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This is a story about a man who judged – actually misjudged – another person. But to his credit he eventually realized he’d made a mistake, and he owned up to it. more
June 4, 2014: Quad City residents, many of them from rural Scott County, turned out by the hundreds at the Quad-City International Airport to welcome home the 92 veterans who took part in the 28th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The North Scott Honor Flight was sponsored in part by Eldridge’s Edward W. Knapper Post 6174, which raised more than $65,000 for the day-long trip. more
There was the usual "Rah! Rah! Rah!" at the May 20th Cyclone Tailgate Tour at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, but my biggest takeaway from the annual pep rally had more to do with how fans should conduct themselves than with wins and losses. more
This isn’t the story I wanted to tell. more
How much do you remember from when you were 7 or 8 years old? more
May 25, 1994: Neil Armstrong students, staff and parent volunteers traveled to Des Moines to accept the school’s First in the Nation in Education (F.I.N.E.) Award. The award recognized the school’s outstanding peer tutoring program. more
Mark Ridolfi's analysis of Park View taxes in last week's NSP ruffled some feathers. more
If the calendar says May, it must be graduation time, and the seemingly endless string of parties has begun to play out all across the North Scott district. more
When President Trump flexes American muscle in his Chinese trade talks, Iowa farmers provide the backbone. more
Writing a country song, selling it and having it recorded can be a daunting task, even if the songwriter believes from the outset that his or her tune is destined to be a hit. That’s according to Wilton native Bobby Fischer, a longtime Nashville-based songwriter. more
May 24, 1979: Due to a shortage of gasoline supplies throughout Scott County, Memorial Day travelers were warned of potential problems finding gasoline. more
Last Friday, as we have each year for two decades now, Linda and I made the one-hour trip up Highway 30 to Lisbon, where we decorated the graves of her parents, the late Laurence and Zoe Long. Next week we will go the Union Cemetery two miles south of Maquoketa, one mile from the farm where I was raised, and do the same at the graves of my parents, the late Ed and Grace Tubbs. more
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