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Scott County Designated as a New Home Base Iowa Community, Linking Veterans and Jobs

August 5th, 2021
Scott County Designated as a New Home Base Iowa Community, Linking Veterans and Jobs

Veterans who put their boots – and roots – in Scott County now may be eligible for up to $8,250 in relocation incentives after the county’s new designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) community. The designation involves area partners including Scott County, the City of Davenport and the Quad Cities Chamber. The chamber announced Thursday the following incentives: $1,500 closing costs reimbursement from Scott County. Scott County provides this incentive to qualifying veterans living outside of the county who purchase a home in Scott County. $1,500 closing costs reimbursement from the City... Read More

BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

July 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

The Scott County Health Department released alarming data today regarding rapidly rising covid-19 levels in the Iowa Quad-Cities and surrounding areas. The site released the following on social media: Due to an increase in our percent positive rate in the past 7 days, Scott County is now in the 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission of the coronavirus. For communities with 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission, CDC updated guidance recommends that masks be worn in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. For more information:... Read More

Partners Of Scott County Watersheds Hosting Free Webinar

February 27th, 2021
Partners Of Scott County Watersheds Hosting Free Webinar

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting a special free webinar on fertilizer application and water quality management on Friday, March 12 from 12-1pm. Jake Vossenkemper, Agronomy Lead with Twin State, Inc./Liqui-Grow will present “Agronomic Measurement Factors for Preserving Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Cropping Systems in the U.S. Midwest.” Conservations practices in agriculture are more relevant today than they ever have been in human history. Join this free webinar to learn about practical management factors that farmers can employ to preserve water quality and store carbon... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

February 5th, 2021
Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

Because of predicted cold temperatures, the weekly Covid vaccine clinic run by Rock Island County Health Department for Tuesday, Feb. 9, will be inside the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Vaccine distribution priority groups are Phase 1A and Phase 1B in Illinois, and the health department typically has a Tuesday drive-through clinic at Greater Quad City Auto Auction, 4015 78th Ave., Milan. Those seeking their first dose may visit the RICHD Facebook page or website at 10 a.m. each Friday for a link to reserve an appointment. Those seeking their second dose may visit the same sites... Read More

UPDATED: Iowa Having ‘Severe Outbreak’ of Covid Cases and Deaths; Illinois Surging

December 4th, 2020
UPDATED: Iowa Having 'Severe Outbreak' of Covid Cases and Deaths; Illinois Surging

UPDATED: Iowa covid-19 cases and deaths continued to have a massive surge after the Thanksgiving holiday week, tripling the number in Illinois, which continues to experience a rise in cases of its own. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there were 30,328 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 in Iowa on Dec. 3, with 258 deaths reported; and even more cases and deaths Dec. 4, with 30, 629 cases and 340 deaths. The numbers dwarf those in the larger neighboring state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of... Read More

German American Heritage Center Presents Program On Midwifery

July 25th, 2020
German American Heritage Center Presents Program On Midwifery

Join the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm for Midwifery In Early Scott County, a virtual program presented by Kathryn Kuntz, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Supervisor. Mid to late 19th century brought many families to eastern Iowa and Scott County. Growing families required expertise and skill of safely bringing infants into the world. In this presentation, we will explore how midwifery, one of many occupations, was brought with German immigrants to their new homeland. Midwifery was a commonplace occupation predominantly performed by women. We will learn about... Read More

Get Your Turkey Trot On This Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2019
Get Your Turkey Trot On This Thanksgiving!

Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, join the Scott County YMCA for their 31st Annual Turkey Trot!  There is a 1 mile, 5K, and 5-mile option. Packet Pick Up & Late Registration (at Davenport YMCA, 606 W 2nd Street) Wednesday, November 23rd – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday, November 24th – 6:30 – 8 AM   Schedule of Events 8:30 a.m.            1 Mile Family Fun Run 9 a.m.                 5K Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 9:05 a.m.            5 Mile Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 10 a.m.               Post-Race... Read More

It’s Time for A Dog’s Day Out!

June 27th, 2019
It’s Time for A Dog’s Day Out!

You and your dog are invited to the Humane Society of Scott County’s first ever Dog’s Day Out event! Make plans to attend Dog’s Day Out on Saturday Jun 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fejervary Park (1800 W 12th Street Davenport). Visit with over 25 local pet related business and services, buy those summer must-haves for your pet, gather samples and coupons, enjoy live music by Karl Beatty Acoustic and food vendors and watch your pet make new friends along the way. This event is THE place to go to learn about businesses that have your pet in mind! This event is generously sponsored by Northwest... Read More

Scott County Kids Cast Your Lines at This Free Clinic!

June 7th, 2019
Scott County Kids Cast Your Lines at This Free Clinic!

Hey Scott County residents, do your kids like to fish? Join Scott County, Iowa Conservation for their Kids Free Fishing Clinic this Saturday Jun 8 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at West Lake Park (14910 110th Ave Davenport)! Enter West Lake Park Gate #1 and meet at the Rolling Hills Shelter. This free, family-friendly event is open to all Scott County residents in grades K-6th. Children under 9 years old MUST have an adult present. All poles and tackle will be provided! And all participants will receive a free gift and a Certificate. Classes include: Fish ID, fish care & cleaning, casting techniques,... Read More