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ATV accident near Princeton injures 6

An ATV accident west of Princeton Thursday evening injured six occupants, two of whom were flown to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

School board salutes nurses

North Scott school board members applauded the district's nursing staff. During Monday's board meeting at Shepard Elementary in Long Grove, board president Joni Dittmer thanked them for their service

Charter members honored

Charter members of Eldridge United Methodist Church were recognized at the church's 50th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Church youth remember

Young adults who were active in the youth groups of Eldridge United Methodist Church shared positive experiences of growing up in the church at the church's 50th anniversary celebration Nov. 20.

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the November 30 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the November 30 NSP!

Park View water adds online account options

New software is bringing Park View Water and Sanitary District customers quicker and easier access to their bills and account information.

Kinley's big day

Friday was a big day for Virgil Grissom fifth-grader Kinley Albrecht. It was two days before her 11th birthday, and that night, she was having a sleepover with 10 of her friends.

Eldridge native Erin Gentz to lead growing NSP news team

With an eye toward the future and a healthy dose of respect for the past, North Scott Press publisher Josh Byers is announcing several staff changes at the award-winning weekly newspaper.
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Sports
Boys' Wrestling

Lancer cupboard far from bare

After strong performances by North Scott’s fall sports teams, the Lancer wrestling program is ready to continue the hot streak.
Boys' Basketball

McLaughlin era officially tips off at North Scott

Thanksgiving is history and Christmas is in the air, and the winds of change are also blowing through North Scott’s boys’ basketball program.
Girls' Basketball

Lancers face early season dose of adversity

Disregard the final score, and don’t go hitting the panic button. It’s way too early for that.
Football

