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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
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
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
May 11, 1978: The Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers brought construction to a halt when members picketed the building site of an industrial arts addition at North Scott High School to protest against DeWitt Electric, a non-union contractor hired by the school district. North Scott Board member Ned Mohr and others sought an injunction to prevent the picket which, according to Mohr, was illegal since Iowa has a “right to work” law. more
North Scott’s faithful prayed out loud around the high school flagpole and it made me nervous. more
It’s sure to be a pretty special moment tonight when Bill and Nicole Kearney take to the North Scott stage to present the annual Ambrose Kearney Memorial Scholarship. more
“Today, no group in America feels comfortably dominant. Every group feels attacked, pitted against other groups not just for jobs and spoils but for the right to define the nation’s identity. In these conditions, democracy devolves into zero-sum group competition — pure political tribalism.” more
April 14, 1993: Vern Fahrenkrog, superintendent of maintenance for the Scott County Roads Department, estimated that up to 600 miles of county roads were in bad shape due to a combination of frost boils and the Wapsi River backing up out of its banks. more
Oct. 23, 2013: Scott County deputies seized 12 firearms and several boxes of ammunition from a Long Grove residence. Chris Bozik, living in a residence located next to St. Ann’s Church, was taken into custody and charged as a felon in possession of firearms, a Class B felony. more
As I sat in the new media center at North Scott High School during the school board election forum last Aug. 30, I couldn't keep my eyes off of the large mural on the west wall. more
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