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A meeting between Davenport Civil Rights Director Latrice Lacey and Mayor Frank Klipsch has ironed out the issues the Civil Rights Commission has raised about appointments to its membership.

Lacey, Klipsch and City Attorney Tom Warner met behind closed doors Monday afternoon in which they discussed the commission's recommendation to implement a more formal process for vetting qualifications and potential conflicts of interest for appointees.

While no administrative rules have been codified, the mayor, who has the power to appoint with the concurrence from City Council, has agreed to consult with Lacey in the future before making appointments to the commission.

\"As I told Latrice, one of my top priorities is equal representation,\" Klipsch said. 'I'm 100 percent supportive of work the commission does and now have a way that we are working to get the best possible candidates.\"

The commission voted last week to recommend a formal process for vetting appointments after two issues surfaced with the mayor's latest appointment.

City code defines the commission as \"seven individuals broadly representative of the community and the various racial, religious, cultural and social groups within it.\"

Last month, Lacey voiced concerns to Klipsch about an unnamed Caucasian candidate from the business community that she said was not a \"good fit.\"

As she had done with former Mayor Bill Gluba, this was her innocuous way of indicating if there was a conflict of interest or any other problems with a potential appointee. Conflicts of interest can include whether a complaint has been filed against a person or their employer or if they have filed multiple complaints against someone else.

Lacey told the commission that the following day she received a preliminary Council agenda containing with the same person listed as an appointment. This prompted her to contact Warner, who spoke to the mayor, and the appointment was rescinded.

It was stated during the commission meeting that Klipsch had expressed a desire to appoint someone from the business community which turned some heads because that was not viewed as a social or cultural group.

A few weeks later, concerns surfaced with Erie Johnson, the mayor's latest appointment and a fiduciary advisory specialist at Wells Fargo.

The role of business in civil rights also became an issue in Missouri, where the NAACP issued a travel advisory for minorities nearly four months after a bill was signed into law that required explicit proof that bias led to termination. The bill was viewed by the NAACP as a weakening of civil rights protections.

Klipsch said his comments were not based off trying to include a specific person or various segment of the community, but making sure the city was \"not in a position to exclude somebody who works.\"

Johnson's appointment became a topic of concern because it was perceived that his background and resume did not fit the specifications outlined in the code because there was no appearance of community involvement in activities related to civil rights.

The appointment was the third African-American on the commission, which Lacey said was not representative of the community's demographics and still neglected to address gaps on the commission with respect to religious, cultural and social representation.

In discussing the issues in-person, Klipsch said he has committed himself to discuss appointments with Lacey just as he does for the other boards, commissions and committees he appoints members to.

With Klipsch and Lacey talking up the need for better communication, they both described their conversation as \"a great meeting\" toward helping the commission.

\"We are on the same page about the process and I'm hopeful that won't happen again,\" Lacey said.

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The Quad-City International Airport is rolling out a new Fly Local Alliance in an effort to encourage more allegiance among area companies and their employees to the regional airport.

Through the new alliance, the airport is asking area businesses with employees who travel to \"look before they book\" at the Quad-City airport's options and make it a priority to fly local when possible. The airport developed the initiative in cooperation with the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce's Air Service Committee.

Cathie Rochau, the airport's marketing representative, stressed that the alliance is not a group or a committee and there is no cost to participate. Rather, the alliance is seeking endorsements from area employers, large and small.

She said the alliance's mission is to help foster stronger relationships with area companies and create an open dialogue. \"Hopefully in return, our area companies will understand the importance of a thriving airport and feel ... a sense 'that this is my airport.'\"

The alliance's kick-off comes as the airport is working to identify ways to retain and increase passengers, including curbing the growing number of Quad-City area passengers driving to Chicago and elsewhere for air service, or what the airline industry refers to as leakage.

\"We want to first and foremost reduce our leakage,\" Dave Heller, co-owner of the Quad-Cities River Bandits and the Air Service Committee chairman, said in an interview.

\"We want people who live and work in the Quad-Cities to use the Quad-City airport,\" said Heller, who has been a vocal advocate of the airport.

As alliance members, companies and organizations pay no membership fee but do agree to communicate with airport officials about their travel trends and other factors that impact their corporate travel spending. Alliance members also agree to promote two new airport tools to their work forces, including an airport customer satisfaction survey and an online true-trip cost calculator.

According to Rochau, the two-question survey asks travelers to rate the airport and include comments about their rating. \"This is more opportunity to receive feedback,\" she said. \"That's where we may hear things that are important to people, but may not be related to the flight. Those are things we can fix.\"

The new cost calculator allows travelers who are planning to fly for business or leisure to compare all the costs of flying from the Quad-City airport vs. other airports in Chicago and regionally.

Heller said the calculator allows travelers to know the true cost of choosing another airport from the cost of driving, including gasoline, parking, tolls and hotel costs, to what it costs the traveler in time.

\"We are actively trying to grow this airport,\" he said. \"The only way we can do it successfully is for people who live, work in the Quad-Cities and choose air travel to choose to fly out of the Quad-City airport.\"\u00a0

Aviation Director Bruce Carter said the alliance will provide the airport and the longstanding chamber subcommittee with more formalized tools for measuring feedback and to expand participation. \"As regional and national market forces in the airline industry continue to evolve, this program enables endorsing participants to be an ambassador within their own spheres of influence,\" he said.

By endorsing the alliance, area companies will receive additional benefits at the airport including complimentary passes to the airport's business center/lounge, on-site assistance for corporate travelers, VIP welcome signage for guests, and on-site meeting room access.

Endorsing the alliance does not require participating on the Air Service Committee, which is made up of chamber, business and community leaders. But the committee will be updated on the start-up phase of the alliance at its Jan. 17 meeting.

Early companies and organizations endorsing the Fly Local Alliance include: Modern Woodmen of America, Kent Corp., MediaLink, Quad-Cities River Bandits, Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Quad-Cities Chamber, Southeast National Bank,\u00a0Admospheres Media & Marketing, and US Bank. Any member who endorses the alliance by year end will be considered an inaugural member.

\u201cThe importance of buying local means more jobs and services to our community, and buying local includes air travel, too,\" said W. Kenny Massey, the president and CEO of Modern Woodmen, headquartered in Rock Island. \"More passengers using the Quad City International Airport means more air carriers will consider this region for expansions.\"

For more information about Fly Local Alliance, visit www.qcairport.com/alliance. To join, contact Cathie Rochau at 309 757-1743.

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Nearly 50 people were waiting in line Friday morning when\u00a0the doors of the Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch opened\u00a0for its Estate Book Sale,\u00a0Carol Wagner, a volunteer with Friends of the Davenport Library said.

\"And for the first two hours, it was wall to wall people,\" she said of the special sale of more than 1,000 unusual, quality books that had been donated\u00a0by the family of John Marshall, a Davenport pharmacist who died in September.

When the two-day sale was over, the library had netted about $8,000, Wagner said.

The books that did not sell were the highest-priced offerings, including the 16-volume set\u00a0\"Handbook of the Birds of the World\" priced at $2,000, the 20-volume set\u00a0\"Flora of North America,\" priced at $1,400,\u00a0numerous volumes of literature\u00a0still in slipcases and books written in French, Wagner said.

These books, valued at a total of $4,000,\u00a0will remain at the Eastern Avenue Branch for several weeks in the event anyone still wants to come in to buy. \"People have been calling even today (Monday), wondering about certain books,\" she said.

Then, when library volunteers have time to catch their breath, they will sell some of those remaining books on amazon.com and arrange for Matthew Bullock Auctioneers, based in Ottawa, Illinois, to pick up the rest, Wagner said. The company specializes in collections and has a global reach.

The library arrived at its pricing by looking up values on amazon.com and then reducing them by one-third to one-half, Wagner said. The auction company will determine its own pricing; \"it could be more or it could be less,\" she said.

Money raised by the Friends group is used to buy materials and fund programs, especially the summer reading program, and to use as matches for grants such as the Big Read program.

For questions about the books, call the branch at 563-326-7832.

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Information courtesy of Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Joe Taylor, president and CEO, and Jessica Waytenick, public relations and marketing manager:

QCCVB List online http://bit.ly/2mqWPpE

These places are open for Thanksgiving dinner so you don't have to cook.

Bix Bistro at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport

Join them for a feast to remember at Bix Bistro, featuring their chef\u2019s favorite traditional dishes.

Seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

$29.95 per person; children 8-12 $14.95; children 7 and under younger

Call 563-484-5900 for reservations. Website

Up Skybar at The Current Iowa in Davenport

It will be open for dinner from 4-10 p.m.

563-231-9556 Website

Jumer\u2019s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island

You\u2019re invited to a Thanksgiving feast, plus prime rib, baby back ribs, and the Seafood Bar. So get your bibs on and forks up.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

$24.99

Over 21 years only. No reservations needed. Website

Montana Jack\u2019s in Moline

They are serving their full menu, plus you can order turkey and ham with all of the traditional fixings.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

309-736-4208 Website

Johnny\u2019s Italian Steakhouse in Moline

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet serving all of your Thanksgiving favorites with all the trimmings.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adults $25, Children up to age 12 \u2013 $1 per year of age.

Call 309-736-0100 for reservations. Website

Thunder Bay Grille Thanksgiving Buffet in Davenport

Enjoy all the traditional favorites on the buffet. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied carrots, green bean casserole, baked ham, carved roast beef, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, salad bar, pies and desserts.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$21.99 ages 11 and older; $10.99 ages 5 to 10; Free ages 4 and younger

Call 563-386-2722 for reservations. Website

Prairie Grille in Davenport

Thanksgiving Day Brunch with all of your Thanksgiving favorites and assorted desserts.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adults $20, Children 4-10 yrs. $9, 3 yrs. and younger are free

Call 563-386-6900 for reservations. Website

Isle Casino Bettendorf Farmer\u2019s Pick Buffet

Enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other signature Thanksgiving Day favorites.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$24.99 per adult

No reservations are needed. Website

Granite City in Davenport

Three-course family style Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with traditional and unique Thanksgiving sides and desserts.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

$24.95 per adult; $8.95 kids 12 and younger.

Call 563-344-9700 for reservations. Website

Iowa 80 Truckstop

Full buffet includes turkey and ham, dressing, fried chicken, barbecue ribs, a lot of sides, and pumpkin pie and assorted cakes.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$16.75 includes beverage

Website

TPC Deere Run

Traditional Thanksgiving buffet, prepared by Executive Chef, Sean Dittmer and his team.

Seating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$31 per adult; $12 for children

Call 309-796-4020 for reservations. Website

Bob Vogelbaugh\u2019s 47th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at SouthPark Mall in Moline

Free and open to everyone of the Quad-Cities area. More than 2,500 are served by 400 volunteers. Volunteers needed for set-up starting at 8 a.m. and serving after 3 p.m.

4-6 p.m.

Fees: None

No reservations needed.

Me & Billy in Davenport

They will be open from 9 a.m. to noon while the annual Turkey Trot takes place. The kitchen will not be open.

Website

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Earlier this month, Betsy Green came across an article in The Washington Post about a woman who ate and drank pumpkin spice products for an entire week.

\u201cNow my armpits smell like nutmeg,\u201d read part of the headline.

Green\u2019s take?

\u201cAmateur.\u201d

Since mid-September, the 42-year-old Moline woman has consumed something pumpkin-flavored\u00a0\u2014 from pumpkin beer to pumpkin pancakes\u00a0\u2014 \u201cpretty much every day.\u201d She plans to keep the routine going through Thanksgiving Day.

Green has made it her annual mission to sample\u00a0\u2014 and review\u00a0\u2014 every\u00a0 pumpkin item she can find at area restaurants and bars, grocery stores and online.

The list of seasonal products goes well beyond the standard pie or pastry. She has tried pumpkin ice cream bars, vinaigrette dressing, sparkling soda, Twinkies, salsa, yogurt and granola bars.

She compiles all of her findings on her blog, called \u201cPumpkin Obsessed,\u201d complete with photos, short reviews and a ranking, ranging\u00a0from zero to five pumpkins.

And, yes, she does it just for fun.

\u201cI have fun trying new things and writing about it,\u201d Green said. \u201cIt started as a silly joke with my friends. Now I\u2019m sitting here with you.\u201d

In her fourth season as a dedicated all-things pumpkin blogger, Green, who works as a project manager at Royal Neighbors of America, has found more items than ever in stock at Aldi, Target and Hy-Vee stores. Friends from across the country have sent her other finds from stores such as Trader Joe\u2019s. She has also prepared more of her own recipes this year, such as pumpkin-flavored pastas, soups and sloppy joe sandwiches.

\u201cI do get a couple of pumpkin care packages,\u201d Green said. \u201cSometimes my friends leave a pumpkin beer on my back doorstep.\u201d

As she says, an almost overwhelming amount of items come in a pumpkin flavor this time of year.

\u201cSome things are just weird. Weird, but good,\u201d Green said. \u201cLike, I\u2019m not sure anyone thought pumpkin spice cough drops would taste good.\u201d

The array of options have grown plenty since Starbucks Coffee Company first offered the pumpkin spice latte in 2003.

\u201cThat\u2019s how it started,\u201d Green said. \u201cFall is now marked by the pumpkin spice latte being available at Starbucks.\u201d

That\u2019s the drink that launched her blog. At first, Green would post about the popular latte on Facebook, often saying she was counting down the days to its release \u201clike it was Christmas morning.\"

\u201cIt\u2019s a limited thing,\u201d Green said. \u201cThat\u2019s why it\u2019s a little bit more special.\u201d

Her blog covers much more than the signature coffee drink. And not every item gets a favorable review.

\u201cPumpkin latte is an absolute misnomer in describing this lollipop flavor,\u201d Green writes in her recent review of a lollipop she bought at Walgreens. \u201cIt tastes like hot cinnamon. Like if you took a fire Jolly Rancher and crossed it with Hot Tamales. If you like that kind of thing, you will like this lollipop. I was done after about 30 seconds and tossed it in the trash.\u201d

When she transferred her posts over to a Wordpress site two years ago, Green\u2019s initial goal was to post three times per week from mid-September through Thanksgiving Day. Lately, with the end of her pumpkin season coming up, she has been blogging daily.

As a result, at least among her friend group, Green has become known as the \"pumpkin girl.\"

\u201cI tell my friends that if you don\u2019t want to read about pumpkin stuff, just avoid my page for two months,\u201d she said.

To prepare for her blog, Green maintains a Pinterest board dedicated to pumpkin items and recipes. When fall arrives, her list typically gets longer.

\u201cI keep finding new things,\u201d she said.

Last week, Green crossed another item off her pumpkin bucket list: A pumpkin mule at Me & Billy, the bar and restaurant in downtown Davenport.

\u201cIn the fall, it\u2019s our staple cocktail,\u201d Kaiann Distasio, a Me & Billy manager said of the drink made with vodka, pumpkin liqueur, ginger beer, fresh lime simple syrup, whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon.

