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Alliant plans brief Sunday power outage in Eldridge

Alliant Energy is planning a 10-minute power outage in the east part of Eldridge 4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, to finish repairs from Tuesday’s storm.

A big night for 4-H'ers

It was cold and windy outside the Starlite Ballroom on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26, but there was plenty of warmth inside as 4-H’ers from across Scott County gathered for the 4-H Annual Family Fun Night.

Documentary tells impact of African-Americans

Iowa Public Television is releasing an updated version of its 1994 documentary that explores the impact of African-Americans in Iowa history.

No change in Iowa’s unemployment rate

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in December.

Eldridge audit released

Miner, Gilroy and Meade, Certified Public Accountants, PC, released an audit report on the City of Eldridge, Iowa.

Three promoted by First Central

First Central State Bank the promotions of Matt McGuire, Caleb Jacobi and Carrie Carter this week.

First Central merges with Clinton's Gateway State Bank

The merger of Gateway State Bank in Clinton and First Central State Bank in DeWitt was announced on Feb. 4 by president/CEO Brigham Tubbs.

Gretchen Hoft spells a winner

The competition was fierce on Tuesday, Dec. 18 when top spellers from across the North Scott School District gathered for the annual District Spelling Bee at North Scott High School.
Sports
Wrestling

Lancers advance six to quarterfinals

When North Scott’s wrestling team went to bed Wednesday night, on the eve of what just might be the biggest day of the season, sleep didn’t come easy for some of the Lancers.
Girls' Basketball

'Let's have some fun' – Lancers ready to rock their way to Des Moines

It’s all systems go for North Scott’s girls’ basketball team. The foot is on the gas, the Lancers have the green light, and it’s time to roll into the Class 4A post-season Promised Land.
Wrestling

'We just need to stay focused. It's going to be exciting'

With eight wrestlers packing their bags for Des Moines, North Scott will be heading west with high hopes of once again cracking the state tournament top 10.
Wrestling

Eight is Great: Lewis, McCabe, Matthaidess and Connor claim district titles

There’s nothing like a district wrestling tournament that vividly showcases both ends of the “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” spectrum, and North Scott had the emotional gamut covered on Saturday at Bettendorf.
Opinion
'Be the Inspiration'
Despite weather that makes it hard to make plans more than a day in advance, some 750 newspaper professionals and journalism students … Read More
1979: Long Grove Lions receive charter
Feb. 15, 1979: The newly formed Long Grove Lions Club received its charter during a special banquet at St. Ann’s Center, rural Long … Read More
Bra donations bring freedom and hope to trafficking survivors
A woman’s bra is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering ways to empower survivors of human trafficking. Yet this … Read More
Adolescent exam involves more than a stethoscope
Teenagers rarely come to the doctor’s office unless they have strep throat, cough, or an injury. Read More
House and Senate leaders agree on school funding
The House Majority has continually made Iowa’s K-12 schools one of our top priorities every year. Read More
Champions for 4-H appreciated
"We appreciate Scott, Terry and Joy for being such champions of 4-H, and thank you also to all of the many, many other people and … Read More
Don't divide the vote and re-elect Trump
"Now we have Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, wanting to run for president, and he has decided that he’ll run as an independent … Read More
Life is different when there is no mail
The people who work at the U.S. Postal Service's Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) for the Rock Island region, which is located south of … Read More
A new level of harsh
Even the coldest, snowiest January in history ends familiarly. Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Larry Daufeldt
A funeral service for Larry L. Daufeldt, 74, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Debra Friederichs
A memorial service celebrating the life of Debra Sue Friederichs of Mission, Kan., will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at … Read More
Death Notice: Lyle Mumm
A memorial service for Lyle Norman Mumm, 72, of Fort Dodge, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Timothy Lawlor
A memorial service for Timothy G. Lawlor, 67, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Holy Family Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Gary Mehrens
A funeral service for Gary L. Mehrens, 69, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Bentley Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Michelle Ayers
A funeral service for Michelle Marie Ayers, 46, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Dorothy Musal to note 90th birthday with open house
Dorothy Musal of LeClaire will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Sunday, Feb. 17. All friends and relatives are … Read More
Obituary: David Riessen
David J. Riessen, age 61, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center … Read More
Obituary: Betty Belter
A graveside funeral service for Betty L. Belter, 92, of Davenport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Davenport … Read More
Obituary: Phyllis Feddersen
A funeral service for Phyllis J. McLaughlin Richardson Feddersen, 91, of East Moline, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the … Read More
Obituary: John Langrehr
A funeral service for Rev. John D. Langrehr, 81, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Arnold Newsum
Arnold J. Newsum, 88, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at his home in Davenport.  Visitation was held 4 to 7 p.m., … Read More
Death Notice: Raymond Shubat
A funeral service for Raymond C. Shubat, 77, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Betty Belter
A graveside funeral service for Betty L. Belter, 92, of Davenport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Davenport … Read More
Death Notice: David Riessen
A funeral service for David J. Riessen, 61, of Ida Grove, Iowa, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, … Read More
More local news
Nominate a young leader for Jaycees awards Each year, the Jaycees of the Quad Cities honors local community members who are making a positive impact. This year, the annual Community Awards Banquet will take place at the Jaycees Hall on Friday, March 22, at 2940 Brady St., Davenport, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour and musical entertainment. Dinner and awards will start at 6:30 p.m.
NSP's Ridolfi will be World Affairs Conference panelist The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities presents a panel discussion on fake news, 7-8;30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Bettendorf Public Library.
Persistence brings end to diseased ash in eight months Private tree-trimming crews on Friday felled the first diseased ash tree to be ruled a nuisance under Eldridge’s updated ordinance.
Park View district plans spending hike Park View Sanitary Sewer District trustees seek public input 6:30 p.m., Feb. 20 on a 2019-20 budget that draws on reserves and rate hikes to nearly double expenditures.
Scott County adds building permit fees for subcontractors Scott County will now require building permits from plumbing, electrical and other subcontractors, instead of only requiring a permit from a general contractor.
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