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Volunteers will raise voices to sing 'Messiah' Nov. 25 at Dixon church

Bring your voice to Dixon’s Hope Church for its community choral performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 at the church at 300 Muscatine St., Dixon.

Eldridge recognized for water fluoridation

Five area communities are among 105 recognized by the Iowa Department of Public Health for consistent fluoridation of public water. The health department recognized Eldridge, Tipton, Wilton and Iowa American Water Co. operations in Clinton and Davenport.

Affordable Care Act's open enrollment ends Dec. 15

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period is now open and ends Dec. 15, for Iowans purchasing or changing their ACA individual health coverage to become effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Area churches schedule Thanksgiving services

The annual North Scott Clergy Group ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with Pastor Courtney Dake of Eldridge United Methodist Church preaching. All community members are invited to attend.

A new monument and quilt gift celebrate service

A new stone marks a memorial to Larry Gronewold, killed in the Vietnam War.

New sign on the way for First Central in Eldridge

Look for a new sign soon on First Central State Bank in Eldridge.

'Considerable progress' made on Interstate 74 bridge

The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation announce progress updates and upcoming work for the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge.

The word at North Scott: Student Dictionaries

These students at Alan Shepard Elementary in Long Grove were among 230 fourth-graders in the North Scott district receiving Student Dictionaries this month, thanks to the Rotary Club of North Scott, …
Sports

Baseline testing part of concussion protocol

Tackling techniques and technology are just part of the game plan when it comes to dealing with concussions at North Scott. Detection and treatment are in a whole different playbook, where the baseline concussion-testing program is the most important weapon.
Girls' Basketball

Lady Lancers take to the aisles for Food Cart Race

After having raised nearly $10,000 worth of food over the past four years, North Scott’s girls’ basketball team will again take to the aisles of North Scott Foods Sunday night for their annual Pantry Cart Race.
Volleyball

Emma Powell repeats as first-team all-MAC selection

In somewhat of a surprise, and maybe because the conference is so stacked with individual talent, North Scott junior Emma Powell was the lone Lancer to land a spot on either the first or second all-MAC volleyball teams that were announced last week.
Football

Lancers dominate all-district honors

After outscoring its Class 3A District 5 opponents by an average score of 41-10 —  with most of those points given up by the reserves — it’s no wonder that North Scott dominated the all-district football selections that were announced last week.
Opinion
Watch what he does, not what he says
I met Matt Whitaker, the newly appointed acting Attorney General of the United States, when I made my official visit to the Rotary … Read More
What next, Scott County?
Democrat Brinson Kinzer returns to the Scott County Board inspired and committed to the agendas of two Republicans. Read More
When the doctor says you have Parkinson's Disease
Musician Neil Diamond made his announcement in January. Read More
2013: Wrestling room completed at NS
Nov. 13, 2013: Remodeling of The Pit (gymnasium) and construction on a new wrestling room at North Scott High School were completed … Read More
Think school security rather than safety
"I see North Scott has a school safety committee to address issues with armed intruders and such ..." Read More
Winner needs to serve all, not some
" ... I hope that she re-examines her many state issues and always remembers that she is in Des Moines to serve all Iowans, not just … Read More
North Scott grad teaches journalism at ISU
A newspaper is a community's best friend. It will tell you when something is wrong and then help you fix it. Communities don't solve … Read More
Season-ending loss will not define this Lancer football team
As I walked off the Lancer Stadium field for the final time in 2018, there were a couple of memory clips running through my head … Read More
Long Grove Lions chartered 40 years ago
Nov. 9, 1978: Several residents of the Long Grove area met and organized the first Long Grove Lions Club. Dan Nagle was elected … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: JoAnn Stoefen
JoAnn Bernice Stoefen, 81, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Per her wishes, no visitation or services are planned. Interment will be in the … Read More
Death Notice: Ida Hicks Iske Sovey
A celebration of life service for Ida Hicks Iske Sovey, 87, of Moline, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Edgewood Baptist … Read More
Shaw-Meyer vows exchanged in Minnesota
Sara Beth Shaw and Casey Richard Meyer, both of Lakeville, Minn., were married June 1, 2018, at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Minn. … Read More
Keppys celebrated 60th anniversary in Germany
In October, Allen and Donna Keppy took a trip to Stuttgart, Germany, to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11. The … Read More
Birth: Beatrice Wallace
Steve and Jessica Wallace of Mount Vernon are the parents of a daughter born at 12:51 a.m. Oct. 20, 2018, at The University of Iowa … Read More
Obituary: Erica Reed
Erica Reed’s sweet spirit has gone to make heaven even more beautiful. Read More
Obituary: Sally Jacobsen
Sally I. Jacobsen, age 63, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday Nov. 10, 2018, at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport. Funeral services … Read More
Obituary: Frank Anderson
Frank E. Anderson, 78, of Donahue, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at his home. Read More
Obituary: Melvin Grubbs
A celebration of life service for Melvin L. Grubbs Jr., 57, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Mississippi … Read More
Obituary: Darlene Walter
A funeral service for Darlene P. Walter, 79, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Donald Turkal
A private family service will be held for Donald Turkal, 75, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with … Read More
Death Notice: Carroll Pitt
A memorial service for Carroll L. "Bud" Pitt, 80, of Bettendorf, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Donald Turkal
A private family service will be held for Donald Turkal, 75, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with … Read More
Death Notice: Frank Anderson
A memorial visitation for Frank E. Anderson, 78, of Donahue, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Esterdahl Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Sally Jacobsen
A funeral service for Sally I. Jacobsen, 63, of Dixon, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. Paul's United Church of … Read More
More local news
Lost Grove Acres adds $12m to Princeton tax base Development of Lost Grove Acres added $12.13 million in assessed value to Princeton over the past decade.
North Scott students head off to Opus While North Scott High School students will be making a big splash at this week's Iowa State Music Festival, the same is true for junior high and freshman vocalists.
Natalie is finalist for all-state soloist North Scott senior Natalie Romanick will be making her third appearance as a member of the All-State Chorus, and this year could be more special than the previous two.
Schools create special ed advisory panel North Scott schools are looking for parents and community members to form the first special education advisory group.
Bill Reid wins Week No. 11 in NSP Football Contest Two of the 145 entrants in Week No. 11 of the North Scott Press Football Contest had all except one of the 17 picks right, and the wrong pick for both was Northwestern’s win over Iowa. Bill Reid took first place prize of $50 with a tiebreaker of 45 (total points in Iowa State’s 28-14 win over Baylor, which was 45). Second and $25 was won by Robert Gill, Jr., with a tiebreaker of 62.
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