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Princeton City Council

Tax credit deal for for Bettendorf Catholic school nets $5,000

Princeton council members voted June 13 to provide tax credits to investors in a Bettendorf Catholic school, in exchange for a $5,000 fee Mayor Travis Volrath said the city will bank for future use.

High school hosts active shooter drill June 25

Eldridge police and fire, Scott County sheriff’ deputies, Iowa State troopers and Princeton officers will conduct an active shooter drill that will close Eldridge’s South Fifth Street from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 25.

Air show road closures

The Quad City Air Show flies overhead for practices and shows Thursday through Sunday, forcing closures to parts of Buttermillk and Slopertown Roads, and South First Street.

Andy Lane moves on with Hy-Vee

The party may have been in his honor on Saturday, but Hy-Vee’s Andy Lane was still busily working away, manning the grill and dishing out hamburgers and hot dogs.
North Scott School Board

Vendors pitch in on next student-built home planned in Long Grove

James Simmons and Dave Linnenbrink presented a series of bids for next year’s student-built home in Long Grove including:

Eldridge Lions are lunchmakers

The Eldridge Lions helped make 290 lunches for the North Scott Feed Our Children program at Faith Lutheran Church this week.  The Lions also donated $1,000 to help with supplies for this needed program. 

Scott County Cops 'n bobbers

Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane and deputies hosted about 100 kids Saturday at Lost Grove Lake.

Zane Rus expands Eldridge basketball camp for all

On June 22, Zane Rus is conducting the Spectrum Hoops Camp, a basketball day-camp designed for children on the autism, ADD, and ADHD spectrum with a capacity for 12.
Sheriff & Police news
View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the June 19 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the June 19 NSP!


Little Leaguers take the field

The North Scott Little League program consists of over 600 kids across 49 teams.

'It gives us a boost in confidence'

No matter what the records or rankings say, every Lancer athletics team has Bettendorf circled on its schedule.

Celebrating in many different ways

While it was only a five-game week for North Scott baseball, there was no shortage of excitement.
Girls' Basketball

Linnenbrink ready to lead Lancers

With over two decades of coaching experience under his belt, David Linnenbrink is ready to make the jump to varsity.

'Things are going to start clicking'

