A number of Quad-City area venues are hesitant to book rappers due to a tumultuous past. Proving Grounds is an attempt at redemption. See the full story in the Quad-City Times.

Wayne and Alzada Wachholz keep a weekly date from their rural Illinois town to the 'big city' of Davenport, Iowa for Olive Garden, a piano performance at a department store and to browse books. See the full story in the Quad-City Times.

Lisbon High School senior, and three time wrestling state champion Carter Happel prepares to wrestle for his fourth title, and an opportunity to become the 25th wrester in Iowa to complete the feat, and make Lisbon the only high school with three different four-timers. See the full story in The Gazette.

A look at the composting process - behind the scenes as a new topsoil rule is under consideration for new development in Cedar Rapids which would increase demand for the city’s compost program in helping develop that topsoil. Click for the full story in The Gazette.

St. Mary's Church in Iowa City hosts a Thanksgiving meal for any and all who need a place to go regardless of belief or association with the church. Sister Agnes Giblin has been helping to organize the meal for over thirty years, since she arrived at the church. See the full story in The Gazette.