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Thank you, RDA

Walcott Legion members Duane Arp, Al Nylin, Mel Brus and Harlan Kundel hold a certificate recognizing the Regional Development Authority for its monetary contribution to a restroom renovation project.

Health Department celebrates 10th anniversary of Smoke-Free Iowa Act

The Scott County Health Department reminds us that June 30, 2008, was the last time residents in Scott County and the state of Iowa had to request smoke-free seating when entering a restaurant or bar.

Iowa Arts Council boosts carousel exhibit at GAHC

The German American Heritage Center has received a Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, to support the center’s new exhibit, “Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels,” as well as the programs and events related to carousel history, art or music.

County recognized for financial reporting

For the 31st year in a row Scott County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

Iowa venues added to National Parks passport program

Twenty-one Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) sites have joined the National Park Service’s (NPS) “Passport To Your National Parks Cancellation Stamp” program.

Alan Shepard Elementary Year-End Awards

Alan Shepard Elementary School handed out several awards to students at the end of the school year.

New sign on East LeClaire Road

Tim Kuhl and Bob Fahrenkrog install a new sign alerting those exiting U.S. 61 at LeClaire Road that Eldridge is home of the Lancers.

Texting citations increase six-fold

The Iowa State Patrol has issued six times more citations for texting while driving, after a new law allows law enforcement officers to stop drivers who are texting. This past year, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, troopers issued 1,131 citations for texting while driving. That is up from 182 citations the year before.
Sports

Hoover-Ball Championships Aug. 4 in West Branch

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Hoover-Ball National Championships in West Branch, Iowa. Top prize for the men’s and the women’s division champions has increased to $300 this year. They, along with the second- and third-place finishers will receive individual gold, silver or bronze Olympic-style medals from the Iowa Games, a partner of the tournament.
Baseball

Lancers to host Clinton in substate opener

Make that two down, and one to go. Let the journey begin.
Softball

Keokuk ends Lancers’ tourney trail

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end, and once again North Scott’s softball season came to a close in the Class 4A regional semifinals.
Baseball

North Scott reigns supreme: Lancers overcome adversity to claim MAC crown

This time, no one stopped the celebration. And what a party it was.
Opinion
A legacy of decency
Such timing as this! Fifty years ago the young Robert D. Ray, in his first campaign for governor of Iowa, promoted his candidacy on … Read More
Tragedy in Lancer Nation
Pastor Carrie La Plante has a lasting image of Jake Fenn that she just can’t get out of her mind. Read More
Ag boom or bust: Now it's up to the world's 'greatest negotiator'
President Trump told me and everyone else who’s heard him speak that he’s the best deal maker in the world. He sizes up rivals … Read More
President visits Schneckloth farm
July 7, 1993: President Bill Clinton spent more than an hour at the Don and Elaine Schneckloth farm, east of Eldridge, listening to … Read More
German immigrant Claus Hell tilled the Midwest prairies
In the early days of Scott County, the land was covered miles upon miles of grass, with some trees. Used to the vast forests of the … Read More
The wall: Be careful what you wish for
It’s possible Democrats and growing numbers of contrarians within the Republican Party just might save President Trump from making a … Read More
Flags along bike path a beautiful sight!
"I would just like to give a big 'thumbs up' to the individuals who put up the American flags on the bike path from Eldridge, all the … Read More
Thanks to sponsors of 'Pages from the Past'
"The July 3, 1968, picture of the Girl Scout Day Camp included our daughter ..." Read More
Pray for children separated from families
"Thank you so much for including this in your July 4 paper. The sisters are praying so hard ..." Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Lois Yost
A memorial service celebrating the life of Lois E. Yost, 89, of Park View, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Chambers … Read More
Death Notice: Alberta Blanche
A funeral Mass for Alberta R. Blanche, 90, of Eldridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at St. Paul the Apostle … Read More
Death Notice: John White
A funeral service for John Edward White, 65, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, July 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Dose-Lieflander vows said in Germany
Mallory Jean Dose of Dublin, Ireland, and Thomas Lieflander of Brussels, Belgium, were united in marriage on May 19, 2018, at the Town … Read More
Obituary: Bertha Miller
A funeral service for Bertha Miller, 87, of Eldridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 (today), at St. Ann’s Catholic … Read More
Obituary: Tyler Frieden
A Celebration of Life service for Tyler Gerald Frieden, 26, of Donahue, will be held at noon on Saturday, July 14, in the Runge … Read More
Obituary: Jacob Fenn
Jacob Milo Fenn, 14, of Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Princeton. Read More
Obituary: Delores Garlock
A funeral service for Delores M. Garlock, 75, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, July 7, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Galen Engler
A Mass of Christian Burial for Galen K. “Mike” Engler, 78, of Walcott, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. Andrew … Read More
Obituary: Patricia Odom Martin
A funeral service for Patricia Odom Martin, 76, of Walcott, will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 11 (today), in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Allan Hamilton
Allan J. Hamilton, 70, of Eldridge, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Davenport, following a … Read More
Death Notice: Sharon Neilson
A funeral service for Sharon Laverne Neilson, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Chapel Mausoleum at … Read More
Death Notice: Ruth Thompson
A funeral service for Ruth Ann Thompson, 73, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Tyler Frieden
A Celebration of Life service for Tyler Gerald Frieden, 26, of Donahue, will be held at noon on Saturday, July 14, in the Runge … Read More
Death Notice: Patricia Odom Martin
A funeral service for Patricia J. Odom Martin, 76, of Walcott, will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 11, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
More local news
Lofgren presented IAMU Achievement Award The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) values the efforts of Iowa representatives and senators who understand, appreciate, and advance the interests of Iowa’s municipal utilities in the Iowa Legislature.
Donahue Legion Auxiliary Merit Award winners The Larry M. Gronewold Unit #532 Donahue Auxiliary has announced winners of the 2018 Merit Awards scholarships.
Moellers grandson to play at Sydney Opera House Seth Keep, grandson of Wes and Sandy Moeller of Donahue, will perform on bass at the Sydney Opera House as part of the famed venue’s High School Honors Performance series.
Eldridge senior excels at Iowa State Thespian conference Peyton Reese of Eldridge, an incoming senior at Davenport Central High School, who was awarded the Outstanding Performer award at the Iowa State Thespian conference, participated in the Iowa High School Musical Awards June 4 at the Des Moines Civic Center.
Fitness center drawings under way Expect an architect’s rendering this fall for a North Scott YMCA that schools Superintendent Joe Stutting said will definitely face a public vote before proceeding.
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