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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
A woman’s bra is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering ways to empower survivors of human trafficking. Yet this unassuming undergarment has the power to bring freedom and hope to women who need to support themselves in other ways.  more
Teenagers rarely come to the doctor’s office unless they have strep throat, cough, or an injury. more
The House Majority has continually made Iowa’s K-12 schools one of our top priorities every year. more
"We appreciate Scott, Terry and Joy for being such champions of 4-H, and thank you also to all of the many, many other people and businesses who support our 4-H kids ..." more
"Now we have Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, wanting to run for president, and he has decided that he’ll run as an independent ..." 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
Congratulations! You survived the late January deep freeze. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this. more
Feb. 2, 1994: William Cusack retired as Scott County Treasurer after 17 years of service. Bill Fennelly, who then was serving as chairman of the Scott County Supervisors, announced that he would seek the treasurer’s post. more
This has been a trying couple weeks for our families, schools, and community. The frigid weather has gripped much of the country, produced record-breaking lows across the Midwest. more
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