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Heads up to all folks who use the Moline on/off ramps to access Interstate 74.

Beginning Wednesday, eastbound 7th Avenue will be closed between the I-74 ramps and 21st Street A through mid-August. Access to and from the I-74 ramps at 7th Avenue will change and drivers should watch for changing traffic patterns and drive with caution.

\"Map\"
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Eastbound 7th Avenue detour: Drivers will be directed to take northbound 19th Street to eastbound 6th Avenue to southbound 23rd Street to westbound 7th Avenue.

I-74 ramp access: Westbound I-74 traffic taking the 7th Avenue ramp will only be able to turn left onto westbound 7th Avenue. Eastbound I-74 traffic taking the 7th Avenue ramp will only be able to turn right onto westbound 7th Avenue.

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Bettendorf police recovered a stolen car and took eight juveniles into custody Monday afternoon.

The car was stolen Monday morning out of East Moline, according to information provided by Bettendorf's public information officer Lauran Haldeman.

The vehicle was located and recovered later that day in the area of Duck Creek Plaza Shopping Mall.

After a short foot pursuit with some of the offenders, eight juveniles, all of whom reside in the Illinois Quad-Cities, were taken into custody (5 females and 3 males).

Three of the juveniles were taken to Scott County Juvenile Detention Center with the other five turned over to a guardian, parent, or relative.

No one was injured and no damage occurred.

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The Moline Police Department is requesting the community\u2019s assistance in identifying two individuals believed to be involved in a car theft and kidnapping Monday night.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Monday, two individuals (pictured above) approached a vehicle at a convenience store in the 2700 block of the Avenue of the Cities, according to a news release from the Moline Police Department.

The driver had gone inside the store and left the car running with a 71-year-old female passenger inside the vehicle.

The two suspects told the passenger they had a firearm, and stole the vehicle with passenger still inside, police said.

She was later found unharmed in Davenport, but the vehicle and the offenders have not been located, police said.

The vehicle is a blue 2011 Kia Soul with Illinois registration N60 7717.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these two suspects or the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to call the Moline Police Criminal Investigations Division at 309-524-2140 or CrimeStoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.

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With two weeks to go until the 99th annual Mississippi Valley Fair, Shawn Loter said his to-do list is \u201cabout a mile long.\u201d

On a recent morning, Loter drove his custom golf cart\u00a0\u2014 decorated with red and black tie-dye, the fair logo and his first name in small, cursive letters\u00a0\u2014 around the fairgrounds and pointed to a few buildings in need of a power-wash or a paint touch-up.

The most noticeable item on his list is an ongoing $300,000 remodel of the grandstand\u2019s facade. Work is set to be complete by July 31, when the six-day fair kicks off.

\u201cAll the brick work is being updated,\u201d Loter said. \u201cIt\u2019s going to look brand new.\u201d

This fair may be Loter\u2019s second run as general manager, but it will be full of firsts for the 42-year-old Bettendorf resident who began working for the fair when he was 13.

By the time Loter took over last year, the grandstand acts and other entertainment had already been booked by former manager Bob Fox, who also stayed on as a consultant last summer.

\u201cI started in the middle of things,\u201d he said. \u201cThis was my first time booking the entertainers, which can be very nerve-wracking. You put in a bid and you don\u2019t get it and you do that over and over.\u201d

A-list entertainers can cost anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million for one night, Loter said, which doesn\u2019t fit within the fair\u2019s budget.

\u201cThat\u2019s what a lot of people don\u2019t understand,\u201d he said. \u201cYou want to bring in the best acts, but you have to keep it affordable.\u201d

This year, a Fun Card, which grant access to the fair for the entire week and is the only way to attend grandstand shows, costs $60.

And Loter is happy with the lineup, with headliners including Chris Young, Sublime with Rome, Toby Keith, Theory of a Deadman, Billy Currington and Justin Moore.

\u201cWe beat last year,\u201d he said. \u201cEach year, it\u2019s going to get better and better.\u201d

By the way, he's already putting out bids for next year's grandstand acts.\u00a0

As Loter said, the grandstand shows are \u201cvery important\u201d for the fair.

The concerts frequently bring in between 15,000 to 30,000 people per night. The attendance record sits at 31,200 and goes back to an Alan Jackson concert in 2008.

The fair schedule also features more local bands, new vendors and a new area offering free, family-oriented activities called Sandyland, which will be located behind the Starlite Ballroom.

\u201cIt\u2019s important to build the audience we want and to bring in a variety of the entertainment that people want to see,\u201d he said. \u201cYou want to keep things new and interesting.\u201d

Loter has already brought different kinds of non-fair events to the fairgrounds, including a well-attended St. Patrick\u2019s Day party and an indoor beach-themed party in June.

While Loter says the fair is a \u201cwell-oiled machine,\u201d it doesn\u2019t come without stress.

Vicky Speth, who has worked as the office manager for 32 years, says she goes into \u201cpanic mode\u201d during the last two weeks of July.

\"You just keep going over your checklist and hoping everything gets done,\" she said. \u201cPeople think we start working on it a week before and it just happens. Well, that\u2019s not the case.\u201d

Speth\u2019s work on the fair begins in January and it only gets busier as summer approaches.

\u201cBy the time it opens, the fair is like a city within itself,\u201d she said. \u201cThere\u2019s a lot of little odds and ends that go into it.\u201d

Speth, who works in the office with her daughter, Kelly Howes, said Loter is bringing a new kind of enthusiasm to the Quad-City tradition.\u00a0

\u201cWe kind of got stagnant for a while,\u201d she said. \u201cHe\u2019s changing some things up.\u201d

Some of those changes have been sitting in the back of Loter\u2019s mind for years.

\u201cWhen you\u2019re the behind the scenes, you see things you\u2019d do differently,\u201d he said. \"Now, I get to do that.\"\u00a0

During his daily tour of the fairgrounds in his golf cart, he keeps an eye on how things look and what to improve. He has a long list of ideas for the fair's upcoming 100th year.\u00a0

\u201cIt helps me think of things we need to get done,\u201d he said. \u201cSome things will happen soon and some we\u2019ll wait on.\u201d

And Loter, who has worked here full-time since he graduated high school and served as the fairgrounds\u2019 maintenance manager for more than a decade, knows these 87.5 acres well. On some mornings, out of habit, he still mows the grass.

When he drives toward the back of the fair\u2019s property, he points to a blue house off of Lincoln Road. He lived there when he was younger.

\u201cStarting from a young age, this has been my life,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s good how it is. You just want to keep making it better.\u201d

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An oak tree that killed two people and injured five others when a limb broke away during a Fourth of July celebration showed visible signs of decay.

Daniel Mendoza Ortiz, 61, of Rock Island, and Lawrence Anderson, 72, of Moline, were killed when the limb fell on a crowd watching the Red White and Boom! fireworks show July 3.

Also injured was Kataivreonna Carter, 21, of East Moline, who was in her third trimester of pregnancy. Carter was taken to Trinity Rock Island where a healthy baby girl was delivered.

According to information from Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos, Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Arborist Ben Mills inspected the century-old red oak tree in front of the courthouse two days after the accident.

A Freedom of Information Act request seeking arborist inspections over the past five years included a letter from Mills to Bustos stating a visual inspection by Mills on July 5 showed \"the tree displayed signs of die back in several larger diameter limbs which, without conducting a full hazard tree assessment, I cannot fully determine those reasons.\"

The fallen limb had a circumference of 8 feet, 2 inches at its base and was about 45 feet long. It fell about 25 feet to the ground.

In the letter, Mills said exposed decay was visible on the trunk where the branch came down and had signs of \"included bark.\" Mills said included bark occurs when junctions of co-dominant stems of a tree have a narrow angle union. As a tree grows, the narrow union will essentially fill with bark and create a growing area of structural weakness in the tree.

After the inspection, Mills recommended the tree be removed, noting its location on a busy street with a steady stream of traffic.

\"The canopy of this tree also over tops a pedestrian sidewalk to the east and a memorial site to the south where foot traffic is assumed during most daylight hours or business hours,\" Mills said. \"At least two-thirds of the tree's root system is covered by asphalt or cement.

\"Due to the age of this tree, the visible signs of stress, and the potential destruction of targets \u2014 vehicles and pedestrians \u2014 it would be in Rock Island County's best interest to remove this tree based on my visual inspection,\" Mills states.

Rock Island County paid $1,200 to haul away the limb. Ace Tree Service of Bettendorf was contracted to remove the tree July 9. The total cost of crane rental and tree removal was $6,037.50.

Documents also show a maple tree was removed from the east side of the courthouse, near the location of the oak tree, in May 2015 at a cost of $950. In June 2015, $700 was paid to remove limbs from sycamore trees near the sidewalks, parking lot and monument.

There are no documents included in the request showing the oak tree involved in the accident was inspected in the last five years.

Bustos said there was no indication the oak tree had signs of decay.

\"I know it was an old tree, but it looked healthy,\" Bustos said. \"We do periodic tree trimming. I think there's some misconception of tree certification, but that doesn't exist.\"

Of the accident, Bustos said, \"It was tragic, I wish it had never happened.\"

A second oak tree, located not far from the first tree already taken down, was removed Saturday. Bustos said Mills also recommended its removal due to \"root issues and iron deficiency.\"

Bustos said Raney Tree Care removed it at a cost of $2,090.

On Monday, a memorial of flowers, pinwheels and American flags remained at the site of the oak tree that caused the deaths of Mendoza and Anderson.

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\"NWS:

A pleasant couple of days are in store for the area. Temperatures will be at or slightly below normal with comfortable humidity levels. A storm system is expected to return showers and thunderstorms to the area by Thursday.

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service.

It will be sunny with a high near 85 degrees and a low around 63 degrees.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 83 degrees and a low around 65 degrees. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Astronomers are still finding moons at Jupiter, 400 years after Galileo used his spyglass to spot the first ones.

The latest discovery of a dozen small moons brings the total to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system.

Scientists were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system last year when they pointed their telescopes close to Jupiter's backyard, according to Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington. They saw a new group of objects moving around the giant gas planet but didn't know whether they were moons or asteroids passing near Jupiter.

\"There was no eureka moment,\" said Sheppard, who led the team of astronomers. \"It took a year to figure out what these objects were.\"

They all turned out to be moons of Jupiter. The confirmation of 10 was announced Tuesday. Two were confirmed earlier.

The moons had not been spotted before because they are tiny. They are about one to two kilometers (miles) across, said astronomer Gareth Williams of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center.

And he thinks Jupiter might have even more moons just as small waiting to be found.

\"We just haven't observed them enough,\" said Williams, who helped confirm the moons' orbits.

The team is calling one of the new moons an 'oddball' because of its unusual orbit. Sheppard's girlfriend came up with a name for it: Valetudo, the great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter.

Valetudo is in Jupiter's distant, outer swarm of moons that circles in the opposite direction of the planet's rotation. Yet it's orbiting in the same direction as the planet, against the swarm's traffic.

