Lead Belly still being celebrated for music

...Lead Belly was Lonnie Donegan, the founding father of British pop, who had a big hit with his sped-up version of Rock Island Line. Donegan inspired British teens to form skiffle groups, including 15-year-old John Lennon, who founded The...

Mrs. Jane Rowe (ALMA, Ill.)

...a.m. Friday at Saint Anthonys Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Halligan McCabe De Vries Funeral Home, Davenport...

William Danforth Sr.

NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mr. William Danforth, Sr. entered into rest Monday, September 16, 2013 in Rock Island, IL. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

How to keep kids safe behind the wheel

...emotion of the moment," said Derek Ball, director of the Hiebert Institute at marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Ill. "Then there is no debate, no negotiations. And you're not going to win a debate with a teenager." A new...

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Gage Robert Painter

...Augusta. He made his debut at 11:21 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Bob and Sallie Rainey of Coal Valley, Ill., the late Nick Painter of Rock Island, Ill., and Tammy Agy of Thomson.

Hockey fan charged with hitting player

...Quad-Cities Mallards. Oberbroeckling, a Mallards season-ticket holder, was released on bond Saturday from the Rock Island County Jail. If convicted, he would face up to five years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Police said Oberbroeckling...

Opening of bridge postponed

...fell from a support tower June 25 and crashed onto a rock island 185 feet below. Two workers were injured when they were...form had not been hoisted and remains at rest on the rock island at the tower's base. The center span of the bridge...

Charleston, S.C., again tops best-mannered cities list

...include Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. "They are all about the same size and...Cities: Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa; Moline and Rock Island, Ill. 3. Pensacola, Fla. 4. San Francisco 5. Omaha...

Iowa man charged with threatening to kill Kobe Bryant accuser

...Denver, confirmed Bryant's accuser was the target but declined to comment further. Roche appeared in federal court in Rock Island, Ill., late Thursday where he posted bond and was released, Dorschner said. He was ordered to appear Sept. 2 in...

On the move

...traditional life insurance products. Martinez resident Gary Patman, a Modern Woodmen of America district representative, has completed a five-day educational program at the fraternal life insurance society's home office in Rock Island, Ill.