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Eldridge braces for UTVs

Eldridge is bracing for utility-terrain, all-terrain vehicles and golf carts on city streets after Iowa legislators opened all county gravel roads to the UTVs effective July 1.

Early deadline for next week's NSP

Deadline for news and advertising for next week's North Scott Press and Bend of the River Bizzzzy Bee will be Friday, July 1 at noon.

SCD long-range plan meeting slated July 6

The Scott Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a public meeting on July 6 at 4:00 p.m. at 6315 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, to discuss long-range conservation planning for the county.

Tony Sacco's closes Eldridge location

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen has closed its 350 E. LeClaire Road, Eldridge store after 18 months.

Infinite Campus replaces Powerschool

In addition to the North Scott school district’s new Final Site contract, the board also is close to implementing Infinite Campus to replace Powerschool, which families used to access student records.

44 join Strawberry Stampede family fun run/walk

The 2022 Strawberry Stampede's third annual family run drew 44 participants June 12 in Long Grove.

North Scott fifth-graders shine at Field Days

What is one of the most anticipated days of the school year came to fruition last month when fifth-graders from all across the North Scott district converged on Lancer Stadium for Field Days. Students participated and competed in a wide variety of events, and following are the results.

Randy Biery will lead Park View Lions

Park View Lions Club members elected Randy Biery as president, succeeding past president Tim Charles, along with a slate of officers.

Lancers earn No. 2 post-season seed after Ankeny comeback

There’s no denying that North Scott’s baseball team’s body of work is impressive, and Saturday’s 9-8 come-from-behind win over No. 8 Ankeny may just have been the crowning touch.

22-0 record rout fuels Lady Lancers to No. 1 regional seed

It was a mixed-bag week for North Scott’s softball team, but by the time rain washed out Saturday’s action at the Linn-Mar/Alburnett Invitational, all still seemed well within Lancer World.

Veterans' Appreciation Night

North Scott's baseball team will host its annual Veterans' Appreciation Night when Clinton comes to town for a non-conference game on Friday, July 1. All veterans will be granted free admission, and be introduced between the junior varsity and varsity games. They will also receive a free sandwich and drink from the North Scott Athletic Boosters.

