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.
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.
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.
Once again the Bettendorf School District will measure the academic year based on hours instead of days. Monday night the board of education approved setting the length of the 2018-2019 school year at 1,080 hours.
A multi-campus church in the Quad Cities is expanding again. After buying the former Kone building in downtown Moline last summer, Heritage Church has announced its plans for the 117,000 square foot building.