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. 

Quad City Chamber of Commerce

Quad City Chamber of Commerce members are heading to Washington this week. On Wednesday, about 30 business owners, bankers, and public officials will travel to the capitol for their annual advocacy trip.

River Action, Inc.

For the 33rd year, River Action will celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, the group will partner with the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department to remove invasive weeds from Pigeon Creek Park, east of the Arconic plant.

via Augustana College

  Augustana College has hired its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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After 11 years of leading the Davenport Catholic Diocese, Bishop Martin Amos announced Wednesday that the Vatican had approved his request for retirement. He'll be replaced by Monsigner Thomas Zinkula.

QC Coffee and Pancake House Wants to Expand

Apr 10, 2017

A popular downtown Rock Island restaurant is asking the city for help so it can expand. Monday night the city council will consider grants and loans for the QC Coffee and Pancake House, also known as Koffee Break Restaurant, at the corner of 19th Street and 3rd Avenue. 

Dozens of local charities gathered at John Deere World Headquarters in Moline to pick up materials for this year's Birdies For Charity fundraiser. The annual event raises money based on birdies scored by pro golfers during the John Deere Classic. 

QC Police Teaming Up to Curb Car Theft

Apr 7, 2017
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Police are asking for the public's help in preventing car theft in the Quad Cities. 

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250 blue pinwheels are spinning in the wind in front of the Davenport Police Department. This morning, Davenport police partnered with the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council to plant the "Pinwheels for Prevention" garden. 

Iowa homeowners and renters who have past due energy bills can avoid having their service cut off. 

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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.