The John Bloom sculpture "Watching the Ferry" overlooks the Mississippi River near Lindsay Park, Davenport.

Concrete block elevator shafts tower over downtown Bettendorf as work on the new Ascentra Credit Union building at Grant and 23rd Streets gets under way.

The shot that didn't drop


Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley players watch as the final shot of Friday night's game arcs toward the basket. The last second shot by the Spartans was off the mark and Bettendorf escaped with a 25-23 win. See story below for details.

School board agenda 2/5/2001

Pleasant Valley Board of Education meeting 7 p.m., Feb. 5

Bulldogs upset Pleasant Valley 25-23

Tough defense and patience offense enabled the Bettendorf boys basketball team to upset sixth ranked Pleasant Valley 25-23 in MAC action Friday night (Feb. 2).

Bulldogs, Spartans face off in annual "cake walk" contest

Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley square off tonight (Feb. 2) at BHS in the annual "Cake Walk" basketball game.

New club at BHS is making an impact


In the spring of 2000, two students at Bettendorf High School formulated a vision of a club that would help bring Bettendorf students closer together.

Bettendorf wrestlers grappling with a young team

The Bettendorf wrestlers have been struggling this year with only three seniors returning from last season.
Their record is 7-5 in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.

Bettendorf swimmers dominate in MAC

The Bettendorf Swimming team is undefeated in the Mississippi Athletic Conference this year and in first place.

Hopeful state contenders

With new coach Dave Terronez and the long-time assistant coach Gary Hirsch, the Bettendorf High School Girl's Basketball team has been competing with renewed spirit this season.

Bettendorf Debate Team

The Bettendorf High School Debate team will compete in the district debates February 9-10 in Iowa City.

Duck Creek rises with the temperature.


Recent melting due to the rain and warm temperatures has caused Duck Creek to throw off its shackles of ice. The water has risen and carried off much of the ice that once covered its surface.

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