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West Lake rescuer recognized

Scott County Conservation Board chairman Skip O’Donnell, and director Roger Kean, congratulate County Park Ranger Josh Sabin for rescuing a capsized boater at West Lake Park Aug. 6. Sabin plunged into the lake after an elderly kayaker with no life jacket tipped his boat. His wife on the shoreline alerted Sabin, who removed his duty gear, dove in and pulled the man and boat to safety.

Downtown Eldridge launches Third Fridays this week

Downtown Eldridge continues to get rave reviews for its recent makeover, and now business owners are offering an extra opportunity for residents and visitors to visit the area.

Gary Culver wins NSP Football Contest

Gary Culver of Eldridge was the only one who missed as few as two in Week No. 7 of The North Scott Press Football Contest and won the $50 first prize. Gary Ebelheiser of Ottumwa and Jerry Perrin of Park View won the $25 and $10 second and third prizes with three wrong. Ebelheiser’s tiebreaker of 42 came closest to the total points in Iowa State’s 30-14 win over West Virginia. Perrin’s tiebreaker was 41. Others with three wrong: Lyn Claussen (62) and Scott Lindle (77).
North Scott School Board

See something? Say something

Expect to see more encouragement and opportunities for North Scott students and community members to anonymously report threats.
Eldridge City Council

50 more jobs for Eldridge

The national buyer of a homegrown Eldridge engineering firm promises a $7 million expansion and 50 more jobs.
Long Grove City Council

Two apply to fill Long Grove council vacancy

Two Long Grove residents are interested in filling Al Pawloski’s seat on the city council.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Oct. 17 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Oct. 17 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Oct. 17 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Oct. 17 NSP!
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Sports
Cross Country

Lancer runners will take on loaded 4A field

No one said it was going to be easy, but boy, there’s no question that North Scott’s cross country teams have their work cut out for them at Thursday’s Class 4A district meet.
Cross Country

Lancers score top four

Hope always springs eternal, but in reality, North Scott’s chances of bringing home one, let alone a pair, of Mississippi Athletic Conference championships was a long shot at best.
Volleyball

Tournament ready?

It wasn’t a victory, and they didn’t even win a set, but from all indications it’s all systems go for North Scott as the Lancers hit the Class 4A tournament trail.
Football

TOTAL DOMINATION: Lancers snare playoff berth with 45-7 trouncing of Clippers

It was a good ol’ butt kicking, plain and simple, and one that nobody saw coming.
Opinion
Is there room for virtue and principle in our politics?
The 2002 movie, "The Emperor's Club," didn't receive rave reviews at the time, but I liked it a lot and its return to cable this month … Read More
Hurricane Michael showed no mercy: We are stunned
For the past two summers Beth and I have vacationed in St. Joe’s Beach, Florida, which is directly adjacent to Mexico Beach, and had … Read More
Forums provided space for candidates to be themselves
The Iowa and Illinois governors’ debates made compelling theater, but awful politics. Read More
North Scott twirlers compete at State
Oct. 16, 1968: North Scott’s marching band twirlers competed in the state twirling contest. Nina Mohr, Jackie Blanche, Marijo Ernst … Read More
Is it time to elect Dr. Christopher Peters?
"On Nov. 6, we the voters of Iowa’s District 2 will decide if Congressman Loebsack’s performance during the past 12 years has … Read More
Mental health issues: Supervisor candidate 'gets it'
"I was impressed that Scott County supervisor candidate Ken Croken has the depth of understanding of mental health and disability … Read More
Good things are happening in America
"Just a note to suggest readers with student loan debt check out Commonbond ..." Read More
State representative makes Iowa better
"We need more concerned political leaders like Rep. Mommsen rather than professional politicians and hand shakers that only have their … Read More
I can't wait to vote them out!
"We are fortunate to have a whole slate of excellent candidates this year willing to put people over party ..." Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: David Penick
A funeral service for David E. Penick, 73, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at First Church of the Nazarene, … Read More
Death Notice: Eugene Lightner
A funeral service for Eugene C. "Gene" Lightner, 100, of Bettendorf, will be held at noon on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Rita Banks
A funeral service for Rita Kay Banks, 68, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Visitation will … Read More
Death Notice: Frances Paustian
A funeral service for Frances M. Paustian, 94, of Durant, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Calvary United Methodist Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Ruth Ann Luetje
A private graveside service for Ruth Ann Cheryl Luetje, 81, of Eldridge, will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery at a later … Read More
Death Notice: Richard Wolf
Richard "Dick" Wolf, 86, formerly of Joy, Ill., the Davenport area, and Durant, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Per his wishes, there … Read More
Death Notice: Alverna Rekemeyer
A funeral service for Alverna M. Rekemeyer, 95, Maysville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Bob and Suzy VenHorst mark 50 years of marriage
Robert and Suzy VenHorst of Bettendorf celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5. Read More
Pinters to note 50th anniversary with reception
Marion James “Jim” and Margaret “Lou” Pinter of Princeton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a cake reception. … Read More
Births: Cohen McVey, Seneca Rogers
Births: Cohen McVey, Seneca Rogers Read More
Obituary: Linda Ramp
Linda Ann Ramp, 67, of McCausland, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Monday Oct. 15, at Weerts … Read More
Obituary: Jean Moeller-Ralfs
A funeral Mass for Jean Mary Moeller-Ralfs, 92, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic … Read More
Obituary: Nelda Dice
A funeral service for Nelda N. Dice, 76, a resident of Silvercrest at Garner Farms Senior Living, Davenport, formerly of Blue Grass, … Read More
Obituary: Kaleb Shondel
A private family funeral service was held for Kaleb Matthew Shondel, 21, of Fort Collins, Colo. Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 13, from … Read More
Obituary: Daniel Gullion
A funeral service for Daniel E. Gullion, 58, of Davenport, was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
More local news
Learn about mass shootings World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities and the Bettendorf Public Library are hosting a seminar, “A Criminological Examination of Mass Shootings in America,” with Dr. Grant Tietjen, an associate professor of criminal justice/sociology at St. Ambrose University, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library.
Scholarship fund started to honor former NS principal Linda McClurg A memorial fund has been established with the North Scott Education Foundation by friends of the late North Scott High School Principal Linda McClurg to honor her memory.
Enrollment stays flat at North Scott schools Four fewer students enrolled district-wide in North Scott schools as of Oct. 2, the date Iowa schools record annual enrollment.
NSP, affiliated publications capture 20 national awards With 20 awards between them, The North Scott Press and the affiliated Wilton-Durant Advocate News were two of five Iowa newspapers whose work was recognized among the best in the nation by the National Newspaper Association at its annual Convention and Trade Show Sept. 26-29 at Norfolk, Va.
Kevin Michalek misses two; wins NSP Football Contest A week after eight persons got all the games right, Week No. 6 of the North Scott Press Football Contest got tougher. Kevin Michalek won the $50 first prize with two wrong! Steve Baker of Eldridge won the $25 second prize with three wrong and a tiebreaker of 57 (closest estimate to total points in Wisconsin’s win over Nebraska, which was 65). Nancy Roseman of Eldridge won third and $10 with a tiebreaker of 52. Two others missed three: Sharon Schwarz (48) and Kate Michalek (47).
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