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Ballots set for Nov. 2 city, school elections

Ballots set for Nov. 2 city, school elections

Suspect in Eldridge child's death posts bond

LAGRANGE, Ind. — Dylan Diericx, the Iowa man charged with causing the death of a 4-year-old boy in his care last month was released on $250,000 after a Sept. 14 appearance in LaGrange County Superior Court.

Bish's RV opens

The North Scott Chamber of Commerce welcomes Bish's RV, 2000 E. LeClaire Road, Eldridge.

NS Chamber, Eldridge police team up for kids

The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce announces a brand new program partnering the Eldridge Police Department, in a program that encourages positive behavior in local kids.

'Come experience the farm, the fleece and the fun'

If you’ve ever been stopped at the intersection of LeClaire and Utica Ridge roads east of Eldridge, chances are you’ve seen the beautiful animals grazing in the northeast pasture.

Logan Burke takes first in NSP Football Contest

Logan Burke of Iowa City was the only one who navigated Week No. 4 of the North Scott Press Football Contest with two misses. He wins the $50 first prize.

Barn tours this weekend

Some 80 historic restored barns, throughout Iowa, will be opened to the public during a free, two-day, self-guided, all-state barn tour Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Top Talent

Andrew Park, a recent graduate of Davenport Central High School, recently finished second in the Bill Riley Talent Search held throughout the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
Sports
Football

ENOUGH SAID!

Well, that one should put things in perspective.
Cross Country

A North Scott Sweep

Consider it validation.
Boys' Golf

Lancers say MAC title not out of the question

It may have been an off week on the schedule, but that didn’t keep North Scott’s golf team from fine-tuning its collective game heading into this weekend’s Mississippi Athletic Conference tournament at Kewanee Dunes.
Volleyball

