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Quite frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it. more
Oct. 6, 1993: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources revealed a five-year plan for the 350-acre Lost Grove Lake project. Funds were allocated for dam construction in fiscal year 1997 and for fish habitat structure, boat ramps, parking ramps, access road and handicapped access for 1998. more
"If we, as adults, do not show respect for our flag, how can we expect our children to learn ..." more
Last week, as I have done annually except for one year since 2003, I joined with friends from the upper Midwest USA and Canada to be inspired at an event called a Rotary Zone Institute. That's where district governors (which I was in 2004-05) meet our international leaders, and learn about progress toward our organizational and humanitarian goals. more
There’s no question that University of Iowa freshman Kaeli Verbrugge had plenty of goosebumps when she took to the Kinnick Stadium field for Iowa’s home opener last month. more
Clearly a crime has been committed. more
Oct. 1, 2003: Iowa’s first lady Christie Vilsack visited Eldridge, where she toured the Scott County Library and held a public forum to discuss this particular project and also other Iowa achievements that were helping to transform the Iowa economy. She presented a proclamation from the governor to Eldridge mayor Frank Wood. The document declared that Sept. 23 had been designated as “Pride in Eldridge Day.” more
What a week it was – again. Sometimes it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. Consider the week just past. more
A sword couldn’t cut this tension. more
My wife has a smartphone, but I have resisted getting one for myself. I still have my trusty flip phone. Purchased in the early 2000s and old enough now to grow whiskers, it still does what I want it to do – make and take calls. It will do other things, too, like texting, but I’m not into that. more
Sept. 25, 2003: The historic Summit Church, located on Utica Ridge Road in rural Davenport, was deeded over to the Scott County Historical Society where members could hold meetings and host their fundraising events. more
As the Nov. 6, 2018 general election approaches, candidates and their supporters are keenly aware of what's in the newspapers. more
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