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Iowa vaccine rollout slower than most states

Iowa is 17th among states administering vaccines, but lags near last among those that have received it, according to per capita data from the Centers for Disease Control reported Monday.

Top farm land sales of 2020

Genesis Systems’ $1.47 million purchase of 37 acres just east of its Harrison Street plant near the Davenport airport is among the largest farmland purchases recorded in rural Scott County this year.

Eldridge settlements clear way for intersection

Seth Porter said his family will accept an $11,500 hike in Eldridge’s offer to use their property to expand the First Street and LeClaire Road intersection.

Supervisors salute human trafficking prevention

Scott County supervisors proclaimed January as slavery and human trafficking prevention month, and commended former state senator Maggie Tinsman’s leadership on the issue.
North Scott School Board

March referendum asks voters to continue school's use of sales tax

North Scott voters will be asked March 2 to allow the school board to continue using sales tax proceeds for future projects, or dedicate all of the 1-percent tax revenue to lower the property tax rate.

Cindy Fier ends 48-year nursing career

Cindy Fier is hanging up her stethoscope.

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Jan. 13 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Jan. 13 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Jan. 13 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Jan. 13 NSP!
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Sports
Wrestling

Lancers build their résumé

Talk about snubbing your noses at state rankings.
Boys' Basketball

Lancers continue to be a work in progress

Shamus Budde was right. After watching his team come out of the holiday break with a convincing 62-46 win over Central DeWitt on Tuesday (Jan. 5), he warned that there will be nights when it will be hard for his team to score.
Girls' Basketball

Creating their own identity

The streak is over. Long live the streak.
Bowling

Lancer boys snare rare win over North

North Scott’s boys’ bowling team couldn’t have picked a better way to wrap up 2020, and the Lancers did so in style with an impressive 2,842-2,777 win over Davenport North on Monday, Dec. 21.
Opinion
Our oath must be to principles, not personalities
I took my first oath at age 9 when I joined the Cub Scouts: On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Law of the Pack; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Memories of McCausland's 'little slice of heaven'
Early on in my NSP career, one of my regular Wednesday routines was making Bizzy Bee ad calls on Mohr Implement in Eldridge, P&W Implement in Donahue and Steve’s Auto Sales in McCausland.
1996: Walcott Legion celebrated 75 years
Jan. 17, 1996: The Walcott American Legion celebrated its 75th anniversary. The organization was chartered in January of 1921.
Senator can make a difference. Will he?
"Stand up, Chuck Grassley. After 45 years in Washington, D. C. it is time for you to stand up for all Iowans, make your political voice heard loud and clear, and do the right thing for America ..."
Truth and reconciliation needed now
"It is time for truth and reconciliation commissions on the national and local levels to have honest, if difficult, discussions about the damage that has been and is still being caused by White Nationalists and Supremacists with their hate of our fellow Americans ..."
What level of sin would you call this?
"Donald Trump is so desperate to stay in power, that he and his lawyer Rudy Guiliani will lie any lie to manipulate his supporters ..."
Do away with Electoral College
"Why is it that we use popular vote for every other election in our country except for our presidential election ..."
Don't subject others to diseases
"I am totally amazed and saddened to think that people are against vaccines ..."
Educators are doing a good job; science is not at odds with the Bible
"The study of science for the most part is not at odds with the Bible and our Christian faith ..."
Announcements
Death Notice: Roger Bourn
A funeral service for Roger A. "Rod" Bourn, 76, of Princeton, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Princeton.
Death Notice: Dona Cawiezell
A private funeral Mass and burial will be held for Dona Marlene Cawiezell, 86,. of Eldridge. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Darold Busch
A memorial service for Darold L. Busch, 81, of Donahue, will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove. 
Obituary: Allan Kirby
Allan R. Kirby, 77, a former resident of Grand Haven in Eldridge, died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at the Kahl Home in Davenport.
Obituary: Robert McDermott
Robert “Bob” L. McDermott, 85, of Eldridge, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021, at Manor Care.  A visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m. at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary.  Burial followed at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials may be left to King’s Harvest Animal Shelter.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.Cunnick-Collinsmortuary.com.
Obituary: Kenneth Storjohann
Kenneth D. Storjohann, 75, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. There will be a private family service at Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton, with burial in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to his church or the Vietnam Veterans #299, Rock Island. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.therungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Betty Sue Leeman
A funeral service for Betty Sue Leeman, 76, of Chelsea, Mich., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 (today), at the Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.
Obituary: Patricia Fisher
A private family funeral service will be held for Patricia “Pat” Fisher, 77, of Davenport, formerly of Grand Mound. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Obituary: Richard Doyle
A service celebrating the life of Richard “Dick” Doyle, 77, of Princeton, will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Princeton. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Obituary: Jimmie Mangels
Private funeral services were held for Jimmie C. Mangels, 84, of Bettendorf. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.
Obituary: Evelyn Matejcek
A funeral service for Evelyn Louise Matejcek, 84, of Buffalo, will be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 13 (today), at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo.
Obituary: Donna Moore
Donna Lou Moore, 91, of Blue Grass, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at her home. A private funeral service and interment was in the Blue Grass Cemetery. The Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, assisted the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Kim Buckland
Kim L. "Buck" Buckland, 60, of Princeton, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Betty Leeman
A funeral service for Betty Sue Leeman, 76, of Chelsea, Mich., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.
Death Notice: Patricia Fisher
A private family funeral service will be held for Patricia "Pat" Fisher, 77, of Davenport, formerly of Grand Mound. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Operahouse Theatre to close until spring Ben and Laura Miers, managers of the Operahouse Theatre in DeWitt, have announced they’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily close the theater beginning Monday, Jan. 18, and reopen in the spring. 
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Scott County supervisors renew board and commission appointments Scott County supervisors meeting Dec. 22 renewed the following annual board and commission appointments. Dr. Kathleen Hanson and Dr. Larry Squire to the Board of Health. Eldridge mayor Marty …
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Scott County meeting videos now accessible online Scott County supervisors posted their first online meeting, launching the archiving of live recordings with each agenda on the county website, scottcounty.iowa.com. The one-hour, nine-minute video …
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