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Severe weather warning: Hail, heavy rain, winds, 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday

A National Weather Service warning alerts Scott County residents to storms 8 p.m. Friday, June 18 through 3 a.m. Saturday, June 19 in an area that falls across the entire Quad Cities region.

Eldridge leaders talk about the town in four WHBF videos

Eldridge leaders joined WHBF's Jim Niedelman for about 20 minutes of conversation presented in four videos accessible through this link.

Eldridge featured on WHBF 30-minute special 4:30 p.m. today

Eldridge Mayor Marty O'Boyle, junior high principal John Hawley and North Scott Chamber of Commerce director Tabbitha Kramer are guests 4:30-5 p.m. today on  WHBF Channel 4 News Over Coffee show

Eldridge Third Avenue closure extended through June 28

Eldridge's Third Avenue will remain closed from LeClaire Road  through at least June 28 for work on the North Scott YMCA.

Eldridge sesquicentennial help

The Eldridge Sesquicentennial Committee is taking suggestions for a parade grand marshal for July 10.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors tackle plan to spend $33.6 million in pandemic aid

Scott County’s $33,592,150 of congressionally approved pandemic funds could reimburse the county for pandemic expenses and pay for future projects covering health care, and water and sewer infrastructure.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

County contracts for more juvenile detention

Scott County supervisors committed to a $131,980 engineering contract with Wold Architects to design an estimated $16 million juvenile detention center and $1.6 million juvenile assessment center that would more than double the capacity of the county’s existing facility.

Paying it Ohnward

First Central State Bank team members recently raised $1,300 as part of the Pay It Ohnward program for Mackenzie Carter for the benefit of her son Easton Copell, who was diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Sports
Baseball

Lancers get offensive in a five-win week

Sitting within shouting distance of the top of the MAC heap is nice, but it’s also special when you can bring home a piece of hardware for a good day’s work.
Softball

Tough competition gives Lancers fits

The overall 9-8 record may not be impressive, but looks certainly can be deceiving. For North Scott’s softball team, last week’s outings need to be viewed as if the glass were half full.
Girls' Soccer

'It just didn't work out'

As fans and players walked onto the lush and picturesque Cownie Soccer Complex grounds Tuesday (June 8) afternoon, excitement and awe filled the air.
Softball

Lancers to host Dennis Johnson Classic; alumni invited to bid farewell to diamond

