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Ace Hardware supports veterans

Thanks to Ace Hardware stores such as Jerry’s Ace Hardware in Eldridge, the VFW and Ace Hardware are honoring veterans with one million American Flags.

Two are tabbed for Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary sends girls that have completed their junior year in high school every year to Girls State. Girls State is an inspirational, educational, fun and life-changing experience for young women. The programs objective is to develop leadership skills, confidence, and action-based understanding of the governmental process. The American Legion Auxiliary believes that educating youth about the basic ideals and principles of government will help ensure our democracy’s survival. This year the Walcott American Legion Auxiliary is proud to be sending two very strong young women.

Scott groups plan Memorial Day activities

As the summer season prepares to kick-off, Americans will pause this Monday and honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Donahue business to be featured on IPTV

Miss Effie’s in Donahue will be featured on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Ingredient” series on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. This episode features delicious destinations in Iowa.

Two from North Scott honored for service by Iowa Special Olympics

Special Olympics Iowa honored its Outstanding Athlete, Coach and Family of the Year award winners during the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies presented by Hy-Vee May 17 at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum.

Grace Coffman chosen by Donahue Legion to attend Girls State

The Auxiliary Unit of the Larry M. Gronewold American Legion Post in Donahue has chosen Grace Coffman to attend this year’s Girls State session in June on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines. Girls State is a learning-by-doing government experience from the local level to the state level.

Blood drive at library May 31

Join the Eldridge Lions Club’s May 31 blood drive at the Scott County Library in Eldridge.

Matthew Mize achieves Eagle Scout honor

Matthew Mize, an eighth-grader at North Scott Junior High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 203, was recognized during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony on Sunday, May 20, at North Ridge Community Church for earning Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Sports
Girls' Golf

North Scott golfers finish seventh at regionals

It was a tough day for North Scott’s girls’ golf team on Monday as they put the wraps on the season with a seventh-place finish at the Class 3A regional tournament in Dubuque.
Girls' Tennis

NS netters wrap up 2018 season

North Scott girls’ tennis coach Heidi Wilmott wasn’t letting a disappointing season ruin her outlook.
Girls' Soccer

This is what we’ve been waiting for

The time is now.
Boys' Soccer

Lancers fail to seal the substate deal

Really, could it have ended any other way?
Opinion
Ruling leaves door open for betting on high school sports
The U.S. Supreme Court last week on a vote of 6-3 said individual states can decide whether to allow bets to be placed on amateur … Read More
No doubts about telling Cailynn's amazing story
If ever I had any doubts about telling Cailynn Garnica’s story, they were wiped clean with a 15-minute visit to North Scott Junior … Read More
Say Thank You to a teacher
Here are some scratches from an old reporters’ notepad: Read More
Donahue welcomed a paved road
May 22, 1968: A crowd of approximately 420 Donahue residents celebrated the completion of the newly paved street into town. Read More
Looking out for Iowans after the session
The 2018 legislative session wrapped up on May 5. I have been listening to folks in my district who are looking for real solutions to … Read More
We must support the most vulnerable
"This country’s laws and biases perpetuate the mass incarceration of non-whites for nonviolent drug crimes that has the pernicious … Read More
Vote for a 'true Republican' for Congress
"If you are a part of the silent majority who elected President Trump, then Ginny Caligiuri is the write-in candidate to vote for in … Read More
Will you go to Heaven when you die?
"If you are uncertain you will go to heaven when you die and therefore it follows have a dread of dying, Jesus Christ is the anchor … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Clarice Fisher-Taylor
A funeral service for Clarice Fisher-Taylor, 90, of Rock Island, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Edgewood Baptist Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Tillie Lopez
A funeral service for Tillie Mary Lopez, 93, of Sterling, Ill., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Lois Lundvall
A funeral service for Lois B. Lundvall, 103, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Friday, May 25, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Millers to mark 50 years of marriage with June 3 open house
Duane and Lynda Miller of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on June 3. Friends and relatives … Read More
Dorothy Kroeger to note 90th birthday with open house on June 2
Dorothy M. Kroeger, 4502 Elmore Ave., Apt. 153, Davenport, IA 52807, will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 31. A reception will be … Read More
Obituary: Anne Kirby
A Celebration of Life for Anne Kirby, 54, of LeClaire, will be held Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. at Princeton Boll’s … Read More
Obituary: Carol Denger
Carol (Ann) Denger, 74, of Davenport, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Genesis West. A … Read More
Obituary: Maurice Tinnes
A funeral service for Maurice Nicholas Tinnes, 97, of Davenport, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Faith United Church of … Read More
Obituary: Jeffrey Hendricks
A funeral service for Jeffrey Alan Hendricks, 53, of Camanche, formerly of Long Grove, was held at noon on Monday, May 14, at the … Read More
Obituary: Rhonda Edler
A memorial service for Rhonda R. Edler, 68, of East Moline, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Barbara Smith
A funeral service for Barbara A. Smith, 85, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Walter and Alice Bequeaith
A memorial service for Walter and Alice Bequeaith will be held at noon on Saturday, May 26, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Anne Kirby
A celebration of life service for Anne Kirby, 54, of LeClaire, will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Boll's … Read More
Death Notice: Rhonda Edler
A memorial service for Rhonda R. Edler, 68, of East Moline, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Per … Read More
Death Notice: Barbara Smith
A funeral service for Barbara A. Smith, 85, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
More local news
Loebsack, Peters on ballots for rematch of 2016 race Loebsack and Peters face off again for US Congress.
Scott County's contested primary races: Democratic candidates for Scott County Board of Supervisors Democratic candidates for Scott County Board of Supervisors – Ken Croken, Rogers Kirk, Brinson Kinzer, Marvin Platt
Scott County's contested primary races: Democratic candidates for county treasurer Democratic candidates for Scott County Treasurer – Jane Duax and Tom Engelmann
Scott County's contested primary races: Republican candidates for county treasurer Republican candidates for Scott County Treasurer - Mike Fennelly and Greg Guy
View the Eldridge Police report from the May 23 NSP! View the Eldridge Police report from the May 23 NSP!
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