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I’ve never taken a job in my life. more
March 22, 1979: Twenty-three people attended the Scott County Postmasters’ meeting at the Tombergs Turner Hall, Eldridge. Long Grove postmaster Eunice McCubbin and her husband, Guy, hosted the meeting. Announcement was made that the next meeting would be a steak fry in June, hosted by McCausland postmaster, Gloria Ostermeir. more
I was not going to write this week because I haven't been feeling well, but I do want to make this editorial comment about the boys' State Tournament TV coverage. more
They call him the Old Man. One teammate even referred to him as Grandpa. Yes, it seems like North Scott senior Reece Sommers has been hanging around The Pit forever. more
My three-year anniversary at The North Scott Press slipped by a month ago so quickly I almost forgot. more
March 15, 1979: North Scott School Board members began discussing the possibility of a fine arts auditorium at the high school. Committee members Judith Jacobs, Dan Anderson, Keith Haan, Harvey Perrine, Ed Fischer, Steve McNicol, Dr. Arnold Lindaman and Superintendent Melvin Heiler reported on their visits to auditoriums at area high schools and colleges. They recommended an 800-seat theater with an orchestra pit and seating in three sections, and a 50’ by 40’ semi-thrust stage. more
The light and love of pastor Bill Steward which I wrote about last week did shine on the assembled delegates at the worldwide General Conference of the United Methodist Church – but only on 384 of the 822 who voted for progressive, inclusive acceptance of our gay and lesbian sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. more
In a way, Rylie Rucker’s life is all about numbers. more
It’s almost routine. more
March 5, 2014: With a thrilling 47-46 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier, the North Scott girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the state tournament in a game played at Mount Vernon. Teammates Gina Percuoco, Karly Soy, Shelley Matthys and Karli Rucker mobbed Evan Hundley after she made the game-winning shot with time running out. more
I was thinking about the Grand Mound native, the Rev. Bill Steward and the restorative justice he practiced at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, when I read Mark Ridolfi's report in the Feb. 13 NSP about the new program that juvenile detention director Jeremy Kaiser has brought to Scott County for dealing with car thieves. more
At a time of year when the high school sports season is at fever pitch, Lancer fans have been kept busy following North Scott’s highly successful wrestling and basketball teams. more
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