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There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's the story of Manuel Pacheco. He was brought to the U.S. when he was 3 and was scheduled to graduate with his classmates from Des Moines East High School. Instead, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on April 24 and deported to Mexico, where he died a brutal death at the hands of drug cartels. more
Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo Price, who has been called “country’s next star.” more
June 15, 1978: Plans were also underway to build a Casey’s Store directly south of White Roofing and north of East LeClaire Road. more
Each of us (I hope) has a few friends who, even though we are apart for years, can pick up a conversation and it is like yesterday. For me, Birch Holden was one such person, which is why, when Erin Gentz handed me his obituary last Thursday afternoon, time stopped at our office. Even though it has been 30 years since he lived and worked in this community, he remained a part of us until the end, even at age 95. more
It was probably only fitting that I made the trek to Alan Shepard Elementary in Long Grove last Thursday. more
“A newspaper has five constituencies…” more
June 8, 1978: Personnel at the Eldridge Post Office finally received notification that Eldridge had received approval for curbside mail delivery. more
If you really want to change your government, you need to vote in next Tuesday's primary election. A lot of well qualified candidates in the past have not made it past this first winnowing of the field for the November general elections. more
June 1, 1978: Eldridge postal clerk Dona Cawiezell was pictured with a sheet of the new 15-cent first-class letter stamps. There was no price printed on the stamp, something new the Postal Service had initiated. more
The U.S. Supreme Court last week on a vote of 6-3 said individual states can decide whether to allow bets to be placed on amateur sports. Should Iowa join the parade? We asked readers in our online poll at www.northscottpress.com and 74 percent said No. more
If ever I had any doubts about telling Cailynn Garnica’s story, they were wiped clean with a 15-minute visit to North Scott Junior High School late Friday morning. more
Here are some scratches from an old reporters’ notepad: more
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