QUAD CITIES (KALA) — An I-74 update and a community comfort drive are today’s KALA News Today Headlines.
We start off with an I-74 update. If the weather holds up, contractors will begin setting steel girders today and working on the overhead structure for the bridge. That means the Riverfront Trail between 12th Street and George Thuenen Drive in Bettendorf will be closed for about a month. That’s near the Isle Casino and Hotel. Click here to see the map of detour routes.
The Rock Island Public Library is giving back to the community in a new way. This month, they are hosting a Community Comforts Donation Drive for the first time. They’re looking to collect items and resources to help local organizations fight homelessness and housing insecurity. Toiletries, non-perishable food times, paper products, cleaning supplies, and new clothes can be donated. You can find the donation boxes at every library location until the end of this month.
KALA News Today airs live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.
KALA 88.5FM is celebrating 50 years on the air with a dinner program Nov. 2.
The celebration begins with guided tours of the station at 4:30 p.m. The station is located on St. Ambrose University’s campus inside the Galvin Fine Arts Center off of Gaines Street in Davenport, Iowa.
At 6:00 p.m., a cocktail hour will begin inside the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The building is located on the St. Ambrose University campus off of Lombard and Ripley Streets in Davenport. During cocktail hour, complimentary beer and wine will be available along with cheese and crackers and a vegetable platter.
Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Buffet will include entrees of vegetable lasagna and bruschetta chicken. Anyone with dietary restrictions is asked to contact David Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following dinner, a brief program highlighting the history of KALA will be held.
The cost of the event is $35 per-person through Oct. 25 and $40 per-person Oct. 26-30 and are available through this link. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.
Out of town guests can receive a discounted room at the Steeplegate Inn in Davenport if they mention St. Ambrose University.
KALA looks forward to celebrating 50 years in the Quad Cities community!