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City has plan to tackle Mt. Mulch

Eldridge will hire a grinder to dismantle the storm debris mountain piling up near Eldridge’s Buttermilk Road soccer fields.
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45 mph limit considered for city stretch of Buttermilk Road

Eldridge council members will consider reducing speed limits on Buttermilk Road after an appeal from resident Doug Lake, who said he’s seen too many accidents, including a fatality in his front yard.
Eldridge City Council

Council members join push for census

Look for all but one Eldridge council member to be promoting census participation by bringing information door hangers to most homes.
Eldridge City Council

More drainage work before trail officially opens

Council members approved $4,457.60 in tile work needed to dry out city property north of Black Hawk Trail, between the new trail and east to South Ninth Avenue.
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City reassigns park duties

Council members adjusted parks management salaries to reflect a recent change in job descriptions.

Pizza Hut stores closed

Pizza Hut’s largest franchisee, NPC International, with 100 stores in Iowa, announced last week that 15 stores would close permanently, including eastern Iowa locations in Eldridge, LeClaire, Maquoketa, Tipton, Dyersville, Manchester, Independence, Oelwein and two in Dubuque.

SCC Foundation moves fundraiser 'outside the box'

The SCC Foundation moved its annual fundraising dinner, SCC BASH, that they have hosted for over 10 years, that always features a delicious one-of-a-kind culinary meal prepared by the college’s culinary arts students, and they put it in a box.

Iowa barn tour features two from Scott County

After recovering from Iowa’s derecho, what better time to wander around the historic countryside and appreciate and value Iowa’s remaining rural buildings?
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Sports
Cross Country

Mother Nature can't stop NS runners

It was wet and cool, but the weather could do nothing to dampen North Scott’s trip home from Marshalltown on Thursday.
Football

Lancer D mucks up Saber attack

Well, at least that one’s out of the way.
Volleyball

Movin' on Up

After moving up to No. 6 in last week’s Class 4A state rankings without even playing a match, North Scott made a strong case to climb even higher after a third-place finish at Saturday’s Lancer Invitational.

State champions

This North Scott Little League baseball team capped a COVID-19 shortened season with the 13U state championship.
Opinion
A half century of service
The call last Thursday from Bobbi Noel-Behrens stopped me in my tracks. She was giving The NSP a heads up that her mother- and … Read More
Since 1984: 1,050 scholarships totaling $1.57 million
There were several things out of the ordinary Thursday morning as the North Scott Educational Foundation held its monthly meeting. Read More
1980: Phase One of plan to develop Sheridan Meadows Park gets started
Sept. 18, 1980: Phase One of a plan to develop 42 acres of parkland in north Eldridge was under way. Two baseball diamonds would be … Read More
Mixed messages for schools
If you’re too sick to go to school, you can’t go outside and play. If you don’t finish your homework, you can’t watch TV. If … Read More
Veterans: Remove the draft-dodging coward from office on Nov. 3
"The current occupant of the White House has berated veterans, retired and active duty military personnel and their families. He has … Read More
Looking for peace, respect and normalcy
"Unlike Trump, do not believe everything you read. Every day Trump seems to dream up some new crazy conspiracy ..." Read More
5K Run and Walk goal: Bring a separated Mississippi River Trail to Princeton
"For the first time, the Princeton 5K event is approved and endorsed by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative for taking charge in … Read More
Guest column: How we took two family vacations during the pandemic
On a bright and sunny pandemic day in early March, I received a text message from an old college friend about his spring break travel … Read More
COVID crushes Cy-Hawk
Since 1977, when the Iowa State v. Iowa football rivalry was renewed after a 33-year hiatus, "Impressions" has opined the week of the … Read More
Announcements
Death Notice: Jaclynn Snyder
A funeral service for Jaclynn K. "Jackie" Snyder, 73, of Eldridge, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Faith Lutheran … Read More
Death Notice: Rick Gilbreath
Visitation for Rick E. Gilbreath, 62, of Davenport, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. … Read More
Death Notice: Jean Clapp
Jean L. Clapp, 97, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Davenport. A private celebration of life will take place. Burial … Read More
Death Notice: James Powers
A Celebration of Life party for James E. "Big Jim" Powers, 71, of Davenport, will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at … Read More
Obituary: Eugene Wuestenberg
Eugene F. Wuestenberg, 86, of Eldridge, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at home.  Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 13, … Read More
Obituary: Florence Reedy
Florence M. Reedy, 92, of Davenport, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.  She passed away peacefully at the … Read More
Obituary: Mary Kanakares
Mary Louise Kanakares, 91, of Davenport, passed away Sept. 11, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.  Due to COVID there will be a … Read More
Obituary: Dale Claeys
Mr. Dale F. Claeys, 58, of Ocala Fla., died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020, after a short illness.  Read More
Obituary: Judy Fuller
Judy Fuller, forever 39 years old, of Blue Grass, gained her angel wings on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, after complications from the … Read More
Obituary: Michael Busch
Michael P. Busch, 73, of Long Grove, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. Read More
Obituary: Marlin Danielson
Visitation for Marlin L. Danielson, 86, of Davenport, was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, followed … Read More
Obituary: Eugene Gast
A funeral service for Eugene “Skip” Gast, 74, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 (today), at the Runge … Read More
Obituary: James Henrick
A funeral service for James Joseph Henrick, 51, of Mountain Home, Idaho, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Davenport … Read More
Obituary: Carol Pereira
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Carol Jean “Chip” Czupka Pereira, 58, of Eldridge. Per her wishes, … Read More
Obituary: Ione Rawson
A funeral service for Ione Rawson, 85, of Davenport, was held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. … Read More
More local news
GAHC exhibit commemorates Quad Cities World War II history World War II was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the war.
DNR data explodes with sewer plant monitors statewide One hundred thirty upgraded Iowa sewer plants now give the Department of Natural Resources live time data for those waging Iowa’s fight against nitrogen and phosphorus pollution.
Ag department hopes for changes over generations The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship manages Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy to change thoughts and actions, as well as reduce fertilizer run off.
Strategy measures Iowans' attitudes and perceptions Iowa Nutrient Reduction spending has increased  environmental awareness among Iowa farmers, but still leaves more than 60 percent of surveyed farmers  with little knowledge about the efforts.
Iowa Water Quality Special Report: State's millions boost monitoring, but can't stop nitrogen Iowa’s battle against farm fertilizer runoff ramped up spending to more than $500 million a year to discourage planting on marginal ground, encourage and subsidize cover crops, create hundreds of new monitoring sites and generate lots of new data. Still, Iowa’s eight-year water quality effort is losing ground against nitrogen runoff and making only modest reductions in phosphorous.
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