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Princeton City Council

Princeton sets priorities

Princeton’s two-year-long community visioning process culminates with three project areas intended to improve safety around Grissom Elementary and steer more residents and visitors to the riverfront.
Long Grove City Council

$370K design contract launches Long Grove's First Street project

Engineering work will begin on Long Grove’s long-discussed First Street makeover.

Health officials pitch Princeton on benefits of fluoridation

Princeton water needs fluoridation to reach levels effective at reducing tooth decay.

Caregivers support group to meet in Dixon

Hope Lutheran church in Dixon is launching a weekday caregivers support group, 9 a.m., Thursday Feb. 3 at the church, 406 Muscatine St., Dixon.

Scott County GOP hosts 'Pints and Politics' Thursday

The Scott County Republican Party will host a new “Pints and Politics” event 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20 at Thunder Bay Grille, 6511 N Brady St., Davenport.

Tour Italy at DeWitt Lions travelogue series

The DeWitt Noon Lions Club’s 2022 travelogue series continues Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Operahouse Theatre in DeWitt. Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m.

River Valley Coop buys Eastern Iowa Propane & Petro

 River Valley Cooperative and Eastern Iowa Propane & Petro, LTD, announced Monday that they had signed a purchase agreement. River Valley Cooperative is expected to complete the acquisition by April 15..

Blue Grass 4-Hers help Genesis patients

For their community service project in December, members of the Blue Grass Sr. Sunshine Workers 4-H club made 30 port pillows for the Medical Oncology Clinic at Genesis West.  A port pillow is designed to cover a portacath from a seatbelt to prevent irritation.
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Sports
Wrestling

'It's going to be a dogfight'

Is there any better time to be a high school wrestler? Really, this is what you live for.
Girls' Basketball

'I thought we missed an opportunity'

North Scott’s girls’ basketball team has seemingly lost its rudder, and the Lancers need to find someone to right the ship, and in a hurry.
Boys' Basketball

Spartan D suffocates Lancers

North Scott’s boys’ basketball team knew it would be in for a tough battle Friday night in The Pit against unbeaten and No. 2 state-ranked Pleasant Valley. Nevertheless, the opportunity for upset was on players’ minds.
Bowling

Lancers split with Bettendorf

No matter the sport, anytime you can get a win over Bettendorf, it’s a win worth celebrating, and North Scott’s boys’ bowling team did just that on Monday (Jan. 17) with a 2,013-1,928 win over the Bulldogs.
Opinion
Our discombobulated days
Maybe by February we'll settle into a good rhythm in our daily lives. That is our wish, at least.
North Scott lights up in support of 'Lancer Lights'
Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you need to spread a little warmth to the world. So why not rewind the North Scott highlight reel and showcase a group of ladies that make Friday nights in Lancer Stadium so special?
1997: County crime rate lowest in five years, in spite of perceptions
Jan. 22, 1997: A survey conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department found that one-third of county residents felt that crime had increased in rural areas of the county. In reality, crime was the lowest it had been in five years. The department had recently formed the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (C.O.P.P.S.) to help educate the public through crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs and open communication.
Why is GOP demonizing teachers as 'sinister' and pushing pedophilia?
Gov. Kim Reynolds took time in her Condition of the State message to accuse Iowa teachers and school administrators of “pushing their world view” on students by allowing certain books in the school library or classroom.
Iowa ranked No. 1 for opportunity
This week marks the first week of the 89th general assembly. I am very excited to be back at the Capitol and back to work for the people of Iowa.
Governor's plan 'a recipe for growth'
January 10th started the first week of the Iowa Legislative Assembly that is set to last 100 days. The first week involves organization of the session and features speeches by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Chief Justice Suzy Christensen, Major General Ben Corell of the Iowa National Guard and other legislative leaders.
Stand up against human trafficking!
Attacking Trafficking, a local faith-based group dedicated to ending human trafficking, has announced that it will hold a prayer service to end human trafficking on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davenport.
Whatever happened to 'Iowa Nice'?
"The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans is alarmed with Governor Kim Reynolds' vision for Iowa. Iowa seniors value a strong economy where our families can live and thrive. From tax cuts to undermining our schools and our future ability to fund public needs, her vision is out of focus ..."
Senator Grassley's false equivalency
"Senator Grassley supports law enforcement like he interprets the Constitution ..."
Excellent rehab right here in Eldridge
"A BIG thank you to the staff of Genesis Eldridge Rehab Center ..."
Announcements
Ronald Arp to celebrate 80th birthday with family
Ronald Arp of Long Grove will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Ron at 29674 200th Ave., Long Grove, IA 52756.
Obituary: Delmar Brus
Delmar Lee Brus, 86, of Walcott, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus in Davenport. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in the Walcott Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Walcott Firefighters or the Durant Ambulance. 
Obituary: Herman VenHorst
Herman Joseph VenHorst died at Clarissa Cook Hospice House on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Weerts Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at St. John Vianney Church, Bettendorf. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Obituary: William Loussaert
William Joseph Loussaert, 64, formerly of Long Grove, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Riverview Manor, Pleasant Valley.
Obituary: James Claeys
James R. Claeys passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021, in his home in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was 78. Jim is remembered for his faith, deep love and friendship for all in his life, generosity of his time and love for adventure.
Obituary: Deanna Moore
Deanna Lee Moore, 84, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.  Per her request, cremation rites will be accorded.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Memorials may be made to T.T.T. Society, Chapter AF of which she was an active member.
Obituary: Joan Peters
Joan E. Peters, 83, of Bettendorf, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center - East, Davenport, surrounded by family.
Obituary: Steven White
Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Steven M. White, 70, of Maysville, were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial was in the Maysville Cemetery.  A prayer service was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, with visitation following until 7 p.m.  There was additional visitation from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Oral Cancer Foundation or the Our Lady of Victory Foundation.
Obituary: Johnny Platt
A memorial service for Johnny Lee Platt Jr., 37, of Kansas City, Kan., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Walcott Coliseum, 116 E. Bryant St., Walcott.
Obituary: Pamela Samara
A funeral service for Pamela J. Samara, 66, of Eldridge, was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial was in Rock Island National Cemetery.
Obituary: Chadwick Lekwa
A funeral service for Chadwick Layne Lekwa, 58, of Eldridge, will be held at a date and time to be determined. Burial will be in Davenport. Beatty & Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Dean Bassett
A funeral service for Dean Franklin Bassett, 85, of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
Death Notice: Pamela Samara
A funeral service for Pamela J. Samara, 66, of Eldridge, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery.
Rick Stoltenberg retires
The rumors are true, he has retired!
Sue Bader celebrates 90th birthday Jan. 11
Sue Ann Bader turned 90 years young on Jan. 11. 
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$36.8 million Child Care grants awarded $36.6 million in Child Care grants were awarded the week of Jan. 10 by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Human Services worked together to score project applications and award the grants.
Eldridge Lions Club earns statewide distinction The Eldridge Lions Club recently earned the distinction from the International Association of Lions Clubs and its Foundation, of  Model Club, one of only 10 in the state.
Dr. Mary Figaro runs as Democrat in Senate District 47 Dr. Mary Kathleen Figaro of Bettendorf announced Tuesday morning that she is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate in District 47.
Sen. Jim Lykam will retire after 22 years in the Iowa Legislature State Sen. Jim Lykam, D-Davenport, will wrap up more than two decades of legislative service this session.
Dems and Republicans return to legislative forums Iowa is flush with cash, and the Republican legislative majority is ready to continue spending more on education, even as it supports the governor’s proposal for a flat income tax that will reduce revenue.
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