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Eldridge water PFAS testing results

Independent testing of Eldridge Well #2 shows negligible levels of 25 distinct perflourinated compounds.

Guard launches PFAS cleanup in Mount Joy

The Army National Guard alerted Mount Joy area property owners this month of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) industrial chemicals detected at high levels in groundwater around the Davenport Army Aviation Support facility.

Riverstone sues county over Mount Joy project

Riverstone Group filed suit against Scott County to reverse supervisors’ zoning decision against an asphalt/concrete recycling plant in Mount Joy.

Eldridge electric board aims for stability

Eldridge electric customers can expect flat rates, and lower power rate adjustments in the next fiscal year.

Go local, get lucky through March 7

North Scott residents have the chance to have fun and win prizes by visiting some of their favorite local businesses.

North Scott girls part of Powerhouse national champions

North Scott High School juniors Cadence Strom, Courtney Nelson and Kyla Stone were among Powerhouse Senior Elite group from Above the Barre Dance Academy, earning national championships in hip hop and pom competition in Orlando, Fla.
Princeton City Council

New truck for new Princeton police chief

New Princeton police chief Freddy Almanza is patrolling in a new Ford pickup truck, bought by the city council.

Antique market at QCCA

The annual Antique Spectacular Vintage Market is returning to the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island for its 30th year. The event will take place from March 1-3, featuring a sold-out lineup of vendors showcasing a wide variety of antiques and vintage items.
Sheriff & Police news
View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the February 28 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the February 28 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the February 28 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the February 28 NSP!

Sports
Boys' Basketball

Team win sends Lancers to the PowerHouse

The textbook definition of a ‘team win’ looks a lot like what transpired last Friday night in The Pit.
Wrestling

'It was a great year with a ton of growth'

Under the lights at Wells Fargo Arena, North Scott’s boys’ wrestling team showed that its present, and future, shine bright.
Girls' Basketball

Skarich makes all-MAC second team

North Scott girls’ basketball senior Sydney Skarich and sophomore Allison Moeller earned spots on the Mississippi Athletic Conference all-conference teams on Monday.
Wrestling

Continuing decades-long success

Sustained excellence — it has become a hallmark of this North Scott boys’ wrestling program.
Girls' Basketball

'They battled. They have all year'

