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"I’m sitting on a patio eating my breakfast trying to gather my thoughts after a very eventful week …" more
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks, and a time when I’ve seen the circle of life in a caring community, from a much-anticipated visit from my 16-month-old granddaughter, to the death of my 87-year-old father-in-law. more
Dig deep into the merits of government-owned water and sewer utilities and things get murky. more
June 23, 1971: North Scott graduate Bernie Peeters earned high praise from one of his coaches at Luther College after leading the school to its ninth consecutive Iowa Conference Track and Field Championship. Peeters won the high jump and triple jump. He had also played an integral role in the football team’s success during the school year. Assistant football and head track coach Bob Naslund said, “There is only one Bernie Peeters. Luther College has never had a young man quite like him.” more
June 18, 1981: Jerry Cavanaugh of Quint Cities Cablevision reported to the Eldridge City Council that cable television services was anticipated to become available to residents by August. He said the service would be up and running in Long Grove in October. more
We give you flowers so your home may always know beauty, Bread so your home may never know hunger, Salt so it may always have flavor, A candle so your home will never know darkness And sugar, so that life will always be sweet. more
I have always believed our lives are fueled by stories. Stories engage us. We share them, tell them, read them, write them, watch them, and listen to them. They are all around us, and everyone has their own to tell. But most importantly, stories offer us perspective. more
Erin Gentz's "Our Past" column informs that it was 25 years ago we lost NSP founder Bob Parrott, at age 66. more
After what seems like an eternity, life as we once knew it just might be back to stay. At least we can only hope so. more
June 9, 1971: North Scott Industrial Inc. was officially formed as a development organization for the North Scott community.  Members of the board of directors were Raymond Porter, John Miller, W. Norman Harvey, Larry Jungmann, Robert Pischke, James Tank and Marvin Hinkle. more
For 14 months, we trusted the judgment of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and wore our masks and stayed apart. On Freedom Day, May 13, the same CDC said if you've been vaccinated you don't have to wear a mask and social distance. more
June 4, 1981: A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the North Scott Racquetball and Fitness Center. The 20,500-square-foot building would contain seven racquetball courts, a running track, exercise and fitness areas, and a multi-purpose court, with other amenities to be added in the future. The facility was expected to be completed by October. more
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