Moline sophomore Deonte Billups is this week's Dispatch•Argus•QCOnline Metro Pacesetter after helping the Maroons beat Quincy and end the Blue Devils 28-game home winning streak.
Dee Robbins, of Rock Island, is overcome by emotion on Thursday while holding up a photograph of Kevin Parker, her longtime boyfriend, lying in the hospital after he was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run accident. Mr. Parker sustained a collapsed right lung, bleeding on the brain, mutiple rib fractures, and a fractured spine. He also suffered memory loss.
Tanner Williams, Orion High School senior forward, is off to another fast start with 82 points, 26 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Chargers went 4-0 and won their own Orion Tip-Off Classic, with Williams earning All-Tournament honors. Orion's seven seniors all have high hopes this year after going 30-4 and coming within a whisker of the Final Four. Pictured with Williams are Nick Lapaczonek, Zach Kahley, Brady Hancock, Royce Woodley, Trent DeDecker and Cory Stiles. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Gina Young, of Viola, has been training for months to run the Quad Cities Marathon's half-marathon in the cemetery where her son, John-Michael Perry, is buried. The 20-year-old died Aug. 3, 2016, after falling out of a moving car while leaving the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport with friends. The grieving mother says she is running the race to honor her late son and help heal her pain. For a video about Ms. Young go to my VIDEO page.
Rock Island point guard Chrislyn Carr has helped lead Rock Island to a 15-1 start to the season and averaged 13.75 points per game in the Lady Rocks four wins in the State Farm Classic. After averaging 25 points as a sophomore at Davenport West, Carr has focused more on being a facilitator of the offense.
Pearl Harbor survivor Alvis Taylor, of Davenport, Iowa, is one of the two remaining survivors of the attack living in the Quad Cities. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Moline senior Alec Michna is the Dispatch/Argus 2015 Swimmer of the Year.
Eyes of wonder
Black Hawk Area Education Center student Azirel McNeal, 8 of Rock Island, is enjoys the brightly colored lights during the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Santa’s Special Stars event Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the RiverCenter in Davenport. Santa’s Special Stars is an annual free event exclusively for persons with disabilities.
Writer Stephen Elliott.
Moline sophomore sprinter Megan Pittington is this week's Dispatch•Argus•QCOnline Metro Pacesetter. Pittington won the A-Flight 100-, 200- and 400-meter races at the Shipley Invitational.
Augustana College chaplain the Rev. Richard Priggie, right, has rented an entire theater at Great Escape in Moline for 130 students to watch the newest Harry Potter release at midnight on Nov. 18, 2010. Harry Potter fans Sarah Swindall, left, and Amber Brackett, right, who are past students of Rev. Priggie, will be in attendance in full Harry Potter regalia.
WWII veteran Joseph Colmer of East Moline will be accompanied by his daughter Sheri Jo Williams, left, and his son Bruce Colmer (not pictured) as they travel to Washington, D.C., Saturday as part of the inaugural Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Mr. Colmer was a member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne 325th Glider Infantry during WWII. On D-Day he and his unit landed 40-miles behind enemy lines and had to flight their way towards the beaches of Normandy to meet the advancing Allied forces.
Marine Corps veteran Mark Amacher, of Rock Island, reflects on the day he served as a parade guard for the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy. The photograph projected in the background was taken of him the day of the funeral, Monday, Nov. 25, 1963.
The Rock Island County Integrity Task Force is investigating Joan Mulvania's allegations that she was assaulted by Rock Island County Jail personnel after being arrested in a domestic dispute.
DeAndre Robbins, 2 of Rock Island Ill., is headed for the big time. The 76-pound baby will be featured on an upcoming installment of the Maury Povich Show. A crew from the New York based show was in Rock Island Friday to tape a segment on the stocky youngster. A field producer from the Povich show flew in from New York to film DeAndre and his family eating a Jim's Rib Haven - a local rib restaurant. Next week his mother Melissa and DeAndre will fly to New York for a in studio taping. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Ken Williams is retired after being village mayor and in Carbon Cliff government for roughly 40 years. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Former Congressman Lane Evans continues to battle numerous debilitating illnesses with the help of close friend, caregiver and co-legal guardian Cher Erickson. Mr. Evans is residing in the assisted living center, the Lighthouse at Silvis. He receives regular speech and physical therapy to help him with the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. The 12-term congressman still loves to visit with friends and even recently received a letter of congratulation on his 58th birthday from President Barack Obama.
Nancy Schaeffer of Moline isn't about to clean up the mess that her neighbors made in her backyard on Friday September 18, 2009. Ms. Schaeffer watched in disbelief as her neighbors dumped numerous garbage cans full of leaves over her fence and into her yard. Ms. Schaeffer and her husband George Schaeffer, 1157 49th Street, have filed a police complaint. They have also asked the City of Moline for help dealing with the situation because they feel the neighbor's action was precipitated by Moline's new leaf burning ban.
Convicted murderer William “Pete” White of Viola talks with Dispatch/Argus reporter Stephen Elliott Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014 in the Mercer County Jail. Mr. White recently pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for killing his estranged wife, Melissa White, with a crowbar in 2011. (Photo by Todd Mizener / email@example.com)
World War II veteran Bill Jones, 83, is reflected in the shadow box which are home to his numerous medals and ribbons while he sits in his Silvis apartment. At right is a photo of Mr. Jones taken during the war. The Bronze Star recipient, who is terminally ill with liver cancer, plans to be part of the April 15th Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Carmen Lopez, a 32-year-old undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, gets a kiss from her 3-year-old daughter, Sophia, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Ms. Lopez said she has worked hard to make sure her daughter is joyful and not affected by her illnesses.
Neighbor wars - Photo Illustration
Photo Illustration: It might start over a loud noise, barking dogs, weeds, parking or property lines but it all too often ends with a call to the police. Now, several area departments are turning to mediators as a way to solve problems between neighbors who can't seem to get along. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Salt Usage - Photo Illustration
A bride's first Thanksgiving - Photo Illustration
Remember how you felt when you had to cook that first turkey for the in-laws when you were a newlywed? How did it go? Was it a disaster? Readers shared their turkey horror stories with us. (Photo by Todd Mizener)
Bill Murray - Actor