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It seems to me that people from this area have more personal recollections about George H.W. Bush than any other president. Since his death Nov. 29 at age 94, people have been recalling their experiences with the 41st president, all positive, on Facebook and elsewhere. more
Yes, it’s that time of year, and I’m pleased to announce that Santa has already signed off on me heading south Friday night for my favorite pre-Christmas event. more
The last time Glenn Elementary students saw Stan Ray in September, he was on a stretcher. more
This column contains everything you ever wanted to know – or perhaps never wanted to know – about fruitcakes. And when I say fruitcakes, I’m talking about those cakes that contain dried fruit and nuts and are prevalent this time of year. more
As a superintendent of schools, there are many tough decisions to make. One of the toughest decisions I have to make is calling school off due to inclement weather. No matter what decision I make, rarely will everyone agree. A weather decision is never taken lightly, and a lot of time and effort is put into it. Our priority in making these decisions is always student safety. more
Dec. 7, 1978: The city of Eldridge lost its $50 million land annexation lawsuit when the Iowa Supreme Court denied a motion to reconsider an October ruling which had dismissed Eldridge’s appeal. At issue was whether the Caterpillar plant at Mount Joy would become part of Davenport or Eldridge. more
Black uniforms? Iowa State? more
I’m ready to take a knee to protest NFL end zone celebrations. more
Nov. 27, 2013: North Scott communities came to the rescue of a rural Donahue family who had lost everything when their home burned to the ground. Mike and Colline Marquette and their four children barely escaped with their lives and lost their home and its contents. more
I was looking for a message of gratitude and hope for this Thanksgiving week, and I found it when Kathy Rhinehart shared her heartfelt thanks to the congregation at Eldridge United Methodist Church Sunday morning. more
It’s hard to imagine the life of a police officer. In all reality, it’s probably a thankless job. more
Nov. 23, 1978: The Princeton Lions Club held its charter night with President Russ Myers accepting the charter for the group. more
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