The new Bridges Apartments take shape just east of the new I-74 Bridge construction at the foot of 17th Street, Bettendorf.

The new Jetty Park at the foot of 17th Street in Bettendorf provides a new overlook of Mississippi River.

The new Jetty Park at the foot of 17th Street in Bettendorf provides a new overlook of Mississippi River.

PV boys punch ticket to state basketball tourney

The Pleasant Valley Spartans punched their ticket to the state boys basketball tournament Tuesday night (3/6) with a convincing 72-48 win over Burlington.

Bulldogs advance past Clinton 62-56

The Bettendorf boys basketball team rebounded from a dismal first quarter to post a 62-56 win Friday night (3/2) over the Clinton River Kings and advance in the Class 4A playoffs.

Bettendorf High School Senior Prom

The Bettendorf High School Student Council has set its prom for Saturday, May 19 on the Celebration Belle. The dance will begin at 9:30 P.M. and the boat (the Celebration Belle) will cruise the Mississippi until 11:30 P.M. Students will be required to board the boat at 9:15 P.M. and won't be able to leave until the it is docked at the end of the evening.

BHS Class of '81 reunion

Frank McKinney writes:

The Class of '81 will be holding its 20-year reunion October 12 and 13, 2001. We are planning to hold a pre-game tailgate gathering in the cafateria and courtyard of the High School with the class attending the varsity football game. After the game we will get together at a local establishment to be announced. Saturday afternoon class members and their families will have an opportunity to tour the high school. The main event will be a dinner and dance at Jumer's Castle Lodge in Bettendorf. We will be sending info to class members soon. Information is also available at http://www.geocities.com/bhs81us.

Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation fundraising event

The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation is having a event on Saturday, March 10th at the Isle of Capri Center. Cocktails will be available from a cash bar durring the silent auction starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a live auction and then dancing. All proceeds from the event benefit Bettendorf schools. Tickets are $40 per person. Some of the items up for auction include two reserved parking spaces at BHS, the use of the BHS planetarium for a day for a birthday party, and a condo for a week in Colorado.
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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.

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