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Pandemic aid deadline looms

All but four of 16 Scott County towns have submitted applications for their shares of $8.3 million in American Rescue Act funds ahead of an Aug. 22 deadline.

MV Fair roars back for 2021

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds caps two years' worth of anticipation with a 10-day party August 3-8.
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County pitches in on $2M juvenile assessment center

Scott County, Davenport and Bettendorf taxpayers are pitching in $2 million to establish a juvenile assessment center that parents, teachers or almost anyone can call before kids get into bigger trouble.

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the July 31 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the July 31 NSP!

St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade do-over coming Aug. 28

The St. Patrick Society will present a special edition Grand Parade XXXV.2 on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. The nation’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s Grand Parade will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. The parade will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi River via the Centennial  Bridge to West Third Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport, along a route ending at East Third and Perry Streets.

View the Eldridge Police report from the July 28 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the July 28 NSP!

Fall farm shows slated

As the agriculture industry continues to prepare for a return to live events and farm shows this summer, Farm Progress - the 180-year-old agriculture publisher - says that all signs point to a strong rural economy.

Optimists pitch in for firefighters

Leanne and Wayne Schneckloth, at right, representing the North Scott Optimist Club, present a  gift of North Scott Chamber Buck Gift Certificates to members of the Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department.  The North Scott Optimist Club purchased $2,500 in CNS Chamber Bucks to give a gift to each first responder from our local area fire departments and police departments.
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Sports
Baseball

'It's a heartbreaker'

Sometimes, as much as it may hurt, you just have to tip your hat to the other team, say “Well done,” and move on. With that said, the sting of defeat can still run deep, especially when it’s of the season-ending variety.
Baseball

Substate Final Preview

North Scott and Dubuque Hempstead are no strangers, as the Mustangs claimed a 6-1 victory when the two teams met back on June 17.
Baseball

Another Instant Classic

Really, you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, and you couldn’t have scripted a better ending for a high school baseball game.
Baseball

Lancers strike early and often

Anything can happen when it comes to postseason baseball, but North Scott left little doubt as to why it was the No. 2 seed in its Class 4A substate matchup with Dubuque Senior Friday night.
Opinion
Eugene Kreiter and North Scott don't deserve this
Nobody asked me to write this. Some may be upset that I have and others may wonder why, but I can't help it. The lawsuit filed against the North Scott School District in the Tik-Tok bullying incident, reported skillfully in last week's NSP by Mark Ridolfi, screams for justice.
A banner year for the Lancers, and finally, a time to rest
There is very little down time in high school sports. Coaches and athletes of all ages seem to work year round to build, improve and solidify their respective programs.
Courtyard Estates ground broken
Aug. 2, 2006: A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Courtyard Estates, a new assisted and independent-living facility in Walcott. In addition to the 40-unit main complex, plans also called for 10 duplex units.
GOP officials urge vaccinations, but is Iowa prepared for Delta variant?
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley took to Twitter last week to encourage all eligible Iowans and Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The five Great Enemies of the USA
"We are in great danger: there are threats coming from several sources ..."
National Football League is going woke
"The National Football League is going woke. Now the NFL plans to play the Black Anthem with the Star Spangled Banner ..."
Eldridge made an excellent choice for sesquicentennial parade grand marshal
"There could not have been a better grand marshal to the Eldridge Sesquicentennial than Luella Stark Wiese ..."
The right to vote is important
"I write this to anyone interested in the future of our country ..."
Why we write editorials
Editorials are falling out of favor at many American newspapers, for various reasons, including a desire not to upset and chase away readers.
Who is it OK to infect?
This column originally appeared Sept. 2, 2020
Announcements
Dorla Schroder to mark 90th birthday with open house
Dorla Schroder is celebrating her upcoming 90th birthday! Dorla J. Schroder was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Clinton. She married the late Norman Schroder on Feb. 17, 1951, in Princeton.
Reickards to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house
Tim and Linda Reickard of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 8 with an open house at the Eldridge United Methodist Church, 604 S. 2nd St., Eldridge, from 2-4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No gifts, please.
Obituary: Daniel Ion
Daniel W. Ion, 52, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Obituary: Debra Weston
Debra S. Weston, age 65, of Eldridge, passed away Friday July 23, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.  Visitation will be held Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the Pape Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Obituary: Gene Buckland
Gene L. Buckland, 80, of Davenport, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport.
Obituary: Larry Koberg
Larry Henry Koberg, 72, of Walcott, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at Genesis East.  A celebration of life will be Saturday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at The Runge Mortuary.  Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the mortuary.  Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery.  Memorials may go to the Walcott American Legion, of which he was a member, or to the Hearts & Hands Foundation of Walcott.  Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Harlan Meyer
Mr. Harlan K. Meyer, 92, of DeWitt, died Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2021, at home.
Death Notice: Debra Weston
A funeral service for Debra S. Weston, 65, of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. 
Death Notice: Daniel Ion
A funeral service for Daniel W. Ion, 52, of Princeton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial will be in the McCausland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Death Notice: Gene Buckland
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date for Gene L. Buckland, 80, of Davenport. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Larry Koberg
A celebration of life for Larry Henry Koberg, 72, of Walcott, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 30, from 3-7 p.m. at the mortuary.
Shirley Arp to note 90th birthday with reception
Shirley Arp was born in an old farmhouse on her grandfather’s farm near Probstei in Scott County on Aug. 9, 1931, to Leilla Wulf Arp and Theodore H. Arp.
Jane Cronkleton celebrates 100th birthday July 31
Jane Cronkleton, formerly of Donahue, will celebrate her 100th birthday July 31, 2021.
Shirley Lucas to celebrate 90th birthday with July 25 open house
Shirley Louise (Balsar) Lucas of Davenport will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Sunday, July 25. All friends and family are invited to call from 1-3 p.m. at Eldridge United Methodist Church, 604 S. 2nd St., Eldridge. No gifts, please.
Death Notice: Raymond Eickstaedt
Raymond V. Eickstaedt, 95, of Bettendorf, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Funeral services were held at the Runge Mortuary on July 20, with a visitation beginning at 10:30 and a service starting at noon. He was laid to rest at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
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Have a heart North Scott Foods' Steve Grolmus poses with Ella Dierickx and the $314 donated by NS Foods customers to the American Heart Association.
Walcott Day raffle winners Winners of raffle prizes at Walcott Day included:
Tina's dancers have a good 'Vibe' The Diva Dance Co. and Dream Dance Co., from Tina’s Dance Studio & Tumbling Center recently attended the Hollywood Vibe dance convention and competition held in Des Moines.
Mom blames Tik-Tok prank for 2020 junior high injury A North Scott junior high student claiming injuries in a Feb. 12, 2020 gym class is among at least eight nationwide who got hurt the same way that same month: Being duped by classmates into the skull-breaker challenge popularized on Tik-Tok.
Iossi plans restaurant, retail at First and Lincoln Eldridge’s South First Street bike trail extension looked too good for Ryan Iossi to pass up.
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