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When first baseman Eric Dobbe squeezed the throw from shortstop Cayle Webster for the last out in the Lancers' regional championship game last Wednesday to send them to State, it added one more achievement in what has been a remarkable year for North Scott athletics: Five MAC Conference championships, and state tournament appearances in boys' basketball, wrestling and baseball. Plus a district championship and advancement to the round of eight in football and a MAC championship in girls' basketball. more
Around midnight, the evening’s libations kicked in and this table of journalists from around the world had a news nerd idea: Actually read aloud the award-winning columns from our conference banquet a few hours earlier. more
July 21, 1993: The “Great Flood of ‘93” wreaked havoc in the area and especially hit residents of River Camp Road hard. This was the road that linked many Scott County residents to the “outside world.” more
"Soybean prices have plummeted to a 10-year low and corn futures already have fallen by 15 percent ..." more
"Willful blindness is a concept in the law of negligence which imposes liability on a person who engages in a deliberate failure to confront wrong doing despite awareness of its existence ..." more
"Through all this, the Republican Party supports his lies and traitorous acts ..." more
"I'm grateful for the opportunity and years (my wife) Shirley Davis wrote a weekly column for The NSP to extend her journalism career, and later to be recognized as columnist emeritus ..." more
"I want to extend my congratulations to Mark Ridolfi on receiving the well deserved, prestigious Golden Quill award ..." more
"Our nation’s present and future are at stake here ..." more
Our staff came back together Monday after a crazy week that saw our editor and ad manager on vacation, plus assistant editor Mark Ridolfi in Portland, Ore., receiving a prestigious award ... and oh, yes, did I say it was also a week of our Eldridge Summer Festival, ball tournaments and a lot more (as you can see in this week's paper)? more
Here is assistant editor Mark Ridolfi's explanation which he was asked to write about his column, "How do you petition a grievance without access to records?," which won the 2018 Golden Quill Award presented by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The column, which was first published April 19, 2017, is reprinted below. – BT more
July 20, 1978: Plans were announced for the opening on July 25 of the Iowa Machine Shed, a new restaurant “dedicated to the Iowa farmer,” located on highway 130 just south of Interstate 80. Happy Joe Whitty and Dan Whalen were the developers behind the project. more
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