\"This moon is going down the highway the wrong way,\" Sheppard said.

Scientists believe moons like Valetudo and its siblings appeared soon after Jupiter formed. The planet must have acted like a vacuum, sucking up all the material that was around it.\u00a0Some of that debris was captured as moons.

\"What astonishes me about these moons is that they're the remnants of what the planet formed from,\" he said.

Telescopes in Chile, Hawaii and Arizona were used for the latest discovery and confirmation.

Galileo detected Jupiter's four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto in 1610. The latest count of 79 known planets includes eight that have not been seen for several years.\u00a0Saturn is next with 61, followed by Uranus with 27 and Neptune with 14. Mars has two, Earth has one and Mercury and Venus have none.\u00a0

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The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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A pair of football players from both Iowa and Iowa State were named Monday to award watch lists for the upcoming season.

Hawkeyes quarterback Nate Stanley and Cyclones running back David Montgomery were named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the player of the year in college football.

Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson and ISU cornerback Brian Peavy were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, presented to the top defensive player in college football by the Philadelphia-based Maxwell Football Club.

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A good Tuesday to all. The weather graphic sent out by the National Weather Service says, \"Pleasant Weather!\" So here it is\u00a0\u2014 pleasant, less humid weather\u00a0\u2014 as seen in this NWS forecast.

1. Temps slightly below normal with comfortable humidity

Today will be sunny with a high near 85 degrees and a low around 63 degrees.

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NWS logo

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 83 degrees and a low around 65 degrees. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night.

2. Judge again denies Liggins trial delay

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Stanley Liggins, left, is escorted into a Scott County Courtroom, Thursday, May 24, 2018.

The judge presiding over the case of Stanley Liggins, who will be tried a third time in the death of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis, has again denied a request by his attorneys to delay his Aug. 28 trial.

Liggins, 56, is charged in the strangulation death of Lewis, of Rock Island, on Sept. 17, 1990. The girl's burned body was found near a Davenport elementary school. Prosecutors say she also was sexually abused.

He was twice convicted in Lewis' death and sentenced to life in prison in 1993 and 1995. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned the first conviction, and on Nov. 6, 2013, the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the second conviction. Read more.

3. Top-ranked Knights survive test, erupt late to beat Benton

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Davenport Assumption senior Hannah Kelley delivers a pitch against Benton Community Monday during the state softball championships at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.

When Ron Ferrill saw the state tournament draw for his Davenport Assumption softball team, he was not doing cartwheels.

Photos: Iowa Class 3A state softball, Assumption vs. Benton Community

Even though Benton Community had 14 losses and did not have a state ranking attached to its name, Ferrill was on edge.

\u201cI\u2019ve been nervous every minute since I saw we had Benton,\u201d Ferrill said. \u201cI respect their coach, their team and the way they go about their business.

\u201cSome view it as a good draw, but I knew we would be tested.\u201d

Class 3A top-ranked Assumption was in a tussle for 5 \u00bd innings before it erupted for nine runs in its final at-bat to register a 14-4 quarterfinal win Monday night at the Rogers Sports Complex.

The Knights (37-3) meet fourth-ranked Humboldt (31-3) in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Read more.

\u2022 Oberbroeckling spins gem as West beats Dubuque Senior

\u2022 Gottilla no-hitter lifts Knights past Wahlert

4. Tree in fatal mishap showed signs of decay

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The decayed core where a large limb broke on an oak tree, falling on and killing two people July 3 in front of the Rock Island County Courthouse.

An oak tree that killed two people and injured five others when a limb broke away during a Fourth of July celebration showed visible signs of decay.

According to information from Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos, Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Arborist Ben Mills inspected the century-old red oak tree in front of the courthouse two days after the accident.

A Freedom of Information Act request seeking arborist inspections over the past five years included a letter from Mills to Bustos stating a visual inspection by Mills on July 5 showed \"the tree displayed signs of die back in several larger diameter limbs which, without conducting a full hazard tree assessment, I cannot fully determine those reasons.\" Read more.

5. Final countdown begins for Mississippi Valley Fair

\"Shawn

Shawn Loter, who is in his second year as general manager of the Mississippi Valley Fair, says he has a lot on his to-do list to get ready for the 99th annual fair, which begins July 31.

With two weeks to go until the 99th annual Mississippi Valley Fair, Shawn Loter said his to-do list is \u201cabout a mile long.\u201d

Full Fair schedule

On a recent morning, Loter drove his custom golf cart\u00a0\u2014 decorated with red and black tie-dye, the fair logo and his first name in small, cursive letters\u00a0\u2014 around the fairgrounds and pointed to a few buildings in need of a power-wash or a paint touch-up.

The most noticeable item on his list is an ongoing $300,000 remodel of the grandstand\u2019s facade. Work is set to be complete by July 31, when the six-day fair kicks off.

This year, a Fun Card, which grant access to the fair for the entire week and is the only way to attend grandstand shows, costs $60.

And Loter is happy with the lineup, with headliners including Chris Young, Sublime with Rome, Toby Keith, Theory of a Deadman, Billy Currington and Justin Moore.

The fair schedule also features more local bands, new vendors and a new area offering free, family-oriented activities called Sandyland, which will be located behind the Starlite Ballroom. Read more.

6. Bix 7 puts out 'Help Wanted' sign

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Volunteers fill cups at the water station near the turnaround of the 2017 Quad-City Times Bix7 Race on McClellan Boulevard in Davenport on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

The Quad-City Times Bix 7 needs more volunteers with race day just 10 days away. Read more.

\u2022 It's not too late to sign up for the QCT Bix 7.

View hundreds of photos from the Bix 7, Jr. Bix. Spot anyone you know?

Today's photo gallery: Class 4A Substate Semifinal West vs. Dubuque Senior

Photos: Class 4A Substate Semifinal West vs Dubuque Senior
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The Davenport chapter of the Disabled American Veterans received a check for $7,000 on Monday, money that was raised by Richard Bassford, broker/owner of Re/Max Elite Homes, during a 1,550-mile river trip to Alabama aboard a personal watercraft.

The trip took Bassford and various friends and family from Lock and Dam 1 on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on July 1 to Mobile, Alabama, on July 11, with a July Fourth party stop at Davenport's Lindsay Park Yacht Club. Bassford and company paid their own expenses, accepting donations and raising awareness along the way.

The money will go toward the purchase of a handicapped accessible van to take veterans to medical appointments at the Veterans Administration in Iowa City, Paul Janeck, treasurer of DAV Chapter 2 of Davenport, said. The chapter currently has a van, but the group is constantly raising money to replace the vehicle on an every-three-years or 150,000-miles basis, he said.

The van regularly transports eight-nine veterans Monday-Friday every week of the year, he said.

\"A lot of vets have no other way to get there,\" Janeck said. The service is the chapter's biggest single expense. It also gives money to help homeless veterans and to support veterans' parades and the Veterans Outreach Center on West Locust Street, Janeck said.

Bassford and his supporting crew rode Yamaha WaveRunners and explained their adventures on pwcadventures.com.

They rode the Mississippi to Cairo, Illinois, then followed other rivers and lakes to Mobile, averaging about 180-210 miles per day, traveling about 40 miles per hour. Their crafts were equipped with GPS units, marine radios, coolers and 42-gallon custom fuel tanks. A support vehicle took them to motels at night. \u00a0

Bassford made a similar fundraising trip in 2013 for the Children's Miracle Network.

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The historic steeple of the former St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Davenport, is going to be rebuilt, thanks in part to a $46,354 grant announced by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The state grant awarded to One Eighty, the nonprofit Christian organization that now owns the former St. Joseph campus at 6th and Marquette streets, was one of 18 totaling $212,891 directed to Quad-City region organizations.

In addition to monies awarded for specific projects, such as the church steeple, the cultural affairs department also gave $20,000 in operating support each to the Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum and the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra Association. Grants of $15,000 were given to Ballet Quad-Cities, $10,000 to the Muscatine Art Center and $5,000 for the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra.

Here is a closer look at the grants for specific projects:

\u2022 Former St. Joseph steeple. One Eighty plans to keep the bell tower functional and honor its history, Barry Donald, finance director, said. A recent bid pegged the work at $242,000, including tuck-pointing of brick and painting on the exterior and rebuilding the five different flights of stairs on the interior, Donald said.

\"The further you go up, the more steep of an angle,\" Donald said of the stairs. \"I've been up there once, and I won't go again\" until they are repaired, he said.

One Eighty has two other funding opportunities coming up this fall and has \"very generous supporters,\" Donald said. \"Once they see the budget, donations will start coming in.\" Donald hopes work can begin by the end of September.

That news likely will be welcome to the many people who have ties to the former 1800s church, because as soon as One Eighty began moving into the property that includes a school, convent and rectory in 2016, people began stopping by, wondering what was going to happen to the buildings, executive director Rusty Boruff, has said.

One Eighty is an organization dedicated to turning people's lives around, 180 degrees. Its programs include food pantries, housing and jobs through its businesses.

\u2022\u00a0 Nomination of the Fair Oaks Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places, $17,245, to the city of Muscatine.

Fair Oaks is a residential neighborhood on the city's east side, located east of Park Avenue, north of Washington Street, immediately west of Weed Park and south of Muscatine Community College.

The area grew up around the landmark Gothic Revival brick house built by Dr. James Weed, an early settler, during 1852-54 on his farm. In 1899, Weed donated 63 acres of woods on the farm to the city to become Weed Park, and he and his wife platted subdivisions for homes on other parts.

This was during a time of considerable growth for Muscatine because of the emerging pearl button industry, and the homes were built on gently curved streets facing the park. More than half of the homes were built by 1930, with others continuing through the decades until the last ranch-style home was completed in 1964, according to a historical survey.

The grant will help pay for a historian to draft a nomination application to add the district to the register. In addition to the prestige that comes with living in a nationally recognized historic district, property owners may become eligible for funding opportunities to fix up their homes.

\u2022 Hiring and training of first-person interpreters to talk to Muscatine County middle school students about Muscatine residents' role in the American Civil War, $4,270 to the Muscatine Art Center.

Two men and two women will be trained to play the parts of soldier Daniel Parvin and his wife. Parvin wrote letters to his family between 1861 and 1864 when he was seriously wounded in the siege of Atlanta, and 117 of them have been donated to the art center by a family member.

They reflect on camp life, the way illness was treated, homesickness, the horrors of battle, Parvin's opinions of people in leadership roles and specific battles, including those of\u00a0 Corinth and Vicksburg in Mississippi, according to Melanie Alexander, art center director.

\"It's a chance for us to do something in the schools,\" she said of the interpreter program. \"We can present local history that hits on the experiences of real people.\"

If the program is successful, \"we will find a way to continue it,\" she said.

\u2022 Nichols Commercial Historic District National Register of Historic Places Project, $5,500 to the Muscatine County Historic Preservation Commission.

