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Nov. 9, 1978: Several residents of the Long Grove area met and organized the first Long Grove Lions Club. Dan Nagle was elected president and Spencer Johnson, secretary. more
As I walked off the Lancer Stadium field for the final time in 2018, there were a couple of memory clips running through my head Friday night. more
March 5, 2014: With a thrilling 47-46 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier, the North Scott girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the state tournament in a game played at Mount Vernon. Teammates Gina Percuoco, Karly Soy, Shelley Matthys and Karli Rucker mobbed Evan Hundley after she made the game-winning shot with time running out. more
A newspaper is a community's best friend. It will tell you when something is wrong and then help you fix it. Communities don't solve problems unless they recognize them and discuss them. more
It’s almost routine. more
In a way, Rylie Rucker’s life is all about numbers. more
The light and love of pastor Bill Steward which I wrote about last week did shine on the assembled delegates at the worldwide General Conference of the United Methodist Church – but only on 384 of the 822 who voted for progressive, inclusive acceptance of our gay and lesbian sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. more
June 1, 1978: Eldridge postal clerk Dona Cawiezell was pictured with a sheet of the new 15-cent first-class letter stamps. There was no price printed on the stamp, something new the Postal Service had initiated. more
If you really want to change your government, you need to vote in next Tuesday's primary election. A lot of well qualified candidates in the past have not made it past this first winnowing of the field for the November general elections. more
April 16, 2014: The North Scott School Board began exploring the possibility of adding an athletic field house and training center to the high school’s assets. NS activities director Jason Schroeder was given permission to form an exploratory committee after he presented a list of needs compiled by the high school activity coaches. more
If I was Century Electric owner Aaron Griesenbeck, I’d be mighty honked off this week. more
Everybody seems to love the Special Olympics, and that fact once again played out in living color on a bright, crisp Saturday morning at North Scott’s Lancer Stadium. more
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