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Like most fans, I watched the Lancers win the Class 3A state championship at home in my family room instead of in the stands or on the sidelines. The broadcast quality was excellent, and recorded for future enjoyment. more
One day last week, a familiar name popped up on my phone, and it was a text from former Lancer coach Randy Schrader. more
Back off the “COVID-Kim” wisecrack. more
Nov. 25, 2015: The Quad Cities saw record snowfall in November, with 9.9 inches being the largest first snowstorm in recorded history. Park View saw 8.9 inches of snow, with Eldridge and Walcott both recording 8 inches. more
It seems like yesterday I looked down the aisle to see my beautiful bride, Linda Long, process to the altar with her father, Laurence, the county superintendent of schools, principal and polio survivor, to take my hand on a Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.    more
Thank goodness for early voting. more
When working on a newspaper column or story, I generally try to get a quotation or two from some of the main characters I’m writing about. more
Nov. 22, 1995: The Park View Owners Association purchased 8.3 acres between Old Highway 61 and Park View Drive (behind the water tower) with the intention of building a sports and recreation complex. more
When The Des Moines Register released Ann Selzer's Iowa Poll on its website Saturday night, Oct. 31, for all intents and purposes, the winners in Iowa's contests were known: Donald Trump for president and Joni Ernst for U.S. senator. more
Everybody in Lancer Nation is keeping their collective fingers crossed and praying that North Scott’s football team stays healthy as it prepares for its historic trip to the Class 3A semifinal Thursday night in the UNI-Dome. more
Nov. 11, 2015: Kraft Heinz announced plans to phase out its downtown Davenport plant and open a new facility in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center, just west of the Davenport Municipal Airport. more
It was initially my plan not to write this week, but then I was meeting with Tabbitha Kramer and Heather Khoury, the new leadership team at the Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce. more
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