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Nov. 24, 1977: Eldridge Postmaster Dorothy Beck told The North Scott Press that a survey conducted by the postal service showed that Eldridge residents were strongly in favor of house to house mail delivery. A formal request for in-town delivery had been denied in 1975, even though Eldridge had at that time surpassed the population requirement of 2,500 for consideration. more
"Communication and transparency remain significant problems for our Republican-led Scott County Board ..." more
"I have two roses ..." more
"Vote for Rita Hart for Iowa Senate. She is fighting for middle class, hard working Iowans, not for the billionaires and their agenda ..." more
Nov. 9, 1978: Several residents of the Long Grove area met and organized the first Long Grove Lions Club. Dan Nagle was elected president and Spencer Johnson, secretary. more
As I walked off the Lancer Stadium field for the final time in 2018, there were a couple of memory clips running through my head Friday night. more
"Passage of the Heartbeat bill would simply force the University to seek alternative arrangements with other institutions ..." more
Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds isn’t surprised China included soybeans in its $50 billion retaliatory tariff action since it’s a major U.S. import. “Iowa soybean farmers understand there are legitimate issues needing resolution, particularly those involving intellectual property rights,” Leeds said. “We appreciate the importance of these matters and encourage additional dialogue between the two countries to resolve them. more
A newspaper is a community's best friend. It will tell you when something is wrong and then help you fix it. Communities don't solve problems unless they recognize them and discuss them. more
Wow! What a response. As this issue went to press, 89 had already completed our online reader study and another 47 had started it. We're well on our way to our goal of a minimum of 200 responses which will make the results statistically reliable. Double or more would be even better. more
I encourage you to read Mark Ridolfi's "On the Record" column because he does, I believe, accurately describe the biases of The North Scott Press, your community newspaper. He adds detail to our mission statement, which is published in every issue: "The mission of The North Scott Press is to provide dependable, accurate information in a family-oriented way to help build and support our communities." more
Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone and increases prosperity, but many believe the system is rigged against them. It doesn’t help that Iowans had to wait too long for their state income tax refunds two years in a row, that the state budget is a mess and that legislative leaders are pushing conflicting tax proposals that would make things worse. more
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