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A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has passed since Phyllis and her husband, Ted, lived and raised their family of five here, but she is remembered well by all who knew her.  more
If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. more
Aug. 7, 1968: Barry Lahann was hired as coordinator of physical education for the North Scott elementary schools. He was working on planning curriculum for grades 1-6 and would be teaching one class a week to each elementary class section in the district. more
In our ongoing effort to grow our readership, we're mailing free sample copies this week to persons in the North Scott area who are not currently subscribers. more
Don’t you just love it when a good plan comes together? I mean, seriously, other than a state championship, how can you top ending a season at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines? more
July 31, 1968: The Norman Schroder and Robert Carter families from the Princeton area were participants in the “Friendly Town” program which was designed to promote better race relations by “just getting to know each other on a one-on-one basis.” more
When first baseman Eric Dobbe squeezed the throw from shortstop Cayle Webster for the last out in the Lancers' regional championship game last Wednesday to send them to State, it added one more achievement in what has been a remarkable year for North Scott athletics: Five MAC Conference championships, and state tournament appearances in boys' basketball, wrestling and baseball. Plus a district championship and advancement to the round of eight in football and a MAC championship in girls' basketball. more
Around midnight, the evening’s libations kicked in and this table of journalists from around the world had a news nerd idea: Actually read aloud the award-winning columns from our conference banquet a few hours earlier. more
July 21, 1993: The “Great Flood of ‘93” wreaked havoc in the area and especially hit residents of River Camp Road hard. This was the road that linked many Scott County residents to the “outside world.” more
Our staff came back together Monday after a crazy week that saw our editor and ad manager on vacation, plus assistant editor Mark Ridolfi in Portland, Ore., receiving a prestigious award ... and oh, yes, did I say it was also a week of our Eldridge Summer Festival, ball tournaments and a lot more (as you can see in this week's paper)? more
Here is assistant editor Mark Ridolfi's explanation which he was asked to write about his column, "How do you petition a grievance without access to records?," which won the 2018 Golden Quill Award presented by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The column, which was first published April 19, 2017, is reprinted below. – BT more
July 20, 1978: Plans were announced for the opening on July 25 of the Iowa Machine Shed, a new restaurant “dedicated to the Iowa farmer,” located on highway 130 just south of Interstate 80. Happy Joe Whitty and Dan Whalen were the developers behind the project. more
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