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Earlier this year I approached North Scott superintendent Joe Stutting with the idea of publishing a special section to recognize the teachers. His better idea was to recognize all employees, including the support staff. more
Yes, everybody recognizes that it’s teachers who are typically the faces on the front lines of education. The future of our communities has been entrusted to their daily care, and they have the responsibility of molding our leaders of tomorrow. more
Paper or plastic? As far as grocery bags are concerned, I don’t have to answer that anymore. Like a lot of people, I bring my own reusable sacks to the supermarket most of the time. But if you ask me that question about almost anything else, my answer is almost always an emphatic “paper.” But if … more
The Hart vs. Cournoyer race should be the kind of campaign I love to cover. more
Nov. 24, 1977: Eldridge Postmaster Dorothy Beck told The North Scott Press that a survey conducted by the postal service showed that Eldridge residents were strongly in favor of house to house mail delivery. A formal request for in-town delivery had been denied in 1975, even though Eldridge had at that time surpassed the population requirement of 2,500 for consideration. more
In surveys which ask which institutions people value most, libraries rank near the top, alongside volunteer fire departments. It is with pride, then, that the Scott County Library System is launching its beautiful new Walcott branch with a Saturday open house. more
I have to admit I wasn’t totally thrilled with the idea of participating in the North Scott girls’ basketball team’s Food Cart Race Sunday night. more
Pick a list of adjectives for Long Grove residents. “Apathetic” will never be among them. more
Nov. 13, 2002: North Scott School District officials and staff along with many area residents prepared for the unveiling of seven new sculptures designed to beautify the schools and foster a love of art in the district’s students. Using $60,000 in RDA grant money, the district had commissioned works of art for all school district building grounds. more
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