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Rick's Six: Rain-free forecast, Village people and trivial matters
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Rick's Six: Rain-free forecast, Village people and trivial matters

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NWS: Weather summary

1. A rain-free weekend shaping up

A good Thursday to all. Nice today, nicer tomorrow and really nice for the weekend. Who could ask for anything more?

Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service.

We'll see increasing clouds today with a high near 72 degrees and a low around 48 degrees.

Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 72 degrees and a low around  49 degrees.

For the weekend, look for sunny skies and temps in the mid- to upper-70s.

Did someone mention rain? No they didn't.

2. Amanda’s Picks for the weekend

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Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island.

What are you doing this weekend? There's a variety of choices out there in the Q-C from which to choose. Read Entertainment reporter Amanda Hancock's picks.

3. This may sound trivial, but ...

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A team celebrates a correct answer during trivia night on Tuesday at the Starting Line in downtown Davenport.

Trivia nights are the answer for your next night out. Like other niche-forms of fun, the trivia trend has slowly trickled into the Quad-Cities. Entertainment reporter Amanda Hancock has the details. 

4. 41 apartments land in Village of East Davenport

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The former Pierce School in the Village of East Davenport has been renovated into 41 loft apartments. In addition to the building itself, work included the building of a new retaining wall with a patio space at the top. A safety railing and period lighting also are part of this work.

Historic Pierce School in the Village of East Davenport is just about ready to reopen as 41 apartments. Read more from reporter Alma Gaul. 

5. Davenport natives get the band back together

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Mick Orton, a Quad-City native, pictured in his 1970s band called The Silver Laughters. 

Davenport band "reunites" after 40 years thanks to modern technology.  Read the story from Amanda Hancock.

6. Ferris wheel complete with ADA gondola is running again

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The Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport in action during a Quad-Cities River Bandits game.

The Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park on the Davenport riverfront is spinning again for the first time in months. Damage caused by strong winds in February had delayed the opening of the ride. Read more.

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