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'Joseph' deserves community support

Seriously, what’s not to like about "Joseph?" more

A path to leadership

The Quad Cities Big Table last weekend raised voices in civic engagement, one of my favorite things about being a journalist. more

'The fair won't be the same'

“We are going to miss her.” Those are the words of Rich Coussens, the Mississippi Valley Fair Board president. He is speaking of MVF Board member Shirley Newell, 87, of Long Grove, who died April 8 while struggling to recover from a January stroke. more

Eldridge Lions planted Christmas trees as fundraiser

April 24, 1968: Eldridge Lions planted 2,500 evergreen trees on a six-acre tract of land owned by Ted Baetke. The land had been set aside for a conservation project, and the Lions planned to cut the trees at maturity to sell as Christmas trees. more

Use Facebook if you must, but with eyes wide open

In all the years of our NSP Online questions of the week, readers never agreed 100 percent about anything, but the March 28-April 10 poll came close. Only one of the 61 who voted answered Yes when asked if you trust Facebook to protect your personal information. more

School violence: Students say 'enough is enough'

I was standing in the North Scott High School office Wednesday morning, enjoying a casual conversation with activities secretary Kathi Washam and junior Grace Hansel. more

County roads in bad shape

April 14, 1993: Vern Fahrenkrog, superintendent of maintenance for the Scott County Roads Department, estimated that up to 600 miles of county roads were in bad shape due to a combination of frost boils and the Wapsi River backing up out of its banks. more

Tax relief work continues in Senate

Work continued this week on tax relief for Iowans and the state budget. Important progress was made in the effort to lower some of the highest tax rates in the country. Iowa has the fourth highest personal income tax in the country and the second highest corporate income tax in the country. These rates discourage work and investment, and make it more difficult for entrepreneurship and creativity to thrive. more

Stepping away from the April freeze

Linda and I stepped away from the Midwest freeze last week, but it wasn't much warmer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The temperature was 32 and there was frost on our windshield when we started home Sunday morning. But that was short-lived. The grass is green and the flowers are in bloom there, so it warmed up quickly and actually it was quite comfortable. The temperature was 73 when we went to a reception for the Rotary Peace Scholars at the North Carolina Botanical Center Friday evening. (We saw that it was 15 degrees here. Saturday's Special Olympics games were canceled!) more

History comes alive for North Scott students

As I sat in the front row of the North Scott Junior High gymnasium Wednesday morning, and an hour later stood in the back of the darkened high school auditorium, I had a hard time grasping the significance of the event. more

Is regional collaboration a possibility for water?

Park View’s best water solutions are 96-feet in the air, eight feet underground or five miles away. more

Our Past: Ground broken for Hardee's

April 10, 1968 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Schmidt were among the newcomers who had moved to Eldridge. Students at John Glenn Elementary School in Donahue enjoyed playing on the newly blacktopped surface … more
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