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Details from Sunday night's violence in Davenport

Scott County Attorney Mike Walton issued this account of shootings, vandalism and arrests Sunday, May 31 and Saturday June 1. On May 31, 2020 at 11:12 PM Davenport Police responded to 3100 block …

Iowa sees surge of hunting, fishing licenses

Iowans looking for a break from isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic bought far more hunting and fishing licenses than usual, state records show.

Scott County, Davenport receive COVID relief funds

Congressman Dave Loebsack announced June 1 that both Scott County and the City of Davenport have been awarded grants through the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) FY20 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program.

New program helps those at risk of losing homes

The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced a new program May 29 aimed at helping Iowans at risk of losing their homes.

New unemployment benefits available for Iowans

Iowa Workforce Development on May 29 detailed new unemployment benefits for Iowans.

Food qualifies as disability-related expense

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has clarified food is a qualified disability-related expense for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account owners.

Iowans may be eligible for Santander settlement

Some Iowans may be eligible for restitution after a settlement was reached between Santander Consumer USA Inc. and attorneys general in 34 states, according to the Iowa Attorney General’s office.

Trail progress

Pavement covers Eldridge's abandoned railroad as Valley Construction crews advance extension of the trail along First Street south to Lincoln Road.
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Relive girls’ soccer highlights on Iowa PBS

Iowa PBS and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) will relive the incredible action of past soccer seasons and honor graduating senior team members in a new Iowa PBS Sports Soccer Highlights Special. The program will feature some of the most memorable moments from the girls’ state soccer championships and more. It will premiere live on Facebook and YouTube Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Summer sports camps delayed until July 1

Even though the baseball and softball teams are set to begin practicing June 1, Lancer summer sports camps are on hold until at least July 1. In addition, the Lancer Athletic Building will be closed for strength training until at least that time.

It's safe to 'Play Ball'

The collective sigh of relief that reverberated across Lancer Nation Wednesday morning quickly turned into shouts of joy as Governor Kim Reynolds gave the green light to “play ball” in terms of high school baseball and softball this summer.

Schroeder: 'I worry about the safety of the kids'

Preliminary schedules have been designed for shortened baseball and softball seasons, but North Scott activities director Jason Schroeder said there are a lot of decisions to be made before players could ever take the field.
Opinion
'Can't we all get along?'
The contrast was stark. On Sunday afternoon at 1:30, Linda and I sat in lawn chairs in our front yard on South 8th Street and cheered … Read More
A celebration like none other at North Scott
Really, we should have expected nothing less. After all, this is North Scott. What a great day to be a Lancer. Read More
Reflection on Sunday's tragedies: Protesters don't need guns
Gunfire hit and killed Italia Marie Kelly as she rode with others about midnight Sunday at the Walmart on Davenport’s West Kimberly … Read More
The day Mark Minnick fired me
“Mark was a terrific boss, mentor and friend. I learned so much from him,” I told Dar Danielson of Radio Iowa when he phoned … Read More
1980: Lancer relay team wins State
June 5, 1980: The boys’ mile relay team of Craig Power, Mike Staack, Kevin Geary and Mike Ferris were champions at the state track … Read More
Sue Kane put teachers first
When I think about Sue Kane’s contributions to the district, it is hard to know where to start.  Read More
Session resumes: State of the state
On May 26, Gov. Reynolds signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. This proclamation continues the … Read More
Iowa continues to ease restrictions
Iowa continues to ease business restrictions over the next few weeks. Starting May 28, bars, wineries, breweries, and distilleries … Read More
Six tips: How to protest wisely
"So, go ahead and protest, but please do it wisely and respectfully ..." Read More
Announcements
Swoboda-Killion vows to be exchanged July 18
Katherine Swoboda of Eldridge and Adam Killion of Orion, Ill., are engaged to be married. Read More
Obituary: Everett Holland
Everett W. Holland, 93, of Davenport passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Read More
Obituary: Irina Lafrenz
Irina Lafrenz, age 77, of Boone, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Read More
Obituary: Steven Crane
A funeral service for Steven Gayl Crane, 64, of Eldridge, was held Tuesday, June 2, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Cremation rites … Read More
Obituary: Willa Simpson
A funeral service for Willa Jean Simpson, 89, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 (today), in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Lawrence Barker
Lawrence "Larry" Ernest Barker, 73, of Bettendorf, passed away May 26, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Read More
Obituary: Dale Nimmick
Dale C. “Bill” Nimmick, 92, of Cordova, Ill., died on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Trinity Rock Island. Read More
Obituary: Shirley Woolison
Private family funeral services were held for Shirley M. Woolison, 85, of Davenport. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Willa Simpson
A funeral service for Willa Jean Simpson, 89, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Steven Crane
A funeral service for Steven Gayl Crane, 64, of Eldridge, will be held Tuesday, June 2, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Cremation … Read More
Death Notice: Shirley Woolison
Private family funeral services will be held for Shirley M. Woolison, 85, of Davenport. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Dale Nimmick
Private family graveside services for Dale C. "Bill" Nimmick, 92, of Cordova, Ill., will be held in Jack's Cemetery, LeClaire. The … Read More
Death Notice: Irina Lafrenz
Irina Lafrenz, 77, of Boone, died  Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Israel Family Hospice House, Ames. A Celebration of Life will be … Read More
Don Rathjen to celebrate 85th birthday with drive-by celebration
Don Rathjen will celebrate his 85th birthday with a drive-by celebration from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the “I” Building at … Read More
Laing anniversary party postponed
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Laing of Riverside will again postpone their 50th wedding anniversary party, rescheduled on June 6. Due to the … Read More
More local news
DNR inspections Saturday Iowa DNR conservation officers will host an inspection day June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Scott County Recorder's Office for anyone unable to get inspections boats, snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs completed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eldridge copes through COVID and curfews A countywide curfew forced Eldridge council members to delay their planned return to live, public meetings, which had been suspended for health concerns.
School board adds COVID costs to spending plan North Scott School Board members meeting May 26 amended this year’s budget to reflect pandemic costs, new vehicles and other expenses not anticipated in the budget approved in March 2019.
Civilian leaders join police at county command center Scott County Board chairman Tony Knobbe and Eldridge city administrator Lisa Kotter joined Iowa National Guard staff and Davenport and Scott County authorities at the Scott County Emergency Communications Center command post Sunday and Monday.
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