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'Sons & Daughters of Thunder' to premiere

Sons & Daughters of Thunder, a new film by Mid-America Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, will premiere on the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, on Saturday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. The event includes a lobby display of costumes and props, and a Talkback with the filmmakers and cast following the film.

North Scott's Special Olympians brave the elements

The Special Olympics Winter Games were held in Dubuque Jan 14-16.

Special Olympics Scrimmage

Even though winter weather forced the cancellation of the Eastern Iowa Special Olympics basketball competition last month, North Scott athletes still had their own scrimmage. 

Rabbits, deer have been feasting on trees, shrubs

Rabbits and deer have been browsing on trees and shrubs in windbreaks, home orchards and landscape plantings over the last two months because of the extended period of snow cover across most of Iowa. The prognosis for the plants depends on the extent of damage. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists describe how to assess the damage. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email hortline@iastate.edu.

Tina's dancers complete another Gold Rush

The Diva Dance Co. and Dream Dance Co. from Tina’s Dance Studio in Eldridge recently attended the Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention & competition in Des Moines.

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees.

Community vision

Walcott is one of only 10 Iowa communities selected to participate in an award-winning program, Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program.

Students of the Quarter

These North Scott Junior High students were honored as Students of the Quarter at a morning reception last month.
Sports
Girls' Basketball

Iowa Coach of the Year

After coaching the Lancers to their second Class 4A state championship in three years with a 50-49 win over Marion in the March 2 championship game, TJ Case was named the All Iowa Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by The Des Moines Register in the Sunday, March 10 edition.  In the same edition, the Lancers' Grace Boffeli was named to the Class 4A first team all-state.    
Girls' Basketball

Grace Boffeli named MAC girls' basketball Player of the Year

Lost in the all the hoopla surrounding North Scott’s Class 4A girls’ basketball state championship run, were a bevy of individuals awards that landed several Lancers in the area spotlight.
Boys' Basketball

North Scott’s five starters earn all-conference honors

Just as it should be when you are the conference co-champions, North Scott was well represented when the Mississippi Athletic Conference announced its all-conference teams.
Boys' Basketball

Lancers Anderson, Seales named to All-State teams

Junior Ty Anderson of North Scott was named to the Class 4A second team all-state boys' basketball by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA), and the Lancers' senior, Cortaviaus Seales, was named to the third team.
Opinion
Boys' tournament TV hard to find
I was not going to write this week because I haven't been feeling well, but I do want to make this editorial comment about the boys' … Read More
'Grandpa Reece' perseveres to lead Lancers to State
They call him the Old Man. One teammate even referred to him as Grandpa. Yes, it seems like North Scott senior Reece Sommers has been … Read More
Things I've learned in three years at The NSP
My three-year anniversary at The North Scott Press slipped by a month ago so quickly I almost forgot. Read More
1979: Fine arts auditorium talks start
March 15, 1979: North Scott School Board members began discussing the possibility of a fine arts auditorium at the high school. … Read More
Plan would add gun rights to Iowa's Constitution
The Legislature’s first funnel was this week, which means our focus has been narrowed to bills that have a better chance of being … Read More
The Rev. Bill Steward's impressive life
"Thank you very much for your tribute to the Rev. Bill Steward. It perfectly described a very impressive person ..." Read More
Remembering St. Louis
"This is a tribute to the Methodists in St. Louis ..." Read More
Years later, still that tournament team
"An open letter to the young women of North Scott’s Lady Lancers State Champions basketball team ..." Read More
Disgusted by flag-hugging draft dodger
"It was insulting to me as a veteran to see my country's flag being embraced by a man who made up a medical excuse to dodge the draft … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Marilyn Nettleton
A celebration of life service for Marilyn Kay Nettleton, 69, of Davenport, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Blue … Read More
Death Notice: Imogene Keppy
A funeral service for Imogene "Jean" Keppy, 88, of Eldridge, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Gaylen Fick
A celebration of life service for Gaylen R. Fick, 74, of Walcott, will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Durant … Read More
Death Notice: Larry Miller
Visitation for Larry E. Miller, 71, of Davenport, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Per … Read More
Death Notice: Nicholas Running
A memorial service for Nicholas Christian Running, 21, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Sr. Lynne Elwinger
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Lynne Thérèse Elwinger, OCD, 79, Prioress of the Carmelite Monastery, will be … Read More
Death Notice: Cecilia Sendek
Cecilia Sendek, 91, of Eldridge, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home. There will be no visitation, and cremation rites have been … Read More
Obituary: Wilbert Wulf
Wilbert W. Wulf, 90, of Davenport, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Davenport Lutheran Home. In accordance with his wishes, no public … Read More
Obituary: Gloria Leander
A celebration of life service for Gloria June Leander, 92, of LeClaire, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Trinity Lutheran … Read More
Death Notice: Louise Sheley
A funeral service for Louise Dorothy Sheley, 98, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Thursday, March 14, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Hilda Potter
A funeral service for Hilda J. Potter, 94, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Duane Darland
A gathering to celebrate the life of Duane "Dewey" Darland, 59, of Eldridge, will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Lady … Read More
La Vonne Hinrichs celebrated 90th birthday
La Vonne R. Hinrichs of Davenport quietly celebrated her 90th birthday at home. She requested no special event. Read More
Birth: Piper Leigh
Derek and Blair Leigh of Chaska, Minn., are the parents of a daughter born at 8:13 a.m. Feb. 15, 2019, at Ridgeview Medical Center, … Read More
Obituary: Claudia Criswell
Claudia L. Criswell, 80, of DeWitt, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, … Read More
More local news
North Scott counselor named to advisory council Tracy Denahy, a school counselor at North Scott High School, is one of 14 members of a statewide advisory council on career and college access in Iowa. The advisory council plays a key role in the development of the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN)’s programs and services that prepare students for life after high school. 
Congressman’s rep at library Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff available to meet the public at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, March 26, from 2-3 p.m.
Students invited to submit art High school students in Iowa’s Second Congressional District may submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Eldridge seventh in ‘Safe City’ report Eldridge ranked as the seventh safest city in Iowa in 2019 in rankings released March 12 by SafeWise, a company that provides safety and security products and services.
Designers will ‘Recycle the Runway’ for Dress for Success Recycle the Runway is a one-of-a-kind experience where a juried selection of 10 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing and accessories donated to Dress for Success Quad Cities, but deemed not quite workplace appropriate. A panel of celebrity judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners, with the top designer winning $650. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the RiverCenter, Great River Hall, 136 E. Third St., Davenport.
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