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Aug. 25, 1971: Rehearsals for the Donahue Centennial’s production of “The Music Man” moved to an outdoor stage built on the south side of the train depot. Norm Sawyer of Princeton would be playing Harold Hill, with Dorothy Curtis of Donahue as Marian. more
With due respect to the screen writers for the movie, "Field of Dreams," folks in Eldridge might replace "baseball" with "softball" in the opening of this oft-quoted line. more
Have you ever heard a request that you just can’t refuse? The Eldridge Park Board seemingly has, and it came from a group of soon-to-be seventh-graders. more
Aug. 23, 2006: Maysville residents were preparing to celebrate the community’s 150th birthday with a day of activities including a cemetery walk, wagon tours, a historical program, entertainment, and a beef sandwich dinner. Dorothy Fischer and Ruby Ferris also prepared a booklet on the history of the town, which was platted by steamboat captain James May in 1856. more
Later this month, the U.S. Postal Service will increase the price The NSP and newspapers across the country pay to deliver news and ads to our readers. It's not as if service is better, but that's life these days in the US of A. more
Olympics cynics can stop reading now. more
Aug. 10, 2016: Mississippi Valley Fair general manager Bob Fox announced that he would retire at the end of the year. He had been with the Fair since 1996. “These past 20 years have just flown by, and I enjoyed every minute,” he wrote to the Fair Board. more
Three sports-related topics, a farewell and CCT's "Newsies!" are on my mind this week: more
There are two days over the past year that vividly stand out in my mind, and over the course of the past week, I’ve thought of them often. more
Aug. 6, 1981: Rural Scott County residents were frustrated with their lack of options for ambulance service. more
The North Scott Fine Arts Auditorium was a joyous place to be Saturday night for Countryside Community Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Newsies!” The cast brought down the house with a vibrant and spirited performance. more
Nobody asked me to write this. Some may be upset that I have and others may wonder why, but I can't help it. The lawsuit filed against the North Scott School District in the Tik-Tok bullying incident, reported skillfully in last week's NSP by Mark Ridolfi, screams for justice. more
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