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Here are some scratches from an old reporter’s notepad: more
"Congratulations to (Brinson) Kinzer on his no vote to purchase an excavator from Takeuchi ..." more
"You won't do or say anything, but believe this, you will go down in history as the Congress of Trump and will be remembered as such ..." more
"It's a wonderful greeting to our community ..." more
Such timing as this! Fifty years ago the young Robert D. Ray, in his first campaign for governor of Iowa, promoted his candidacy on the steps of the James Mohr family farmhouse west of Eldridge. That is the image on page 1 of The NSP's "Pages from the Past" on page 3B of this week's paper. more
Pastor Carrie La Plante has a lasting image of Jake Fenn that she just can’t get out of her mind. more
President Trump told me and everyone else who’s heard him speak that he’s the best deal maker in the world. He sizes up rivals instantly and bypasses the careful courtship of diplomacy, preferring blunt talk and quick action. more
July 7, 1993: President Bill Clinton spent more than an hour at the Don and Elaine Schneckloth farm, east of Eldridge, listening to the concerns of area farmers and extending a hand of support to those affected by Mississippi River flooding. more
In the early days of Scott County, the land was covered miles upon miles of grass, with some trees. Used to the vast forests of the east, some pioneers found this unsettling. Most of the trees in this new place grew along the streams and rivers, with fewer in the open areas.  more
It’s possible Democrats and growing numbers of contrarians within the Republican Party just might save President Trump from making a monumental mistake, in every sense of the word, by dragging their heels in funding construction of a sea-to-sea wall against illegal immigration. more
"I would just like to give a big 'thumbs up' to the individuals who put up the American flags on the bike path from Eldridge, all the way to Long Grove, for our Independence Day ..." more
"The July 3, 1968, picture of the Girl Scout Day Camp included our daughter ..." more
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