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Fifty years ago this Saturday (July 20), Neil Armstrong, the namesake of North Scott's elementary school in Park View, landed on the moon and uttered the famous words, "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." more
What kind of training prepares professional educators to face a loaded handgun? more
I don’t remember much from the first few years of my life. One thing, however, I do remember – and quite vividly – is seeing my grandfather, Harry Ervin Roberts, lying motionless on his back, surrounded by flowers, in the front bedroom of his Hannibal, Mo., home. more
July 19, 1979: Eldridge Chief of Police Bill Welty reported that an artificial leg had been found at Centennial Park and could be claimed at City Hall. more
The mere mention of the word “tariff” will get you swift reaction wherever farmers gather for coffee these days. Tariffs are now a litmus test for the true Trump believer. If the economy goes into recession in 2020, a growing possibility, tariffs are going to bear considerable blame. more
The 2018-19 school year was a year of firsts for me as a superintendent of schools. We had a number of challenges that rarely happen, but we continued to have a great deal of success. I am proud to say that we did not let our challenges define us. more
"The people of Iowa would be well-served by returning Bobby Schilling to Congress in Iowa's 2nd District ..." more
"We had a fabulous weekend as grand marshals for the Eldridge Summer Festival ..." more
"Your support and generosity will help fund Lions Club projects in the North Scott community and beyond ..." more
Since 1989, I have been a confident, card-carrying member of an advocacy group called Amnesty International.  more
The biggest sign to greet folks driving over the Centennial Bridge into Rock Island says, “Gaming Laundromat.” more
"There is a human rights crisis at our border, and now is an urgent time to act ..." more
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