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County adds new job to handle surge of digital evidence

Scott County will hire a digital evidence specialist to review terabytes of computer-collected video and social media evidence to become more important to prosecutors. Board members authorized …

Murder charge filed for June shooting death in Eldridge

Scott County prosecutors added a first-degree murder charge against Shane Bostrom for the June 10 shooting death of his wife, Jessica, in Eldridge. She died of gunshots at a home she rented with …

Shuttle tours to new I-74 bridge on Wednesday

The public is invited to a celebration of the iconic new Interstate 74 bridge between 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, where attendees can take their first steps on the bridge before it opens for …

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 1 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Dec. 1 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Dec. 1 NSP!

Wednesday, Nov. 1712:03 a.m. — Deputies responded to a report of an animal problem near Great River Road and 230th Street.12:31 a.m. — Deputies responded to a report of a …

PHOTO GALLERY: Sedi's successful Spelling Bee

Seventeen students participated in the North Scott Junior High Spelling Bee on Thursday, Nov. 18, with eighth-grader Seditia Beydler topping the field. The top five finishers all advanced to the …

NSP mourns colleague

NSP staff will join family and friends celebrating the life of Cynthia Crain. The NSP office manager died  Nov. 23 at University Hospitals in Iowa City where she was being treated for an …

Canadian Pacific pledges growth: 'Jobs and economic opportunities will flow'

Canadian Pacific media relations director Andy Cummings wrote this for The NSP:
Sports

'This was awesome'

If this is the way the girls’ basketball season is going to play out, you can rest assured it’s going to be a hot time in The Pit. For certain, the Devvin Davis era kicked off in style …
Lancer wrestling

Plenty of Postseason Potential

The number of wrestlers in the program continues to climb, but probably not as high as the expectations emanating from North Scott’s wrestling room this season. A campaign that is scheduled …
Girls' Basketball

'I'm excited to get rolling'

No matter how you slice it, change is in the air for North Scott’s girls’ basketball program, but one thing remains constant: the Lancers have every intention of making their fourth straight trip to Des Moines come March, and being a fixture in the upper echelon of the Mississippi Athletic Conference.
Boys' Basketball

'We're still trying to figure out our identity'

