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Park View tax analysis shows differences among North Scott towns

Park View resident Molly Bergfeld challenged Scott County Supervisors’ assertion that the community’s property taxes are insufficient to provide services.

Eldridge road closures coming for sewer line work

Eldridge sewer line work is the reason for a series of week-long road closures coming for First Street, Buttermilk and Black Hawk Trail.
Eldridge City Council

Franklin Park will become memorial

Franklin Park’s future as a park is dead.
Long Grove City Council

Long Grove plans moving day for city hall

Long Grove council members voted to leave one old bank building behind and move city hall to another.
Princeton City Council

Princeton council seeks patience on roadwork

Princeton council members told residents not to expect any quick fixes to long-standing road problems, but inched closer to action on complaints lodged over the past year.

Six vie for four school board spots

Former North Scott school board member Nick Hansel and Park View resident Brett Van Deventer have joined four incumbents on this year’s November school election ballot for the four open seats on the school board.

Kernan aims for Princeton mayor after 16 years on council

Princeton City Council member Kevin Kernan is running for mayor, and so far is the only candidate on the ballot to succeed Roger Woomert, who is not running.

Martha Pearce wins NSP Football Contest

Martha Pearce of Long Grove won the $50 first prize and and Karen McConnaha of Muscatine won the $25 second prize in Week No. 2 of The North Scott Press Football Contest. They were the only entrants who missed just two of 17 games. Pearce’s tiebreaker of 42 was closer to the 35 points in Iowa’s 18-17 win over Iowa State than McConnaha’s 26.

'It was quite a week!'

Dear Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union ...

Bring on the Bobcats

The story lines are endless. Where do you begin? In a nutshell, let’s just say that this Friday’s showdown in Epworth is going to be absolutely epic.
Boys' Golf

'We took a big step as a team'

Things are starting to fall into place for North Scott’s golf team. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel that leads to the land of consistency, and it appears the Lancers may have turned the corner.
Cross Country

Lancers take on best-of-the-best

It’s early. The team is young. There is absolutely no reason to panic. Pay no mind to the double-digit placings North Scott’s cross-country team brought home from Saturday’s Spartan Invitational.
Print is still king, but is shooting itself in the foot
On Sunday, The Des Moines Register reprinted a version of "Impressions" from July 31, "A monument to achievement in a different kind … Read More
Farm Bureau Building dedicated in 1969
Sept. 17, 1969: The Scott County Farm Bureau held an open house to dedicate a new office building on East LeClaire Road in Eldridge. … Read More
'The North Scott community has been nothing but kind'
My internship at The NSP has taught me more than I could have imagined. I never thought I’d professionally write and publish … Read More
National Farm Safety Week: 'Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear'
Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week will be held Sept. 15-21 in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week.This year’s … Read More
Here's help for teens to quit vaping and tobacco use
According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4 percent of 11th-grade students, 8.3 percent of eighth-grade students and 2.4 percent of … Read More
Thanks, North Scott, for your support
"I wanted to say that I am proud to work in the North Scott School District and appreciate the support we get from our community ..." Read More
Be SMART to address gun violence
"Following the preventable tragedy in Parkland, I found peace in Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America ..." Read More
Iowa Caucuses: Majority of Democrats want an activist party
"In my opinion, nominate a Biden or Klobuchar and you run a high risk of losing to DJT again ..." Read More
The problem with politics
In June, Darrel Alexander, a corn grower from Sidney, Iowa, and past chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, said President Trump … Read More
Johnsons celebrating 60 years of marriage
Robert Johnson and Marcia (Tomlinson) Johnson were married Sept. 19, 1959, in Manly, Iowa. Read More
Delores Stender to note 90th birthday with family
Delores “Tootie” Stender of Maysville will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family dinner at the Maysville Fire Station. Read More
Obituary: Loretta Beitel
A funeral service for Loretta E. Beitel, 84, of Walcott, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. … Read More
Obituary: Gregory Groharing
Funeral services for Gregory J. Groharing, 72, of Davenport, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary. Burial … Read More
Obituary: Mary Hoff
A funeral service for Mary Louise Hoff, 95, of Davenport, was held at noon on Monday, Sept. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Obituary: William Bauer
A funeral service for William Clarence Bauer, 87, of DeWitt, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Lois VanMaanen
A funeral service for Lois E. VanMaanen, 83, of Davenport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Christ United Methodist … Read More
Death Notice: Gregory Groharing
A funeral service for Gregory John Groharing, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Cunnick-Collins … Read More
Death Notice: Mary Hoff
A funeral service for Mary Louise Hoff, 95, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Monday, Sept. 16, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, … Read More
Death Notice: William Bauer
A funeral service for William Clarence Bauer, 87, of DeWitt, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph's Catholic … Read More
Bob Williams to note 95th birthday with family
Bob Williams of Long Grove will celebrate his 95th birthday with family. Being an avid reader, Bob would be overjoyed to receive … Read More
Baldwin-Burke vows to be exchanged Sept. 21
Stephanie Baldwin of Eldridge and Anthony Burke of DeWitt are engaged to be married. Read More
Dick and Sally Puls celebrating 60th anniversary
Richard (Dick) and Sally Puls of Eldridge were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, on Sept. 12, 1959. Read More
Latimers to celebrate 25 years of marriage
Quincy and Trisha Latimer of Durant will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a celebration hosted by their four children. … Read More
Birth: Mira Harder
Don Harder and Katy Timmerman of Davenport are the parents of a daughter born at 11:19 p.m. July 30, 2019, at Genesis East Medical … Read More
More local news
Free Medicare seminar to be held in Eldridge A free seminar for individuals interested in learning more about Medicare will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Scott County Library in Eldridge.
New benches at Donahue Memorial Donahue Boy Scout Jacob Ohsann raises a flag at the Larry M Gronewold memorial to commemorate new benches at Donahue Sportmsen's Park.
Volunteers needed for Taming of the Slough River Action’s annual Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon is just around the corner. The event, which features racers competing in paddling, mountain biking and running, will take place in downtown Moline on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Congressman Loebsack rep coming to library in Eldridge Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 2-3 p.m.
New Liberty School #4 to reunite Sept. 15 New Liberty School #4 will hold a reunion on Sept. 15 at New Liberty Park.