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Even during World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, Vietnam and other periods of calamity, graduates have been able to finish their senior years and receive their diplomas together with classmates. For many, memories of commencement and senior end-of-year activities last a lifetime. more
The day before Gov. Kim Reynolds eased her COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns and opened thousands of Iowa restaurants, salons and gyms, our Scott County Board made different decisions. more
Regrets. I don’t think the average person can go through life without having some. more
Our kids told us we were too young when we put a bird watching book on our Christmas list last year. But when a wall of windows affords you a view of all sorts of feathered friends, you want to get to know them. more
May 22, 1980: Several hundred people attended a reception honoring retiring superintendent Melvin Heiler. more
If this column looks familiar, it is because it is adapted from "Impressions" of May 15, 2019. The importance of the message, in my view, hasn't changed, especially when many, including people we know, have been affected by COVID-19. With activities restricted because of the virus, this would be a good year to visit the cemeteries and pay respect to those who have gone before. more
It’s been a somber, emotional week at The NSP, as we’ve all come face-to-face with the coronavirus pandemic, and the effects it is having on our country. more
Scott County Republicans have traveled tough roads to their congressional district’s seat. more
“Welcome to the 21st Century,” the voice said with a laugh. It was one of my doctors, calling me over the internet at a pre-arranged time on a pre-arranged day, using a computer application called Facetime. more
May 17, 1995: A tornado touched down, leaving a four-mile path of destruction across western Scott County. At least 70 homes, businesses or agricultural buildings were destroyed. Among the businesses affected was the Park View Car Wash, which was completely leveled. more
It's hard to imagine when all the "memorial services to be held later" will fit into our calendars when COVID-19 restrictions are eventually lifted. Suffice to say there will be many. more
Sunday is going to be different. We live in an ever-changing world, and COVID-19 is about to spread to another holiday, albeit a Hallmark one. more
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