Flood waters along the Mississippi River have receded from record levels and attractive landscaping has been added recently to the John Bloom sculpture "Watching for the Ferry" along the riverfront at Lindsay Park.

A real mother goose watches her young goslings along the bank of the Mississippi River on a recent windy May day.

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.

First Amendment rights conference at Davenport Central

Davenport Central High School held a conference for journalism students around the Quad Cities concerning first amendment rights Feb. 21.

Pleasant Valley School District job opening

Pleasant Valley School District seeking junior high school dean of students.

Disappointment at state meet for swimmers

written by Joel Schorg

The Bettendorf Swim Team finished a disappointing fourth in the state swim meet in Iowa City.

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