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Shane Bostrom held on drug charges after fatal shooting at his Eldridge residence

An Eldridge man with aggravated assault and public intoxication convictions is being held on drug charges after police responded to a fatal shooting at his residence Thursday afternoon.

Police investigate gunshot death in Eldridge

Eldridge police, Scott County Sheriff's deputies and Iowa State Patrol officers responded to a call of a gunshot death about 1:50 p.m. at 306 West Davenport St., Eldridge.

Paper notice alerts residents to closed session on the city administrator

Eldridge council members relied on a  paper noticed pinned outside city hall to alert Eldridge residents of today's 6:30 p.m. closed council session at city hall to "evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless  and irreparable injury to that individuals reputation... ."
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QC Chamber fees nearly double for Eldridge

Council members voted 4-1 to nearly double the $5,000 the city pays the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce for economic development promotion and advice.

Chamber golf outing Friday

There’s still time to sign up for the North Scott Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing, noon Friday at Glynns Creek Golf Course.

NSHS students hit a high note

After a year with limited concerts and having to perform and rehearse wearing masks, North Scott High School students finished the school year on a high note at the Iowa High School Music Association Solo/Small Ensemble Festival on Saturday, May 24.

Receptions this weekend for the Rev. Courtney Dake

June 13 will be the last Sunday for the Rev. Courtney Dake at Eldridge and McCausland United Methodist churches. Rev. Dake, a native of Creston, Iowa, who came to North Scott out of seminary three years ago, has been reassigned, per her request, to the Hamburg (Iowa) United Methodist Church in southwest Iowa.

View the Scott County Sheriff's Report from the June 9 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's Report from the June 9 NSP!
Sports
Baseball

Lancers get offensive in a five-win week

Sitting within shouting distance of the top of the MAC heap is nice, but it’s also special when you can bring home a piece of hardware for a good day’s work.
Softball

Tough competition gives Lancers fits

The overall 9-8 record may not be impressive, but looks certainly can be deceiving. For North Scott’s softball team, last week’s outings need to be viewed as if the glass were half full.
Girls' Soccer

'It just didn't work out'

As fans and players walked onto the lush and picturesque Cownie Soccer Complex grounds Tuesday (June 8) afternoon, excitement and awe filled the air.
Softball

Lancers to host Dennis Johnson Classic; alumni invited to bid farewell to diamond

North Scott High School will host the annual Dennis Johnson Softball Classic on Friday and Saturday, and with the school district expected to move the softball diamond, it will be the last time the tourney is held on the grounds where the Hall of Fame coach left his mark.
Opinion
Remembering my mentor
Erin Gentz's "Our Past" column informs that it was 25 years ago we lost NSP founder Bob Parrott, at age 66.
Time to move forward
After what seems like an eternity, life as we once knew it just might be back to stay. At least we can only hope so.
1971: Community leaders form North Scott Industrial Development
June 9, 1971: North Scott Industrial Inc. was officially formed as a development organization for the North Scott community.  Members of the board of directors were Raymond Porter, John Miller, W. Norman Harvey, Larry Jungmann, Robert Pischke, James Tank and Marvin Hinkle.
If the game is pandemic politics, Gov. Reynolds wins the first round
The story played like the opening bell of the campaign for 2022 gubernatorial election: State Auditor Rob Sand, potential Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, accused her of improperly using federal coronavirus aid dollars for “self-promotion.”
The foundation for the end of public education is being laid in Iowa
"Iowans are rightly proud of their public schools. I remember when an Iowa Republican governor traversed the state naming individual FINE schools ..."
Senator misleads about new voter law
"I am writing about a comment in state Sen. Chris Cournoyer's column about the GOP legislature’s successes, one of which is the new voting law, which she believes will make Iowa voting easy ...."
May 13: Freedom Day USA!
For 14 months, we trusted the judgment of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and wore our masks and stayed apart. On Freedom Day, May 13, the same CDC said if you've been vaccinated you don't have to wear a mask and social distance.
1981: Fitness Center groundbreaking
June 4, 1981: A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the North Scott Racquetball and Fitness Center. The 20,500-square-foot building would contain seven racquetball courts, a running track, exercise and fitness areas, and a multi-purpose court, with other amenities to be added in the future. The facility was expected to be completed by October.
Easy ethics, hard choices
Few things in life come with clear, concise and reliable instructions.
Grassley: Why I voted No
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate’s consideration of a proposal to establish a separate commission to examine the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The senator voted No:
Announcements
Death Notice: Eleanor Niemann
A funeral service for Eleanor Esther "Ellie" Niemann, 83, of Walcott, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 20, from 3-5 p.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.
Meyer-Martinez vows to be exchanged July 10
Amy Meyer and Jesse Martinez, both of Onalaska, Wis., are engaged to be married.
Obituary: Mark Peters
Mark Allen Peters, 48, son of Eldon and Marietta (Holtz) Peters, passed away on June 1, 2021, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Sunday, June 6, at Weerts Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com.    
Obituary: Deanna Steinmann
Deanna Mae Steinmann, 84, was called to heaven Monday morning, May 24, 2021. Deanna married Bradford E. Steinmann Jan. 10, 1955, in Wilton. Deanna and Brad made their home in Walcott, moving to Florida in the early 1980s. Deanna was born to Orey and Mabel Schumaker on March 1, 1937.
Obituary: Shirley Mirfield
Shirley Ann Mirfield, 90, of Long Grove, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. A visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at Park View Lutheran Church. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9 (today), at Park View Lutheran Church. Shirley will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Habitat for Humanity, Handicap Development Center, or Park View Lutheran Church Quilters. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Susan Wulf
Susan K. Wulf, 75, of Davenport, and formerly of Blue Grass, was called to the Lord on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Obituary: Shirley Kohnert
A funeral service for Shirley M. Kohnert, 85, of Calamus, was held at noon on Monday, June 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound. Visitation was two hours prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.
Obituary: Cathy Bloom
A funeral Mass for Cathy (Hoepner) Bloom, 75, of DeWitt, will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Death Notice: Susan Wulf
A funeral service for Susan K. Wulf, 75, of Davenport, formerly of Blue Grass, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
Death Notice: Shirley Mirfield
A funeral service for Shirley Ann Mirfield, 90, of Long Grove, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Park View Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 8, from 4:30-8 p.m. at the church. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Shirley Kohnert
A funeral service for Shirley M. Kohnert, 85, of Calamus, will be held at noon on Monday, June 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Mark Peters
A memorial service for Mark Allen Peters, 48, will be held at noon on Sunday, June 6, at the Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
Kiefers to celebrate 50 years of marriage June 5
George and Paula Kiefer of Park View will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5. A family celebration is being planned for a later date.
Rickards celebrating 50 years of marriage
Loren and Norma Rickard are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Obituary: Mary Monica Walters
Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Mary “Monica” Walters will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 (today), at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport.  Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport.  Following the Mass, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the family to disperse among her favorite charities. 
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