Bettendorf

Frontier Hospitality Group

A new hotel will soon be built on the former site of a Quad Cities landmark. This week, Frontier Hospitality Group announced plans for the corner of Spruce Hills Drive and I-74 in Bettendorf - once the site of Jumer's Castle Lodge and The Lodge.

Kimball Sworn In

May 31, 2018
WVIK News

As the police chief retired in Bettendorf, a new chief took his place. Thursday Phil Reddington made his final radio call to the dispatcher on his way to the swearing in ceremony for his replacement, Keith Kimball.  

The film A Quiet Place debuted April 6, 2018, to critical acclaim and commercial success, earning over $50 million on its opening weekend alone, and scoring a 95% approval rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. The screenplay was co-written by three filmmakers, including two natives of Bettendorf, Iowa: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also served as executive producers. The third screenwriter is John Krasinski, who also directed and stars in the movie.

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Construction has started on a new hospital in Bettendorf for people with mental health and drug abuse problems. Officials of a Tennessee company, Strategic Behavioral Health, broke ground Thursday  afternoon on Tanglefoot Lane, between I-74 and Utica Ridge Road.

Detours in Bettendorf

Apr 2, 2018
Iowa DOT

As part of construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, some work and detours will begin this week  ( 4/2/18 ) in Bettendorf. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work includes repairing 14th Street, and building a new entrance ramp from Grant Street to westbound Interstate 74. 

Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf is preparing to raise money for a new building and it's hoping a foundation based in Brooklyn New York will help. So last week, it hosted a site visit by John Gulla, executive director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation.

Joan Marttila

A retired educator from Bettendorf is running for a seat in the Iowa House. Monday Joan Marttila announced she's running as a democrat in District 94, which includes Bettendorf, Riverdale, Panorama Park, and northeast Davenport.

A bank based in central and western Illinois will open its first branch in the Quad Cities on Tuesday. 

A group that encourages women to become leaders has opened a new office in the Quad Cities.  The Iowa Women Lead Change will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in Bettendorf Thursday afternoon.

After 18 years, Planned Parenthood is closing its clinic in Bettendorf. Located on Tech Drive, Friday will be its final day.

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