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Area News

  • Crews work to put out fire at Arconic in Bettendorf
    by Lauren Simone on April 22, 2018 at 12:20 am

    BETTENDORF, Iowa– Fire crews from River Dale, Bettendorf and LeClaire all responded to a structure fire located off State Street in Bettendorf at the Arconic manufacturing corporation,  Saturday, April 21. Arconic Community Relations Manager John Riches says the fire started on top of a furnace towards the east end of the building. “Crews were able to put the fire out quickly, no one was hurt, and no one had to be evacuated,” says Riches. The fire started around 6:30 p.m. […]

  • Trump Considering Pardon for Boxer Jack Johnson
    by Emily Koss on April 22, 2018 at 12:09 am

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, was convicted […]

  • Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers Films, Dies at 49
    by Emily Koss on April 21, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. Troyer was 49. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” a statement posted to his social media said. “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked […]

  • Spring is here to stay over the next several days
    by Taylor Graham on April 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Even though we didn’t see much sun today, at least we made it into the 60s. Cloud cover will stick around tonight, allowing our temperatures to stay up a bit. Overnight lows will only be around 40. Cloud cover will gradually clear out Sunday afternoon, giving way to a pretty nice day. Highs will warm up into the mid 60s. We’ll get even warmer by Monday with highs in the upper 60s. Clouds will likely increase through the day. Some […]

  • New Jersey Teen Raises Over $10K to Pay Off Other Students’ Debt, Combat ‘Lunch Shaming’
    by Emily Koss on April 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called “lunch shaming” she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. “Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told […]

  • Barbara Bush’s Funeral Draws More Than 1,000 Mourners to Honor Her Life
    by Emily Koss on April 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    TEXAS  —  More than 1,000 mourners gathered in Texas on Saturday to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty. Bush, only the second woman in US history to have had a husband and son elected President, died Tuesday at the age of 92 at her home in Houston. She had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, and decided against seeking additional medical help earlier this week after a series of […]

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Responds to Teen’s Promposal With Big Surprise
    by Emily Koss on April 21, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The odds of a “yes” were slim, but the payoff was still huge for one Minnesota teenager who asked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the prom. @TheRock PROM?! pic.twitter.com/VyHhrpVQYe — katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018 Katie Kelzenberg, a high school student at Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, posted a video to Twitter on Sunday, asking the former pro wrestler and “Rampage” star to prom. As an added touch, the teen wore the same 90s throwback look […]

  • Defense dominates Iowa Sporing game
    by Matt Randazzo on April 21, 2018 at 4:15 am

    The Iowa defense gets interceptions from Amani Hooker and Assumption’s Jake Gervase in Spring scrimmage. […]

Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Mon
1:00 pm Cemetery Board @ Port Byron Village Hall
Cemetery Board @ Port Byron Village Hall
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
Cemetery Committee (Board of Managers) Village of Port Byron The Cemetery Committee for the Village of Port Byron will hold a meeting on Monday April 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, South High St., Port[...]
May
7
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6:00 pm Village Board Meeting @ Village Hall
Village Board Meeting @ Village Hall
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AGENDA BOARD MEETING Monday April 2, 2018 6:00 P.M. VILLAGE OF PORT BYRON IL The Board of Trustees for the Village of Port Byron will hold a meeting on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:00[...]
May
9
Wed
7:00 pm Planning & Zoning @ Port Byron Village Hall
Planning & Zoning @ Port Byron Village Hall
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Planning and Zoning Commission Village of Port Byron The Planning and Zoning Commission for the Village of Port Byron will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall, 120[...]

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