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Walcott Auxiliary elects officers

The Walcott American Legion Auxiliary recently held its annual election of officers for the 2019-2020 year.

Senior Olympics coming to Quad Cities

Nearly 250 athletes from around the Midwest are expected to compete in the fourth annual Winter Iowa Senior Games, presented by Health Alliance Medicare. Registration is now open for participants and volunteers.

Camp Courageous offers fruit cakes for 31st year

For the 31st year in a row, Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational and respite care facility in Monticello, Iowa, for individuals with special needs, is offering its famous fruitcakes for the holidays.

Long Grove dedicates new playground

Long Grove Public Works assistant Tyler Loussaert takes a test run on the new, accessible playground equipment officially dedicated Nov. 4.

Walcott's Lambda Phi offers lighted address signs as fundraiser

Firefighters often need spotlights to illuminate faded addresses barely visible beneath eaves on front porches.

Loebsack rep to visit Eldridge library Nov. 26

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 2-3 p.m.

St. Ann's K of C mark another banner year

Over the past 10 years St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus have made life a better place for residents of the North Scott community, and 2019 was another banner year when it comes to their generosity.

Beef Council produces sports videos

The Iowa Beef Industry Council has teamed up with a certified sports dietitian to produce eight sports nutrition videos to provide athletes and others with credible information from an expert in the field of sports nutrition.
Sports
Girls' Swimming

Neymeyer, Veach make waves at state swim meet

Thanks in part to a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, and with plenty of help from North Scott’s Jordan Neymeyer and Grace Veach, Pleasant Valley’s swim team finished 13th at the Girls’ State Swim Meet in Marshalltown last weekend.
Volleyball

Powell is first-team selection for third consecutive year

Emma Powell is certainly wrapping up her North Scott volleyball career in style, and when the post-season honors started rolling in last week, she was a first-team All-MAC selection for the third straight year.
Football

Seven Lancers land first-team honors

Just as you would expect from a two-time district champion that has gone undefeated the past two years, North Scott’s football team dominated the Class 3A District 5 all-district selections that were announced last week.
Football

Dreams Dashed: Western Dubuque sidelines Lancers on doorstep to the Dome

Sometimes, the outcome of the game is secondary. Even if the final score dashes season-long dreams and brings grown men to tears.
Opinion
Caucuses give us a chance to meet remarkable Americans
Presidential candidates traipsing across Iowa every four years affords us the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some … Read More
Bittersweet ending leaves a lifetime of memories
It was after the 24-10 homecoming win over state playoff qualifier Iowa City Liberty. After going through the post-game handshakes, … Read More
1994: CST-Dixon toll barrier ends
Nov. 9, 1994: Thanks to an agreement between the Dixon Telephone Company and Central Scott Telephone, calls between the two companies … Read More
Thank you for fast and positive action
"To the City council: Thank you for the fast and positive action regarding the East Franklin Street problem ..." Read More
Impeachment: Two points of view
Impeachment: Two points of view Read More
Be cautious how you phrase stuff
"I don’t waste $113 on fast food even when I travel. But even if I did, I didn’t find your cavalier statement to be all that … Read More
The citizens should vote on this project
"What matters is that the city is proceeding to commit $7 million of our tax dollars and raising our property taxes for an amenity … Read More
Rustic Ridge Golf Course owner addresses rumors
"Hi folks, I am Kevin Wohlford, here to share a few rumors I've heard concerning Rustic Ridge Golf Course ..." Read More
How bad does it have to get?
"When will Donald Trump cross the line of unacceptable moral, ethical, and legal behavior for his supporters to reject him as … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Carolyn Crews
A funeral service for Carolyn A. Crews, 86, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Dennis Mueller
A Celebration of Life Open House for Dennis D. Mueller, 77, of DeWitt, will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at … Read More
Death Notice: Kenneth Wolverton
A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Rock Island National Cemetery for Kenneth Harlan Wolverton, 95, of … Read More
Death Notice: Jill Jellison
A funeral mass for Jill Marie Jellison, 72, of Davenport, formerly of Dubuque, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at … Read More
Richard and Mary Feldpausch to note 50th anniversary
Richard and Mary Feldpausch of DeWitt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, Nov. 23. Friends … Read More
Schrader-Knepper vows said Nov. 2 at Duck Creek Park
Jessica Schrader of Mark, Ill., and Zachray Knepper of Eldridge were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2019, at Duck Creek Park. Read More
Obituary: Minor Larson
Minor L. Larson, 87, of LeClaire, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in … Read More
Obituary: Beverly Seghers
Beverly Ann Seghers, 84, of Long Grove, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at WestWing Place in DeWitt. Read More
Obituary: DeVere Pewe
A public celebration of life service for DeVere D. Pewe Sr., 66, will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Dixon American Legion. It will … Read More
Obituary: Dorothy Benes
A funeral service for Dorothy Ellen Benes, 89, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 (today), at the Runge … Read More
Obituary: Elaine Schulz
Elaine K. Schulz, 95, a lifetime resident of Princeton, passed away on Nov. 6, 2019, at Manor Care in Davenport. Visitation was held … Read More
Obituary: Shirley Grimm
A funeral service for Shirley C. Grimm, 82, of Davenport, was held at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Linda Groenbeck
A funeral service for Linda L. Groenbeck, 71, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Debra Goodknight
A funeral service for Debra Goodknight, 51, of Bettendorf, will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Kristina Wagner
A funeral service for Kristina Marie Wagner, 38, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
More local news
Heritage Foundation buys state 4-H Camp The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is purchasing Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center near Madrid, Iowa, from the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Frank Wood to retire from high school at school year's end Associate high school principal Frank Wood will retire at the end of this school year. Wood was hired as a physical education teacher in 1973.
Adventure on the High Seas It’ll be a swashbuckling good time as Lancer Productions opens its season with the Children’s Theatre show, “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
Middle East reservists welcome at Dixon Legion Scott County’s youngest Legion members are finding friendship and more at the Dixon American Legion.
Neil Armstrong to host Mobile Food Pantry Rural Scott County families in need of assistance will benefit from a Mobile Food Pantry as River Bend Foodbank and the North Scott School District once again join forces to bring free food to the community.
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