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Princeton seeks $75K for Dollar General

Princeton council members will meet 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 to consider spending $75,000 in city savings to complete a water pipe loop to the new Dollar General Store, which opened earlier this month without water service. more

Data farmer produces in Princeton

Day in and out, a few flickering tiny lights offer the only clue of activity in the old church in Princeton. more

Sales tax holiday on clothes, footwear Aug. 3-4

The annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be Aug. 3-4. During this time, no sales tax will be collected on select clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 per item. All businesses open on Aug.  3 and 4 are required to participate, though the holiday does not extend to Sunday. more

Princeton prepares for corporate campus

Princeton council members navigating their way to perhaps the biggest economic development initiative in the Quad-City region’s history were stumped. more

Supervisors say ‘no’ to new subdivision roads

Scott County Supervisors’ refusal to accept road maintenance in two new rural county subdivisions will stymie residential development at a time the market is booming, developers for those projects said. more

Iowa unemployment 2.7 percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.7 percent in June. more

Ohnward Bancshares welcomes Nicholas Hahn as CFO

Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., a $1.2 billion-dollar holding company with 19 financial offices in eastern Iowa, including First Central State Bank in Eldridge, Long Grove and LeClaire, appointed Nicholas (Nick) Hahn to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) starting June 25. more

Sales tax holiday Aug. 3-4

The annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be Aug. 3-4. During this time, no sales tax will be collected on select clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 per item. more

Dollar General races to open by month’s end

Victor Guzman guides a new electric line beneath U.S. 67 to the new Dollar General store under construction in Princeton. more

Eldridge braces for boom

Make room for at least 340 new jobs in Eldridge next year for two firms moving to town, and dozens more from hometown companies with aggressive expansion plans. more

Scott farmers await ‘blink’ on tariff threats

Two days remain to determine if China will make good on its threat to impose steep tariffs on American soybeans, and some Iowa bankers, grain marketers and equipment dealers still expect someone will blink. more

Gnat attacker goes global

Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more
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