Sam Dunklau

Augustana College MJMC Intern

I  am currently a senior at Augustana College, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. I serve as the General Manager for, Augustana's online student radio station and have worked as an intern and DJ at Studstill Media Group. I report on local news for WVIK and am honored and excited to be a part of the news team. I hope to pursue a career in radio broadcasting and an eventual master's degree in English or Communications. 

Sam Dunklau

City officials in Davenport want to help local teenagers find summer jobs. Next month, The city and Iowa WORKS will host a job fair for high school students.

Iowa WORKS is an state employment resource agency.

One of the old light towers at Modern Woodmen Park
Sean Flynn Photography

When baseball season starts, fans at River Bandits games will have a brighter and safer view. New LED lights and in-field netting are being installed at Modern Woodman Park.

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. 

Missouri Valley Conference


A place where troubled teenagers used to study math will become a place where adults will study job skills. After closing last July, the former juvenile jail in Kewanee is ready to open again as Illinois' first Life Skills Re-Entry Center. Sam Dunklau has more.  

Rock Falls may soon turn bio-waste into business. Last week, city leaders met with officials of a company named Green Vision to discuss the possible building of a solid waste conversion plant in the city.

Sam Dunklau

The possible next governor of Iowa stopped in the Quad Cities today. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds spoke to the Scott County Republicans at a lunch in Davenport.

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103 and counting. That's the number of houses Habitat for Humanity of the Quad Cities has built so far. On Saturday, the charity will dedicate its 103rd home near Washington Elementary School in Davenport.

Sam Dunklau

Crammed into every seat on their white coach bus, Augustana students and faculty made the 30-hour trip from the Mississippi River to the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, D.C.