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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
Scott County Supervisors finally got a crowd at their 5 p.m. Thursday meeting. more
March 1, 1979: Firefighters from Donahue, Eldridge, Long Grove and Dixon responded to a fire at the Donahue Tap but could not save the 45-year-old structure. Don and Sue Hagan lost their home and all the contents. Don Altenhofen’s barbershop and $5,000 worth of equipment owned by the Donahue Sportsmen were also destroyed in the fire. more
It looked like we might have 100 percent agreement for the first time ever on a Question of the Week when all who voted in our NSP Online poll said that yes, the public has a right to see the report of Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian involvement in our 2016 presidential election. more
As I headed back to Eldridge late Saturday night, trying to stay ahead of the snowstorm that was chasing me home from Des Moines, I thought it only fitting that once again Mother Nature, or maybe Old Man Winter, was dictating my hurried schedule. more
Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it burned in six. more
Feb. 18, 2004: Trinity Hospital's new three-story, $72 million Terrace Park facility opened for business on Utica Ridge Road in northwest Bettendorf. more
Despite weather that makes it hard to make plans more than a day in advance, some 750 newspaper professionals and journalism students found their way safely to the Marriott in downtown Des Moines last week for the Iowa Newspaper Association's Convention and Trade Show. It is the largest state press convention in the U.S., and this was a particularly good one in terms of content and connections. more
Feb. 15, 1979: The newly formed Long Grove Lions Club received its charter during a special banquet at St. Ann’s Center, rural Long Grove.  District Gov. Noel Olson of Calamus presented the charter to club president Dan Nagle, president, Jon McCubbin, treasurer, and Spencer Johnson, secretary. more
The people who work at the U.S. Postal Service's Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) for the Rock Island region, which is located south of the Quad City International Airport in Moline, told us that last week was the first business day in 38 years that mail did not leave that facility to go to area post offices. Not just one day, but two. more
Even the coldest, snowiest January in history ends familiarly. more
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