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Iowa Department of Revenue helps you prepare for tax time

With tax filing season upon us, the Iowa Department of Revenue is reminding Iowans of the many resources available and recent changes at the Department that can assist taxpayers with filing their tax return.

DeWitt Operahouse feels love from community

Did you know February is “Love Your Theater Month?”

Congressman’s rep to visit

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff, Brian Kramer, at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 2-3 p.m. to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend.

'Power Frauen exhibit opens Feb. 29 at GAHC

The new exhibit, “Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream,” will open with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center, Davenport. There will be live music by Liv Carrow, appetizers provided by Crane & Pelican, and wine provided by The Grape Life.

Future Ready Iowa intern applications open until March 11

Employers, non-profit groups, and educational institutions are encouraged to apply for Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Program grants, a funding opportunity to place youth at risk of not graduating high school in internships primarily in high-demand career fields. The State of Iowa has appropriated $250,000 to support the Summer Youth Intern program. The application period opened Feb. 11 and closes March 11.

Students pledge to resist drugs, alcohol

Parents, grandparents and other invited guests sat quietly in the Neil Armstrong Elementary gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 22, while in front of them more than 50 sixth-grade students were honored for their pledges to resist the temptations of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

Long Grove illuminates

Joe Zrostlik wasn't sure what he would do with the old Long Grove City Hall building he bought from the city. But he knows he wants it to evoke memories of the city's history.
Princeton City Council

Princeton hangs on to fire truck a big longer

Princeton's fire department will hang on to its 35-year-old tanker truck a bit longer.
Sports

Shooting free throws with Knights of Columbus

Seven boys and girls were named Council & District champions of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held at Alan Shepard Elementary on Feb. 1.
Bowling

Herrington, McCabe pace NS girls to Clinton title

The Lancers prepped for Tuesday's Class 2A regional meet at Cedar Rapids by heading north for Saturday’s Clinton Invitational, and it was worth the trip.
Boys' Basketball

Lancers clinch title with victory over Davenport North

Games like this are what championships are made of.
Boys' Basketball

THREE-PEAT: North Scott rules supreme in the MAC for fifth time in seven years

At what point does the Mississippi Athletic Conference just decide to permanently engrave “North Scott” on the championship trophy?
Opinion
Our turn to pay it forward
Another week with more opinions of others than our own on these editorial pages – which makes us happy. It's a sign of a healthy … Read More
Video featured founder Jacob Eldridge
Feb. 22, 1995: A short film promoting the North Scott School District debuted to rave reviews from local residents. Kevin Lindaman … Read More
Senate votes $90 million for schools
One of the first things we did during our fifth week in the Senate was pass our education funding bills, Senate File 2164 and Senate … Read More
Preparing for spring 2020 floods
The Iowa House of Representatives held its first floor debate of the session this week, passing several critical pieces of legislation … Read More
Democrats' claims of underfunding of K-12 education are not true
This week, the House debated and passed out the K-12 funding proposal from House Republicans, following through on the promise to take … Read More
North Scott's best fan ever
"Many of the North Scott kids over the 46 years and thousands of miles will remember Sue McBride – the best fan ever. Rest in peace, … Read More
County needs help, too: Urge action to stop factory farm expansion
"Rep. Paustian must assign this bill to a subcommittee so it has a chance to be discussed. We can’t begin to fix a problem if we … Read More
YMCA is a good thing for all of us
"I congratulate everyone who has worked hard to bring this to a vote, and I encourage everyone to vote Yes ..." Read More
Vote YES for NS, Eldridge measures
"The voters of North Scott schools and city of Eldridge are evaluating a transformative project that not only brings the potential of … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Deloris Blake
A Funeral Mass for Deloris Mary Blake, 89, of rural Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Our Lady of Victory … Read More
Death Notice: Marjorie Tubbs
A memorial service for Marjorie Georgia Tubbs, 92, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Gloira Bein Neckerman
A memorial service for Gloria Bein Neckermann, 86, of Atlanta, Ga., will be held in Durant at a later date. Read More
Death Notice: Shirley Danforth
A funeral service for Shirley Harris Danforth, 84, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga, Ill. … Read More
Death Notice: Irma Peitscher
A funeral service for Irma Georgianne Peitscher, 90, of Davenport, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Cunnick-Collins … Read More
Butlett-Huber vows said Nov. 15 in Rock Island
Nicole Butlett of Eldridge and Jacob Huber of Bettendorf were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 2019, in an evening ceremony at Black … Read More
Zimmers celebrate 60 years of marriage
David and Betty Zimmer of Long Grove will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a church service. They will mark the occasion … Read More
Birth: Olivia Smith
Quentin and Samantha (Cronkleton) Smith of Donahue are the parents of a daughter born at 8:09 p.m. Feb. 4, 2020, at Trinity … Read More
Obituary: Sue McBride
Suzanne “Sue” McBride, 72, of Donahue, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in … Read More
Obituary: Karen Collins
Karen Collins of Eldridge, died Feb. 12, 2020, at home surrounded by family, after a fight with Alzheimer’s. Read More
Obituary: Kay Artes
Kathleen (Kay) Artes, 99, of Britt, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in … Read More
Obituary: Kenneth Bachus
Kenneth C. Bachus, age 91, passed away at the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Funeral services will be held on … Read More
Obituary: Rosemary Eklund
A funeral service for Rosemary Claire Eklund, 87, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Feb. 17, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Melba Peterson
A funeral service for Melba Ruth Peterson, 99, formerly of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Wanda Wriedt
A funeral service for Wanda M. Wriedt, 86, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
More local news
Eldridge moves March meetings to 9th and 30th to finalize budget Eldridge council members delayed March meetings so they’ll have YMCA referenda results before making next year’s spending decisions.
Long Grove faces decision on subdivision drainage Long Grove council members have to decide if stormwater tiling is sufficient to let Dale Grunwald resume selling homes in his Winfield Estates Third Addition.
SECC secures five tower sites Scott County Emergency Communications system upgrade has secured five tower sites and expects to begin building the $300,000 to $400,000 towers on four of them as part of the county’s $12.6 million upgrade.
Dems' Donahue caucus settled with coin toss Add Donahue to the handful of Iowa communities that decided caucus results with a coin toss.
YMCA draws 1,600 early ballots Early balloting in the YMCA referenda could top 1,600, which already is about as high as the turnout in the last school board election.
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