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Imagine that it's Saturday night and you're flying home to the Quad Cities on a direct flight from Mesa, Ariz. You are eager to connect with your family for Father's Day. more
Every now and then, a good story, much like fine wine, enjoys a good shelf life. Such is the case with the generosity and love displayed by Kelsey and Matt Johnson. more
June 18, 2014: North Scott girls’ soccer team brought home a state championship trophy—the first in North Scott High School’s history. Players included Karly Soy, Karli Rucker, Chloe Gottschalk, Gina Percuoco, Lindsay Gallens, Olivia Schmidt, Lauren Blake, Lillie DeVries, Abby Nass, and Heather Hoeger. more
At least most of us agree on this – any group wanting to project an image on the city water tower should first seek permission and approval to do so. That's what 89 percent said in last week's NSP Online poll. more
The week before the Iowa State Clay Target Championships, North Scott trapshooting coach Eric Long held court at a team meeting in The Pit at North Scott High School. more
Either judges or taxpayers will determine how many more neighborhoods are built on Scott County’s rural farm fields. more
June 8, 1994: The National Weather Service announced its upcoming relocation from the Quad-City Airport in Moline to a facility near the Davenport Airport in Mt. Joy. The plan included an apparatus resembling a giant soccer ball atop a tower. It would provide the latest in Doppler radar technology and would be the centerpiece of the new facility. more
Despite prayer vigils, letters of support from 65 organizations through her church and her denomination, and a petition for a stay of removal from her lawyers, a student pastor was deported this week in what the head of the mainline Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is calling "an egregious case once again of family separation." more
This is a story about a man who judged – actually misjudged – another person. But to his credit he eventually realized he’d made a mistake, and he owned up to it. more
June 4, 2014: Quad City residents, many of them from rural Scott County, turned out by the hundreds at the Quad-City International Airport to welcome home the 92 veterans who took part in the 28th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The North Scott Honor Flight was sponsored in part by Eldridge’s Edward W. Knapper Post 6174, which raised more than $65,000 for the day-long trip. more
There was the usual "Rah! Rah! Rah!" at the May 20th Cyclone Tailgate Tour at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, but my biggest takeaway from the annual pep rally had more to do with how fans should conduct themselves than with wins and losses. more
This isn’t the story I wanted to tell. more
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