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SBA provides derecho relief

Small nonfarm businesses in Scott and 41 other Iowa counties, and neighboring counties in Illinois, are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

100 races

The McCausland Methodist Church didn't host its annual Labor Day 5K road race this year, but that didn't stop Lloyd Claussen and Tim Tully from competing their 100th race together.

Women voters release guide

The League of Women Voters of Iowa compiled its General Election Voter’s Guide to National and Statewide Offices featuring questions and answers from numerous candidates of all political parties for the General Election. 

Shepard Elementary pedal-pushers hit the trail

If you've traveled on 160th Avenue between Long Grove and Eldridge either before or after school over the last couple of weeks, it would've been hard to miss the students riding their bikes as they traversed between their homes in Eldridge's Rustic Ridge subdivision, and Alan Shepard Elementary school.

Lawsuit challenges private funding for Scott County elections

A political organization with conservative ties is going to court to block two Iowa counties from using private money to facilitate voting in the upcoming general election.

Physicians say mask-up

Scott and Rock Island county medical directors urge Iowans to follow the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendation of a mask mandate in the state. Drs. Louis M. Katz and Cheryl True said COVID infections are now out of control in Iowa.
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Supervisors launch two Liberty Township bridge projects

Scott County supervisors awarded a $2,867,952.40 contract to Jim Schroeder Construction, Inc., of Bellevue Iowa, to replace four eastern Iowa bridges, including two 20th Avenue bridges in Liberty Township.

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Early voting is underway. Ballots may be requested from the Scott County Auditor's office through 5 p.m., Oct. 24.
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Cross Country

Boddicker looks to go back-to-back

After finishing fourth at last week’s MAC meet, North Scott knows it has a tough hill to climb when the girls take to the exact same Crow Creek Park course for tonight’s Class 4A district meet.
Cross Country

Lancers take a peek at the future

As she looked around the team huddle prior to Thursday night’s Mississippi Athletic Conference meet at Crow Creek Park, it hit North Scott coach Amy Knoche smack in the face.
Cross Country

District goals still in sight

Ever since North Scott’s boys’ cross country team walked off the course after last year’s Class 3A district meet, there has been one goal on their minds: Get to state in 2020.

It's tourney time! Lancers are ready to roll

A year ago, North Scott scratched its seven-year itch with a trip to the state volleyball tournament. This year, a simple return won’t be enough.
Republican in Exile: Election is about character, decency
Democrats are not socialists, but if you are a socialist, you are probably a Democrat. Republicans are not racists, but if you are a … Read More
2005: New Waste Commission opens electronic demanufacturing facility
Oct. 26, 2005: The Waste Commission of Scott County opened the Electronic Demanufacturing Facility. It was the first publicly owned, … Read More
Make your voice count: Voting in Iowa is safe and secure
Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county … Read More
Positive experience with early voting
"A hearty thank you to the officials in Iowa and the election volunteers, at both the local and state level, who are managing our … Read More
Supervisors out of touch with people
"Knobbe and Beck are out-of-touch with the struggles of working families and do not deserve re-election. We need change ..." Read More
Systemic change begins locally
"Jazmin represents our future, not our past ..." Read More
More money for schools is 'asinine'
"Please spare me your faux outrage regarding a lack of school funding ..." Read More
Speak out for victims of trafficking!
"If we don’t have laws to address those who abuse illegal immigrants or others, we create an environment that exploitation runs … Read More
Rita Hart: The voice of reason we need
"Please join us and vote for Rita Hart as our next U.S. Congresswoman ..." Read More
Jurevitz-Hansen vows said Sept. 12 in Davenport
Lexy Ann Jurevitz and Henry Thomas Hansen, both of Davenport, were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 2020, at the Up Sky Bar at the … Read More
Meinert-Abraham vows to be said Nov. 22 in Cedar Rapids
Keri Meinert of Maysville and Jameel Abraham of Cedar Rapids are engaged to be married. Read More
Obituary: Melvia Ewoldt
Melvia M. Ewoldt, 102, of Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community, Eldridge.   Read More
Obituary: Justin Ilg
Justin Curtis Ilg, 32, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a two-and-a-half-year … Read More
Obituary: Nancy Jones
Nancy L. Jones, 74, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Davenport. Due to COVID, there will be no immediate services, and a … Read More
Obituary: Suzanne Troncao
Suzanne “Suzie” Todd Troncao, 63, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at her home. Due to COVID-19, a family and friends … Read More
Death Notice: Anna Dudgeon
Visitation for Anna Marie Dudgeon, 93, of Durant, will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Bentley Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Justin Ilg
A private funeral service for Justin Curtis Ilg, 32, of Cedar Rapids, will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Paul's United Methodist … Read More
Death Notice: Gareth Gusse
A funeral Mass for Gareth Rene Gusse, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Suzanne Troncao
Suzanne "Suzie" Todd Troncao, 63, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at her home. Due to COVID-19, a family and friends memorial … Read More
Death Notice: Nancy Jones
Nancy L. Jones, 74, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Davenport. Due to COVID, there will be no immediate services, and a … Read More
Death Notice: Melvia Ewoldt
A private family graveside service will be held at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery for Melvia M. Ewoldt, 102, of Eldridge.  Chambers … Read More
Tim, Debrah Heim celebrating 50 years of marriage Oct. 17
Debrah and Timothy C. Heim Sr. of Davenport are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1970. Read More
Obituary: Shirley Stoltenberg
Shirley Ann Stoltenberg, 79, of Eldridge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family. Read More
Obituary: Verda Volk
Verda Volk, age 96, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8, 2020. Verda was given life by God, The Creator of all things, and was born … Read More
More local news
15 added to sheriff's department Supervisors boosted Scott County sheriff’s ranks by 15 full-time positions, heeding the sheriff’s request from January, and backed up by an independent study required by the supervisors that called for even more deputies and jail guards.
October on track for county's worst COVID-19 month Scott County’s 327 new COVID-19 infections over four days last week guarantee that October will be the worst pandemic month in the county, Scott County Health Department director Ed Rivers told The NSP Monday.
Fire chief seeks city land for new fire station Long Grove fire chief Josh Roe’s suggestion of a new firehouse launched a council discussion of what a new building might look like on city-owned property north of the current firehouse.
Parks survey headed to Long Grove residents next month Long Grove residents will get a parks survey including a question emphasized by Lancer Meadows neighbors: Does the town need another park?
Athletic boosters launch casino night benefit Nov. 7 North Scott Athletic Boosters are proceeding with their first-ever fundraising gala, choosing a casino theme that organizers say is no gamble. It’s a sure thing.