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OK, so maybe you aren’t quite a baby anymore. Every time I blink – you get bigger. And every time I pause for a moment, you are using bigger words (like loquacious ... what?!) and learning empathy and doing math and solving problems. So, while I know you aren’t technically a baby anymore, I’m taking a moment to reflect on what the past six years have meant to me. more
Aug. 11, 1993: The North Scott Lancer softball team, coached by Dennis Johnson and assisted by Bob Rhinehart, came home from the state tournament with a state championship. more
As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I am sure most of you are like me and wonder where the summer went.  We are blessed to live in a community where education is highly valued and supported by all.  As always, it is a privilege to be able to serve the North Scott Community School District as superintendent of schools. more
"It was emotional to see so many people united for our cause. We live in a great community and when you really look at the word community, you will find unity ..." more
"Voting for Democrats this mid-term is the only way to send a message to the Family Values Party. Not to put Democrats in charge, but to send a message to both parties that it's time to get back to bipartisan politics ..." more
A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has passed since Phyllis and her husband, Ted, lived and raised their family of five here, but she is remembered well by all who knew her.  more
If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. more
Aug. 7, 1968: Barry Lahann was hired as coordinator of physical education for the North Scott elementary schools. He was working on planning curriculum for grades 1-6 and would be teaching one class a week to each elementary class section in the district. more
"Farmers are not the only ones hurt by Trump's erratic tweets and trade war. We could tolerate some trade war pain if we were confident the President understood the complex issue ..." more
As the House gaveled out of session for its August recess, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call for the House to remain in session through August to work on the important issues facing Iowans. Loebsack called on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and cancel this August recess. July 26 marked the 207th day of the year, and the House has only been in session for a total of 82 days. more
In our ongoing effort to grow our readership, we're mailing free sample copies this week to persons in the North Scott area who are not currently subscribers. more
Don’t you just love it when a good plan comes together? I mean, seriously, other than a state championship, how can you top ending a season at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines? more
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