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Park View casts ballots for $500,000 stormwater grant

Nearly 500 Park View residents have cast ballots in a referendum to authorize up to a $500,000 watershed grant from the state of Iowa for stormwater projects in the community.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

Rental regulations head to vote

New rental regulations for Park View passed initial muster from a dozen listening in on the Scott County Board’s July 28 forum. Scott County supervisors said they will set a Sept. 8 public hearing, the next step to make them law.
Eldridge City Council

Grant will help upgrade Eldridge lawns

A state grant of up to $1 million will help rebuild three old Eldridge alleys, stabilize Hickory Creek banks near Elmegreen Park, and help up to 150 homeowners stabilize their lawns.

Eldridge trail on track for autumn opening

Morning sun pushed temperatures near 90, but a modest breeze and tree cover kept things cool for a trio of Eldridge officials getting a close look at the city’s newest trail.

Economist: Ethanol industry 'is in worse shape than we thought'

The ethanol industry’s losses have been more severe than economists originally predicted, an Iowa State University economist said.

Auditor: Healthcare providers say privatized Medicaid is failing

A majority of Iowa’s healthcare providers believe privatized Medicaid has failed to live up to the promise of improved, more accessible medical care.

Iowa begins social distancing enforcement

Iowa restaurants and bars will face $1,000 fines and possible license suspensions for violating the state’s social-distancing and cleaning requirements, state officials announced Thursday.
Scott County Board of Supervisors

County clears contaminated former fuel site for sale

After 24 years, and spending $410,442.99 in state money, Scott County has given up trying to remove all fuel contamination from the abandoned North Pine Service station at 6630 Northwest Boulevard.
Sports
Softball

Fourth is Fine: North Scott girls have plenty of reasons to smile

Really, how can you be disappointed? What in the world is there to complain about?
Softball

WELCOME BACK: North Scott makes smashing return to Fort Dodge

Talk about déjà vu, only with a little more dominance and a lot less drama. Boy, it was as if they’d never left.
Softball

Return trip booked

There was never a doubt.
Football

Short season leaves all playoff bound

While the Iowa High School Athletic Association has given the green light for high school football this fall, officials have also made some significant changes in terms of how the season will look.
Opinion
Community pride evident through eyes of an observer
A friend from Swisher (near Cedar Rapids) whose sister lives in Davenport called the other night to ask what we knew about a certain … Read More
It's Fair Week in Scott County and there's no place to go
It was 9 o’clock in the morning, and the cool, dank and overcast weather provided the perfect backdrop to reflect my Monday mood. Read More
Plan commits $100K from schools
Eldridge’s complicated tax cut deal for Grand Haven Retirement Community will require the biggest contribution from North Scott … Read More
1970: Joe Ragona hired by North Scott
Aug. 5, 1970: Joseph Ragona was hired as principal at John Glenn Elementary School. He had previously worked in the Stanwood and … Read More
The RNC accidentally makes a case against Iowa's voter ID law
It may be hard to believe, but the Republican National Committee has one of the most compelling arguments yet for why Iowa should dump … Read More
A tale of two nations
Years ago, one European nation found itself under the spell of a cruel dictator. He united the citizens by oppressing Jews, Gypsies … Read More
'I wish you a long life so you can know the joy of being a grandparent'
"I’m going to pretend that Timothy Meeks wasn’t really serious when he called grandmas 'unbelievably selfish' for being the reason … Read More
Please wear a mask to protect kids with leukemia, even if it seems 'selfish'
"While I do understand the sacrifices ‘'healthy’' children and families are having to make due to COVID, I see wearing a mask as … Read More
Reader bothered that no one wore masks
"It is sad to see our city representatives taking part in a public event, promoted by the city,  and not one of them were wearing any … Read More
Announcements
Obituary: Phyllis Green
Phyllis Lydia Green of Cedar Falls, formerly of Eldridge, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Cedar Falls. Read More
Obituary: Kent Engler
Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Kent M. Engler, 38, Donahue, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at St. … Read More
Obituary: Keith Meyer
Keith J. Meyer 84, of Walcott, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Courtyard Estates in Walcott. Read More
Obituary: James Bendt
James “Jim” Lee Bendt, 74, of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday July 26, 2020, surrounded by his family at University of Iowa … Read More
Obituary: Margaret Duling
A funeral service for Margaret Eva Duling, 92, of Davenport, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church, … Read More
Obituary: John Gillaspie
A private family committal service was held at Rock Island National Cemetery for John H. Gillaspie Jr., 88, of Davenport. Cremation … Read More
Obituary: Phyllis Gogulich
A celebration of life service for Phyllis Gogulich, 98, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Obituary: Kay Hobbs
A funeral service for Kay Louise Hobbs, 84, of Bettendorf, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. John’s United Methodist … Read More
Obituary: Mavis Way
Mavis Lee Way died Sunday Aug. 2, 2020, at Bickford Assisted Living, Burlington, with her daughters by her side.  Mavis was … Read More
Death Notice: Marvin Lafrenz
Marvin Dale Lafrenz, 80, of Boone, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Nursing, Gowrie, Iowa. Due to the … Read More
Death Notice: Linda Wixom
A private family memorial service will be held for Linda Kay Wixom, 60, of Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The … Read More
Death Notice: Barbara Louw
A memorial service for Barbara Joan Louw, 73, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
Death Notice: James Bendt
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date for James Lee "Jim" Bendt, 74, of Blue Grass. Per his wishes, cremation … Read More
Death Notice: Kent Engler
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Kent Michael Engler, 38, of Donahue, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at … Read More
Death Notice: Phyllis Gogulich
A celebration of life service for Phyllis Gogulich, 98, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Runge Mortuary, … Read More
More local news
Pack the bus Aug. 6 North Scott residents can again pack the school supply bus that will be parked at North Scott Foods, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6.
Wienermobile stampede! Kids and more than a few grown-ups race across Sheridan Meadows Park in Eldridge to greet the Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile, making a lunch time stop.
Cell tower A crew hired by U.S. Cellular updates equipment atop Eldridge's west water tower. U.S. Cellular pays $1,287 monthly under a five-year, renewable lease that increases the rate 2 percent each year.
9,506 jobless claims The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, July 12, and Saturday, July 18, was 9,505. There were 8,720 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 785 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.  The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for July 12-18 was 116,810, a decrease of almost 18,000 from the previous week.   
See State Fair highlights Aug. 10-14 on Iowa PBS The midway at the Iowa State Fairgrounds may be quiet, and there may not be any shrieks coming from the Big Slide, but Iowa PBS's annual Iowa State Fair highlights continue this year with Celebrating the Fair, a special series of programs featuring fair fun from the network's 49 years of coverage.
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