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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.

4-H'ers excel at community service

Twenty-two members of the Blue Grass Jr./Int. Sunshine Workers 4-H club worked on their community service project on Saturday, December 7. They made kinetic sand fidgets and weighted lap belts for children who attend Wells Elementary Preschool in East Moline. These items help the children become focused and also helps to calm them down when needed.

First of four legislator forums is January 25

Iowa legislator forums return to St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center beginning Saturday, Jan. 25.

YMCA campaign begins

North Scott schools will launch informational sessions on its YMCA funding plan with a dozen club and public meetings this month and next hosted by superintendent Joe Stutting.
Princeton City Council

Women fill all council seats

Princeton City Council launched 2020 with new committee assignments, some homework from new mayor Kevin Kernan, and the first of hopefully several FEMA checks.
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Lancers gear up for second half of season

North Scott’s bowlers are ready to hit the alleys for the second half of the season, and the Lancers are coming off some strong performances at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Bakers Tournament last month.

Lancers finish off 'Knight-mare' week

It was the perfect way to cap off  “Beat Assumption” Week.
Boys' Basketball

Lancers set for MAC clash with Wildcats

All of a sudden, Friday night’s road trip to Davenport North is looking bigger and bigger in terms of the MAC title chase.
Boys' Basketball

North Scott pulls away to beat Assumption, 48-30

This was certainly a hyped up matchup.  Sean Peeters vs. Ty Anderson. Dayne Hodge vs. Sam Kilburg. Undefeated Assumption vs. 7-1 North Scott.
YMCA will be a game changer for North Scott
Forty-one years ago, in 1978, I joined others who advocated for a first-class performing arts auditorium for North Scott. It was the … Read More
Young sportscaster handles full-court press with grace
It was about a month ago when I first met Noah Schlicksup. I was sitting courtside at a North Scott boys’ basketball game, and this … Read More
Slavery is happening here, now
Slavery occurring in the United States in 2020 you ask? No way, you think. But, that is exactly what human trafficking is – modern … Read More
1995: Iowa 80 Truckstop unveiled Phase One of $4-million expansion
Jan. 11, 1995: The Iowa 80 Truckstop unveiled Phase One of a planned $4-million expansion. New projects included a 7,500-square-foot … Read More
Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON'T?
IWILL or IWON’T? That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could … Read More
Congressman endorses Mayor Pete
On Jan. 12, seven-term Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced his endorsement of Pete Buttigieg for president: Read More
Democrats' winning duo: Joe and Pete
"There have been many winning duos; now the Democrats have another (although they don’t know it):  Joe and Pete ..." Read More
Why I am caucusing for Amy Klobuchar
"She has the right experience, is the right age, is popular, gets things done, lives her values, is tough and will beat Donald Trump. … Read More
Imposing government-sponsored religion?
"If government bodies pass legislation restricting or banning abortions for persons who do not share the religious’ “Right to … 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
Death Notice: 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
Death Notice: 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
Death Notice: Larry Guy
A funeral service for Larry D. Guy, 71, of Blue Grass, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at New Life Baptist Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Larry Spillers
A funeral service for Larry Claude Spillers, 89, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 20, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Alvin and Jeanette Korthaus celebrating 65th anniversary
Alvin and Jeanette Korthaus of Davenport are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. A family dinner is being planned for a later … Read More
Phyllis Hamann to note 97th birthday with open house
Phyllis Hamann of Eldridge will celebrate her 97th birthday with an open house on Sunday, Jan. 19. Friends and relatives are invited … Read More
Gary Ewoldt celebrates 80th birthday
The family of Gary Ewoldt (Blue Grass, IA) invites friends to join in celebrating Gary’s 80th birthday this month with a card … Read More
Obituary: Terri Dockery
Teresa Rae “Terri” Dockery, 61, a resident of Eldridge, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. Read More
Obituary: Larry Cullison
Larry E. Cullison Sr., 82, of McCausland, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Low Moor, surrounded by … Read More
Obituary: Gerald Gisel
A Service of Christian Burial for Gerald John “Jerry’ Gisel, 86, of DeWitt, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Grace … Read More
Obituary: Earl Dobbe
A Celebration of Life service for Earl C. Dobbe, 81, of Eldridge, was held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Ann’s Catholic … Read More
Obituary: Marion Pinter
Marion James Pinter made his way home to heaven on Jan. 11, 2020. Read More
Obituary: Roscoe (Ross) Lance
A celebration of life service for Roscoe Lance, 81, of Davenport, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Unitarian Church … Read More
More local news
NS board names new principals for White, Glenn North Scott School Board members Monday promoted two staffers to two new principals spots, filling administrative early retirement vacancies.
Next decade: Reader Kelly Morrow asks, "What does it take to start a cemetery?" We moved to Eldridge from central Iowa in 2004. Our children subsequently attended and graduated from North Scott schools. My husband and I are not from the Eldridge/North Scott area originally.
Next decade: North Scott School Board member Mark Pratt School board member Mark Pratt anticipates new collaborations and innovations to support some long-standing goals.
Next decade: North Scott School Board member Molly Bergfeld Students will continue to increase engagement in work learning opportunities, project experiences and dabble in a wide variety of career options to ensure they are prepared for Day 1 after graduation.
Next decade: North Scott School Board member Tracy Lindaman When I think about what the North School community and school district will look like in the next decade, much of what I imagine is similar to what most people might predict. I see more growth in all aspects of the community. That means more businesses, homes, a higher student enrollment and more facilities for the schools. We will continue to learn about the best teaching practices and instructional methods and will retain the best faculty, staff and administrators that are available.