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Students pledge to resist drugs, alcohol

Parents, grandparents and other invited guests sat quietly in the Neil Armstrong Elementary gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 22, while in front of them more than 50 sixth-grade students were honored for their pledges to resist the temptations of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

Long Grove illuminates

Joe Zrostlik wasn't sure what he would do with the old Long Grove City Hall building he bought from the city. But he knows he wants it to evoke memories of the city's history.
Princeton City Council

Princeton hangs on to fire truck a big longer

Princeton's fire department will hang on to its 35-year-old tanker truck a bit longer.
Eldridge City Council

Eldridge moves March meetings to 9th and 30th to finalize budget

Eldridge council members delayed March meetings so they’ll have YMCA referenda results before making next year’s spending decisions.
Long Grove City Council

Long Grove faces decision on subdivision drainage

Long Grove council members have to decide if stormwater tiling is sufficient to let Dale Grunwald resume selling homes in his Winfield Estates Third Addition.

SECC secures five tower sites

Scott County Emergency Communications system upgrade has secured five tower sites and expects to begin building the $300,000 to $400,000 towers on four of them as part of the county’s $12.6 million upgrade.

Dems' Donahue caucus settled with coin toss

Add Donahue to the handful of Iowa communities that decided caucus results with a coin toss.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Feb. 19 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Feb. 19 NSP!
Girls Basketball

Lady Lancers begin state title defense

One word. “Fairfield.” That’s all it takes for North Scott’s girls’ basketball team to keep things in perspective as the Lady Lancers begin defense of their Class 4A state championship.
Girls' Basketball


You can talk all you want about how a Mississippi Athletic Conference championship was secondary to the end goal, but baby, wearing the crown is certainly nice.

Strief garners top seed; Matthaidess, Campbell and Westlin also top-eight

North Scott has every intention of bringing home hardware from this week’s traditional state tournament, and when the Class 3A pairings were announced on Sunday, the Lancers were rewarded with four top-eight seeds.

State Duals

North Scott will be making its eighth appearance at the State Duals when they take on arch-rival Bettendorf at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Class 3A quarterfinals.
Our turn to pay it forward
Another week with more opinions of others than our own on these editorial pages – which makes us happy. It's a sign of a healthy … Read More
Video featured founder Jacob Eldridge
Feb. 22, 1995: A short film promoting the North Scott School District debuted to rave reviews from local residents. Kevin Lindaman … Read More
Senate votes $90 million for schools
One of the first things we did during our fifth week in the Senate was pass our education funding bills, Senate File 2164 and Senate … Read More
Preparing for spring 2020 floods
The Iowa House of Representatives held its first floor debate of the session this week, passing several critical pieces of legislation … Read More
Democrats' claims of underfunding of K-12 education are not true
This week, the House debated and passed out the K-12 funding proposal from House Republicans, following through on the promise to take … Read More
North Scott's best fan ever
"Many of the North Scott kids over the 46 years and thousands of miles will remember Sue McBride – the best fan ever. Rest in peace, … Read More
County needs help, too: Urge action to stop factory farm expansion
"Rep. Paustian must assign this bill to a subcommittee so it has a chance to be discussed. We can’t begin to fix a problem if we … Read More
YMCA is a good thing for all of us
"I congratulate everyone who has worked hard to bring this to a vote, and I encourage everyone to vote Yes ..." Read More
Vote YES for NS, Eldridge measures
"The voters of North Scott schools and city of Eldridge are evaluating a transformative project that not only brings the potential of … Read More
Butlett-Huber vows said Nov. 15 in Rock Island
Nicole Butlett of Eldridge and Jacob Huber of Bettendorf were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 2019, in an evening ceremony at Black … Read More
Zimmers celebrate 60 years of marriage
David and Betty Zimmer of Long Grove will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a church service. They will mark the occasion … Read More
Birth: Olivia Smith
Quentin and Samantha (Cronkleton) Smith of Donahue are the parents of a daughter born at 8:09 p.m. Feb. 4, 2020, at Trinity … Read More
Obituary: Sue McBride
Suzanne “Sue” McBride, 72, of Donahue, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in … Read More
Obituary: Karen Collins
Karen Collins of Eldridge, died Feb. 12, 2020, at home surrounded by family, after a fight with Alzheimer’s. Read More
Obituary: Kay Artes
Kathleen (Kay) Artes, 99, of Britt, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in … Read More
Obituary: Kenneth Bachus
Kenneth C. Bachus, age 91, passed away at the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Funeral services will be held on … Read More
Obituary: Rosemary Eklund
A funeral service for Rosemary Claire Eklund, 87, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Feb. 17, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Melba Peterson
A funeral service for Melba Ruth Peterson, 99, formerly of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Wanda Wriedt
A funeral service for Wanda M. Wriedt, 86, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Kenneth Bachus
A funeral service for Kenneth C. Bachus, 91, of Wheatland, will be held at 10:30 am. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Paul's United Church of … Read More
Death Notice: Melba Peterson
A funeral service for Melba Ruth Peterson, 99, formerly of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Karen Collins
A celebration of life for Karen Collins, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. … Read More
Harold and Jeanette Scherer celebrating 70 years of marriage
Harold and Jeanette Scherer of Davenport celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Read More
Obituary: Charlotte Decker
A funeral service for Charlotte D. Decker, 83, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
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YMCA draws 1,600 early ballots Early balloting in the YMCA referenda could top 1,600, which already is about as high as the turnout in the last school board election.
DeWitt travelogue to explore Mighty Mississippi The DeWitt Noon Lions Club’s 2020 travelogue series continues Tuesday, Feb. 18, featuring “The Upper Mississippi River on a Commercial Towboat.”
Tina’s dancers shine on the Adler stage The Diva Dance Co. and Dream Dance Co., as well as the Trouble Makerz Hip Hop Crew & Baby Divas, from Tina’s Dance Studio in Eldridge, recently attended the Showbiz National Talent Competition held at the Adler Theater in Davenport.
Tips to remember when searching for a tax preparer The tax filing season is upon us, and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this is true no matter who prepares the return. Here are some tips for folks to remember when selecting a preparer. Taxpayers should:
Music Guild auditions slated Feb. 15-16 Music Guild will be holding auditions for three upcoming shows in the next three weeks.