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County sets Dec. 4 meeting in Eldridge on Park View rental ordinance

Scott County has set a 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 meeting to present proposed landlord regulations for apartments in the rural county, most of which are in Park View.

Free bird: Brockmann and Tasty Café team up for free Thanksgiving Day dinner

If you’re planning on being alone for Thanksgiving, or just don’t want to cook a big meal, Chuck Brockmann and Frank Bekiri have a deal for you.

Petitioners promise to pursue YMCA vote

Organizers of a petition calling for a vote on Eldridge’s YMCA funding say they’ll continue adding signatures after an hour-long public hearing Monday on the city’s share of the project.

County suspends passport service

A flood of Iowans needing Real ID data and a shortage of employees have forced the Scott County Recorder to suspend issuing passports through year’s end.
Election 2019

Next mayor plans to 'stay the course'

Kevin Kernan said Princeton residents can expect him to “stay the course,” when he assumes the mayor’s post at the start of 2020.
Election 2019

Eight write-in votes enough for mayor's next term

Eight write-in votes were enough to keep New Liberty Mayor Ray Pratt on the job for another term, though he’s not sure how many it is.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Nov. 20 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Nov. 20 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Nov. 20 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Nov. 20 NSP!
Sports
Football

Logan Vis named first-team all-district

Sorry, Logan, didn't mean to overlook you. Lancer senior Logan Vis was inadvertently omitted from last week's story when seven North Scott football players were named first-team all-district.

Lancer athletes sign on the dotted line

The North Scott High School cafeteria was filled with well-wishers as these eight Lancers signed their national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level next year.
Volleyball

Say it isn't so: Lancers cap impressive 28-6 season with state tourney setback

Disbelief, disappointment and ultimately, defeat.
Girls' Swimming

Neymeyer, Veach make waves at state swim meet

Thanks in part to a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, and with plenty of help from North Scott’s Jordan Neymeyer and Grace Veach, Pleasant Valley’s swim team finished 13th at the Girls’ State Swim Meet in Marshalltown last weekend.
Opinion
Things that matter most
This is not what I planned to write about, but events have a way of informing us of things that matter most. The news came Sunday … Read More
Jayhawks reveal the cruel side of college athletics
Dreams are meant to be dashed, as evidenced by North Scott’s football team coming up short in its journey to the Dome, and the … Read More
Most readers say their minds are already made up
Most respondents to this week’s online NSP poll were clear: Nothing said in the House impeachment hearings can change their minds. Read More
Expanded Highway 61 project pushed
Nov. 22, 1979: Iowa Department of Transportation officials received news that a $15 million federal grant could assist in a quicker … Read More
'Blown away by support given me'
"I just wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to everyone who I have had the privilege to speak, learn, and grow with over the … Read More
The definition of bribery
"To offer or provide payment in order to persuade someone with a responsibility to betray that responsibility is known as seeking … Read More
Congratulations to my fellow Iowans
"I wish to congratulate my fellow Iowans for perceiving that a champion has arisen amidst all the confusion and profusion of … Read More
Caucuses give us a chance to meet remarkable Americans
Presidential candidates traipsing across Iowa every four years affords us the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some … Read More
Bittersweet ending leaves a lifetime of memories
It was after the 24-10 homecoming win over state playoff qualifier Iowa City Liberty. After going through the post-game handshakes, … Read More
Announcements
Wieser-Dugan vows to be exchanged in June
Jessica Wieser and Seán M. Dugan, both of Winterset, are engaged to be married. Read More
Golinghorsts celebrate 50 years of marriage
Richard and Mary Golinghorst of Walcott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in July. Read More
Obituary: Kenneth Carstensen
Kenneth J. Carstensen, 80, of Houston, Texas, and Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Phoenix. Ken was born Feb. 2, 1939, … Read More
Obituary: Castella McMahan
A funeral service for Castella McMahan, 78, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Jill Jellison
A funeral mass for Jill Marie Jellison, 72, of Davenport, formerly of Dubuque, was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nativity … Read More
Obituary: Kristina Wagner
A funeral service for Kristina Marie Wagner, 38, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Dennis Mueller
A Celebration of Life Open House for Dennis D. Mueller, 77, of DeWitt, was held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Schultz … Read More
Obituary: Verna Denger
A funeral service for Verna L. Denger, 96, of Davenport, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, … Read More
Obituary: Robert Staib
A funeral service for Robert Burns Staib, 98, of Davenport, was held at noon on Friday, Nov. 15, in the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Debra Goodknight
A funeral service for Debra Goodknight, 51, of Bettendorf, was held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Kenneth Wolverton
A private family burial will be held in Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date for Kenneth Harlan Wolverton, 95, of Bettendorf. … Read More
Obituary: Carolyn Crews
A funeral service for Carolyn A. Crews, 86, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Linda Groenbeck
A funeral service for Linda L. Groenbeck, 71, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Connie Noe
A memorial service for Connie Kay Noe, 57, of Davenport, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Bettendorf Community … Read More
Obituary: Lorraine Lynch
Lorraine Jean Bordeaux Lynch, 72, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Genesis East Medical Center. Services will be … Read More
More local news
Eight get all 17 games right in NSP Football Contest After a week when only one entry with three misses was best, the North Scott Press Football Contest rollercoaster returned to the top in Week No. 11 with a record eight – count 'em eight – perfect entries!
Neil Armstrong to host Mobile Food Pantry Rural Scott County families in need of assistance will benefit from a Mobile Food Pantry as River Bend Foodbank and the North Scott School District once again join forces to offer free food.
Walcott Auxiliary elects officers The Walcott American Legion Auxiliary recently held its annual election of officers for the 2019-2020 year.
Senior Olympics coming to Quad Cities Nearly 250 athletes from around the Midwest are expected to compete in the fourth annual Winter Iowa Senior Games, presented by Health Alliance Medicare. Registration is now open for participants and volunteers.
Camp Courageous offers fruit cakes for 31st year For the 31st year in a row, Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational and respite care facility in Monticello, Iowa, for individuals with special needs, is offering its famous fruitcakes for the holidays.
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