Lancers roll past Blue Devils

A sweep in their only match made for a good week for North Scott volleyball as the Lancers solidified their hold on the No. 1 Class 4A ranking with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 victory over Davenport Central on Tuesday (Sept. 14).
Opinion
There is a lot to like about proposed legislative districts
Among the best in the nation, new districts are drawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts. The lines in Iowa, unlike most states, are drawn by a nonpartisan group, the Legislative Services Agency, without regard to where incumbents live or what their party affiliation is.
Schneckloth to chair school board
Sept. 24, 1981: Gene Schneckloth was elected president of the North Scott School Board, succeeding James Tank. Robert Medd was voted in as vice president.
Will Iowa keep its proud tradition of nonpartisan redistricting?
Iowa’s nonpartisan redistricting process has long been held up as a model for the country, even though most other states have shown little interest in adopting it.
Beyond Afghanistan
Twenty years ago Sept. 11, the United States was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists who had received training and refuge in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Twenty years ago next month, the U.S. and the U.K. launched Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Afghanistan war was begun. Over 80 percent of Americans supported the war effort in the beginning.
Art is tribute to Governor Reynolds
"This image is from Grant Wood’s 'American Gothic.' It is a statement of praise for Governor Reynolds’ employment of a relevant style of management ..."
North Scott Clergy Group: Leave Wednesday evenings for families, church
"While we understand the challenges of these times, the members of the North Scott Clergy Group strongly advise that Wednesday nights continue to be safeguarded for the sake of our families and congregations ..."
Congressman shouldn't serve if she can't apologize and admit a mistake
"However, when Miller-Meeks shared a conspiracy theory about whether or not children could spread the COVID virus – they can - I started to seriously consider her credibility ..."
Thank you, citizens of Eldridge
"A big thanks to our citizens as we work through personnel issues at city hall. This is not where we want to put our time and energy. It's a difficult situation, but we continue to work for YOU ..."
'The only thing I have confidence in'
"With all the things going on in the world today, Jesus and the Bible are the only things I can have confidence in ..."
COVID-19 deaths more than Civil War
"An estimated 620,000 men lost their lives in the U.S. Civil War. In addition, 675,000 deaths occurred in the United States during the 1918 flu pandemic. Today, 664,000 deaths in the United States, plus an additional 1,800 deaths a day from COVID-19 and its Delta variant ..."
Announcements
Ashby-Matzen vows to be exchanged Oct. 9
Larry and Cara Matzen, along with Scott and Kelly Ashby, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Jentz Matzen and Nicole Ashby, on the evening of Oct. 9 at the Matzen family home at 24689 Scott Park Road in Eldridge at 7 p.m.
Obituary: Norman 'Joe' Stender
Norman Joseph Stender, “Joe,” passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family on Sept. 7, 2021, in Iowa City.
Obituary: Arthur Petersen
Arthur R. Petersen, age 79, of New Liberty, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Cedar Manor in Tipton. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence. Burial will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the funeral home.
Obituary: Danielle Rentfro
Danielle (Hennings) Rentfro, 46, of Davenport, died Sept. 2, 2021, in Davenport. No services will be held, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Obituary: Raymond Thomsen
Raymond Gene Thomsen, 82, of Long Grove, died Sept. 17, 2021, in North Liberty. A family burial with military honors will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 24. The family invites all friends and family to a Celebration of Life Open House at Don and Lisa Brunning’s home at 30858 144th Ave., Long Grove, on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 12-5 p.m.
Obituary: Marilyn Wriedt
A funeral service for Marilyn J. Wriedt, 83, of Eldridge, was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at DeWitt Evangelical Free Church. Visitation was Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Alyn Rittmer
A funeral service for Alyn Elmer "Aly" Rittmer, 90, of DeWitt, will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Visitation will be from 9-11:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.
Death Notice: Raymond Thomsen
A family burial with military honors for Raymond Gene Thomsen, 82, of Long Grove, will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 24. The family invites all friends and family to a Celebration of Life Open House at Don and Lisa Brunning's home at 30858 144th Ave., Long Grove, on Saturday, Sept. 25, from noon - 5 p.m. 
Death Notice: Arthur Petersen
A memorial service for Arthur R. Petersen, 79, of New Liberty, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery.
Barbara Bauer to note 90th birthday with card shower
Barbara Bauer of Taylorville, Ill., will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 30 with a card shower. All family and friends are invited to send Barbara birthday wishes to her home in Taylorville Estates at 705 S. Houston St., #24, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Smiths to mark 50th anniversary with reception
Steven and Denise Smith of Long Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an anniversary reception on Sept. 24. All friends and relatives are invited to call from 5:30-8 p.m. at Buzzy’s in Welton.
Birth: Rebekah Delp
Jordan and Kaley Delp of Davenport are the parents of a daughter born at 5:18 a.m. July 7, 2021, at Genesis Birth Center, Davenport.
Obituary: Dean Johannsen
Dean Johannsen, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sept. 4, 2021 at the age of 77.
Obituary: Robert York
On Aug. 27, 2021, the community of family and friends surrounding Robert W. York, of Eldridge, lost a beautiful soul. Bob’s life ended too soon, taken suddenly through natural causes. 
Obituary: Lori Warrington
A celebration of life for Lori Marie Warrington, 46, of Davenport, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. No visitation was held.
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Lisa Kotter's Sept. 20 statement to council Eldridge city administrator Lisa Kotter read this statement to council members at  the Monday, Sept. 20 meeting.
VIDEOS: Kotter says investigator found no harassment Lisa Kotter read a statement saying Eldridge's contracted investigator found no evidence of harassment. Kotter also said the investigator offered to end the inquiry if Kotter resigned. View the …
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Once sacred, 'Family Night' could be at risk A labor shortage that has cropped up across the country may soon be playing havoc with junior high and high school athletic events.
Six candidates for three school board seats at NS Six candidates have filed nomination papers for three seats which will be filled on the North Scott School Board in the Nov. 2 election.
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