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Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the President announced his agreement last Friday to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security continue. more
I will venture a guess that some parents or guardians in the North Scott area would second guess a student’s choice to take an agriculture class.When I encourage a community member to consider enrolling their student in an agriculture class, I am often met with the response, “Sounds great! But our family doesn’t live on a farm.” However, I quickly counter with a common statement among the youth of North Scott, “Bet.” more
Congressman Dave Loebsack on Jan. 16 called on U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) to resign for the good of the people of Iowa. Loebsack said that while Steve King has a long history of making hateful and disgusting remarks, by having his committee assignments taken away, he is no longer able to effectively serve the people of Iowa. more
The 88th General Assembly convened at the Statehouse this week for the opening days of the 2019 legislative session. more
As children, we dive into the pages of classic picture books such as "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Cat in the Hat," or "Madeline" to be entertained by stories while being carried to other worlds. As time passes, our books morph into novels, textbooks, or non-fiction interests and picture books are forgotten. But picture books should remain on our bookshelves for many reasons. more
Even though the city of Eldridge is named after Jacob Eldridge, the man never lived there.    more
These goals always top the list of the most popular New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight. Reduce stress. Get in shape. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement Jan. 3 as the House convened to begin the 116th Congress. Having been first elected in 2006, Dave was sworn in to begin his seventh term serving the people of Iowa. more
A few years ago I walked through Timber Lanes when a man began a conversation me. After a few moments he asked if I knew him. I was stumped. more
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
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