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Running Elvis Scott Cullen, of Taylor Ridge, survives the port-a-potty along Kirkwood Blvd. during the Quad-City Times Bix 7 Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Davenport, Iowa. Upon exiting the port-a-potty Cullen quipped "Wow. I smells like something died in there."
Riverdale's freshman pitcher/shortstop Ashlyn Hemm is this week's Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline Pacesetter. Hemm is an impact player on the mound and at the plate. She helped lead the Rams to 5 wins last week, throwing three no-hitters, including a perfect game and a game-winning a two-run double.
Longtime Milan Surplus employee Alice Gingry is framed between some plungers for sale on the store's counter Friday, April 13, 2018, in Rock Island. Milan Surplus is going out of business at the end of April and is conducting a liquidation sale. Ms. Gingry has worked 26-years for Milan Surplus.
Rock Island's Mykedra Craig is this week's Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline Metro Pacesetter. Craig won four events at the Gene Shipley Invitational on Saturday — the 100 and 200 individual events and also anchored the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Marineah Pedder, a first-grader at Eugene Field Elementary School, doesn't look very happy in her ' Cindy Lou Who' costume during silent reading period Friday, March 2, 2018.
Moline fans lift Ethan Lapaczonek (24) on their shoulders after the Maroons defeated Rock Island, 55-43, in the Class 4A Pekin Sectional Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Dawdy Hawkins Gym.
Tattoo artist Chelsea 'Chewy' Soto in her studio. This image graced the week one cover of our QC@Work editions. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
East Moline Fire Lt. Scott Schnauber presents Emily Whipple, center, and her sister Amanda Hocker, with a folded American flag he rescued from the fire which destroyed Ms. Whipple's mobile home Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in East Moline. The flag had adorned the coffin of her grandfather and Navy veteran, Paul Sinksen.
Alleman boys' cross country standout Spencer Smith is this week's Dispatch/Argus Metro Pacesetter. The senior set a course record at Saturday's 2A Peoria Notre Dame Regional with his first-place time of 16:25.6; he broke the old mark by 20 seconds. That race followed up his second-place finish at the Western Big 6 meet. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
‘Made in USA’ adorns the 3200 Fahrenheit furnace while Ben Feliksiak readies a steel billet at Moline Forge Friday, June 9, 2017, Moline, Illinois. Moline Forge, Inc. was founded in 1915 and was a leading producer of artillery shell forgings for the Allied Forces during World War I in Europe. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Jessica Sheridan, 30, poses with her 9-month-old son Charlie in the living-room of their Davenport home, Monday May 8, 2017. Ms. Sheridan, the owner of Shared Light Photography, says experience as a new mother has given her and new found insight to her subjects. "I always knew it was special to capture family moments before Charlie -- but now, it feels so much better to be able to talk to kids and their parents. It's like a new weight of responsibility and it feels really good to be able to do it." (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Moline’s Sam Cramer uses a soccer styled golfball while playing the 3rd hole during the IHSA Class 2A girls golf regional Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Oakwood Country Club, Coal Valley.(Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Betty Sample as born on Oct 25, 1917. The same year President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany plunging the United States into World War I. The Rock Island native got married in 1936, the same year Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. She came to the newspaper today to have her photo taken for the social announcement for her 100th birthday party. I took her photo when she turned 95 and she was kind enough to call me and request that I take her photo again.
Rob Garner, a welder from Rock Island, Illinois, keeps watching the solar eclipse through his welding helmet even after the majority of the crowd which filled the Moline Library parking had gone home Monday, August 21, 2017, in Moline, Ill. The eclipse, which was obscured by cloud cover, only reached 92% over Moline but it not deter a large crowd from gathering to watch. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri sits down with the Dispatch/Argus to talk about her plans for the city. She is the first woman to be elected Mayor in the city's 169-year history. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Quad Cities River Bandits starting pitcher Dustin Hunt tries to regain his focus after issuing a bases-loaded walk during Peoria Chiefs's 4-run second-inning Tuesday at Modern Woodman Park. Hunt (0-3) was pulled after 1.1 innings and was charged with four earned runs, three hits and three walks. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Mia Duarte, 19, holds a photograph of her deceased mother, Edna Duarte, while sitting in the small family park on the site of her family's former home in Rock Island. Mia's mother was killed and the house set on fire July 13, 2007. "Sitting here holding this photo makes me want to put my arms around her and give her a hug,"said Ms. Duarte. The Rock Island High School graduate sat down with the Dispatch/Argus in honor of Mother's Day to talk about life without her mom and her hope that her mother's killer will be brought to justice. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Artist Aimee Ford teaches a one-on-one art class with student Brody Lenger, 10 of Moline, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in her downtown Moline studio. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)
Ms. Illinois Basketball - Brea Beal.
Pigs forage along Interstate Route 74 in Moline after the semi in which they were being transported overturned Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Personnel from various emergency services were assisting in the resulting roundup of the 162 pigs which were in the livestock trailer. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Illinois wide receiver Malik Turner makes a fingertip catch ahead of Iowa defender Joshua Jackson during the first half of their game Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Todd Mizener-Dispatch/Argus)