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Walk With Travis will receive $1,973

A local non-profit recently received almost $2,000 from a community financial institution’s charity event.

Davenport Elks host author John F. Gill Friday

Davenport Elks Lodge #298 will host a book signing for author John F. Gill on Friday, Oct. 18. His book,  "Bones," is a fictional murder mystery which takes place on the Davenport recreation trail.

Get help filling out the FAFSA at EICC workshops

Paying for college is often one of the biggest concerns students and their families have about college.

Senator Ernst's representative in Scott County Oct. 23

A representative of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Shenandoah) will be holding traveling office hours in Scott County from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Meeting Room B of the Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport.

Candidate forums for NS schools and Princeton council

Learn more about school board and municipal candidates at forums scheduled this month.
North Scott School Board

School board recommits to elementaries at Princeton forum

North Scott School Board members remain committed to retaining all sections at district elementary schools, even as crowding forced some kids to other schools.

Affordable health screenings to be held in Park View

Residents living in and around the Eldridge area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

Time to apply for Moonlight Chase grants

Applications are now available for the 2019 Moonlight Chase grants. Approximately $9,000 in grants will be awarded from the 2019 race proceeds.
Sports
Cross Country

Lancers are 'MAC ready'

You gotta love it when a good plan comes together. And with that being the case, Thursday’s Mississippi Athletic Conference meet could be a big one for North Scott’s cross-country team.
Volleyball

Everything's coming up roses

The regional pairings are out. Another tournament championship is in the books. An elite MAC finish is within reach. Yes, it’s good to be a Lancer.
Football

'It went as good as it could've gone'

Well, you can check the victory column and move on after that one. There were no surprises in Clinton Friday night.
Cross Country

NS runners looking for mental edge

It’s gut-check time. The end-of-the-season finish line is in sight. Goals have long been established, and now it’s time to make them come to fruition.
Opinion
'We can walk and chew gum'
Congressman Dave Loebsack was reluctant to join the impeachment bandwagon, but breaking news three weeks ago of President Trump's … Read More
History maker is 'just one of the guys'
The celebration was epic. You would’ve thought they’d just won the state title, or at the very least secured a much-coveted trip … Read More
Residents need to be in the game
Nine votes kept Dan Portes out of Davenport’s mayoral runoff election, a hurdle any candidate might have cleared if he or she knew … Read More
1994: Subway opens in Eldridge
Oct. 12, 1994: The Subway sandwich shop in Eldridge announced its grand opening for Oct. 14. The store offered a buy one foot-long … Read More
'I love this city and the people in it'
"I would like to introduce myself to the residents of Eldridge. My name is Bruce Cheek ..." Read More
Abstinence-only program ineffective
"From my time at North Scott, I remember the district bringing in guest speakers to scare us about all the different STDs/STIs we … Read More
How can we best express our displeasure?
"So, having falsely accused honest Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate he most fears, of crimes he did not commit and in the process … Read More
Tragedy yields disrespect for America
"Emperor Trump continues to parade his disrespect and disdain for America, its citizens, laws, Constitution, the office of the … Read More
Educator runs for Bettendorf School Board
"My ultimate strength is my focus is all about kids, and will stay my number one focus in all decisions I make as a board member ..." Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Robert Arnold
A funeral service for Robert LuVerne Arnold, 90, of Eldridge, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Dale Burkhardt
A funeral service celebrating the life of Dale Alfred Burkhardt, 89, of Bettendorf, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at St. … Read More
Death Notice: Virginia Garlock
 A funeral service for Virginia M. Garlock, 82, of Buffalo, will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Bradley Boyd
A Mass of Christian Burial for Bradley Thomas Boyd, 56, of Bettendorf, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. John Vianney … Read More
Keldings celebrate 50 years of marriage
Wally and Jean Kelding of Davenport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reception on Oct. 6. Read More
Births: Judah Conner, Connor Zindel
Births: Judah Conner, Connor Zindel Read More
Obituary: Richard Vens
A funeral service for Richard Donald Vens, 93, of Wheatland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 (today), at SS Philip & … Read More
Obituary: Lyle Rohlf
A funeral service for Lyle Wayne Rohlf, 88, of Davenport, was held at noon on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Kenneth Quinnn
A funeral service for Kenneth Alley Quinn, 94, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Dennis Hoffnagle
A celebration of life service for Dennis C. Hoffnagle, 90, of Davenport, will be held at a later date. Per his wishes, the rite of … Read More
Death Notice: Harriet Shaw
A celebration of life service for Harriet A. Shaw, 92, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Weerts Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Phyllis Corrick
A celebration of life for Phyllis E. Ruder Corrick, 68, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Bettendorf, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, … Read More
Death Notice: Viola Loyd
A funeral service for Viola Katherine Loyd, 84, of Buffalo, will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Richard Vens
A funeral service for Richard Donald Vens, 93, of Wheatland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at SS Philip & James … Read More
Death Notice: Kenneth Quinn
A funeral service for Kenneth Alley Quinn, 94, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
More local news
Davenport Chordbusters' Barbershop 'Holiday in Harmony' concert Saturday at North Scott High School The Davenport Chordbusters Barbershop Harmony Chorus will perform its 63rd annual Holiday in Harmony concert, "Songs from the Heart," Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the North Scott High School Auditorium in Eldridge.
City launches search for new city administrator Eldridge council members hired Callahan Municipal Consultants for $14,000 to help replace retiring city administrator John Dowd.
NS enrollment continues decline Enrollment will once again decline slightly in the North Scott district, leaving board members looking for more spending cuts if the legislature again limits state allowable growth funding to 2 percent, Superintendent Joe Stutting told board members Monday.
More roadwork for Eldridge Eldridge roadwork continues with the Buttermilk and Lincoln roads intersection scheduled to close yet this week for Eldridge’s sewer line extension.
Eldridge plans tax hike for North Scott YMCA After months of waiting, and then watching the North Scott School Board commit to funding up to $7 million for a proposed YMCA, the Eldridge City Council has officially decided to join the party.
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