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Plan smart ways to use tax refund instead of frivolous spending

Is your tax refund the financial highlight of the year? Then it is a valuable resource – one you can use to get ahead, suggests Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Son of former Deere CEO to attend Gathering of the Green

If you are a John Deere enthusiast, do you have your tickets for the reunion?

Grissom PTO to host Bingo

The Virgil Grissom PTO in Princeton will be holding a Bingo Night on Saturday, March 7 at the school.

Faith Lutheran sets forth on Lenten journey

Members of Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge are inviting members of the community to join them on a journey through the 40 days of Lent, in preparation for Easter.

More rate hikes fund water, sewer work

This is the year Park View Water and Sanitary District will tackle major water and sewer system improvements reflected in a board’s proposed spending plans.

Park View votes again on dues hike

Votes already are coming in on Park View Owners' Association dues hike referendum, which needs participation by 60 percent of the community’s 953 property owners.
North Scott School Board

16 take early retirement at NS schools

North Scott schools early retirement incentives drew 16 takers, reducing staff and administrator payroll to match enrollment and budget projections.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors aim for 3.67-percent urban tax rate increase

Scott County supervisors have proposed a 3.67-percent increase in the urban tax rate and a 2.44-percent increase in the rural tax rate for the county’s 2021 fiscal year budget.
Sports

Five NS swimmers to compete at state, regional AAU meets

Five swimmers from the North Scott area have qualified for the state AAU swim meet, which will take place March 7-8 in Marshalltown, and for the regional meet March 21-22 in Des Moines.
Bowling

Lancers can't maintain their regional magic

There was no three-peat for North Scott’s boys’ bowling team.
Bowling

Single-pin spares prove costly for Lancers

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes, a good plan just doesn’t come together, and North Scott’s hopes of qualifying for the Class 2A girls’ state bowling tournament for the first time since 2014 never came to fruition.
Girls' Basketball

'This is what we've been waiting for'

Let the journey begin.
Opinion
Will UNI be 'The Pit North?'
Sunday, Linda and I were guests of the University of Northern Iowa College of Education to experience a basketball game for the first … Read More
'I'll be rooting especially hard for Sean Peeters'
The game had been over for nearly half an hour, and Sean Peeters stood high above The Pit floor, talking with friends and family … Read More
'I know what Rod Blagojevich did'
Our neighboring state – and entire country – is unsafe when this compulsive liar, cheater and thief is out of prison and walking … Read More
North Scott Kiwanis chartered in 1980
Feb. 28, 1980: The North Scott Kiwanis Club held its charter banquet at the Izaak Walton League in Mt. Joy. Past governor of the … Read More
Which bills might become laws, and which won't?
This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Read More
Sue McBride: Gone but never forgotten
"I recently attended the funeral for long-time North Scott bus driver Sue McBride and wanted to take a few moments to share my … Read More
Water quality is at a tipping point
"Iowa is home to over 10,000 factory farms which produce over 22 billion gallons of toxic liquid manure that is dumped untreated onto … Read More
Match your values to financial choices
"Governments have provided bottomless subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, and banks have provided limitless financing. However, … Read More
YMCA: 'The timing is so right'
"However, the Y brings far more that a fitness facility to the communities it serves, and I think it’s another reason why the timing … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Helen Miller
A funeral service for Helen C. Miller, 94, of Dixon, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Beatrice Castro Buchmeyer
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Beatrice Ann Castro Buchmeyer, 78, of Walcott, formerly of Bettendorf, will be hel … Read More
Death Notice: Judy Oveson
A funeral service for Judy K. Oveson, 74, Durant, will be held at noon on Monday, March 2, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Janet Burmeister
A Mass of Christian Burial and funeral service for Janet G. Burmeister, 78, of Long Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 2, at St. … Read More
Jan Lewis to note 80th birthday with open house
Jan Lewis of McCausland will celebrate her 80th birthday Saturday, March 7. Family and friends are invited to attend from 3-5 p.m. at … Read More
Birth: Brisby Maurer
Brad and Baili Maurer of Edgewood, Iowa, are the parents of a daughter born at 7:26 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020, at Manchester Regional Medical … Read More
Obituary: Arlene Glunz
Arlene R. Glunz, 89, of Eldridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Silvercrest Garner Senior Living in Davenport. Read More
Obituary: Dorothy Fischer
Dorothy Adeline Fischer, age 99, of Eldridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge.  … Read More
Obituary: Shirley Danforth
Shirley Harris Danforth, age 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones in Osage Beach, Mo. Read More
Obituary: Gloria Bein Neckerman
Gloria Bein Neckerman (also known as Katy) died on Feb. 11, 2020, at the age of 86 in Atlanta, Ga., where she had lived since 2012. Read More
Obituary: Deloris Blake
Deloris Mary Blake, age 89, of rural Davenport, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at her home.  Visitation was held from 4:45 – 7:30 … Read More
Obituary: Marjorie Tubbs
Marjorie Georgia (Bentrott) Tubbs, 92, was born Feb. 22, 1927, in rural Clinton County, on a farm near Wheatland.  Her parents were … Read More
Obituary: Irma Peitscher
A funeral service for Irma Georgianne Peitscher, 90, of Davenport, was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cunnick-Collins … Read More
Obituary: Robert Reimers
Robert W. Reimers, 81, of Davenport, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the Kahl Home, Davenport. Per his request, no services will be … Read More
Obituary: Sandra Kitchen
A private family burial will be held for Sandra K. Kitchen, 72, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family … Read More
More local news
Rep. Paustian seeks re-election State Rep. Ross Paustian, R-Walcott, at left, filed nomination petitions Monday with Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate to seek re-election to a two-year term in District 92.
QC Dems and Republicans unite to back new bi-state government authority A bill intended to let local voters establish a new Quad-City bi-state government authority still has bipartisan support of Scott County legislators who say that residents on both sides of the Mississippi River should have a chance to enact a new level of government.
Learn about Scott County rural road weed control Learn about rural roadside weed and ditch maintenance from Scott County roadside vegetation specialist Brian Burkholder, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Scott County Library.
Iowa Department of Revenue helps you prepare for tax time With tax filing season upon us, the Iowa Department of Revenue is reminding Iowans of the many resources available and recent changes at the Department that can assist taxpayers with filing their tax return.
DeWitt Operahouse feels love from community Did you know February is “Love Your Theater Month?”
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