Photojournalist | Multimedia Storyteller
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."
Cecelia Westbrook hugs her daughter Alexa Westbook, a freshman at United Township High School, after students were released from the school following a school lock-down Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in East Moline. At right is Alexa's grandmother, Olivia Terronez.
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.
Darron Austin, of Rock Island, and approximately 200 other volunteers line the length of the Master Sgt. Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River between Rock Island and Davenport with U.S. Flags in honor of Flag Day Thursday, June 14, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)