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New Year’s resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to eliminate tobacco from your life is a commitment that takes self-control and support. The Scott County Health Department reminds residents who have made the healthy choice to quit smoking that help and support is available through Quitline Iowa. more
If you need a lift of your Christmas spirit and want to have your heart warmed, you need to go see Countryside's latest production, "A Christmas Carol." The cooperative adaptation of Dickens' classic tale with book, lyrics and music by Tristan Tapscott and Danny White, will amaze you with the story's flow and the artistic blend of music and narration. more
Gift cards are a quick and convenient gift giving solution. Whether you’re pressed for time or the recipient is hard to shop for, a gift card is sure to make the perfect gift. According to the National Retail Federation, gift card spending is expected to reach $27.6 billion this holiday season, with gift card purchasers planning to buy an average of four cards, worth roughly $45 each. more
Statement from officials about the Farm Bill which was passed last week: more
Billy Graham (1918-2018), the most influential Christian leader of the 21st century, must be rolling over in his grave while witnessing how some white evangelical Christians have abandoned moral judgment and social responsibility as they support Donald Trump’s stance on immigration and asylum seekers. Ed Stetzer, director of the Billy Graham Center, concurs. more
I don’t get out to Utica Ridge Road as much as I used to. more
The song starts out with an “oo” sound with two parts singing a B flat an octave apart. more
I would like to thank the community for supporting the North Scott Community School District. We would not be able to improve our excellent educational facilities if it were not for your support. The auditorium remodel is our most recent project to be completed, and we are very proud of the enhancements it will continue to bring to our educational environment. more
North Scott’s auditorium has been a focal point of the district since it was built in 1982. At some point during the year, every student uses the auditorium for various events ranging from concerts and musicals to academic assemblies and scholarship nights. more
Every year hiring the right number of teachers for our schools can be a very difficult challenge. As a district, our goals are to maintain appropriate class sizes at all grade levels while being able to offer a wide range of opportunities for our students, with the end result being they are college and career ready. Our district has been challenged to meet these goals because of under-funding from the state and declining enrollment for the past two years. more
This summer has been one of many firsts for me: getting a big-girl internship, writing a published newspaper article, becoming a top-notch photographer (OK, maybe not), editing pictures and stories, and working with programs to lay out stories for print. more
OK, so maybe you aren’t quite a baby anymore. Every time I blink – you get bigger. And every time I pause for a moment, you are using bigger words (like loquacious ... what?!) and learning empathy and doing math and solving problems. So, while I know you aren’t technically a baby anymore, I’m taking a moment to reflect on what the past six years have meant to me. more
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