With the start of a new year, B100 and Nothing Bundt Cakes want to put a spotlight on our local Quad Cities teachers with our "Teacher of the Week" program, but we need your help!

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Last year was a challenging year for students, parents, staff, and teachers everywhere. But even though COVID-19 was a challenge, our amazing Quad Cities teachers continued to teach and persevere. Because of their hard work and dedication, B100 and Nothing Bundt Cakes went out and hooked up some amazing teachers with swag and a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

With the 2021-2022 school year in full swing, B100 and Nothing Bundt Cakes are headed back to schools to once again surprise incredible educators throughout the Quad Cities with our QC Teacher of the Week award!

To thank your local area Quad Cities teachers, Nothing Bundt Cakes and B100 will be selecting a teacher to win a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and a swag bag from B100! We know every teacher is important and deserves this recognition, but once again, we need you to nominate your favorite Quad Cities teacher to become QC Teacher of the Week!

Whether you're a parent or a student, fill out the form below and tell us the following:

  • Who your favorite (or kid's favorite) teacher is
  • What school do they teach at
  • What subject and grade do they teach
  • Why they are your (your kid's) favorite teacher

Each week, B100 will select one teacher to shine a spotlight on and recognize them for their hard work. They will deliver a B100 swag pack, a prize from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and take a photo of the teacher of the week to put on our app!

We thank all of our Quad Cities area teachers for their hard work and dedication during this pandemic and as we hopefully get out of it. We can't thank you enough for continuing to teach during these difficult times!

Nominate your Quad Cities Teacher of the Week below, which is powered by Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Quad Cities #1 Hit Music Station, B100!

See our Spring 2021 QC Teachers of the Week below!

QC Teachers of the Week Powered by Nothing Bundt Cakes Spring 2021

Spring 2021 brought a lot of smiles to teachers throughout the Quad Cities. Even though students, teachers, parents, and staff had a tough year due to the pandemic, we still had a chance to get out and award amazing teachers with a cake and swag for being QC Teacher of the Week.

Iowa's Island City

There is something unique about every town, but there is really something special about Sabula, IA. Known as "Iowa's Island City," Sabula is the only town in the state of Iowa that is entirely on an island. While not a lot of people have been to, or live in Sabula, it is a quaint little town nestled right on the Mississippi River.

Before we show you around "Iowa's Island City," let me give you the history of Sabula. Sabula was established in 1835, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis. Isaac Dorman and a man named Hinkley crossed the river from the Illinois side on a log and decided to settle on what is now Sabula. An Ohio couple, James and Margaret Woods would settle on Sabula about a year later in April of 1836. Their son, Dr. E. A. Woods would purchase Hinkley's interest in the claim. Charles Swan and W. H. Brown would soon purchase Dorman's interest. The three men, Woods, Swan and Brown later had the land plotted in 1837.

The idea behind plotting the land was because there was no town between Lyons (north Clinton) and Bellevue. The plot of the new town was recorded in Dubuque as this area was part of Dubuque county at the time, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

According to Island City Harbor's website, Sabula went through a few names before landing on the official town name. In 1837, Sabula was first called Carrollport. Residents of the town didn't like the name because there was a man's name who was Carroll who had a bad reputation. The town changed its name to Charleston, after early settler Charles Swan. The only issue was that there was already a town called Charleston in Iowa which caused much confusion.

In 1846 the settler’s decided to find a name. Island City Harbor's website says that because of it’s sandy soil, William Hubble suggested the town be called "Sabulum" which is Latin for sand. A party was being held around the time the town name was being discussed, when a woman, supposed to be Miss Harriet Hudson, suggested the town be called Sabula as it was easier to pronounce and sounded more elegant, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

Sabula did not actually become an island until 1939. According to Wikipedia, in the 1930's, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the lock and dam system. In 1939, Lock and Dam No. 13 between Clinton, IA and Fulton, IL was built which caused the bottomlands west of the town permanently flooded. With the Mississippi River east of the town, this created the "Island City." A levee was built around Sabula in 1957 for protection, according to Island City Harbor's website. This also allowed for the south sand pit to be turned into a boat harbor.

I would like to thank my mom Beth, her fiancé Matt, my brother Nolan and my wife Ellie for accompanying me to Sabula. We always have a blast on our trips and this one was no exception.

It's now time to introduce you to Sabula, Iowa, Iowa's Island City.