Todd Mizener - Photojournalism portfolio
Members of the Rock Island High School Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. strike a distinct contrast to the rest of the student body as they march through the school's cafeteria while Rocky junior Richie Rowe sits in study hall filing his nails. Many of the cadets plan to serve in the armed forces after high school graduation.
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 that destroyed Ms. Whipple’s mobile home Friday in East Moline. The flag had adorned the coffin of her grandfather and Navy veteran, Paul Sinksen. Lt. Schnauber is also a Navy veteran.
Luzmaria Carpia and her 7-month son Alejandero watch their friends and neighbors load their belongings into trucks and cars after the city of Moline evicted the apartment building's 10 families because safety violations. The families had less than one day of notice to move out. The mother of five children, whose husband is back in Mexico, didn't have any idea where she planned to go. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Emergency personnel give oxygen to Pat Myers and her dog, while friends comfort her following a fatal fire at her home, 2413 44th Street Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Moline. Mrs. Myers husband, Howard "Dave" D. Myers, 80, died as a result of injuries suffered in the blaze, which broke out in the couple's basement. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Burundi refugee Hanganimana Epimaque, the father of drowning victim Michel Niyubahwe, 11, of Rock Island said Tuesday through an interpreter that it was out of character for his son to leave home without permission. Mr. Epimaque said he doesn't understand how the boy ended up at the riverfront without an adult knowing where he was. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
World War II veteran Joe Colmer, of East Moline, leaves his wheelchair behind as he takes a moment to himself while visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on Nov. 1, 2008. Colmer, a veteran of D-Day and other major battles during the war, was among 96 local veterans who traveled to the nation's capital to visit the World War II Memorial as part of Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Tracy Svetlick carries family possessions from of her stepson's mobile home in Maple City Mobile Home Park in Geneseo, Ill., Thursday, April 18, 2013, after the Geneseo Creek pushed out of its banks by heavy rain, flooded the park and threatened several businesses. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Lt. Austyn Wiesman, of the Carbon Cliff-Barstow Fire District, holds the hand of a driver involved in a three vehicle accident south of the intersection of Illinois 5 and Barstow Road Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Carbon Cliff, Ill. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Barb Lucia, of East Moline, reacts to the early-morning fire which destroyed the house she was living in at 1339 17th St., East Moline. Ms. Lucia was not at home when the fire broke out about 6:30 this morning. The three people asleep inside the home escaped uninjured. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
While local officials conduct a ribbon cutting inside, 75 wet and eager children wait in the rain for the opening of the new Riverside Aquatic Center in Moline, Illinois. The new center features zero-depth entry, lap lanes, a diving well, water play stations, sand playgrounds, a concession stand and new bathhouse. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
An unidentified man threatens to commit suicide in the window of his Moline apartment. Police were able to talk him out of the third story window without incident after an hour long stand-off. Police officials refuse to release the subject's name. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
While helicopter searches from above volunteers and law enforcement search the soybean field north of the house where a 2-year-old boy went missing from on Monday August 6, 2012. The little boy was reported missing shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning, he was found after being lost for hours in a farm field. According to Jeff Dale, chief deputy of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the boy was found uninjured three-quarters of a mile northwest of the home. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Joe Williams of Carbon Cliff kisses the blood-stained pavement Thursday morning in the East Moline Ill. alley where his cousin Kelton Trice was shot and killed by police Wednesday evening. Police investigators said Trice was killed during an exchange of gunfire with East Moline police officer Sgt. Tom Peterson. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Rex Benz, of Moline, Ill., doesn't let the snowy conditions deter him from setting out on his job search Wednesday morning on 5th Avenue in downtown Moline. Mr. Benz said he is looking for work as an electrician or in logistics. The morning snow is expected to stop by midday with accumulations up to an inch. The afternoon forecast calls for partly sunny conditions with a high around 18 degrees. The wind chill readings are expected to drop to 2 below. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Katrina Jackson, of Moline, holds her dog close after the animal was rescued from a fire which damaged the duplex she lives at 1433 28th Ave. in Moline June 23, 2010. The fire was confined to a second floor bedroom on the south side of the duplex. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Sebastien Cortez, 5 of Moline, sports a Patrick the Starfish costume, a character from the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, as he peeks around the crowd gathered along Avenue of the Cities Sunday afternoon for the Moline Council of Associated Dad's Clubs 48th annual Halloween parade. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
The reflection of Tim McLoughlin of Tampico Ill., casts a silhouette next to a large portrait of former President Ronald Reagan in the window of the Tampico historical society, Sunday afternoon. Reagan was born in Tampico, on Feb. 6, 1911 and died Saturday at the age of 93. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
90-year-old Esther Funk of Moline watches the children come home from school Wednesday afternoon while she sitting outside her apartment in Springbrook Courts. Funk has lived in the public housing complex for 50-years. When the weather is nice she says she can usually be found outside enjoying the view from her front stoop. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
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." (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
The school photo of murder victim Jennifer Ann Lewis rests against a reporter’s tape recorder as Davenport investigator Don Schaeffer pauses to collect himself while discussing the details of the case. The smoldering body of the 9-year-old, from Rock Island, Illinois, was found the night before near Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport, Iowa.
Shyia Sabel, 9 of Davenport, rings in 2013 at Noon Year's Eve the Family Museum, Bettendorf, on Jan. 31, 2012. The event which gives families to celebrate New Year's Eve a little early featured music by The Myers Brothers, crafts, party hats, noisemakers, a countdown to noon, and confetti. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
'Jinosterrifics' trombonist Jim Lee casts long shadow while he and his bandmates entertain the crowd at Thursday's ceremonial groundbreaking for the Jackson Square development late Wednesday afternoon in Rock Island. The Jackson Square project will redevelop the old Illinois Oil Products building, 321 24th Street, into 30 residential rental units and 3,700 square feet for future commercial space. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)