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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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Get your copy of the Fall Garage Sale map!
North Scott School Board

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.
North Scott School Board

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.

Long Grove residents work through boil order issue

Due to an out-of-range water sample result, Long Grove residents who are connected to city water were asked to boil their water on Friday before using it for drinking, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth.    
Eldridge City Council

Council adds more dollars to harassment investigation

Eldridge council members boosted their budget to $10,000 for an external investigation of harassment complaints filed by city administrator Lisa Kotter and building inspector Ray Nees. At a 30-minute meeting Sept. 9, the council raised the budget from $5,000 approved earlier this month, and added up to $1,000 for the same firm to investigate a citizen’s complaint against Nees.
Eldridge City Council

Eldridge will consider Iowa Street parking ban

The Eldridge city council will consider a parking ban on the south side of the eastern-most blocks of East Iowa Street.

Brew up, Wine down with polka

Live polka music, dozens of wine and beer choices, and Eldridge’s downtown food favorites highlight the North Scott Chamber of Commerce’s Brew Up Wine Down, 5:30-8:30 p.m.,  Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.
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
Eldridge: Missed opportunity
It's hard not to be excited about the excellent plan Patrick and Jodi Reid are announcing this week for the former US Bank building in our back yard here in downtown Eldridge.
Dan Kilen: Greatness living in our midst
There was a time, roughly from 2004 to 2010, that the Kilen name was synonymous with North Scott’s athletic success.
1971: Controversy at G.G.'s Pizza
Sept. 15, 1971: Nearly 100 citizens were present at the Eldridge City Council meeting to discuss a series of complaints against G.G.’s Pizza Place, mostly involving excessive noise. There had been a rumor that the meeting could result in a citywide curfew, although this was quickly dispelled. G.G.’s proprietor Donn Brennan appeared at the meeting and stated he believed many of the problems resulted from a lack of cooperation from the Eldridge Police Department.
Police fighting more than crime
The Eldridge Police Department is proud to present our Breast Cancer Awareness Month department patch.  Officers with the Eldridge Police Department will have an option to wear these special patches during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. 
Secure your family's financial future
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and there is no better time than the present to secure your family’s financial future. 
Republicans still enthralled with Trump
"The Republican politicians have made it clear that they want to do away with democracy and install an emperor over a president ..."
Your support helps our projects
"The Eldridge Lions Club would like to thank everyone who purchased a Lucky 20 cash raffle ticket to support our club ..."
Descent into darkness and despair
"On Sept. 11, 2001, we went to war with an ideology. Now, 20 years later, we are seemingly faced with an enemy from within and no one is held to account ..."
Lessons from a 9-11 survivor
This is a reprint of Sept. 12, 2007, "Impressions":
Cy-Hawk: Support hometown boys
Annually since 1977, "Impressions" has made observations about the upcoming Iowa v. Iowa State football game. This year any prediction is trickier than most years. There are many moving parts.
Announcements
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.
Death Notice: Marilyn Wriedt
A funeral service for Marilyn J. Wriedt, 83, of Eldridge, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at DeWitt Evangelical Free Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Lori Warrington
A celebration of life for Lori Marie Warrington, 46, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. No visitation will be held.
William Carlson to note 90th birthday Sept. 17
William Carlson of Eldridge will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner.
Birth: Ryder Stecher
Taylor Rinnert and Jared Stecher of Muscatine are the parents of a son born at 9:28 a.m. Aug. 17, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.
Obituary: Clifford Smith
Clifford Kenneth Smith, 84, of Davenport, received his Angel wings on the morning of Sept. 3, 2021, after a brief stay at Genesis East Medical Center.
Obituary: JoAnn Dierickx
JoAnn Dierickx, 85, of Waupaca, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in Waupaca. 
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County auditor notes important changes to Iowa voter laws The Iowa Legislature approved several changes to Iowa election laws which affect voter registration and absentee balloting.
Blue Grass drop-off center location needed The Blue Grass Community Charitable Drop Off Program provides necessary items donated by area residents to organizations who feed, clothe, and shelter people and animals in need.
Lions Lucky 20 winners The Eldridge Lions Club announces these winners in its Lucky 20 cash raffle. Proceeds support the club's service activities:
GAHC Fall Frolic Gala Friday at Outing Club The 11th Annual Fall Frolic Gala of the German-American Heritage Center will be Friday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Outing Club in Davenport.
12 from region named to state boards, panels Gov. Kim Reynolds recently appointed 343 Iowans to state boards and commissions, including 12 from Scott and neighboring counties:
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