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Eldridge council members head into a June 7 meeting with a packed agenda to face up to festering conflicts that all members pledged to end. more
North Scott assistant superintendent Michael Kline has been hired as superintendent at North Polk schools, leading a four-school district of about 2,000 students north of Des Moines. more
Long Grove will pursue citywide street, water and sewer upgrades with a series of water rate hikes to be determined by the council, but without a property tax increase. more
Scott County will take a harder look at offering bidding discounts to local vendors from Scott and surrounding counties. more
Scott County’s Republican supervisors have agreed to appoint the only auditor candidate they have interviewed, and Democrats launched a petition drive to call for election, and plan further challenges. more
Eldridge council members approved more than $30,000 in police equipment and services in a contentious, three-hour meeting Monday where interim chief Joe Sisler, and newly promoted interim Sgt. Andrew Lellig accused the council of disrespecting the department and its personnel. more
Eldridge leaders hope its first-ever general obligation bond AA rating will draw interest bids of 2 percent or lower. more
Scott County supervisors are sending bills totaling $46,116.75 to North Scott and other school districts for holding tax referenda in March. more
A coalition of eastern Iowa bicyclists and runners is planning to appeal a court ruling favoring one city’s decision to block a connection to the historic Mississippi River Trail. more
More than $1 million in FEMA pandemic disaster aid is reshaping Scott County homeless services by sheltering about 100 people each night in $30-40 hotel rooms instead of traditional group shelters. more
The Eldridge city council’s first public attempt to launch a search for a new police chief ended with a city hall shout down Friday from council member Bruce Cheek and a half dozen residents critical of mayor Marty O’Boyle’s leadership. more
A new state audit disclosed 16 critical findings of Princeton financial oversight, including an improperly enacted garbage rate increase, some unreconciled account balances, and a continuing lack of a second signature or oversight on monthly bills. more
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