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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.
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.
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
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
North Scott volunteers were excellent
"I want to thank Ryan Campbell, Logan Cheek, Payton Kruse and Dane Treiber from the North Scott teams from the bottom of my heart for … Read More
Grateful we chose to move to Eldridge
"I'm always so grateful that we chose to move to Eldridge so many years ago. It's a great community ..." Read More
Lorenz and Marian Behrens: Recognition was well deserved
"That was a very well deserved recognition of Lorenz and Marian Behrens for the years they have given to the Eldridge Coop and the … Read More
Resident opposes park development
"Spending tax dollars ... on this secluded piece of property is not fiscally sound. We would encourage the council to look at the … Read More
We need leaders who actually lead
"With over 100 QCA deaths, thousands of infections, school shut-downs, business closures, unemployment rates tripled, skyrocketing … Read More
Good leadership on unemployment
"I do like his leadership for this country of the unemployment ..." 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
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?
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.
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