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Chamber winners

Henry Chase, 8, and Boden Spies, 7, climb aboard for their May 20 big-rig trip to the World's Biggest Truckstop, with Amhof Trucking driver Paul Kilburg.
North Scott School Board

Shepard will be first with video intercom system

When school resumes in August, Shepard Elementary will be among Iowa schools moving to a building-wide digital communication system that allows teachers to be heard and seen by those in the classroom, and those outside.
North Scott School Board

Board launches softball complex

A new softball complex, with concessions, restrooms and storage for tennis and soccer as well, got a green light from North Scott school board members Monday.

Chamber members ask for meeting to consider adoption of recommended bylaws

The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce has announced that members have successfully petitioned the board to call a special meeting on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Eldridge Community Center, 400 S. 16th Ave., Eldridge, to vote to adopt bylaws based on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommended bylaws for chambers.

Democrats have three choices in Senate primary

The three Democrats vying for Iowa’s U.S. Senate nomination diverged on fiscal issues pertaining to student debt, universal health care and taxes for the super wealthy during a final televised debate before the June 7 primary.

Two earn promotions at First Central State Bank

First Central State Bank president Brigham Tubbs recently announced two promotions.

Democrats for Scott County Supervisor

Five candidates run for three nominations

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 25 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 25 NSP!
Sports
Softball

'I'm really excited about this team'

As usual, North Scott softball coach Holly Hoelting is having a hard time controlling her excitement. After all, the season is set to get under way, and she likes what she’s seen in more than three weeks of practice.
Boys' Soccer

'My guys played incredible'

It shouldn’t have ended this way. North Scott, and Iowa City Liberty, deserved better.
Track and Field

Syd and Grace double up on state medals

When you can leave the state track meet with smiles on your faces, you can’t have much to complain about.
Track and Field

Lancers have a 'field day' at State

Joe Greenwood knew what he was talking about. Heading into last week’s state track meet in Des Moines, North Scott’s head coach predicted his team wouldn’t get shut out on the scoreboard for the second straight year.
Opinion
Fundraiser takes big bite from sheriff's charity
This week, to show our support of law enforcement, Linda and I are sending a check to Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane's office to offset certain expenses. Read on and I'll tell you why.
1982 girls' track took fourth at State
May 27, 1982: The North Scott girls’ track team placed fourth at the state meet. Team members included Karla Dies, Wendy Bare, Wendy White, Alice Darland, Lisa Finnegan, Kim Reese, Connie Holst, Dana Hillyer, Kim Schneckloth, Shelly Kapinski, Deb Volrath and Pam Ewoldt. They were coached by Steve Schroeder. Volrath took second in the 100-meter hurdles, and Hillyer set a school record and took third in the 400-meter hurdles, running in 1:04.61.
How to build trust in Supreme Court
Virtually all Americans are in a tizzy about the forthcoming Roe v. Wade ruling – drafted by Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito – that was leaked to the public. Pro-birth advocates, comprised mostly of Republicans, are hopeful abortion rights will be overturned while most supporters of the Democratic Party are furious about women’s right to choose being taken away.
Elect Gruenhagen, a true conservative
"Kerry will uphold the Iowa State Constitution and will represent our District 41 in the Iowa Senate with integrity ..."
Gov. Kim Reynolds' list of failures is long and growing
"Gov. Reynolds takes her cue from the Republican Party that is mired in Trumpism, which is void of democracy ..."
County relies too much on Uncle Sam
"Zoning and holding developers responsible have been absent. Now the Republicans are giddy to spend federal tax dollars on mismanaged areas for a select group of residents and businesses ..."
Trans law unnecessary, discriminatory
"Iowa's transgender law was unnecessary and discriminatory. Excluding transgender girls from school sports is denying them the benefits from participating, including physical, social, and emotional well-being as well as self-discipline and teamwork ..."
The roads we travel will not be the same
In normal times I drive on Buttermilk Road, which becomes Division Street at the Davenport city limits, to go to Chordbuster rehearsal on Thursday nights at the old Johnson School on West Locust. On Fridays, I like to drive home from Rotary at the Steeplegate Inn on those same roads.
North Scott's loss is Rock Island's gain
It’s been a while since I’d been in a junior high cafeteria at lunchtime, but it didn’t take long for the now 50-year-old memories to come flooding back last week when I visited North Scott Junior High.
1997: New playground at John Glenn
May 21, 1997: John Glenn principal Joe Ragona “inaugurated” the school’s new playground equipment with a ceremonial spin down the new corkscrew slide. Ragona credited members of the PTO with “thinking big” when it came to fundraising for the equipment. The old equipment was donated to the Donahue Sportsmen’s Park.
Announcements
Death Notice: Larry Mayfield
A memorial service for Larry Robert "Bobby" Mayfield, 59, of Walcott, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday at the mortuary.
Meinerts to celebrate 50 years of marriage with open house
Leon and Susan Meinert of Stockton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on June 5. All friends and relatives are invited to call from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Walcott American Legion. No gifts, please.
Hutson retiring from military
Timothy Hutson, a 1981 North Scott graduate, is retiring from the military after 39 years.
Birth: Silas Schwarz
Ben and Alyssa Schwarz of Eldridge are the parents of a son born at 6:23 p.m. May 3, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Obituary: Leonard John
A private family funeral service will be held at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, at a later date for Leonard Wayne John, 76, of Eldridge. Inurnment will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #26.
Rod and Marion Kjersten to note 50th anniversary May 27
Rod and Marion Kjersten of Donahue will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27.
Bockwoldts celebrating 65 years of marriage June 1
Dick and Dorothy Bockwoldt of Dixon will celebrate their 65th anniversary with family.
Obituary: Lester Oberbreckling
Lester W. Oberbreckling, 86, of Eldridge passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Obituary: Keith Brown
Keith Elmer Brown, the son of Elmer Sylvester and Eula Ann (Pierce) Brown, was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Fayette. Keith graduated from the LeClaire High School.
Obituary: Dean Battaglia
Dean Andre Battaglia, 61, of Bettendorf, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. A celebration of life luncheon was held Saturday, May 14, in his hometown of Woodridge, Ill. A memorial motorcycle ride will be decided at a later date in the summer in Iowa. Memorials may be made to his sons or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: E. Joan Lindle
A private funeral service will be held for E. Joan Lindle, 82, of Princeton. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Long Grove. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Leonard John
A private family funeral service will be held at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge at a later date for Leonard Wayne John, 76, of Eldridge. Inurnment will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #26.
Death Notice: E. Joan Lindle
A private funeral service will be held for E. Joan Lindle, 82, of Princeton. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Lester Oberbreckling
A funeral service for Lester W. Oberbreckling, 86, of Eldridge, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, Davenport. 
Death Notice: Keith Brown
A time celebrating the life of Keith Elmer Brown, 85, will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Pence Reese Tribute Center, Newton. A time of fellowship with the family will follow the service.
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Project Jack packs 14,412 meals at White Elementary White Elementary fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students packaged 14,412 meals May 12 for Kids Against Hunger.
Students and veterans team up for Iowa 130 cleanup Veterans and North Scott High School service club members joined forces for a May 7 cleanup along Iowa 130 by Blains Farm and Fleet. Club advisor Cherie Henningson, is also a VFW 6174 member, and invited the VFW to partner.
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Tia Fuller joins the band With the school year winding down, North Scott’s jazz department is primed to finish in style, and its 17th annual Jazz Showcase is just the ticket.
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