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Spreading the Christmas spirit

The 8th-grade jazz band plays in the North Scott Junior High every year during December as a way to get the students into the holiday spirit, and to give band members the opportunity to play for their peers.

City of Dixon audit report completed, filed

Faller, Kincheloe & Co., PLC, released an agreed-upon procedures report on the City of Dixon, Iowa, for the period of April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. The agreed-upon procedures engagement was performed pursuant to Chapter 11.6 of the Code of Iowa.

Who are the great nurses?

There is still time to nominate a great Iowa nurse for the 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2019 award.

Enroll for health insurance options by Dec. 15

The HealthCare.gov open enrollment period began Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019. Whether consumers are new to the HealthCare.gov Exchange or returning, CMS wants Iowans who want coverage through the Exchange to be aware of the upcoming deadline so they do not miss the opportunity to sign up for 2019 coverage.

Make conservation Christmas crafts at Wapsi Center

If you’re looking for some great crafting ideas, the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is the place to be on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Are more stoplights coming to Eldridge?

It’s not going to happen overnight, but it may not be long before Eldridge becomes a three-stoplight town.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 12 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 12 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Dec. 12 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Dec. 12 NSP!

Ryan leads Morningside to NAIA national title game

For the second time in seven years, North Scott Hall of Famer Steve Ryan will be leading his Morningside football team into the NAIA National Championship game on Saturday.

Lancers leave their mark on the big stage

Ten hours on the road. Early mornings and late nights. If you’re going to be the best, you have to battle the best, and sometimes you even go to extremes to get the job done.

Neymeyer, Larson have the hot hands

Some things never change, and after ending last season with an appearance at the State Bowling meet, North Scott appears ready to roll this season.
Boys' Basketball

Rough sailing ahead: D.J. Carton coming to town as Lancers head into the meat of their schedule

Let the games begin. Or, at least the ones that are destined to be real doozies.
Should juvenile offenders be named?
The email from our attorney with the Iowa Newspaper Association Legal Hotline summed it up: "We believe the paper has the legal right … Read More
Barry Lahann's great legacy of humility
The news came late Monday night in a Caring Bridge post, and it wasn’t totally unexpected. That afternoon, with the death of Barry … Read More
Entrepreneur or criminal? Pot laws create both
The same week a 10-man team of Davenport and Eldridge police busted down an Eldridge door to serve a marijuana possession warrant, I … Read More
Walcott Lions purchase 'Jaws of Life'
Dec. 14, 1978: The Walcott Lions Club completed a two-year project by purchasing a “Jaws of Life” for the Walcott Fire Department. … Read More
2018: Events turn our thoughts to morality, religion and politics
Billy Graham (1918-2018), the most influential Christian leader of the 21st century, must be rolling over in his grave while … Read More
You inspired us to spread joy
"Thank you to all the participants in the Winter Concert at North Scott Fine Arts Auditorium ..." Read More
George H.W. Bush's campaigns started here
It seems to me that people from this area have more personal recollections about George H.W. Bush than any other president. Since his … Read More
I'm headed back to Eldridge to renew old acquaintances
Yes, it’s that time of year, and I’m pleased to announce that Santa has already signed off on me heading south Friday night for my … Read More
Praise for Armstrong immigrant story
"That Armstrong immigrants story should be shared nationwide. This would be an ultimate educational experience for every student in … Read More
Death Notice: Loren Puck
A celebration of life service honoring Loren F. Puck, 81, of Greenwood, Ind., will be held from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 12, at Dye's Walk … Read More
Death Notice: JoAnn Smith
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for JoAnn M. Smith, 83, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Anthony's … Read More
Death Notice: Barry Lahann
A Memorial Mass for Barry Raymond Lahann, 75, of Long Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Ann's Catholic … Read More
Birth: Layna Looney
Kurt and Karleen Looney of Lost Nation are the parents of a daughter born at 2:32 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in … Read More
Obituary: Janice Uitenbroek
Janice Uitenbroek, loving wife, caring mother, and proud grandmother, died on Dec. 5, 2018, at the age of 74, in Johnston, Iowa, after … Read More
Obituary: Evalea McBride
A memorial service celebrating the life of Evalea L. McBride, 75, of Bettendorf, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity … Read More
Obituary: Patricia Reid
A funeral service for Patricia Joan “Joanie” Adkins Reid, 87, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Runge … Read More
Obituary: Larry Joiner
Larry D. Joiner, 68, of Davenport, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. … Read More
Obituary: Jim Pieper
A funeral service for Jim Pieper, 68, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12 (today), in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Charles Schneckloth
Charles W. Schneckloth, 87, of Maquoketa, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in … Read More
Obituary: Phyllis Kappeler
A Celebration of Life gathering for Phyllis E. Kappeler, 88, of Walcott, was held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Idle Hours Lanes, … Read More
Obituary: Arlene Dibbern
A funeral service for Arlene Dibbern, 88, of Davenport, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Grace United Methodist Church, … Read More
Obituary: Sharon Hatten
Sharon K. Hatten, 80, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. Read More
Obituary: Carrol Sliwa
Carrol L. Sliwa, 73, of Blue Grass, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. A celebration of … Read More
Obituary: Lonald Popejoy
A graveside service for Lonald “Lonny” Popejoy, 66, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Rock Island … Read More
More local news
12-year-old heads to adult court The boy looked curiously around the courtroom for a seat, tugging at his baggy white T-shirt once his hands were free of shackles.
North Scott student to be tried as adult A North Scott seventh grader who aimed a loaded gun at a junior high teacher Aug. 31 will be tried as an adult, a Scott County judge ruled today.
Diligence pays off Sometimes, doing things the right way pays off. That was certainly the case with 15-year-old Kresten Keester when he bagged this eight-point buck with a bow and arrow near Donahue.
Poet Aubrey Barnes speaks Dec. 12 in Bettendorf The power of poetry and authorship will be on display Dec.  12 at 7 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library’s Read Local program.
Winter Garage Sale underway at Camp Courageous This year’s annual Camp Courageous Winter Garage Sale will be held Dec. 3-Feb. 21 in the Camp Courageous Main Lodge located at 12007 190th St. in Monticello.