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Finally, after nearly 11 months, we all know what went on inside that North Scott Junior High classroom last August. more
“I don’t know if this is true, but…” more
July 23, 1979: Iowa’s beverage container deposit law was scheduled to take effect Aug. 1, and local retailers predicted a substantial loss of business and an inordinate consumer price hike on beer and soft drinks as a result of the new law. more
Fifty years ago this Saturday (July 20), Neil Armstrong, the namesake of North Scott's elementary school in Park View, landed on the moon and uttered the famous words, "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." more
What kind of training prepares professional educators to face a loaded handgun? more
I don’t remember much from the first few years of my life. One thing, however, I do remember – and quite vividly – is seeing my grandfather, Harry Ervin Roberts, lying motionless on his back, surrounded by flowers, in the front bedroom of his Hannibal, Mo., home. more
July 19, 1979: Eldridge Chief of Police Bill Welty reported that an artificial leg had been found at Centennial Park and could be claimed at City Hall. more
Since 1989, I have been a confident, card-carrying member of an advocacy group called Amnesty International.  more
The biggest sign to greet folks driving over the Centennial Bridge into Rock Island says, “Gaming Laundromat.” more
July 12, 1979: The North Scott School Board voted to propose to voters a $1.5 million bond issue referendum for a fine arts auditorium and high school special education classroom more
In last week's NSP, Bobby Schilling said a race for Congress in Iowa's Second District would give him a better shot than he got in Illinois' 17th where he lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Cheri Bustos in 2012. more
Death is inevitable, and something that everyone will experience. Still, it was cause to pause Monday morning when learning of the death of rural Long Grove resident Jim Green. more
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