News headlines for the morning of June 18, 2018:

Courtesy Mississippi Bend Players

The Mississippi Bend Players, Augustana College’s professional regional theatre, is beginning their second summer season with the opening of Big River on June 22. Based on the classic 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the original Broadway musical won seven Tony awards, and is being performed June 22-24 and June 29-July 1 at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College Campus.

Driftless Area Education & Visitor Center

Jun 16, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Quad Cities experience the first heat wave of the summer,
  • President Trump chooses an Illinois senator to be ambassador to Kenya,
  • and Eastern Iowa is still recovering from the 2008 Flood.

Forecast for today: sunny with a high of 92.

The (Burlington) Hawkeye

On Midwest Week, a settlement has been reached in a long-running fatal shooting case from southeast Iowa involving police, the victim's family, the state, and when police video should be released to the public.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Government Bridge is closed this morning,
  • the Elephant Club honored victims of domestic violence,
  • and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has sold its old campus.

Today's forecast: partly cloudy with a high of 93 and the heat index as high as 100.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The inaugural Rock River Trail Ride ended Thursday afternoon at the confluence with the Mississippi in the Quad Cities. On the final day of their trip, Dan Libman, who teaches English at Northern Illinois University, and Carl Nelson, a WNIJ producer rode their bicycles from Prophetstown to the Hennepin Canal in Milan. 

Victims of domestic violence were honored Thursday afternoon. Family Resources and a group of men called the Elephant Club held their 7th annual Flowers on the River event.

Kahl Building Sold

Jun 14, 2018

Just days after dedicating its new campus in downtown Davenport, the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has sold the old one. Wednesday it announced the sale of the Kahl Building for 2 million dollars to a Bettendorf company called JNB Capitol Building.