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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

City alters health insurance to limit employee premium hikes

Eldridge council members voted Monday to increase the city’s maximum employee health insurance liability from $421,425 to $713,425 per year, a decision that will reduce expected increases in the city’s and employees’ share of premiums. more

Three decades with Scott County

Scott County Treasurer Bill Fennelly joins Rhonda Skahill as she celebrates retirement after 31 years in the treasurer's office. She was honored at the the Dec. 12 supervisors meeting. 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

Who will catch the rain?

Rain falls indiscriminately on farm fields, suburban lawns and city streets. Where it goes from there is covered by a labyrinth of state laws, municipal codes, judicial precedent and homeowner covenants decipherable only by engineers and lawyers. more

Long Grove City Council: Two seek two-year term

Challenger Brandon Cronise and incumbent Jon Drumm are running for a single, two-year term on the council. Voters will select one candidate. more

Wright ends 31 years with County Attorney

Scott County Board Chairman Carol Earnhardt congratulates retiring county attorney office administrative assistant Ardel Wright for 31 years of service. more

Deadline for mayor, city council nominations is Sept. 21 - Many area towns will have seats open on November ballot

Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers with the Scott County Auditor to place their names on ballots for the Nov. 7 city elections. more

Eldridge council addresses school traffic ‘free for all’

A student injury – or worse – is just waiting to happen on First Street by North Scott High School, and Fifth Street, by the junior high and Ed White, Eldridge City Council members agreed during a discussion on student safety. more

Ramp curbs raise questions

Curb cuts for the new downtown crosswalks raised concerns among some Hometown Holiday visitors who feared they impede instead of improve access for sight-, or mobility-impaired pedestrians. more

Park View reaches out to Eldridge for water solution – Water rates and fee structures up for review April 18

Park View Sanitary and Water District has reached out to the city of Eldridge as a long-term source of treated water, exploring a new option for the Park View district rebounding from water treatment and personnel changes. more

Long Grove utility bids come in under budget; City council sets trick or treat night for Tuesday, Oct. 31

Long Grove’s plan to bury power lines and add remote controls for an underground well pump came in at less than half the $40,000 budgeted, council members learned Sept. 12. more
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