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Promoting patriotism

It's been a busy summer for the  Walcott American Legion Honor Guard. 

Grissom hosts QC Challenge Five party

Area public school superintendents cheer Grissom students during a Sept. 13 United Way rally promoting no more than 5 percent of student absences any given day.

West High industrial tech teacher named to Governor's cabinet

Davenport West industrial technology teacher and Project Lead the Way advisor Greg Smith is one of seven members appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to serve on the first Governor’s Teachers Cabinet. Smith is also the recipient of the 2017 Kemin I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award.

Slopertown detour ends after Sept. 21

Slopertown Road will remain closed west of Buttermilk at least another week, possibly longer, due to recent precipitation.
Long Grove City Council

Long Grove faces water tower decision

Long Grove’s water tower needs “some type of restoration” in the next three years, according to the city’s engineer, who presented options ranging from $25,000 to $205,000 at the Sept. 11 city council meeting.
Eldridge City Council

$3.16 million low bid launches sewer line work

Excavation will begin after harvest on a 2.5-mile sewer line from Eldridge’s Buttermilk Road sewer lagoons to the city’s expanded South Slope sewage treatment plant.

Adam Claussen tops the field in NSP Football Contest

Adam Claussen of Eldridge was the only entrant who missed just one – BYU’s upset of Wisconsin – in Week No. 3 of the North Scott Press Football Contest. He won the $50 first prize.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Sept. 19 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Sept. 19 NSP!
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Sports
Volleyball

Lancers looking to turn some heads in Dubuque

Things are continuing to click for North Scott’s volleyball team, and even though the Lancers have yet to show up as even a blip on the statewide radar, it’s all systems go for a strong late-season push.
Boys' Golf

'We have a chance at being a top-three team'

Finally, North Scott’s golf team got on the course last week, and just in time to work out the kinks and prepare for the end-of-the-season tournament run.
Cross Country

Pack attack pays off for Lancers

There was joy. There was a great deal of satisfaction. And yes, there was a small dose of frustration.
Football

Lancers get defensive in win over Western Dubuque

The preliminaries are out of the way, the pistol has been test-fired, and North Scott has earned its spot among the Class 3A elite.
Opinion
Preparing for election season
As the Nov. 6, 2018 general election approaches, candidates and their supporters are keenly aware of what's in the newspapers. Read More
Bob Williams' generosity goes national
Anna Lineris was right. One minute with Bob Williams, and it’s bound to change your outlook on life. Read More
NS twist to an Indian tradition brings color to Junior High
For the third year in a row, I dodged ecstatic North Scott Junior High students frolicking in their school’s annual color run. Read More
950 attend Eldridge Co-op meeting
Sept. 18, 1968: Approximately 950 attended the 59th annual Eldridge Co-op annual meeting held in the North Scott Community … Read More
What gun laws would you support?
"As a gun owner myself, my question for Rep. Paustian is, What legislation or laws would you support given the narrowly averted … Read More
Thank you to emergency personnel
"We are so thankful for the countless hours of training our fire, ambulance and law enforcement people go through to know how to … Read More
Iowans need a change in the Legislature
"Iowans need to vote for someone who will look after their interests, not those of out-of-state billionaires ..." Read More
Our community is fortunate to have a local newspaper like The NSP
"We are fortunate to have a local newspaper in our school district that covers everything so well ..." Read More
County needs to spark population growth
"Today, Scott County has the slowest population growth rate of the largest Iowa counties. And, what little growth we’ve had is … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Charles Burgner
A funeral service for Charles W. Burgner, 77, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Albert Levan
A funeral service for Albert J. Levan, 89, of Pleasant Valley, formerly of Bettendorf, will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in … Read More
Death Notice: Margaret Casel
A funeral service for Margaret A. Casel, 99, of Davenport, formerly of Long Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at St. … Read More
Death Notice: Barbara Hess
Barbara Frances Hess, 80, of Davenport, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Genesis West Medical Center, Davenport. Per her wishes, … Read More
Death Notice: Ronald Noe
A funeral service for Ronald E. Noe, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Earnest 'Leroy' Watson
A private burial service will be held in Davenport Memorial Park for Earnest "Leroy" Watson, 77, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Karen Abels
A funeral service for Karen L. Abels, 79, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Linda McClurg
It is with great sadness that the family of Linda S (Gibson) McClurg announce her passing after a long and hard-fought illness from … Read More
Frances Jugenheimer Gingras to celebrate 95th birthday
Frances Jugenheimer Gingras of Port Orange, Fla., will celebrate her 95th birthday Sept. 21-22 at Aku Tiki Beach Resort, Daytona … Read More
Obituary: John Schinckel
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for John Schinckel, Jr., 92, a lifelong resident of the Maysville area, will be 3:30 … Read More
Obituary: Walter Bredbeck
Walter (Walt) Craig Bredbeck, 91, a longtime resident of Davenport and LeClaire, passed away peacefully at Fountain West in Des Moines … Read More
Obituary: Marlene Harmsen
A funeral service for Marlene A. Harmsen, 86, formerly of Walcott, will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Darrell Machalek
A memorial service for Darrell W. Machalek Sr., 80, of LeClaire, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Linda McClurg
Visitation for Linda S. McClurg, 71, will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Clark Legacy Center, Nicholasville, Ky. … Read More
Death Notice: Marlene Harmsen
A funeral service for Marlene A. Harmsen, 86, formerly of Walcott, will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
More local news
View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Sept. 19 NSP! View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Sept. 19 NSP!
Eldridge Lions to host Diabetes Walk The Eldridge Lions Club plans a Lion's Strides for Diabetes Awareness Walk.
Weather slows work on Slopertown Slopertown Road will remain closed west of Buttermilk at least another week, possibly longer, due to rain.
School bus accident north of Donahue A North Scott school bus has been involved in an accident on 130th Avenue, north of Donahue. According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, no injuries are reported and another bus is en route to pick up the students.
YARD AND GARDEN: Forcing your tulips indoors from the Iowa State University Extension AMES, Iowa—Bulb forcing can bring the bright colors and fragrances of spring indoors during winter. Tulips can be forced indoors from December through March, if steps are taken in the fall to prepare the bulbs. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share tips on having tulips blooming indoors during winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the horticulture hotline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.
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