The pumpkin mules will be available through Friday, though Distasio guesses some customers will request it beyond then.

\u201cI have to tell people we don\u2019t have it all the time,\u201d she said. \u201cLike when it\u2019s July.\u201d

Locally, Green has also tried the punk \u2018n\u2019 mator at Great River Brewery, a pumpkin coffee at Cool Beanz Coffee House in Rock Island and a pumpkin milkshake at Steel Plow Burger Company in Moline. While on a trip to Des Moines, she tried a pumpkin shake at Zombie Burger. One of her favorite fall-flavored beers is the pumpkin smasher at Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, Illinois.

Later this week, Green will review her final pumpkin item of the year and move onto enjoying her other favorite flavors: chocolate, coffee and peppermint.

\u201cI'm excited to eat things other than pumpkin,\" she said. \"I try to find things I like about every season,\u201d she said.

After all, she\u2019s already started putting up Christmas decorations at home. As for her last review, she\u2019d like to track down a Ben & Jerry\u2019s pumpkin ice cream flavor.

One thing\u2019s for sure: On Thanksgiving, she won\u2019t opt for pumpkin pie.

\u201cI\u2019ll have pecan,\u201d she said. \u201cI just like it better.\u201d

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Even before Madison Banks stepped into a high school classroom, she already had her college plans solidified.

Committed to the University of Washington softball program since eighth grade, the Bettendorf senior made it official recently signing a national letter of intent with the Pac-12 school.

Bettendorf had a signing ceremony Wednesday for four student-athletes. In addition to Banks, swimmers Caleb Aman (Wisconsin) and Sam Galvin (Youngstown State) along with basketball standout Emily Ivory (Missouri-Kansas City) were recognized.

Banks' story is somewhat unique.

She never has played an inning of high school softball. Instead, she has opted for travel ball each summer with the Beverly Bandits out of Chicago.

\"It is more competitive,\" Banks said. \"You're playing these top athletes that are going to Washington, UCLA, Oregon or Florida. You're seeing what you're going to be seeing in college on a daily basis.

\"It was the best route for me. I've tried to represent Bettendorf in different ways, either playing basketball and I'm doing track again this year.\"

Washington gives Banks the opportunity to compete for a College World Series title. The Huskies were at the CWS last season.

Banks, a shortstop, already has developed a close bond with Washington. She has had weekly conversations with the coaching staff for the last four-plus years.

\"I haven't missed a Monday call with them,\" Banks said. \"To this day, we'll talk about random stuff, like cereal for 40 minutes.

\"That's what drew me to them. At Washington, I felt at home and they wanted to get to know me more than just as a softball player. I feel that will bring out the best in me athletically and academically.\"

Aman selected Wisconsin over Iowa, Missouri and Missouri State. He was drawn to the Badgers' smaller roster size and team atmosphere.

\"I was a little weary at first because I never heard a lot about Wisconsin or Midwest swimming coming from Virginia,\" Aman said. \"It was an eye opener.

\"I wasn't slow, but I wasn't the top-tier swimmer that I am today. I've honestly grown into someone who wants to be an NCAA swimmer.\"

Aman won three state championships last winter (200 medley relay, 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke). He holds multiple school records with a season still remaining.

Currently, he's focused on getting ready for the junior nationals in Iowa City next month.

\"I'm looking forward to showcase what it means to be a Wisconsin recruit,\" Aman said. \"Last year, junior nationals was kind of my breakout meet of talking to Wisconsin and bigger schools.

\"I'm excited for it.\"

Galvin committed to Youngstown State last month. She helped the Bulldogs finish third place at the state meet earlier this month and is swimming club for Lane Four Aquatics this winter.

\"It is an accomplishment for me,\" she said. \"I never thought I would swim in college until my freshman year of high school. I wanted to work hard, and I'm still working hard to get there.\"

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IOWA CITY\u00a0\u2014 Statistics suggest the Iowa football team may be able to run across the finish line of its 2017 Big Ten schedule Friday.

Although Nebraska has surrendered an average of 289.2 yards per game on the ground against its last six opponents, Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz suggests Iowa needs to solidify its own game first.

Heading into the 3 p.m. road game with the Cornhuskers, the Hawkeyes have labored to average 107 rushing yards per game in Big Ten play and are winless in the five games they have been held below 100 yards this season.

\u201cIt\u2019s a team thing, just like the passing game, everybody\u2019s got to execute for us if we\u2019re going to have a good opportunity to run the football,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said Tuesday. \u201cThat\u2019s the backs, the tight ends, obviously the linemen and receivers are part of that.\u2019\u2019

Yards on the ground haven\u2019t come easily for Iowa, which ranks 12th in the Big Ten in rushing, one spot higher than the rushing defense the Hawkeyes will face this week.

In the past two weeks in particular, Wisconsin and Purdue have been able to deny Iowa success on its outside zone read plays, the longtime foundation of the Hawkeyes\u2019 success in rushing the football.

Ferentz concedes the absence of injured senior tackles Ike Boettger and Boone Myers have impacted the level of performance on the Hawkeye offensive line, but he doesn\u2019t see that as a viable late-season excuse.

\u201cWe\u2019re 11 games into it right now, so the idea is to be moving forward and that\u2019s why November football is important, how you\u2019re growing and pushing forward,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201c\u2026 The goal this week is to take a step and hopefully look a little more cohesive and a bit more together up there with all the schemes we\u2019re running.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz said that extends to pass protection as well, where quarterback Nate Stanley has picked himself up and is moving on after being sacked six times in last weekend\u2019s 24-15 loss to Purdue.

The sophomore believes he has gotten recent issues on snaps worked out with center James Daniels and he said the energy on the practice field this week has been good.

\u201cIt needs to carry over to games,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said. \u201cWe need to keep drives alive, do what we can do to help not put the defense in a tough situation. That\u2019s on us, to keep the defense off the field and to do what we can to help flip field position.\u2019\u2019

Preferably, the Hawkeyes want those drives to end in the end zone, a place Iowa has reached twice in its last two games after putting 55 on the board against Ohio State.

In struggling to adjust to a new 3-4 defensive alignment this season, the Cornhuskers have given up 110 points in their last two games and have allowed three of their last five opponents to top 50 points.

\u201cTheir 3-4 is a little different from the one we saw at Wisconsin and we know that they will try to blitz and confuse us and do what they can to keep us off guard,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said.

That puts a premium on offensive execution, center James Daniels said.

\u201cThat\u2019s what it comes down to. It all has to fit together for the run game to work,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cThat hasn\u2019t been there the last couple of games and it\u2019s something we\u2019re working on. That\u2019s all we can do.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz suggests that\u2019s the reality of the situation.

\u201cNothing\u2019s been easy for us. We haven\u2019t done anything consistently well, but that\u2019s the goal, to execute it and go out and do it on Friday,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cWe can talk about it right now, and we\u2019re planning, just like we do every week, we want to be balanced but the key is getting out there and executing it.\u2019\u2019

And if the Hawkeyes do that?

\u201cThe yards will be there,\u2019\u2019 running back Akrum Wadley said. \u201cWe\u2019ve seen that, but it all comes down to it fitting together on game day. We\u2019re looking this week to find the right fit.\u2019\u2019

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The owners of the New Mandarin in Moline used a note on the door to tell customers the restaurant no longer is in business. Posted on the front door of the Chinese restaurant at 4808 27th St. is the following: \"I am sorry to say that we are permanently closed. We are very proud to have served the Quad-Cities for 38 years. We will really miss all of you and wish you the best!\"

The phone number for New Mandarin no longer is in service, and the owners could not be located for comment.

Rock Island County records show the property was purchased by Jimmy Wang and Allison Lai in October 1987. The restaurant was built in 1989.

\u2014 Times staff

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Phil Axtell has liked how his goaltenders have played in the last month.

But Tuesday, the Quad-City Mallards head coach got some very welcome news.

C.J. Motte, who earned all-star honors with the team last season, was released from his professional tryout agreement with the AHL's Chicago Wolves and returned to the team after spending the last month with the Wolves.

\"Little unexpected but it's going to be nice to have him back,\" Axtell said.\u00a0

Motte's return comes after the Wolves received goaltender Michael Leighton on loan from the NHL's Arizona Coyotes. Leighton joins Kasimir Kaskisuo as the Wolves goaltenders while Maxime Lagace and Oscar Dansk remain up with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Axtell didn't indicate when Motte would play next for the 6-8-0 Mallards, who take on the Mountain Division-leading Wichita Thunder (11-2-1) Friday and Saturday, then face Kansas City on Sunday.

While with Chicago, Motte went 1-1-1 with a 2.30 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. He played in the Wolves' 4-3 shootout loss to the Rockford IceHogs on Sunday.

This year with the Mallards, Motte was 0-2-0 with a 3.53 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. He went 20-11-2 with a 2.68 goals against average and a .917 save percentage last season with Quad-City.

Motte's return crowds up the Mallards' goaltending situation. Rookie Ivan Kulbakov made 11 straight starts, going 6-5-0 with a 3.32 goals against average and a .912 save percentage while making a league-leading 382 saves. Branden Komm made his first start with the team on Sunday, a 2-0 loss to Kansas City in which he made 26 saves.

\"Our goalies have been playing great without him here,\" Axtell said. \"It's great to have him back but it's a double-edged sword. You wish he could stay up and keep playing but glad to have him back, obviously.\"

Axtell said he planned to keep all three goaltenders for the time being, placing Komm on reserve.

\"I like Kommer, I like (Kulbakov), obviously,\" Axtell said. \"I think Motter just wants to play so I don't think it's going to hurt. He's got a great mentality, he's going to give his best regardless of where he is.\"

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There may be new mental health services in the offing for the Iowa Quad-Cities.

The Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region has submitted a new proposal to the state to reduce a nearly $14 million budget surplus that could lead to an expansion of services in the five-county region that includes Scott County.

The new services in the proposal include the establishment of \u201ccrisis stabilization\u201d sites, places where people who don\u2019t require hospitalization but still need around-the-clock care could go for a short period while being stabilized. In addition, the region's management team is proposing to expand mobile crisis teams to all five counties in the region.

Both services would deal with people with mental health difficulties that need immediate attention.

The region's governing board won\u2019t approve a budget until early next year. But Lori Elam, chief executive for the region, said this week that adding those services would improve the continuum of care in the area, as well as reduce the number of people who are sent to hospital emergency rooms or to jail.

\"You need crisis services to catch people before they get really bad,\" Elam said.

Mental health regions across the state and their member counties are being forced to reduce big fund balances. The Eastern Iowa region\u2019s balance, including excess mental health funds among the counties, is at about 175 percent of the region's annual budget.

By 2020, the balance for the Eastern Iowa Region must be knocked down to 20 percent.

The requirement is part of a bill that former Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law in May, which allows mental health regions more flexibility to levy property taxes for mental health services.

Scott County had lobbied the legislature for that ability. The county has complained a state-imposed cap did not allow it meet ongoing operational costs. And with other counties in the region levying more in taxes per capita to pay for mental health services, that has caused some friction over the past few years.

The bill that lawmakers approved continued limiting how much tax money the regions could raise overall in property taxes, but it did allow for some shifting within those regions.

As a result, Scott County can now raise taxes for mental health services, though doing so could make it more difficult to lower the amount of the surplus. The county currently levies $19.20 per person for mental health services.

Eventually, Elam said, property taxes will need to be adjusted to pay for the new services in the long term. When that will happen and what the levy will be is not clear.

The new law caps property taxes for mental health services at $30.78 per person in the Eastern Iowa region.

The proposal to the state Department of Human Services forecasts spending $12.2 million in new region-wide services between fiscal years 2019 and 2022, said David Farmer, Scott County's budget director, who also acts as the fiscal agent for the region.

That would be a significant increase for this area. In 2017, the region's annual expenditures totaled about $8.5 million.

Elam said earlier this week she hopes to move forward soon toward finding a provider to manage the new crisis residential facilities, which would essentially be multi-bedroom homes that would be rented and staffed by professionals who would help manage the needs of residents. If all goes as she hopes, the new services could be online at this time next year.

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The family of missing Moline girl Trudy Appleby is hopeful that people visiting the Quad-Cities for the holidays will talk about the case and take action.

On Aug. 21 \u2014 the 21st anniversary of the 11-year-old's disappearance \u2014 Trudy's family added $9,000 to the $1,000 reward already being offered by Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities for information leading to answers in the case.

Police have named William \"Ed\" Smith as a possible person of interest in the disappearance. He died on Dec. 23, 2014, having never acknowledged that he had any information.

Detective Jon Leach, of Crime Stoppers, said police and the family initially decided to put a 90-day time limit on the $10,000 reward, hoping it conveyed a sense of urgency. That period expires this month, so it is being extended.

\"We're going to run it through the end of the year \u2014 through the holidays,\" Leach said. The hope is that people who knew Smith or have information about Trudy will talk about the case over Thanksgiving and/or Christmas and finally feel compelled to come forward.

Crime Stoppers allows the public to provide tips anonymously. In fact, the guarantee of anonymity is what keeps Crime Stoppers' rewards at a $1,000 maximum. Anything over that amount would generate paperwork related to taxes, which would require the identity of the person receiving the reward. Family members frequently bolster rewards with their own money, which is the case in Trudy's disappearance.

\"My heart goes out to the family,\" Leach said. \"It's been over 20 years. We've worked with the family for so long. You see their pain.\"

Trudy last was seen at her home, getting into the passenger side of an older model, gray-colored vehicle with an unknown male.

A witness saw Smith in a similar vehicle near his residence in East Moline on Campbell\u2019s Island in the late morning hours of Aug. 21, 1996; the day she disappeared. The witness saw a younger female in the passenger seat and believed that person to be Trudy, whom the witness knew.

The vehicle passed within feet of the witness, police said.

Police were informed that on the days leading up to her disappearance, Trudy asked to go swimming with a friend who resided on Campbell\u2019s Island. Her father did not permit her to go swimming, but phone records show she may have planned to do so, anyway.

The investigation also showed Smith had access to a vehicle similar to the one that was described as having picked up Trudy. Leads from the investigation show the vehicle may have been scrapped within a short time of her disappearance, police said.

The police department is requesting the community\u2019s assistance regarding any suspicious activity observed on Campbell\u2019s Island, on the waterways surrounding Campbell\u2019s Island, the boat launch at Empire Park in East Moline and the Mississippi River islands of Blackbird and Dynamite on or around the date of Aug. 21, 1996. They also are interested in any information, regarding Smith's whereabouts and activities during that time period.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands \u2014 The Iowa basketball team managed to handle South Dakota State\u2019s All-American big man Tuesday.

It was the little guys that killed them.

Freshman guard David Jenkins poured in 23 points and junior point guard Tevin King continually made clutch plays while scoring 16 points as South Dakota State pulled away for an 80-72 victory over the Hawkeyes in the consolation bracket of the Cayman Islands Classic at John Gray Gymnasium.

