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COVID fuels jump in liquor sales

Liquor sales in Iowa for the month of March shot up 26 percent over the same period in 2019, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division announced May 15.

Early deadline

News and advertising deadline is noon Friday due to the Memorial Day holiday. The NSP office is closed Monday.
Election 2020

Deadline to request absentee ballot is Friday

Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Roxanna Moritz reminds voters wishing to vote in the June 2, 2020 Iowa Primary Election that the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is this Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Long Grove City Council

Long Grove council OKs Winfield lot sales

Long Grove council members voted unanimously to allow Dale Grunwald to begin selling lots on his Winfield Estates Second addition.
Election 2020

Hart estimates $5 million goal for Congress campaign

Rita Hart’s living room campaign is an unending series of phone calls and Zoom meetings to reach voters she’s more accustomed to encountering on their front porches and festival parade routes.
Election 2020

17,899 ballots already sent

Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz reports 17,899 early ballots requested and mailed  as of Monday. That's nearly 10 times the early ballots mailed in the 2016 primary.

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 20 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the May 20 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the May 20 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the May 20 NSP!
Sports

Schroeder: 'I worry about the safety of the kids'

Preliminary schedules have been designed for shortened baseball and softball seasons, but North Scott activities director Jason Schroeder said there are a lot of decisions to be made before players could ever take the field.

Will summer athletes 'Play Ball?'

The North Scott diamonds continue to sit in solitude.

Lancers embrace tough slate

The high school football season is still a little more than three months away, but with spring sports canceled and the baseball and softball seasons on hold, everybody is hoping that things will be back to normal by the time the football season kicks off in August.

Soccer fields off limits until May 26

The North Scott Soccer Club was looking forward to using the new fields provided by the city of Eldridge this spring, but now that will have to wait until fall.
Opinion
Graduation experiences of Class of 2020 are unique in modern history
Even during World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, Vietnam and other periods of calamity, graduates have been able to finish their … Read More
State of Iowa and Scott County take different paths
The day before Gov. Kim Reynolds eased her COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns and opened thousands of Iowa restaurants, salons and gyms, our … Read More
1955 Chevy was a classic
Regrets. I don’t think the average person can go through life without having some. Read More
Nature gives us the example for cooperating in a crisis
Our kids told us we were too young when we put a bird watching book on our Christmas list last year. But when a wall of windows … Read More
1980: Mel Heiler feted on retirement as NS superintendent
May 22, 1980: Several hundred people attended a reception honoring retiring superintendent Melvin Heiler. Read More
Some pandemic lessons are too important to leave behind
This coronavirus pandemic is far from over, even as we slowly start to reclaim parts of our former lives. We are more than ready to … Read More
General Assembly resumes June 3
The Iowa Legislature also is scheduled to resume session on June 3. Similar to other openings across the state, this session will be … Read More
Situation has significantly improved
About two months ago, the Iowa Legislature suspended its session as a precaution to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Prior to doing … Read More
Listen to the medical professionals
"Just listen to the medical professionals as to what to do and when it is safe to re-open. I am sorry to say Mr. Trump has done a very … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Robert Menes
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Robert "Bobby" Menes, 44. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the … Read More
Obituary: August Keim
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for August Robert "Bob" Keim Jr., 87, of Davenport. Cremation rites will be … Read More
Death Notice: Virgil Creger
Private family visitation and funeral services will be held for Virgil M. Creger, 98, of Blue Grass. Interment, with full military … Read More
Obituary: Don Baustian
Don Hugo Baustian, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on May 12, 2020. A private family burial was held at Pine Hill Cemetery. … Read More
Obituary: Walter Rathmann
Walter L. “Red” Rathmann, 90, of Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Davenport Lutheran Home in Davenport. Read More
Obituary: Rozella Reinert Lower
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, for Rozella Jean Cline Reinert Lower. Burial was in Garrett Cemetery, near … Read More
Obituary: Clyde Huston
A private family funeral service will be held in the Blue Grass Cemetery for Clyde M. Huston, 94, of Blue Grass. The service will be … Read More
Obituary: Harold Steinke
A private family celebration was held for Harold Ervin “Pete” Steinke Jr., 85, of Blue Grass. Burial with military honors was in … Read More
Obituary: Michelle Bienvenue
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Quebec, Canada, for Michelle Bienvenue, 54, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Obituary: Rick Seibel
A private family funeral service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date for Rick Arthur Seibel, 71, of Des Moines. Snyder … Read More
Death Notice: Michelle Bienvenue
A memorial service honoring the live of Michelle Bienvenue, 54, of Davenport, will be held at a later date in Quebec, Canada. The … Read More
Death Notice: Walter Rathmann
A private memorial service will be held at Chambers Funeral Home for Water L. Rathmann, 90, of Eldridge. Inurnment will be held at a … Read More
Death Notice: Clyde Huston
Private family services will be held at the Blue Grass Cemetery for Clyde M. Huston, 94, of Blue Grass. The service will be … Read More
Death Notice: Don Baustian
A private family burial was held in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport, for Don Hugo Baustian, 90, of Davenport. A gathering for family and … Read More
Death Notice: Rick Seibel
A private family funeral service for Rick Arthur Seibel, 71, of Des Moines, will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. The … Read More
More local news
County health directors advise, 'just a little bit longer' The metro Quad-Cities COVID-19 infection rate continues to climb, but at a slower rate.
Meet Iowa Democrats' U.S. Senate candidates Four Dems compete to challenge Joni Ernst
County prepares long term limits to county building access Scott County Supervisors added staff and software intended to restrict access to the county administration building through the end of this year, and possibly next.
Planting amidst the Pandemic Todd Wiebenga is meeting himself coming and going these days. COVID-19 has not affected the landscaping business.
D&K brings custom-built precision to outdoor living You might say Jimmy and Anne Tucker are in the light business.
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