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It's remarkable, really, and a sign that civic engagement lives in our little corner of the world. "It" in this case is that no fewer than five of the last 10 district governors for Iowa Lions District 9EC have been members of one club: Eldridge. more
The obituary in last week’s NSP was nothing special. It was bare bones, unassuming and simple. more
Excitement is building. A first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game will take place in Iowa next year. And it will take place at a location many people consider sacred. more
Aug. 11, 2004: President George W. Bush greeted some 13,000 supporters at a campaign rally in LeClaire Park in Davenport. Miss Iowa 2003, Nicole White, was at the event, and singer Larry Gatlin, a longtime friend of Bush’s, entertained the crowd with his country hits. Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) participated in an invitation-only economic discussion at the River Center on the same day. more
The Central DeWitt baseball team's runner-up finish in the Class 3A State Tournament puts an exclamation point on an extraordinary 38-4 campaign, including a 12-inning 4-3 win over North Scott. more
Why not here? more
Aug. 6, 1969: Tom Tobin donated a log home to the Save Our Landmarks Association. The association planned to have the home moved to Scott County Park, where park visitors would be able to experience how the early pioneers to the area had lived. The Anne Ken Chapter of the Izaak Walton League donated funds for the upkeep of the house. more
Capitol grounds and courthouse squares across the U.S. notoriously feature monuments to wars. The Iowa State Capitol grounds, for example, has statues commemorating our state's participation in the Civil War and many others. more
Holly Hoelting was right. She was just a year off. more
July 27, 1994: Around 500 dead fish were collected from the banks of Lake Huntington near Scott County Park, after they had thrown themselves onto the shore. State biologists said that this phenomenon, which had been occurring in lakes across Iowa that summer, was the result of low oxygen levels in the water caused by weather conditions and abundance of decomposing plant life. more
Three summers ago, in a June 8, 2016, column entitled, "Let's keep community theater in North Scott," I held my fire from writing incendiary words about the direction that Countryside Community Theatre was headed. more
Finally, after nearly 11 months, we all know what went on inside that North Scott Junior High classroom last August. more
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