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Special Olympics cancelled for Saturday

Due to predicted inclement weather, the Special Olympics basketball skills event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, has been cancelled. 

'The Greatest Showman' to raise funds in Princeton

Join the Princeton Summer Fest Tween Committee for dinner, popcorn, games and movie night featuring “The Greatest Showman,” 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at Boll’s Community Center in Princeton.

Lunardi participates in Model UN

Former NSP intern Synclaire Lunardi of Bettendorf, a student at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., was among 35 Carthage students who, accompanied by Professor Jeffrey Roberg, competed in the American Model United Nations conference Nov. 17-20 in Chicago.

Lions Club shows its generosity

Eldridge Lions recently presented a check for $1,000 to the North Scott Food Pantry.

Roller Derby Boot Camp coming to Eldridge

The Quad City Rollers (women’s team) and Muddy River Menace (men’s team) are partnering to present Roller Derby Boot Camp.

Sharing the warmth at holidays

Residents of Courtyard Estates in Walcott are a little warmer this winter thanks to Walcott American Legion Auxiliary member Karen Harris, who crocheted 10 throws and donated them to residents.

Voter ID now required at Iowa polling places

Secretary of State Paul Pate is reminding Iowans that Voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

County board eyes farmland for homes

Scott County Supervisors are scheduled to vote Jan. 24 on Victor and Michele Gorsch’s plan to rezone farmland for development of five home lots on 33 acres just west of Long Grove.
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Sports
Wrestling

Lewis leads the way at Geneseo

Despite wrestling with a depleted lineup, and without the services of two of their four state-ranked wrestlers, North Scott certainly exceeded expectations over the weekend with a sixth-place finish at the Geneseo Bi-State Invitational.
Bowling

Lancers roll to sweep over Spartans

The high school bowling season is in full swing and North Scott appears to have a pretty good handle on the lanes.
Boys' Basketball

Anderson, Rollinger shine up north

A little fun, another victory and proof that hard works pays off. For North Scott’s boys’ basketball team, its annual weekend trip to the Wisconsin Dells was a win, win and win proposition.
Boys' Basketball

Reece answers the call

The plan was not to play, but that all changed with a 3:30 p.m. phone call just hours before tip-off.
Opinion
Family: A new revolution in the 'circle of life'
It was abruptly back to reality on the home front for Linda and me, including digging out from a winter storm last Saturday, after a … Read More
'Great Blizzard of 1979' smothered Scott County with 28 inches of snow
Jan. 8, 1979: The “Great Blizzard of ‘79” wreaked havoc when 17 inches of snow smothered the area on Jan. 13, 1979 – on top of … Read More
The power of picture books
As children, we dive into the pages of classic picture books such as "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Cat in the Hat," or "Madeline" … Read More
If our senators thought the wall was an emergency, why didn't they fund it?
"If our senators thought Trump’s wall was an emergency, why didn’t they fund it two years ago ..." Read More
What they said about the wall
"Have you been keeping up with the conversation about building a wall on our Southern border ..." Read More
'Most thought provoking piece I've read'
"Just wanted to say that your opinion piece on the border wall was the best and most thought provoking piece I have read ..." Read More
Special memorial for Erica Reed
"Our family is feeling much gratitude to those in our community who have helped us with a very special memorial to our daughter, Erica … Read More
A rose for Princeton beautification
"The Princeton Beautification Committee would like to thank all of the volunteers and citizens that have given their time to help with … Read More
You can't build a wall in the middle of a river
In a make believe world, let's suppose that caravans of people from Clinton County were coming to Scott County and we decided to keep … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Anita Smith
A funeral service for Anita L. Smith, 75, of Eldridge, will be held at noon on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Carol Collins-Cunningham
A funeral service for Carol "Mrs. C" Collins-Cunningham, 60, of Park View, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the … Read More
Death Notice: William Hamilton
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for William L. "Bill" Hamilton, 76, of LeClaire, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. … Read More
Death Notice: Betty Veenker
A funeral service for Betty Marie Veenker, 89, formerly of Iowa City, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Gay & Ciha Funeral … Read More
Death Notice: Hilda Bluedorn
A funeral service for Hilda D. Bluedorn, 101, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Kling-Schwarz vows to be exchanged April 6
Alyssa Kling and Benjamin Schwarz, both of Eldridge, are engaged to be married. Read More
Coles celebrate 60th anniversary with trip
Dick and Shirley Cole of Eldridge celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a trip to New Zealand and Australia in November. They … Read More
Births: Myla Rodewald, Scarlett West
Births: Myla Rodewald, Scarlett West Read More
Obituary: Wayne Basting
A benefit and Celebration of Life for Wayne M. Basting, 66, of Davenport, will be held from 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Don’s … Read More
Obituary: Judy Doerscher
Visitation for Judy Monika Doerscher, 60, of Davenport, was held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Bill Paulsen
A funeral Mass for Bill D. Paulsen, 91, of Durant, was held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wilton. … Read More
Obituary: Shirley Shollenberger
A funeral service for Shirley M. Shollenberger, 83, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Marilyn Otts
A funeral service for Marilyn Faith “Sweet Pea” Otts, 82, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Runge … Read More
Death Notice: Charles Tubbs
A funeral service for Charles Russell Tubbs, 92, of Davenport, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Weerts Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Maxine Schwarz
Maxine May Jeanette Schwarz, 87, of Long Grove, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Westwing Place, DeWitt. Honoring her wishes, private … Read More
More local news
Princeton council whittles away at 2020 spending plan Princeton Council members will hold a public hearing on next year’s spending plan at 6 p.m., Feb. 14 as part of their regularly scheduled meeting.
North Scott Chamber hosts session Jan. 17 for small business The North Scott Chamber will help county businesses tap into Iowa’s Targeted Small Business incentives for companies owned by women, minorities or those with disabilities.
Civic Center digital sign gets a second chance Long Grove Civic League members would like to bring their digital sign back, but with restrictions to ease complaints from neighbors about the bright, flashing lights.
Scott County judge rescinds gag order in NSJH gun case A Scott County judge on Wednesday rescinded his order barring news reports from naming the North Scott seventh grader charged with attempted murder for threatening a teacher.
Help plan Eldridge's future The last time Eldridge residents gathered to plan their city’s future, a public pool and a renovated city hall were atop a list of 22 objectives.
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