The February sun tries to break through the gray clouds, which match the slate color of the Mississippi River.

The concrete support piers for the new I-74 Bridge – gracefully designed as intersecting arcs – rise from the Bettendorf riverfront.

Hubble telescope exhibit draws crowds

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe," opened February 24 at the Family Museum of Arts and Science, Bettendorf, drawing large numbers of visitors. The exhibit includes images from the telescope as well as interactive displays providing information about the planets and space.


Admission is $4, or $2 for those age 60+. Museum members get in free. For more information call 344-4106

Pleasant Valley Schools February 20, 2001 Board Minutes

Instructional support referendum fails by two votes

BHS Winterguard and Drumline at WGI competition

The Bettendorf High School Winterguard and Drumline competed in the Winterguard International (WGI) competition in Normal, Illinois, Saturday, February 17.

Tough state meet for BHS Wrestlers

The Bettendorf High School Wrestling Team sent only two students, brothers Anthony and Alex Bribriesco, to the state meet.

BHS teachers head for England

For five weeks there will be two new faces among Bettendorf High School's staff. From February 22 through March 30, two teachers from BHS will participate in a teacher exchange with teachers from Cramlington, England.

English teachers Ms. Brugge and Mrs. Montgomery, along with Ms. Brugge's daughter, will be teaching in England for five weeks. Ms. Brugge's daughter will be taking classes at Cramlington Community High School.

First Amendment rights conference at Davenport Central

Davenport Central High School held a conference for journalism students around the Quad Cities concerning first amendment rights Feb. 21.

Pleasant Valley School District job opening

Pleasant Valley School District seeking junior high school dean of students.

Disappointment at state meet for swimmers

written by Joel Schorg

The Bettendorf Swim Team finished a disappointing fourth in the state swim meet in Iowa City.

BHS Drummers going to regional competition

The Winter Guard International competition will be held February 24-25 in Normal, Illinois.

BHS Wrestling wraps up successful season

The Bettendorf High wrestlers wrapped up the 2000-2001 season at the district meet in Clinton, sending two hopefuls to the state meet in Des Moines this weekend.

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