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Cities, counties to get $100 million of CARES Act funds

During a press conference on Aug. 5, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said $100 million of CARES Act funds will go to cities and counties based on their populations using 2019 U.S. Census data. Sixty percent of the funds will be allocated to cities, while 40 percent will go to counties.

Chamber of Commerce golf outing Friday

The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce's annual golf outing will be Friday, Aug. 14, at Glynn's Creek Golf Course.

Grassley assures Iowans that mail-in voting is safe

U.S. Sen Chuck Grassley said Aug. 4 that Iowans who choose to mail in their ballots for the November election need not worry about fraud.

Lancers mask up for fall sports practices

North Scott cross-country coaches Amy Knoche and Josh Pestka spent Friday afternoon at Scott County Park, with spray paint and tape measures in hand.

School boards, teachers unions challenge governor

Nearly two dozen of Iowa’s 327 school districts include at least one county where more than 15 percent of coronavirus tests were positive over the past two weeks.

Scott County postpones annual property tax sale

Scott County will dispense with its annual tax deed sale for two reasons: pandemic concerns, and the fact that 98.8 percent of property owners have paid.

2020 road patches hit Long Grove, Park View

Scott County will patch severely deteriorated asphalt on several rural roads, including spots in Park View and near Long Grove.

County's amended budget survives COVID concerns

Scott County finished the fiscal year pretty much on target with revenue expectations, and under planned expenses.
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Football schedule finalized; homecoming set for Sept. 18

The Iowa High School Athletic Association previously announced that the football regular season would be shorted from nine to seven games, with teams needed to fill the first two weeks of their schedule before heading into district play.
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Fourth is Fine: North Scott girls have plenty of reasons to smile

Really, how can you be disappointed? What in the world is there to complain about?
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WELCOME BACK: North Scott makes smashing return to Fort Dodge

Talk about déjà vu, only with a little more dominance and a lot less drama. Boy, it was as if they’d never left.
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Return trip booked

There was never a doubt.
Opinion
'A Memorable Year'
I’m not sure I’ve seen anything like it. In 37 years of covering North Scott sports, I think we’ve just witnessed something … Read More
Collaboration, not edicts
The letter to the editor in the Sunday Des Moines Register made abundantly good sense, it seemed, and when I noticed it was signed by … Read More
One last thing before I go
Attending the North Scott schools' public forum Tuesday, July 27, was the only time this summer that I wished I didn’t work for The … Read More
1970: County to build swim pool at park
Aug. 12, 1970: The Scott County Conservation Board awarded a $317,178 contract to construct an Olympic-sized swimming pool at Scott … Read More
The governor isn't the law
There’s something about the battle over local control during a pandemic that inspires references to old sci-fi movies. Last time, it … Read More
'Now is not the time to let our guard down'
August 8th marked five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our lives have been … Read More
'$2 trillion short and 73 days late'
"I am calling on senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley to step up and show what it means to be a leader in a time of crisis: The … Read More
'My mother loved her job, and the people'
"Today, Aug. 5, my mother quit her job with the North Scott School District due to the district's apparent lack of concern towards her … Read More
'He was as much a doctor as a friend'
"My family and I wish to send a heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Micheal Schreck on his retirement ..." Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Ray Seys
A funeral service for Ray C. Seys, 79, of Muscatine, will be held at noon on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Marc Van Loon
A private graveside service will be held for Marc Scott Van Loon, 49, of Wheatland. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the … Read More
Death Notice: James Lowry
A funeral service for James M. Lowry, 63, of Harrisonburg, Va., will be held in Virginia on Aug. 22,  with a local service at … Read More
Death Notice: Consuelo Gutierrez
A celebration of life service for Consuelo M. Gutierrez, 75, of Bettendorf, will be held at a later date. The Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Zurborgs celebrating 70 years of marriage Aug. 20
Carl and Norma Zurborg of Davenport are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20. Read More
Harlan Meyer to celebrate 92nd birthday Aug. 14
Harlan Kenneth Meyer of DeWitt, and originally of the Eldridge area, will celebrate his 92nd birthday Friday, Aug. 14. Read More
Birth: Avery Riedesel
Mark and Rachel Riedesel of Long Grove are the parents of a son born at 1:43 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020, at Trinity Medical Center, Bettendorf. Read More
Obituary: Roland Riessen
Roland A. Riessen, 82, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston. Read More
Obituary: Marvin Lafrenz
Marvin Lafrenz, age 80, of Boone, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Nursing in Gowrie, Iowa. Read More
Obituary: William Bennett
Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Bennett, Sr., 88, of Davenport, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the … 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
Obituary: Neil Burchell
A memorial service will be held in memory of Neil Francis Burchell (April 29, 1942 - April 2, 2020) on Sunday, Aug. 16, starting with … Read More
Obituary: Roger Gabel
A private family memorial service was held for Roger M. “Rusty” Gabel, 77, of Reynolds, Ill. Visitation was Monday, Aug. 10, from … Read More
Obituary: Barbara Louw
A memorials service for Barbara Joan Louw, 73, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Obituary: Cari Green
A memorial service for Cari Lynn Green, 58, of Davenport, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
More local news
Ballot request forms coming in this week's mail Roxanna Moritz, Scott County auditor and commissioner of elections, is mailing absentee ballot request forms to all active voters in Scott County for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.
Park View rallies for neighbors The silver maple smashed an eave on Marilyn O’Malley’s Park View home and all she could say was, “thank goodness.”
75-Gallon man Eldridge resident Dave Safarin was recently honored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center for his 600th blood donation, making him a 75-gallon donor.
Art Legacy League opens classroom and gallery with support of Molly Arp Newell The Art Legacy League opened its new classroom and gallery at One River Place building, 1225 E. River Drive, Davenport. The League is a nonprofit founded in 2012 to preserve the art and teaching …
Princeton tackles Whiskey Run Princeton's July 26 cleanup drew enough volunteers to attack Whiskey Run, then make a pass through the Mississippi River front.
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