The Hawkeyes (3-2) will finish up play in the tournament today by taking on UAB in the seventh-place game at 11 a.m.

South Dakota State\u2019s 6-foot-9 Mike Daum, who averaged 25 points per game last season and has made several preseason All-America teams, was limited to only 10 points and three rebounds Tuesday.

But that was small consolation to Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

\u201cBetter than yesterday,\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said in his postgame radio interview, referring to an 80-71 loss to Louisiana on Monday. \u201cNot where we need to be.\u2019\u2019

Junior forward Ahmad Wagner, who scored the first four points of the game and led a second-half comeback, said he and his teammates remained in good spirits despite two disappointing setbacks in a row.

\u201cWe couldn\u2019t get over the hump today, but our locker room is fine,\u2019\u2019 Wagner said. \u201cWe\u2019re keeping the faith. We know what we\u2019re capable of doing and we believe in each other and our coaches. We\u2019re just going to keep working to get better.\u2019\u2019

Isaiah Moss led Iowa with 18 points and freshman Jack Nunge added 14. Tyler Cook and Wagner each added 11.

The Hawkeyes shot 63.6 percent from the field (14 for 22) in the second half.

But in the last five minutes, with the outcome hanging in the balance, they didn\u2019t make enough plays.

\u201cWe\u2019re a young team who played like a young team today,\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said. \u201cBut I don\u2019t look at our guys as young \u2026

\u201cThe bottom line is you\u2019ve got to play like a veteran team when you\u2019re in a two or three possession game with seven or eight minutes to go. And we did part of the time. We just didn\u2019t finish it.\u2019\u2019

After trailing by three points at halftime, the Hawkeyes briefly took the lead but then had a flurry of turnovers and gave up a string of 3-point field goals to fall behind by eight (63-55) with 8\u00bd minutes remaining.

Following a timeout, they got right back in the game as two Cook free throws, a layup by Wagner and a rare 3-point field goal by Wagner trimmed the margin to a single point. Freshman Luka Garza went to the foul line with a chance to tie with the game with 4 minutes, 50 seconds left, but he missed.

The Hawkeyes had a couple of very damaging turnovers after that and King and Jenkins took over, scoring all of the Jackrabbits\u2019 points in an 11-4 scoring run that gave South Dakota State a 74-66 lead with 2:08 showing on the clock.

Iowa got as close as 74-69 on a Moss floater with a minute to go, but South Dakota State put the game away at the foul line.

The Jackrabbits, coached by former Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger, made 16 of their 19 free throws in the game and half of their 20 3-point attempts. Forward Reed Tellinghuisen added 15 points, but McCaffery was most impressed with the 6-foot 2 duo of King and Jenkins.

\u201cThey\u2019re very good, both of them, and they\u2019re powerful,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cJenkins can really shoot it, King gets in the lane. He\u2019s a tough cover.\u2019\u2019

McCaffery also was very impressed with Wagner, who suffered a bruised shoulder early in the game but kept battling.

He was less pleased with some of his other players, noting that he specifically challenged Cook following the game.

\u201cI said \u2018You are a guy who played well today, but I need you to be the best player in the gym and that\u2019s the mindset you\u2019ve got to have,\u2019\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said. \u201cHe was terrific at times. At other times he missed a couple shots he should have made. He knows that \u2026 I need him to be better.\u2019\u2019

The Iowa coach made it clear he had no problem with the effort being put forth by his team.

\u201cThe energy was there,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cWhat we\u2019re not doing \u2026 We always talking about not being as connected defensively as we need to be, but we\u2019re not connected offensively either. We\u2019re not executing in all situations. We\u2019re executing in some \u2026 but it wasn\u2019t every time.\u2019\u2019

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DES MOINES -- They are being sold as a middle-class tax cuts.

But some middle-class workers in Iowa eventually would pay more under tax law changes being considered in Congress, according to multiple reports from progressive and center-left think tanks.

With majorities in both chambers of Congress and a president in the White House, Republicans hope to check off one of their top policy goals: an overhaul of federal tax laws that includes reducing many tax rates, including for individuals and families.

The U.S. House and U.S. Senate have created separate proposals, and they hope to pass a bill and get it to President Donald Trump this year. Both bills are being advertised by the GOP as tax cuts for middle-class workers.

\u201cWhat Iowans need to know is taxes under the Republican plan are going to be cut for the middle class,\u201d Ronna McDaniel, the national Republican Party chairwoman, said during a recent interview in Des Moines.

Not everyone agrees.\u00a0

In Iowa over 10 years, middle-class workers -- the middle 20 percent of wage earners -- will on average see an overall tax increase of $40 per year under the Senate bill, according to the progressive Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The poorest 20 percent will see an increase of $70, and the second 20 percent an increase of $60.

While those are modest increases, they are not tax cuts, as the proposals are advertised.

\u201cThe point is not the size of the increase at those levels, but the fact that those taxpayers cannot expect any, or any substantial, tax benefit,\u201d Anne Discher, interim director of the nonpartisan Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines, said in a report filed by the progressive Iowa Policy Project, which has been critical of the tax cut proposals.

Over the same period, the top 1 percent of wage earners will see a $4,770 tax reduction, according to the institute.

That is not the only independent report to reach such a conclusion.

Taxes would go up on nearly two-thirds of U.S. middle class workers -- by an average of $140 per year -- under the Senate bill, according to a Nov. 20 report by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Nearly a third of the poorest 20 percent also would see an increase, as would more than half of the second 20 percent of wage earners.

The Tax Policy Center\u2019s findings were similar when analyzing the House bill in a Nov. 13 report, under which 30 percent of U.S. middle class workers and 13 percent of the poorest would see tax increases.

Both analyses of the Senate bill take into account its repeal of the mandate that most individuals carry health insurance. Economists say repealing the mandate -- and the tax penalty for those who do not -- will drive up costs for low-income individuals who obtain insurance through the federal marketplace.

By contrast, 83 percent of the top 1 percent of wage earners -- and 98 percent of the top .1 percent of wage earners -- will see tax reductions under the Senate bill, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Under the House bill, 71 percent of the top 1 percent would see a tax reduction.

\u201cA weekend of further scrutiny by responsible analysts shows just how much this legislation is skewed toward the wealthy and most powerful,\u201d Mike Owen, executive director of the Iowa Policy Project, said in the organization\u2019s analysis. \u201cWhen you look beyond the early years of this plan, you see that low- and middle-income Iowans are whacked by this plan in 2027. They\u2019ll pay more in tax, on average, and many will have lost their health insurance while millionaires, billionaires and corporations bank the benefits.\u201d

The GOP tax overhaul proposals have been unpopular in public opinion polls. Just 30 percent of Americans support the proposals, according to an averaging of multiple national polls, calculated by George Washington University political scientist Chris Warshaw.

That level of public support is lower than any major piece of federal legislation passed in the past 30 years, and is higher only than the same GOP Congress\u2019 failed health care overhaul proposals from earlier this year, according to Warshaw\u2019s research.

Despite the low approval ratings and the multiple reports that show some middle-class and low-income taxpayers could eventually pay more, Iowa\u2019s Republicans in Congress, like most of their GOP colleagues, are defending the tax overhaul bills.

Chuck Grassley, Iowa\u2019s senior U.S. senator, did not dispute the reports\u2019 findings, but said most Iowans will see a tax cut.

\u201cWhile every individual case is different, on average, income groups across the board will experience a tax cut. That includes the vast majority of Iowans,\u201d Grassley said in an emailed response to questions. \u201cCommon sense measures, like doubling the child tax credit and the estate tax exemption, will give a hand up to taxpayers, family farmers and business owners. It will let people keep more of their own money instead of sending it to Washington.\u201d

Many Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, a Republican from eastern Iowa, argue the economy will grow as a result of the tax cuts, and that will boost incomes and overcome losses projected in the analyses.

\u201c(Economic growth) following tax reform, proven by both the Kennedy and Reagan administrations, will reignite our economy, create jobs, and increase wages through competition for labor,\u201d Blum said in an emailed response to the bureau.

Blum also said Congressional rules require some tax cuts to be phased out after 10 years, but he is \u201cvery confident\u201d those cuts, years down the road, will be extended before they are phased out.

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NEW YORK\u00a0 \u2014 Campbell Soup reported disappointing first-quarter earnings and revenue Tuesday, hurt by the higher cost of carrots and sinking sales of its broth and canned soup.

The company also lowered its earnings expectations for the year, and its shares sank nearly 9 percent.

Campbell Soup, which sells fresh carrots through its Bolthouse Farms brand, said weather issues in California affected the carrot crop and caused costs to rise.

Meanwhile, soup and broth sales in the U.S. fell 9 percent in the quarter. Broth sales were especially hurt by competition from private-label store brands that make broths, the company said.

The company reported net income of $275 million, or 91 cents per share, in the three months ending Oct. 29. Adjusted earnings came to 92 cents per share, falling short of the 97 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.

The Camden, New Jersey-based company posted revenue of $2.16 billion in the period, missing forecasts of $2.18 billion.

\u2014\u00a0 Associated Press

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The Quad-City International Airport posted its best passenger numbers in 2017 as enplanements\u00a0\u2014 passengers boarded\u00a0\u2014 surpassed the 30,000-mark for the first time in 12 months.

According to the monthly statistics, released Tuesday, the 31,897 enplaned passengers in October were down 1 percent from October 2016 when the airport last hit the 30,000-mark with 32,198 enplanements.

Bruce Carter, the airport\u2019s aviation director, announced the monthly results during a meeting of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Airport Authority board.

Total passengers\u00a0\u2014 enplanements and deplanements combined\u00a0\u2014 were flat at 63,425 in October. That was 135 passengers short of the 63,560 reported in October 2016. Officials said it also marked the first time total passengers surpassed the 63,000-mark since October 2016.

The airport saw seven months in 2016 when passenger totals were in the 60,000 range, which compared to two months this year \u2014 March and October. The best month of 2016 was March, when there were 66,899 total passengers.

For calendar 2017, total passengers and enplanements are each down 9 percent. Total passengers as of October are 554,804, which compares to 609,004 for the same period in 2016.

According to the airport's consultant, Mike Bown of Trillion Aviation, October's improvement was due to relatively improved fares and an increased seat capacity in the market. He forecast that November and December should outperform a year ago with better fares, more seat capacity growth and easier comparisons over the year. He predicted at least 5 to 7-percent growth over the two months.

The airport also should see a bump from the return of Allegiant Airlines\u2019 service to Punta Gorda, Florida. The twice weekly service, with flights on Monday and Fridays, resumes Dec. 15.

In other business, Jeff Patterson, the airport's security coordinator and chief public safety officer, was presented with the 2017 Downstate Illinois Partnership Award by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA Federal Security Director John Hursey cited Patterson as \"an exceptional security partner.\" Patterson was credited for his \"dedication to responding to and mitigating security vulnerabilities\" at the Moline airport.

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The Rock Island County Board is scheduled to vote on a series of measures related to its fiscal year 2018 budget tonight. Included would be a slight reduction in the county\u2019s property tax rate but an increase in its overall tax request.

A public hearing on the tax request is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, in the county board chambers on the 3rd floor of the County Office Building, 1504 Third Ave., Rock Island.

The county is asking for about $29.5 million in property taxes for 2018, a 6.5 percent increase over 2017. However, the county is dropping its tax rate, from 1.22 percent per $100 of equalized assessed valuation to 1.12 percent, said Larry Wilson, the county assessor. For the owner of a home worth $100,000, that would mean a tax savings of 22 cents a year, he said.

Most of the increase in the overall request is due to Exelon, the owner of the Quad-Cities Generating Station, paying more in property taxes. It will be paying $2.9 million in property taxes in 2018 to the county, a $1.1 million increase over the previous year, Wilson said.

Earlier this year, Exelon negotiated a new seven-year property tax agreement with the taxing bodies in Rock Island County.

\u00a0\u00a0

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The Davenport Police Department is urging holiday shoppers\u00a0\u2014 and drivers\u00a0\u2014 to be aware of their surroundings as they head out of the house during the holiday season.

\u201cWith the increase number of people out, we\u2019re going to have an increased number of others out looking for criminal opportunity,\u201d Officer Dennis Manion said.

The increased number of people, plus colder weather, could make this a perfect storm for car thefts, he said.

\u201cEven in the past when the weather hasn\u2019t been warm, people will leave their cars running. It\u2019s just something that shouldn\u2019t be done any day of the year and when it gets colder out and people do it to warm up or save time, if has the potential to be a busy weekend for car thefts if they are left unattended, that\u2019s for sure.\u201d

This week, police provided tips to keep residents safe through the holiday season. Those tips include:

The Moline Police Department said in a news release this week that they and other police agencies across Illinois will be stepping up patrols and seat belt enforcement zones will be seen through Nov. 27 to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely.

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities. Correct seat-belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the statewide seat-belt usage rate is at 93.8 percent.

\u201cWearing your seat belt is second nature for most,\u201d Moline Police Sgt. Chris Pickens said in the release. \u201cWe\u2019re looking for the few Illinois motorists who skip this lifesaving step.\u201d

Last year, 11 people died on Illinois roads during the long holiday weekend from 6 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to 5:59 a.m. the following Monday, according to the release.

Many of those fatalities could have been prevented with the click of a seat belt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration\u2019s research indicates that proper seat-belt use reduces the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passengers by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to severe injury by 50 percent, according to the release.

\u201cClick It or Ticket is a message we\u2019ve used for years to warn motorists of law enforcement\u2019s intention to issue citations to those who don\u2019t buckle up,\u201d Pickens said. \u201cDuring Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the year, motorists on Moline roads can expect to be ticketed if they are unbelted or driving impaired or distracted.\u201d

The Iowa State Patrol also will step up traffic enforcement through Nov. 26.

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Father, son plead guilty in federal bank robbery case

A Davenport father and son have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with several bank robberies in 2016 and earlier this year.

David S. Denney, 33, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court, Davenport, to three counts of bank robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. He will be sentenced March 20, according to court records.

Kevin S. Denney, 59, pleaded guilty the same day to one count each of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery. He will be sentenced March 19, according to court records.

Their co-defendant, Cynthia Neibuhr-Hartley, 32, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery. She also will be sentenced March 19.

According to court documents:

David Denney is accused of robbing Ascentra Credit Union, 1515 W. 53rd St., on Aug. 11, 2016, stealing $3,930 in cash; robbing the Vibrant Credit Union, 3801 N. Brady St, on Nov. 18, 2016, and making off with $5,980 in cash; and robbing the Vibrant Credit Union again March 30, stealing $14,631 from two tellers. During an interview with police and the FBI, David Denney confessed he robbed the credit unions and that his father, Kevin Denney, was the getaway driver and a knowing and willing participant in the Ascentra robbery, and that Niebuhr-Hartley drove the getaway vehicle during the first Vibrant robbery and that he paid her $400 for her participation.

Niebuhr-Hartley told police she was involved in the planning of the second Vibrant robbery and agreed to be the getaway driver for 25 percent of the robbery proceeds. The two tried to coordinate a date for the robbery but were unsuccessful.

