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Park View’s homeowners again supported a dues hike, but could not overcome apartment owners who voted against the community’s first dues hike in its 50-year history. more
The Eldridge City Council has officially acknowledged the receipt of a petition calling for a public vote on the issuance of General Obligation Urban Renewal bonds to finance their portion of a proposed YMCA, and also begun preliminary discussions on the future of the city’s current fitness center. more
Scott County Board chairman Tony Knobbe looks away from farm fields and towards central cities for development opportunities championed by the entire region over the next decade. more
I would like to see our First Street revitalization project actually get completed in the next 10 years.  The project would improve our primary road through town with curb and gutter streets and proper drainage, walkways, parking, and period lighting much like many other small towns that do similar projects.  more
Princeton fire chief and council member Karen Woomert’s reluctance to sell an old fire truck is being challenged by council member Ann Geiger, who insisted Thursday on getting rid of the truck regardless of cost. more
Princeton Mayor Roger Woomert wrapped up 50 years of service to his hometown with a pound of the gavel and well wishes from the community where he served as firefighter, fire chief, council member and mayor. more
I envision that Princeton leaders and residents will have thoughtful discussion and make decisions regarding the aging infrastructure in town, such as water, sewage, and roadway repairs. I am hopeful that the 2020 Census will provide Princeton with additional funding opportunities and that collaboration with organizations will carry on as a valuable resource. more
Eldridge will welcome another $732,000 in federal grant trail money to extend the LeClaire Road trail east to Scott Park Road, and create a new public trail through the city’s Townsend Farms additions. more
Central Scott Telephone executive and North Scott School Board member Donn Wilmott looked ahead wearing several hats: A communications CEO, an elected education leader, and father of NS alumni. “I’d hope for a continuing flow of our high school graduates returning to the North Scott community to raise their families, that we maintain schools to be proud of, continue to hire and train a staff that is second to none, working to develop our students every school day, truly instilling the benefits of being lifelong learners.” He also foresees an Eldridge “with more affordable housing, a town square with updated city hall and police department facilities together with the North Scott YMCA."  more
Long Grove said goodbye to one council member, hello to another, and “See you later,” to an appointed incumbent reelected to a different seat. more
Donahue native and former Iowa state Sen. Chris Brase of Muscatine announced Nov. 11 that he is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 46. more
School board member and livestock producer Joni Dittmer sees high standards for the next decade of development. more
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