Camp Summit

City meets country. A summer camp for less fortunate children.

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Quick On The Draw

The power of the pen. Bill Douglas delights in drawing! He makes his mark using a brush tip pen. The Moline man creates caricatures.

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Absolutely Fitnastics!

They are talented. Determined. Head over heels about the floor exercise and other routines at Fitnastics gym in Clinton!

Music and Movement - Fran Riley Feature

Music and Movement

It’s about 35 minutes of non-stop activity. Children and their parents sing, listen, and dance in a circle around a classroom at First Presb…

Gold Medal Hopes -  Fran Riley Feature

Gold Medal Hopes

Liz Davis says it amps her up. She likes to check people and take the puck away from them. Liz is a sled hockey player.

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Going To State!

This Burlington woman is gifted. Artistic. She designs gingerbread houses. These days, she is creating four pieces for exhibit at the Iowa S…

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Margaret On Two Wheels

85-year-old Margaret Paulos of Davenport is participating in the 2016 RAGBRAI.

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Maggie’s Room

Embracing the journey. Following their hearts. A community support group reaching out to a little girl and her family. Ten year old Maggie D…

Corn For A Cause - Fran Riley Feature

Corn For A Cause

The ministry is called “Selling Corn For A Cause.” It began in 1998. All proceeds from the sale go to foreign missions. The church has raise…

Mister Hovercraft - Fran Riley Feature

Mister Hovercraft

Seems like almost everyone in town knows Bob Windt. He is a guy who inspires and encourages kids to be their very best.

Rapid Ron Reifert - Fran Riley Feature

Rapid Ron Reifert

He is a hall of famer. Perhaps the finest pitcher in Muscatine High School history.

Flying Eyeballs - Fran Riley Feature

Flying Eyeballs

Customized cars. Dragsters. Motorcycles. Complete with unique pin striping. It’s a reunion of men and their machines. The Flying Eyeballs Mo…

Summer Spectacular - Fran Riley Feature

Summer Spectacular

It happens once a year. Adults and children on the same stage. Wednesday evening, July 13, 2016, the Community Choir of Geneseo and the Chil…

Letts Wood Carver - Fran Riley Feature

Whimsical World of Wood

Richard Clevenger says he has a big imagination. He also likes to ad lib as he goes along. The Letts, Iowa man is like a summer Santa. In hi…

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Marriage Milestones

Fifty is nifty. Marital milestones for five couples at Christian Center Church in Davenport. Each couple has been married at least fifty yea…


On Their Soapbox

History returns to Muscatine on July 4th. Let’s roll. The Adult Soapbox Derby is back after a fifty year absence.

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Dynamic Duo

Friends. Musicians. Band members. “Detroit” Larry Davison and Ellis Kell will be among the best at the fest July 1st and 2nd. The Mississipp…