Niebuhr-Hartley said she learned that the credit union was robbed when she received a news alert on her cellphone. She said she knew it had to be David Denney and was angry that she did not get to participate, according to the court documents.

--Tara Becker

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The district agreed to hire Russell Construction to manage the project. The school board decided Nov. 20 on the process with a 5-1 vote: Board President Gordon Staley abstained and board member Paul Castro voting no.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["bettendorf","iowa","michael pyevich","stacey struck","richard lynch","bettendorf high school","kathryn duytschaever","paul castro","andrew champion","gordon staley","adam holland"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"images":[{"id":"81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b","description":"Bettendorf High School","byline":"JEFF COOK, QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO","hireswidth":1732,"hiresheight":1195,"hiresurl":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/1b/81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b/574770107ffa6.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1732","height":"1195","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/1b/81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b/574770107f07a.image.jpg?resize=1732%2C1195"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"68","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/1b/81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b/57051de53addd.preview-100.jpg"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"207","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/1b/81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b/574770107f07a.image.jpg?resize=300%2C207"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"707","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/1b/81b110b3-f459-58f9-bfd9-0aa6438c2d8b/574770107f07a.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C707"}}}],"revision":4,"commentID":"f2f97b49-11f7-5b16-ac16-7b4c784156e4","body":"

A project to improve the mechanical system inside Bettendorf High School will now be done with a construction manager, the school board decided this week.

The district agreed to hire Russell Construction to manage the project. The school board decided Nov. 20 on the process with a 5-1 vote: Board President Gordon Staley abstained and board member Paul Castro voting no.

Agreeing to the measure were Stacey Struck, Andrew Champion, Adam Holland, Richard Lynch and Michael Pyevich.

In mid-October, board members learned that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, that runs through most of the high school is aging and needs to be replaced.

Problem areas include the competitive gym, which officials would like to air condition. Other key areas are the cafeteria, kitchen and classrooms on most of the 18th Street campus.

Four boilers in the building date from 1974 and should be replaced as the models have a lifespan of 40 years, according to Kathryn Duytschaever, with RTM Engineering, Davenport, who on Oct. 16 briefed the board on the HVAC situation.

In October, the board voted to spend up to $270,000 to finance the first three design-and-development phases of the project. District officials said Russell is to be paid 2.85 percent of the scope of the work and associated costs and fees, with a contract to come up in a future meeting.

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Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

Hazardous weather outlook:

A cold front will push through the area this morning, accompanied by a strong wind from the northwest. Expect gusts over 30 mph to around 40 mph this morning and early afternoon. The strongest winds will occur northwest of a line from Sigourney, Iowa, to Iowa City and Dubuque, Iowa. Drivers of high profile vehicles should use caution.

This afternoon will be mostly cloudy then gradually clearing with a temperature falling to around 32 degrees by 5 p.m. Northwest winds will be 15-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 19 degrees. Northwest winds will be around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday there will be increasing clouds with a high near 36 degrees. Northwest winds will be around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 28 degrees. South winds will be 5-10 mph.

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Marine Credit Union, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has announced plans to merge with Davenport-based Bent River Community Credit Union.

Bent River has one branch at 709 E. 46th St., Davenport. It has 1,500 members, $16 million in deposits and $12 million in loans and a field of membership from Scott, Clinton and Cedar counties.

The branch will become a Marine branch post-merger joining Marine's 31 branches across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Marine has more than 60,000 members and more than $750 million in assets.

The merger agreement is subject to regulatory approval and an affirmative vote of the membership.

\"Bent River Community Credit Union and Marine Credit Union have partnered in the past and share a passion for providing our members with the products and services to meet their needs and help them succeed financially,\" said Randy Hass, Bent River's president and CEO. \"We're excited for the opportunities our members will have with the Marine Credit Union.\"

In 2016, Marine Credit Union purchased Bent River's branch in Muscatine.

Hass said, \"With additional administrative assistance in La Crosse, our employees can focus more on serving our members' needs.\"

Hass will remain on Marine's leadership team and all of Bent River's employees will be offered positions with Marine.\u00a0

Marine CEO Shawn Hanson said the credit union looks forward to \"expanding our impact in Davenport and the surrounding communities. This merger furthers our growth strategy and aligns with our mission.\"

The merger is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2018.

Additional information regarding the merger's impact will be sent to the credit union's members.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe \u2014 Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough.

The capital, Harare, erupted in jubilation after news spread that the 93-year-old leader's resignation letter was read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach Mugabe after he ignored escalating calls to quit since a military takeover. Cars honked and people danced and sang across the city in a spectacle of free expression that would have been impossible during his rule.

\"Welcome to the new Zimbabwe,\" people chanted outside a conference center where the lawmakers met.

\"Change was overdue. ... Maybe this change will bring jobs,\" said 23-year-old Thomas Manase, an unemployed university graduate.

Mugabe, who was the world's oldest head of state, said in his letter that legal procedures should be followed to install a new president \"no later than tomorrow.\"

\"My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power,\" Mugabe said in the message read out by parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda.

Recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa would take over as the country's leader within 48 hours, said a ruling party official, Lovemore Matuke. Mnangagwa, who fled the country after his firing on Nov. 6, \"is not far from here,\" Matuke said.

Mugabe can participate in a formal handover of power \"so that Mnangagwa moves with speed to work for the country,\" Matuke said.

Mugabe's resignation brought an end to impeachment proceedings brought by the ruling ZANU-PF party after its Central Committee voted to oust the president as party leader and replace him with Mnangagwa, a former ally of Mugabe who served for decades as his enforcer with a reputation for being astute and ruthless, more feared than popular.

Before the resignation, crowds rallied outside the parliament building, dancing and singing. Some people placed photos of Mugabe in the street so that cars would run over them. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC party said the culture of the ruling party \"must end\" and everyone must put their heads together and work toward free and fair elections. His party had seconded the impeachment motion.

Earlier Tuesday, Mnangagwa said in a statement that Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's \"insatiable desire\" for a leadership change and resign immediately.

Mnangagwa, a former justice and defense minister, added to the pressure on Mugabe to quit after a long rule during which he evolved from a champion of the fight against white minority rule into a figure blamed for a collapsing economy, government dysfunction and human rights violations.

\"Never should the nation be held at ransom by one person ever again, whose desire is to die in office at whatever cost to the nation,\" said Mnangagwa, who has a loyal support base in the military.

Zimbabwe's polarizing first lady, Grace Mugabe, had been positioning herself to succeed her husband, leading a party faction that engineered Mnangagwa's ouster. The prospect of a dynastic succession alarmed the military, which confined Mugabe to his home last week and targeted what it called \"criminals\" around him who allegedly were looting state resources \u2014 a reference to associates of the first lady.

Grace Mugabe has not been seen since the military stepped in.

Mnangagwa was targeted by U.S. sanctions in the early 2000s for undermining democratic development in Zimbabwe, according to the Atlantic Council, a U.S.-based policy institute. However, J. Peter Pham, an Africa expert at the council, noted that some Zimbabwean opposition figures have appeared willing to have dialogue with Mnangagwa in order to move the country forward and that the international community should consider doing the same.

\"We're not saying whitewash the past, but it is in the interests of everyone that Zimbabwe is engaged at this critical time,\" Pham said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Zimbabweans simply enjoyed the moment.

\"Today's a good day,\" said Eric Machona, a Harare resident. \"People are very happy.\"

___

Follow Christopher Torchia on Twitter at www.twitter.com/torchiachris

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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is partnering with iHeart Media to promote the \u201ciHeart Saving Lives Blood Drive\u201d this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Blood donors across the Quad-Cities\u2019 region are invited to help kick off the season of giving in this two-day event at four different Quad-City locations Friday and Saturday.

All presenting donors will get a limited-edition \u201ciHeart Saving Lives\u201d t-shirt, available only at this special blood drive. Those who register at \u201ciHeart Saving Lives\u201d locations will also be entered to win a prize package from iHeart Media.

Locations and hours are:

Friday

Saturday

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes less than an hour, and can help up to three patients. For more information, call 563-359-5401. Donors with an existing Blood Center account can book online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. New donors are welcome and encouraged. Photo identification is required to donate.

To learn more about the special blood drive, visit\u00a0www.bloodcenter.org/iheart.

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DIXON, Ill. (AP) \u2014 Six people were found dead in a house early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, the Ogle County Sheriff's Office said in a news release .

Police received a 911 call from the home just after midnight Tuesday reporting smoke in the basement of a home outside Dixon in the unincorporated community of Lost Nation, the sheriff's department said. Firefighters arrived to find \"a fully engulfed residential structure fire,\" the sheriff's office said.

All six occupants of the residence died in the fire. The names and ages of the victims haven't been released. Ogle County Corner Louis Finch said the bodies were so badly burned that his office will need dental records to determine identification.

First responders from eight fire departments responded to the blaze. The sheriff's office said no other information was immediately available Tuesday morning.

The sheriff's office, Illinois State Fire Marshal and Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

The home is about 90 miles (150 kilometers) west of downtown Chicago.

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Democrat Fred Hubbell has won the endorsement of a former rival, state Rep. Todd Prichard.

The Hubbell campaign announced the endorsement in a news release.

\"I\u2019m endorsing Fred for two simple reasons: he would make an outstanding governor for all Iowans, rural and urban, and I know Fred can win in November and deliver the real results our state desperately needs,\" Prichard said in\u00a0the news release. which was released by the Hubbell campaign.

Prichard, of Charles City, dropped out of the race in August, announcing he would seek another term in the legislature next year. He also cited the demands of fundraising for the campaign.

The endorsement could help Hubbell in Iowa's smaller towns and rural areas. Prichard was the only Democratic candidate from outside one of Iowa's urban centers to run for governor, which he emphasized during his bid.

In accepting the nomination, Hubbell also noted Prichard's background as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Hubbell said Prichard \"will be a vital resource advising on rural issues, agriculture, and veterans issues, given his wide expertise as a leader in the legislature and service in the Army.\"

Prichard has a connection to Davenport, too. He grew up here.

There are seven Democrats who are seeking the party's nomination to run for governor next year. The filing deadline for the June 5, 2018 primary is March 16th.

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In many homes, the Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours. It's not an eat-and-run kind of day \u2014 you're all in it for the long haul.

And while adults have an acquired ability to make their own entertainment (catching up with Uncle Ivan, tossing around a football, helping in the kitchen), kids sometimes need a little more direction to fill those hours before the turkey hits the table.

In our house, that's where the craft table comes into play. About 10 years ago, my mother, Carolan Workman, set up a table where the kids could pull up a chair and draw, color, cut, stamp and paste.

\"The nicest thing about it was its one-size-fits-all universality: boys and girls, old and young, either artistically adept or ... not,\" she says. \"And there was something wonderful in seeing a high school linebacker cousin gluing sparkles or cutting felt squares next to a toddler.\"

It's not all about the kids, of course. Sighs of happiness can usually be heard from the parents, freed up to enjoy that glass of wine and bit of quiet conversation.

For starters, you'll need a large folding table that you don't care about. Or do as Cate Geiger Kalus, visual styling director for Good Housekeeping magazine, suggests: \"Roll out some craft paper for a kid-friendly tablecloth.\" (www.goodhousekeeping.com )

You'll also need chairs \u2014 ones without dry-clean-only cushions.

Craft supplies can include any of the following:

\u2014 Glue sticks (avoid liquid glue if you can)

\u2014 Construction paper in all sizes and colors (particularly autumnal colors)

\u2014 Felt or foam for cutting into shapes

\u2014 Thanksgiving-themed stamps with washable ink stamp pads

\u2014 Washable markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint (avoid chalk)

\u2014 Popsicle sticks

\u2014 Printed or colored tape, such as washi tape

\u2014 Googly eyes (optional but recommended)

\u2014 Childproof (or safety) scissors. These also come in packages with cool edges so you can cut patterns into the paper.

\u2014 Thanksgiving-themed stickers, cut-outs and foam shapes

Online, you can fine all kinds of cute and inexpensive holiday craft projects, like kits for making pilgrim hats, Thanksgiving wreaths, woven placemat kits, etc. The mail-order company Oriental Trading provides make-your-own foam turkey kits, and has a ton of well-priced DIY craft projects ready to go. (www.orientaltrading.com )

And of course there's now Pinterest, where many clever people have come up with cute DIY projects for Thanksgiving, most using items easily purchased at a craft store or online.

Geiger Kalus recommends searching for printable coloring pages online, and points to Etsy.com for more cute Thanksgiving-themed options.

Now that the kids at our holiday gathering are all getting older, my Mom, like me, waxes a bit nostalgic:

\"The craft table was no less important than the turkey at our Thanksgivings,\" she says.

Final tip: no glitter. If you don't know why already, just trust me; you do not need to learn the hard way.

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For the time being, the appointment of police and fire chiefs in Bettendorf will remain under the power of the mayor.

The City Council discussed amending city code to transfer the power to appoint and remove police and fire chiefs from\u00a0the mayor to the city administrator Monday during its committee-of-the-whole meeting, but after mixed input, it has chosen to table the matter until more discussion can take place.

Under the current code, both police and fire chiefs are appointed by the mayor with council concurrence. With Police Chief Phil Redington set to retire by May 31, 2018, city staff sought to change its ordinance to be more in line with what the vast majority of cities in Iowa do as it prepares to find his replacement.

While the City Council lauded City Administrator Decker Ploehn's relationship and knowledge of the city's public safety departments, questions arose about whether future city administrators would be able to replicate it.

\"If things are working well the way they are now with the mayor doing it, my concern is the next person after Decker or the next two after Decker,\" Alderman Frank Baden, at large, said. \"Is the relationship going to be there to have that working agreement? That's a big question mark in my mind.\"

While questioning how the changes helped taxpayers, Alderman Scott Webster, 5th Ward, also questioned how it would impact either chief from communicating with the council about concerns without the fear of retaliation.

\"As soon as you give that right to the next city administrator, if they are having staffing concerns or concerns within the public safety arena, they have no ability to come to us because they could be fired by looking like they are going above their boss' head.\"

Ploehn said he thought that the change in the process would be simple after speaking about it during the city's goal-setting sessions last month.

With a few aldermen concerned with the changes, Ploehn recommended the item be removed from Tuesday's council agenda so he could address their individual concerns.

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Daily Record routinely publishes public records available through government agencies.

Births

GENESIS BIRTHCENTER, DAVENPORT

Aubrey Carr and Byron Walker, Bettendorf, girl, Nov. 15.

Ling Chen and Jingwei Na, Moline, girl, Nov. 18.

Alissa and Kyle Costello, New Liberty, Iowa, boy, Nov. 18.

Tori and Cory Dies, Bennett, Iowa, girl, Nov. 16.\u00a0

Laura and Clayton Engler, Princeton, girl, Nov. 16.

Jessica and Justin Estes, Davenport, girl, Nov. 18.

