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Scott County Board of Supervisors chair Tony Knobbe was quoted in last week's NSP as saying "Physician, heal thyself" in response to state legislators who proposed a 2 percent cap on budget increases for cities, counties and schools. more
It was standing room only in a west Davenport kitchen for Sen. Richard Lugar’s 1995 treatise on nuclear proliferation. more
April 28, 2004: The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenz Behrens of Long Grove as the “Volunteer of the Year.” Always a modest person, Lorenz had not sought any recognition for the many ways he had stepped forward to help without thought of compensation or thanks. Some of his associations included the American Legion, Eldridge Lions, North Scott FFA, Scott County Corn and Soybean Association, Faith Lutheran Church, the Iowa State Historical Society, and at the various races in the area: The Bix, Eldridge Moonlight Chase, Long Grove Strawberry Run, and the Donahue Sodbuster Run. more
When I thought about running for the Iowa Senate, I thought about how I could impact positive change with my experience, education and background. I wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to do, but after being on the school board for a full term of four years, I quickly learned that if I wanted to really impact education as well as other priorities that are important to me, that I needed to be in the Iowa Senate. I was worried after being on a non-partisan school board that the state legislative process would be frustrating and unproductive. While it was frustrating at times, I feel like it was the right decision for me, and I felt like I was able to use my skills, education and background to make a real difference in my first session as a state senator. more
Forty years ago a group of DeWitt business people marched up and down Sixth Avenue garnering support to make an offer on the “Majestic Theater,” historically known as the Operahouse. more
"I can't say enough as to how much we all enjoyed being there. Thank you. I look forward to the next production ..." more
"Scott County Supervisors should implement the technology that meets the legislative intent and allows online access to the 'basis and rationale of governmental decisions as well as those decisions themselves' ..." more
"Some members of the Scott County Board of Supervisors need a lesson in government transparency and in how to be responsive to taxpayers ..." more
Iowa State University president Dr. Wendy Wintersteen paid a compliment to Scott County ISU Extension director Becky Bray in a talk at North Scott Rotary on April 12: "The good ones make it look easy." more
Scott County Supervisors seem to be using a red-tipped cane to cautiously navigate paths well worn by just about every local government in Iowa. more
April 26, 1979: In their first trip to the state jazz band competition, the North Scott Jazz Band, directed by Dan Anderson, brought home a Class A state championship. Several musicians won individual honors. Kevin Halstead was selected as one of the four top musicians in the state. Alan Goldis received an honorable mention. Outstanding solo awards went to Jim Williams, Rob Medd, Craig Welsh, George Shreves and Roger Gilbert. more
Public safety is frequently one of the top things that Iowans identify as something the Legislature needs to address. We have taken this topic seriously, passing many bills this session that will keep students, motorists, and senior citizens safe across our state. more
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