Michael Poletto

WVIK News Intern

I am currently a senior at Augustana College with a major in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a double minor in English and Chinese.  I am also the Head Video Editor for the Augustana Observer, the official Augustana College newspaper.  

Through the MJMC program, I have interned at KWQC, WQAD, and now WVIK.  This internship gives me the opportunity to write, report, and interview sources then produce stories for broadcast and web. 

After I graduate, I hope to find a job in either radio or television broadcasting and later, get my masters degree to be able to teach.

City of Davenport

The Festival of Trees Holiday Parade is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m.  The staging area will be on Third Street between Pershing Avenue and Iowa Street.  

City of Muscatine / City of Muscatine

The city of Muscatine has raised enough matching money to win a state grant.  Yesterday was the deadline to raise $500,000 to go with an equal amount from the Community Attractions and Tourism program.

Augustana College

Augustana College plans to renovate another building.  Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, which is adjacent to Centennial Hall, will be turned into a state-of-the-art music building.  

Scott County Juvenile Diversion Program

Scott County wants to do more to keep kids out of the court system. Tomorrow it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first Juvenile Diversion office in downtown Davenport.

WVIK News / WVIK News

A new use for an old school building.  The Davenport School District is leasing space at the former J.B. Young Opportunity Center School to eight local groups.  

Flip the District

This weekend, a local fraternity will "flip cups" for a good cause.  Augustana College's Alpha Sigma Xi is teaming up with two bars in Downtown Rock Island.  

Blue Jeans Go Green

Some of your old clothing could soon help insulate homes.  Theisen's Home, Farm, and Auto has partnered with the Blue Jeans Go Green initiative to collect denim and turn it into insulation.

Iowa Supreme Court

Justices from the Iowa Supreme Court will visit the Quad Cities this week to hear a case and talk with high school students about the court.  

Rock Island Parks and Recreation

Local residents will celebrate the birthday of a historic building this weekend. The party on Sunday will be in honor of the 100 year old Chalet in Rock Island's Longview Park. 

QC Food Hub

After eight years, the QC Food Hub in Davenport is closing. Its goal was to support local farmers and help them sell the food they produced to local residents.