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'Everybody's sweetheart'

The music at Shirley Davis' memorial service Saturday at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt was more like a prom than a funeral dirge. more

A community of readers

A shower of ash and sparks spewed from the burning barn like some hellish rainstorm and firefighters instinctively trained hoses on the siding of the adjacent house to save it. The Long Grove barn was a lost cause. more

The day they tossed me a lifeline

My husband was hiding in a back room with Mary Rueter, managing editor of the DeWitt Observer, on the day two years ago when I innocently walked into The North Scott Press office in Eldridge to talk about a job. more

Nikki White crowned Miss Iowa

June 18, 2003: Eldridge’s Nikki White was selected to wear the Miss Iowa crown and would be competing in the Miss American pageant in Atlantic City. more

'Food as a weapon in trade disputes is a grave concern'

The White House announced June 15 that it’s moving forward with 25-percent tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese products imported into the U.S. more

Honor the sacrifices of the 'Greatest Generation'

I was born into a world at war. My dad, a young husband in his early 20s and father of two toddlers, served in the Navy during World War II. My mother, a young wife in her early 20s, served on the home front. She took care of my brother and me and worked at the Farmall Works, joining thousands of “Rosie the Riveters” working in factories to supply the war effort.  more

When we get our hearts right, politicians will listen

There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's the story of Manuel Pacheco. He was brought to the U.S. when he was 3 and was scheduled to graduate with his classmates from Des Moines East High School. Instead, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on April 24 and deported to Mexico, where he died a brutal death at the hands of drug cartels. more

'Country's next star' Margo Price has Quad-City connection

Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo Price, who has been called “country’s next star.” more

1978: Casey's to build in Eldridge

June 15, 1978: Plans were also underway to build a Casey’s Store directly south of White Roofing and north of East LeClaire Road. more

Lessons from my father

Herb Carlson was a blessing; he was a curse! more

Restating our support for renewable fuels

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 10 in response to reports that President Trump reiterated his commitment to allowing year-round sales of fuel composed of 15 percent ethanol, instead of the 10 percent that is currently blended in the supply. more

Nothing good comes from a trade war

One of President Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) favorite political sayings came from a song popular in his youth: “Dance with the one that brung ya.” more
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