February 21, 2020

I was always an adventurous builder when I was younger, making teetering towers out of TinkerTots or non-functioning roller coasters out of the Kinetix I would steal from my brother (sorry, Adam). 

My hunger to be creative only blossomed as I grew up and had a better grasp on physics (if I add too...

February 21, 2020

Charles Bunn won four state titles at the state meet on Feb. 15 in Iowa City. Bunn has a total of nine state titles in his high school career, with four coming from last year and four this year. Bunn has the second most state titles in Bettendorf swimming history behind Ian Renner-Arjes, who has...

February 20, 2020

Despite being new to Bettendorf High School, Carrie Heiting might be familiar to many students. Having taught at Bettendorf Middle School prior, her combined experience at both the middle school and high school makes 15 years of teaching. 

“Teaching was my first job outside of college,” Heiting sa...

February 20, 2020

More than 80 units of blood were collected on Feb. 11 in efforts to save as many people as possible. Over 100 people tried to donate, 26 of whom donated for the first time. 

Applicants for donation must be at least 16 years old with a parent consent form that will need to be filled out each time t...

February 14, 2020

February is Teen Dating Awareness month, and teens are encouraged to educate themselves and talk about abusive relationships and consent.  

On average, one in three teens is a victim of abuse from a partner, but only 33 percent of teens report being in an abusive relationship. Types of abuse...

February 10, 2020

Derek Ahrens is a new addition to Bettendorf’s special education department. 

This is his second year as a full-time teacher. Previously, he worked as a substitute teacher and a para-educator for six years. 

He decided to focus on special education because he enjoyed his first job in the field of e...

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