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Leazer dairy farm serves as agricultural classroom

As the recent school year wound down, first-grade students from Wilton Elementary spent a warm spring afternoon enjoying a tour of a local dairy farm.

Maxwell farm earns Dairy Sustainability Award

Cinnamon Ridge Farm stands high on a hill outside of Donahue, and now, what happens there is being recognized and noticed across the country.

Food trucks coming Friday night

Fourteen food trucks will convene from 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 28 at the North Scott High School parking lot for the largest gathering so far of the Quad-City Independent Food Truck Alliance.

Rev up your garden tractor for July 6 Princeton show

Dan Doyle will return to his Princeton hometown July 6 with a truckload of garden tractors. He wants you to bring yours, too.

Air show returns with Navy's Blue Angels

The Quad Cities Air Show returns Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, featuring United States Navy Blue Angels at the Davenport Municipal Airport. The gates open at 8 a.m., the main air show runs  from 12-4 p.m.
Park View Water and Sanitary District

Water and sewer contracts launch $7 million upgrade

Park View Water and Sanitary District trustees awarded more contracts as part of nearly $7 million of water and sewer treatment improvements planned over the next tow years.

Churches, civic groups provide meals for North Scott kids

A 2017 brainstorm that launched the North Scott Feed Our Children Ministry blossomed into a community effort providing sack lunches to thousands of North Scott kids.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

County considers $37 million jail and detention center expansion

Scott County Supervisors on Tuesday heard recommendations for $37 million in jail and juvenile detention expansion, plus another $6.6 million to more quickly expand the current jail capacity.
Sports
Baseball

Sabers edge Lancers in 12

North Scott is in need of some good wins, and they came oh-so-close before suffering a tough 4-3 extra inning loss to No. 3 (Class 3A) Central DeWitt on Tuesday (June 18th).
Baseball

Hard road to the big show for boys

Even though Mother Nature continues to float dark clouds over the 2019 summer baseball landscape, North Scott’s post-season path began to come into focus last week.
Baseball

North Scott baseball honors veterans July 1

With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, North Scott’s baseball team will host its annual Veterans’ Appreciation Night on Monday, July 1, when the Lancers take on MAC rival Davenport Central.
Softball

Lancers toughen up as tourney nears

North Scott’s softball team is trending upwards, and the timing couldn’t be any better.
Opinion
Flood fight is about politics, not nature
The Mississippi River sure doesn’t distinguish between public right of way and private business. Read More
On the record with Democratic, Republican state chairs
The time has finally come to begin figuring out how to start vetting the largest presidential candidate field in history. This week in … Read More
1979: North Scott Superintendent Mel Heiler announced his retirement
June 28, 1979: North Scott superintendent Melvin Heiler announced to the school board that he would retire at the end of the 1979-1980 … Read More
100 years of women's suffrage: Iowans shattered the glass ceiling
Throughout its history, Iowa has been a place where women break barriers. Time after time, Iowa women have shown if they set their … Read More
These new laws will take effect in Iowa on July 1
Republican state Reps. Ross Paustian, Norlin Mommsen and Gary Mohr, in a news release, named the following as significant new laws … Read More
Healthy menu at Go Fish in Princeton
"The health department has partnered with a variety of restaurants to offer assistance in reviewing menu options, counting calories, … Read More
North Scott Press coverage appreciated
"Mostly I just want you to know your efforts are appreciated ..." Read More
That cheap ticket isn't looking so cheap anymore
Imagine that it's Saturday night and you're flying home to the Quad Cities on a direct flight from Mesa, Ariz. You are eager to … Read More
A story that will get even better with age
Every now and then, a good story, much like fine wine, enjoys a good shelf life. Such is the case with the generosity and love … Read More
Announcements
Andersons to celebrate 50th anniversary with family
Merle and Mary Lou Anderson of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a weeklong gathering of family in Estes … Read More
Jeanette Hoffmann to note 90th birthday with open house
Jeanette Hoffmann of New Liberty will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on July 6. Friends and relatives may call from … Read More
Obituary: Jon McCubbin
Jon Guy McCubbin, 64, of Bradenton Beach, Fla., died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Surrey Place, Bradenton. Read More
Obituary: Laurel Bigalk
A funeral service for Laurel E. Bigalk, 83, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Brent Shadden
A funeral service for Brent Robert Shadden, 36, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Lori Letts
A service celebrating the life of Lori Ann Letts, 48, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Runge Mortuary. … Read More
Obituary: Dorae Miller
A funeral service for Dorae Miller, 85, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Friday, June 28, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: Tony Lyttles
Visitation for Tony Lyttles, 59, of Geneseo, Ill., was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Read More
Obituary: Gary Mau
A funeral service for Gary E. Mau, 74, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Bonnie Stewart
A memorial service for Bonnie Jean Stewart, 66, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Charles Keehn
A funeral service for Charles W. Keehn, 83, of Thibodaux, La., formerly of Bettendorf, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, in the … Read More
Death Notice: Dorae Miller
A funeral service for Dorae Miller, 85, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Friday, June 28, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Jon McCubbin
A celebration of life service for Jon Guy McCubbin, 64, of Bradenton Beach, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Long … Read More
Death Notice: Brent Shadden
A funeral service for Brent Robert Shadden, 36, of Davenport, will be held on Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: Tony Lyttles
Visitation for Tony Lyttles, 59, of Geneseo, Ill., will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport.  Read More
More local news
Chamber's free concert rescheduled for Wednesday The June 19 Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce free street concert was rained out and rescheduled for Wednesday, June  26.
Deep look at fitness center on Monday Eldridge council agenda Eldridge council members tonight offer residents their most comprehensive look yet at a $10.4 million fitness center that would finally bring a competition pool to Eldridge.
Mona Martin to be inducted into Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Mona Martin of Davenport, who represented rural Scott County in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1992-2001, is one of four who have been chosen by the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women for induction to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.
Grocers award scholarship to NS grad Dalton "John" Hanenburg, a 2019 graduate of North Scott High School, has been awarded the F. William Beckwith Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2019-2020 academic year. Hanenburg was chosen for the $2,000 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 400 students. There were 89 recipients who received scholarships totaling $160,600 this year.
Junior high girls make college Tech Trek Mollie Hill, Grace Gephart, and Matea Kitchen are seventh-graders in North Scott Junior High. Their strong aptitude in math and science led teacher Erin Jenkins to recommend them to Tech Trek, an engaging camp for girls interested in hands-on science and technology.
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