Gerardy, Petersen and Schneckloth nab first-team honors

After its second state semifinal appearance in the last three years, North Scott was well represented on the Class 4A all-state football teams released by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association last week.
Opinion
A big step forward for Eldridge and North Scott
It's hard to believe it was almost three years ago, in January and February 2020, that these editorial pages were flooded with letters in support of the March 3. 2020, vote for the North Scott YMCA.
Transition builds on strong foundation
A thousand right ways exist to run a newspaper, and a few wrong ones.
'Confidence that we will be just fine'
Look, I’m just as surprised as you are.
Green is president of Iowa barbers
Nov. 29, 1972: Gene Green, of Gene’s Barbershop in Eldridge, was elected president of Chapter 1310 of the Iowa Associated Master Barbers. The organization was formed to further the professional knowledge and ability of its members.
Keep eyes on the road, not the sky!
"I predict a massive multi-car/truck/motorcycle pile-up on our new many- million-dollar speed trap, the I-74 bridge ..."
A bloated, unbridled ego
"We must inform the Republican party that we will not endure the corrupt, do-nothing course they insist on. Listen to the voters. Abandon your outdated platform. Use your resources to elect a candidate who represents the people who work, who define this republic ..."
Congratulations, Scott, on retirement!
"A big congratulations to Scott, on your retirement!  I hate to see you leave, but you are very deserving of the time off ..."
'Beautiful article about our daughter'
"We would like to thank Scott Campbell for taking the time to write such a beautiful article about our daughter, Kinley ..."
'Count your blessings, instead of sheep'
Wednesday night, Linda and I took advantage of an early season special at Circa '21 Dinner Theatre to see the classic "White Christmas." Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, stars of the 1954 movie, were not on stage, but Kyle Defauw and Melissa Whitworth rendered a dreamy rendition of the Irving Berlin classic, "Count Your Blessings."
With retirement looming, I am indeed blessed
Two weeks ago, North Scott’s football season came to an end in the Class 4A semifinals, and really, so did my career of regularly covering the Lancers.
Announcements
Death Notice: David Friederichs
David Russel Friederichs, 91, of Kansas City, formerly of Scott County, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Celebrations of life will be held in Kansas City in the spring, and at the Dixon American Legion on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Further details will be announced.
Burkampers to celebrate 60 years of marriage with family
Gary L. and Marlene A. Burkamper of Dixon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Cards may be sent to the couple at 30929 70th Ave., Dixon, IA 52742.
Carol Steward-Sterner to note 90th birthday with party
Carol Steward-Sterner will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 8 at Cabo’s in Eldridge at 6 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.
Birth: Hendricks Kieger
Corvin and Addy Kieger of Eldridge are the parents of a son born at 3:14 p.m. Sept. 22, 2022, at Trinity UnityPoint, Bettendorf.
Obituary: James Doolittle
James F. Doolittle, 87, of Blue Grass, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Private family services will be planned later for interment at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery.  Jim was an avid philanthropist, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in his memory.  Online condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Marianne Meyer
Memorial services for Marianne Meyer, 84, of Eldridge, will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Family will greet friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, at a later date.  
Obituary: Deborah DeWeese
Our dear mother, Deborah “Deb” Lynn Dies DeWeese (63), passed away peacefully in the mountains of North Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, surrounded by friends and family. She was the daughter of Duane Dies and Betty Carlson Carter and was a graduate of North Scott High School in Eldridge. She enjoyed genealogy, gold and gem mining, and jewelry making.  Her greatest joy was being Grammy to her four grandchildren and a big sister to her three siblings.
Obituary: Violet Olds
A memorial service for Violet Marie Olds, 90, was held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Cunnick-Collins Celebration of Life Center, Davenport. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the mortuary. Per her wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and private family inurnment followed in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Death Notice: Phil Roberts
Phil Roberts, 73, of Walcott, a contributing writer of The NSP, died Nov. 28 at Davenport Lutheran Home hospice. A celebration of life service will be held in the spring. Weerts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An obituary will be published in next week’s NSP and at northscottpress.com.
Death Notice: Marianne Meyer
A memorial service for Marianne Meyer, 84, of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date.
Death Notice: Violet Olds
A memorial service for Violet M. Olds, 90, will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Cunnick-Collins Celebration of Life Center, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.  Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and private family inurnment will follow in Davenport Memorial Park. 
Birth: Blair Grunwald
Reid and Samantha Grunwald of Long Grove are the parents of a daughter born at 9:04 a.m. Nov. 18, 2022, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.
Obituary: Arnita Kemp
Well, I did it! After 26 years of surgeries, cancers, chemo, radiation, monthly shots to slow another cancer down and diabetes, I finally moved to God's Place on November 17, 2022. I believe He let me in! I wanted no visitation, so, hopefully, the kids said goodbye to me, had a nice meal and are busy figuring out what to do with all my "treasures." I, on the other hand, always wanted a smoking hot body, and thanks to cremation I finally got one. Burial will have to wait until Don's ready to join me, whenever that may be. We'll be sharing a plot in Spragueville, Iowa's cemetery.
Death Notice: James Doolittle
James “Jim” Doolittle, age 87, of Blue Grass, died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.  Arrangements are pending at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.
Births: Roland Flenker, Aaron Eckermann
Births: Roland Flenker, Aaron Eckermann
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St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus continue their generosity The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus had another good year, and as a result the organization was able to continue their generosity to the community.
Recount flips one race, and narrows GOP margins The 488 absentee ballots missed in county auditor Kerri Tompkins’ election night recount included 4,969 votes cast for Democrats and 2,706 for Republicans.
Riverdale firefighters honor former chief Rverdale volunteer firefighters met former chief and veteran Floyd Bruns at the Quad City Airport for an Honor Flight.
Six earn American FFA degrees; Chapter merits 5th consecutive all-star rating Six North Scott FFA chapter students earned American FFA degrees, the highest honor the National FFA Organization can bestow on a student.
Walcott rallies for family of fire victims A Walcott family is raising donations to help with the tragic loss of a 2-year-old child and serious injuries to at least two others from an early morning fire at the Walcott Estates mobile home park on Nov. 14.
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