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Special Olympians shine in the snow

These North Scott High School and Junior High athletes recently competed at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Dubuque, where they participated in downhill skiing.

Human trafficking symposium scheduled for Feb. 8

A symposium to look at the impact of immigration raids and human trafficking will be sponsored by One Human Family of the Quad-Cities from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Urban Campus, 101 W. 3rd St., Davenport.

McCausland church ready to serve chicken dinner

The McCausland Methodist Church will hold a “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner,” 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26. The dinner will feature Pizza Ranch chicken, four sides, dessert and beverage.

Prayer service Jan. 26 to end human trafficking

Attacking Trafficking, a local faith-based group dedicated to ending human trafficking, will hold a prayer service to end human trafficking on Sunday, Jan. 26 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davenport.

Ridolfi moderates World Affairs Council Jan. 28 caucus forum

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities (WACQC), and Bettendorf Public Library (BPL) invite the public to an upcoming co-sponsored event, “Panel on the 2020 Iowa Caucus.”

Group flexes its financial muscle to help cancer patients

The battle against pancreatic cancer rages on, and the folks behind Ohl Strong have a new tool in their toolbox to help support patients fighting the deadly disease.
Long Grove City Council

Council adds full-time public works assistant

Long Grove council members made their part-time public works helper a full-time assistant, and decided to contract with Scott County for building inspection services.

New Jersey rescue truck finds second calling in Donahue

Donahue’s new rescue truck has now been in service for a little more than a year. The department purchased it from an online emergency vehicle sales website, and former chief Darold Busch found it in New Jersey.
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After weekend off, Lancers ready for big push

Even though North Scott’s early-season schedule was loaded, back-to-back weekends off aren’t what Lancer coach Drew Kelly was hoping for.

North Scott girls soar to big win over Bulldogs

Wow! Where did that come from? Maybe there’s another state tournament berth in the cards for North Scott’s bowling program after all.

Emerson's 266 not enough as Lancers fall short in battle with Bettendorf

Monday (Jan. 13) proved to be a tough night for North Scott's boys' bowling team as the Lancers struggled to find their groove, and as a result dropped a 3,074-2,178 decision to MAC rival Bettendorf.
Girls' Basketball

Lancers gear up for busy four-game stretch

Handling a little bit of frustration is the sign of a good team, and a week filled with a minor case of adversity did nothing to dampen the spirits in the camp of the state’s No. 1 ranked Class 4A team.
Youth sports has become our new religion
Our granddaughter Clara Olson, 11, and her teammates from the Vision Soccer Club in Waukee, were in the Quad Cities the weekend of … Read More
Faith leads Terri home
There are times in life when you come face-to-face with your own mortality, and last week was one of those times. Read More
The new cannabis charade
Legal cannabis is for sale in Illinois, and my first store visit was a buzz kill. Read More
Residents oppose RI Clean Line
Jan. 21, 2015: Approximately 40 Scott County residents opposing the Rock Island Clean Line attended a meeting at Don’s Pub in … Read More
Impeachment memories
When former U.S. Rep. Ed Mezvinsky was making his first run for Congress during the Watergate scandal in 1972, the question of whether … Read More
Building the future through partnerships
As superintendent of the North Scott Community School District, I am proud of what we have accomplished over the past 10 years to make … Read More
Get out and vote Yes for the YMCA!
"How exciting to be able to vote on a possible YMCA in Eldridge ..." Read More
Weeklies will pick up the slack
"I wish to commend The North Scott Press for continuing excellence in the field of weekly newspaper journalism ..." Read More
Iowa Senate needs to protect animals
"This is exactly why is it critical that HF 737 be approved by the Senate with no amendments or exemptions, just as it has already … Read More
Death Notice: Terri Murphy
A funeral service for Terri Lee "Murph" Murphy, 62, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Robert Paulsen
A funeral service for Robert Joel Paulsen, 71, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 27, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: LeRoy Marple
A memorial service for LeRoy "PWee" Marple, 85, of Maysville, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Newcomb Presbyterian Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Charles White
A funeral service for Charles "Buck" White, 73, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Alan Geiger
A celebration of life service for Alan L. Geiger, 81, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Wesley Rock
Wesley K. Rock, 95, of Eldridge, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Home. Per his wishes cremation rights … Read More
Obituary: Larry Guy
Funeral Services for Larry D. Guy, 71, a resident of Blue Grass, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at New Life Baptist Church in … Read More
Obituary: Shelly Clifford
Shelly Jo (Mumm) Clifford, formerly of New Liberty, passed on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at her home in Waukee. Family and friends are … Read More
Obituary: Melvin Rohwedder
A private family funeral service will be held for Melvin M. Rohwedder, 90, of New Liberty. Interment will be in the Durant Cemetery at … Read More
Obituary: Larry Spillers
A funeral service for Larry Claude Spillers, 89, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Jan. 20, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Patricia Watkins
A funeral service for Patricia A. Watkins, 80, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Virgil Warfield
A funeral service for Virgil “Chuck” Warfield Jr., 84, of Davenport, was held at noon on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Mary Stauffer
A funeral service for Mary A. Stauffer, 81, of Eldridge, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Chambers Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Robert Wellner
A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert J. Wellner, 88, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at St. Paul the … Read More
Death Notice: Shelly Clifford
A Celebration of Life service for Shelly Jo (Mumm) Clifford, formerly of New Liberty, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at … Read More
More local news
Excavators aim for 150,000 cubic yards of West Lake An army of earth-moving equipment will build a new hill at West Lake Park from about 150,000 cubic yards of dirt from the lake bottoms.
Eldridge invokes snow parking rules Eldridge declared a snow emergency limiting street parking 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 through 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. A statement from Assistant City Admininstrator James Martin said parking is …
HDC earns three-year accreditation The Handicapped Development Center (HDC) recently received notice from Carf International that HDC has been awarded a three-year accreditation — the maximum accreditation available through Carf. HDC has achieved this maximum three-year accreditation for 13 consecutive surveys, beginning in 1983.
Lancer musicians head off to SEISTA These North Scott students were selected and will represent the North Scott orchestras for the SEISTA (South Eastern Iowa String Teachers Association) honor orchestra.
Pride of Wapsi event fills pantry North Scott students celebrate food and cash donations that created 10,239 meals, raised through this year's fundraiser at Pride of the Wapsi.