GENESEO — Jolynn Kitterman often is found searching through shelves and racks for the right size clothing for a client. At other times, she is filling sacks or boxes with food items.

KEWANEE — As site superintendent for Henry County's only state park, Jim Modglin stands ready to facilitate people's camping and hunting experiences, regardless of their expertise.

DOCENT:  1. a college or university teacher or lecturer; 2. a person who leads guided tours especially through a museum or art gallery.

If you take the Arsenal Bridge in the morning, there's a good chance Jay Pearce has saved you from showing up late to work.

SILVIS — An affinity for the game of golf drew both Bill Anderson and Harvey Green into an interest in the professional golf tournament held in the Quad-Cities each year.

MOLINE — The shape is unmistakably that of a guitar. But after that, Tony Carducci's creation takes a sharp, tumbling turn into science fantasy.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL — The air compressor wakes with a shudder, filling the shed with a breathy whine as Carvel Morgan dons his red helmet and its attached gray smock. 

Forty years as a machinist has helped Phil Hendrix see new purpose in old silverware. “What began with a man and a fork is now a treasure that is being enjoyed by so many families,” said Mr. Hendrix, the owner of

Two area volunteers have given hugs, smiles  and comforting words to thousands of families. Blanche Schutjer, 94, has been a volunteer for UnityPoint Health-Trinity Moline for 50 years. Mary Ann Otte, who turns 90 in April, has been a volunteer at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport for 35 years.

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