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North Scott School Board

North Scott ag center talks advance

Negotiations to build an agriculture center with Eastern Iowa Community College are aiming for a $14 million building with at least $5 million coming from the college district.
North Scott School Board

10 Davenport students open enroll into North Scott

The district ended this school year with 37 more students than enrolled in August, a big jump that Superintendent Joe Stutting said may just be a start.

Cinnamon Ridge hosts 5th annual Expo on the Ridge June 25

Midwest farm experts return to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farms June 25 for the fifth annual Expo on the Ridge with 11 a.m. tours, a noon lunch, and a 3 p.m. roundtable discussion on ag issues

Crafty Armstrong student solves classroom storage dilemma

What happens when a big-hearted fourth-grader has too much stuff in her Armstrong Elementary desk?

Humvees for sale: Battle tested, but rarely used

For sale: Three battle-tested vehicles that have been mostly sitting idle since their mid-2000s Army service.
Eldridge City Council

Police get two Dodge Challengers instead of one Tahoe

Council members supported interim police chief Joe Sisler’s proposal to forego a planned purchase of one Chevy Tahoe police vehicle budgeted at $44,000, and instead, come up with another $12,197.34 to cover two new Dodge Charger squads.

Belgian Malinois Deputy Denali joins sheriff's department

Deputy Zach Ahrens and wife, Taylor, and daughter, Emerson, pose with Denali, the sheriff’s department’s newest police dog.

Virgil Grissom students honored

Virgil Grissom students honored
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Sports

Comet boys win two of three

The West Liberty High School baseball team notched two more victories to their total this week, after spitting a double-header with Regina and dominating Bellevue, 13-0. The Comets of coach Troy …

Off-season work could mean third straight trip to state

Hard work in the off-season is likely to help the West Liberty High School boys soccer team make a third-straight return trip to the Iowa Class 1A State Tournament next spring, third year soccer …
Baseball

Puzzle pieces coming together

Perhaps North Scott has figured out this pitching thing, and the overall puzzle is starting to fall into place.
Softball

