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The show will go on at Operahouse: Popular Dewitt theater prepares for smooth management transition

As Dianne Prichard sits in the Operahouse Theatre in downtown DeWitt, she smiles and marvels at how karma has shaped her life. more

Riverstone expands New Liberty quarry: Gravel mining to grow an acre or two per year

County zoning officials supported Riverstone Group’s planned expansion of its New Liberty quarry operations that a company executive says will help assure local gravel supplies through this century and into the next. more

Dairy’s snack bars voted best

The votes have been tallied, and it is official. Prairie Farms Milk Snack bars are 2017’s Best New Dairy Product. Dairy Foods announced the results of its Best New Dairy Product poll on Monday, Jan. 8, with Prairie Farms Milk Snack bars topping the list. more

QC is center of Midwest weapon manufacturing

Illinois’ fourth largest rifle maker will become Iowa’s largest when Lewis Machine & Tool Inc. moves from Milan, Ill., to its new Eldridge plant later this year. more

Gov. Reynolds welcomes Lewis

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds cheered out loud when The NSP told her Lewis Machine & Tool was breaking ground the same day she was in Davenport pitching her legislative plans. more

Eldridge to be home of Iowa’s top gun maker; Lewis breaks ground for firm’s move from Illinois to Eldridge

Lewis Machine & Tool Inc. executives expect their new Eldridge plant to increase noise and flash suppressor production, introduce a new signature line of rifles and continue growth of cutting blades and other machined products. more

John Weaver recognized as CBM of the Year

John Weaver, corporate business manager (CBM) at John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, was chosen the 2017 CBM of the Year during the company’s annual meeting. more

Osbornes’ kennel dream comes true: Groomer creates Dot's Groom and Board after husband's death

One crushed dream helped Jennifer Osborne achieve another. more

Upcoming classes at The Artist’s Vault

Upcoming classes at the Artist’s Vault, located at 208 N. Second Street in downtown Eldridge: more

Iowa jobless rate falls below 3 percent first time in 17 years

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent for November. The last time the rate was this low was in December 2000. The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in November. more

Bank gives tax savings bonuses with a message

As a result of the passage of the tax relief bill by Congress on Dec. 20, one business, Ohnward Bancshares, which owns First Central State Bank of DeWitt with offices in Eldridge, Long Grove and LeClaire, is giving each of its 260 employees a $1,000 holiday bonus. more

Travel brings huge dollars to Scott County

The full 2016 economic impact of travel on Iowa counties shows these statistics for Scott County, as reported by the Quad City Convention and Visitor Bureau: more
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