The commission wants to add the city's dozen or so historic buildings from around the turn of the 20th century to the national register, putting property owners in a better position to fund the renovation of their buildings through tax credit opportunities or grants.

The grant will help pay for a historian to draft a nomination application to add the district to the register.

Statewide, the cultural affairs department gave more than $2 million to 200 projects through the Iowa Arts Council and the State Historical Society of Iowa.\u00a0

The money comes from the Iowa Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund.

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Softball

Iowa state softball tournament\u00a0

at Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge

Class 1A

Monday's scores

Collins-Maxwell 5, Newell-Fonda 0

Lisbon 3, Martensdale-St. Marys 2

Akron-Westfield 12, New London 2 (6 inn.)

AGWSR 4, Janesville 3

Wednesday's semifinals

Collins-Maxwell (28-1) vs. Lisbon (34-8), 11 a.m.

Akron-Westfield (27-4) vs. AGWSR (27-7), 1 p.m.

Class 2A

Monday's scores

Louisa-Muscatine 3, Wilton 2

Central Springs 4, Logan-Magnolia 0

Des Moines Christian 3, Earlham 2

Iowa City Regina 7, Alta-Aurelia 2

Wednesday's semifinals

Louisa-Muscatine (36-6) vs. Central Springs (28-3), 3 p.m.

Des Moines Christian (23-6) vs. Iowa City Regina (24-15), 5 p.m.

Class 3A\u00a0

Monday's scores

Davenport Assumption 14, Benton Community 4 (6 inn.)

Humboldt 3, Atlantic 0

Today's games

Albia (31-4) vs. Spirit Lake (28-7), 11 a.m.

Waterloo Columbus Catholic (38-2) vs. Roland-Story (28-4), 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday's semifinal

Davenport Assumption (37-3) vs. Humboldt (31-3), 11:30 a.m.

Class 4A

Today's games

ADM (33-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (18-22), 1 p.m.

Newton (24-7) vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier (25-16), 1:30 p.m.

Charles City (33-6) vs. Des Moines Hoover (19-7), 3 p.m.

Independence (34-6) vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (23-13), 3:30 p.m.

Class 5A

Today's games

Pleasant Valley (33-7) vs. Iowa City High (24-18), 5 p.m.

West Des Moines Valley (31-9) vs. Johnston (27-10), 5:30 p.m.

Indianola (34-3) vs. Dubuque Hempstead (31-11), 7 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson (34-8) vs. Fort Dodge (35-7), 7:30 p.m.

All-MAC teams

First team

Pitchers -- Ellie Spelhaug, sr., Pleasant Valley; Alexia Lara, sr., Pleasant Valley; Ryann Cheek, fr., North Scott; Hannah Kelley, sr., Assumption; Allie Timmons, jr., Assumption

Catcher -- Anna Wohlers, fr., Assumption

First base -- Abby Atkins, sr., Davenport West

Second base -- Carli Spelhaug, jr., Pleasant Valley

Shortstop -- Jayme Finn, sr., Davenport West

Third base -- Emily Bloomer, sr., Burlington; Bre Shorter, jr., Davenport Central

Outfield -- Makaylin Powers, jr., Burlington; Emily Wood, fr., Pleasant Valley; Brittni Lloyd, sr., Muscatine; Rylie Moss, fr., Muscatine

Utility -- Abby Moeller, jr., North Scott; Anna Forari, jr., Bettendorf; Olivia Wardlow, fr., Assumption; Catie Cole, sr., Muscatine

Second team

Pitchers -- Adessa Brandenburg, fr., Burlington; Madison Temple, so., Bettendorf; Carrie Nelson, jr., Muscatine

Catcher -- Kaylie Reynolds, jr., Muscatine

First base -- Aubrey Verdon, sr., Davenport Central; Kylie Wroblewski, jr., Bettendorf

Second base -- Erin Hatch, sr., Bettendorf

Shortstop -- Nicole Yoder, jr., Assumption

Third base -- Bell Luebken, so., Pleasant Valley

Outfield -- Alivia Fawcett, jr., Burlington; Megan Fellner, jr., Davenport Central; Katie Simmons, sr., Davenport West; Sam Lee, so., North Scott; Morgan Hogenson, sr., Muscatine; Maggie Erpelding, so., Bettendorf; Emma Johnson, jr., Assumption

Utility -- Bryanna Mehaffy, so., Burlington; Courtney Harris, sr., Davenport West; Grace Erpelding, sr., Bettendorf; Ivy Wilmington, fr., Davenport North

Honorable mention

Bettendorf -- Emma Dennison, so.; Alexis Mulvehill, so.; Sophia DelVecchio, fr.

Assumption -- Olivia Allen, sr.; Carlie Sammon, so.; Paige Madden, jr.

Pleasant Valley -- Peggy Klingler, so.; Mallory Lafever, jr.; Jessi Meyer, fr.

Burlington -- Taylor Johnson, sr.; Lydia Allen-Barnes, so.; Kayla Norton, fr.

Davenport West -- Erica Ralfs, jr.; Emma Lee, jr.; Kaylie Caldwell, fr.

Muscatine -- Haley Jarrett, jr.; Kate Nelson, jr.; Kaitlyn Bierman, sr.

North Scott -- Ashlynn Shannon, jr.; Brooke Kilburg, so.; Kendal Newman, sr.

Davenport North -- Jordan Burch, fr.; Rileigh Antle, fr.; Cristal Baker, fr.

Davenport Central -- Cindy Gabriel-Flores, jr.; Liz Bitterman, sr.; Lauren Pearson, jr.

Clinton -- Natalie Dornbush, so.; Lauren Brennan, fr.; Casey Mandrell, so.

Player of year: Carli Spelhaug (PV)

Coach of year: Ron Ferrill (Assumption) and Jose Lara (PV)

Louisa-Muscatine 3, Wilton 2

Wilton;000;110;0;--;2;3;1

Louisa-Muscatine;200;100;x;--;3;5;1

Mila Johnson, Chloe Wells (5) and Emily Coss. Isabelle True and Katie Hearn. WP -- True (18-3). LP -- Johnson (12-5). Two or more hits -- Wilton, Mallory Lange; Louisa-Muscatine, Maddie Mashek. 2B -- Wilton, Mallory Lange. HR -- L-M, True. RBI -- Wilton, Lange, Chloe Wells; L-M, True 2.

Records: Louisa-Muscatine 36-6; Wilton 25-16

Assumption 14, Benton Community 4

Benton Community;002;110;--;4;7;4

Assumption;221;009;--;14;10;2

Grace Martensen, Kate Buscher (6) and Jaden Thys, Angie Gorkow (3), Brielle\u00a0 Hogan (6). Hannah Kelley, Allie Timmons (5) and Anna Wohlers. WP -- Kelley (21-1). LP -- Martensen (14-10). S -- Timmons (1). Two or more hits -- Benton, Shelby Hulsebus, Megan Gorkow; Assumption, Olivia Wardlow 3, Hannah Wislander, Olivia Allen. 2B -- Benton, Martensen; Assumption, Wohlers, Allen. 3B -- Assumption, Lea Nelson. RBI -- Benton, Martensen 2, Buscher; Assumption, Allen 4, Wohlers 2, Wardlow, Nelson, Kelley, Emma Johnson, Wislander, Maddie Loken.\u00a0

Records: Benton 27-15; Assumption 37-3\u00a0

Baseball

Iowa postseason

Class 2A Substate 4

Today's game

At Solon -- Dyersville Beckman (29-11) vs. Wilton (24-5), 7 p.m.

Class 3A District 7

Monday's score

Central DeWitt 5, Cedar Rapids Xavier 4

Class 3A District 8

Monday's score

Davenport Assumption 1, Dubuque Wahlert 0

Class 3A Substate 4

Wednesday's game

At Cedar Rapids -- Central DeWitt (28-12) vs. Davenport Assumption (30-10), 7 p.m.

Class 4A Substate 5

Monday's score

Davenport West 1, Dubuque Senior 0

Wednesday's final

Davenport West (19-14) at North Scott (27-10), 7 p.m.

Davenport Assumption 1, Dubuque Wahlert 0

Dubuque Wahlert;000;000;0;--;0;0;1

Davenport Assumption;000;100;x;--;1;7;1

Jared Walter, Charlie Jaeger (5) and Jimmy McDermott; Nick Gottilla and Jayson Willers. WP -- Gottilla 5-1. LP -- Walter 3-3. 2B -- Assumption, Jayce Levy, Brandon Schlichting. RBI -- Assumption, Gotilla.

Records -- Dubuque Wahlert 22-18 (final), Davenport Assumption 30-10

Davenport West 1, Dubuque Senior 0

Senior;000;000;0;--;0;3;2

West;000;001;X;--;1;5;0

WP -- Kyle Oberbroeckling. LP -- Logan Oberfoell. Two or more hits -- West (Ryan McKown). RBI -- West (Connor Saul).

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When Ron Ferrill saw the state tournament draw for his Davenport Assumption softball team, he was not doing cartwheels.

Even though Benton Community had 14 losses and did not have a state ranking attached to its name, Ferrill was on edge.

\u201cI\u2019ve been nervous every minute since I saw we had Benton,\u201d Ferrill said. \u201cI respect their coach, their team and the way they go about their business.

\u201cSome view it as a good draw, but I knew we would be tested.\u201d

Class 3A top-ranked Assumption was in a tussle for 5 \u00bd innings before it erupted for nine runs in its final at-bat to register a 14-4 quarterfinal win Monday night at the Rogers Sports Complex.

The Knights (37-3) meet fourth-ranked Humboldt (31-3) in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Benton humbled Assumption in the 3A championship game two years ago. The Knights haven\u2019t lost to a school in their classification since that contest.

\u201cIt was in the back of everybody\u2019s minds that played two years ago what happened in the state championship,\u201d senior Hannah Kelley said. \u201cWe wanted to come out and prove ourselves.\u201d

Assumption, eyeing a state repeat, tallied four unearned runs in the first two innings and seemed in control.

Benton (27-15) fired back.

Grace Martensen roped a two-run double in the third, and the Bobcats tacked on runs in the fourth and fifth innings to get within one.

The Bobcats had the tying run at third base in the fifth before reliever Allie Timmons was summoned in and retired Jessie Havlik.

Timmons set down the top of Benton\u2019s order in the sixth, a trio which had five hits in the first five innings. Martensen came within 12 to 15 feet of tying the game with a home run, but Emma Johnson corralled the fly ball to end the inning.

\u201cI just pitched how I knew how to pitch,\u201d Timmons said. \u201cI threw my riseball and I have all the confidence in the world in that pitch. I knew it was going to work.

\u201cHonestly, I love that position finishing the game because Hannah and I are very different pitchers, different styles of pitching.\u201d

Assumption exploded in the bottom half of the sixth. The Knights sent 12 hitters to the plate, including a two-run double from Anna Wohlers and a bases-clearing double from Olivia Allen to bust it open.

