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If you've noticed it seems a bit hazy outside today, you're not imagining things. A plume of smoke originating from wildfires in Canada is passing through southeastern Iowa today. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the smoke plume is causing a spike in fine particle levels in the air that will last throughout the day until north winds bring in cleaner air.
Ten students were awarded scholarships for their participation in the North Scott School District’s first student-built home program during a special ceremony May 26.
Lloyd Claussen and the gang will be out for blood in McCausland when the community holds its annual summer blood drive on Tuesday, July 7.
North Scott’s Class of 1980 will hold its 35th class reunion on July 17-18.
Members of the Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce were recently on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Backwards Yoga at its new location on North Second Street, next to the Eldridge Fire Station.
Area farmers are reminded that the 2015 crop acreage reporting deadline is July 15.
The Blue Grass Legion recently participated in both the Blue Grass and Buffalo elementary schools’ fifth-grade Award Celebration/Ceremony.
Three Blue Grass residents, who attend Davenport West High School, recently attended Boys and Girls State after being sponsored by the Blue Grass Legion and Legion Auxiliary.
Cherry will be the featured flavor of the day for the 34th consecutive Walcott Day Pie Baking Contest, which will be held on July 18.
A benefit community garden walk is set for Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with proceeds going to the Princeton Community Center.
Who needs the big city for the Fourth of July when there is Buffalo Days for all to enjoy?
Is Eldridge a suburb or a small town?
A holiday should always hold a special meaning. But in Dixon, Independence Day is a special one, not just for America but for the residents and supporters of Dixon Memorial Ballpark.
A love for dogs and a desire to move home to enrich her personal life have been big ‘pawsitives’ for Stephanie Schild.
Incidences of bullying and harassment have dropped dramatically at North Scott High School, while skipped classes and truancies are up, dean of students Aaron Schwartz said during the June 24 school board meeting.
Princeton city council members approved a new city clerk and building inspector during a special meeting Monday night.
Saturday, June 13
View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the July 1 NSP!
The offices of the Scott County Courthouse and most city halls in Scott County will be closed on Friday, July 3, to observe the July Fourth Independence Day holiday.
John Netwal marked the end of a productive career as director of operations for the North Scott Community School District when he walked out of his final school board meeting last Wednesday night.
The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for the annual Moonlight Chase which is scheduled for Saturday, July 11.
Artist Leo Kelly shows youngsters at the Walcott branch of the Scott County Library System how to draw caricatures. As part of the Super Artists Workshop, Kelly, of Bettendorf, has been visiting library branches. Kelly, who can draw 10 to 12 people per hour, is the married father of three children.
Bill Robbins enjoys nature’s handiwork and his own on his rural Donahue property.
What attracts you to your local fair? Is it the 4-H, craft, commercial or other exhibits? Is it the corn dogs and funnel cakes? Perhaps it’s the thrill-a-minute carnival rides or the varied grounds attractions. Maybe you like the grandstand shows, or maybe you just go to see your friends. For many of us, it’s all of these things that draw us to the fair. And it will soon be time for three great area fairs to have their annual run.
For the Leazers of Wilton, farming is truly a family affair. Its dairy and crop operation, known as Blue Knoll Farm, began in 1949 when German immigrants Luise and Fritz Langbehn purchased 80 acres of farmland north of town.
The Walcott American Legion awarded two Davenport West seniors citizenship awards in May. Evan Dietz of Walcott, and Chelsie Oberbroeckling of rural Davenport, were this year's recipients. The award is presented for displaying good character, giving back to the school community, and being respectful of others.
Any rain can be a good rain, but too much of a good thing … well the old adage is tried and true.
Farmers in Iowa work hard to make the state one of the nation’s top food producers, but the sector occasionally draws criticism over a variety of perceived concerns, including food safety, agriculture’s effects on water quality, the use of genetically modified organisms and the conditions in animal-confinement operations.
The family of Barry Braack gathered last weekend to dedicate the bench they purchased with memorial money in honor of their husband, father and grandfather. The bench is located on the Eldridge bike path near the intersection of LeClaire Road and First Street.
Eldridge may be a nice place to live for the obvious reasons, such as peace and quiet and getting kids a proper education, but sometimes, some pretty big reasons lie below the surface.
Patrick Tray and Larry Thompson, representatives of the Quad Cities chapter of the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association, spoke regarding the formation of a “friends” group for the manmade Lost Grove Lake at the May 18 Eldridge City Council meeting.
The Quad City Music Guild (QCMG) Youth Chorus is set to hold its next auditions this weekend.
Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (IFCA) has announced the formation of its Quad City Area Advocacy Team.
The North Scott High School Class of 1970 will hold its 45th class reunion on Saturday, July 25, at the McCausland Civic Center. Attendees may arrive starting at 4 p.m., and a catered meal will be served at 5 p.m. If you plan to attend, please make your reservations as soon as possible.
LeClaire is welcoming native sons Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area.The team will film episodes of their hit series "American Pickers" throughout Iowa. Filming will begin next month.
The 31st annual Strawberry Stampede, held June 14, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival, had a record number of entrants this year, with 348 boys and girls crossing the finish line in the ¼-mile and one-mile races. The previous record of 335 finishers was set in 2007.
When the Iowa Department of Agriculture officials announced last month that they were canceling all live bird exhibitions at county fairs and the Iowa State Fair because of the avian flu outbreak, it came as no real surprise to Chloe and Caelan Engelbrecht.
Pickleball is about to become a cemented reality in Eldridge, even if it comes at a bit of a cost.
Princeton is moving forward with hiring a new city clerk, going into closed session after the June 18 council meeting to interview four candidates. Another candidate was interviewed the day prior.
An idea first laid by an entrepreneurial husband and father, and later incubated by a daughter’s involvement in 4-H, has hatched into a labor of love for a rural Eldridge family.
Allergies and asthma are the leading health concerns among North Scott students, reported junior high school nurse Jane Wilson during the June 8 school board meeting.
View the Eldridge Police report from the June 24 NSP!
View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the June 24 NSP!
The Quad City Music Guild has announced the schedule for their 2016 season, the 68th year of “Broadway in the Park.”
In a contest involving the best of the best from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Central America, China, South Asia, and Korea, it was North Scott High School that found a way to make some history itself.
Meet the wildly popular characters from Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books at any of the Scott County Library System branches this June.
Germany has been the homeland of many breeds of dogs, even some you might not expect! You can learn about them at upcoming activities at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport.
On Saturday, June 20, a park ranger will lead visitors through the reconstructed 81-acre tallgrass prairie at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. The public can learn how and why the National Park Service is reconstructing this endangered habitat as part of the landscape commemorating Hoover’s life.
The Scott County Library System is asking local authors to submit their e-book files to Biblioboard. This program will give local patrons access to check out these e-books for free.
Effective July 1, the Scott County Recorder’s office will suspend passport services until Sept. 1. Due to staffing needs, they are not able to provide passport acceptance services on a consistent basis. The office apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.