in Rock Island Wednesday’s performance of "Peter and the Wolf" by Ballet Quad Cities’ professional dancers with Horace Mann 4th-grade student was the culmination of a unique three-week ballet residency with Ballet Quad Cities titled “Dance for Life,” funded by the Illin
Deer stranded on Lock & Dam 15 roller A female deer caught the attention of the Quad Cities Friday after a passerby noticed the stranded on one of the Lock & Dam 15 rollers. No rescue was attempted due to the extreme risk to human life. The deer was euthanized around 4:45 pm.
The Final Launch: Orion High School 85 Orion High School students participated in the 7th Annual Launch Day. The event marks the culmination of five months of work by students in the trigonometry, physics and industrial technology classes.
The Rock Island Armory Thursday April 9, 2009 marked the beginning of the end for the historic Rock Island Armory as the wrecking ball started to take the building down. The event was highlighted by a song performed local musician Chris Dunn.
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A large variety of children's wagons and gigs have arrived in thecity and are being sold at war prices. 1888 -- 125 years ago: All Rock Island retail houses, with the exception of a clothingstore and a jewelry store, have agreed to early closing hours during the summer months.The store will be closed at 8 p.m. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Baseball enthusiasts in Rock Island are attempting to raise$20,000 to keep the Island City Park open, despite the fact that the city has no franchise inorganized baseball this year. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The organization of a third rural young people's unit will beundertaken tomorrow night at the Milan Presbyterian Church, with Mrs. Mildred K.Wellman, home advisor, and Robert Smith, county farm adviser in charge. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Deere & Co. will begin a "big switch" on its telephone systemMonday morning. The extension numbers of all 1,600 telephones on the firm's EastMoline and Moline exchanges will be changed Monday morning. 1988 -- 25 years ago: East Moline's June Jamboree VI -- Nostalgia Days, will seemlike a '60s revival with the appearance of stars like Bobby Vee, Freddie Cannon, PeterNoone, Turtles, The Grass Roots and Lou Christie. This year's festival has beenexpanded to five days, June 22-26, at the Northeast Park complex.