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I don’t remember much from the first few years of my life. One thing, however, I do remember – and quite vividly – is seeing my grandfather, Harry Ervin Roberts, lying motionless on his back, surrounded by flowers, in the front bedroom of his Hannibal, Mo., home. more
July 19, 1979: Eldridge Chief of Police Bill Welty reported that an artificial leg had been found at Centennial Park and could be claimed at City Hall. more
Since 1989, I have been a confident, card-carrying member of an advocacy group called Amnesty International.  more
The biggest sign to greet folks driving over the Centennial Bridge into Rock Island says, “Gaming Laundromat.” more
July 12, 1979: The North Scott School Board voted to propose to voters a $1.5 million bond issue referendum for a fine arts auditorium and high school special education classroom more
In last week's NSP, Bobby Schilling said a race for Congress in Iowa's Second District would give him a better shot than he got in Illinois' 17th where he lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Cheri Bustos in 2012. more
Death is inevitable, and something that everyone will experience. Still, it was cause to pause Monday morning when learning of the death of rural Long Grove resident Jim Green. more
July 5, 1979: By a vote of 278-107, Park View Homeowners Association members defeated an initiative to build a community center. more
The Mississippi River sure doesn’t distinguish between public right of way and private business. more
The time has finally come to begin figuring out how to start vetting the largest presidential candidate field in history. This week in Miami, the first Democratic presidential debate will be held over two days June 26-27. more
June 28, 1979: North Scott superintendent Melvin Heiler announced to the school board that he would retire at the end of the 1979-1980 school year. The board expressed appreciation to Heiler, who had first served a year as high school principal during the 1957-58 school year. more
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
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