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Aug. 25, 2004: DuTrac Credit Union cut the ribbon on their new office in Eldridge. The building, located at 200 N. Fourth Ave., Eldridge, featured 3,000 square feet of space and the convenience of a drive-up ATM. Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce president Brenda Drummond, along with Eldridge mayor Frank Wood and bank branch manager Matt Briehl, participated in the ribbon-cutting celebration. more
With summer winding down and kids returning to school, this seems like a good time to catch up on odds and ends: more
Aug. 20, 2014: North Scott High School football coach Kevin Tippet accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The North Scott event was organized by Steph Sacia, and more than 50 people were on hand at Lancer Stadium to either dump water or witness the event, which was part of a nationwide campaign to raise $15 million for research for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). more
It's remarkable, really, and a sign that civic engagement lives in our little corner of the world. "It" in this case is that no fewer than five of the last 10 district governors for Iowa Lions District 9EC have been members of one club: Eldridge. more
The obituary in last week’s NSP was nothing special. It was bare bones, unassuming and simple. more
Excitement is building. A first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game will take place in Iowa next year. And it will take place at a location many people consider sacred. more
Aug. 11, 2004: President George W. Bush greeted some 13,000 supporters at a campaign rally in LeClaire Park in Davenport. Miss Iowa 2003, Nicole White, was at the event, and singer Larry Gatlin, a longtime friend of Bush’s, entertained the crowd with his country hits. Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) participated in an invitation-only economic discussion at the River Center on the same day. more
The Central DeWitt baseball team's runner-up finish in the Class 3A State Tournament puts an exclamation point on an extraordinary 38-4 campaign, including a 12-inning 4-3 win over North Scott. more
Why not here? more
Aug. 6, 1969: Tom Tobin donated a log home to the Save Our Landmarks Association. The association planned to have the home moved to Scott County Park, where park visitors would be able to experience how the early pioneers to the area had lived. The Anne Ken Chapter of the Izaak Walton League donated funds for the upkeep of the house. more
Capitol grounds and courthouse squares across the U.S. notoriously feature monuments to wars. The Iowa State Capitol grounds, for example, has statues commemorating our state's participation in the Civil War and many others. more
Holly Hoelting was right. She was just a year off. more
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