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COVID hospitalizations hit new Iowa record

Iowa has set yet another new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, which are now double the level seen in mid-September and four times the number recorded in late June.

Phone videos draw felony sex and drug charges

Dylan L. Stage had a phone app with 22 pornographic videos of juveniles, and a jar of psychedelic mushrooms on a bedside table when Scott County sheriff’s deputies went to his Eldridge residence investigating a tip from state and federal authorities about juvenile sex tape trafficking.

46,000 early ballots

More than 46,000 ballots are in the Scott County Auditor’s office, ready to be moved Saturday to a county warehouse for opening Sunday, and counting Tuesday, to fuel a turnout Auditor Roxanna Moritz believes will be good, but not the best ever.

The NSP local candidate primer

Iowa's Second Congressional District Democrat Rita Hart vs. Mariannette Miller-Meeks North Scott FFA grills candidates. Candidates debate at Iowa Public Radio forum State …

SBA provides derecho relief

Small nonfarm businesses in Scott and 41 other Iowa counties, and neighboring counties in Illinois, are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

100 races

The McCausland Methodist Church didn't host its annual Labor Day 5K road race this year, but that didn't stop Lloyd Claussen and Tim Tully from competing their 100th race together.

Women voters release guide

The League of Women Voters of Iowa compiled its General Election Voter’s Guide to National and Statewide Offices featuring questions and answers from numerous candidates of all political parties for the General Election. 

Shepard Elementary pedal-pushers hit the trail

If you've traveled on 160th Avenue between Long Grove and Eldridge either before or after school over the last couple of weeks, it would've been hard to miss the students riding their bikes as they traversed between their homes in Eldridge's Rustic Ridge subdivision, and Alan Shepard Elementary school.
Sports
Cross Country

Boddicker looks to go back-to-back

After finishing fourth at last week’s MAC meet, North Scott knows it has a tough hill to climb when the girls take to the exact same Crow Creek Park course for tonight’s Class 4A district meet.
Cross Country

Lancers take a peek at the future

As she looked around the team huddle prior to Thursday night’s Mississippi Athletic Conference meet at Crow Creek Park, it hit North Scott coach Amy Knoche smack in the face.
Cross Country

District goals still in sight

Ever since North Scott’s boys’ cross country team walked off the course after last year’s Class 3A district meet, there has been one goal on their minds: Get to state in 2020.
Volleyball

It's tourney time! Lancers are ready to roll

A year ago, North Scott scratched its seven-year itch with a trip to the state volleyball tournament. This year, a simple return won’t be enough.
Opinion
Republican in Exile: Election is about character, decency
Democrats are not socialists, but if you are a socialist, you are probably a Democrat. Republicans are not racists, but if you are a … Read More
2005: New Waste Commission opens electronic demanufacturing facility
Oct. 26, 2005: The Waste Commission of Scott County opened the Electronic Demanufacturing Facility. It was the first publicly owned, … Read More
Make your voice count: Voting in Iowa is safe and secure
Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county … Read More
Positive experience with early voting
"A hearty thank you to the officials in Iowa and the election volunteers, at both the local and state level, who are managing our … Read More
Supervisors out of touch with people
"Knobbe and Beck are out-of-touch with the struggles of working families and do not deserve re-election. We need change ..." Read More
Systemic change begins locally
"Jazmin represents our future, not our past ..." Read More
More money for schools is 'asinine'
"Please spare me your faux outrage regarding a lack of school funding ..." Read More
Speak out for victims of trafficking!
"If we don’t have laws to address those who abuse illegal immigrants or others, we create an environment that exploitation runs … Read More
Rita Hart: The voice of reason we need
"Please join us and vote for Rita Hart as our next U.S. Congresswoman ..." Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Shirley Engler
A funeral service for Shirley L. Engler, 93, of Donahue, will be held at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Runge Mortuary & … Read More
Death Notice: Eleanor Jane Moeller
Private family services and burial with military rites for Eleanor Jane Moeller, 87, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott, will be held … Read More
Jurevitz-Hansen vows said Sept. 12 in Davenport
Lexy Ann Jurevitz and Henry Thomas Hansen, both of Davenport, were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 2020, at the Up Sky Bar at the … Read More
Meinert-Abraham vows to be said Nov. 22 in Cedar Rapids
Keri Meinert of Maysville and Jameel Abraham of Cedar Rapids are engaged to be married. Read More
Obituary: Melvia Ewoldt
Melvia M. Ewoldt, 102, of Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community, Eldridge.   Read More
Obituary: Justin Ilg
Justin Curtis Ilg, 32, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a two-and-a-half-year … Read More
Obituary: Nancy Jones
Nancy L. Jones, 74, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Davenport. Due to COVID, there will be no immediate services, and a … Read More
Obituary: Suzanne Troncao
Suzanne “Suzie” Todd Troncao, 63, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at her home. Due to COVID-19, a family and friends … Read More
Death Notice: Anna Dudgeon
Visitation for Anna Marie Dudgeon, 93, of Durant, will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Bentley Funeral Home, … Read More
Death Notice: Justin Ilg
A private funeral service for Justin Curtis Ilg, 32, of Cedar Rapids, will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Paul's United Methodist … Read More
Death Notice: Gareth Gusse
A funeral Mass for Gareth Rene Gusse, 72, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, … Read More
Death Notice: Suzanne Troncao
Suzanne "Suzie" Todd Troncao, 63, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at her home. Due to COVID-19, a family and friends memorial … Read More
Death Notice: Nancy Jones
Nancy L. Jones, 74, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Davenport. Due to COVID, there will be no immediate services, and a … Read More
Death Notice: Melvia Ewoldt
A private family graveside service will be held at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery for Melvia M. Ewoldt, 102, of Eldridge.  Chambers … Read More
Tim, Debrah Heim celebrating 50 years of marriage Oct. 17
Debrah and Timothy C. Heim Sr. of Davenport are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1970. Read More
More local news
Lawsuit challenges private funding for Scott County elections A political organization with conservative ties is going to court to block two Iowa counties from using private money to facilitate voting in the upcoming general election.
Physicians say mask-up Scott and Rock Island county medical directors urge Iowans to follow the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendation of a mask mandate in the state. Drs. Louis M. Katz and Cheryl True said COVID infections are now out of control in Iowa.
Supervisors launch two Liberty Township bridge projects Scott County supervisors awarded a $2,867,952.40 contract to Jim Schroeder Construction, Inc., of Bellevue Iowa, to replace four eastern Iowa bridges, including two 20th Avenue bridges in Liberty Township.
Early voting information Early voting is underway. Ballots may be requested from the Scott County Auditor's office through 5 p.m., Oct. 24.
15 added to sheriff's department Supervisors boosted Scott County sheriff’s ranks by 15 full-time positions, heeding the sheriff’s request from January, and backed up by an independent study required by the supervisors that called for even more deputies and jail guards.
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