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Eldridge welcome brings a smile to Dr. Park’s face: South Korean dentist joins practice at Classic Concepts

From South Korea to Michigan to Eldridge. With an ear-to-ear smile and an infectious laugh, Dr. So Young Park has found a home in rural Scott County. more

Supervisors cool to Walcott TIF: Incentives help I-80 Truckstop compete against local business

Scott County Supervisors are lukewarm to Walcott’s plan to divert up to $500,000 in taxpayer money as an incentive package for Iowa 80 Truckstop’s planned $10 million expansion. more

Kwik Trip and Iowa 80 Truckstop receive renewable fuel awards

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Kwik Trip, Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott are the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. more

Square Shooters takes aim at success in Eldridge: VenHorsts open one-stop gun shop

John VenHorst is looking forward to the day when gun enthusiasts can see frost on the ground and their breath in the air. With hunting season right around the corner, he’s taking dead aim at targeting customers for his new Eldridge business. 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

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

Past to Present: Costellos invest in the future to keep dairying in the family

The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. 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

Gnat attacker goes global

Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more

Dan Schurr elected chairman of CHS board of directors

Dan Schurr has been elected chairman of the CHS board of directors. more

Venhorsts bring the boom

North Scott residents will have three weeks before July 4 to stock up on fireworks from a new Eldridge stand operated by some familiar faces. more

Dollar General races to open by month’s end

Victor Guzman guides a new electric line beneath U.S. 67 to the new Dollar General store under construction in Princeton. more
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