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New Homes May Replace Olathea Golf Course

Olathea Golf Course
the view toward the Miss. R. from Olathea Golf Course

Some land in eastern Scott County may soon be converted from a golf course into new homes. Thursday night the board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on plans for the Olathea Golf Course, along Highway 67 between LeClaire and Princeton.

Scott County Planning Director Tim Huey says in order for someone to build homes on the 98 acres overlooking the Mississippi River, its zoning has to be changed from the current "agricultural" to "residential."

"The property owner, Susan Leander, is seeking the re-zoning so she can market the property to a residential developer. She's expressed no desire to develop it herself."

Huey says Olathea has been a golf course since the mid-80's, but it did not re-open this year because of the possible re-zoning and sale. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.