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Black Hawk Area Education Center Homecoming Queen Mariah Keever acknowledges the applause of the crowd after her dance with the King, Adam Young, while Jesus Marcelano waits to cut in for the next dance Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in East Moline. The center services students with disabilities from several area school districts. (Photo by Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Members of the Rock Island High School Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. strike a distinct contrast to the rest of the student body as they march through the school's cafeteria while Rocky junior Richie Rowe sits in study hall filing his nails. Many of the cadets plan to serve in the armed forces after high school graduation.
Burundi refugee Hanganimana Epimaque, the father of drowning victim Michel Niyubahwe, 11, of Rock Island said Tuesday through an interpreter that it was out of character for his son to leave home without permission. Mr. Epimaque said he doesn't understand how the boy ended up at the riverfront without an adult knowing where he was. (Dispatch/Argus)
Tanner Williams, Orion senior forward, is off to another fast start with 82 points, 26 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Chargers went 4-0 and won their own Orion Tip-Off Classic, with Williams earning All-Tournament honors. Orion's seven seniors all have high hopes this year after going 30-4 and coming within a whisker of the Final Four. Pictured with Williams are Nick Lapaczonek, Zach Kahley, Brady Hancock, Royce Woodley, Trent DeDecker and Cory Stiles.