History At The Hardware Store - Fran Riley Feature

History At The Hardware Store

Once a hardware store. Also, formerly a teen center and a nightclub. The Kewanee Historical Society is located in the Butterwick Building.

Run Genie Run! - Fran Riley Feature

Run Genie Run!

She is a profile in courage. This is the remarkable story about a Quad City woman and the high tech machine helping to improve her quality o…

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Their Dream Home

It’s a talker. An attention getter. A piece of Prophetstown “present and past.” The Victorian home on East Third Street is one of the most c…

The Greatest Generation - Fran Riley Feature

The Greatest Generation

When he was twenty two years old, Ed Kobbeman was flying combat missions during the Second World War. He spent four years in active duty wit…

Bellevue Barn Builder - Fran Riley Feature

Bellevue Barn Builder

Vince Kilburg’s basement workshop is his second home. You could call it a plywood palace. Vince’s Toy Shop is located in rural Bellevue, Iow…

Bucket Brigade To Aerial Ladder - Fran Riley Feature

Bucket Brigade To Aerial Ladder

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! The bell, hose cart, photos, and other interesting items tell the history of the Muscatine Fire Departmen…

Corner Conversation Piece - Fran Riley Feature

Corner Conversation Piece

Take some one hundred year old barn boards. Add some touch up. Then, build a village.

The Veterans Barbershop - Fran Riley Feature

The Veterans Barbershop in Geneseo

Navy veteran Greg Ryner opened a barber shop with a veterans theme. A one chair shop. Where each picture on the wall tells its own story.

Dance Me A Story - Fran Riley Feature

Dance Me A Story

It is a very creative approach! Exploring literature through ballet. Recently, a group of children at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport part…

Japanese Garden - Fran Riley Feature

A Touch Of The Orient

On Mulberry Avenue sits a great escape. A place to reflect. Relax. It is Laura’s Garden. Birds, bridges, shade trees, and lanterns. The Laur…

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An Optimistic Approach

Twenty years of golf and optimism. An event for the kids. The 20th annual Quad City Optimist Charity Golf Outing is a gem.

Race Across The Sky - Fran Riley Feature

Race Across The Sky

It is grueling. A monumental test of a person’s physical and mental makeup. On August 20th, six men from the Quad Cities will take on the un…

Happy Campers - Fran Riley Feature

Happy Campers

More than 200 kids and dozens of volunteer counselors are going to school. Vacation Bible School at Loud Thunder.

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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…