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Donahue Legion annual sale hits 80 years old on April 6

World War II had not begun.

DNR plans controlled burns

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Maquoketa Wildlife Unit in Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones and Scott counties.
Princeton City Council

Princeton discusses lowering road-salt diet

Princeton council members secured their salt order for next winter, then discussed ways of reducing road salt because of the environmental damage.

Meet Davenport’s Sister City

Davenport Sister Cities and the German American Heritage Center invite the public to meet the delegation from Davenport’s longest running sister city in Germany during the kick-off to 60 years on Saturday, April 13, from 2-4 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport.

Legislative Forum Saturday

Citizens will have a chance to meet members of the Iowa Quad-City state legislative delegation and ask questions at the next forum, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23 at Davenport Central High School.

Top farmland prices 2018

Top dollar in 2018 was $32,907 per acre paid by Silverthorne Development to Steve Zelle for 16.15 acres at the southeast corner of Holland Road and North 15th Street, in LeClaire Township. Silverthorne is a company owned by Jim Work, of LeClaire, with offices in LeClaire and DeKalb, Ill.

View the Eldridge Police report from the March 20 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the March 20 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the March 20 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the March 20 NSP!
Sports

Quad City Rollers open 2019 season in Eldridge

The Quad City Rollers open their fourth female flat-track roller derby season at the Eldridge Community Center rink Saturday, March 23, with a bout against the Barbed Wire Betties from DeKalb County, Ill.

Tom Keating named new IHSAA executive director

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association has selected Tom Keating to serve as its next executive director, starting July 1.

Lancer athletes plot their futures

While many North Scott athletes are basking in the glow of recent statewide successes, others are already making plans for what they hope will be promising futures.
Girls' Basketball

Iowa Coach of the Year

After coaching the Lancers to their second Class 4A state championship in three years with a 50-49 win over Marion in the March 2 championship game, TJ Case was named the All Iowa Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by The Des Moines Register in the Sunday, March 10 edition.  In the same edition, the Lancers' Grace Boffeli was named to the Class 4A first team all-state.    
Opinion
Do ethics matter?
The wholesome, G-rated TV serial, "When Calls the Heart," on Sunday evenings on the Hallmark Channel, has been a favorite for Linda … Read More
County postmasters met in Eldridge
March 22, 1979: Twenty-three people attended the Scott County Postmasters’ meeting at the Tombergs Turner Hall, Eldridge. Long Grove … Read More
Senate votes to fix 'concern' about selection of judges
This week, the Iowa Senate passed important reforms to how judges are picked in Iowa. Senate File 237 makes a number of changes to … Read More
Sad to see a church judged for holding to God's changeless word
"It is sad to see a church body judged for holding to a changeless teaching of God’s word – marriage between a man and a woman. … Read More
What the African Methodists said
"Regarding your remarks about the 2019 UMC General Conference, I offer in reply these remarks by Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, dean of Gbarnga … Read More
Failure to act comes at a high price
"Republicans are making fools of themselves pretending climate change is a hoax, and history will not be kind ..." Read More
Quaker organization speaks out against state of emergency
On Feb. 15, President Trump declared a national state of emergency. On Feb. 14, Congress passed a funding bill that includes both a … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Monica Grell
A funeral service for Monica Renae Grell, 50, of Wheatland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Hope Lutheran Church in … Read More
Birth: Luke Breeze
Dustin and Erica (Schmeink) Breeze of Silverdale, Wash., are the parents of a son born at 2:05 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2018, at Madigan Army … Read More
Krafts to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house
Wayne and Donna Kraft of Davenport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on March 30. All family and … Read More
Whitney-Keckler wedding held in Las Vegas
Jodi Whitney of Eldridge and Timothy Keckler of Davenport were united in marriage Feb. 23, 2019, at The Crystal Suite, Las Vegas, Nev. … Read More
Ida Jurgens to note 90th birthday with family
Ida Jurgens of Davenport will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, March 23, with family. Read More
Obituary: Imogene Keppy
A funeral service for Imogene “Jean” Keppy, 88, of Eldridge, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Janice Schneckloth
A private memorial celebrating the life of Janice K. Schneckloth, 76, of Eldridge, was held Friday, March 15. A celebration of life is … Read More
Obituary: Gaylen Fick
A celebration of life service for Gaylen R. Fick, 74, of Walcott, will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Durant … Read More
Obituary: Duane Darland
A gathering to celebrate the life of Duane “Dewey” Darland, age 59, of Eldridge, was held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at … Read More
Obituary: Cecilia Sendek
Cecilia Sendek, age 91, passed away on March 12, 2019, in her home in Eldridge. There will be no visitation and cremation rites have … Read More
Obituary: Larry Miller
Visitation for Larry E. Miller, 71, of Davenport, was held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Per … Read More
Obituary: Hilda Potter
A funeral service for Hilda J. Potter, 94, of Clinton, was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Sr. Lynne Elwinger
Sr. Lynne Thérèse Elwinger, OCD, 79, Prioress of the Carmelite Monastery, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at University of Iowa … Read More
Obituary: Nicholas Running
A memorial service for Nicholas Christian Running, 21, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Louise Sheley
A funeral service for Louise Dorothy Sheley, 98, of Davenport, was held at noon on Thursday, March 14, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
More local news
Cadda Road conundrum Long Grove council members are eager to see how much resurfacing they can afford for the road that runs from First Street to the town’s northern border.
Storm water back on agenda April 2 Long Grove council members scheduled a public forum 7 p.m., April 2, at the town’s Civic Center to get more citizen input on water detention plans for Winfield Estates.
Gun maker reduces job numbers for Eldridge Eldridge council members will reconsider development incentives for the Lewis Machine and Tool gun manufacturing plant after the company dramatically reduced employment guarantees.
Farmland sales drop in Scott Co. Scott County farmland sales slowed in 2018, with fewer than 2,200 acres changing hands, just half of the volume recorded in 2013.
Rivers head back up The Wapsi River was headed for a 13.5-foot crest at DeWitt and is forecast to stay above flood stage for at least a week.
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