Ferrill\u2019s team finished with 10 hits, half in that inning.

\u201cI knew we had it in us,\u201d Wohlers said. \u201cWhenever we get a hit, we have more confidence to keep going and going. So after one hit, we go straight to the next. We keep rallying.\u201d

Assumption also capitalized on four errors. Ten of the Knights\u2019 14 runs were unearned.

\u201cThe routine plays we normally make, we didn\u2019t make them,\u201d Benton coach Eric Stenberg said. \u201cYou can\u2019t give Assumption extra baserunners and extra outs because they\u2019ll make you pay.

\u201cI\u2019m proud how we fought back, and our pitchers did a nice job, but I was disappointed with our defense.\u201d

Olivia Wardlow had three hits, scored three runs and had an RBI for Assumption. Hannah Wislander and Allen each had two hits as the Knights extended their win streak to 19 straight.

Every player in Assumption\u2019s lineup was on base at least once.

\u201cOur girls are driven, motivated and know they\u2019re capable of doing a lot,\u201d Ferrill said. \u201cThey stay focused, stayed the course. As long as we got an at-bat left, we\u2019re in control.\u201d

Ferrill breathed a sigh of relief afterward.

\u201cWe knew the pressure of the moment could lead to some mistakes,\u201d he said, \u201cbut we did a great job of battling back.\u201d

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MAQUOKETA, Iowa \u2013 It would be easier to list the things Nick Gottilla did not do Monday night for the Davenport Assumption baseball team.

The junior\u2019s fingerprints were all over the Knights\u2019 1-0, no-hit victory over Dubuque Wahlert in an Iowa Class 3A district championship game at the Jack Marlowe Athletics Complex.

On the mound, he struck out a career-high 16 batters while teaming with catcher Jayson Willers to craft the no-hit victory.

At the plate, Gottilla drove home the game\u2019s only run with a single in the fourth inning to score Brandon Schlichting after he started a two-out rally with a double.

In the field, he snared a comebacker off the bat of Jake Brosius and threw to Donovan Juarez at first for the final out of a win which advances the seventh-ranked defending 3A state champions into a Wednesday\u2019s substate match-up against Central DeWitt.

The Sabers advanced by rallying from a 2-0 deficit to knock off second-rated Cedar Rapids Xavier 5-4 on Monday.

Gottilla\u2019s game actually began with the first two of the five walks he issued, but Willers threw out Golden Eagles leadoff hitter Jimmy McDermott as he attempted to steal third.

The first of Gottilla\u2019s strikeouts followed and at times, he simply dominated. A dozen of his strikeouts came in 13 plate appearances by the bottom five hitters in the Wahlert order, a string Brosius ended to end the game.

\u201cThe idea was to just come out and compete,\u2019\u2019 Gottilla said. \u201cI wanted to pound the zone and not give them a lot to work with. I\u2019ve walked some batters this year, but I needed to work the zone and compete with every pitch I threw.\u2019\u2019

Gottilla found success with his slider and fastball and coaxed the Golden Eagles into swinging at a number of high fastballs.

\u201cHe was really good. He found himself deep into the count against a lot of hitters, but he battled and kept attacking,\u2019\u2019 Assumption coach Billy Argo said. \u201cHe ended the game on his 110th pitch so he left everything he had out there.\u2019\u2019

McDermott reached base three times on walks for Wahlert (22-18), but Gottilla said he wasn\u2019t necessary working to pitch around the .403 hitter.

\u201cIt wasn\u2019t by design,\u2019\u2019 Gottilla said. \u201cThings sort of worked out that way.\u2019\u2019

Things worked out for Assumption (30-10) as well.

The Knights collected all seven of their hits off of Wahlert pitchers Jared Walter and Charlie Jaeger in the game\u2019s first five innings, striking out just twice while stranding 10 runners on base.

\u201cWe had some chances, especially early, but we weren\u2019t able to capitalize,\u2019\u2019 Argo said. \u201cWe found a way to get one run, and at least in this game, that was enough.\u2019\u2019

Assumption accomplished that by stringing together three straight two-out hits in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Schlichting got things started with a two-out double that rolled to the wall in right.

Before scoring on Gottilla\u2019s game-deciding single to right, Schlichting advanced to third on a base hit by Adam Metivier that slipped through the infield and into left to leave Knights at the corners.

\u201cWe got the run we needed,\u2019\u2019 Gottilla said. \u201cIt was getting late and we needed to get a run home. In a game like this, one run can be big.\u2019\u2019

Gottilla made certain it stayed that way.

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Halfway through a Class 4A substate semifinal and locked in a scoreless pitcher's duel with Dubuque Senior, Davenport West senior starting pitcher Kyle Oberbroeckling had some words of encouragement for his teammates.

\"Just get me one (run),\" Falcons catcher Connor Saul said of Oberbroeckling's confident speech in the dugout. \"That's all he was saying and he was going to finish it and he did it.\"

Oberbroeckling backed up his words by throwing a three-hit shutout to help West defeat Senior 1-0 on Monday night at the West baseball complex.

The Falcons (19-14) advance to take on North Scott in Eldridge on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the sub-state title and a trip to state.

Oberbroeckling was about a close to dominating as you could get for giving up three hits. Two of the hits were infield singles and the third was a bloop hit, barely over the second baseman's head. He fanned eight hitters while walking one.

Saul, who also backed up his pitcher by getting the game-winning RBI hit in the sixth, said Oberbroeckling never let the Rams (15-25-1) get comfortable at the plate.

\"Location, he was killing his location,\" Saul said. \"He saw what they were swinging (and missing) at and he gave it to them,\" Saul said. \"Once we got into the late innings, he was just pounding the zone. He got stronger as the game went on.\"

Falcons coach Scott Beatty concurred with Saul that Oberbroeckling was on from the first inning.

\"Kyle did a great job, he was efficient in the zone and he stayed ahead of hitters and even when he did walk the one batter, he came right back and got the next guy,\" Beatty said. \"He had good command of his change-up, good control of his fastball. It was a great approach by him and he had real good rhythm.\"

For a while, it seemed like the Falcons might be wasting Oberbroeckling's outing. West left six runners in scoring position in the first five innings, including not scoring in the fourth inning after loading the bases with no outs. To Oberbroeckling's credit, he did not let those missed chances rattle him at all. In the next inning, he set down Senior in order on just 11 pitches.

\"Everyone stayed up in the dugout and my defense and my catcher (Saul) gave me a lot of confidence,\" Oberbroeckling said. \"The way it was going, we thought one might be enough. Their pitcher (Senior's Logan Oberfoell) threw a great game but this was a huge team win.\"

The Falcons finally broke through in the sixth when Ryan McKown led off by reaching on an infielder's error. Mckown was moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt by Noah McCreary. He reached third base after a wild pitch from Oberfoell.

That's when Saul stepped to the plate.

After getting down 1-2 in the count, Saul fought off a breaking ball down and away. His defensive swing made contact and bounced past a diving second baseman with the infield playing in, trying to cut down the go-ahead run.

\"When you are going up there, you always have to have a game plan and I had a runner on third with less than two outs, I had to hit it to the right side of the infield or get it up in the air,\" Saul said. \"He gave me an outside pitch and I knew it was going to be strike three, if I let it go by, and I threw my bat out there and made contact.\"

The Rams made the West fans sweat a little in the seventh when leadoff hitter Tom Casey blooped a single to right-field. But Oberbroeckling got the next hitter to pop out and the fanned the last two batters for the victory.

Next up is a rematch with the Mississippi Athletic Conference champion Lancers. North Scott swept West in a doubleheader earlier in the season but Saul said the Falcons are used to big-game situations.

\"We have experience in games like this and we know North Scott is going to bring it to us, they are a great team so this should be a lot of fun,\" Saul said. \"We just have to show up and play our game.\"

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Yet another Quad-City school district\u00a0\u2014 this time Pleasant Valley\u00a0\u2014 is considering how to replace its superintendent.

The board discussed Monday night at its regular board meeting how to approach hiring a new superintendent now that Jim Spelhaug has announced he will retire June 30, 2019.

Other Quad-City school superintendents who have announced plans to retire include Davenport Schools Superintendent Art Tate, Moline-Coal Valley Schools Superintendent Lanty McGuire and Rock Island-Milan Schools Superintendent Mike Oberhaus. \u00a0

Spelhaug has spoken with representatives of other Iowa school districts to learn how they have approached hiring a superintendent, he told the board, with whom he shared narratives about each district\u2019s process.

\u201cYou would have a hard time attracting a candidate from the outside if you don\u2019t offer a three-year contract,\u201d he said, adding that length of contract is typical and that he started with a three-year contract.

At an earlier board meeting, Roark Horn, executive director of School Administrators of Iowa, attended to develop a framework to hire the next superintendent. Spelhaug said Horn is willing to return to help with the process.

Earlier, the board received a list of questions to help guide discussion, including qualities the board seeks in the next superintendent, specific actions the board wants the next superintendent to take to advance the district vision and how the role of the superintendent might evolve in coming years.

The board will seek feedback from groups including district administrators, teachers and the community.

In other action, Spelhaug discussed a schematic for the new Forest Grove Elementary School that includes spaces for students on the autism spectrum, students with intellectual disabilities and students with behavioral disorders. \u201cThe first thing we had to do was consider what we do with our special needs programs at the elementary level for the next 10 years,\u201d he said.

The next regular board meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

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Jose Lara has referred to Carli Spelhaug as Pleasant Valley's spark plug all season. The Pleasant Valley second baseman was voted as the Mississippi Athletic Conference's softball player of the year Monday.

Spelhaug, who helped the Spartans to a share of the league title and a third consecutive state tournament appearance, was one of four Spartans selected to the top team in voting by league coaches.\u00a0

Sister and pitcher Ellie Spelhaug, senior Alexia Lara and freshman Emily Wood joined Spelhaug on the top team.\u00a0

Carli, a four-year starter, is batting .481 with 60 runs scored. She has smacked 13 doubles, 9 home runs and knocked in 40 runs while swiping 22 bases out of the leadoff spot.\u00a0

Davenport Assumption, which shared the league title with PV, also had four players on the first team in Hannah Kelley, Allie Timmons, Olivia Wardlow and Anna Wohlers.

Muscatine had a trio on the first team in Catie Cole and outfielders Brittni Lloyd and Rylie Moss.

Davenport West, North Scott and Burlington each had two first-team selections. Jayme Finn and Abby Atkins represented the Falcons, while Ryann Cheek and Abby Moeller made the top team for the Lancers.

Makaylin Powers and Emily Bloomer were first-team selections for Burlington. The remainder of the first team featured Bettendorf's Anna Forari and Davenport Central's Bre Shorter.

Assumption's Ron Ferrill and PV's Jose Lara were named co-coaches of the year.

