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The extended Eckermann family of Eldridge had perfect entries to capture the top two prizes in Week No. 4 of The North Scott Press Football Contest. Kayla Easter of Dexter, Iowa, and Holly Eckermann of Osceola, Iowa, got all 17 games right. Kayla won the $50 first prize with a tie breaker of 46 (closest estimate to total points in Penn State's 21-19 win over Iowa, while Holly won the $25 second prize with a tie breaker of 53. more
The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more
Zachary Garrard and Brandon Schmeink represented the Donahue American Legion at the Iowa chapter of the American Legions Boys State from June 10-15 at Camp Dodge, Johnston. This participatory program gives young men the opportunity to see up close how the government works at the local, county, and state levels. more
Celebrate the birthday of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire on Sunday, Feb. 25. more
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently released banking industry results for the last quarter of 2017, showing steady growth in loan demand and stagnant growth in net income at Iowa banks. Iowa bank total loans and leases increased to $59 billion at the end of 2017, up 6.7 percent from the year prior, as banks continue to support economic growth in Iowa communities. more
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
Don’t expect a snowstorm, but Christmas in July is the theme for this year’s Walcott Day celebration on Saturday, July 21. more
The Big Top Circus Band will perform historical circus music Aug. 4 at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Enjoy this whimsical music from the era when the circus used live music written by famous composers to entertain their audiences. The performance will be sure to remind you of your days at the circus, fair, or even theme park. more
A spur-of-the-moment decision by members of Hope Church in Dixon paid big dividends for hurricane relief last month. When Dixon held its annual Car Show, members of the church provided complimentary water on a hot and muggy day. more
The cross towering over Faith Lutheran Church might not look different, but there is more than meets the eye. The new, 24-foot structure unites today’s members and contains a special surprise for those in the future. more
All those 8 a.m. Sunday morning equipment checks paid off. more
For most people, Thursday will be just like any other November day, but for Eldridge resident Duane Miller it will be a time to relive the memories of one of NASA’s biggest, yet little-known events. more
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