Rebekah and Jared Franklin, Davenport, girl, Nov. 15.

Sandra Hernandez, Davenport, girl, Nov. 15.

Erin and Lucas Keppy, girl, Nov. 17.

Ashton Kindhart and Andrew Clayton, Davenport, girl, Nov. 18.

Jennifer and Scott Miller, Blue Grass, boy, Nov. 17.

Courtney and Edward O'Connor, Bettendorf, boy, Nov. 15.

TRINITY BETTENDORF

Sarah Hines and Michael Thayer, Davenport, boy, Nov. 16.

Jaslynn Love and Jordan Anderson, Davenport, girl, Nov. 17.\u00a0

Miranda Phillips and Matthew Peterson, Moline, girl, Nov. 16.\u00a0

TRINITY MOLINE

Stephanie and Parker Prochaska, Geneseo, Illinois, girl, Nov. 18.

Fire calls

BETTENDORF

Sunday

EMS calls: 5

Monday

EMS calls: 4

DAVENPORT

Not available.

EAST MOLINE

Sunday

EMS calls: 5

Monday

EMS calls: 4

MOLINE

Sunday

EMS calls: 6

Monday

EMS calls: 1

ROCK ISLAND

Sunday

8:11 p.m., 2825 38th Ave., assist resident.

10:21 p.m., 1106 5th St., assist resident.

EMS calls: 7

Monday

EMS calls: 3

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Ignite Quad Cities, an initiative of the Quad-Cities Chamber aimed at fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and connecting startups to resources, will launch a new event series: Ignite Quad-Cities Startup Community Spotlight.

The Ignite Quad-Cities Community Spotlight series will feature resources available in individual Quad-City communities.

The first in the series will spotlight Rock Island from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island. A panel of Quad-City entrepreneurs will share their journeys as business owners, and the resources and tactics they have used to build their companies.

Panelists will include Jan Masamoto, president, JTM Concepts; Courtney Loftin, owner, Inner Sanctum Studios; Jeff Adamson, executive producer, ComedySportz; Phil Dingledein, director, dphilms; and Sean Farley, owner, Switch Stance.

Additionally, Chandler Poole, community and economic development director for the city of Rock Island, Brett Gardella, economic development manager, city of Rock Island, and Erik Reader, executive director of the Rock Island Downtown Partnership, will discuss startup resources available in Rock Island.

Events will be free and open to the public.

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Football

INA all-state teams

Class 4A

First team

Offense

Receivers -- Jarreau Jefferson, sr., Des Moines Hoover; Traevis Buchanan, sr., Iowa City West; Zach Jones, sr., Iowa City High

Linemen -- Mitch Goff, sr., Dowling Catholic; Sam Hildahl, sr., Sioux City East; Benny Cheng, sr., Newton; Austin Smiley, sr., Cedar Falls; Cole Ernst, sr., North Scott

Quarterback -- Evan Flitz, sr., Iowa City West

Backs -- Cameron Baker, jr., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson; Jayson Murray, jr., Dowling Catholic; Jace Lukefahr, sr., Newton

Kicker -- Nathan Armstrong, sr., Western Dubuque

Defense

Linemen -- Zach Petersen, sr., North Scott; Keenan Stewart, sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Nolan Bell, sr., Muscatine; John Waggoner, sr., Dowling Catholic

Linebackers -- Jared Rus, sr., North Scott; Colby Baugher, sr., Ankeny; Jack Campbell, jr., Cedar Falls; Mitch Riggs, sr., Dowling Catholic

Secondary -- Jatten Kuhrt, sr., Bettendorf; Zach Combs, sr., Newton; Tyonchi Johnson, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington

Punter -- Drake George, jr., Western Dubuque

Second team (locals only)

Offense

Lineman -- Zach James, sr., Pleasant Valley

Defense

Punter -- Brennan Sarver, jr., Pleasant Valley

Third team (locals only)

Offense

Back -- Arthur Braden, sr., Pleasant Valley

Defense

Linebacker -- David Mathews, sr., Pleasant Valley

Secondary -- Carson Rollinger, jr., North Scott

Class 3A

First team

Offense

Receivers -- Jaivonn Willis, sr., Washington; John Carlson, sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Drew Rosonke, sr., Norwalk

Linemen -- Jorge Sandoval, sr., Storm Lake; Caleb Brouse, sr., Harlan; Kail Shannon, jr., Storm Lake; Nick Takes, jr., Center Point-Urbana; Cooper Lawson, sr., Webster City

Quarterback -- Mason Hulse, sr., Boone

Backs -- Nick Foss, sr., Harlan; Mitchell McCauley, sr., Center Point-Urbana; Britton Delperdang, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Kicker -- Ben Steffens, jr., Spirit Lake

Defense

Linemen -- Tyler Linderbaum, sr., Solon; Diego Samaniego, sr., Sioux City Heelan; Brandon Karnes, jr., Sioux City Heelan; Jacob Protzman, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Linebackers -- Trent Carpenter, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Brayden Hoops, sr., Storm Lake; Colby Klingensmith, sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Caleb Olson, jr., Webster City

Secondary -- Drew Olson, jr., Sioux City Heelan; Dylan Steen, jr., Webster City; Quinn Schulte, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Punter -- Tanner Bedier, sr., Bondurant-Farrar

Second team (locals only)

Offense

Quarterback -- Jayce Levy, sr., Assumption

Defense

Punter -- Adam Sigwarth, sr., Assumption

Third team (locals only)

Defense

Lineman -- Donaven Juarez, sr., Assumption

Class 2A

First team

Offense

Backs -- Cade Moser, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley; Koby Alpers, sr., Union LaPorte City; Logan Nicholson, sr., East Marshall

Linemen -- Alex Brink, sr., Waukon; Quentin Recker, sr., Cascade; Clayton Thurm, jr., Williamsburg; Grady Brungard, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Ryan Van Marel, sr., Sheldon

Quarterback -- Drew Adams, sr., Mount Vernon

Backs -- Mitchell Snitker, sr., Waukon; Gage Hazen-Fabor, jr., Williamsburg; Sam Thoren, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg

Kicker -- Isaac Jorgensen, sr., Dike-New Hartford

Defense

Linemen -- Ben Subbert, sr., Williamsburg; Jordan Baumler, sr., North Fayette Valley; Ethan Krueger, sr., Waukon; Austin Winkel, sr., Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

Linebackers -- Nathan Bell, jr., Roland-Story; Austin Rozeboom, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley; Noah Bandstra, sr., East Marshall; Josh Fenske, sr., New Hampton

Secondary -- Nolan Johnson, sr., Southeast Valley; Isaiah Welch, sr., Waukon; Cale Nelson, sr., Underwood

Punter -- Weston Hartman, sr., Mediapolis

Second team (locals only)

Offense

Back -- Joe Kelly, sr., West Liberty

Class 1A

First team

Offense

Receivers -- Ben Thompson, sr., West Branch; Trey Daugherty, jr., Bellevue; Dylan Snyders, sr., West Lyon

Linemen -- Keith Peningroth, sr., Tipton; Brian Sadler, sr., Jesup; Will Avey, sr., Tipton; Braydn Harbaugh, sr., Clayton Ridge; Kole Brandel, sr., Clayton Ridge

Quarterback -- Cade Daugherty, sr., Bellevue

Backs -- Carson Rhodes, sr., Van Meter; Hunter Tyrea, sr., Pleasantville; Jack Tiarks, so., Treynor

Kicker -- Beau Cornwell, jr., West Branch

Defense

Linemen -- Blake VerMulm, sr., Emmetsburg; Manning Kuboushek, sr., South Winneshiek; Brock Farley, jr., Denver; Chaz Clark, sr., Pleasantville

Linebackers -- Monte Pottebaum, sr., West Lyon; Sam Thompson, sr., Van Meter; Tanner Oleson, sr., West Lyon; Logan Klemp, sr., South Hamilton

Secondary -- Brad Barkema, sr., BCLUW; Alex Martinson, sr., Lake Mills; Ryan Smith, sr., Eagle Grove

Punter -- Luke South, so., Panorama

Second team (locals only)

Offense

Linemen -- Dylan Mente, jr., Tipton; Zach Bullock, sr., Bellevue

Defense

Linebacker -- Riley Konrardy, jr., Bellevue; Nicholas Hernandez, sr., Columbus Community

Secondary -- Trevor Hager, jr., Bellevue

Third team (locals only)

Offense

Receiver -- Cory Anderson, jr., Wilton

Lineman -- Steve Sehl, sr., Wilton

Back -- Hunter Clasen, jr., Bellevue

Defense

Lineman -- Laith Smith, sr., Wapello

Linebacker -- Tyler Hartman, sr., Wilton

8-Player

First team

Offense

Receivers -- Travis Lindemoen, sr., Baxter; Carter Kuchel, sr., Remsen St. Mary's

Linemen -- Tanner Even, sr., Don Bosco; Dylan Rottinghaus, sr., Don Bosco; Bryce Niemeyer, sr., Colo-Nesco

Quarterback -- Braydon Aker, sr., Baxter

Backs -- Canaan Cox, sr., Remsen St. Mary's; Austin Smith, sr., Midland; Bryson Duncan, sr., Sidney

Kicker -- Sergio Rodriguez, sr., Sidney

Defense

Linemen -- Austin Svoboda, sr., Don Bosco; Joseph Zaiger, sr., Audubon; Andrew Hontz, sr., Fremont-Mills

Linebackers -- Brett Galles, sr., Remsen St. Mary's; Brock Smith, sr., Lone Tree; Dustin Andreassen, sr., Audubon

Secondary -- Drake Johnson, jr., Stanton; Bryce Coppock, so., Newell-Fonda

Punter -- Derek Venteicher, sr., Lenox

Third team (locals only)

Offense

Linemen -- Brett Schoenherr, jr., Midland

Back -- Drew Gravel, sr., Midland

Defense

Linemen -- Fisher Bisinger, sr., Midland

Boys basketball

Monday's scores

Metro

Alleman 63, Erie 34

Moline 77, Rockford Lutheran 56

Galesburg 51, Peoria Notre Dame 41

Area

Annawan 49, Putnam County 21

Elmwood 73, Wethersfield 68 (OT)

Geneseo 46, Rockridge 45

Mercer County 71, Prophetstown 36

Monmouth-Roseville 64, Orion 32

Rockford Christian 63, Morrison 37

Sterling Newman 58, West Carroll 37

Moline 77, Rockford Lutheran 56

MOLINE (1-0) -- Harding 4-7 2-4 10, B. Monroe 4-7 0-2 9, Wiemers 1-3 1-2 3, McInnis 4-9 2-4 10, Billups 12-21 5-7 32, Griffin 3-6 4-4 11, S. Monroe 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Lamphier 0-1 0-0 0, Lapaczonek 0-0 0-0 0, DeTaeye 1-1 0-0 2, Meents 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-55 14-22 77

ROCKFORD LUTHERAN (0-1) --\u00a0Strawbridge 12-28 2-2 32, Rice 1-3 0-0 2, Ziehr 1-7 0-1 2, Hareziak 6-15 0-1 15, Wilhelmi 0-3 0-0 0, Nystrom 0-4 0-0 0, Guse 0-4 0-0 0, Beets 0-3 1-2 1, Brown 1-4 0-0 2, Frank 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-73 3-6 56

Moline;15;24;11;27\u201477

Rockford Lutheran;12;18;21;5\u201456

3-point goals: Moline 5-14 (Harding 0-1, B. Monroe 1-2, Billups 3-8, Griffin 1-3), RL 9-40 (Strawbridge 6-15, Rice 0-1, Ziehr 0-5, Hareziak 3-10, Wilhelmi 0-1, Nystrom 0-2, Guse 0-3, Beets 0-1, Brown 0-2). Assists: Moline 16 (Harding 5), RL 12 (Strawbridge 5). Steals: Moline 5 (Griffin 2), RL 3. Blocks: Moline 3 (Billups, Wiemers, B. Monroe). Total fouls -- Moline 14, RL 22.

Sterling Newman 58, West Carroll 37

STERLING NEWMAN -- Gehrig Koerner 1 0-0 3 3, Drake Farster 1 1-3 0 4, Ethan Behrens 1 0-0 1 2, Brycen Bartel 2 1-1 2 5, Jake Terveer 0 2-2 3 2, Julian Heald 4 0-1 0 11, Travis Williams 8 5-8 3 23, Devon House 4 0-0 3 8, Josh Payan 0 0-0 2 0. Totals 21 9-15 17 58

WEST CARROLL -- Kody Plattenberger 1 2-2 4 4, unavailable #2 1 0-0 0 2, Dawson Wurster 4 0-3 3 8, Matt Johnson 0 0-0 1 0, Mitchell Glazier 1 0-0 1 2, Aaron Haring 0 0-0 3 0, Ryan Gengenbach 1 0-0 2 3, Jacob Dunk 6 0-0 0 13, Jakob Foltz 1 0-0 4 3, Alec Tipton 0 0-0 0 0. Totals 15 4-9 20 37

Sterling Newman;6;16;18;18;--;58

West Carroll;7;6;10;14;--;37

3-point goals -- Sterling Newman 7 (Heald 3, Williams 2, Farster, Koerner); West Carroll 3 (Gengenbach, Dunk, Foltz). Team fouls -- Sterling Newman 17; West Carroll 20. Fouled out -- Sterling Newman (none); West Carroll (none)\u00a0

Elmwood 73, Wethersfield 68 (OT)

ELMWOOD -- Cameron Johnson 6 8-10 4 24, Nehemiah Butler 2 1-2 3 6, Cooper Hoffmann 3 5-6 4 12, Ethan Jehle 2 4-4 2 9, Jacob Brown 3 2-2 3 10, Jaden Beckwith 0 0-0 0 0, Dan Tomlinson 0 0-0 0 0, Vince Lenzi 5 2-3 5 10. Totals 21 22-27 21 73

WETHERSFIELD -- Nolan Hicks 4 5-10 5 13, Blake Cheesman 6 1-2 4 14, Nick VanWassenhove 1 0-0 2 2, Coltin Quagliano 8 6-6 3 26, Tyler Nichols 2 3-5 3 7, Alex Smith 0 0-0 0 0, Isaac Frank 2 0-1 5 4, Bryan Ponce 1 0-0 2 2. Totals 24 15-24 23 68

Elmwood;12;17;12;17;15;--;73

Wethersfield;17;18;6;17;10;--;68

3-point goals -- Elmwood 9 (Jacobson 4, Brown 2, Jehle, Hoffmann, Butler); Wethersfield 5 (Quagliano 4, Cheesman). Team fouls -- Elmwood 21; Wethersfield 23. Fouled out -- Elmwood (Lenzi); Wethersfield (Hicks, Frank)