Baseball

Central DeWitt rallies to upset Xavier: Central DeWitt overcame a 2-0 deficit Monday to upset second-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier 5-4 in an Iowa Class 3A district baseball final.

Trailing 2-0, the Sabers (28-12) used a four-run fifth inning to position themselves to end a 17-game win streak by the Saints.

Two walks, two bunts and a two-run single by Devin Hurdle followed by a run-scoring double by Cam Steffens pushed Central DeWitt ahead to stay at 4-2.

Tucker Kinney opened the sixth inning with a home run which provided the Sabers with what proved to be a needed insurance run after Xavier (30-10) pulled within 5-4 by scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth.

Central DeWitt advances to face Davenport Assumption in a substate game Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.

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Emerging from several years of study for its strategic plan, Western Illinois University officials on Monday announced changes designed to position the school for growth.

Western will merge select college departments, create four \"centers of excellence\" and offer new online degrees.

University president Jack Thomas said the school established the President\u2019s Executive Institute two years ago \"to signify that we will be an innovative and forward-thinking institution that is on the cutting edge of operations and services as we interact with external communities for the good of the University and communities that we serve.\"

\"We are investing in our academic programs and service operations that will further place Western Illinois University on the leading edge and position our institution for growth, as we prepare students, faculty, and staff to lead in diverse and dynamic communities,\" he said. \"Today, we take the next step in academic excellence as a leading institution.\u201d

He also said that it will result in some cost savings for the university. \u201cAbsolutely, we are always looking for ways to consolidate and have some cost savings,\u201d he said. Some administrative costs may be reduced, said Interim Provost & Academic Vice President Dr. Kathleen Neumann, noting \u201cdetails will become more solidified,\u201d as the plan is implemented. Neumann added that the academic restructuring will not affect personnel issues.

Neumann said students come out ahead in the restructuring in that academic departments in the new-found schools \u2026 will be stronger together than they are apart. \u201c(Students) will fully benefit from having some additional areas of expertise and some additional areas of study,\u201d she said.

Thomas said Western will have a new academic structure, state-of-the-art equipment and new admissions teams. \"Recruitment and retention are our top priorities,\u201d he said.

Thomas said Neumann will oversee the academic realignment. The focus includes science and technology, business, education, community service and regional and state needs.

The reorganization includes:

In the College of Arts and Sciences, select departments will form two new schools: the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Natural Science and Mathematics, in addition to biology, the School of Nursing and psychology.

In the College of Business and Technology, economics will join accounting and finance to form the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Engineering technology will merge with the School of Engineering to form the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

In the College of Education and Human Services, emergency management will join the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Social work will return to a department dedicated to that discipline with additional discussions underway about how best to support the remaining disciplines in health sciences. Various programs dedicated to education will merge to form the School of Education.

In the College of Fine Arts and Communication, graphic design and graphic communication will be brought together.

The creation of centers of excellence include:

Business, with focus on accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing (including fashion merchandising) and supply chain management.

Education and Community Services, with focus on education, law enforcement and justice administration, fire science, kinesiology (including dietetics/nutrition), social work and recreation, park and tourism administration (including hospitality).

Regional, with focus on agriculture, broadcasting and journalism, communication, counseling, economics, English, museum studies, math, music, nursing, theater, public health, psychology and speech pathology and audiology.

Science and Technology, with focus on biology, chemistry, computer science, construction management, cyber security, engineering, engineering technology, GIS, information systems and physics.

New online degree programs include:

Undergraduate: Accountancy, economics, finance, geography and GIS, human resource management, law enforcement and justice administration, management, marketing, sociology and supply chain management.

Graduate: Educational studies, geography, liberal arts and sciences, and sport management, as well as minors in business, finance, history, nonprofit administration, philosophy and pre-MBA.

Post graduate certificates: Community development and planning and GIS analysis

Also, thanks to donations, a law enforcement and justice administration crime lab will be established.

Internal recruitment will encourage eligible students to explore integrated degree program opportunities to earn bachelor and master degrees in five years.

An additional partnership between the bachelor of general studies program and Palmer College doctorate of chiropractic will also be explored, he said.

A greater emphasis also will be placed on high school dual enrollment programs, with 10 new agreements established.

Western's Quad-City campus in Moline will offer new classes and programs, including psychology and social work undergraduate degrees, a hybrid speech pathology and audiology program and select ROTC courses.

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FORT DODGE, Iowa\u00a0\u2014 Isabelle True did not find out until about 10 minutes before Monday's state tournament game she would be getting the start in the pitching circle.\u00a0

\"Between her and Hailey Sanders, we've got two very good pitchers,\" Louisa-Muscatine softball coach Bryan Butler said. \"It's always kind of a game-day decision as to what we're going to do and how they warm up.\"

The Falcons made the right decision.

True established a Class 2A state tournament seven-inning record with 16 strikeouts in top-seeded Louisa-Muscatine's 3-2 victory over Wilton in a quarterfinal tilt at the Rogers Sports Complex.\u00a0

The Falcons, making their state tournament debut, advance to play fourth-seeded Central Springs (28-3) in a semifinal contest at 3 p.m. Wednesday.\u00a0\u00a0

\"I'll remember this game forever,\" True said. \"It was just special.\"

It was especially so for True.

Besides getting the win and the strikeout record, she triggered L-M (36-6) at the plate with a mammoth two-run home run in the first inning and scored another run in the fourth.

\"It felt good to get things started and take the stress off,\" True said. \"It made everyone feel less pressure was on them. It isn't as nerve-racking.\"

True struck out the side in the second, third and fifth innings. She was particularly effective with her riseball.\u00a0

\"She was on fire,\" Butler said. \"She really stepped up today.\"

Still, Wilton (25-16) had ample opportunities.

The Beavers stranded eight baserunners, including runners in scoring position in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.\u00a0

L-M elected to walk Wilton freshman slugger Chloe Wells, who came in with 22 doubles, 9 home runs and 60 RBI, intentionally three times, once to lead off a frame.\u00a0\u00a0

\"We respect her and know her very well,\" Butler said. \"She's a great hitter and with one swing of the bat, she can change the game. We know that.\"

Mallory Lange had two of Wilton's five hits, but the Beavers never could deliver the hit in a critical situation. It was a stark contrast from the past two regional games where Wilton scored nine and 10 runs, respectively.\u00a0

\"Chloe is the spark in our lineup, so when teams do that, our other girls need to step up and today they weren't putting the bat on the ball like we have in games past,\" Wilton coach Kortney Denkman said.\u00a0

True matched Treynor's Madison Keysor's mark of 15 strikeouts with the first out in the seventh. She set the mark on the final out of the game.

\"I always feel secure in the field when Isabelle is pitching,\" L-M outfielder Maddie Mashek said.

Mashek returned to the lineup after missing nearly a month with an ankle injury sustained sliding into home during a game against Winfield-Mount Union. She had two of the Falcons' five hits.\u00a0

Butler admitted his team was a little awestruck walking into the complex.\u00a0

\"They were like, 'Oh my gosh, look at those stands,'\" he said. \"We had to tell them the bases are still 60 feet and the pitching rubber is 43 feet. It is the same game played between the chalk lines.\u00a0

\"They were a little intimidated by the bigness of Fort Dodge, but hopefully the next game that won't be the case.\"

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DES MOINES, Iowa \u2014 Former Iowa governor candidate Nate Boulton says he will not resign his Iowa Senate seat over old allegations of sexual misconduct.

Boulton, a Democrat from Des Moines, released a statement Monday saying he intends to serve out his four-year term that expires in 2020.

For a year, Boulton was one of the leading candidates for governor and a favorite of labor unions. But he dropped out days before the June 5 primary after The Des Moines Register reported that three women alleged he touched them inappropriately several years ago.

Boulton's intent to stay in the Senate may spark a formal investigation by his colleagues into the allegations. He has apologized for his behavior but says he remembers the incidents differently.

Still, Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen has called for his resignation.

\u2014 Associated Press

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A number of top Chicago Cubs prospects, including the organization\u2019s first-round selection in this year\u2019s draft, will take the field in the Quad-Cities beginning Wednesday in a Midwest League match-up between affiliates of the last two World Series champions.

As cross-division play continues this week in the Midwest League, the River Bandits host South Bend in a three-game series at Modern Woodmen Park.

\u201cOur fans have been able to watch the Astros\u2019 top prospects every night for the past few years and while the Cardinals in Peoria and the Twins in Cedar Rapids bring some highly-rated opposing players in regularly, this is a bit of a rare opportunity,\u2019\u2019 Quad-Cities general manager Andrew Chesser said.

Under current scheduling practices, Midwest League teams in the Western Division host Eastern Division opponents for one three-game series once every two years.

This will be the just the second time since the Cubs shifted their affiliate in the league from Kane County to South Bend in 2015 that the River Bandits have hosted South Bend.

\u201cOur fans and the Cubs fans in the area don\u2019t get the chance every year, so we're looking forward to having South Bend in our ballpark and giving folks a chance to see the next the Kris Bryant,\u2019\u2019 Chesser said.

With a roster that includes four of the organization\u2019s top-30 prospects, the Cubs have played .500 baseball through 24 games in the second half and are one game under .500 for the season.

South Bend added Nico Hoerner to its roster last Thursday. The shortstop from Stanford was the 24th overall pick in last month\u2019s draft and has already been promoted twice by Chicago.

He played three games in the Arizona Rookie League and seven games for short-season Eugene before being promoted to the Midwest League. Through four games with South Bend, Hoerner is batting .400 with one double, one home run and three RBI.

He joins a roster that includes Miguel Amaya, a .280 hitter and the starting catcher for the World team in Sunday\u2019s Futures Game and the 10th-rated prospect in the Cubs organization.

The 19-year old from Panama went 0-for-3 in the prospect-filled showcase held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., as part of all-star festivities.

South Bend\u2019s roster also includes the Cubs\u2019 sixth-rated prospect, pitcher Brendan Little, 19th-ranked pitcher Erling Moreno and 23rd-rated pitcher Javier Assad.

Eastern opportunity: Quad-Cities finished off its road match-ups against Eastern Division teams with a 6-5 loss at Bowling Green on Monday, giving the River Bandits a 9-3 record away from Modern Woodmen Park against teams from the East.

\u201cWe had a great road trip to the East in the first half that really got us going and hopefully it will play out again this half,\u2019\u2019 Quad-Cities manager Mickey Storey said.

Quad-Cities went 3-3 on its trip to Dayton and Bowling Green over the past six days, losing three one-run decisions before returning home to face South Bend and a Tigers-affiliated West Michigan team managed by former major leaguer Lance Parrish.

It\u2019s all about timing: An appearance in the Futures Game allowed Quad-Cities to miss what would have been a scheduled start for Reds prospect Hunter Greene on Friday.