The ingredients for North Scott baseball’s success are all there.
Lessons learned with Iowa's top community journalists
At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
YMCA off to great start; thanks and best wishes, Chance!
The YMCA advisory board and friends held a farewell reception Thursday afternoon for North Scott YMCA director Chance Berger at Iron Tee, a fancy new arcade and golf driving venue at the Bett Plex just east of Middle Road in northern Bettendorf.
1984: Scott County eyes Eldridge for roads building
June 20, 1984: Scott County Secondary Roads officials were awaiting the results of a feasibility study for a new Central Maintenance Facility in Eldridge. Workers said the current building was cramped and poorly insulated and ventilated. The total estimated cost of a new facility was $1.25 million.
Shoutouts to mighty Maysville athletes ahead of June 22 block party
"Come support the Maysville Fire Department Block Party for live music and food trucks all day, noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 22 ..."
Miller-Meeks seems blind to climate change
"Miller-Meeks knows the game. Her advocacy for fossil fuel and her lengthy record of undermining green renewable energy industries lead to an obvious conclusion ..."
Thanks for Spike coverage, and condolences to his deputy handler
"It is so fitting to observe Spike’s passing in such a way as was portrayed and commemorated as the NSP has done ..."
The night we surprised Iowa's version of Will Rogers
The people of Jackson County are lucky that Lowell Carlson chose a career in journalism, even if he didn't own the paper. The archives of the Bellevue Herald-Leader and to a lesser degree the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press are chock full of well-told stories, under Lowell's byline, of everyone from presidents to ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things.
1974: Primary voters pick among 16 supervisor candidates
June 12, 1974: In the race for Scott County Board of Supervisors, Republicans Robert Duax, Bob Meyer and Les Schick, and Democrats Monica Walton, Wes Elliott and Pete Mathews emerged victorious in a primary that had 16 candidates between the two parties.
'I am so glad we bet on the farm instead of the newspaper'
The following item was published in the June 5 issues of the DeWitt Observer and Maquoketa Sentinel-Press.
Iowa nursing homes fight common-sense rules
The Biden administration recently finalized a rule that would require nursing homes in America to have a minimum level of staff on duty at all times.
Jerry and Kathy Burks celebrate 50th anniversary with family
Jerry and Kathy Burks of Bettendorf celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise family dinner orchestrated by their children on June 1 at Biaggi’s.
Tommy Ganzer to celebrate 60th birthday June 26
Tommy Ganzer of Donahue will celebrate his 60th birthday June 26. He was born June 26, 1964.
Carol Fink to celebrate 80th birthday with open house
Carol Fink of Davenport will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house on June 30. All friends and relatives are invited to call starting at noon at the Blue Grass American Legion, 106 S. Juniata St., Blue Grass. No gifts, please.
Birth: Grayson Smith
Quentin and Samantha (Cronkleton) Smith of Donahue are the parents of a son born at 5:07 p.m. May 14, 2024, at Trinity Medical Center, Bettendorf.
Obituary: Loren Thede
Loren Harvey Thede, 78, of Davenport, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at The Ivy in Davenport.  Services will be Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Memorials may go to Vera French.  Online condolences may be left at rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: June Wilson
June Wilson, 89, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Fieldstone in DeWitt.
Death Notice: Loren Thede
A funeral service for Loren Harvey Thede, 78, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the mortuary.
Birth: Sylvie Schneider
Kevin and Alexis Schneider of Madison, Wis., are the proud parents of a baby girl, Sylvie Ruth, born at 9:50 a.m. May 21, 2024, at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz., and 19¾ inches long.
Obituary: Kathryn Thornton
Kathryn D. Thornton, 89, a resident of rural Princeton, died on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at her home.
Obituary: Delmar 'Deac' Ryan
Funeral services for Delmar “Deac” Ryan, 85, of Eldridge, were at 4 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Family greeted friends on Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church. Private family burial took place on Tuesday, June 11, at the Long Grove Christian Church Cemetery, Long Grove.
Obituary: Ione Nelson
Ione I. Nelson, 90, of Eldridge, passed away on June 4, 2024, in her home. Per her wishes, there will be no services or visitation. Mississippi Valley Cremation assisted the family with arrangements.
Obituary: David Doerscher
David Wayne Doerscher, 66, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away on June 3, 2024, at his home.  He was born on May 16, 1958, in Davenport to Kenneth Wayne and Judith Kay Lepper Doerscher.  He graduated from North Scott High School in Eldridge in 1976.  On May 25, 1985, he married Cindy Hanna in Bloomfield.  The couple had one daughter, Allison, and enjoyed 27 wonderful years of marriage before Cindy passed away on Nov. 1, 2012.
Death Notice Delmar 'Deac' Ryan
A funeral service for Delmar "Deac" Ryan, 85, of Eldridge, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Private family burial will be Tuesday in the Long Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Henningsens to note 50th anniversary with open house
Marvin and Cindi Henningsen of Long Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on June 22. All friends and relatives are invited to come from 4-8 p.m. at Buzzy’s in Welton. No gifts, please. Please come celebrate with live music, food, drinks and card playing!
Oetzmanns to celebrate 60th anniversary with family
Ron and Donna Oetzmann of Long Grove will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at a later date.
More local news
Walcott’s Victory Park updated to Armed Forces Field Walcott’s Victory Park has been renamed Armed Forces Field, with a new scoreboard donated by Walcott American Legion groups.
Scott County GOP opens new campaign headquarters The Scott County Republican Party moved into new campaign headquarters at 4711 N. Brady Street, Suite 1, in Davenport’s Walnut Center. 
$263K bid wins Townsend Farms Trail contract Eldridge council members on Monday awarded a $263,396 bid to Triple B Construction, of Wilton, to build a 0.4 mile paved trail over city owned land through Townsend Farms addition.
Tri-County Band launches summer season June 27 The Tri-County Community Band has officially begun its circuit of summer performances. This is their second year under the direction of Kevin Mundt, the band teacher at Durant High School. Everyone high school age and older with prior musical experience are welcome to join the 46 current members, all volunteers from the area. The band is proud to have several generations of families playing alongside one another.
Iowa education ranking remains strong, but no longer No. 1 Iowa scored relatively well in education rankings among the states, but with declining test scores and on-time high school graduation rates decreasing, the state has fallen from its highs of previous years, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.