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The Ed White fifth-grader sat calmly in a chair in principal Bernie Brustkern’s office, talking amiably with a stranger she’d never met. more
Cursive is making a comeback. more
May 10, 1979: North Scott students built a home at 808 W. Hickory St. in Eldridge. Participants in the program included Mike Zimmer, George Braden, Dave Meier, Tim Decker, Dave Haycraft and Kurt Swanson. Instructor Jack Dudley offered instruction and guidance to the group. more
Scott County Board of Supervisors chair Tony Knobbe was quoted in last week's NSP as saying "Physician, heal thyself" in response to state legislators who proposed a 2 percent cap on budget increases for cities, counties and schools. more
It was standing room only in a west Davenport kitchen for Sen. Richard Lugar’s 1995 treatise on nuclear proliferation. more
April 28, 2004: The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenz Behrens of Long Grove as the “Volunteer of the Year.” Always a modest person, Lorenz had not sought any recognition for the many ways he had stepped forward to help without thought of compensation or thanks. Some of his associations included the American Legion, Eldridge Lions, North Scott FFA, Scott County Corn and Soybean Association, Faith Lutheran Church, the Iowa State Historical Society, and at the various races in the area: The Bix, Eldridge Moonlight Chase, Long Grove Strawberry Run, and the Donahue Sodbuster Run. more
Iowa State University president Dr. Wendy Wintersteen paid a compliment to Scott County ISU Extension director Becky Bray in a talk at North Scott Rotary on April 12: "The good ones make it look easy." more
Scott County Supervisors seem to be using a red-tipped cane to cautiously navigate paths well worn by just about every local government in Iowa. more
April 26, 1979: In their first trip to the state jazz band competition, the North Scott Jazz Band, directed by Dan Anderson, brought home a Class A state championship. Several musicians won individual honors. Kevin Halstead was selected as one of the four top musicians in the state. Alan Goldis received an honorable mention. Outstanding solo awards went to Jim Williams, Rob Medd, Craig Welsh, George Shreves and Roger Gilbert. more
This was supposed to be about ISU president Wendy Wintersteen's inspirational talk at North Scott Rotary last Friday. But then the news arrived Saturday afternoon that former Eldridge hardware store owner and mayor, Larry Rauch, died, and a change of plans was required. more
Everybody seems to love the Special Olympics, and that fact once again played out in living color on a bright, crisp Saturday morning at North Scott’s Lancer Stadium. more
If I was Century Electric owner Aaron Griesenbeck, I’d be mighty honked off this week. more
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