Todd Mizener - Portraits and Studio Portfolio
United Township's Ryleigh O'Brien, this week's Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline.com Pacesetter, has been on a goal scoring binge. She scored 11 goals and had 4 assists in her last six games, including four goals against Alleman in a Western Big 6 game last Tuesday.
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.
Rock Island sprinter 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)
Moline sophomore Deonte Billups is this week's Dispatch•Argus•QCOnline Metro Pacesetter after helping the Maroons beat Quincy and end the Blue Devils 28-game home winning streak. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Dave Wilkey, a hammer forge operator at Moline Forge. (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.
Dee Robbins, of Rock Island, is overcome by emotion on Thursday while holding up a photograph of Kevin Parker, her longtime boyfriend, lying in the hospital after he was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run accident. Mr. Parker sustained a collapsed right lung, bleeding on the brain, mutiple rib fractures, and a fractured spine. He also suffered memory loss. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Tanner Williams, Orion High School senior forward, is off to another fast start with 82 points, 26 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Chargers went 4-0 and won their own Orion Tip-Off Classic, with Williams earning All-Tournament honors. Orion's seven seniors all have high hopes this year after going 30-4 and coming within a whisker of the Final Four. Pictured with Williams are Nick Lapaczonek, Zach Kahley, Brady Hancock, Royce Woodley, Trent DeDecker and Cory Stiles. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Gina Young, of Viola, has been training for months to run the Quad Cities Marathon's half-marathon in the cemetery where her son, John-Michael Perry, is buried. The 20-year-old died Aug. 3, 2016, after falling out of a moving car while leaving the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport with friends. The grieving mother says she is running the race to honor her late son and help heal her pain. For a video about Ms. Young go to my Multimedia page. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Pearl Harbor survivor Alvis Taylor, of Davenport, Iowa, is one of the two remaining survivors of the attack living in the Quad Cities. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Moline senior Alec Michna is the Dispatch/Argus 2015 Swimmer of the Year. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Black Hawk Area Education Center student Azirel McNeal, 8 of Rock Island, is enjoys the brightly colored lights during the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Santa’s Special Stars event Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the RiverCenter in Davenport. Santa’s Special Stars is an annual free event exclusively for persons with disabilities. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Augustana College chaplain the Rev. Richard Priggie, right, has rented an entire theater at Great Escape in Moline for 130 students to watch the newest Harry Potter release at midnight on Nov. 18, 2010. Harry Potter fans Sarah Swindall, left, and Amber Brackett, right, who are past students of Rev. Priggie, will be in attendance in full Harry Potter regalia. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
WWII veteran Joseph Colmer of East Moline will be accompanied by his daughter Sheri Jo Williams, left, and his son Bruce Colmer (not pictured) as they travel to Washington, D.C., Saturday as part of the inaugural Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Mr. Colmer was a member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne 325th Glider Infantry during WWII. On D-Day he and his unit landed 40-miles behind enemy lines and had to flight their way towards the beaches of Normandy to meet the advancing Allied forces. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
The Rock Island County Integrity Task Force is investigating Joan Mulvania's allegations that she was assaulted by Rock Island County Jail personnel after being arrested in a domestic dispute. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Nancy Schaeffer of Moline isn't about to clean up the mess that her neighbors made in her backyard on Friday September 18, 2009. Ms. Schaeffer watched in disbelief as her neighbors dumped numerous garbage cans full of leaves over her fence and into her yard. Ms. Schaeffer and her husband George Schaeffer, 1157 49th Street, have filed a police complaint. They have also asked the City of Moline for help dealing with the situation because they feel the neighbor's action was precipitated by Moline's new leaf burning ban. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
The many faces of actor Bill Murray during his John Deere Classic Pro-Am Day press conference. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)