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Out of school artists

So, with school not in session, what are students doing with their time? North Scott juniors Reagan Schoening (l) and Madison Wiebel decided to relieve the boredom and sharpen their artistic skills by creating this chalk "masterpiece" on the sidewalk leading up to Madison's front door at 211 S. Tombergs Dr. in Eldridge.
Eldridge City Council

Quarantine hits seven Eldridge workers

Seven Eldridge employees who enjoyed spring break vacations out of state returned to face a two-week quarantine order imposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds during their absence.

Quarantine creates new routines for family and pets

Jayson and Joleen Newman, along with their kids, Kendal, Kinsey and Kaycee, aren’t taking the quarantine sitting down.
Election 2020

County GOP objects to Dickmann's supervisor bid

A panel of Scott County elected leaders will determine if Maria Dickmann can force a Republican primary for county supervisor.

Iowa 4-H cancels fair livestock weigh ins

The good news for Scott County 4-H’ers is that as of now, the Mississippi Valley Fair is still a go. The not-so-good news is that Iowa 4-H has cancelled all livestock weigh-ins across the state.

Riverboat Development Authority speeds up cycle; awards $215,680 emergency grants

The Regional Development Authority approved 10 emergency grants totaling $215,680 to support local nonprofit organizations’ response to the pandemic.

$2.5 million requested; Community Foundation of the Quad Cities awards $350,402

The first grants from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund to support the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded. Since opening the grant program last week, nearly 70 nonprofits have requested upwards of $2.5 million in support.

Pools, salons, fitness centers ordered closed through April 7

The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed by Gov. Reynolds on March 26 extends the closure of all fitness centers, swimming pools, salons, tattoo establishments and tanning facilities until 11:59 p.m. on April 7.

Champions in Bettendorf

The North Scott Lancers fourth-grade boys' basketball team captured first place in the Bettendorf tournament on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Boys' Basketball

Ty Anderson named first-team all-state

In what was considered to be a slam-dunk by most North Scott fans, Lancer senior Ty Anderson was selected as a Class 4A first-team all-stater by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
Girls' Basketball

More honors for Boffeli and the Cases

The post-season honors continue to roll in for members of North Scott's state championship girls' basketball team, as the Lancers were well represented when the Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its all-state teams last week.
Boys' Basketball

Anderson, Kilburg named first-team all-MAC

Just as expected, North Scott seniors Ty Anderson and Sam Kilburg were first-team selections when the Mississippi Athletic Conference honor teams were announced last week.
Our kids and grandkids will pay for coronavirus fix
As I was working with the CPA who does our taxes late last week – sadly, not in person but by phone and documents scanned and sent … Read More
Stay positive and we'll all get through this together
Week 2, or is it Week 3, of the Great COVID-19 Pandemic. The days seem to run together as we continue to navigate these uncharted … Read More
1970: Teacher pay at issue at North Scott
April 1, 1970: The North Scott School Board discussed base teacher salaries for the 1970-1971 school year. Proposed amounts were … Read More
Congressman comments on $2.2-trillion aid package
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement March 27 after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic … Read More
Resources available from the state
When the legislature took a 30-day pause, we granted Gov. Kim Reynolds temporary powers to mitigate the spread of the novel … Read More
Access to public information vital
The news that the State Capitol was closing to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak was just one in a stream of emails from … Read More
What family and friends mean to us
"It is times like this that we all realize how much family and friends mean to us ..." Read More
Sorting wheat from chaff on 'information overload'
At some time in the future, somebody will look at The NSP's archives to see how the people of this community, at this moment, fared … Read More
Making sense of an ever-changing world
These are definitely trying times, and at least for the time being, a new normal. Read More
Death Notice: Beatrice Broadenaux
Beatrice Broadenaux, 69, of Davenport, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A private service for immediate family only will be held Friday, … Read More
Betty Auliff celebrating 80th birthday
Betty Auliff of Eldridge will mark her 80th birthday on April 6. A celebration will be held at a later date with family. Read More
June Petersen to note 100th birthday with card shower
June Petersen is celebrating her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 14, with a card shower. Cards can be sent to June Petersen, Senior … Read More
Laings to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house
Mike and Marlo Laing of Riverside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house. The party that had been planned … Read More
Barr-Campbell celebration postponed
Due to COVID-19 regulations, Sam and Isaac are no longer able to have a public wedding and reception. A small, private ceremony will … Read More
Obituary: Joan Vanover
Joan Vanover, 83, of Davenport, passed away on March 15, 2020. Private services will be held. Memorials may be directed to Risen … Read More
Obituary: Dorothy Andresen
A private family funeral service was held for Dorothy Jean Andresen, 92, of Davenport. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. … Read More
Obituary: Edward Marple
A memorial service for Edward Marple, 64, of Pleasant Valley, that had been scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. A date will be … Read More
Death Notice: Joan Vanover
Private funeral services will be held for Joan Vanover, 83, of Davenport. The Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family … Read More
Barr-Campbell vows to be exchanged April 4
Samantha Barr of DeWitt and Isaac Campbell of Anamosa are engaged to be married. Read More
Frazier anniversary party cancelled
The anniversary party for Carl and Jan Frazier that had been scheduled for March 21 has been canceled due to health concerns. Read More
Births: Oliver Kirby
Christopher and Lindsey Kirby of Camanche are the parents of a son born at 2:57 p.m. Feb. 29, 2020, at Genesis East Medical Center, … Read More
Obituary: David Fairweather
David G. Fairweather, 79, of Bettendorf, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Cremation rites were … Read More
Obituary: Mary Ann Kelly
Mary Ann (Shannon) Kelly, 62, of Eldridge, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center, after a short battle with lung … Read More
Obituary: Richard Wick
A funeral service for Richard Hookom Wick, 99, of Mount Union, was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Elliott Chapel, New London. … Read More
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Inspections suspended Effective March 20, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA), temporarily suspended all routine inspections of hotels, home bakeries, and food establishments, including restaurants, bars and food trucks.
Iowa unemployment claims soar due to COVID-19 The number of initial claims filed between Sunday, March 15, and Saturday, March 21, (the first time period that reflects the increased number of claims filed related to COVID-19, including the broader group of individuals eligible for claims due to the virus) was 40,952.
NS schools report one infected staffer A North Scott school employee’s positive COVID-19 test nearly two weeks ago poses little threat to other district staff or the community, Superintendent Joe Stutting said Monday.
'Giving people what they want' leads to date at White House for Kardels For Ron Kardel and his late father, H.A., a prominent cattle feeder from rural Walcott, it was about giving consumers what they wanted back in 1979.
21,000 turkeys a day West Liberty Foods started as a business of 47 farm families. Almost a quarter-century later, it continues as a family business, although the turkey processing plant in West Liberty could be called anything but a small family business.