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Scott County Supervisors appear headed toward approving pay raises that are a fraction of the 15 to 20 percent hikes recommended for elected officials by the county’s compensation board. more
Eldridge council members on Monday will discuss changes to the city’s fireworks ordinance after a council member complained of firework litter and smells. more
Eldridge council member Adrian Blackwell said a private insurance firm’s direct-mail advertisements approved two years ago by the city council are “misleading,” and “a little deceptive.” more
Walcott passed its fifth Iowa State Auditor annual examination with no exceptions found among 16 compliance areas. more
Princeton council members secured their salt order for next winter, then discussed ways of reducing road salt because of the environmental damage. more
Princeton’s flood fight now moves to a desktop where public works director Josh Genz this week calculates the hours, fuel, water-pump parts and other costs racked up during the record crest. more
Princeton city spending will go down next year, along with a tax rate dropped to its lowest level since 2015. more
A $12 million extension of Blackhawk Trail west to Hillandale would open Eldridge’s south side to more commercial development and divert growing truck traffic away from residential neighborhoods. more
A new zoning ordinance aimed at drawing a corporate campus to Princeton’s river bluffs will go before the town council Nov. 8. more
Eldridge sewer rates will climb another 7 percent, the third increase among seven scheduled to pay for the city’s expanding wastewater treatment system. more
Scott County Supervisor candidates joined more than 50 voters for a Sept. 20  NSP forum. NSP Assistant Editor Mark Ridolfi moderated the forum and presented  questions from readers and North Scott High School FFA students. more
One in four emergency medical and fire calls in the county this year proceeded without lights and sirens, an indication the Scott Emergency Communication Center priority dispatching is working, SECC Executive Director Denise Pavlik said. more
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