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Sixth Grade Field Day results

Each year fifth and sixth-grade students from across the North Scott School District gather at Lancer Stadium for the annual Field Days competition. Students participate in a variety of events at the day-long activity, and it’s a great opportunity to get to know students from other school.

Residents receive Medicaid cards

Residents on Medicare will soon be getting a surprise letter from the U.S. Government: a new Medicare ID card.

QC Advanced Toastmasters host Aug. 18 open house in Eldridge

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the Quad Cities Advanced Toastmasters Club will host a free open house at the Scott County Library for people to learn how this organization can help anyone hone communication and leadership skills.
North Scott School Board

New students push Armstrong, Shepard class sizes

Just a few new kindergarten students are putting pressure on Neil Armstrong and Alan Shepard elementary class sizes, which may reach 26 or more.
Princeton City Council

Princeton seeks $75K for Dollar General

Princeton council members will meet 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 to consider spending $75,000 in city savings to complete a water pipe loop to the new Dollar General Store, which opened earlier this month without water service.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Aug. 15 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Aug. 15 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Aug. 15 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Aug. 15 NSP!

State Fair highlights on IPTV

Iowa Public Television has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 48 years and will again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair.
Sports

Pickleball stars

Just four days after attending the Youth Pickleball Camp sponsored by the Eldridge Park Board, North Scott Junior High students Anthony Maldonado and Cale Curry headed off to Des Moines to compete in the 2018 AAU Junior Olympics Pickleball Tournament at the Iowa Events Center on Tuesday, July 31.
Volleyball

Season opener is Tuesday

North Scott will open the 2018 season Tuesday night by hosting Clinton. Coach Allie Miguel said that if her team wants to contend for the MAC title, they need to be ready to roll.
Football

Football scrimmage set for Friday

North Scott will unofficially kick off the 2018 football season Friday night with a preseason scrimmage against Burlington in Lancer Stadium.
Boys' Golf

Collin Ellis takes over the Lancer reins

There’s a new but familiar face atop the scorecard of North Scott’s boys’ golf program, and he comes with a whole lot of course cred.
Opinion
Take no delight, please, when the president bashes the press
This week, The North Scott Press joins newspapers across the U.S. that are speaking out against the drum roll of "the news media is … Read More
North Scott Night Out unites, remembers and celebrates
When 2,000 people do anything in Scott County, it’s news. Read More
A letter to my baby as she starts kindergarten
OK, so maybe you aren’t quite a baby anymore. Every time I blink – you get bigger. And every time I pause for a moment, you are … Read More
25 years ago: Lancer softball team captured state championship
Aug. 11, 1993: The North Scott Lancer softball team, coached by Dennis Johnson and assisted by Bob Rhinehart, came home from the state … Read More
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I am … Read More
National Night Out a 'WOW!'
"It was emotional to see so many people united for our cause. We live in a great community and when you really look at the word … Read More
What do conservatives stand for?
"Voting for Democrats this mid-term is the only way to send a message to the Family Values Party. Not to put Democrats in charge, but … Read More
'A Thousand Points of Light' make America great
A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has … Read More
The place for citizen leadership is rural Scott County
If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Catherine Bentley
Catherine "Cathy" Bentley, 71, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and a private memorial … Read More
Death Notice: Sally Ewoldt
A memorial service for Sally Ann Parker Craig Ewoldt, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at First Presbyterian Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Edward Bernauer
A funeral service for Edward A. Bernauer Sr., 80, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Ruth Siebke to celebrate 90th birthday
Ruth Siebke will celebrate her 90th birthday with a luncheon on Aug. 26. Relatives and friends may call at Calvary United Methodist … Read More
Sam and Karen Roberts note 50th anniversary
Sam and Karen Roberts of Elgin, Iowa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in August. Well-wishes may … Read More
Obituary: Janice Housman
Janice Marlene Housman, 81, of Moline, formerly of Pleasant Valley, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Read More
Engelbart-Humlick vows to be said Aug. 25
Amy Lynne Engelbart and Ryan Dean Humlick will be united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello. … Read More
Arleen Brus to note 90th birthday with open house
Arleen Brus of Walcott will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Aug. 19. All friends and relatives are invited to call … Read More
Birth: Addison Meyer
Andrew and Laura Meyer of DeWitt are the parents of a daughter born at 3:53 a.m. July 12, 2018, at The University of Iowa Hospitals & … Read More
Obituary: Henry Blake
A funeral service for Henry Blake, 91, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 (today), in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Ralph Tomlinson
A funeral service for Ralph G. Tomlinson, 89, of Wilton, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. … Read More
Obituary: Miriam Holden
A funeral service for Miriam B. Holden, 97, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Shirley Mericle
A memorial service for Shirley Ann Mericle, 79, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott, was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the … Read More
Obituary: Lynn Volkert-Wacker
A memorial service for Lynn A. Volkert-Wacker, 70, of Blue Grass, was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Tri State Community Church, … Read More
Obituary: Peggy Rochau-Frett
A visitation for Peggy Jo Rochau-Frett, 60, of Davenport, was held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, … Read More
More local news
Success Fair for veterans Aug. 14 at St. Ambrose IowaWORKS, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and St. Ambrose University will host the first Quad-Cities Success Fair to assist veterans, transitioning soldiers and the community in finding employment, resources and education opportunities.
Author to speak at LeClaire Linda Betsinger McCann will be speaking on her newest book,  “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southeast Iowa,” at the LeClaire Library on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 am. Everyone is invited and there is no admission charge.
Sen. Ernst rep to visit library U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s office will hold traveling office hours in August. Her regional director will be available to assist Iowans with problems or questions about eligibility involving issues like social security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues and other federal programs.
Friends of Eldridge Library to host quilt trip The Friends of the Eldridge Library is sponsoring a trip to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison on Friday, Sept. 7. Travel will be chartered by motor coach, and space is still available.
Former North Scott teacher named ‘4-H Alum of the Day’ at Iowa State Fair Each day, one 4-H alum is recognized at the Iowa State Fair for his or her dedication to 4-H and to their communities. On Friday, Aug. 17, former North Scott Junior High home ec teacher Janelle Stephens will be the honoree. As “4-H Alum of the Day,” she will be recognized on stage at noon in the 4-H Exhibits Building.
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