Usually, when late November rolls around, it’s simply “reload” time for North Scott’s boys’ basketball team. That’s not necessarily the case this year. Yes, there may be growing pains.
Opinion
North Scott School District budget in 1972-73 was $2.7 million
Dec. 1, 1971 The North Scott School Board proposed a $2.7 million operating budget for the 1972-73 school year. They also discussed the possibility of expanding the hot lunch program to elementary …
League of Women Voters petitions to improve Iowa's voting laws
  The League of Women Voters of Iowa and nine Iowa-based co-sponsors will present petitions to the leadership of the 89th General Assembly at Iowa’s Capitol. The petitions, which …
Letter writers were wrong
  Re: "Editorial was wrong," letters to the editor, Don Leslie, Elizabeth Leslie, Keith Curry, Nov. 24: Scott Campbell was right. Three members of our community wrote letters criticizing …
Remembering the good times
Also on the Obituary Page this week is the obituary for Phyllis Parrott, 93, of DeWitt. The local connection is that she is the widow of NSP founder, Bob Parrott, who was publisher of the DeWitt …
Broken hearts at The NSP
My first good recollection of Cindy Crain was in 2010 at a farewell for National Guard troops from Mount Joy who were leaving for a deployment to Iraq. I remember asking, and receiving, permission to …
Cindy Crain will always be part of The NSP family
Cindy Crain never worked on Mondays, so Tuesday mornings were our time to connect. She’d come in early, and it would be just the two of us in the office. She’d pull up a chair and regale …
Arnie Lindaman's history is North Scott's history
My first thoughts on learning of the passing of Dr. Arnold Lindaman, 85, the former North Scott curriculum director and assistant superintendent, in an email to his daughter-in-law, Tracy Lindaman, on Monday, Nov. 15:
2016: Shawn Loter succeeds Bob Fox
Nov. 23, 2016: Shawn Loter, a longtime Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds employee, was hired to replace Bob Fox as general manager of the Fair. Loter was set to begin his duties Jan. 1.
Dispute over Reynolds' use of Covid cash highlights budget shell game
Republicans work hard to sell the idea their party is the one that stands for fiscal responsibility. They are leaning heavily on that message on the federal level as Democrats approach a vote on the second of two multitrillion-dollar spending bills.
Religious disconnect contributes to political discord in America
In 1564-56, years before the Mayflower set sail – French pilgrims settled at Fort Caroline (near Jacksonville, Fla.) in search of religious freedom from the Europeans. 
Announcements
Death Notice: Ronald Paaske
A funeral service for Ronald L. Paaske, 82, of Hillsdale, Ill., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron, Ill. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, Wis. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Merle Wiese to mark 80th birthday with card shower
Merle Wiese of Eldridge will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 11. The family would like to honor him with a card shower. Cards and well wishes may be sent to: Merle Wiese, PO Box 152, Eldridge, IA …
Phyllis Parrott
Phyllis Parrott of DeWitt died Nov. 25 at Westwing Place nursing home. She was 93 years old. Phyllis Lorraine Null was born April 18, 1928, the daughter of E.B. and Augusta Husmann Null of …
Cynthia Crain
Cynthia K. Crain, 46, of Park View, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, …
Walter Dengler
Walter A. Dengler, Jr., 95, of Davenport, formerly of Eldridge, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at Ridgecrest Village. Funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., at Weerts …
Michael Kernan
Michael Richard Kernan, 78, of Princeton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. A time of remembrance will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 …
Obituary: Marlene Wilson
Marlene J. Wilson, 81, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.  Visitation was held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Runge Mortuary & Crematory.  The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 (today), in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport, or the American Diabetes Association.
Obituary: Elizabeth Finkenhoefer
A Memorial Mass for Elizabeth C. Finkenhoefer, 97, of Eldridge, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. The Mass was livestreamed by visiting Liz’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com. Burial was in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation was held Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.  Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.
Obituary: Karen Auliff
Karen J. Auliff, 83, of Wheatland, formerly of LeClaire, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Wheatland Manor.
Obituary: Rondo Pietscher
Rondo R. Pietscher, 97 of Camanche passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at his home in Park Vista – Camanche.
Death Notice: Marlene Wilson
A funeral service for Marlene J. Wilson, 81, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will follow in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
Death Notice: Elizabeth Finkenhoefer
A Memorial Mass for Elizabeth Camilla Finkenhoefer, 97, of Eldridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. The Mass will be livestreamed by visiting Liz's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Death Notice: Rondo Pietscher
A funeral service for Rondo R. Pietscher, 97, of Camanche, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Princeton. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Karen Auliff
A celebration of life service for Karen J. Auliff, 83, of Wheatland, formerly of LeClaire, will be held from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Boll's Community Center, Princeton. The McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Albritton-Moss vows said in North Carolina Aug. 7
Brianna Albritton of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kellen Moss of Eldridge were united in marriage on Aug. 7, 2021, at the Triple J Manor House, Mocksville, N.C. William Hamilton-Barlow officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.
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Open enrollment arrivals slow down toward year end Board members approved three open-enrollment requests from a Central DeWitt family. All will attend Shepard Elementary.
Brockmann turkeys return for Tasty Café Thanksgiving meal Twenty turkeys from Chuck Brockmann’s rural Long Grove farm await North Scott residents looking for a warm Thanksgiving welcome.
Lions to host food drive Dec. 4 in Walcott for Buffalo pantry Walcott Lions will host a drive-by food drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at Prairie View Park.
Long Grove approves two water, sewer rate hikes Long Grove water rates are going up twice as the council prepares to act on treatment upgrades discussed for years.
Roger Blanche wins Football Contest Roger Blanche of Eldridge topped 10 who missed just one game to win the $50 first prize in last week’s North Scott Press Football Contest. His tiebreaker was 46 (points in Iowa State’s 28-21 loss to Oklahoma). Ken Siebke of Davenport won the $25 second prize with a tiebreaker of 54, and Ben Apple of Eldridge and Lance VanFossen of West Point, Iowa, tied for with tiebreakers of 58 and won $5 each.
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