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FFA earns all-star rating at national convention

The National FFA just gave the North Scott chapter an all-star rating of three stars and awarded member Rachel Paustian an American FFA Degree.

Veterans Day observance: ‘A Bridge Too Far’ premieres Nov. 10 at Putnam

The true story of Pvt. William Sandoval’s involvement in the largest air assault in history is featured in a new film by award-winning documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films.

Nominations received now for North Scott Fine Arts Awards

The North Scott Press and Rotary Club of North Scott are receiving nominations until Nov. 19 for the Community Fine Arts Awards, which they co-sponsor. The awards recognize individuals, businesses or organizations who have supported the arts at North Scott in significant ways in each of five areas: Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts and Literature/Creative Writing.

Moonlight grants due Friday

The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce reminds groups that the deadline to apply for grants from proceeds of the 2019 Moonlight Chase fund is Friday, Nov. 8 at noon.

Angel Tree starts Nov. 14

Once again, you have the opportunity to help make it a brighter holiday for some North Scott students. The Angel Tree project is an annual collaboration between the North Scott Food Pantry and the Friends of the Eldridge Library.

Princeton enjoys sunny day for Halloween parade

Princeton's Halloween celebration enjoyed a sunny Oct. 27 parade and costume contest before the Halloween snow.

Extension finds friends at Walcott Bank

Iowa State University Extension is all about serving residents and area communities, and the same is true for the people at Walcott Trust and Savings Bank.

Mississippi Valley Fair Board ready to roll into 2020

The Mississippi Valley Fair Board officers for 2019-2020 year are: Shawn Loter, General Manager, President Jim Berger, 1st Vice-President Jon Lafrenz, 2nd Vice-President Roger Friederichs, and Treasurer, Dan Bernick.
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Girls' Swimming

Neymeyer, Veach qualify for state swim meet

Jordan Neymeyer is going out in style.
Cross Country

Lafrenz, Boddicker put wraps on stellar seasons

After becoming just the third girl in North Scott history to qualify for four state cross-country meets, Lancer senior Abbi Lafrenz finished 106th at Saturday’s big meet in Fort Dodge.

'A Date with State!'

Actually, it was a mere formality. Anybody in the know about North Scott volleyball could see this one coming from a mile away.


You can kick North Scott’s No. 9 RPI rating to the curb, and wave goodbye to the naysayers that said it couldn’t be done.
Happy Joe's helped Eldridge see itself in a new way
Eldridge has come a long way since, but the raising of the Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor sign on East LeClaire Road in May … Read More
Lancer duo inseparable on and off the court
Their smiles illuminate the court. Their laughter and silliness are infectious. I mean, seriously, who poses for a photographer and … Read More
Davenport area grows, but not population. Why?
Twice in the last month Scott County Board Chairman Tony Knobbe posed a provocative question in public meetings: Read More
1994: Tom Claussen's 247.57 bushels set new corn yield record
Nov. 2, 1994: Tom Claussen of McCausland set a new all-time record in the Scott County Master Growers Contest. He harvested a corn … Read More
Coming out of the closet
"I am letting the world know that I am a Donald Trump supporter ..." Read More
The future for our children depends on it
"We can increase subsidies for renewables, cut out subsidies to fossil fuels, put a price on carbon, use more sustainable agriculture … Read More
Our true choices in healthcare
"... Americans’ choice is between high premiums or high out-of-pocket expenses. The quality of care is dictated by the insurance … Read More
School election reflection
I’m not comfortable making personal endorsements in this year's North Scott School Board election. There are six candidates, … Read More
2004: Old Highway 61 designated Veterans Highway
Oct. 27, 2004: Members of the Scott and Clinton county boards of supervisors and the Veterans Affairs Commission approved designating … Read More
Death Notice: Minor Larson
A funeral service for Minor L. Larson, 87, of LeClaire, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. … Read More
Death Notice: Beverly Seghers
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Beverly Ann Seghers, 84, of Long Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. … Read More
Death Notice: Dorothy Benes
A funeral service for Dorothy Ellen Benes, 89, Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: DeVere Pewe
A public celebration of life service for DeVere D. Pewe Sr., 66, will be held at the Dixon American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 16. It … Read More
Robert and Helen Miller celebrating 75th anniversary
Robert and Helen Miller of Dixon will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26. The couple will be honored with a card … Read More
Obituary: Paul Elmegreen
Paul Elmegreen, age 79, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following a brief illness.   Read More
Obituary: Lawrence 'Happy Joe' Whitty
Lawrence Joseph “Happy Joe” Whitty, 82, Davenport, completed his life’s work Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice … Read More
Obituary: Frieda Braet
A funeral service for Frieda Lydia Braet, 99, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Meredith Ramp
Meredith Carlyle Ramp, 69, of McCausland, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on … Read More
Obituary: Martha Swarts
A funeral service for Martha Ladine Swarts, 87, of Webb, Ala., was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Delores Greim
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Delores Ann “Dee” Greim, 84, of Davenport, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. … Read More
Death Notice: Shirley Grimm
A funeral service for Shirley C. Grimm, 82, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Meredith Ramp
A funeral service for Meredith Carlyle Ramp, 69, of McCausland, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Weerts Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Lawrence 'Happy Joe' Whitty
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence Joseph "Happy Joe" Whitty, 82, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. … Read More
Death Notice: Martha Swarts
A funeral service for Martha Ladine Swarts, 87, of Webb, Ala., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
More local news
Scott County sheriff named to governor's justice reform group Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane, a North Scott grad, is one of 14 Iowans named by Gov. Kim Reynolds to serve on the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). Their first meeting will be Nov. 7.
Bettendorf lawmaker to chair Appropriations Committee Rep. Gary Mohr, R-Bettendorf, has been named chairman of the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee by Speaker of the Iowa House, Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford.
Caucus training Thursday “Learn how to caucus” is the theme of a free Caucus Training workshop 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Fairmont Branch of the Davenport Public Library.
Supervisors back YMCA funding, but not trail plan Scott County Supervisors support Eldridge’s sales and property tax financing for a proposed YMCA, and the city’s plan for up to $10 million in tax rebates for prospective business development. But supervisors last week opposed use of tax increment funding for Eldridge’s next trail extension.
Eldridge fines condo developer $1,800 for missing sod Eldridge condo developer Paul Anderson has been fined $1,800 for failing to complete landscape and drainage work on his Emily Acres projects on East Franklin Road.