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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

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

Iowa Legislative Page Program now taking applications

    DES MOINES – Rep. Gary Carlson (R-Muscatine) released information about the Iowa Legislative Page Program and is encouraging area students to apply for the 2018 session.     Each year … 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

Eldridge to revisit setback ordinance

The 30-foot residential setback rule in Eldridge will be reviewed again in the New Year. more

Durant Municipal report now available

    Huckfeldt & Smith, P.L.C., Certified Public Accountants, Bettendorf, released an examination report on the Durant Municipal Electric Plant, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016. The … more
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