Annawan 49, Putnam County 21

ANNAWAN -- Julian Samuels 2 0-0 2 4, Dante Weathersby 1 0-4 4 2, Owen Landwehr 9 4-4 3 23, Brendon Shaw 5 2-3 2 12, Keaton Ketelsen 0 0-0 0 0, Jacob Wolf 1 0-0 2 3, Dylan Thurston 0 1-2 4 1, Ben Buresh 1 2-4 3 4. Totals 19 9-15 20 49

PUTNAM COUNTY -- Luke Carlson 1 0-2 1 3, Logan Kreiser 0 0-0 1 0, Caleb Dzierzynski 1 0-0 2 3, Nolan Whitney 1 3-5 0 6, Auston Hilbsen 1 0-1 3 2, Max Huffstodt 2 0-0 2 4, Mel Voss 0 0-0 0 0, Sawyer Gray 0 0-0 0 0, Cameron Colby 0 0-0 3 0, Hunter Witzman 0 0-0 0 0, Caleb Wilson 0 0-0 0 0, Daniel Subotta 1 1-4 1 3. Totals 7 4-12 13 21

Annawan;10;12;15;12;--;49

Putnam County;7;6;0;8;--;21

3-point goals -- Annawan 2 (Landwehr, Wolf); Putnam County 3 (Carlson, Whitney,\u00a0Dzierzynski). Team fouls -- Annawan 20, Putnam County 13. Fouled out -- Annawan (none); Putnam County (none)

Orion Tip Off Classic\u00a0

Monmouth-Roseville 64, Orion 32

ORION -- Nimrick 0 0-0 0 0, Schroeder 1 1-4 0 3, Gambon 0 0-0 0 0, Johnson 2 2-2 2 7, Stropes 1 0-0 2 2, Seth West 2 0-0 0 6, Anderson 3 2-2 4 9, Sam West 0 0-0 1 0, Zwirlein 0 0-0 0 0, Minas 2 0-0 4 5, Spranger 0 0-0 0 0, Kane 0 0-0 0 0. Totals 11 5-8 13 32

MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE -- Frieden 1 0-0 1 2, Kelley 8 5-7 3 23, Braun 0 0-0 0 0, Fletcher 0 0-0 0 0, Ayala 0 0-0 0 0, Skinner 5 2-2 1 12, Heinrich 0 0-0 0 0, Sells 5 0-1 2 10, Smith 0 0-0 0 0, Johnston 1 0-0 1 2, Cheek 6 0-0 1 12, Killey 0 0-0 0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0 0, Wollbrink 0 0-0 0 0, Hammond 1 0-0 1 3. Totals 27 7-10 10 64

Orion;2;20;5;5;--;32

Monmouth-Roseville;16;13;20;15;--;64

3-point goals -- Orion 5 (Seth West 2, Johnson, Anderson, Minas); Monmouth-Roseville 3 (Kelley 2, Hammond). Team fouls -- Orion 13; Monmouth-Roseville 10. Fouled out -- Orion (none); Monmouth-Roseville (none)

Alleman 63, Erie 44

ERIE -- Tegeler 3 0-0 2 6, Kruthoff 1 0-0 1 2, Anderson 0 0-0 2 0, Hammer 9 1-2 4 19, Stover 3 0-0 1 8, Ryan 0 0-0 2 0, Youngberg 1 4-4 3 6, Coleman 1 1-2 2 3. Totals 18 6-8 17 44

ALLEMAN -- S. Patwal 6 0-0 1 13, G. Patwal 3 3-4 2 11, Hird 2 0-0 0 5, Cook 0 0-0 1 0, Fitch 0 0-0 0 0, Schmitt 1 0-0 0 2, Rogiers 2 1-3 1 5, Barrett 3 0-2 3 8, Vanderginst 3 0-0 2 6, Hodge 0 0-0 1 0, Mihm 2 5-6 2 10, Ethington 0 1-2 0 1, Logo 1 0-0 0 2. Totals 23 10-17 12 63

Erie;7;11;12;14;--;44

Alleman;17;21;13;12;--;63

3-point goals -- Erie 2 (Stover 2); Alleman 6 (Barrett 2, S. Patwal, G. Patwal, Hird, Mihm). Team fouls -- Erie 17; Alleman 12. Fouled out -- Erie (none); Alleman (none)

Mercer County 71, Prophetstown 36

PROPHETSTOWN -- Hanrahan 0 0-0 2 0, Henrekin 7 2-4 4 18, Kovarik 0 0-0 1 0, Ames 3 0-1 1 7, Robinson 2 0-0 2 5, Hollenbach 0 0-0 2 0, Jones 2 0-2 1 4, Johnson 1 0-0 3 2. Totals 15 2-7 16 36

MERCER COUNTY -- Essig 1 1-2 2 3, Cortez 1 2-2 0 4, Jenkins 3 0-0 1 6, Garrett 0 0-2 1 0, Ruggles 2 0-0 0 5, Dellitt 5 0-0 1 13, Hagloch 0 1-2 1 1, Metcalf 4 3-5 1 11, Q. King 5 0-0 2 14, R. King 4 5-5 4 14. Totals 25 12-18 13 71

Prophetstown;9;11;13;3;--;36

Mercer County;20;19;19;13;--;71

3-point goals --\u00a0Prophetstown 4 (Henrekin 2, Ames, Robinson); Mercer County 9 (Q. King 4, Dellitt 3, R. King, Ruggles). Team fouls --\u00a0Prophetstown 16; Mercer County 13. Fouled out --\u00a0Prophetstown (none); Mercer County (none)

Girls basketball

Monday's scores

Metro

Alleman 44, St. Bede 37

Area

Galva 47, Midland 38

Sterling 55, Erie 28

Sunday's results

Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament\u00a0

Sacred Heart Griffin 75, United Township 58

SACRED HEART -- Catie Eck 6 3-5 3 15, Payton Vorreyrell 2 2-2 3 6, Abbie Boesdorfer 0 2-2 1 2, Maggie Gilmore 0 4-4 0 4, Sophie Lowis 3 0-2 0 9, Abbie Antonacci 8 0-0 1 16, Jalen Butler 4 3-6 2 11, Maddie Mawker 1 1-2 2 3, Victoria Zeigler 2 2-2 1 6, Addison Scarlett 0 0-0 3 0, Emily Brennisen 1 0-0 0 3. Totals 27 17-25 16 75

UNITED TOWNSHIP -- Calie Walker 1 0-1 3 3, Madison Meldrum 1 0-0 1 2, Davianna Morgan 1 2-2 2 4, Izabella Sims 9 0-1 5 24, Kyleih O'Brien 6 4-8 4 16, Jasmine Bell 3 3-3 4 9, Jade Hunter 0 0-0 0 0, Dareyana Patterson 0 0-0 0 0. Totals 21 9-15 19 58

Sacred Heart Griffin;18;15;16;26;--;75

United Township;21;11;9;17;--;58

3- point goals -- Sacred Heart 4 (Lowis 3, Brennisen); United Township 7 (Sims 6, Walker). Team fouls -- Sacred Heart 16; United Township 19. Fouled out -- Sacred Heart (none); United Township (Sims)

United Township 45, East Peoria 25

EAST PEORIA -- Kelsey Shaffer 0 1-2 2 1, Jolienne Varquez 3 0-0 1 8, Monique Hoosen 1 0-0 3 2, Ashley Mouckton 0 0-0 0 0, Shoshanna Pearce 1 0-0 1 2, Caitlin Jochums 1 1-4 1 4, Madelyn Aaron 0 0-0 0 0, Courtney Williams 1 0-0 1 2, Zoe Caulk 0 0-0 0 0, Sarah LaHood 3 0-0 1 6, Alexis Bohm 0 0-0 0 0. Totals 10 2-6 10 25

UNITED TOWNSHIP -- Calie Walker 1 0-0 3 3, Madison Meldrum 2 0-0 0 4, Davianna Morgan 2 0-0 0 5, Izabella Sims 6 0-1 0 14, Ryleigh O'Brien 8 0-1 0 16, Jasmine Bell 0 3-8 2 3, Autumn Lage 0 0-0 0 0, Dareyana Patterson 0 0-0 0 0, Jade Hunter 0 0-0 1 0. Totals 19 3-8 8 45

East Peoria;4;5;2;14;--;25

United Township;9;19;15;2;--;45

3-point goals -- East Peoria 3 (Varquez 2, Jochums); United Township 4 (Sims 2, Morgan, Walker). Team fouls -- East Peoria 10; United Township 8. Fouled out -- East Peoria (none); United Township (none)

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament\u00a0

Ridgewood 48, Orion 46

RIDGEWOOD -- Lauren Anderson 0 1-1 4 3, Carlie Barman 4 4-8 2 12, Graycee Spicher 3 1-4 5 7, Madi Jones 0 0-0 1 0, Lauren Curry 4 2-4 5 13, Megan Kenney 0 0-0 0 0, Hannah Akers 2 1-2 2 6, Bracken Adamson 2 2-5 0 6, Kenzie Brown 0 0-0 1 0, Tatum Miller 0 1-2 0 1. Totals 16 11-26 20 48

ORION -- McCunn 1 0-0 1 2, Blackert 0 0-0 4 0, Mohr 0 1-4 2 1, Taets 7 7-10 4 23, Schultz 4 0-3 5 8, DeVoss 1 0-0 0 2, Farwell 1 1-2 2 3, Fauset 1 2-2 3 4, Parsons 1 1-2 3 3. Totals 15 12-23 24 46

Ridgewood;11;12;10;15;--;48

Orion;9;11;14;12;--;46\u00a0

3-point goals -- Ridgewood 5 (Curry 3, Akers, Anderson); Orion 2 (Taets 2). Team fouls -- Ridgewood 20; Orion 24. Fouled out -- Ridgewood (Spicher, Curry); Orion (Schultz)

Knoxville 51, Riverdale 34

KNOXVILLE -- S. Shreeves 2 1-2 0 6, Hall 0 0-0 3 0, Grady 1 2-3 0 5, Pruett 0 0-0 1 0, Bickell 2 0-0 2 5, Kavanaugh 9 0-1 1 18, Larson 0 0-0 1 0, B. Shreeves 4 3-3 4 11, Jones 2 2-2 1 6, Lenz 0 0-0 0 0, Mines 0 0-0 0 0. Totals 20 8-11 13 51

RIVERDALE -- Lodico 2 0-0 1 4, Maring 0 0-0 2 0, Sharp 1 3-3 1 5, Hanrahan 1 6-8 4 8, Walls 0 0-0 1 0, Smeltzly 2 0-2 0 5, Garret 4 0-1 5 8, Caves 0 0-0 0 0, Weaver 0 0-0 0 0, Hass 1 2-4 3 4. Totals 11 11-18 17 34

Knoxville;14;12;17;8;--;51

Riverdale;8;11;7;8;--;34

3-point goals -- Knoxville 3 (S. Shreeves, Bickell, Grady); Riverdale 1 (Smeltzly). Total fouls -- Knoxville 13; Riverdale 17. Fouled out -- Knoxville (none); Riverdale (Garret)

Rockridge 41, Galva 31

ROCKRIDGE -- Dehner 0 0-0 2 0, Riley 1 0-0 1 2, Itery 2 3-3 1 7, Hersch 2 0-0 1 4, Garrett 1 2-2 2 4, Stice 11 0-0 3 22, Kendall 0 0-0 0 0, Peterson 1 0-0 2 2. Totals 18 5-5 12 41

GALVA -- Rogers 0 0-0 1 0, Patty 1 2-2 1 5, Schilling 2 0-2 1 5, Howell 0 0-0 0 0, Russell 0 0-0 2 0, Anderson 2 0-0 2 4, Williams 3 0-0 2 7, Wexell 0 0-0 3 0, Berry 2 6-10 1 10. Totals 10 8-14 13 31

Rockridge;8;10;15;8;--;41

Galva;4;10;14;3;--;31

3-point goals -- Rockridge (none); Galva 3 (Williams, Patty, Schilling). Team fouls -- Rockridge 12, Galva 13. Fouled out -- Rockridge (none); Galva (none)

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North Scott's football team pieced together one of its best seasons in program history.

With nine wins, a district championship and a trip to the Class 4A state quarterfinals, the Lancers were rewarded on the Iowa Newspaper Association's all-state teams released today.

Offensive lineman Cole Ernst, defensive end Zach Petersen and linebacker Jared Rus were selected to the first team.

Bettendorf's Jatten Kuhrt, the defensive MVP of Class 4A District 7, also earned a spot on the first team as did Muscatine defensive lineman Nolan Bell.

Unlike previous years when sports writers gathered in Des Moines to talk and vote on all-state teams, the INA changed to an online vote this season. Nominations were based on all-district teams selected by the coaches.

Ernst is a 6-foot-4 and 325-pound left guard who created openings for an offense that averaged 37 points per game.

Petersen, who recently picked up an offer from Illinois, was among the sack leaders in 4A with 10.

Rus was a two-way threat for Lancers, rushing for nearly 1,400 yards and collecting nearly 40 tackles.

Kuhrt was the Bulldogs' leading tackler and compiled 21 tackles for loss.

Pleasant Valley offensive lineman Zach James and punt returner Brennan Sarver made the second team. Tailback Arthur Braden and linebacker David Mathews were voted to the third team. North Scott's Carson Rollinger also was on the third team as a defensive back.

In Class 3A, Davenport Assumption quarterback Jayce Levy was voted to the second team as was punter Adam Sigwarth. Defensive lineman Donaven Juarez was a third-team selection.

Levy finished his career with 2,143 passing yards, 2,168 rushing and 185 receiving. He accounted for 60 career scores.

Bellevue quarterback Cade Daugherty and receiver Trey Daugherty were first-team choices in Class 1A along with Tipton offensive linemen Will Avery and Keith Penningroth.

The Comets' Zach Bullock, Riley Konrardy and Trevor Hager made the second team. In 2A, West Liberty's Joe Kelly was a second-team choice.

Midland's Austin Smith -- who set the career single-season rushing record for Iowa 8-player football with 2,892 yards -- was a first-team selection. Teammates Brett Schoenherr, Drew Gravel and Fisher Bisinger made the third team.

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Too much firepower.

Iowa simply had way too much firepower in the third annual Iowa vs. Illinois Senior All-Star volleyball match at Lee Lohman Arena.

For the third year in a row, Iowa emerged victorious, this time in four sets. Iowa won 25-17, 18-25, 25-21, 25-21 Monday night.

The well-played match featured a bigger, stronger Iowa squad led by the likes of Pleasant Valley\u2019s Elissa Moylan, Assumption\u2019s Lindsay Stratman, Clinton\u2019s Sarah Goldensoph and North Scott\u2019s Alexis Hayes, all of whom took turns throughout the night smashing unreturnable kills against a game bunch from Illinois that simply was much smaller.

Both teams displayed plenty of skill on digs, hustle and blocks, but Iowa had a multitude of weapons.

\u201cWe knew we were going to be really good when we first practiced,\u201d Moylan said. \u201cWe have really, really good hitters. We have the best hitters in the MAC, the best defense, the best setters. So we came in really confident.\u201d

Illinois made Iowa work in all four sets. Illinois jumped to a 7-3 lead in the second set and using some good teamwork, Iowa errors and plenty of hustle, won that set 25-18.

