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Congressman’s rep to visit Scott County Library in Eldridge

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff, Brian Kramer, at the Scott County Library in Eldridge for open office hours on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 2-3 p.m.

Donahue Legion sends two to Boys State

The American Legion of Iowa Boys State is a week-long, hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Iowa government. Through the Boys State objective of learning by doing, delegates will learn about city, county, and state government more in one week than they would in a semester of high school civics.

Pastor installation service planned

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 10th St., DeWitt, will hold an installation service for the church’s new pastor, Eric Obermann.

German Consulate celebrates Center's 25th

The German American Heritage Center reports a highly successful 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 4 with Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger making the event especially meaningful. The Center, located at 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, has these future events planned:

Scott County Library hosting Scholastic Book Fair

The Scott County Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, and with every item purchased, the library earns Scholastic dollars, which can be used to purchase items for the library.

Eldridge Lions announce Lucky 20 winners

The Eldridge Lions held their Lucky 20 drawing on Monday, July 15, and the following individuals were big winners.

The Studebakers are coming!

The Iowa Hawkeye Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club will host a meet in the Quad Cities on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Preview of ‘Country Music’ from PBS slated Sept. 12 in Davenport

Iowa Public Television will preview the newest film from Ken Burns, "Country Music" on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport. The long-awaited documentary chronicles the history of country music from many of the greats, including the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn.
Sports

Little League Champs

The North Scott Boys 12 U Little League team won the district tournament and advanced to state.
Softball

Sam Lee's an all-stater

After an impressive performance at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge, North Scott junior Sam Lee was a first-team all-state selection when the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association announced its Class 4A honor teams last week.
Baseball

Lancers earn all-district honors

Four North Scott baseball players earned all-district honors when the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association released its 2019 Class 4A all-district teams last week.
Softball

Ryann Cheek, Sam Lee named first-team

The post-season accolades have started to roll in for North Scott’s softball team, and sophomore Ryann Cheek and junior Sam Lee garnered first-team selections when the all-Mississippi Athletic Softball teams were announced.
Opinion
Eldridge Lions lead with five District Governors since 2010
It's remarkable, really, and a sign that civic engagement lives in our little corner of the world. "It" in this case is that no fewer … Read More
A kinder, gentler and more faith-filled man I've never met
The obituary in last week’s NSP was nothing special. It was bare bones, unassuming and simple. Read More
A conversation with Field of Dreams owner Don Lansing
Excitement is building. A first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game will take place in Iowa next year. And it will take … Read More
2004: George Bush and John Kerry campaigned in Scott County
Aug. 11, 2004: President George W. Bush greeted some 13,000 supporters at a campaign rally in LeClaire Park in Davenport. Miss Iowa … Read More
Prayers helped protect North Scott
"I would like to suggest that maybe one reason more of those incidents have not occurred in Eldridge, in particular, might be that … Read More
No gun in the home; no suicide
"36,380 thousand guns deaths a year in this country. Sixty-one percent of those are suicide ..." Read More
'Night Out' brings North Scott together
"I love what this event represents: connecting the hearts and hands of the community ..." Read More
How should schools be classified for state tournaments?
The Central DeWitt baseball team's runner-up finish in the Class 3A State Tournament puts an exclamation point on an extraordinary … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Robert Kleinsmith
A funeral service for Robert Gail Kleinsmith, 81, of East Moline, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church, … Read More
Matjes celebrating 55 years of marriage
Arthur and Susanne Matje of Park View will be enjoying their 55th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 15, 1964, at St. … Read More
Peers mark 25 years of marriage
Dean and Lisa Peer of Long Grove celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Hawaii in March. Read More
Four generations
Four generations of the Don and Judy Tinkler family were among those who gathered at the Iowa Machine Shed to celebrate the couple's … Read More
Obituary: Lois Schultz
Lois Kelling Schultz, 99, of Davenport, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2019, in her home at Jersey Ridge Place. Read More
Obituary: Duane Dies
Duane Edward Dies, 80, of Winter Haven, Fla., a native of Scott County, passed away July 16, 2019. Read More
Obituary: Elmer Norman
A funeral service for Elmer “Arnold” Norman, 80, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Obituary: Kenneth McFate
Kenneth Leverne McFate passed peacefully from life at midnight on Aug. 6, 2019, at 95 years old, with his two daughters and three … Read More
Obituary: Mildred Wallace
Millie Wallace’s celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10: 30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge. Read More
O’Neill-Berg vows to be said Sept. 7
Caitlin O’Neill of Princeton and Cody Berg of Buffalo are engaged to be married. Read More
Melvin Rohwedder to mark 90th birthday with family
Melvin Rohwedder of New Liberty, formerly of Stockton, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 10 with a family gathering in Durant … Read More
Schmidts celebrating 65 years of marriage
Keith and Nancy Schmidt, recent residents of Eldridge, will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Aug. 15. They were married at the … Read More
Five generations
Five generations recently gathered for a family photo. Read More
Obituary: Larry Koch
Services to celebrate the life of Larry R. Koch, 81, a resident of Eldridge, will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 (today), at … Read More
Obituary: Ella Ehrecke
Ella M. “Tudy” Ehrecke, 88, a resident of rural Walcott, died unexpectedly from a stroke Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the University … Read More
More local news
Foundation leaves large gift The Quad City Osteopathic Foundation has solidified its legacy – forever – with a $2.2 million gift to the Quad Cities Community Foundation. It is a new chapter for the Osteopathic Foundation, which was started in 1985 after the close of the Quad City Osteopathic Hospital in Davenport.
State Fair talent Two North Scott girls made the semifinals of the Bill Riley Talent Search competition at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines
Tamra Roberts appointed district court judge Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Tamra Roberts as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District, which includes Scott County.
Glen Keppy named chair of Silos & Smokestacks Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) announces the addition of four new members to the Board of Trustees, and the appointment of Glen Keppy of Eldridge as chair. Steve Firman of Cedar Falls will become vice chair, and Trish Cook, Winthrop, will remain as treasurer.
Honor flight donation Walcott American Legion Post #548 members Mel Brus, left, and Dick Newcomb, right, present a $1,000 donation for the Honor Flight  of the Quad Cities to Honor Flight  Hub Director Col. Steve Garrington.
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