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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.
The Chick-fil-A cow mascot waves to drivers down on John Deere Rd from the 41st Drive Connector bridge before a press conference covering the progress of the road's construction project on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
Voters Guide Cover with model Chris Cashion ------ Tattoo artist Chelsea 'Chewy' Soto in her studio for cover of QC@Work edition.
Iowa Hawkeyes running back Mekhi Sargent (10) dives for a touchdown Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, during first half action at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 63-0.
Kaysen Stokes, 4, Kenlie Stokes, 7 and Kylar Elliott, 7, pass the time by playing games on their devices during the Rock Island County Democrats' election night party, at the Holiday Inn Rock Island, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2018.
Kathy Clark, of Rock Island, rubs the "Lucky Number 16" costume, worn by Illinois Lottery ambassador Jose Cintron, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at the HyVee grocery store in Milan. Lottery ambassadors gave away 970 free Mega Millions tickets Thursday. Approximately 80 to 100 people were lined up when the ticket giveaway started at 10 am. The number of tickets given away increased from 900 to 970 at about 11 am after the lottery jackpot surged to $970 million. The ticket giveaway is scheduled to continue through 1 p.m. or until the tickets run out. On Friday, Oct. 19, a lucky lottery player could win the largest jackpot in the game’s history – the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever.
Kevin Snodgrass, the TaxSlayer Center director of operations, appears to mesh with the arena's 45-foot Christmas tree while helping with its installation Thursday in Moline. The tree was donated by John Abbott, of Milan, in honor of his late mother, Helen, Abbott who died in 2012. The tree will be illuminated during the Lighting on the Commons ceremony Saturday Nov. 17, at 6 pm.
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."
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.
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.
‘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)
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.
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.
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)