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Eldridge candidate forum Oct. 20 at Community Center

The North Scott Press hosts the 2021 Eldridge candidate forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Eldridge Community Center.

School board forum live stream link

Watch The North Scott school board forum, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13. through this link. Find links on the school board's Facebook and Youtube pages as well.

Ohl Strong fundraiser set for Oct. 30

This year’s Ohl Strong Tailgating Party is set for Saturday, Oct. 30, at Traditions in Eldridge. Iowa will be playing at Wisconsin that day, and kick-off is set for 11 a.m.

NSP hosts candidate forums

The NSP and the North Scott school district present six school board candidates for a forum 7 p.m. today, Oct. 13.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

Scott County's pandemic aid wish list tops $33.6m federal check

Scott County supervisors took their first crack at winnowing down their federal pandemic aid wish list that already exceeds the $33.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the county.

Croken hosts Oct. 20 Eldridge meeting on pandemic aid

Scott County supervisor Ken Croken will host a public meeting on plans for the county’s $33.6 million in federal pandemic aid, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Scott County Library in Eldridge.

Auditor asks supervisors to rescind Davenport tax breaks

Scott County auditor Kerri Tompkins is asking supervisors to rescind almost all of the the tax abatements the county board awarded to City of Davenport properties just two weeks ago.

Melissa Kutcher takes first place in North Scott Press Football Contest

Melissa Kutcher of Eldridge topped five who missed only two to take the $50 first prize in Week No. 7 of the North Scott Press Football Contest. Her tiebreaker (total points in Iowa’s 23-20 win over Penn State) was 42.
Sports
Cross Country

North Scott to host MAC meet

For the first time in a long time, North Scott will have home course advantage when the Lancers host the Mississippi Athletic Conference meet at Scott County Park on Thursday.
Football

'We just didn't have it tonight'

Well, that takes care of that, and yes, looks can be deceiving.
Volleyball

Confident and Consistent

It’s go-time, and North Scott is ready to roll.
Cross Country

Lancers have plenty to smile about

Well, one out of two isn’t bad, and there’s still plenty of momentum to be gained as North Scott’s cross country teams head into the two most important meets of the season.
Opinion
Trust in our elections
On the previous pages, you'll see the official Notice of Election for our Nov. 2 city and school board races. This is a legal notice required by law. What you will not see with the notice is the picture of the face of any ballot. Thus we can no longer call this publication a Sample Ballot.
Resource officer hired at N. Scott
Oct. 18, 2006: The North Scott School District and the city of Eldridge signed a 28E agreement that would keep a school resource officer in the high school for at least the next three years. Meanwhile, following a recent spate of school shootings across the country, the school district was reviewing policies to ensure students remained safe.
Is Iowa's lack of enforcement failing our vulnerable elderly?
When a beloved, elderly relative suffering from a degenerative brain disease had to move into a nursing home a few years ago, we were grateful she was able to secure a room in one of the best facilities in her town. It’s a lovely place, clean and comfortable, with kind and attentive staff.
Does a request for a public record have to be made in person?
QUESTION: Does a request for a record have to be made in person? Must it be in writing?
Come, share your ideas for American Rescue Plan money
I will host two public comment sessions on the proposed spending plans for $33.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Vote for Nick Hansel: A man of Christ
"When I think about what we will be soon voting on, school board elections, I without a shadow of a doubt want Nick Hansel in my corner ..."
Busy families need more early voting days
"New Scott County auditor, Kerri Tompkins, has chosen to make us petition for early voting (which takes time and energy) which we never had to do before, and then reduce early voting days for the city-school election Nov. 2 to ONE DAY instead of the WEEK we have had in previous elections ..."
Three kinds of Republicans
"There are three factions within the Republican party, and they threaten to rip the party apart, so the members are going to have to decide where they stand ..."
'Good job and well deserved'
"Congratulations on the many newspaper awards ..."
Pat on the back for editorial and city employees. Let's go forward with grace
"What a great article by Scott Campbell. A pat on the back for our city employees who stepped up and kept us running safe ..."
Announcements
Death Notice: Alta Hamann
A memorial gathering for Alta C. Hamann, 96, of Walcott, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. Private burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery. 
Bob and Della Merten to note 50 years of marriage Oct. 15
Bob and Della Merten of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15.
Blondells to mark 65 years of marriage with family
Don and Ann Blondell of Eldridge will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Obituary: Agnes Jensen
Agnes M. Jensen, 89, of Davenport, formerly of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Davenport Lutheran Home.
Obituary: Darlene Arp
Darlene Jean Arp, 86, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Walcott Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Walcott American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Death Notice: Darlene Arp
A graveside funeral service will be held in the Walcott Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, for Darlene Jean Arp, 86, of Davenport. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Death Notice: Agnes Jensen
A funeral service for Agnes M. Jensen, 89, of Davenport, formerly of Princeton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Princeton. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Schoenthalers celebrating 50 years of marriage with family
Ken and Becky Schoenthaler of Donahue will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Oct. 10. No gifts, please, but cards are welcome.
Betty Bousselot to note 90th birthday Oct. 14
Betty Bousselot of Calamus will celebrate her 90th birthday Oct. 14.
Obituary: Jacqueline Decker
Jacqueline Ruth Decker, age 91, of Blue Grass, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  A private family burial took place in Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass.  Online condolences may be left at bentleyfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Harold Russell
Harold P. Russell, 100, of Eldridge, passed away Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021, with family at his side.
Obituary: Amy Thelen
Amy Jeanne Thelen, 54, of Eldridge, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Oklahoma. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The date, time and location are to be determined, and will be announced on multiple Facebook pages.
Death Notice: Jacqueline Decker
A private family burial will be held in the Blue Grass Cemetery for Jacqueline Ruth Decker, 91, of Blue Grass. The Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wieser-Dugan vows exchanged June 26 in Pella
Jessica Wieser of Pella and Seán Dugan of Long Grove were united in marriage June 26, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pella. Father Troy Richmond officiated the ceremony.
Staerks to mark 50 years of marriage Oct. 2
Karl and Mary Staerk of Park View will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their favorite restaurant.
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More local news
Scott County cases subside; vaccination rate hits 53 percent The late summer COVID-19 surge is subsiding in Scott County, where October case counts are much lower than September.
Iowa infection rate declines; hotspots remain in rural counties The statewide COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline since a recent peak in mid-September, but some small rural Iowa counties where vaccination rates lag report new daily cases comparable to their pandemic peak last year.
Corn cash for veterans Drake Huffman, 12, and his brother Abe, 6, present a $250 donation to Eldridge VFW Post 6174 commander Ron Sebastian and quartermaster Brad Striegel at their recent monthly post meeting.
Genesis signs on as major sponsor of Ohl Strong Dr. Kurt Andersen thinks about his best friend almost every day. He and the late Dr. Brent Ohl were high school classmates, both 1986 North Scott graduates.
Absentee, registration and satellite voting information for city, school board elections Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins reminds voters that changes have been made to Iowa election laws which affect voter registration and absentee balloting for the Nov. 2 city and school elections.
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