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Princeton council members voted June 13 to provide tax credits to investors in a Bettendorf Catholic school, in exchange for a $5,000 fee Mayor Travis Volrath said the city will bank for future use. more
The Scott County Republican Party moved into new campaign headquarters at 4711 N. Brady Street, Suite 1, in Davenport’s Walnut Center.  more
Eldridge council members on Monday awarded a $263,396 bid to Triple B Construction, of Wilton, to build a 0.4 mile paved trail over city owned land through Townsend Farms addition. more
Scott County’s share of a nationwide opioid settlement will put $6.9 million to work over the next decade funding recovery for addicts, and coaching students how to save others, and avoid addiction. more
Prepare to slow down to 25 mph on Eldridge’s Lincoln Road, the first step in resolving homeowners’ safety concerns in the city’s fastest growing areas. more
The Scott County Auditor provided these results from the June 4 primary election. more
Rep. Mariannette Miller Meeks defeated David Pautsch to win the GOP nomination for Iowa's First District congressional seat. more
The $1.5 trillion farm bill is unlikely to advance this year as debates over SNAP benefits stall efforts to pass the bill for the second year in a row. more
A federal district court judge said Monday he will “do his best” to rule on a new Iowa immigration law before it is set to go into effect July 1. more
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks faces a rematch with Democratic challenger Christina Bohannan to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. more
Eldridge city officials are pursuing criminal charges based on findings of an internal investigation into city utility employees. more
Eldridge council members are eager to drop the Lincoln Road speed limit to 25 mph through much of town, then fast-track a proposed trail in response to safety complaints from residents at meetings earlier this year. more
Michelle Crawford, of Eldridge, and Scott County Republican Party chairwoman Jeanita McNulty are among 15 Iowa Federation of Republican Women members serving as Iowa delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee July 15-18. more
Eldridge council members voted to back an apartment developer’s request for state tax credits, but stopped short of actually providing the city’s financial share required to get those credits. more
Scott County supervisors will consider new policies, and possibly fees for MEDIC ambulances committed to community events. more
Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird will reinstate payments for emergency contraceptives, like Plan B, for victims of sexual assault and rape, but will no longer reimburse victims for abortions. more
Scott County supervisors bought some of the remaining warehouse racks and some office furniture at the Molo Building, and began discussions of moving equipment, and possibly, some county offices to the Eldridge building. more
I originally ran for sheriff in 2016 upon the announcement that Sheriff Dennis Conard was going to retire.  At the time I held the rank of lieutenant which was based on 28 years of service with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. I originally started with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 1989 as a correctional officer and was later sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in March of 1991. more
I have worked in public service for 34 years, the law enforcement profession for 30 years, just under 25 years active duty military in the Army and 25 years in leadership positions. more
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