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Winter Concert Sunday

Music will fill the air Sunday, Dec. 15, at the North Scott Fine Arts Auditorium when Lancer musical groups will perform their Winter Concert.

Symphony comes to NS

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra's brass and percussion sections, under the direction of Conductor Mark Smith, will perform at North Scott High School's Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Eldridge residents submit Y petition

Eldridge City Clerk Denise Benson accepts a petition Dec. 3 from Nadine Schwarz with more than 300 signatures seeking a vote on Eldridge's borrowing plan for a proposed YMCA.

Local dancers shine in St. Louis competition

The Diva Dance Co. and Dream Dance Co. from Tina’s Dance Studio in Eldridge recently attended the Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and Competition in St. Louis.

Lancer students shine at Mock Trial

North Scott's 7th Grade Mock Trial team competed in the Regional Competition on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Scott County Courthouse, and was one of two teams selected to advance to the State Tournament in Des Moines on Nov. 19 and 20.

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 11 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 11 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Dec. 11 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Dec. 11 NSP!

Learn more about Alzheimer’s at free Bettendorf program

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering free community education in Bettendorf.
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Sports
Wrestling

Fast Start

Really, all things considered, you couldn’t have scripted a better start to the 2019-20 wrestling season.
Girls' Basketball

Boffeli's hot hand has Lancers rolling

As Grace goes, so go the Lancers, and that fact was again driven home last week as North Scott put a stranglehold on its Class 4A No. 1 ranking by opening Mississippi Athletic Conference action with a pair of cruise-control wins.
Boys' Basketball

'We're trying to find our identity'

Yes, it was a surprise, and no, there is no reason to push the panic button. The season is just one week old, and North Scott coach Shamus Budde is confident his team will be just fine.
Wrestling

'I think we can crack the top 10 again'

The competition will be tough. The schedule, brutal. Still, the expectations in North Scott’s wrestling room remain the same. Never count out a Drew Kelly-coached team.
Opinion
Big week in Cy-Hawk Series
Games this week will go a long way to determining the winner of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Since 2004-05, the Series, formerly … Read More
Hatred gets invited to a Quad Cities Christian church
Bobby Schilling said he had no idea the star of the “America First” race-baiting podcast would trumpet white-supremacy nonsense at … Read More
Eldridge pleased with 2004 census
Dec. 8, 2004: Eldridge city officials were pleased with the results of a special census. They discovered the population of the town … Read More
Eight years of service on the city council
"I want to thank all of you who supported me in this journey. I truly appreciate you ..." Read More
Consider a 'green' holiday season
"If you listen to advertisers, the holidays are all about shopping. Instead, consider a 'green' holiday season ..." Read More
Goodie baskets, lights, holy season
"Many senior citizens are enjoying the large "goodie baskets" that have been delivered in the North Scott community ..." Read More
'A wonderful and caring community'
"I would like to thank the Moonlight Chase and all the North Scott school bus drivers who delivered baskets of goodies not only to me … Read More
Luxury or necessity?
"With all of the talk about the possibility of building a new YMCA in Eldridge, I do not know yet if I would vote for the luxury of … Read More
Our Thanksgiving surprise
My late father, Ed Tubbs, a farmer near Elwood in northern Clinton County, liked to "walk the fences" to see the crops and check the … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Nellie James
A graveside service for Nellie B. James, 90, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Rock Island National … Read More
Death Notice: Allen Schwerdtfeger
A private celebration of life service will be held for Allen J. "Big Al" Schwerdtfeger, 78, of Bettendorf. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Doris Pecoraro
A Mass of Christian Burial for Doris Jean Pecoraro, 92, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Holy Family Catholic … Read More
Death Notice: Marilyn Furman
Marilyn Joan Furman, 86, of Winterset, formerly of Bradford, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at the West Bridge Care & Rehabilitation … Read More
Death Notice: Bill Fennelly
A Mass of Christian Burial for William B. Fennelly, 86, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Paul the … Read More
Earl Oelerich to celebrate 90th birthday with reception
Earl Oelerich of Eldridge will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 21. Friends and relatives are invited to … Read More
Washburns to note 50 years of marriage with reception
Susan K. and Kenneth P. Washburn Jr. of Walcott will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a cake reception on Sunday, Dec. 29. … Read More
Jacqueline Schneckloth to note 95th birthday
Jacqueline R. Schneckloth of Eldridge will celebrate her 95th birthday with an open house on Saturday, Dec. 14. Friends and relatives … Read More
Fricks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Frick of rural Goose Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6. The former Carla Wells and Mr. Frick … Read More
Four Generations
From left to right, Grandpa Mike O'Day, Great-Grandma Mary O'Day, Gunnar O'Day, and father Kyle O'Day. Read More
Birth: Jameson Mohr
Jake and Carrie Mohr of Minneapolis are the parents of a son born at 5:16 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019, at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott … Read More
Obituary: John Sander
John H. Sander, 81, of Clinton, formerly of Camanche, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Eagle Point Health Care Center – … Read More
Obituary: Eugene Ambort
Eugene “Gene” D. Ambort, 69, of Davenport, formerly of Blue Grass, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Country Manor, … Read More
Obituary: Richard Weeks
A funeral service for Richard Allen Weeks, 86, of Walcott, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 (today), in the Runge Mortuary … Read More
Obituary: Vincent Kilburg
A funeral Mass for Vincent P. Kilburg, 76, of Bellevue, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, … Read More
More local news
Get the bats ready! NS to host annual Wiffle Ball tourney North Scott’s baseball team will host its 10th annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at the end of December.
New Liberty open house Dec. 11 New Liberty welcomes residents into a new city hall created in the city garage for an open house 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Jeffrey Bert appointed district court judge Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday  announced her appointment of Jeffrey Bert as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. Bert, of Bettendorf, currently practices law with the Brooks Law Firm, P.C., in Davenport and Rock Island. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
County honors Genesis' 150th Supervisors honored Genesis Health Systems with a resolution commemorating its 150th birthday Dec. 7.
Framing up on $1.06m school sports building Framing is up on North Scott schools' new indoor practice building that’s on track for completion by spring.
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