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Three summers ago, in a June 8, 2016, column entitled, "Let's keep community theater in North Scott," I held my fire from writing incendiary words about the direction that Countryside Community Theatre was headed. more
Finally, after nearly 11 months, we all know what went on inside that North Scott Junior High classroom last August. more
“I don’t know if this is true, but…” more
July 23, 1979: Iowa’s beverage container deposit law was scheduled to take effect Aug. 1, and local retailers predicted a substantial loss of business and an inordinate consumer price hike on beer and soft drinks as a result of the new law. more
The United Nations has designated July 30th as the World Day Against Human Trafficking in Person. The purpose is to raise awareness of this devastating issue of modern day slavery and to show how this heinous crime is growing not only globally but also here in Iowa. more
"The Iowa Attorney General’s office recently established a toll-free hotline for adult survivors to report child sexual abuse, especially by spiritual leaders and clergy ..." more
"North Scott should be proud of having the Countryside Community Theatre and Lancer Productions working together to put on a great show ..." more
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
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