Ralfs, Paige Westlin power Lancers to split with West

There’s something to be said about playing “Lancer Softball,” and North Scott seemed to get that message Monday night.
Opinion
The magic of Meredith Willson
"I’m sitting on a patio eating my breakfast trying to gather my thoughts after a very eventful week …"
The circle of life in a caring community
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks, and a time when I’ve seen the circle of life in a caring community, from a much-anticipated visit from my 16-month-old granddaughter, to the death of my 87-year-old father-in-law.
Town councils stand up for the thin brown line
Dig deep into the merits of government-owned water and sewer utilities and things get murky.
Peeters wins praise at Luther
June 23, 1971: North Scott graduate Bernie Peeters earned high praise from one of his coaches at Luther College after leading the school to its ninth consecutive Iowa Conference Track and Field Championship. Peeters won the high jump and triple jump. He had also played an integral role in the football team’s success during the school year. Assistant football and head track coach Bob Naslund said, “There is only one Bernie Peeters. Luther College has never had a young man quite like him.”
Lagoon at Sheridan Meadows Park should be improved
"I encourage the Eldridge elected officials to invest in our city and natural environment by making Sheridan Meadows pond improvements a priority and a foreseeable reality ..."
How can anyone kill a tiny baby?
"Abortion is the most heinous crime there is ..."
Lucky Frog supports Meals on Wheels
"How great that Lucky Frog stepped up to help others at a time when all restaurants were struggling ..."
1981: Eldridge might get cable TV
June 18, 1981: Jerry Cavanaugh of Quint Cities Cablevision reported to the Eldridge City Council that cable television services was anticipated to become available to residents by August. He said the service would be up and running in Long Grove in October.
Staying grounded amidst distractions that tear us apart
We give you flowers so your home may always know beauty, Bread so your home may never know hunger, Salt so it may always have flavor, A candle so your home will never know darkness And sugar, so that life will always be sweet.
'I'm excited to share my perspective and tell your stories'
I have always believed our lives are fueled by stories. Stories engage us. We share them, tell them, read them, write them, watch them, and listen to them. They are all around us, and everyone has their own to tell. But most importantly, stories offer us perspective.
Announcements
Obituary: Susan Woodford
Susan Carol Woodford, 78, of Princeton, passed away peacefully at home Friday, June 11, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, July 2, at the Boll’s Community Center (428 River Dr., Princeton, IA, 52768). Memorials may be made in Susan’s honor to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Christine Norton
Christine L. Norton, 56, of LeClaire, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport. 
Obituary: Dorothy Bayles
Dorothy “Dottie” Bayles, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center.
Obituary: Dale LeClair
Dale Leo LeClair, 79, a lifelong resident of Iowa, died June 13, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. 
Obituary: Orville Elmshaeuser
Orville Leonard Elmshaeuser, 87, a resident of Grand Haven in Eldridge, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Obituary: Marilyn Lamp
A Celebration of Life for Marilyn M. Lamp, 87, of Fairview, Iowa, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Walcott American Legion. Burial will be at noon on Sunday in the Walcott Cemetery.
Obituary: Eleanor Niemann
Eleanor Esther “Ellie” Niemann, age 83, of Walcott, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  A visitation was held from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.  A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 21, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott.  Burial took place in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Calvary United Methodist Church, Durant Ambulance and Walcott Fire Department in her memory.  Online condolences may be shared at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Eva 'Chris' Carr
A graveside funeral service for Eva C. “Chris” Carr, 78, of Promise City, Iowa, formerly of LeClaire, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Jack’s Cemetery, LeClaire. Visitation will be 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Obituary: Warren Gries
A burial service for Warren Gries, 73, of Long Grove, was held Monday, June 21, at Rock Island National Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Christine Norton
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Christine L. Norton, 56, of LeClaire, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, rural Scott County. Visitation will be Friday, June 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with additional visitation one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at the church.
Death Notice: Eva 'Chris' Carr
A graveside funeral service for Eva C. "Chris" Carr, 78, of Promise City, Iowa, formerly of LeClaire, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Jack's Cemetery, LeClaire. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - noon on Saturday at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Death Notice: Susan Woodford
A Celebration of Life service for Susan Carol Woodford, 78, of Princeton, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Boll's Community Center, Princeton. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Orville Elmshaeuser
A Celebration of Life service for Orville Leonard Elmshaeuser, 87, a resident of Grand Haven, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Park View Lutheran Church. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Ogallala, Neb. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Death Notice: Warren Gries
Burial for Warren Gries, 73, of Long Grove, will be Monday, June 21, at Rock Island National Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Marilyn Lamp
A celebration of life service for Marilyn M. Lamp, 87, of Fairview, Iowa, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Walcott American Legion. Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery at noon.
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Invest $1 in heart health for North Scott women North Scott Foods is giving everyone a chance beginning June 21 to put their hearts into the fight against women’s heart disease.
Dancing off to the future Two graduating seniors celebrated their last recital with Tina’s Dance Studio & Tumbling Center in Eldridge earlier this month. 
Severe weather warning: Hail, heavy rain, winds, 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday A National Weather Service warning alerts Scott County residents to storms 8 p.m. Friday, June 18 through 3 a.m. Saturday, June 19 in an area that falls across the entire Quad Cities region.
Eldridge leaders talk about the town in four WHBF videos Eldridge leaders joined WHBF's Jim Niedelman for about 20 minutes of conversation presented in four videos accessible through this link.
Eldridge featured on WHBF 30-minute special 4:30 p.m. today Eldridge Mayor Marty O'Boyle, junior high principal John Hawley and North Scott Chamber of Commerce director Tabbitha Kramer are guests 4:30-5 p.m. today on  WHBF Channel 4 News Over Coffee show
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