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It was abruptly back to reality on the home front for Linda and me, including digging out from a winter storm last Saturday, after a long anticipated week with our children and their families on a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean. more
Jan. 8, 1979: The “Great Blizzard of ‘79” wreaked havoc when 17 inches of snow smothered the area on Jan. 13, 1979 – on top of 11 inches still on the ground after New Year's – a 28-inch accumulation. more
In a make believe world, let's suppose that caravans of people from Clinton County were coming to Scott County and we decided to keep them out – by building a wall at the county line. more
There was a brisk wind blowing across Highway 61 late Sunday afternoon as I stood on the shoulder of the road waiting for, well, I really didn’t know what to expect. more
Jan. 5, 1994: NSP publisher Bill Tubbs, who was president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, editorialized against a decision by nine area hospitals to not timely release news about births for fear of abductions. Information about newborns was a popular feature in The NSP. more
"A newspaper without an editorial page is like a baby born without a heart." more
I hope that months from now, a 12-year-old well known to many from the North Scott School District is out of juvenile detention, with a loving family, back in class somewhere, and experiencing the joys of his teenage years. more
Jan. 1, 1969: The Eldridge City Council met to award bids on a new water tank. Council members Bob Pischke, Ray Porter and Norman Harvey gave approval to accept the bid from Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. in the amount of $96,200 for a tubular column tank. (This is the water tank that still stands near the North Scott Administration Building.) more
On Sunday, Nov. 4, Clay and Kathy Dawson played a musical prelude of "Fairest Lord Jesus" at Eldridge United Methodist Church. This music, which puts the heart and mind at peace, was not unlike the countless piano-clavinova duets that this amazing couple had performed many times over the years. more
Thanks for tuning in to The North Scott Press News Hour on a Thursday, a big switch-up from your regularly scheduled programming this holiday week. more
Dec. 28, 1978: Results of a study showed that Eldridge was projected to grow to 3,200 by 1978, 3,900 plus by 1980 and 6,200 in 1985. City leaders began to consider providing additional services such as cable TV to residents. more
Of all the possible days of the week for Christmas and New Year's, Tuesday is the most vexing if you're a community newspaper – because central printing plants, which are typically very busy on Tuesdays, shut down, post office schedules change ... and Mondays are just as challenging with workers leaving early for well- deserved Christmas Eve church and family activities. more
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