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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
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
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
What are the issues that will inform your vote in next Tuesday's mid-term election ... if you haven't already voted, as many have? more
There’s something special brewing at North Scott High School, and it appears the Lancer athletic department is creating a culture for champions. more
Autumn’s full color splendor arrived the same time the campaign season is casting a gritty, gray glow from digital screens. more
Oct. 30, 1968: Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Scott County Farm Bureau office to be located on a lot at the intersection of 18th Ave. and East LeClaire Road, in the newly annexed area east of Eldridge. more
The headline in last week's daily paper, "Second case of polio-like disease confirmed in Iowa," might have made our younger readers (and yes, newspapers HAVE younger readers) scratch their heads and ask, "What is polio?" more
Former Virginia Sen. George Allen led full-throated cheers of President Trump before a receptive crowd of about 500 at the Scott County Republicans’ annual Reagan fundraising dinner Oct. 16 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. 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
The 2002 movie, "The Emperor's Club," didn't receive rave reviews at the time, but I liked it a lot and its return to cable this month packs a message we need to hear with an election fast approaching. more
For the past two summers Beth and I have vacationed in St. Joe’s Beach, Florida, which is directly adjacent to Mexico Beach, and had been making plans to return again this summer. more
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