The second overall selection in the 2017 draft provided a glimpse what the River Bandits would have faced when all 19 of the fastballs he threw during a 27-pitch outing Sunday at Nationals Park were clocked between 100 and 103.1 miles per hour.

“You won’t see that in the major-league all-star game,’’ Torii Hunter, the manager of the U.S. team in the prospect showcase told MiLB.com following the game.

Yordan Alvarez, a member of the River Bandits\u2019 2017 Midwest League championship team, played for the World team in the game and went 1-for-3 with a walk in a 10-6 loss to the U.S. team.

Turn back the clock: A thunderstorm that hit during the ninth inning left the playing field at Burlington\u2019s Community Field unplayable Friday night, a situation which allowed the Bees to earn an unusual win.

Lansing scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to erase a 7-2 Burlington lead before lightning and ultimately heavy rain led both the field and the stands to be cleared in what was then a 7-7 game.

One bank of the stadium\u2019s lights went dark briefly when play was halted but came back on although the rains forced the suspended game to be called.

Because Burlington and Lansing do not meet again this season, by rule the score reverted back to the last completed inning and the Bees were awarded a 7-2 victory.

Still dealing: Former Quad-Cities pitcher Patrick Sandoval was named Monday as the pitcher of the week in the Carolina League.

Sandoval, who won the same award in the Midwest League twice this season, was honored for allowing one hit over seven innings while striking out eight for Buies Creek in a win over Delmarva last Wednesday.

Now 9-1 with a 2.00 ERA on the year, Sandoval hasn\u2019t allowed an earned run in his last 42 innings dating to a May 23 game with Quad-Cities.

Alumni report: One year to the day after being promoted from Quad-Cities to high-A Buies Creek last season, Cionel Perez made his major-league debut Wednesday for the Houston Astros.

Called up from Double-A Corpus Christi for the second time in three weeks, Perez gave up a pair of hits and allowed one run while striking out two batters and walking a pair in 1.2 innings of work against Oakland.

The 22-year-old lefthander from Cuba made his United States professional debut for the River Bandits last season, starting in nine of his 12 appearances for Quad-Cities before being promoted to Buies Creek on July 11, 2017.

Perez went 4-3 with a 4.39 ERA for the River Bandits, striking out 55 batters and walking 17 over 55.1 innings of work.

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Iowa\u2019s economy is doing better than average, according to a report from the state\u2019s fiscal agency that shows Iowa leading neighboring states and the nation in economic growth over the past 20 years.

The state equivalent of gross domestic product grew more than 50 percent between 1997 and 2017, the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency reported Monday. The growth \u2014 $56.6 billion \u2014 puts Iowa 21st among the 50 states for comparable growth.

The agency reported Iowa\u2019s GDP was $165 billion in 2017 when adjusted for inflation. Senior fiscal analyst Ron Robinson explained that to eliminate growth due to inflation, the agency selected a midyear \u2014 2009 \u2014 and all dollar amounts for each year are adjusted to reflect 2009 buying power. Comparisons were made using the converted 1997 Iowa GDP to provide a standard comparison across years and regions.

The report also found that Iowa\u2019s growth exceeded the nation\u2019s gains as well as growth in six nearby states \u2014 Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

\u201cSo while beating Plains states and nation, we\u2019re still in middle of the pack,\u201d Robinson said.

For example, oil production in North Dakota pushed that state well ahead of its neighbors.

GDP grew 50 percent nationally and 45 percent in the Plains states during the period, the agency reported.

Iowa\u2019s growth was due, in part, to high commodity prices in 2011-12, Robinson said. Over the 20-year period, agriculture GDP grew 80 percent.

However, agriculture accounts for less than 5 percent of Iowa\u2019s GDP. Finance, insurance and real estate account for almost 25 percent of Iowa\u2019s GDP, manufacturing is 18 percent, \u201cother\u201d amounts to 16 percent and government is 11 percent among the nine categories measured.

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The judge presiding over the case of Stanley Liggins, who will be tried a third time in the death of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis, has again denied a request by his attorneys to delay his Aug. 28 trial.

Liggins, 56, is charged in the strangulation death of Lewis, of Rock Island, on Sept. 17, 1990. The girl's burned body was found near a Davenport elementary school. Prosecutors say she also was sexually abused.

He was twice convicted in Lewis' death and sentenced to life in prison in 1993 and 1995. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned the first conviction, and on Nov. 6, 2013, the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the second conviction.

In the most recent reversal, the court said 77 police reports were not provided to Liggins' defense team and that prosecutors did not disclose that a key witness was a paid police informant.

Marlita Greve, chief judge of the Seventh Judicial District, granted Liggins' motion to move his third trial from Scott County to Black Hawk County, citing heavy pretrial publicity surrounding the case.

His attorneys, Black Hawk County public defenders Aaron Hawbaker and Nichole Watt, argued in June that they needed to delay Liggins\u2019 retrial because they have no confidence all exculpatory evidence has been obtained and turned over to the defense.

They further argued that they needed more time to investigate recent witnesses who have come forward to determine if they will be listed by the defense.

Greve denied the request June 25. The attorneys filed a motion to reconsider on July 5.

Greve denied that motion in an order filed Saturday. She wrote in the order that based on the current law, \u201cthe court cannot find good cause to allow more preparation time for defense counsel.\u201d

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When Jeff Bassman first began organizing the Quad-City Times Bix 7's volunteer efforts in 1980, the operation was far more low-tech and far less organized than it is today.

\u201cBack then, if people wanted to volunteer I gave out my home phone number, which was a lot of fun,\u201d Bassman said with a chuckle. \u201cAnd people would call me wanting (general) information on the race \u2026 or they\u2019d call (in the) middle of the night just to say, \u2018I want to volunteer.\u2019\"

Over the last four decades, though, he's learned a few things about how to help run what's become possibly the most-anticipated summer event in the Quad Cities. Now, Bassman, chairman of the Volunteer Assignment committee, has at his disposal a 24-hour-a-day phone answering service that's dedicated to helping get volunteers signed up, a network of other committee chairs who dole out responsibilities for the different jobs on race day and a volunteer portal on the race's website.

But with less than two weeks to go before runners and walkers from around the globe lace up for the Bix 7, Quick Bix and Arconic Jr. Bix 7, Bassman says they\u2019re having a bit of trouble finding enough volunteers to make sure everything goes along smoothly. Volunteer recruiting typically begins in March, and with race day closing in, Bassman acknowledged time is beginning to run short.\u00a0

\"We've been lucky. The community ... have been helpful every year,\" Bassman said. \u201cIt just seems like this time of year, I go, \u2018Ah, I think we might need a few more volunteers.'\"\u00a0\u00a0

The Bix 7, scheduled to kick off on July 28, has become a summertime staple in the Quad-Cities since it launched in 1975, attracting thousands of people to take part or line the 7-mile out-and-back course to cheer on the runners and walkers. \u00a0

In recent years, the Bix 7 has relied on about 6,000 volunteers, most working on race day and others taking part in efforts before and after the event.\u00a0Bassman said it's \u201chard to for me to know for sure\u201d the precise number of volunteers he's short, but estimated the need to be between 100 and 200.

Responsibilities for volunteers range from working in the medical tents to handling late registration. With a crowd that typically runs in the tens of thousands, simply handing out water to participating runners and walkers is often a huge effort to coordinate.

Last year, about 12,600 runners and walkers participated in the Bix 7, Quick Bix and Acronic Jr. Bix 7. During the busiest years, the first water station on the race route has taken as many as 100 volunteers to keep things moving, and returning volunteers have said that the station has gone through about 25,000 cups of water when the race has taken place on hot summer days.\u00a0

There's still time to volunteer for the Bix. Those interested in lending a hand with races or events can reach the volunteer hotline at 563-383-2489 or visit\u00a0bix7.com.\u00a0

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Clinton finished off a three-game Midwest League sweep of Lansing with a walk-off walk.

Johnny Adams drew a bases-loaded one-out walk in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday afternoon at Ashford University Field, scoring Ryan Costello to give the LumberKings a 9-8 win over the Lugnuts.

After Collin Kober held Lansing without a run in the top half of the inning, Costello opened the bottom of the 10th on second under the new minor-league extra-innings rules.

He advanced on a flyout to right by Chavez Young before Lansing intentionally walked Jack Larsen and Keegan McGovern, loading the bases for Adams to draw the game-deciding walk.

Ariel Sandoval forced extra innings, belting a three-run homer for Clinton in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 8-8.

The home run was the second of the day for Sandoval and the fourth for the LumberKings, who used a three-run homer in the first by Larsen and solo shots in the third and fourth innings by Sandoval and Juan Camacho to drive home its first eight runs.

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Ten walks came back to haunt Quad-Cities pitchers in a 6-5 Midwest League loss Monday at Bowling Green.

Quad-Cities pitchers walked at least one batter in each inning of the deciding game of the three-game series and three of those led to runs for the Hot Rods.

A two-run double by Carl Chester in the eighth inning decided the game, wiping out a 5-4 lead the River Bandits had taken two innings earlier on a leadoff home run by Chandler Taylor that preceded a Michael Papierski single which scored David Hensley, who had walked.

Quad-Cities scored the game's first run in the second inning, leading off with a double and scoring on an error which followed a grounder to the hole by Hensley.

Bowling Green answered with two runs on a Vidal Brujan single in the bottom half of the second.

The River Bandits regained a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Hensley split the gap in right center with a double that scored Seth Beer and Taylor. Beer had opened the inning with a double before Taylor reached on a walk.

But, the Hot Rods scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, tying the game on a bases-loaded walk by Enoli Paredes before moving back in front 4-3 on a sacrifice fly by Chester.

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Recruiters, who are looking for employees with virtual reality developing and modeling experience, are invited to meet recent graduates of an innovation academy at a reverse job fair this week.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the EON Virtual Reality Innovation Academy, at the Scott Community College Urban Campus, will allow recruiters to meet the graduates, view portfolios and engage with potential employees. Last year, the EON Innovation Academy's first 13 graduates showcased their projects and knowledge gained over the 11-month program.

The program teaches students how to create content and software for virtual reality, or VR, and augmented reality, or AR. The grads also have experience in coding and scripting, 3D modeling, project managing, media architecture, gaming and more, according to a news release.\u00a0

EON partnered last year with the college to bring the curriculum to the Quad-Cities and establish Eastern Iowa as one of four U.S. cities with one of EON's Innovation Centers. EON, a world leader in VR/AR-based knowledge transfer, is interested in growing the talent pool to help meet the growing number of VR/AR jobs.\u00a0

Recruiters are invited to meet the graduates at the reverse job fair at the Scott Community College Urban Campus, 101 W. 3rd St., Davenport. The fair will be located in Room URB W116/117.\u00a0

More more information, call 563-445-3200, ext. 43326.

\u2014Sarah Ritter

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One Human Family of the Quad-Cities will hold a \u201cfun raiser\u201d from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Gardens, 3311 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport.

