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First Central's 'Grilling for Charity' will benefit Walk with Travis

First Central State Bank will continue its tradition of Grilling for Charity fundraisers on Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eldridge location. Proceeds collected from this fundraiser will benefit Walk With Travis, an organization that donates resources to local organizations specializing in suicide prevention and awareness, mental health initiatives, and supporting survivors of those lost to suicide.

Presenters wanted for TEDx Youth event in 2020

The second annual TEDxYouth@Davenport event will be held at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa on March 29, 2020. The event will focus on having youth presenters, ages of 15-24, share “ideas worth spreading.” Speaker applications are due Dec. 1, 2019.

Ralston to address HDC 50-year anniversary event

The Handicapped Development Center is celebrating 50 years of service with a celebration and recognition dinner at the Rhythm City Casino and Resort on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Staff excellence awards and participant achievement awards will be presented, and motivational speaker Aron Ralston will then present an inspirational message. Reservations for this event are closed.

Berlin Wall talk slated Oct. 12

The German American Heritage Center will present the program, “Berlin: Before and After the Wall Fell,” by professor of German history, Russell Baldner, on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are selling popcorn now

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts belonging to the Illowa Council in 13 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are selling a variety of popcorn, including microwave, cheese, chocolate, and caramel, as well as chocolate-covered pretzels.

Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking

Ground was broken on Sept. 7 for the Rotary Club of North Scott's 2019-20 Impact Grant project – a Habitat for Humanity House at 719 E. 6th Street, Davenport.

World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities (WACQC), and Bettendorf Public Library (BPL) are co-sponsoring “Unknown Mexico? Mexican Indigenous Languages and Cultures and How Their Preservation Can Sustain Life on Earth,” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Bettendorf Library.

Free rides for SCC students

Thanks to a gift from Dennis and Lynn Quinn and the matching support from the Scott Community College Foundation, current Scott Community College students can show their student I.D. and get a bus ride to their college classes at no cost.
Sports
Cross Country

All systems go in Goose Lake

On, off, on again. Thursday was a roller-coaster for North Scott’s cross-country teams as impending bad weather played havoc with their day’s itinerary.
Boys' Golf

Lancers struggle; hoping that best is yet to come

Sometimes, you just have an off day, and Thursday was one of those days for North Scott’s golf team.
Volleyball

'It was quite a week!'

Dear Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union ...
Football

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.
Opinion
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
Announcements
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
Dixon Fire Department Car Show and Breakfast Saturday The Dixon Volunteer Fire Department’s fourth annual Car Show will be Saturday, Sept. 21 on Davenport Street  in downtown Dixon. Cars should enter the show on County Road Y40. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon, with judging from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cinnamon Ridge serves up big donation More than 1,000 people attended the Lunch on the Farm event at Cinnamon Ridge dairy north of Donahue in June, and last week John and Joan Maxwell stopped by the Donahue fire station to drop off a $935 donation - half of the event's proceeds - to the volunteer department.
'Better Angels' documentary shown Sept. 25 at library A documentary about political reconciliation will be shown 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Scott County Public Library in Eldridge.
NS Class of '69 set to reunite North Scott High School's Class of 1969 will be celebrating its 50th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5.
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.
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