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Ace Hardware supports veterans

Thanks to Ace Hardware stores such as Jerry’s Ace Hardware in Eldridge, the VFW and Ace Hardware are honoring veterans with one million American Flags. more

Donahue business to be featured on IPTV

Miss Effie’s in Donahue will be featured on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Ingredient” series on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. This episode features delicious destinations in Iowa. more

Walcott lands Coca-Cola bottling plant

Iowa’s Coca-Cola bottler and distributor will move its Quad-Cities operation to Walcott, bringing 143 jobs and building an $8 million, 100,000-square-foot plant with state and local taxpayer incentives. more

Bottling company aims for Walcott location

Atlantic Bottling Co. goes before the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board today to present plans for building a bottling plant in Walcott. more

Rusty Rooster crows in Donahue Saturday

Tammy Burns unveils her collections in Donahue this weekend. more

$18.5M rail welcomes first train to Sterilite

More than two decades after it was first conceived, Davenport’s $18.5 million transload facility and rail spur welcomed its first train to Sterilite’s new plant on the city’s Eldridge border. more

Retirement brings a new optometry family to Eldridge

Diane Papke-Cole tried, but couldn’t keep away tears Monday as she ushered her last patient out of Advanced Eye Care, 251 N. Sixth Ave., Eldridge, where she’s worked nearly her entire career. more

Change of leadership at River Valley Cooperative

After more than 30 years at the helm of one of the area’s leading rural cooperatives, Tom Leiting has decided to call it a career. more

State bypasses Eldridge marijuana dispensary

The Iowa Department of Public Health offered five medical marijuana dispensary licenses to three firms, including a license for Davenport, but not for the applicant that proposed an Eldridge store. more

Cannady achieves Million Dollar Round Table

Damien Cannaday, of the Lake Elmo Business Center of Principal Financial Group®, in Farmingham, Minn., has earned membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). more

DuTrac conducts annual meeting

DuTrac Community Credit Union’s 72nd Annual Meeting was held Sunday, March 11 at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. Approximately 300 members were in attendance. more

Climbing the charts: Cinnamon Ridge Dairy is top Jersey herd producer

It’s taken nearly 41 years, but like a fine wine that complements the tasty cheese they make, the aging process is almost complete at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy north of Donahue. more

Crops to Coffee: Scott County farmer enjoys new semi-retirement venture

Tom Lahl wears a variety of hats. more

Sterilite production starts Monday; Slopertown, Buttermilk roadwork follows shortly

Sterilite plans to begin production Monday as Davenport and Eldridge officials coordinate major road construction on the plant’s Buttermilk and Slopertown Road entrances. more

Bankers report steady growth in loan demand

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently released banking industry results for the last quarter of 2017, showing steady growth in loan demand and stagnant growth in net income at Iowa banks. Iowa bank total loans and leases increased to $59 billion at the end of 2017, up 6.7 percent from the year prior, as banks continue to support economic growth in Iowa communities. more

Princeton clears way for Dollar General

Princeton council and planning and zoning board members approved the final plat for Dollar General, clearing the way for construction of a new store on U.S. 67 on the town’s northside. more

March 22 hearing for Dittmers’16th hog farm

Tom and Joni Dittmer plan to create their 16th hog farm, according to an application under review this week by the Scott County Board of Supervisors. more

Bryan Niers joins First Central as a commercial lender

Bryan Niers is a newly appointed AVP, commercial lender, at First Central State Bank. He will be located at the Eldridge office. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and has nearly 12 years of experience in banking and commercial lending. more

Rumler returns to lead QC Chamber

The Quad City Chamber of Commerce tapped a former top executive to return as its chief executive officer. more

Convention chief will call it a career

Accolades are pouring in for Joe Taylor, 63, longtime president and CEO of the Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB). He recently announced he is retiring Dec. 31. more
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