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Judge closes Andrews' juvenile court case

Luke Andrews returned to juvenile court Friday morning for a bond reduction hearing that will determine if he stays in Scott County Juvenile Detention Center before his sentencing.

Four Walcott girls want to be a Princess

Four girls are vying for the crown of Walcott Day Princess. One will be crowned on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Victory Park as part of the Walcott Day festivities.

Walcott fest heads to the moon and back

Who only knows what’s going to be happening in Walcott this weekend, but activities for this year’s Walcott Day celebration will most likely be happening at warp speed.

Time to celebrate in Princeton

Spring and summer flooding has caused plenty of headaches and angst among Princeton residents.

Ace is the place

As further evidence that Eldridge's Ace Hardware store is the place for all your hardware needs, Ryan Rougeux, Ace's territory representative, presented store owner Jerry Richard with the company's Platinum award last week.

Eldridge United Methodist Bible School next week

Eldridge United Methodist Church will be holding Vacation Bible school 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22-26 at the church, 604 S. Second St. Students pre-k through fifth grade are invited to attend.

St. Ann’s to host July 25 blood drive

St. Ann’s Catholic Church will host a community blood drive on Thursday, July 25, from 1:30-6 p.m. The church is located at 16550 290th St., Long Grove.

Loebsack rep sets Eldridge visit

A member of Congressman Dave Loebsack’s staff will be at the Scott County Library in Eldridge  from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.

'I can't wait. We are going to do this'

The 12-18 record is far from impressive, and a long toss away from everybody’s preseason expectations.

Falcons edge NS nine in classic MAC finale

After a Mississippi Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of Muscatine on Monday (July 8) and hopes of reaching the .500 mark, North Scott finished the week with three straight losses, including a 3-2, 10-inning gut-wrencher against Davenport West on Thursday.

Lancers win a thriller

There was definitely drama, but the dream stayed alive for North Scott’s softball team.

If all goes well, North Scott would play Tuesday at state

Nobody wants to put the cart ahead of the horse, but with North Scott knocking on the door of the Class 4A state tournament, it’s prudent to look at the possibilities of what may lie ahead.
'One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind'
Fifty years ago this Saturday (July 20), Neil Armstrong, the namesake of North Scott's elementary school in Park View, landed on the … Read More
Trial reveals praiseworthy response
What kind of training prepares professional educators to face a loaded handgun? Read More
'There is nothing dumber than people'
I don’t remember much from the first few years of my life. One thing, however, I do remember – and quite vividly – is seeing my … Read More
Eldridge Police chief finds artificial leg at Centennial Park
July 19, 1979: Eldridge Chief of Police Bill Welty reported that an artificial leg had been found at Centennial Park and could be … Read More
Ready, fire, aim!
The mere mention of the word “tariff” will get you swift reaction wherever farmers gather for coffee these days. Tariffs are now a … Read More
Superintendent: 'We did not let our challenges define us'
The 2018-19 school year was a year of firsts for me as a superintendent of schools. We had a number of challenges that rarely happen, … Read More
Bobby Schilling is a real person
"The people of Iowa would be well-served by returning Bobby Schilling to Congress in Iowa's 2nd District ..." Read More
Grand marshals: It was a fabulous weekend
"We had a fabulous weekend as grand marshals for the Eldridge Summer Festival ..." Read More
Eldridge Lions Club pancake breakfast
"Your support and generosity will help fund Lions Club projects in the North Scott community and beyond ..." Read More
Death Notice: J. Argelia Hawley
A Memorial Mass for J. Argelia Hawley, 88, of Eldridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at St. Ann Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Veneta 'Carol' Abbott
A funeral service for Veneta "Carol" Abbott, 83, of Buffalo, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Weerts Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Garland 'Bud' Plies
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Garland "Bud" Plies, 79, of Davenport. Private burial will be in … Read More
Death Notice: Jerome Hansen
A funeral service for Jerome C. "Jerry" Hansen, 90, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at St. Paul Lutheran … Read More
Ganske-Meyer wedding set for Sept. 21
Lacey Ganske and Nicholas Meyer, both of Waterloo, are engaged to be married. Read More
Sebastians to mark 50th anniversary at St. Ann’s
Ron and Jan Sebastian will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s, Long … Read More
Robert Johnson to note 80th birthday with family
Robert Johnson will celebrate his 80th birthday with family. Read More
Obituary: Jacqueline Vens
Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Vens, 67, Davenport, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  A Mass of … Read More
Obituary: Donna Marten
 Donna Lee Marten, 85, of Quincy, Ill., passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday (July 5, 2019) in Blessing Hospital. Read More
Obituary: Beverly Smith
Services to celebrate the life of Beverly A. Smith, 73, of Davenport were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Paul Lutheran … Read More
Obituary: Bonne Lorenzen
Bonne Lorenzen, 78, a resident of Davenport, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf following … Read More
Obituary: Thomas Anderson
Thomas R. “Tom” Anderson II, 61, of Coralville, died at his home under hospice care on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Read More
Obituary: R. 'Pete' Laing
A funeral service for R. “Pete” Laing, 76, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Hope Church, Bettendorf. Burial … Read More
Obituary: Harold Hodson
Harold Steven Hodson, 67, of Davenport, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a … Read More
Obituary: Marlin Hoffmann
A funeral service for Marlin Hoffmann, 88, of Spragueville, Iowa, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Law-Jones Funeral … Read More
More local news
Pickleball, anyone? The Eldridge Park and Recreation board, with help from the Quad City Pickleball Club, is hosting a beginning pickleball class for adults on Thursday, July 25, at Sheridan Meadows Park.
VFW Post installs new leaders; prepares for busy year Members of Edward W. Knapper VFW Post 6174 recently installed new officers for the 2019-2020 year.
USDA extends deadline for flood-impacted producers The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Iowa impacted by flooding and heavy moisture.
Andrews guilty of all charges except attempted murder A Scott County jury today found 13-year-old Luke Andrews guilty of three counts, including assault, carrying a gun on school property, and a lesser charge of assault with intent to commit serious injury.
Silver Bullet replacement expected to be up by year's end Lancer athletes will be practicing inside the Silver Bullet replacement when winter hits, under a plan approved by North Scott School Board members Monday.