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Forty-one years ago, in 1978, I joined others who advocated for a first-class performing arts auditorium for North Scott. It was the first of three major projects which I have advocated for over the years which are now important parts of who we are as a community. more
It was about a month ago when I first met Noah Schlicksup. I was sitting courtside at a North Scott boys’ basketball game, and this young pint-sized kid sat down next to me. more
Jan. 11, 1995: The Iowa 80 Truckstop unveiled Phase One of a planned $4-million expansion. New projects included a 7,500-square-foot Truckers Warehouse Store, and a 12,000-square-foot expansion to the Iowa 80 Kitchen. The restaurant also underwent a complete face lift, doubled its seating capacity, and added a 62-seat banquet room. more
Mike Matson set a good tone in his first public speech as the newly elected mayor of Davenport last Friday. Speaking to members of North Scott Rotary, when asked how he would end the "negative crap" between towns, the mayor confidently replied, "It's leadership. Our job is to set the tone and support each other." more
Jan. 10, 1980: As Iowa geared up for the caucuses on Jan. 21, Republican presidential hopeful George Bush paid a visit to the Roy Keppy farm in rural Eldridge. He was joined by Congressman Jim Leach. Meanwhile, Joe Kennedy visited Dixon to stump for his uncle, Democratic candidate Ted Kennedy. more
A newspaper without an editorial page is like a baby born without a heart. more
Open up your  Jan. 1, 2030 edition of The NSP and read: more
Dec. 28, 1994: V.O. Figge and the Figge family, and heirs of Henry Kahl donated the Kahl Building and Capitol Theatre in downtown Davenport to Scott Community College. SCC president Dr. L.E. Stone said the building would be renovated into an educational center for undergraduate business students. They hoped to have the building ready by the fall of 1996. more
We know that national politics is not the reason most of you read The North Scott Press. Week in and week out, for the most part, we have not commented about the President and Congress. more
It was really, an interview like none other. more
Dec. 21, 1994: The Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company and Northern Natural Gas Company announced plans build an $18 million natural gas pipeline from Dubuque to Davenport to help with supply options and lower natural gas prices. The pipeline would be built by Enron Engineering and Construction Company and paid for by Iowa-Illinois. more
Sometimes unexpected events cause us to take a step back and put things in their true perspective. Last Wednesday (Dec. 11) was such a day. That was the date of the Iowa v. Iowa State women's basketball game that I wrote about last week. more
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