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Success Fair for veterans Aug. 14 at St. Ambrose

IowaWORKS, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and St. Ambrose University will host the first Quad-Cities Success Fair to assist veterans, transitioning soldiers and the community in finding employment, resources and education opportunities. more

Author to speak at LeClaire

Linda Betsinger McCann will be speaking on her newest book,  “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southeast Iowa,” at the LeClaire Library on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 am. Everyone is invited and there is no admission charge. more

Sen. Ernst rep to visit library

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s office will hold traveling office hours in August. Her regional director will be available to assist Iowans with problems or questions about eligibility involving issues like social security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues and other federal programs. more

Friends of Eldridge Library to host quilt trip

The Friends of the Eldridge Library is sponsoring a trip to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison on Friday, Sept. 7. Travel will be chartered by motor coach, and space is still available. more

Former North Scott teacher named ‘4-H Alum of the Day’ at Iowa State Fair

Each day, one 4-H alum is recognized at the Iowa State Fair for his or her dedication to 4-H and to their communities. On Friday, Aug. 17, former North Scott Junior High home ec teacher Janelle Stephens will be the honoree. As “4-H Alum of the Day,” she will be recognized on stage at noon in the 4-H Exhibits Building. more

Rotary boosts lunch ministry

Dennis Peterson of the Rotary Club of North Scott presents a $3,000 donation Thursday, Aug. 2, to Beth Ann Anderson, center, and Amy Powell, founders of the Feed Our Children Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church. more

Iowa Public Information Board received 3,905 inquiries in five years

The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) recognized the five-year anniversary of the opening of the IPIB office in July 2013 at its board meeting July 19, 2018. more

Spirit of the Prairie retreat

The 8th annual Spirit of the Prairie retreat will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 3-6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Avenue, south of Wheatland. Early bird special for the spirit-filled afternoon is $40 per person. The cost is $50 after Aug. 15. Proceeds benefit The Prairie Retreat program fund. To make your reservations, go to www.chmiowa.org/retreat or call (563) 336-8401. more

United Methodist Church offers grief support ministry

The Eldridge United Methodist Church will begin Compass, a grief support ministry, Sept. 11. This free outreach program based at the church, 604 S. 2nd Street, is focused on helping widows and widowers find a “new normal.” more

Fennelly wins Fair’s Goat Milking Contest

Do you want to know how to milk a goat? Just ask Scott County Treasurer Bill Fennelly. more

Tug Fest tug-of-war slated Saturday in LeClaire

The annual Tug Fest will be held in LeClaire with events from Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11. The main event, the tug-of-war across the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Ill., is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday. more

Walcott Lions support fire department

As some of the members of the Walcott Fire Department look on, Chief Josh Geigle, left, accepts a $1,000 check from Laverne Arp of the Walcott Lions Club. The club recently made a number of donations in the community. more
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