It's make-or-break time for Lancers

Call it the calm before the storm.
Pure fun on CCT stage
If higher gas prices have got you down, you need go no further than the North Scott High School Fine Arts Auditorium for an evening – or afternoon – of pure fun.
1997: Lancer Productions shines
July 2, 1997:  Lancer Productions brought the house down with its production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live” at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., performing for more than 3,000 people from around the world.
Iowa Supreme Court sanctions lawmakers' midnight shell games
Iowans’ ability to stay informed about what’s happening in the state legislature took another body blow recently – and lawmakers aren’t even in session.
How quickly does a government body have to produce a record?
QUESTION: How much time does a government body have to produce a requested record?
Abortion: Supply and demand
"We know that abortion goes hand in hand with unwanted pregnancies. So, how do we, as a society, lessen unwanted pregnancies ..."
Balancing the problem of two rights
"My topic is abortion, where we should be considering, calmly and courteously, the problem of two rights: the right of a woman to decide what should be done to her body and the right of a child to be born ..."
Justice Thomas' stunning hypocrisy
"Justice Thomas welcomes the protection provided to his interracial marriage by the Constitution but would deny the very same Constitutional protection to same sex-marriage spouses ..."
Dad's-eye view: The legacy of Rustic Ridge Golf Course
"So began the saga of the golf course that is an icon of Eldridge and a shining asset to its residents ..."
Retain small-town appeal: Slow down for the good of Eldridge
"... If an attractive community like Eldridge wants to retain its small-town appeal beyond its facade, then its citizens need to slow down and think about how their actions affect others ..."
Challenge: Live with less plastic
"Plastic creates toxins during production, use, and disposal. Current recycling rates are abysmal, at 6 percent last year, resulting in 94 percent ending up in landfills or as litter in our streets and waterways ..."
Engelbrechts celebrating 50 years of marriage July 1
Dean and Pam Engelbrecht of Davenport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Branson, Mo.
Obituary: Delmar Gilbert
Delmar A. Gilbert, 88, of Eldridge, was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Dixon, the son of Arnold and Florence (Reese) Gilbert.  He was united in marriage to Eljean Arp.  She preceded him in death in 1997.  Delmar was united in marriage to Alberta (Porter) Fahrenkrog on Nov. 1, 1998, in Davenport.
Obituary: Loretta Ried
Loretta Jean (Lynde) Ried, 82, of Eldridge, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at her home.
Death Notice: Loretta Ried
A funeral service for Loretta Jean (Lynde) Ried, 82, of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Loretta and Richard Hartz to note 60 years of marriage
Loretta and Richard Hartz of LeClaire will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering and light luncheon. Friends and family may call beginning at 1 p.m. July 23 at Huckleberry Park, 501 Huckleberry Lane, right by the water tower in LeClaire. There is a playground for the young ones. No gifts, please.
Obituary: Frederick Bartels
Frederick W. Bartels, 84, Bettendorf, formerly of Bryant, passed away at Unity Point-Trinity Hospital, Bettendorf, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carson & Son Funeral Home, Maquoketa. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, June 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m., also at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.
Obituary: Michael Mohr
Michael Norman Mohr, 68, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, unexpectedly while working. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eldridge. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at the Runge Mortuary. There will be a private burial, where he will be laid to rest at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in his name to Cornerstone Baptist Church or to the family. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Mary Margaret Mahoney
Mary Margaret Mahoney, 98, of Walcott, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Courtyard Estates of Walcott. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 (today), at Allens Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to attend, please meet at Weerts Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m.
Death Notice: Delmar Gilbert
Delmar A. Gilbert, 88, of Eldridge, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Davenport Lutheran Home. No services or visitation will be held. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death notice: Dale Arentson, 100
Dale Arentson A funeral service for Dale Martin Arentson, 100, of Eldridge, was held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Visitation was Monday from 10 a.m. …
Wayne Meyer turns 90
Wayne Meyer of Eldridge is celebrating his 90th birthday on June 22 with a family dinner. Wayne grew up on a farm on Buttermilk Road and has lived in Eldridge most of his life. He retired as a …
Obituary: Dorothy M. Pietscher
Dorothy M. PietscherDorothy M. Pietscher, 87, of Camanche passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at her home in Park Vista Retirement Community in Camanche. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m, Friday June …
Obituary: Marilyn Stark
Marilyn Stark Marilyn Jean Stark, 92, of West Branch, formerly of Davenport, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.  Services were Thursday, June 9, at …
Death Notice: Dale Arentson
A funeral service for Dale Martin Arentson, 100, of Eldridge, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - noon on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Jim Belk to celebrate 90th birthday with open house
Jim Belk of Long Grove will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house on June 11. All friends and relatives are invited to call starting at noon at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 775 E. LeClaire Road, Eldridge. No gifts, please.
More local news
Blue Grass Legion honors area students The Blue Grass American Legion Post 711 recently presented the 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest awards and certificates at the elementary schools in Blue Grass and Buffalo.
Long Grove Civic League has a can donation center at the ballpark Have you been disposing of 5-cent redeemable cans and bottles in the trash or recycling? Or do you waste gas driving miles to get to a place you can redeem them?
'Joseph' back on stage this weekend Countryside Community Theatre's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" returns to the North Scott Fine Arts Auditorium July 1-2 at 7 p.m. and July 3 at 2 p.m.
Public meeting July 15 on Cordova nuclear plant exercise The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state of Iowa, and Clinton and Scott counties in Iowa will participate with Constellation Generation in a one-day exercise on July 12 at the Quad Cities Generating Station, near Cordova, Ill. The routine exercise will test the abilities of the state of Iowa, the utility, and the participating counties to protect the health and safety of the public living and working in the vicinity of the Quad Cities Generating Station.
Puppet theater brings Iowa history to life West Liberty is home to a unique form of entertainment.