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Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary on Monday, May 18 at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 8 p.m. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on iowapbs.org, YouTube and Facebook. more
Some Scott County voters will cast ballots at new, consolidated voting sites in a June 2 primary unlike any other. more
Scott County Engineer Jon Burgstrum announced his retirement at Tuesday's Scott County Supervisors. He plans to wrap up his career leading the county’s Secondary Roads Department on Dec. 31. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced Monday that in the interest of public safety and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, he will be closing his physical offices in Iowa City, Davenport and Washington, D.C., effective March 17. All staff will continue to serve Iowans via teleworking. Iowans will be able to reach Rep. Loebsack's office during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. CDT) and all emails will continued to be monitored on a regular basis. Additionally, office hours held by Loebsack’s District Representatives in all 24 counties will be canceled until further notice. more
Since 2011 Eldridge's city-owned fitness center has received $57,208 in subsidies, and that amount is enough to convince park board members to close it regardless of the outcome of the March 3 YMCA referenda. more
A private security firm will serve the Scott County Administration Center for the first time after supervisors approved spending nearly $70,000 a year for hired guards to take the place of full-time county bailiffs. more
A new emergency radio dispatching tower will go up alongside Princeton’s water tower, resolving communications gaps that have plagued Scott County emergency responders for decades. more
It was on a whim that Frank Wood dipped his toe into the political waters back in 2001, and no one could have imagined how a lifelong educator could take such a winding path through Iowa’s political landscape. more
George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and author of “Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump,” will be the keynote speaker at the Scott County Republicans 11th Annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. more
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off a new voter registration initiative Sept. 10 aimed at Iowa high school students. Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90 percent of its eligible students to vote will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement. more
Princeton will hang on to its old pumper truck a bit longer. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff at the Scott County Library in Eldridge on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 2-3 p.m. more
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