Over 80 percent of consumers use the Internet to shop for cars. It’s a fast and convenient way to compare prices, models, reviews, and dealerships. If you’re in the market for a new car, we have a few tips for you:   Explore your choices. If you have an idea of what you want–a small… Read More


If you’ve settled for just a convenient place to save, borrow and invest money, you’re not getting all you can from banking. A 2015 Financial Services Consumer Survey done by the CGI Group indicated that 81 percent of respondents wanted to be rewarded for their business — but only 34 percent said they were satisfied… Read More


Congratulations to all the Pleasant Valley first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge on Saturday, March 4! Over 280 of our little readers read 10 books in one month and as a reward, were given certificates of achievement, their very own plush Booker Bear, and were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Library for their reading efforts!… Read More


A low- or no-down payment, a longer-term loan, and a vehicle that rapidly depreciates in value in the first two years can cause you to be “upside down” in your car loan. The term means you owe more for the car than it is worth. It’s not unusual for a buyer to be upside down… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge this year! Over 289 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders! Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 where each student was awarded with a… Read More


Congratulations to all the North Scott first graders who completed the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 11! This is the 8th year for the Scottie Reads Program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 201 first graders completed the challenge and were invited along with their… Read More


2017 Board Election Annual Meeting When: April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Where: The Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, Iowa At the next Annual Meeting there will be three positions open for volunteer board of directors.  Each is a three-year term position.  The voting will take place in person by paper ballot only… Read More


Comparison Shop Prices vary considerably, so it pays to shop around. Don’t shop by price alone; select an insurance company that has a reputation for good customer service and is financially stable. Ascentra has an independent agent who can do this for you.   Ask for a Higher Deductible A deductible is the amount of… Read More