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As primary elections go, next Tuesday's (June 2) feels relatively quiet, at least locally. There are no contested races on the ballot for county offices or state legislative seats in our area. The only suspense locally is whether Maria Dickmann will get enough write-ins to oust the incumbents for supervisor on the Republican slate after being denied a spot on the GOP ballot after switching parties. more
It will be different. There is no doubt about it. more
Thank goodness irises know nothing of pandemics. My Memorial weekend favorites blossomed right on time, shooting their delicate showpiece blooms above sharp foliage. more
May 31, 1995: Scott County Republicans state Sen. Maggie Tinsman (Bettendorf) and state Rep. Steve Grubbs (Davenport) were considering bids to challenge U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in 1996. more
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
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