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'Pay It Ohnward' and 'Grilling for Charity' benefit communities

The "Pay it Ohnward" and "Grilling for Charity" initiatives of Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., were designed to give individuals at First Central State Bank and other Ohnward organizations the opportunity to use their time, talent and influence to generate change. more

Local realtors honored by national association

Local realtors R. Scott Case and Don Marple have been honored by the National Association of Realtors with the status of Realtor Emeritus. more

Iowa unemployment 3.2 percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.2 percent for September. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September. 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

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

First Central named a top ag lender nationally

The American Bankers Association (ABA) recently released its top 100 Ag bank list with second-quarter 2017 data. In Iowa, 15 different bank holding companies made the Top 100 Farm Lenders by Dollar Volume list, including Ohnward Bank & Trust, First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank, and Gateway State Bank. more

Dollar General ready to service Walcott: New store fills void for area residents

Walcott is now home to a Dollar General store, open daily from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. at 1113 N. Main St. It sits on land purchased from the city. more

Elite Lighting opens showroom

A Long Grove family already in the electrical business adds a new lighting showroom that opens this week in north Davenport. more

County backs Ascentra HQ tax incentives

Scott County Supervisors support Bettendorf’s use of property tax rebates as a cash incentive for Ascentra Credit Union’s planned expansion in downtown. more

Revitalizing Vineyard: Ardon Creek adds winery to rejuvenate 162-year-old farm

Ardon Creek vineyard, winery and tasting room sits on a 162-year-old farm located 15 minutes southwest of Muscatine and five miles north of Letts. It is a family owned and managed operation established by Mike Furlong and his son, Chad Furlong, to fulfill the promise of community and farm revitalization. more

Big dream creates small frye: Family farm roots Iowa lawyer and doctor to Scott County

Susan’s Army already tackled most of the tomato harvest. She’s deployed members to dig sweet potatoes, paint barns and take on all the work involved with her family’s century farm, now transformed into a certified organic farm. more

Chairman of the Board: Scott County farmer champions farm cooperatives

The harvest is in full swing at Sycamore Creek Farm just outside of LeClaire, and as usual, Dan Schurr is meeting himself coming and going dealing with the day-to-day operations of his family’s fourth-generation farm. more
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