Let's Get Physical - Fran Riley Feature

Let’s Get Physical

The average age of the students in the class is eighty one. Three times a week these inspiring seniors meet to exercise, socialize, and get …

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Lemons and Legos

At Davenport West High School, the robot is on a test run. Lego robotics is a big deal at West. Student use science, technology, engineering…

Glitz, Glitter, and Gangsters - Fran Riley Feature

Glitz, Glitter, and Gangsters

Glitz Glitter and Gangsters

It’s a period which changed the American landscape. The days of rum running and bootleggers. The age of prohibition. That time during the 19…

Andrew And Ansel - Fran Riley Feature

Andrew And Ansel

It is a slice of small town Iowa. The community which at one time was the county seat. Home to a county jail. A stage coach route. Perhaps t…

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Up Their Alley

Muscatine Mike Berlin. When he speaks, his students listen. The former professional bowler is passing on his knowledge to a talented trio at…

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Athletics and Artistry

With a flip of the switch, Fernando Rios turns on his machinery. From his basement workshop, the East Moline man puts his band saw, scroll s…

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The Prairie Poet

April is festival time in Galesburg. The community is celebrating the legacy of two time Pulitzer Prize Poet Carl Sandburg. At the Sandburg …

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They Make The Call

Their combined experience: Ninety one years. Men who have a way with words! “Together. Touch. Butterfly. Waltz away!” Some of the terminolog…

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Going Gluten Free

Gluten. It is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. It can cause some long term health problems for people who discover the…

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

At The Fountains Senior Living Community, seems like everybody knows eighty year old Charlie Brown. His hobby is puzzling!

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Augustana And Audiology

On the Augustana College Campus, Doctor Ann Perreau provides help for the hearing impaired. She is the audiologist at the College Center for…

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Community Classroom

It’s all in the approach. An artistic approach. A method of taking the classroom to the community. It’s The Creative Arts Academy of the Qua…

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They’ve Got Rhythm

Golden Oldies are a big hit with some folks in Bettendorf. Especially when Bob Burchett arrives at The Fountains Senior Living Community.

Fran Riley Feature - Singing Sensation

Singing Sensation

Sixty one year old Les Wilson is a profile in courage. He was born with a rare spinal disease. He has had seven back surgeries, surgeries on…

Set In Stone - Fran Riley Feature - Joe Barnard, Muscatine sculptor

Set In Stone

Joe Barnard is rock solid. Using rotary tools and his God given ability, the Muscatine man turns stone into sculpture.

Fran Riley Feature - Particular About Plastic - plastic model makers

Particular About Plastic

Using tweezers, glue, an air brush and plenty of directions. Meet the model makers! Men at work. These local guys gather monthly on the seco…


Bucktown Brad

After discovering he is allergic to oil paint, Moline artist Brad Bisbey decided to make a switch. Brad works with acrylics, and his portrai…