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'We can't afford it, period'

Some Scott County volunteer firefighters say they welcome the advantages of new radios, but have no way to pay for them.

County will pay for all radios

Scott County Supervisors appear ready to have countywide taxpayers pick up the entire bill for all radios that local first responders will need to use the Quad-Cities’ first bi-state, coordinated emergency dispatching system.
Eldridge City Council

49 tickets on Pinehurst

Forty-nine traffic tickets in the past week sent a strong message to Pinehurst Drive speeders, but thrilled a group of homeowners who returned to Eldridge city hall Monday to thank the council for quick action.

Slow going in Scott County farmfields

Scott County farmers are doing more waiting than field work during the slowest corn planting season in 24 years.

Water district seeks partners for $500K project

Park View’s plan for a sewer treatment upgrade presents an opportunity for up to $500,000 in Iowa water quality money for storm water projects like buffer strips and detention ponds in and around the subdivision.
Long Grove City Council

Long Grove resurfaces oldest streets

Streets in the oldest parts of Long Grove will get resurfaced under a $37,525 contract awarded by council members meeting May 14 to Tri City Blacktop, of Bettendorf.

View the Eldridge Police report from the May 22 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the May 22 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 22 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 22 NSP!
Girls' Soccer

North Scott girls ready to make their postseason run

Maybe, just maybe, the corner has been turned, and just in the nick of time.
Boys' Soccer

Looking for a fresh start

It only takes one solid win to turn things around, and North Scott’s boys’ soccer team is hoping that will be the case when the Lancers host Cedar Rapids Jefferson in the Class 3A substate finals Wednesday night.
Girls' Golf

Oh, so close! Lancers save their best for last

Is there any better way to end a season?
Track and Field

Allard, Thomas lead Lancer contingent in Des Moines

For all intents and purposes, it was business as usual for North Scott’s track teams when they took to Drake’s blue oval for the 2019 state track meet last week.
Park View has been an asset for North Scott
Mark Ridolfi's analysis of Park View taxes in last week's NSP ruffled some feathers. Read More
Seniors leave their collective marks
If the calendar says May, it must be graduation time, and the seemingly endless string of parties has begun to play out all across the … Read More
Trump trade tactics test Iowa backbone
When President Trump flexes American muscle in his Chinese trade talks, Iowa farmers provide the backbone. Read More
Bobby Fischer: 'Don't give up on your song if you believe in it'
Writing a country song, selling it and having it recorded can be a daunting task, even if the songwriter believes from the outset that … Read More
Gasoline was in short supply in 1979
May 24, 1979: Due to a shortage of gasoline supplies throughout Scott County, Memorial Day travelers were warned of potential problems … Read More
What next? Jaywalking tickets?
"The real problem is this city’s refusal to commit to reasonable urban planning ..." Read More
If these stones could talk
Last Friday, as we have each year for two decades now, Linda and I made the one-hour trip up Highway 30 to Lisbon, where we decorated … Read More
North Scott, Pleasant Valley team up to save the day
It was truly phenomenal, and a sight to see. Talk about teamwork at its best. Read More
Park View taxes are low, thanks to others
Park View looks and feels more and more like its own town as Scott County adds code enforcement and landlord regulation to the police … Read More
Blake-Rammelsberg vows to be recited Nov. 2
Callie Blake and Matt Rammelsberg of Cedar Rapids are engaged to be married. Read More
Bob Arnold notes 90th birthday
Bob Arnold of Eldridge recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Read More
Birth: Aria Richmond
Cara and Brandon Richmond of North Liberty are the parents of a daughter born at 4:50 p.m. April 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa … Read More
Obituary: William Blanche
William “Bill” P. Blanche, 90, of Eldridge, passed away, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Clarissa C Cook Hospice House with his loving … Read More
Obituary: Glenn Underwood
Glenn Underwood, 92, of Princeton, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Read More
Obituary: Inez Sharp
Inez M. Sharp, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019.  A celebration of life was held on Monday, May 20, at Weerts … Read More
Obituary: John Karnstedt
A memorial service for John Henry Karnstedt, 79, of Eldridge, will be held at noon on Saturday, June 1, at Eldridge United Methodist … Read More
Obituary: Eugene Black
Private family graveside services for Eugene Franklin Black, 97, of Litchfield, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at … Read More
Obituary: Clarice Mizer
A funeral service for Clarice Ann Mizer, 87, of LeClaire, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Hope Church, LeClaire. Burial was in … Read More
Obituary: Charlene Poffenberger
A memorial service for Charlene E. Poffenberger, 79, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Weerts Funeral Home, … Read More
Obituary: Deborah Wriedt
A celebration of life service for Deborah Mae Wriedt, 62, of Davenport, formerly of Blue Grass, was held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May … Read More
Obituary: Helen Montgomery
A celebration of life service for Helen I. Montgomery, 88, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Grace United … Read More
Obituary: Gerald Meye
A funeral service for Gerald “Jerry” Meye, 81, of Bettendorf, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, at First Christian Church, … Read More
Obituary: Frederick Steen
A celebration of life service for Frederick Christian “Fred” Steen, 82, of Clinton, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 … Read More
Obituary: Ila Thoensen
Private family services were held for Ila B. Thoensen, 94, of Blue Grass. Burial was in the Blue Grass Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
More local news
NSP introduces summer intern Look for new St. Ambrose University graduate Delina Tesfamichael at North Scott community events and festivals as she joins The NSP staff as a summer intern in a partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.
North Scott National Honor Society inductees The Phyllis Heuer Chapter of National Honor Society at North Scott High School inducted new members during a ceremony on April 29.
Cruisin’ for Camp Courageous The annual Cruisin’ for Camp Courageous will be held Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Courageous, which is located at 12007 190th St. Monticello. Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with special needs.
Tina's dancers continue to bring home top awards The Diva Dance Co. and Dream Dance Co. from Tina’s Dance Studio in Eldridge recently attended the Tribute National Talent Competition at the Adler Theater in Davenport.
Design talk at GAHC After World War I, German leaders encouraged the development of a new school to blend the power of industry with the insight of design. The Bauhaus school represented revolutionary concepts on Art and Design as well as an inclusive social experiment.