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World Food Prize ceremony to be broadcast on IPTV

Iowa Public Television will provide live coverage of The World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be broadcast on statewide Iowa Public Television and will be livestreaming at Iptv.org and on YouTube. The broadcast will repeat Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

Cinnamon Ridge serves up another big donation

More than 1,000 people attended the Lunch on the Farm event at Cinnamon Ridge dairy north of Donahue in June.

Trapper workshop Oct. 26 in northeast Iowa

Four beginning trapper workshops are scheduled by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in October. Participants can expect to learn the basics of trapping, proper gear, skinning/fur handling methods, trap types and more.

Loebsack rep sets Eldridge visit for Oct. 22

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff, Brian Kramer, at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, Oct. 22 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.

Service academy nominations deadline is Oct. 31

Congressman Dave Loebsack’s office is now accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies. Each year, Loebsack may nominate up to 10 Iowans for each the four military service academies, with the final selection for admission made by the individual Academy. Applications are due to Loebsack’s office no later than Oct. 31, 2019.

Eldridge rearms with help from Lewis Machine & Tool

Eldridge police officer Andrew Lellig hopes he never has to draw his new LMT semi-automatic rifle.
Eldridge City Council

Council votes 'no' on more condos

The future of Blackhawk Trail and South 16th Avenue remains for commercial development after Eldridge council members on Monday declined a developer’s request to rezone a 3.19-acre lot for 32 new condo units.

Trey Fedderson wins NSP football contest

Trey Fedderson of Eldridge missed one to take the $50 first prize in week No. 5 of The North Scott Press Football Contest. His only miss in 17 games was Central DeWitt’s near upset of Davenport Assumption.
Sports
Cross Country

NS runners looking for mental edge

It’s gut-check time. The end-of-the-season finish line is in sight. Goals have long been established, and now it’s time to make them come to fruition.
Boys' Golf

NS finishes strong; Zach just misses state bid

A couple strokes here and a couple strokes there. That’s all that stood between North Scott and a spot in this weekend’s Class 4A state golf meet.
Volleyball

Lancers keep MAC hopes alive

The brooms came out of the closet. A little bit of revenge was extracted, and North Scott’s volleyball team kept its Mississippi Athletic Conference title hopes alive.
Football

Lancers lock in! Roll past Liberty

One game doesn’t necessarily constitute a turnaround, but all signs are pointing in the right direction for North Scott.
Opinion
School district shares election day with cities
The Iowa Legislature made two changes to the school board election laws since 2009. Neither, in my view, was for the better. Read More
Erickson tributes top trip down journalism memory lane
I time traveled last week and didn’t care for it much. Read More
1994: MidAmerican Energy created
Oct. 5, 1994: Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company moved forward with a planned merger with Midwest Resources, Inc. The merger … Read More
Fall in love all over again!
Love is mysterious, full of beauty, and can leave us breathless in wonder and often love can start with a song. A melody on a romantic … Read More
DNR is improving life for Iowans
"The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been busy fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure … Read More
A candidate who can get things done
"Please consider voting for Christina McDonough for Princeton City Council on Nov. 5 ..." Read More
A lot of really good things happening
" ... These are three wonderful topics that should make all of us realize there is A LOT of really good things happening in our … Read More
Healthcare: Think big and embrace change
"The simple fact is you cannot guarantee quality affordable healthcare while protecting unlimited profits for insurance companies, … Read More
What has happened to our democracy?
"Please help restore my belief that most Americans want the best for the people of this country – peace, security and a democracy … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Richard Vens
A funeral service for Richard Donald Vens, 93, of Wheatland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at SS Philip & James … Read More
Death Notice: Kenneth Quinn
A funeral service for Kenneth Alley Quinn, 94, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Dennis Hoffnagle
A celebration of life service for Dennis C. Hoffnagle, 90, of Davenport, will be held at a later date. Per his wishes, the rite of … Read More
Olive-Ciampi vows to be exchanged Oct. 19
Emily Olive of Dixon and Eric Ciampi of Westford, Mass., are engaged to be married. Read More
Ruby Ferris to celebrate 90th birthday with open house
Ruby (Finck) Ferris of Eldridge was born Oct. 15, 1929, near Durant. Friends and relatives are invited to help celebrate her 90th … Read More
Scott and Nancy Case mark 50th anniversary
Scott and Nancy Case of Eldridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17. They were united in marriage at the First … Read More
Obituary: Donald Martin
A Memorial Mass for Donald J. Martin, 86, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, … Read More
Obituary: Larry Engler
Larry E. Engler, 71, of Donahue, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center-East in Davenport, following … Read More
Obituary: Louise Hamilton
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Louise E. Hamilton, 70, of Eldridge, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at St. … Read More
Obituary: Dorothy Williams
A funeral service for Dorothy E. Williams, 81, of Davenport, was held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Robert Binkowski
A memorial service for Robert Binkowski, 71, of Davenport, was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Runge Mortuary & Crematory, … Read More
Obituary: Neva Bruce
A funeral service for Neva “Jean” Bruce, 90, of Davenport, was held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Fred Wessel
Fred Carl Wessel III, 88, of Eldridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House after a brief battle with … Read More
Death Notice: Lyle Rohlf
A funeral service for Lyle Wayne Rohlf, 88, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Donald Martin
A Memorial Mass for Donald J. Martin, 86, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic … Read More
More local news
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Moritz joins statewide election team Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz is one of 14 county auditors named by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate to a bipartisan Auditors’ Working Group to assist in the administration of elections and sharing of best practices.
Long Grove volunteers launch new playground Tobin Brothers Construction crews joined other volunteers to pour a pad Monday for Long Grove's new playground.
'Cheers and Biers' at German Heritage Center The German American Heritage Center is bringing back its 8th annual Cheers and Biers home-brew beer tasting! Sample a wide variety of craft beers, German Glüwein, and more on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at 702 W. 2nd St., Davenport. There will be modern interpretations and even traditional German recipes spanning centuries!
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