Food and beverages will be available at the event that will include a silent auction and \"bridge- building\u201d activities.\u00a0

A \u201cscream room\u201d will be available for those who need to decompress from national and international news.

According to a news release from the Rev. Rich Hendricks, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad-Cities and co-convener of One Human Family with Rabbi Henry Karp, the group has been offered a grant of up to $10,000 for every dollar that can be raised by the end of July.

The group is known for its red, white and blue signs in English, Spanish and Arabic that welcome everyone as neighbors. The group has task forces on immigration, education and community awareness.

For more information, call Hendricks, 563-940-9630.

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Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections is a serious matter, Iowa's Republican senators said Monday. But they shied away from directly criticizing President Donald Trump for not being more forceful in public with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit on Monday.

The president said at a joint news conference that Putin offered an \"an extremely strong and powerful\" denial that his government meddled in the election. And, Trump added, he saw no reason why it would.

The president's comments drew sharp condemnation from Democrats, as well as a few Republicans. In a statement, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, called the news conference, \"one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.\"

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was more measured in her comments, though she said she sides with the intelligence community.

\"I have the utmost faith in the U.S. intelligence community and their assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election,\" Ernst said in a statement. She added, \"I hope that President Trump, today, delivered a strong message behind closed doors\" that Russia will be held accountable for its actions in Ukraine, Syria and in the United States.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in 2016 the Russian government interfered with the election. And just last week, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted on charges of hacking into Democrats' computers to disrupt the elections.

Trump has long denied there was any collusion involving his campaign and, at times, he has questioned the conclusion that the Russians had interfered.

When an American reporter asked Trump at his summit with Putin in Helsinki today whether he believed U.S. intelligence agencies or the Russian president's denial, Trump said, \"They said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be.\"

He added, \"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.\"

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the indictment that was issued last week is serious and \"President Trump missed an opportunity to publicly press President Putin on whether he would agree to extradite the defendants to the United States to answer the allegations in court.\" A spokesman added, \"Sen. Grassley has seen no evidence to contradict the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election ...\"

He and Ernst both said in their statements that Putin is no friend to the United States.

Elsewhere in Iowa, Ken Rizer, a Marion Republican who resigned his Iowa House seat this year, said on his Facebook page he is leaving the GOP because of \"the erratic and misguided leadership of the President.\"

Democrats were angry over the president's comments.

\"It is difficult to overstate the damage done by Donald Trump\u2019s shocking and disgraceful show of weakness on the world stage,\" Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said in a statement Monday. She also said, without offering proof, that there is a \"very real possibility that Vladimir Putin has compromised our commander in chief and turned him, perhaps without his knowledge, into a Russian asset.\"

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Attention, Quad-City \"American Idol\" fans: Maddie Poppe, the Clarksville, Iowa, native who won the reality TV competition in May, is playing nearby this fall.\u00a0

The 20-year-old Poppe announced last week that she has two home-state concerts planned for September.\u00a0

She'll perform at the Wild Rose Casino in Clinton on Sept. 22 as well as the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson on Sept. 28.\u00a0

Poppe is currently on the 40-city \"American Idol: Live! 2018\" tour, which doesn't include any Iowa dates and runs through mid-September.\u00a0

Tickets for the concert in Clinton, which cost $25, will go on sale Tuesday at wildroseresorts.com. Music will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

As far as other Iowa concerts for the \"Idol\" champ go, Poppe is slated to play a free concert on Aug. 25 in Cedar Rapids as part of the city's\u00a0Market After Dark series.

American Idol Maddie Poppe
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Arconic announced Monday it's signed its largest ever contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products for Boeing.

The contract will add volume to the production at the Davenport Works plant.\u00a0The deal draws on Arconic's latest aerospace manufacturing technology, a thick plate stretcher, which was installed at the local plant last year, according to company officials.\u00a0

News of the contract follows a Wall Street Journal report Friday that private-equity firms, including Apollo Global Management, are interested in buying Arconic. Shares of Arconic surged around 10.5 percent to $19.20 per share Monday, after a year of plunging shares due to leadership changes, threats of steel and aluminum tariffs, plus higher commodity prices.

The multi-year deal, which extends and adds to the companies' 2014 contract, is the largest to date and intended to capture growth in the build rate increases of the Boeing 737 program. It builds on the companies' agreement for wing skins on all of its metallic structure airplanes, plus includes polished fuselage skins and wing ribs, according to the news release.\u00a0

In addition, Boeing awarded Arconic new business for the supply of structural plate used on a variety of other applications, including wing ribs for carbon fiber platforms, such as the 787 and 777X.\u00a0

And the contract takes advantage of Davenport Works' new thick plate stretcher, which is capable of stretching the thickest aluminum plate in the world, according to the news release. Combined with its new horizontal heat treat furnace, which is expected to begin qualifications in 2019, Arconic will have more capacity in thick plate products.

\"One of the challenges composite wing makers face as the wings get larger is maintaining their structural strength and stiffness,\" a company official said. \"Aluminum plate from Arconic's stretcher enables aircraft manufacturers to address that issue. As a result, demand for thick aluminum plate is growing, particularly as larger composite wings, made with monolithic thick plate wing ribs, increases.\"\u00a0

Under the agreement, the companies will continue to collaborate on new, high-strength and corrosion-resistant alloys, including aluminum-lithium that could be used for complex structural applications, according to the news release.\u00a0

\"This agreement demonstrates Arconic's commitment to deliver quality and innovation to our customers,\" said Tim Myers, president of Arconic Global Rolled Products and Transportation and Construction Solutions. \"We're proud of our more than 40 years of collaboration with Boeing, and we look forward to playing a role in their continued success.\"\u00a0

Financial terms were not disclosed Monday.

Arconic's aerospace business had revenues totaling more than $5 billion in 2017, according to the company.\u00a0

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Mel Foster Co. supports the First Day Project by providing drop-off locations and collecting school supplies for local students.

Through the end of July, donation boxes are available at Mel Foster Co. metro Quad-City offices including Interstate 74 and Elmore Avenue and Kimberly Road in Davenport, Cumberland Square in Bettendorf, 41st Street in Moline and downtown Geneseo, Illinois.

The First Day Project is a collaborative effort with schools, volunteers, businesses and the community to gather and distribute supplies to students whose families may lack resources to buy school supplies. It was established in 2006 to help increase school-supply collections in different Quad-City communities.

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Jose Lara has referred to Carli Spelhaug as Pleasant Valley's spark plug all season. The Pleasant Valley second baseman was voted as the Mississippi Athletic Conference's softball player of the year Monday.

Spelhaug, who helped the Spartans to a share of the league title and a third consecutive state tournament appearance, was one of four Spartans selected to the top team in voting by league coaches.\u00a0

Sister and pitcher Ellie Spelhaug, senior Alexia Lara and freshman Emily Wood joined Spelhaug on the top team.\u00a0

Carli, a four-year starter, is batting .481 with 60 runs scored. She has smacked 13 doubles, 9 home runs and knocked in 40 runs while swiping 22 bases out of the leadoff spot.\u00a0

Davenport Assumption, which shared the league title with PV, also had four players on the first team in Hannah Kelley, Allie Timmons, Olivia Wardlow and Anna Wohlers.

Muscatine had a trio on the first team in Catie Cole and outfielders Brittni Lloyd and Rylie Moss.

Davenport West, North Scott and Burlington each had two first-team selections. Jayme Finn and Abby Atkins represented the Falcons, while Ryann Cheek and Abby Moeller made the top team for the Lancers.

Makaylin Powers and Emily Bloomer were first-team selections for Burlington. The remainder of the first team featured Bettendorf's Anna Forari and Davenport Central's Bre Shorter.

Assumption's Ron Ferrill and PV's Jose Lara were named co-coaches of the year.

All-MAC teams

First team

Pitchers -- Ellie Spelhaug, sr., Pleasant Valley; Alexia Lara, sr., Pleasant Valley; Ryann Cheek, fr., North Scott; Hannah Kelley, sr., Assumption; Allie Timmons, jr., Assumption

Catcher -- Anna Wohlers, fr., Assumption

First base -- Abby Atkins, sr., Davenport West

Second base -- Carli Spelhaug, jr., Pleasant Valley

Shortstop -- Jayme Finn, sr., Davenport West

Third base -- Emily Bloomer, sr., Burlington; Bre Shorter, jr., Davenport Central

Outfield -- Makaylin Powers, jr., Burlington; Emily Wood, fr., Pleasant Valley; Brittni Lloyd, sr., Muscatine; Rylie Moss, fr., Muscatine

Utility -- Abby Moeller, jr., North Scott; Anna Forari, jr., Bettendorf; Olivia Wardlow, fr., Assumption; Catie Cole, sr., Muscatine

Second team

Pitchers -- Adessa Brandenburg, fr., Burlington; Madison Temple, so., Bettendorf; Carrie Nelson, jr., Muscatine

Catcher -- Kaylie Reynolds, jr., Muscatine

First base -- Aubrey Verdon, sr., Davenport Central; Kylie Wroblewski, jr., Bettendorf

Second base -- Erin Hatch, sr., Bettendorf

Shortstop -- Nicole Yoder, jr., Assumption

Third base -- Bell Luebken, so., Pleasant Valley

Outfield -- Alivia Fawcett, jr., Burlington; Megan Fellner, jr., Davenport Central; Katie Simmons, sr., Davenport West; Sam Lee, so., North Scott; Morgan Hogenson, sr., Muscatine; Maggie Erpelding, so., Bettendorf; Emma Johnson, jr., Assumption

Utility -- Bryanna Mehaffy, so., Burlington; Courtney Harris, sr., Davenport West; Grace Erpelding, sr., Bettendorf; Ivy Wilmington, fr., Davenport North

Honorable mention

Bettendorf -- Emma Dennison, so.; Alexis Mulvehill, so.; Sophia DelVecchio, fr.

Assumption -- Olivia Allen, sr.; Carlie Sammon, so.; Paige Madden, jr.

Pleasant Valley -- Peggy Klingler, so.; Mallory Lafever, jr.; Jessi Meyer, fr.

Burlington -- Taylor Johnson, sr.; Lydia Allen-Barnes, so.; Kayla Norton, fr.

Davenport West -- Erica Ralfs, jr.; Emma Lee, jr.; Kaylie Caldwell, fr.

Muscatine -- Haley Jarrett, jr.; Kate Nelson, jr.; Kaitlyn Bierman, sr.

North Scott -- Ashlynn Shannon, jr.; Brooke Kilburg, so.; Kendal Newman, sr.

Davenport North -- Jordan Burch, fr.; Rileigh Antle, fr.; Cristal Baker, fr.

Davenport Central -- Cindy Gabriel-Flores, jr.; Liz Bitterman, sr.; Lauren Pearson, jr.

Clinton -- Natalie Dornbush, so.; Lauren Brennan, fr.; Casey Mandrell, so.

