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Iowa Democrats decided Saturday they will caucus on Jan. 15, 2024, the same day as Iowa Republicans, but it is still unclear when they will cast presidential preference votes. more
ADM contributed $8,630 to the Princeton Trails committee, a contribution that could be key in advancing the design of a trail through town. more
Action by North and South Dakota utility boards give Amy Nelson hope the Iowa Utility Board will follow suit and keep carbon waste pipelines off her property, out of the county and away from Iowa. more
Hard to imagine, perhaps, but some Scott County residents find comfort, assurance and hope for the future at the very same place others blame for lying, cheating and fraud. more
Eldridge council members hope to provide some direction about the future of Scott County Library before the Nov. 7 election. more
The Eldridge council approved the final of three readings applying a new, planned residential overlay district on the Grunwald Grove second addition already zoned R-3 for multi-family homes. The overlay district was created to allow developer Dale Grunwald to build attached, four-plex townhomes, instead of the condominium buildings allowed under R-3. more
Eldridge council members officially welcomed RILCO to town with a series of votes that implements the $3.5 million in property tax rebates the council agreed to earlier this summer. more
Denise Benson’s guilty plea on two of five criminal charges comes with a restitution order for $36,346.20 to the city of Eldridge, for losses that totaled $82,786.33. more
Supervisors hired Ted Breckenfelder as a senior assistant county attorney for $109,699 per year, with two weeks’ vacation. Breckenfelder is a private practice attorney in Bettendorf who replaces Caleb Copley. more
Gov. Kim Reynolds “has not influenced” the state permit process for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline that is nearing its conclusion, a spokesperson said this week. more
Scott County will rely on Ray Nees to guide supervisors’ land-use decisions when he takes over next month as director of planning. more
More than 100 residents who crowded into the Scott County Library Monday made sure Eldridge council members heard strong support for a library that every council member said will not be moving anywhere. more
Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Thomas Homan will share a message about security at the Mexican border as the keynote speaker at Scott County Republicans’ Ronald Reagan Dinner, Oct. 12 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center. more
Scott County supervisors’ lobbyists are bracing for another round of state legislation to reduce property tax revenue, and siphon away part of sales taxes the county relies on to keep local tax rates low. more
All Eldridge council members said the Scott County Library should stay in town, but some want the library to pay more. more
Eldridge police donors filled city hall to demand that the police chief have sole control over $115,000 in donations generated by off-duty private functions, and by on-duty officer Garrett Jahns. more
Long Grove council members will open their ears and council chambers 6 p.m., Aug. 22 to residents for feedback on some long-pending issues: more
A plan to add to the Eldridge police fleet stalled when council members disagreed about the need, and who controls thousands of dollars raised by on-duty police officers. more
More than 5,000 Scott County homeowners applied for the new senior homestead property tax exemption available to those 65 and older. more
New MEDIC ambulance director Paul Andorf expects county residents will notice little about the ambulance service’s transition from independent nonprofit to a full-fledged department of Scott County. more
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