The first nine minutes of Wednesday’s regional quarterfinal were the ultimate kick in the teeth after four months on the basketball grind.
Opinion
North Scott Ed Foundation drops scholarship essay requirement
If you were asked to write a 500-word essay about our hometown, Eldridge, what would you say? Perhaps something like this:
1974: Discussions aim to bring ambulance service to Eldridge
Feb. 27, 1974: An effort was underway to establish an ambulance service in Eldridge, the city council learned. The proposed service would be part of a countywide network, including the LeClaire Ambulance and newly established services in Buffalo and Durant. Areas outside of Davenport were currently serviced by a private company, M&M Ambulance Service. Mike Hunt of LeClaire showed the council an outline of a program that would provide ambulance service to all Scott County residents in a maximum 15-minute response time.
A meeting with AEA execs during a busy week
The Iowa Senate concluded our first big deadline of the session, and last week we focused on floor debate. In between debates, I had the opportunity to meet with AEA members to continue the discussion about the proposed legislation.
Trapping bill covers kids under 16 with parent or guardian
On Feb. 19, the Iowa House of Representatives started debate, and I managed a bill on the floor that I introduced this session, House File 2249.
Scott County deputies testify for crime bills
Following our first legislative deadline last week, the seventh week of session in the Iowa Senate focused on floor debate. After bills pass the Senate, they are sent to the House of Representatives for their consideration.
13-year-old Iowa taxpayer relief fund grows to $3.67 billion
The Taxpayer Relief Fund now has a $3.6772 billion balance in its account, affirming Iowa’s sound fiscal management over the last 10 years with the current majority.
Ding-dong don’t
"What’s happening around town is not the old ding-dong-ditching game that most of us grew up with where someone rang your doorbell during the day or evening and then quickly ran away ..."
No Broadway show, but a mended heart for Valentine's Day
Back in January, I bought tickets the first day they were available for the Feb. 14 Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the pre-show buffet at the Adler in downtown Davenport.
1984: Glenn Elementary students work on first computer
Feb. 22, 1984: Students at John Glenn Elementary School were enjoying working on the new school computer. It was purchased for $3,000 with funds raised by the PTO at the recent school carnival and raffle.
Announcements
Obituary: Elizabeth Ohsann
Elizabeth Erin Ohsann, 42, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, at her home in Eldridge.
Obituary: Marla Dexter
Marla J. Dexter, 81, of LeClaire, passed away on Feb. 22, 2024, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Memorials may be left to MVF 4-H Poultry Program or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, and online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com.
Obituary: Blanche Rauch
Blanche Y. Rauch, 84, of Princeton, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and a private funeral service was held at Rock Island National Cemetery.
Obituary: Jean Mumm
A funeral service for Jean Marie Mumm, 90, of Long Grove, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial followed the service at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation was Monday, Feb. 26, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Death Notice: Jean Mumm
A funeral service for Jean Marie Mumm, 90, of Long Grove, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will follow in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 26, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edwin and Kathleen Stoltz mark 60 years of marriage
Edwin and Kathleen Stoltz of Eldridge celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They were married Feb. 15, 1964.
Obituary: Judy Stoltenberg
Judy D. (Morgan) Stoltenberg, age 71, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf, surrounded by her children.  Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the funeral home. Burial took place in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Kari Arivett.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Stewart LeBlanc
Stewart “Stew” LeBlanc, 80, of Eldridge, passed away on Feb. 14, 2024, at Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Urbandale. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and no services or visitations will be held. Stew asks his loved ones to celebrate his life with fond personal memories. Online, condolences and beloved memories may be expressed to the family at www.weertsfh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Stew’s name.
Obituary: Donna Eudaley
Donna Eudaley passed away on Feb. 12, 2024, after an extended illness, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Obituary: Janice Willis
Janice Katherine Willis, 87, of Eldridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at home.
Obituary: Lynn Claussen
A private family funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 16, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, for Lynn Alfred Claussen, 71, of Donahue. An open house for family and friends was held Friday at the famous Claussen Garage.
Death Notice: Janice Willis
A funeral service for Janice Katherine Willis, 87, of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and private family burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
Death Notice: Stewart LeBlanc
Stewart "Stew" LeBlanc, 80, of Eldridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Urbandale. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and no services will be held. Stew asks his loved ones to celebrate his life with fond personal memories. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Donna Eudaley
A celebration of life service for Donna Eudaley, 77, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Eldridge United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. A light meal will be provided following the service. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Judy Stoltenberg
A funeral service for Judy D. (Morgan) Stoltenberg, 71, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Tompkins will run again Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins is running again to continue serving the position she was appointed to fill a vacancy in June 2021, and won election in November of 2022.
Millers share rocket museum adventure at DeWitt travelogue Have you ever witnessed a NASA rocket launch? Have you ever seen the splashdown of a space capsule in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? 
Wisconsin Ave., Utica Ridge Road bridges to close over I-80 A $1.4 million Iowa Department of Transportation construction contract will close Wisconsin Avenue and Utica Ridge Road bridges over Interstate 80.
Ray's Pub hosts auction for Hugh Harvey and family Ray’s Pub in Donahue is hosting a fundraiser, 2-6 p.m., Sunday, March 3 for Hugh Harvey, a Glenn Elementary first-grader undergoing cancer treatment.
Ukraine supporters cheer Saturday at 53rd and Elmore John Cannon, left, who lives south of Eldridge on Blackhawk Trail, joins t hree dozen people demonstrating for Ukraine Saturday at 53rd Street and Elmore Avenue. Cannon said he's not Ukranian, but wanted to support his friends who are.
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