Fundraiser aims to bring K-9 officer to Davenport PD

While on my internship at the Quad City Times, I wrote a feature story of the K-9 Dawn, who the Davenport Police Department was hoping to recruit. Davenport’s Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 26 partnered with the Davenport Police Department for its annual fundraiser in hopes of raising enough funds to donate a K-9 officer to the department’s Tactical Operations Bureau.


Continue reading “Fundraiser aims to bring K-9 officer to Davenport PD”

Wapello teacher makes duck calls by hand

While on my internship at the Quad City Times, I was able to visit small town Wapello, Iowa to talk to a local teacher who hand makes duck calls. Brandon Brown is no ordinary school teacher. He works seven days a week at home inside his garage, where he works closely with his work equipment. My story got picked up by the Associated Press wire and was distributed nationwide. The Des Moines Register was one of the newspapers that shared my article.

Here is the full story: The Des Moines Register

photo credit: Beth Van Zandt/Muscatine Journal

Continue reading “Wapello teacher makes duck calls by hand”