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I had planned to do my All Saints Day column this week, but it will wait. All Saints Day is Nov. 1, next Monday, and churches who observe this day to lift up departed loved ones in the past  – year will be doing so on Nov. 8. more
It was the Thursday night before North Scott’s final regular season football game in Mount Pleasant, and the Lancer volleyball team was opening postseason play in The Pit against Burlington. more
Chris Nikic knew something that no one else in the room could fathom. more
Nov. 1, 2006: The North Scott football team claimed its first outright Mississippi Athletic Conference championship, with a 17-0 win over Bettendorf at TouVelle Stadium. The Lancers were set to play Iowa City High in the first round of the state playoffs. more
The year was 1955. The place was a rural community in northern Illinois, Durand, midpoint between Rockford and Freeport. more
Oct. 19, 2016: Thanks to a $10,000 Scott County Regional Authority grant and donations from local civic organizations and private donors, the pickleball court project at Sheridan Meadows was nearly complete. The Eldridge Park Board added an informational kiosk and lighting, so games could be played later in the evening. more
On the previous pages, you'll see the official Notice of Election for our Nov. 2 city and school board races. This is a legal notice required by law. What you will not see with the notice is the picture of the face of any ballot. Thus we can no longer call this publication a Sample Ballot. more
Oct. 18, 2006: The North Scott School District and the city of Eldridge signed a 28E agreement that would keep a school resource officer in the high school for at least the next three years. Meanwhile, following a recent spate of school shootings across the country, the school district was reviewing policies to ensure students remained safe. more
We did not travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to attend last week's National Newspaper Association convention and trade show. Since last year's was virtual due to Covid, it would've been nice to connect with colleagues and to have been present to accept the 28 awards The NSP received in NNA's Better Newspaper contests – a record number for any one year by any newspaper. more
Enough is enough. This needs to be over. Eldridge has been drug through the mud enough in recent months, and the end of the Lisa Kotter era couldn’t come soon enough. more
Oct. 9. 1996: Local fire departments were feeling the crunch due to a lack of manpower and funds. Many departments were looking to purchase new rescue vehicles, including Eldridge, which would take delivery of a $188,000 truck in the spring. Riverboat grants provided some budgetary assistance. more
Participation in elections for city councils and school board runs hot and cold. Sometimes there are no contests and few voters, while other times they're contentious with many voters. more
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