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NS schools report one infected staffer

A North Scott school employee’s positive COVID-19 test nearly two weeks ago poses little threat to other district staff or the community, Superintendent Joe Stutting said Monday.

'Giving people what they want' leads to date at White House for Kardels

For Ron Kardel and his late father, H.A., a prominent cattle feeder from rural Walcott, it was about giving consumers what they wanted back in 1979.

21,000 turkeys a day

West Liberty Foods started as a business of 47 farm families. Almost a quarter-century later, it continues as a family business, although the turkey processing plant in West Liberty could be called anything but a small family business.

Scott County 2019 farmland sales steady at $25M

Scott County recorded 3,600 acres of agriculture land sales in 2019, involving 47 transactions totaling $25 million, down a fraction from 2018.

Daufeldts give turkeys a try

Don Daufeldt said he didn’t know a thing about raising turkeys when he first got into the business in 1988.

Ag Summit goes online

The fact that our world has been consumed by the coronavirus doesn’t mean that agriculture has ground to a halt.

Recipe for sweet success

Honing in on a natural talent that has the potential to turn profitable is something few people discover. Kaylee Wehmeyer of Tipton has done just that with her combined baking and decorating skills she has refined over the years.

Custom farming survey for Iowa shows slight decline in rates

Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a particular task that farmers do not wish to do on their own.
Boys' Basketball

Ty Anderson named first-team all-state

In what was considered to be a slam-dunk by most North Scott fans, Lancer senior Ty Anderson was selected as a Class 4A first-team all-stater by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
Girls' Basketball

More honors for Boffeli and the Cases

The post-season honors continue to roll in for members of North Scott's state championship girls' basketball team, as the Lancers were well represented when the Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its all-state teams last week.
Boys' Basketball

Anderson, Kilburg named first-team all-MAC

Just as expected, North Scott seniors Ty Anderson and Sam Kilburg were first-team selections when the Mississippi Athletic Conference honor teams were announced last week.
Boys' Basketball

'A Coach's Dream'

The final destination wasn’t important. For North Scott, it was all about the journey, and what a ride it was.
Sorting wheat from chaff on 'information overload'
At some time in the future, somebody will look at The NSP's archives to see how the people of this community, at this moment, fared … Read More
Making sense of an ever-changing world
These are definitely trying times, and at least for the time being, a new normal. Read More
1995: Fire at Eldridge City Shop causes $200,000 damage
March 29, 1995: A fire at the Eldridge City Shop caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. It was determined that the fire started … Read More
What would you do if you received a positive diagnosis?
What would you do if you received a positive diagnosis of coronavirus? Read More
Lawmakers give power to governor
Monday night and early Tuesday morning (March 16-17), the Iowa Legislature passed a series of resolutions to pause the legislative … Read More
Abundance of caution sent us home
Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, leadership in the Iowa House and Senate have made the decision to suspend the … Read More
Display your American flag now!
"I believe that what we all need as Americans is a little HOPE and some positive news.  Let's put out our American flags to signify … Read More
You'll find a way to blame it on Hillary
"I’m sure with a little imagination you and that crazy fox can blame this on Hillary ..." Read More
Laings to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house
Mike and Marlo Laing of Riverside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house. The party that had been planned … Read More
Barr-Campbell celebration postponed
Due to COVID-19 regulations, Sam and Isaac are no longer able to have a public wedding and reception. A small, private ceremony will … Read More
Obituary: Joan Vanover
Joan Vanover, 83, of Davenport, passed away on March 15, 2020. Private services will be held. Memorials may be directed to Risen … Read More
Obituary: Dorothy Andresen
A private family funeral service was held for Dorothy Jean Andresen, 92, of Davenport. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. … Read More
Obituary: Edward Marple
A memorial service for Edward Marple, 64, of Pleasant Valley, that had been scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. A date will be … Read More
Death Notice: Joan Vanover
Private funeral services will be held for Joan Vanover, 83, of Davenport. The Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family … Read More
Barr-Campbell vows to be exchanged April 4
Samantha Barr of DeWitt and Isaac Campbell of Anamosa are engaged to be married. Read More
Frazier anniversary party cancelled
The anniversary party for Carl and Jan Frazier that had been scheduled for March 21 has been canceled due to health concerns. Read More
Births: Oliver Kirby
Christopher and Lindsey Kirby of Camanche are the parents of a son born at 2:57 p.m. Feb. 29, 2020, at Genesis East Medical Center, … Read More
Obituary: David Fairweather
David G. Fairweather, 79, of Bettendorf, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Cremation rites were … Read More
Obituary: Mary Ann Kelly
Mary Ann (Shannon) Kelly, 62, of Eldridge, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center, after a short battle with lung … Read More
Obituary: Richard Wick
A funeral service for Richard Hookom Wick, 99, of Mount Union, was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Elliott Chapel, New London. … Read More
Obituary: Nina Jurisic
A funeral service for Nina June “Boots” Jurisic, 94, of Dubuque, was held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the … Read More
Obituary: Edward Marple
A Celebration of Life service for Edward L. Marple, 64, of Pleasant Valley, will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Sunrise … Read More
Obituary: Suzanne McGregor
A funeral service for Suzanne Kay McGregor, 60, of Moline, was held at noon on Saturday, March 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
More local news
Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Scott County The Scott County Health Department released the following news release Wednesday morning, March 25:
4-H'ers, volunteers honored There are typically two highlights to a Scott County 4-H'er's year. One is the Mississippi Valley Fair that plays out each summer, and the other is the annual 4-H Family Fun Night that breaks up the winter doldrums.
DNR raises limits on otters, bobcats, turkeys, deer The Iowa Natural Resource Commission on March 17 gave initial approval to new rules that would allow people to kill more otters, bobcats, turkeys and deer in parts the state.
McCausland blood drive attracts 64 donors McCausland had another wonderful blood drive on Jan. 7. They collected 64 pints of blood.
SBA Disaster Loans available for pandemic-impacted businesses Gov. Kim Reynolds on March 21 announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of Jan. 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after the governor submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.