Player of year: Carli Spelhaug (PV)

Coach of year: Ron Ferrill (Assumption) and Jose Lara (PV)

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ROCK ISLAND -- The Rock Island County Health Department on Monday confirmed a positive West Nile virus mosquito batch has been reported in the county.

The Illinois Department of Public Health previously has reported a positive West Nile virus mosquito was found in Moline on June 21. Mosquitoes testing positive for the disease also have been found in Henry County, near Geneseo; Whiteside County, near Sterling and Rock Falls; and along the Hennepin Canal in Bureau County.

In addition to mosquito traps at several locations, the Rock Island County Health Department collects dead birds submitted for West Nile virus tests. People can report dead birds to the health department by calling 309-558-2840. Birds that have been hit by a vehicle, crashed into a building or attacked by other animals are not eligible for testing.

To date this year, 154 positive tests for West Nile virus have been reported in 28 Illinois counties.

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Single-game tickets for five of Iowa's seven football home football games are now available.

Tickets for the remaining two home games, a Sept. 8 game against Iowa State and a Sept. 22 game against Wisconsin, will go on sale next Monday.

Iowa has set single-game prices at four levels this season.

For games on Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois and Sept. 16 against Northern Iowa, tickets are priced at $50 each, while tickets for an Oct. 20 home game against Maryland and a Nov. 10 game against Northwestern are priced at $65. Tickets for a Nov. 23 game against Nebraska are priced at $75. Tickets for the Iowa State and Wisconsin games are $95 apiece.

Fans are asked to submit only one order for tickets. Attempting to purchase multiple orders may result in termination of the purchase and denial of tickets.

Tickets can be purchased online at hawkeyesports.com, by calling the Iowa athletics ticket office at (800) 424-2957 or in person at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena ticket office weekdays between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Three-game mini-packs and group ticket packages are also now available.

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The city of Davenport will make its case Wednesday against the reinstatement of former Fire Chief Lynn Washburn to the fire department.

Washburn was fired July 27, three days after she was placed on administrative leave for not attending a pre-disciplinary meeting. Washburn had informed City Administrator Corri Spiegel she would not be able to attend.

Washburn filed an appeal with the Davenport Civil Service Commission in August. On Nov. 8, the commission ruled in a 3-1 vote that she was entitled to return to a position commensurate with her civil service status prior to her appointment as fire chief under Iowa Code 400.13.

The city filed an appeal Nov. 28 in Scott County District Court.

Richard Davidson, an attorney for the city, argued in a brief filed in May that the Civil Service Commission lacks jurisdiction to order Washburn\u2019s reinstatement because she is not a civil service employee.

He wrote that Washburn was never employed anywhere in Iowa under Chapter 400 and had previously retired from the Rockford (Illinois) Fire Department as a district chief.

\u201cIt is undisputed that Washburn was never employed in any position as provided in Iowa Code Chapter 400 because prior to her employment in Davenport, Washburn had never been employed as a firefighter and she never took a civil service examination,\u201d Davidson wrote in the brief. \u201cIt is undisputed that Washburn never obtained civil service status in Iowa prior to being appointed as fire chief. However, Washburn argues that her civil service rights she obtained while employed in Illinois somehow transfer to Iowa.\u201d

He further argued that even if she could transfer her civil service rights from Illinois, she had no civil service rights there because she had volunteered at the Rockford Fire Department the same time she was hired as Davenport Fire Chief.

In a brief filed June 28, Washburn\u2019s attorney, Mike Carroll, wrote that public policy supports the commission\u2019s position that Washburn could be placed in a position commensurate with her Rockford civil service status.

The clear public policy of Chapter 400 of the Iowa Code, he argued, is to allow and promote recruitment of the best people for these civil service jobs, not to foster only internal promotion.

\u201cPursuant to the City\u2019s arguments, lateral hires would be given no right to remain employed upon their termination, and no credit for substantial years of service, such as Washburn possessed in this case, if their service was completed outside the department,\u201d Carroll wrote in the brief. \u201cSuch as result would chill the efforts of any City to recruit externally and is contrary to the public safety expressed by Chapter 400, which favors broader recruitment.\u201d

Carroll also argued that the city offered \u201ctoo narrow\u201d a definition of civil service status.

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Here is the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service.

We can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 87 degree. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 63 degrees.

Tuesday will be sunny with a high near 83 degrees and a low around 62 degrees.

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A man was in custody Monday, accused in Rock Island County of sexually abusing a child.

David J. Staley, 31, Davenport, faces three charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to county court records. The charges are related to incidents authorities contend happened to the victim between January 2016 and August 2017.

Staley was being held in the Rock Island County Jail as of Monday morning, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office.

The Moline Police Department investigated the case.

Staley's bail had been set at $100,000, according to court records. That means $10,000 must be posted for him to be freed.

His next court appearance is scheduled for July 24, court records state.

\u2014 Anthony Watt

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Primus, the rock band known for songs such as \"My Name is Mud\" and \"Tommy the Cat,\" is coming to Davenport later this year.

Primus is slated to take the Adler Theatre stage on Wednesday, Oct. 3, the venue announced Monday.\u00a0

Tickets, ranging from $25 to $59.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and will be available at the Adler Theatre Box Office,136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. 

For more info, visit adlertheatre.com.\u00a0

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U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, have built up huge cash leads over their Republican opponents in the fall general election, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Bustos, a Moline Democrat who represents the Illinois Quad-Cities, raised more than $522,000 from April 1 to June 30, according to her 2nd quarter financial report. That brought her to nearly $2.9 million for the campaign cycle.

Bustos had about $3.1 million in the bank at the end of the quarter. The deadline for 2nd quarter reports was Sunday.

Her Republican opponent, Bill Fawell of Galena raised about $24,000 for the quarter, with $10,000 of that a personal loan to his campaign, according to his filing. He had $2,645 in the bank at the end of the quarter, the report said.

In Iowa, Loebsack also holds a big cash lead over his Republican opponent, Christopher Peters of Coralville.

Loebsack, who is from Iowa City, raised about $197,000 from May 17 through June 30. His report covered a shorter period of time because he and other Iowa candidates filed reports prior to the states's June 5th primary.

Loebsack has raised about $1.5 million so far this campaign cycle and reported having nearly $2 million in the bank as of June 30.

Peters, who ran unsuccessfully against Loebsack in 2016, raised about $45,000 between May 17 and June 30. Additionally, he reported loaning his campaign $10,000 during this period.

Peters has raised about $125,000 for the campaign and reported having $28,491 in the bank at the end of June.

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1. 'Mamma Mia' opens at Circa '21

\"Mamma Mia,\" the musical packed with ABBA's classic songs such as \"Dancing Queen,\" kicks off this week at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The show opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 15 with shows happening weekly at\u00a07:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as\u00a0at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and a buffet dinner is served from 6-7 p.m. On Sundays, doors open at 3:45 p.m., dinner is served at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 5:45 p.m. Tickets for the Wednesday through Sunday evening performances are $48 plus tax; tickets for the Wednesday matinees are $42.50 plus tax. For reservations, call 309-786-7733 or visit\u00a0circa21.com.

6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Circa '21, $42.50-$48

2. The Lone Bellow at Codfish Hollow\u00a0

The Lone Bellow, a folk/rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, are set to play Thursday with opener Erin Rae at Codfish Hollow, the barn-turned music venue in Maquoketa, Iowa. \"Walk into a Storm,\" the group's third album, came out in September. Tickets to the show cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of. For more info, visit codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

8 p.m. Thursday, Codfish Hollow, $20-$25

3. Rock Island County Fair

This 149th annual Rock Island County Fair kicks off Tuesday and will bring a variety of family-friendly activities to the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline, through Saturday. Festivities, following this year's theme\u00a0\u2014 \"A Family Af-fair!\"\u00a0\u2014 include fireworks, diesel drags, livestock shows, food vendors, arts and crafts and carnival rides. Admissions costs $2 for ages 13 and older, $1 for kids ages 6-12 is free for children age 5 and under. For more info, visit\u00a0rockislandfair.org.

Tuesday-Saturday, Rock Island County Fairground, $1-$2

4. Here Come the Mummies

The monster-dressing eight piece funk/rock band Here Come the Mummies are returning to the Quad-Cities this week. The band is made up of professional musicians who perform in mummy garb and go by names such as Mummy Cass, Java Mummy and Eddie Mummy. Since forming the group in 2000, the musicians have kept their real identities under wraps. See Here Come the Mummies perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Rhythm City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Tickets, $25, are available at rhythmcitycasino.showare.com.

8 p.m. Friday, Rhythm City Casino, $25

5. Learn and Play Day

During Learn and Play Day Saturday, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the John Deere Pavilion on River Drive in Moline, kids of all ages are invited to spend the day playing and learning about life on a farm, construction sites and the world of forestry and more.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, John Deere Pavilion. Free

6. Story Show and Black Milk show

The next installment of the Story Show series, this one featuring stories about \"Summertime Madness,\" is slated for Friday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. and stories start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Following the Story Show, Detroit, Michigan based rapper Black Milk will perform at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance at raccoonmotel.com and $25 day of.\u00a0

7 p.m. Friday, Raccoon Motel, $10

7. Plein Air paint out\u00a0

Ber\u00e9skin Fine Art Gallery and Art Academy will host the second annual Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday. The event features local artists painting all day along the Bettendorf riverfront site painting and drawing \"en plein air,\" the French term for outdoors. Spectators are invited to check out the artists' work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the gallery will host music, food and fellowship. For more information or to register for the Paint Out, visit\u00a0bereskinartgallery.com. Registration costs $15 for painters. The event is free for spectators.

Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Bettendorf riverfront and Bereskin Art Gallery, $15\u00a0

7. \u2018The Glass Menagerie\u2019

Continuing its second season, Mississippi Bend Players will end its run of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” this week. Show times include 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brunner Theatre Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students/children as well as Augustana College faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased by calling 309-794-7306 or by visiting Mississippibendplayers.com

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Brunner Theatre Center, $15-$20

9. Shakespeare in the park\u00a0

This weekend, Genesius Guild presents free performances of Shakespeare's \"Merchant of Venice,\" at the Lincoln Park near the intersection of 38th Street and 11th Avenue in Rock Island. Shows begin at 8 p.m. For more info, visit\u00a0genesius.org.

8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln Park. Free

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An East Moline teen missing since late June has returned home.

Precious Walls, 14, left home without permission on June 26, according to a CrimeStoppers of the Quad-Cities release issued Thursday. The East Moline police asked for assistance from the public to find her.

CrimeStoppers confirmed Monday morning that Walls had returned home.

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The city of Bettendorf reports that beginning today and\u00a0 continuing into August, the Iowa Department of Transportation will be resurfacing State Street (U.S. 67) between 26th Street in Bettendorf and Valley Drive in Riverdale.

Work consists of full-depth concrete patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. The majority of the work will be done at night between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

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