\u201cThey\u2019re a really good defensive team,\u201d Moylan said. \u201cThey\u2019re very scrappy and they can get anything up. They have a very good blocking team.\u201d

Iowa didn\u2019t always dominate or have an answer at the net, but instead just gradually wore Illinois down with smash after smash in between good volleys by both teams.

\u201cI feel like we had a lot of strong hitters and blockers,\u201d Goldensoph said.

\u201cWe had some really big hitters,\u201d said Stratman, whose ferocious kills were difficult throughout the night for Illinois.

Winning at the net was one of the team's goals coming in, according to the Assumption senior.

\u201cJust have a lot of fun with it,\u201d Stratman said.

With three girls over 5-foot-10, Iowa's height advantage was evident and did not lack strength by any means.

\u201cI feel like we did have an advantage, but they\u2019re also very competitive,\u201d Goldensoph said. \u201cSo that\u2019s why they came back.\u201d

Moline\u2019s Molly Tauke credited Iowa with more than just firepower.

\u201cI think they had a lot of energy coming into it,\u201d she said. \u201cWe tried to pick up at the end, then we kind of lost it.\u201d

Kewanee Wethersfield\u2019s Charlotte Pillen felt the mix of players from several conferences might have hurt Illinois.

\u201cIt\u2019s really hard playing with girls you haven\u2019t played with before,\u201d she said. \u201cAnd we knew coming in we were the underdogs. But I think overall we played really well.\u201d

But she also agreed the Iowa height and power was too much.\u00a0

\u201cThey\u2019re really good at their schools,\u201d Pillen added. \u201cAnd their schools are generally bigger schools. And I think their height played a big part, especially their blocking.\u201d

The night was clearly fun for both teams as evidenced by both squads staying on the court long afterwards for pictures with teammates and conversations with parents and fans for the last time.

\u201cWe all came in just to have fun,\u201d Moylan said. \u201cIt\u2019s cool because we are always against each other. So it\u2019s always fun to come together and play.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s awesome to end with a win because that was my last high school game,\u201d Stratman added. \u201cIt\u2019s fun to have the Iowa reputation stay alive.\u201d

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Saurabh Patwal scored 13 points, added two rebounds and two steals to lead the Alleman Pioneers to a 63-44 win over Erie at the Orion Tip-off Classic in Orion.

The win was the first under new head coach Kyle Murray, a Muscatine grad and former St. Ambrose assistant.

Alleman jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and upped that to 38-18 at halftime, led in part by their up-tempo play and defensive pressure.

Gaurau Patwal added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Pioneers.

Josh Hammer had 19 points to lead Erie.

Moline 77, Rockford Lutheran 56: Deonte Billups scored 32 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Maroons pulled away to a season-opening win in Rockford.

The win avenges the season-opening loss suffered by the Maroons last year, who fell to the same team 81-48 in Moline.

Moline rolled out to a 39-30 halftime lead before the Crusaders rallied back to take a 51-50 lead after three quarters. But from then, it was all the Maroons as they outscored Rockford Lutheran 27-5 in the final quarter to grab the win.

\u201cAt the start of the third quarter, we played a little silly,\u201d Billups said. \u201cBut then we took it one play at a time and didn\u2019t force anything.\u201d

Billups was spelled by Nolan Griffin's 11 points as four Maroons scored in double figures.

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Branden Komm knows what it is like to play against and to be a part of the Quad-City Mallards.

The goaltender played his first game in net for the Mallards on Sunday, just three weeks after facing the Mallards with the Idaho Steelheads.

He liked what he saw then. He likes what he sees now.

\"We've got a talented team, no doubt about that,\" he said. \"I saw that when I played against them, they have the ability to put the puck in real quick.\"

Komm may think that, but the on-ice results say differently.

The Mallards lost three games last week, outscored 12-3 in the process.

Right now, a lot of that talent isn't even on the ice for the 6-8-0 Mallards, with Justin Kovacs, Jamie Tardif, Kyle Bigos and Garrett Klotz all trying to come back from injury. Goaltender C.J. Motte has spent the last month up in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves.

As a result, eight rookies saw the ice in Sunday's loss to Kansas City, many put in tough spots in their first year as professionals, including goaltender Ivan Kulbakov. Kulbakov made 11 straight starts before being spelled by Komm Sunday and has a 55-save lead for most in the league.

\"We've got to get healed up,\" head coach Phil Axtell said. \"We're missing some firepower ... it's easy to point fingers but obviously it's frustrating.\"

Perhaps the biggest loss has been the one that happened before the puck ever dropped on the season.

Chris Francis was one of Axtell's first signings in the summer with the expectation he would pick up from last year when he led the team as a captain and also scored 27 goals and tallied 60 points in 63 games.

Francis never saw the ice, cut by the team just before the start of the season after suffering an injury before camp commenced that caused him to fail his physical.

It's a loss that could have been fixed if it had happened in July or August, but with it coming in October, it left Axtell and the Mallards unable to really patch the hole.

\"It's kind of hard to find those high-dollar guys because they're already taken,\" Axtell said. \"That's what you build your team around. He was my second signing and it's huge.\"

Some players have stepped up. Sam Warning has 10 goals and three assists, and Brayden Low has five goals in his last seven games.

But they can't do everything as other players need to grab the rope and pull when needed.

Axtell is on the hunt to try and bring someone in to fill the void left by Francis but even getting the players currently on the roster back healthy would be beneficial, if only to help the rookies acclimate to the rigors of ECHL hockey, where there's only three lines and games are more than just on the weekend.

There also has not been, and likely will not be, much help from the Chicago Wolves, who have depth issues of their own as both are adjusting to life as the affiliate of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

Motte isn't likely to return any time soon and forward Tyler Wong was recalled back to the Wolves Monday after scoring one goal and one assist in six games with the Mallards.

So it's up to the players currently with the team to take care of business.

\"It's just the time that guys need to step up,\" forward Ryan McGrath said. \"It gives other guys a chance to get into the lineup and make an impression. With the group we have in the locker room, it's a good culture, it's a good winning team, we've just got to figure it out down the stretch.

\"It's one thing to say it, obviously it's a little tough with these losses, but I think the guys in the room know what we have, we play hard. We've had good games where we've won, we've just got to continue that every night.\"

Motte update: C.J. Motte saw his only action of last week on Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Rockford IceHogs. Motte made 36 saves in the game. In three contests this season, Motte is 1-1-1 with a 2.30 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. In his AHL career, Motte is 3-3-2 with a 2.15 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.

This week: The Mallards play a home-and-home series with the Wichita Thunder this week. The Mallards host the Thunder\u00a0\u2014 who are 11-2-1 and in first place in the Mountain Division\u00a0\u2014 on Friday at 7 p.m. Along with $2 Dogs/$2 Beers presented by 97X, the Mallards will hold a Teddy Bear Toss presented by R.I.A. Federal Credit Union. Fans who bring stuffed animals to the game can toss them on the ice following the team's first goal.

The game is the Mallards' last at the TaxSlayer Center until Dec. 20 as the team embarks on a nine-game road trip.

The Mallards travel to Wichita on Saturday to face the Thunder at INTRUST Bank Arena at 7:05 p.m. These are the first meetings of the year between the two teams.

Quad-City heads to Independence, Missouri, on Sunday to face the Kansas City Mavericks at 4:05 p.m. The Mallards are 0-2-0 against the Mavericks this season.

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The use of tax-increment financing for an existing business has Bettendorf aldermen raising questions about a proposed development agreement that would anchor a new Ascentra Credit Union headquarters in\u00a0the downtown.

The proposed development agreement, which came as a result of discussions since February, calls for a 10-year, 100 percent TIF capped at $2 million for the construction of a close to 40,000 square-foot building at the city's Town Square property located across the street from the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center.

Development of the Town Square property has long been one of the goals of the City Council, but some\u00a0aldermen voiced concerns at Monday's committee-of-the-whole meeting about providing economic incentives for a business that's already located downtown.

\"To me respectfully, moving Ascentra, that is an existing business in our downtown, two blocks for 20 additional jobs and offering a TIF is not what this parcel was dreamed about,\" Alderwoman Debe LaMar, 3rd Ward, said.

Under the proposed agreement, the city would\u00a0purchase Ascentra's current headquarters on Grant Street for $1.15 million. The city would also be responsible for the burial of utilities on site and relocating the traffic signal at the corner of 21st and Grant streets. If the agreement is executed, work must be commenced within 90 days.

With the expectation of a land exchange, Ascentra would purchase the\u00a0north Town Square property for $750,000 and the south property for $1. The south property would be conveyed back to the city for $1 after an alternative parking structure is constructed on an adjacent parcel.

According to the development agreement, the new building would create 20 new jobs immediately and 40 additional jobs over the 10-year term. It would also offer free rental space for a yet-to-be-formed downtown business association.

At a minimum evaluation of just north of $9 million, Economic Development Director Jeff Reiter estimated TIF payments would satisfy the agreement in about eight years.

City Administrator Decker Ploehn said with the $5 debt service, it would generate more than $45,000 in taxes from day one in addition to more than $25,000 for the school district's physical plant and equipment levy.

While LaMar's concerns were shared by some members on Council, 5th Ward Alderman Scott Webster was torn about the project and how to treat businesses like Ascentra\u00a0that have been rooted in the community for 60 years.

\"The hard part for this particular case is not looking at whether the project is right or the project is wrong, but I don't absolutely love this project and I don't hate it either,\" Webster said.

Both the Scott County Board of Supervisors and Bettendorf Community School District have issued letters of endorsement for the project.

Following the meeting, Ascentra President and CEO Greg Owen said the development agreement included a number of caveats other city agreements did not that offer more value to the city.

\"They're purchasing it for $1.1 (million), but the appraisal is $1.6 (million) and we've had inquiries for up over $2 million so that's not a true incentive handover,\" Owen said. \"It's more that the city is getting that value in getting to keep the whole process going downtown.\"

The City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution whether to approve the development agreement.

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Brady Schnell has earned an exemption into next summer's British Open at Carnoustie.

Thanks to a victory at Sunday's VISA Open de Argentina in Buenos Aires, the former Bettendorf resident will play in golf's oldest major championship next July across the pond.

\"I can't wait to get over there and kick it around with those guys,\" Schnell said following the tournament. \"It is what we all try to do.

\"Carnoustie is going to be tough. I guess I'll be working a lot on my bump and run.\"

After placing in the top 10 three times at major Web.com Tour events in the last three years, it was the 32-year-old's first individual title as a professional golfer with a stroke score of 272.

Schnell won a three-way playoff over Matt Ryan and Andreas Halvorsen. He made birdie on the first hole of sudden death at the par-4 18th. The tournament had a pursue of $175,000, with a winner's check of $31,500.

Son of Curt Schnell, the former director of golf at Crow Valley Golf Club, Brady played in the John Deere Classic on sponsor exemptions in 2007, '08, '09 and '11.

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 Kim Jong Un hasn\u2019t launched any missiles for two months. But Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn\u2019t see that as a sign the threat posed by North Korea leader has diminished.

\u201cThe only way I can answer your question is if I was in the mind Kim Jung Un and know whether he is willing to take chances,\u201d Grassley told employees of 7G Distributing in Cedar Rapids on Monday in response to a question.

Much of the information he receives suggests Kim wants to \u201crattle cages and not do anything, but I don\u2019t know for sure,\u201d Grassley said.

The threat of a missile attack on the United States mainland doesn\u2019t appear to be imminent because North Korea doesn\u2019t have the capability to deliver a warhead, Grassley said, \u201cbut he\u2019s headed in that direction. Is it just a year or two years or three years?\u201d

The Iowa Republican welcomed President Donald Trump\u2019s designation Monday of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The action will trigger more sanctions on North Korea, Trump said.

Grassley agreed that economic sanctions, if other nations join the United States, can pressure North Korea to reduce its threats of aggression.

Grassley also told an employee who asked how seriously the threat should be taken that while the military has the ability to retaliate, \u201cthose (North Korean) missiles are only 30 miles from Seoul and 20 million people.\u201d

\u201cYou can take out a lot of those weapons, but you can\u2019t take them all out,\u201d he said. \u201cThere\u2019s going to be a lot damage done.\u201d

Grassley\u2019s 30-minute question-and-answer session with about 35 of 7G\u2019s 110 Cedar Rapids-based employees followed a tour of its beer-distribution warehouse. The company, which services 2,000 accounts across 14 counties, has another 100 employees in Davenport and Dubuque.

Current sales are more than 5.6 million cases a year.

Grassley also fielded several questions about tax reform efforts in Congress and predicted the Republican-sponsored package may be approved in the Senate with a few Democratic votes.

The proposal could result in tax savings of about $1,500 a year for middle-income families, Grassley said. Those families could realize another $1,100 in higher wages as a result of their employers\u2019 tax savings, he added.

He confirmed another employee\u2019s fears that cooperation between the two major political parties has waned during the 37 years Grassley has been in the Senate.

However, \u201cit might not be as bad as you think\u201d because controversy, not cooperation, makes news. He reminded them that the Judiciary Committee he chairs approved 31 pieces of legislation in the 2015-16 session, with 18 of them approved by a Republican-controlled Congress and signed by a Democratic president.

But that same level of cooperation is unlikely to be seen in the Judiciary Committee\u2019s confirmation of the president\u2019s nominees for federal courts.

\u201cThere will be some fur flying next week,\u201d Grassley predicted.

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DES MOINES \u2014 Media reports from last week\u2019s Republican governors\u2019 meeting in Texas indicated some angst among GOP chief executives facing election in 2018 over inviting President Donald Trump to campaign for them.

Don\u2019t include Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds\u2019 name in that column.

Reynolds told reporters Monday she\u2019s not an announced candidate yet, but once she makes it official next year she expects she may include the president in her strategy to win her first statewide election as a gubernatorial candidate.

\u201cWe\u2019ll take a look at that moving forward but I wouldn\u2019t say no,\u201d said Reynolds when asked.

Trump is heavily responsible for Reynolds being the current Terrace Hill occupant, given that his choice of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China led to Branstad\u2019s resignation as governor and Reynolds\u2019 ascent from lieutenant.

Reynolds said last week\u2019s GOP Governors Association meeting was a private gathering \u201cso I\u2019m not sure how some of those comments were made public.\u201d Some Republican reportedly were concerned about upcoming midterm elections in the face of recent Democratic successes in gubernatorial races.

Iowa Republicans, including Branstad and Reynolds, were among the earliest and strongest united Trump supporters in 2016. Reynolds said she has been pleased with the access and opportunities to meet with key members of the Trump administration.

Of more concern to her, she said, is the lack of action by the Republican-led Congress and the president in passing campaign promises including a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and passage of a federal tax overhaul.

