A group of young men smile for pictures while standing beside a red and black bus.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Students, teachers, administrators, and fans gave the Augustana Men's Basketball team a celebratory sendoff this morning on campus in Rock Island. The Vikings and their coaches got on a charter bus headed for Salem, Virginia, and a police escort led the way to the Final Four.

College President, Steve Bahls, was on hand to wish the team good luck. And Coach Grey Giovanine was in good spirits before the 13-hour trip to the east coast.

Wilson-Neuleib Sentenced

Mar 15, 2017
Wilson-Neuleib, wearing yellow-orange inmate shirt and pants, walks through a door.
Screenshot from pool video / pool

For the second time, a Moline teenager has been sentenced to a long term in prison for murder. Wednesday afternoon, 19 year old Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib received a total of 62 years - 50 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated battery, to be served consecutively.

Courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls /

This week, Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr pick up where they left off by talking about the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists.

A superintendent from southeastern Iowa has been chosen to lead the school district in Clinton. Gary DeLacy from Danville was one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in Clinton.

With help from a private foundation, the auditorium at Moline High School will soon be transformed into a performing arts center. Monday night the board of education approved plans to renovate and expand the current facility.

A 8-9 year old girls wearing safety glasses works with a machine and brush. / The Manufacturing Institute

Manufacturers need women to help fill jobs, and women can find fulfilling careers in the industry. Tuesday night in Davenport, the Manufacturing Institute and Arconic Foundation will help women learn from each other about opportunities, challenges, and best practices in the field.

Chairman of the Rock Island County Republican Central Committee, Bill Bloom (file)
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

After three years and a lot of changes, Bill Bloom will step down as Chair of the Rock Island County GOP. He's retired but has accepted a contract position with Deere and Company.

Bloom was first elected after the 2014 primary election. He says over the last five elections, GOP candidates have won eight seats on the Rock Island County Board.

EICC Budget for 2017-18

Mar 13, 2017

Work on next year's budget for the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is nearly finished. Monday night trustees will hold a public hearing, and then vote on a proposal for Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine Community Colleges.

Davenport Junior Theatre

A children's theater group is raising money to pay for major renovations. Davenport Junior Theatre needs to raise about $160,000 to fix up The Nighswander Theatre.

 Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan says the project is long overdue. 

Ethan Anderson


Early next month, Ethan and Bethany Anderson of West Liberty will travel to Jordan to volunteer with a church located in Mafraq, a city that's taken in more that 78,000 Syrians.