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Free concert Wednesday

The first 2018 free “Beat in the Street” summer concert sponsored by the Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce is June 20 from 7-9 p.m. on 4th Avenue in Eldridge. Music is by Gray Wolf Band.

Roller Derby open house scheduled for June 20

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a roller derby team, Wednesday is your opportunity to find out.
Election 2018

Hart tapped as Hubbell's running mate

Sen. Rita Hart on Saturday became Iowa Democrat’s lieutenant governor candidate, bringing state legislative experience and farm town bonafides to a ticket topped by corporate executive Fred Hubbell.

Three injured in Utica Ridge Road collision

A two-car collision Thursday, June 14, at 240th Street and Utica Ridge Road in rural Scott County injured three and shoved a 2014 Toyota Avalon off the road and up a utility pole guide wire, where it came to rest with its tail in the air.

Blue Grass Legion selects three for Boys State

The Blue Grass American Legion selected three young men to participate at Hawkeye Boys State, held June 10-15 at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

First American State Bank announces promotions

First American State Bank has announced the promotion of Michael Elledge to Divisional President and Cathy Diaz to Assistant Vice President. In addition, Lynn Burton will be joining First American State Bank as a Universal Banker.

Hornbuckle honored by 4-H Foundation

Ethan Hornbuckle of Scott County was awarded the Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3, in Ames. The award was presented by Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director.

Tractors tour coming June 24-27

Look for at least 373 farm tractors on Scott County roads June 24-27 for the WHO Tractor Ride, an annual event making a rare eastern Iowa appearance. Participants will gather Sunday, June 24 at the Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, then head out for day-long caravans around the Quad-City area.

No surprise! Pitching carries Lancer nine

Brad Ward and Travis Ralfs could see this coming a month ago. Now, the Lancer co-coaches are watching their predictions come to fruition.
College Sports

Ryan Miller wraps up stellar collegiate season

Ryan Miller, a 2016 North Scott grad, finished a notable sophomore baseball season at Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill.

Taking their game to the next level

College gear was in full force earlier this spring as five North Scott athletes officially signed their letters of intent to continue their sports careers at the collegiate level.
Girls' Soccer

Kundel, Rucker nab first-team all-state honors

Even though, for the first time in a long time, not a single North Scott player was a first-team selection when the Mississippi Athletic Conference girls’ soccer teams were announced, there was better news when the Class 2A all-state teams were released this week.
When we get our hearts right, politicians will listen
There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's … Read More
'Country's next star' Margo Price has Quad-City connection
Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo … Read More
1978: Casey's to build in Eldridge
June 15, 1978: Plans were also underway to build a Casey’s Store directly south of White Roofing and north of East LeClaire Road. Read More
Lessons from my father
Herb Carlson was a blessing; he was a curse! Read More
Restating our support for renewable fuels
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 10 in response to reports that President Trump reiterated his … Read More
Nothing good comes from a trade war
One of President Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) favorite political sayings came from a song popular in his youth: “Dance with the one … Read More
NFL: Kneeling is a sign of respect
"You don't have to agree with NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, but at least recognize it for what it is and not the … Read More
Farewell, my friend
Each of us (I hope) has a few friends who, even though we are apart for years, can pick up a conversation and it is like yesterday. … Read More
Thank you, Sherri Marceau, for helping North Scott kids!
It was probably only fitting that I made the trek to Alan Shepard Elementary in Long Grove last Thursday. Read More
Death Notice: Jesse Ray
A memorial service for Jesse J. Ray, 25, of Osceola, Iowa, formerly of Knoxville, Iowa, will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, … Read More
Death Notice: Jimmy Geigle
A celebration of life gathering of friends and family for Jimmy Dean Geigle, 61, of Durant, will be held from noon until 3 p.m. … Read More
Death Notice: Richard Kline
A funeral service for Richard A. "Dick" Kline, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Pauline Brechler
A funeral service celebrating the life of Pauline I. Brechler, 81, of Princeton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at the … Read More
Death Notice: Bessie Wolford
A funeral service for Bessie M. Wolford, 101, of Blue Grass, will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 20, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Dorothy Mohr
A funeral service for Dorothy A. Mohr, 96, of Eldridge, will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 20, at Faith Lutheran Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Kenneth Geurink
Private family services will be held at later date for Kenneth L. Geurink, 75, of Stockton. The Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, is … Read More
Death Notice: Loraine Ganzer
A Funeral Service of Christian Burial for Loraine Muriel Ganzer, 88, of Eldridge, formerly of Grand Mound, will be held at 11 a.m. … Read More
Death Notice: Geraldine Findley
A funeral service for Geraldine E. "Jerry" Findley, 92, of Walcott, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Bentley Funeral … Read More
Death Notice: Shirley Davis Homrighausen
A funeral service for Shirley Davis Homrighausen, 91, of DeWitt, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the DeWitt United … Read More
Schmeink-Reed vows to be said in September
Steve and Karin Schmeink of rural Davenport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Catherine Schmeink, to … Read More
Agnes Bolte to be honored at 90th birthday surprise party
Agnes Bolte of Walcott will be honored with a surprise party to celebrate her 90th birthday. Friends and relatives are invited to call … Read More
Hoyts celebrate 50 years of marriage
Carl and Kay Hoyt of Park View celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 8. Read More
Kaasa-Johnson vows to be said June 30
Kelsey Grace Kaasa of Davenport, and Matthew Ashley Johnson of Clinton are engaged to be married. Read More
Andersons celebrating 50th anniversary
Mary Ann and Dan Anderson of Eldridge will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration in Siesta Key, Fla. Read More
More local news
‘Mudder’ to boost Rotary projects The Rotary Club of North Scott is diversifying its fundraising and aims to have fun at the same time with the inaugural Mississippi Mudder 3-mile Obstacle Adventure slated for Saturday, Aug. 18 at a farm at 7625 120th Ave., Coal Valley, Ill.
Congressman’s rep schedules visit to Eldridge library Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff at the Scott County Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
Princeton audit seeks more oversight A new audit of Princeton makes 16 recommendations to improve oversight and accountability of city and fire department funds, repeating concerns raised previously in biennial compliance audits required by state law.
Fireworks hours Eldridge Police Chief Dave Kopatich hopes common sense and courtesy prevail this year.
Swearing in at North Scott Terina Bruns was sworn in as district secretary for the North Scott School District Friday, June 8, by longtime district secretary Kristy Looney, while school board president John Maxwell witnesses.