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Princeton makes plans for annual summer events: Festival and race will be held on separate weekends

Princeton is getting a jump on summer, advancing its annual summer festival a week to July 21-22, and moving the annual run even sooner: July 15. The Princeton 5s begins 9 a.m., July 15 at Go Fish … more

Wapsi Willy’s tournaments a go; Supervisors also grant variances for Park View subdivision

Wapsi Willy’s and its neighbors have agreed to let volleyball and bags tournaments proceed outside the restaurant, as long as there’s no loud music or bright lights and they wrap up by 10 … more

Gun ban dropped from county buildings – Supervisors rescind three-decade ban on firearms

This week, Scott County is scraping labels off the front doors of most county buildings that have carried a warning banning firearms as long as County Attorney Mike Walton can remember. County … more

North Scott school board race takes shape­ – Incumbents Wilmott and Hansel will run; Reid Blanche will not

Three citizens, including two incumbents, have said they will file nomination papers to run for three four-year terms on the North Scott School Board that will be filled in the regular school … more

Long Grove seeks contracted help after investigation – City employee’s complaint led to McCubbin suspension

Long Grove council members are considering private contractors to provide city services, and reviving last year’s initiative to document employee work hours and functions in the wake of the … more

County discourages Eldridge financing plan

Scott County Supervisors again are urging Eldridge not to use tax increment financing to help pay for public infrastructure. The supervisors voted June 29 to advise Eldridge council members to … more

New laws take effect July 1 in Iowa

State Rep. Ross Paustian (R-Walcott) notes these laws that will go into effect July 1, 2017: Texting and Driving: This law will expand Iowa’s texting and driving ban to a primary offense. It … more

Governors from Iowa, Illinois break ground for Interstate 74 bridge

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner broke ground June 26, launching a three-and-a-half year construction project to build a new Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge. The project … more

North Scott Y eyes LeClaire Road site: Council likes Third Street site purchased for failed city hall plan

North Scott YMCA planners are eyeing a 3.4-acre LeClaire Road site that Eldridge initially purchased for a new city hall. Scott County YMCA director Brad Martel said the old Petersen building site … more
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