North Scott High School will host the annual Dennis Johnson Softball Classic on Friday and Saturday, and with the school district expected to move the softball diamond, it will be the last time the tourney is held on the grounds where the Hall of Fame coach left his mark.
Opinion
1981: Eldridge might get cable TV
June 18, 1981: Jerry Cavanaugh of Quint Cities Cablevision reported to the Eldridge City Council that cable television services was anticipated to become available to residents by August. He said the service would be up and running in Long Grove in October.
Staying grounded amidst distractions that tear us apart
We give you flowers so your home may always know beauty, Bread so your home may never know hunger, Salt so it may always have flavor, A candle so your home will never know darkness And sugar, so that life will always be sweet.
'I'm excited to share my perspective and tell your stories'
I have always believed our lives are fueled by stories. Stories engage us. We share them, tell them, read them, write them, watch them, and listen to them. They are all around us, and everyone has their own to tell. But most importantly, stories offer us perspective.
Save the farm; protect the vote
Scott County Democrats, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, just completed a brief 14-day effort cultivating a staggering 6,211 eligible Scott County Iowa voters’ signatures to petition for a special election for the position of county auditor. The auditor is the office in charge of overseeing all elections in Scott County, and the person whose integrity is responsible for preserving our most basic democratic principle, our right to vote.  The only other reported attempts to force a special election in Scott County resulted in collecting just over 3,500 signatures in more than a month's time.     
Feeling good about doing good
Among many post-pandemic challenges facing communities across the nation, Scott County has two somewhat unique problems that require our immediate and focused attention.
Questioning what the Democratic Party stands for, and the honesty of Dr. Fauci
"What does the Democratic party have for their party platform? Here are a few things that I’m told are a part of their beliefs: defund the police, higher taxes, open borders, gun control, censorship of some people on social media ..."
Democracy hangs by a thread and Senator Grassley does nothing
"Senators Grassley and Ernst, your oath of office was to the country and the constitution, not to your party or the former president ..."
The United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge
"Our survival through reconciliation depends on whether we are able to engage in conversations about the past treatment and present attitudes toward non-white Americans ..."
Seeking renewal for a nation in peril
"Please remember: our country possesses an amazing capacity for self-renewal and a genius for self-correction. America is still the one and only; the place where dreams come true ..."
Remembering my mentor
Erin Gentz's "Our Past" column informs that it was 25 years ago we lost NSP founder Bob Parrott, at age 66.
Announcements
Death Notice: Susan Woodford
A Celebration of Life service for Susan Carol Woodford, 78, of Princeton, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Boll's Community Center, Princeton. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Orville Elmshaeuser
A Celebration of Life service for Orville Leonard Elmshaeuser, 87, a resident of Grand Haven, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Park View Lutheran Church. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Ogallala, Neb. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Death Notice: Warren Gries
Burial for Warren Gries, 73, of Long Grove, will be Monday, June 21, at Rock Island National Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Marilyn Lamp
A celebration of life service for Marilyn M. Lamp, 87, of Fairview, Iowa, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Walcott American Legion. Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery at noon.
Death Notice: Dorothy Bayles
A funeral mass for Dorothy Irene "Dottie' Bayles, 79, of Maquoketa, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, rural Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Dawson Funeral Services, Maquoketa, where the rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.
Wallaces to note 50th anniversary June 19
Debbie and Ron Wallace of Long Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 19.
Tharp-Wolfram vows to be exchanged Sept. 25
Katelyn Tharp of Eldridge and Christopher Wolfram of Davenport are engaged to be married.
Birth: Lillian Gluesing
Brian and Alyssa Gluesing of Eldridge are the parents of a daughter born at 2:19 p.m. June 4, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.
Obituary: Barbara Schroeder
Barbara E. Schroeder, 80, of Eldridge, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Death Notice: Eleanor Niemann
A funeral service for Eleanor Esther "Ellie" Niemann, 83, of Walcott, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 20, from 3-5 p.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.
Meyer-Martinez vows to be exchanged July 10
Amy Meyer and Jesse Martinez, both of Onalaska, Wis., are engaged to be married.
Obituary: Mark Peters
Mark Allen Peters, 48, son of Eldon and Marietta (Holtz) Peters, passed away on June 1, 2021, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Sunday, June 6, at Weerts Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com.    
Obituary: Deanna Steinmann
Deanna Mae Steinmann, 84, was called to heaven Monday morning, May 24, 2021. Deanna married Bradford E. Steinmann Jan. 10, 1955, in Wilton. Deanna and Brad made their home in Walcott, moving to Florida in the early 1980s. Deanna was born to Orey and Mabel Schumaker on March 1, 1937.
Obituary: Shirley Mirfield
Shirley Ann Mirfield, 90, of Long Grove, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. A visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at Park View Lutheran Church. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9 (today), at Park View Lutheran Church. Shirley will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Habitat for Humanity, Handicap Development Center, or Park View Lutheran Church Quilters. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Obituary: Susan Wulf
Susan K. Wulf, 75, of Davenport, and formerly of Blue Grass, was called to the Lord on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
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Princeton finds interest in vacant council seat Brian Carter and Terri Applegate are among residents interested in filling the council term of Michael Kline. Kline is moving to Polk City to become superintendent of the North Polk school district.
Parker Heitz wins latest search in Eldridge Sesquicentennial hunt Parker Heitz and his Mom Kim hunted down the latest centennial coin in Eldridge’s Sesquicentennial celebration.
Eldridge council schedules third closed session on administrator's review Eldridge council members have scheduled their third closed session to discuss city administrator Lisa Kotter’s performance, evaluation and overdue pay raise.
County offers Home Base Iowa veterans incentives Scott County will begin publicizing a four-year-old state program offering cash to veterans who seek jobs or buy homes in Scott County.
Helping local veterans Walcott Legion Auxiliary members shopped for and then donated items such as socks, T-shirts, hats, gloves, and food to the Perry Street Outreach Center in Davenport.
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