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View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Sept. 23 NSP!

View the Scott County Sheriff's report from the Sept. 23 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Sept. 23 NSP!

View the Eldridge Police report from the Sept. 23 NSP!

High school activities set to resume Friday

Extra-curricular activities at North Scott High School are expected to resume on Friday with the Lancer boys' golf team participating in the MAC golf tournament in Clinton.

Infections spike in Eldridge, Long Grove, Princeton and LeClaire

North Scott High School’s COVID-19 infection spike is not happening in Scott County high schools that selected hybrid models.

NSHS reopens Monday

North Scott High School students are expected to be back in school on Monday after a one-week shutdown sparked by a surge of positive COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 closes North Scott High School

North Scott High School will cease in-school classes at least through Oct. 5 following a spike of infections that led to quarantining of more than 200 high school students.
Eldridge City Council

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.
Eldridge City Council

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.
Sports
Boys' Golf

Lancers might catch a break

Really, last week’s results are meaningless. Yes, a third-place finish at Thursday’s River King Invitational in Clinton was something to enjoy on the ride home, but that ride of success took a detour with the ring of one phone call.
Cross Country

Dealing with adversity

In a season where lineups can change day to day and even hour by hour, North Scott continued to battle adversity at last Tuesday’s (Sept. 15) Lancer Invitational.
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.
Opinion
Honor RGB's dying wish
Iowa's U.S. senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley issued condolences via email within hours of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader … Read More
It's a time of crisis, and we are losing the battle
The Lancer Stadium lights were dark Friday night. There was no homecoming football game. Nobody was crowned king and queen, and it was … Read More
2005: 'Buzz' Koehn re-opens Corner Market in McCausland
Sept. 28, 2005: After more than a year without a grocery store or gas station in McCausland, the Corner Market reopened under the … Read More
Grief over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dread for what comes next
Bereft. That’s the only word I can think of that fits how I felt at the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Read More
The party wins. The public loses
"It should be obvious by now that the Republicans will do anything, stoop to any depth to win, ethics be damned ..." Read More
Thanks, Republicans; I can't wait to vote!
"The division you endorse in this country simultaneously denounces the Constitution and right of every American to weigh in on the … Read More
Negative ads on Rita Hart are sickening
"When there is nothing in her life, her character and her accomplishments to warrant degradation, then the opposition resorts to … Read More
Climate change is science, not religion
"Accepting the science of climate change is not diametrically opposed to our religious views ..." Read More
Leading in too many of the wrong things
"Let's make a commitment to wear masks, socially distance, and wash/sanitize our hands. Staying out of crowded restaurants and bars … Read More
Announcements
Joyce Erling to celebrate 80th birthday Sept. 30
Joyce Erling of Eldridge will celebrate her 80th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Help us celebrate with a card shower. Cards can be … Read More
Bousselots celebrate 70 years of marriage Sept. 9
Betty and Roger Bousselot celebrated 70 years of marriage on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with a family dinner. Read More
Obituary: Patricia Jane Jones
Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia “Jane” Jones, 87, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, … Read More
Obituary: Jaclynn Snyder
Jaclynn K. “Jackie” Snyder, 73, of Eldridge, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus in … Read More
Obituary: David Burroughs
David Arthur Burroughs (5/14/1953 -  8/4/2020), age 67, of Hillsdale, Ill., formerly from Princeton, Iowa –– CELEBRATION OF … Read More
Obituary: Jean Clapp
Jean L. Clapp, 97, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Davenport. A private celebration of her life will be held. Burial … Read More
Obituary: Rick Gilbreath
Visitation for Rick E. Gilbreath, 62, of Davenport, was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial … Read More
Obituary: Marion Henderkott
Marion Elaine (Ahlgren) Henderkott, 96, of Davenport, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. A private graveside service was held for family. … Read More
Obituary: 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
Death Notice: Patricia Jones
A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Jane Jones, 87, of Davenport, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at … Read More
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
More local news
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.
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.
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.
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