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High schoolers get a 40-pound sociology lesson

North Scott sociology students hugged and hoisted 40-pound jugs of water around The Pit Friday, taking periodic breaks on their water walk. 

Lancer Productions to participate in Musical Theater Awards Showcase

North Scott’s Lancer Productions will participate in the 2019 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school's achievements for its April production of "Seussical."

100 years of Memorial Day services

A roll of remembrance honoring Scott County residents in every war will be read for the 100th time Monday at Scott County Historical Society’s centennial anniversary of the Historic Summit Church Memorial Day service.

Register by June 13 for Southeast Iowa Farm Field Day

Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day June 20 at the farm located at 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville.

Conservation field day June 5

A field day for farmers, landowners, and the general public interested in conservation practices and water quality has been scheduled June 5 at Fawcett Farms Cold Spring Pond, 459 290th St., West Branch. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. and will end with a complimentary meal and discussion at 6:30.

Flood pushes tax protest deadline to June 5

The federal disaster declaration for Scott County’s May flooding also extends the time for protesting property value assessments.

First Central State Bank to close Long Grove office on May 31

The Long Grove facility of First Central State Bank will conduct its last day of business this month.

'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.
Sports
Baseball

Lancer aces feel no pressure

After sterling and breakout sophomore campaigns, Grayson Drezek and Jake Matthaidess know they are marked men. After combining to fan 114 batters a year ago, they understand North Scott’s success rests heavily on their pitching arms.
Baseball

'We have a group that's pretty hungry'

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason rankings were released on Monday, and North Scott’s nine didn’t even get a sniff.
Softball

Small squad leads to high expectations

Thirteen players. Two seniors. A ton of moving parts.

Hanssen honored by Luther women’s swimming team

Paige Hanssen, a 2016 North Scott graduate, is three-time letter winner for the 2018-19 Luther College swimming team. The award was presented at the annual awards banquet held May 5.
Opinion
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
Announcements
Death Notice: Judy Adams
A celebration of life service for Judy Ann (Kay) Adams, 71, Hartford, S.D., will be held June 1 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Read More
Death Notice: James Cheville
A funeral service for James W. "Jim" Cheville, 68, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Death Notice: Laverne Puck
Visitation for Laverne "Vern" Puck, 78, of Davenport, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … 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
More local news
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.
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 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.
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