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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
The Iowa and Illinois governors’ debates made compelling theater, but awful politics. more
Oct. 16, 1968: North Scott’s marching band twirlers competed in the state twirling contest. Nina Mohr, Jackie Blanche, Marijo Ernst and Kathy Rochau received II ratings in the ensemble twirling competition more
I didn't grow up with hockey, and if a hockey franchise in the Quad Cities were to depend on me for success, it probably wouldn't make it. But that doesn't mean I'm not pulling for our region's new entry into professional hockey, the Quad City Storm, to succeed for the long term where its predecessors, the Mallards and the Flames, did not. more
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