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Scott County will accept Mark Zuckerberg's quarter-million dollar election grant

Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz said Tuesday Scott County will accept $286,870 in election assistance from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg intended to improve voting access, and will be used to boost salaries of polling place workers in Scott County.

County auditor's plan to spend Zuckerberg grant

Scott County faces significant challenges in executing the November 3, 2020 general election.

Pick your Scott County Supervisor: Candidate profiles

Four candidates are running for two open seats on the Scott County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors oversee a budget of $95.67 million that covers sheriff and jail operations, rural road …

Deputies search Park View trash cans for shooting evidence

Scott County Sheriff's deputies and Eldridge police rushed to Park View about 9:20 a.m. and amassed around the Casey's General Store, and a north side apartment, where police strung yellow crime …

Parade honors 9/11 responders

Princeton's kids posed at the fire station following a Sept. 11 parade honoring first responders to terrorists' attack on the U.S.  19 years ago.
Princeton City Council

Halloween hours

Princeton will dispense with parades, fire station hot dogs and let families choose safe trick or treat practices on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Princeton City Council

Community center sign

Jami Stutting said she’s pursuing the Boll's Community Center sign she said the city was promised when it purchased the LED lighted sign in the center parking lot.
Princeton City Council

Princeton sets $25 hen fee

Council members set a $25 annual fee for a chicken permit.
Boys' Golf

Lancers have high district aspirations, home course advantage

With the MAC meet now in the rearview mirror, North Scott is taking dead aim at Monday’s all-important district meet, where they’ll be looking to book their first state meet trip since 2010.
Boys' Golf

Back in business

The COVID-19 rollercoaster ride continued for North Scott’s golf team on Friday, and now the Lancers are hoping their third-place finish at the Mississippi Athletic Conference meet can propel them to new heights as the season winds down.

Football games canceled

When North Scott Supt. Joe Stutting made the decision to close the high school on Friday, that meant the Lancer football team would not be doing the parochial school two-step this year.

Lancers take 12-2 record into COVID shutdown

Boy, just when things are really beginning to jell, adversity strikes. Count North Scott’s volleyball team as the latest to be brought down to earth by the coronavirus pandemic.
NSP articles fill the void in a strange election year
This year’s NSP candidate profiles are culled from in-depth interviews with incumbents and challengers conducted a bit differently … Read More
1995: Rail service to Eldridge ends
Oct. 4, 1995: Officials at the Eldridge Coop were notified that service on the Soo Line railroad spur would cease. Since 1990, the … Read More
Publisher's RBG column wasn't fair
"As publisher of a small weekly newspaper, might it be prudent to be fair in analysis and not simply regurgitate the talking points … Read More
Park project in the prairie is a positive for Long Grove
"I am excited and hopeful to maintain natural walking paths and environmentally friendly alternatives to our town’s current park … Read More
Ten problems: Where are we heading?
"We have problems. Where are we heading ..." Read More
If ever there was a time to delay filling a Supreme Court vacancy, it is now
"Republicans are determined to win at all costs, especially when they are losing power ..." Read More
Think for yourself and elect Rita Hart
"Rita is a Democrat fighting for middle class, hard-working Iowans, not for the billionaires and their agenda ..." Read More
Honor RGB's dying wish
Iowa's U.S. senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley issued condolences via email within hours of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader … Read More
Bud and Dottie House to mark 70 years of marriage
 Our parents, Bud and Dottie House, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 8.  Read More
Bensons to celebrate 60 years of marriage Oct. 1
Alice and Larry Benson of Blue Grass will celebrate their 60th anniversary Oct. 1. Larry and Alice were married Oct. 1, 1960, at Blue … Read More
Obituary: Lila Maynard
Lila Rose Maynard, 86, a resident of Princeton, died on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the Allure Nursing Center in Prophetstown, Ill. Read More
Obituary: James Geerts
James “Jim” Geerts, 88, of Davenport, passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Davenport, following surgery for a broken hip. Read More
Obituary: Vincent Kelly
Vincent D. Kelly, 74, of Bettendorf, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House after a battle with … Read More
Obituary: Betty Wegener
Romans 8: 1-2, 22-27 and 38-39 were fulfilled when Betty Joan Wegener, age 89, of Walcott, passed from this life on Tuesday, Sept. 22, … Read More
Obituary: David Burroughs
David Arthur Burroughs (5/14/1953 -  8/4/2020), age 67, of Hillsdale, Ill., formerly from Princeton, Iowa –– CELEBRATION OF … Read More
Obituary: James Redmond
James C. Redmond, 81, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Due to COVID-19, there will be no services. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Obituary: Merlyn Thompson
Merlyn E. Thompson, 81, of Davenport, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at his home. Due to COVID-19, a short visitation was held from … Read More
Obituary: Jeanne Ceurvorst
A Funeral Mass for Jeanne Marie Ceurvorst, 79, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: J'Lynn Beason
A Home Going Service for J'Lynn Ann Beason, 18, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: Ryan Flockhart
A memorial service for Ryan Curtis Flockhart, 39, of Davenport, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Adventure Christian … Read More
Death Notice: Jeanne Ceurvorst
A Funeral Mass for Jeanne Marie Ceurvorst, 79, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Lila Maynard
A graveside service for Lila Rose Maynard, 86, of Princeton, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. … Read More
Death Notice: James Geerts
A private mass of Christian Burial for James  Joseph "Jim" Geerts, 88, of Davenport, will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Runge … Read More
More local news
New truck? Mayor Kevin Kernan and council member Karen Woomert urged public works director Josh Genz to get bids on replacing the public works truck. Genz said the truck runs, but needs about $5,000 in repairs.
Register for Oct. 2 trail 5K The Princeton Recreation Trails 5K race is on for 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 on the city’s riverfront.
COVID help Residents whose financial situation has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 should contact city hall.
Larson wraps up quarter-century of service to Scott Co. parks Scott County Conservation officer Roger Larson turned in his badge and gun this month after 31 years of service protecting conservation laws, and managing parks. His last 24 years were spent with the Scott County Iowa Conservation Department as park manager of West Lake Park, Davenport and Buffalo Shores Park, Buffalo.
Southern states top Midwest in ag trade bailout payments Sen. Charles Grassley joined some Democrats criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture after learning Southern states fared better in 2019 trade-war aid payments.