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Farm Progress Show canceled

Leaders of the Farm Progress Show, scheduled Sept. 1-3 at Boone, Iowa, pulled the plug on the show for 2020 after announcing last week that it would go forward as planned.

Governor signs bill easing professional licensing

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill last week that she said would relieve “onerous and burdensome” professional licensing laws that are among the most restrictive in the nation.

Ernst, Greenfield spar on ethanol

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, in a close race with Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield, staged a Zoom news conference Monday featuring agriculture leaders who accused Greenfield of being unprepared to represent Iowa farm interests.

Sheriff hires decorated vet; promotes Thompson to sergeant

Scott Count Sheriff Tim Lane swore in Bronze Star recipient Misty Bunker as a new deputy, and promoted Deputy Sean Thompson to sergeant.

McCausland blood drive July 7 at Methodist Church

McCausland hosts a community blood drive 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7 at McCausland Methodist Church.

AARP challenges governor on COVID

AARP Iowa says it is “outraged” by 11 COVID-19 deaths at an Iowa nursing home where symptomatic employees worked alongside vulnerable seniors. The organization is calling for immediate, mandatory testing in all of the state’s nursing home and assisted living facilities.

Handicapped Development Center receives shipment of shoes

The Handicapped Development Center (HDC) has received a shipment of good, quality shoes to distribute to their team of essential workers on June 26.  HDC is working in partnership with Fleet Feet, a running specialty store in Davenport, focused on finding the right footwear solution to help individuals reach their lifestyle and wellness goals, and Brooks Running, the industry leader in running and walking footwear. 

Scott County sets new mask rule for those in county buildings

Scott County on Tuesday implemented a new mask requirement for staff  in all county buildings effective July 6, and visitors will be instructed to wear masks, too. "Now is the time for county …
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Baseball

Lancers face MAC rivals in substate beginning July 17

North Scott’s post-season path is starting to take shape after Iowa High School Athletic Association officials announced Class 4A substate assignments last week.
Softball

Victories over injuries

Having to play through injuries, including one of the season-ending variety, hasn’t kept North Scott's softball team from making progress in the COVID-19 shortened season.
Baseball

Dog days in Splitsville

Ordinarily, Splitsville is not where you want to live if you plan to contend for a Mississippi Athletic Conference championship, but that’s where North Scott is residing these days as the Lancers hit the midway point of the shortened baseball season.
Softball

Muskies spoil Lancer home opener

It didn’t play out as it was drawn up in the scorebook, but North Scott isn’t spending much time dwelling on the double dip loss to Muscatine on Thursday.
Opinion
Blessed are the peacemakers
Msgr. Drake Shafer, featured in last week's NSP on his retirement, is remembered by many as one of the great, progressive spiritual … Read More
1980: Dr. Schreck comes to Eldridge
July 3, 1980: Durant native Dr. Micheal Schreck was set to join Dr. Jack Barker in practice at the North Scott Medical Clinic. Read More
Reynolds says COVID-19 immunity strikes a ‘balance.’ It’s not even close
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her signature on a COVID-19 immunity bill for businesses and health care facilities that fail to protect … Read More
Presidential politics: Seven realities
With about 125 days remaining until the Nov. 3 presidential election, it's paramount voters get focused. Seven realities awaiting the … Read More
Senator's claim is 'just plain false'
"The senator's claim that the ID law allows more people to vote is just plain false.  The law was passed under the guise that more … Read More
Let's make Iowa a great place to live
"My name is Jennifer Kakert, and I am running to represent you for the Iowa House District 92. I believe hard work and caring for your … Read More
Excellent coverage of Msgr. Shafer
"Thank you for your excellent coverage of the time that Msgr. Drake Shafer spent at St. Ann Catholic Church north of Long Grove ..." Read More
Hate flyers urging 'Racial Distancing' found in Long Grove
"I was shocked to see that the sticker was one of the most vile, despicable, hateful, prejudicial messages I have ever read in my … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Karen Boege Wilson
A memorial service for Karen R. Boege Wilson, 66, of Avondale, Ariz., formerly of Eldridge, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, … Read More
Death Notice: Bonnie Gorsh
A Celebration of Life service for Bonnie J. Gorsh, 82, of Wheatland, formerly of Long Grove, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, … Read More
Obituary: August Dierickx
August M. Dierickx, 86, of Waupaca, Wis., died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.  Due to the current … Read More
Obituary: John Green
John T. Green, 90, of Eldridge, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home. Read More
Obituary: Christa Hebbel
Christa M. Hebbel, 85, of Davenport, went home to her Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Senior Star Elmore Place.  A celebration of … Read More
Death Notice: Steven Guthrie
A Celebration of Life gathering for Steven K. Guthrie, 66, of Long Grove, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Quality … Read More
Death Notice: Thomas Verhelst
A funeral service for Thomas Charles "Duke" Verhelst Jr., 55, of Bennett, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Peace Church of … Read More
Death Notice: Christa Hebbel
A celebration of life service for Christa M. Hebbel, 85, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Tuesday, July 7, at the Runge … Read More
Death Notice: August Dierickx
A private funeral Mass of Christian Burial for August Maurice Dierickx, 86, of Waupaca, Wis., will be held Friday, July 3, at St. … Read More
John and Pam Pischke to note 50th anniversary June 27
John and Pam Pischke of rural DeWitt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a catered family gathering on Saturday, June … Read More
Ryans to note 60 years of marriage July 2
Richard and Sherril Ryan of Eldridge will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at a later date. Read More
Obituary: Roger Kirby
Roger K. Kirby, 73, Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Read More
Obituary: Ralph Gronewold
Ralph E. Gronewold, 77, of Donahue, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, … Read More
Obituary: Helen Muhs
A Celebration of Life service for Helen J. Muhs, 93, of Eldridge, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, in the Walcott Cemetery. The … Read More
Obituary: Mary Louise Cronkleton
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Louise Cronkleton, 91, of Donahue, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at … Read More
More local news
Masks in county buildings? Scott County’s health department will consider implications of requiring face masks in county buildings, but most supervisors seem reluctant to mandate it.
Strawberry Stampede draws winners of all ages We wanted to make sure everyone who participated in this year’s race would go home with a door prize. The response was overwhelmingly positive. We lost only one sponsor, but gained two more after the pandemic scare. Plus, the support of the City of Long Grove, the Long Grove Civic League, the Long Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the Scott County Health Department, and the approval of event liability insurance, and especially the families, our event was still on!
Looking for a grave site? Maysville Cemetery directory makes it easy There are more than 1,100 people buried at the Maysville Cemetery, and now visitors can find a particular burial spot without much trouble.
$546,000 architect contract set for YMCA Legat Architects will begin design work the YMCA planned for East LeClaire Road and Third Street with plans to seek bids in December.
Scott County students awarded Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 90 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at more than $100,000. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 54 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences. Three Scott County students were among those honored.
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