\u201cI think right now if they can get tax reform done and they can come back and get something done with health care, then I think it will be a much different environment,\u201d she said. \u201cIf they can\u2019t get something done, I think the sentiment is not going to be good.\u201d

The 2018 races are significant to both political parties because the governors who get elected could play a crucial role in redrawing legislative and congressional boundaries after the 2020 election. Media reports out of the Texas meeting indicated concern among some GOP governors over Trump\u2019s low approval ratings with voters, as well as the strength and unity of opposition voters in the Democratic Party.

The Iowa governor said she has been pleased with the response she\u2019s received in discussions with the president and officials in his administration over issues related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, health insurance and the workforce.

\u201cI didn\u2019t get that opportunity before and I appreciate that,\u201d she said. \u201cAnd they\u2019re listening.\u201d

On a related matter, Reynolds said she encountered protesters in Texas who were wise to her plan of wearing a \u201cFree Bill\u201d T-shirt to highlight her support for Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, whose confirmation to a federal post is being blocked by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

\u201cI was the only governor that had protesters,\u201d said Reynolds, who encountered signs decrying \u201ccorn cronyism.\u201d

Cruz said he will hold up Northey\u2019s nomination until he gets a meeting with the president to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard. A U.S. Senate committee approved Northey\u2019s nomination, but his confirmation requires a vote on the Senate floor.

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\u00a0A roundup of state government and Capitol news items of interest for Monday:

LUKAN NEW VA DIRECTOR: Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced the appointment of Steve Lukan as Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs executive director. Most recently, Lukan served as director of the Governor\u2019s Office of Drug Control Policy. He replaces Jodi Tymeson, who announced her retirement last month. Lukan, a former state representative, served four years in the U.S. Navy. Lukan\u2019s appointment is effective immediately. Dale Woolery will serve as interim director of the Office of Drug Control Policy.

FALL HARVEST PROGRESSES: About 8 percent of Iowa\u2019s corn crop remains in the field while most of the soybean acres have been harvested, according to the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released Monday by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. \u201cHarvest progress continued across much of the state with some Iowa farmers finishing combining and completing other fall field work, including construction of conservation practices,\u201d said Mike Naig, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. \u201cThere is still harvest work to be done across the state, especially in northeast, southwest and south-central Iowa where 15 percent of corn is still in the field.\u201d Minimal precipitation allowed Iowa farmers to make progress towards completing harvest with 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday, officials said. Ninety-two percent of the corn for grain crop has been harvested, eight days behind last year and the 5-year average.

MANURE SPILL REPORTED: A failed hose connection led to a manure spill on the western edge of Louisa County late Friday night, about three miles southeast of Crawfordsville, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. An estimated 7,500 gallons of manure spilled into a crop field before the pump shut off. Layne Twinam of Twinam Farms tried to block tile intakes, according to DNR officials, but manure had already entered the underground tiling and flowed into the upper end of Buffington Creek. Twinam prevented manure from moving downstream by temporarily damming the creek. The DNR investigated the spill site Saturday, finding the creek was mostly dry and the manure contained. DNR officials will monitor cleanup activities and consider appropriate enforcement action.

\u2014 Times Bureau

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With the help of the Clinton County Community Development Association, the Clinton LumberKings plan to add a little \u201cwow factor\u2019\u2019 to the surroundings at Ashford University Field next season.

Grants from the organization are helping the Midwest League club install a new electronic ribbon board and other amenities designed to enhance the fan experience at the 81-year-old facility.

The ribbon board, a first at the facility, measures 65 feet in length and six feet in height and will be placed along the fa\u00e7ade of the Lumber Lounge group area located beyond the stadium\u2019s right field fence.

It will provide high-definition video content as well as statistics that will be updated throughout games starting next season.

\u201cIt\u2019s been nearly 12 years since our last major renovation in 2006 and one of the things we\u2019ve taken a look at lately is what did we miss? What could we do to create a better experience for our fans now?\u2019\u2019 LumberKings general manager Ted Tornow said.

\u201cThis is a result of those discussions and something that we, with the help of the community development group, can do to upgrade our facilities. It adds a little \u2018wow factor\u2019 and helps us move our franchise forward.\u2019\u2019

In addition to the ribbon board, similar to one that is in place along the right field wall at Modern Woodmen Park in the Quad-Cities, three 75-inch high-definition monitors are being installed on the concourse at Ashford University Field.

Located along the outer walls of the LumberKings\u2019 business office, the monitors will display lineups, league standings and other information in addition to providing video opportunities for the team and community groups to publicize upcoming activities at the ballpark and in the community.

\u201cThere will be a lot of ways we can use the monitors to promote not only what we have at the ballpark, but to partner with other groups and help them as well,\u2019\u2019 Tornow said.

Other offseason improvements include new concrete on the main concourse, a freshly-painted fa\u00e7ade, new picnic garden pergolas and an upgraded children\u2019s playground area.

\u201cA lot of people are still impressed by our little old stadium by the river and we have our loyal fans who we appreciate, but every year we work to attract more people from the community,\u2019\u2019 Tornow said. \u201cWe feel like these upgrades will help us do that.\u2019\u2019

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\u00a0Richard H. Stanley, chair emeritus of Stanley Consultants and the Stanley Foundation, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 85.

\u00a0A professional engineer and businessman,\u00a0Stanley served his entire professional career at Stanley Consultants. He was elected president in 1971, and served as chairman from 1984 until 2007, at which time he became chair emeritus. He retired in 2013.

According to a news release,\u00a0Stanley also devoted himself to creating a more peaceful, secure and just world through his leadership of the Stanley Foundation. He served on the foundation\u2019s board since its inception in 1956, as president from 1984 to 2007, as chair from 1984 to 2017, and most recently as chair emeritus.\u00a0

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at  First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine, http://fpcmuscatine.org; the Muscatine Center for Social Action.

\u2014\u00a0Times staff

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A 26-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday after exchanging gunfire with Davenport police officers, the Scott County Sheriff\u2019s Office said Monday.

An autopsy is pending for Matthew Donald Tobin, the sheriff\u2019s office said in a news release posted to the website late Monday afternoon.

The sheriff\u2019s office identified Justin King and Brenda Waline as the officers who also were injured in the incident.

King has been employed\u00a0by the Davenport Police Department since Dec. 17, 2012. Waline has been with the department since Dec. 20, 1999.

The sheriff\u2019s office is investigating the shooting. Sheriff Tim Lane said Monday that he did not have an exact timeline for when the investigation would be completed.

Davenport police responded about 5:13 a.m. Sunday to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 400 block of East 12th Street.

Officers confronted a person inside the home and a physical confrontation ensued and an officer discharged their firearm.

According to the sheriff\u2019s office, Tobin also was armed and exchanged gunfire. King was struck in the head, according to the sheriff\u2019s office.

King and Waline were transported to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, for non-life-threatening injuries. King underwent immediate surgery as a result of his injuries.

Tobin was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information was available Monday.

Online records show that Tobin was on parole on a drug charge out of Cerro Gordo County.\u00a0

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On paper, it really looks like Baker Mayfield should win the Heisman Trophy.

His passing numbers are extraordinary. His team is great. The competition is wavering a bit.

Penn State\u2019s Saquon Barkley has had a couple of not-quite-so-special games. Stanford\u2019s Bryce Love and others don\u2019t quite measure up.

Mayfield really should win.

But the Oklahoma quarterback is jeopardizing his chances with some fairly classless antics.

First, there was the incident after a Sept. 9 victory at Ohio State. Mayfield ran to the middle of the field with an Oklahoma flag, emphatically planted it in the turf and led teammates in stomping on the Buckeye logo.

He later apologized.

Then, Saturday against a forlorn Kansas team, he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch and shouting obscenities at the Jayhawks\u2019 sideline.

He apologized again \u2014 undoubtedly with some prodding \u2014 but this stuff is getting old.

\"I got caught up in a competitive game, a chippy game, but what I did tonight was unacceptable,\" Mayfield said. \u201cIt's disrespectful. It's not the example I want to set.\"

How is this for an idea? Don\u2019t do stuff like this anymore.

Then you don\u2019t need to keep apologizing.

***

You\u2019ve probably never heard of Sutton Smith, but he\u2019s having a pretty special season just a few hours away from the Quad-Cities.

The Northern Illinois sophomore leads the country in tackles for loss and is third in sacks. Last week against Western Michigan, he had as good a game as a defensive end can have, collecting 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss and returning a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown. He now has 13 sacks and 27.5 TFLs, both school records.

Smith isn\u2019t your prototypical defensive end. He\u2019s only 6-foot and 225 pounds, but he runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds. He was a 2,000-yard rusher as a high school senior in St. Charles, Missouri, but has used his athleticism to become a defensive dynamo at the college level.

***

Ohio State was a 41-point favorite to beat Illinois on Saturday, which is believed to be the largest point spread for a Big Ten game in more than 30 years.

The Illini actually beat the spread by only losing 52-14 although you got the feeling the Buckeyes could have won by 80 if they wanted to.

***

In this day and age of astronomical passing numbers, Northwestern and Minnesota turned back the clock and played a 1970s style Big Ten game on Saturday. Northwestern threw for 86 yards, Minnesota 43.

***

My wife always tells me \u201cYou get what you pay for.\u2019\u2019 And while she\u2019s not talking about football, it\u2019s true there, too.

When you have a bargain basement place-kicker who is earning half the NFL average for his position, you can\u2019t really expect him to make 46-yard game-tying field goals in the final seconds.

And when you depend on walk-ons to do the punting for your college football team, you shouldn\u2019t really be surprised when they average less than 30 yards a punt and constantly put your team in rotten field position.

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There is no shortage of distractions this week for the Nebraska football team.

The heat on the seat of embattled coach Mike Riley seems to get warmer by the day.

The defense just gave up 609 yards and 56 points in a loss at Penn State and has given up more than 40 points four times this season.

The offense managed to rush for only 67 yards last week against the Nittany Lions.

Through all that, there is one thing that seems to be bringing the Cornhuskers together \u2013 Iowa.

The chance to finish the season with a win in a trophy game over an opponent which has won in its last two visits to Memorial Stadium is motivating Nebraska players as they work toward Friday\u2019s 3 p.m. Heroes Game.

\u201cIt\u2019s been a while since we\u2019ve beaten them,\u2019\u2019 linebacker Chris Weber said Monday. \u201cWe beat them a couple of years ago (2014) when I was a redshirt freshman at their place, so it\u2019s time. It\u2019s our last game, it\u2019s Iowa, and we want it bad.\u2019\u2019

Wide receiver De\u2019Mornay Pierson-El needed fewer words to express his feelings about the burgeoning rivalry.

\u201cC\u2019mon now, who really likes Iowa?\u2019\u2019 Pierson-El said.

Like Weber, who leads Nebraska with 88 tackles and shares the team lead with eight tackles for a loss, Pierson-El said the team\u2019s emphasis this week centers on putting together its best work of the season.

\u201cEspecially for the seniors, it\u2019s tough to swallow that it\u2019s coming to an end. You want to go out playing your best,\u2019\u2019 said Pierson-El, who returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown to help the Cornhuskers overcome a 24-14 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Iowa 37-34 in overtime in 2014 at Kinnick Stadium.

Nebraska is 13th in the Big Ten in defending the run, allowing 205.8 rushing yards per game, and Weber said dealing with that and Iowa\u2019s play-action passing game is where his energies are this week.

\u201cWe have a job to do and no matter what else is going on, that\u2019s what we need to concentrate on now,\u2019\u2019 Weber said.

During his weekly news conference Monday, the third-year Cornhuskers coach declined to look beyond Friday\u2019s game against the Hawkeyes.

Riley sidestepped questions on his thoughts about his tenure at Nebraska and said he has not and will not discuss speculation about his future with his players.

\u201cI talk to our team as if I\u2019m going to be here forever,\u2019\u2019 Riley said.

That approach, he suggested, is what is best for his players as they prepare for the only game remaining on the schedule.

\u201cThey don\u2019t need any of that,\u2019\u2019 Riley said.

Instead, he wants their focus to remain on the Hawkeyes and the game plan the Cornhuskers are putting together in hopes of ending a two-game losing streak against Iowa and a three-game slide down the stretch of the current season.

At 4-7, Nebraska needs a win on Friday to avoid becoming the first Cornhuskers team since 1961 to win fewer than five games in a season, among a multitude of reasons that a coaching change is more than a distinct possibility.

Riley believes maintaining a normal routine and energies centered on sending a 22-player senior class out with a win this week is the best thing for everyone in the program, from coaches to players, to focus on.

\u201cI think we owe our kids the energy of this preparation,\u2019\u2019 Riley said.

With a Friday game this week, Nebraska turned its attention to Iowa on Sunday.

The physical play of the Hawkeyes\u2019 lines was among topics addressed, something Riley said his team must match if it hopes to compete this week.

\u201cWe have to be ready physically, because that is what Iowa is up front and we know they will be ready to go,\u2019\u2019 Riley said. \u201cIt will be a challenge, but how you respond to challenges goes directly to your soul.\u2019\u2019

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Arconic Inc. announced Monday that it will install a new horizontal heat treat furnace at its Davenport Works facility, marking the third significant capital investment for the Riverdale plant in the past six years.

In a news release, Arconic said the $137 million furnace will expand its capacity to capture growth in the aerospace and industrial markets.

The furnace is part of nearly $160 million in total investments that Arconic has planned over the next two years, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The authority approved $1.5 million in direct economic assistance to Arconic Inc. in action Friday. The assistance, which will be in the form of a $1.5 million forgivable loan, will be in addition to $4.3 million in tax credits.

According to Arconic, the new furnace will enable it to heat treat longer and thicker plate than ever before, including material for Davenport Works\u2019 new thick plate stretcher. The company said heat treatment is a required step in the production of certain high-strength products, and essential for products intended for large aerospace and industrial applications.

\"This investment will help meet both existing and future customer demand,\" said Tim Myers, president of Global Rolled Products and Transportation, and Construction Solutions. \"With this new capability, we will meet increasing demand for plate used for aircraft wing ribs, skins and other structural components, particularly in single-aisle builds. It also opens the door to growth in other markets, such as semi-conductors for consumer electronics and injection molding for automotive applications.\"

The furnace project comes on the heels of this year's installation of a $150 million thick plate stretcher at Davenport Works. The stretcher, which began commercial production, is the largest thick plate stretcher in the world. The Quad-City plant also completed a $300 million expansion in 2014 to expand its automotive capacity and capabilities. It was first announced in 2011.

The city of Riverdale also is supporting the project with plans for $3.5 million in tax increment financing over 17 years, according to the state. Arconic said once the contract is finalized, the assistance will include tax, financing and R&D credits as well as training grants. The furnace project is expected to create 30 new jobs and retain 250 others at a qualifying wage of $18.30 per hour, the state said.

Liz Murray Tallman, chief economic development officer for the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce, called Arconic \"a driver of new jobs and economic growth in the Quad-Cities.\"

Construction on the furnace project is expected to begin late this year with commercial production launching in 2019.

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