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This week, to show our support of law enforcement, Linda and I are sending a check to Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane's office to offset certain expenses. Read on and I'll tell you why. more
May 27, 1982: The North Scott girls’ track team placed fourth at the state meet. Team members included Karla Dies, Wendy Bare, Wendy White, Alice Darland, Lisa Finnegan, Kim Reese, Connie Holst, Dana Hillyer, Kim Schneckloth, Shelly Kapinski, Deb Volrath and Pam Ewoldt. They were coached by Steve Schroeder. Volrath took second in the 100-meter hurdles, and Hillyer set a school record and took third in the 400-meter hurdles, running in 1:04.61. more
Virtually all Americans are in a tizzy about the forthcoming Roe v. Wade ruling – drafted by Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito – that was leaked to the public. Pro-birth advocates, comprised mostly of Republicans, are hopeful abortion rights will be overturned while most supporters of the Democratic Party are furious about women’s right to choose being taken away. more
"Kerry will uphold the Iowa State Constitution and will represent our District 41 in the Iowa Senate with integrity ..." more
"Gov. Reynolds takes her cue from the Republican Party that is mired in Trumpism, which is void of democracy ..." more
"Zoning and holding developers responsible have been absent. Now the Republicans are giddy to spend federal tax dollars on mismanaged areas for a select group of residents and businesses ..." more
"Iowa's transgender law was unnecessary and discriminatory. Excluding transgender girls from school sports is denying them the benefits from participating, including physical, social, and emotional well-being as well as self-discipline and teamwork ..." more
In normal times I drive on Buttermilk Road, which becomes Division Street at the Davenport city limits, to go to Chordbuster rehearsal on Thursday nights at the old Johnson School on West Locust. On Fridays, I like to drive home from Rotary at the Steeplegate Inn on those same roads. more
It’s been a while since I’d been in a junior high cafeteria at lunchtime, but it didn’t take long for the now 50-year-old memories to come flooding back last week when I visited North Scott Junior High. more
May 21, 1997: John Glenn principal Joe Ragona “inaugurated” the school’s new playground equipment with a ceremonial spin down the new corkscrew slide. Ragona credited members of the PTO with “thinking big” when it came to fundraising for the equipment. The old equipment was donated to the Donahue Sportsmen’s Park. more
"YOU are IOWA’s GREATEST TREASURE, and we celebrate your journey and uniqueness as a person ..." more
"Rose has gone well beyond the duties of just the title of 'clerk,' and she has earned her promotion and pay increase by her own merit. I fully stand behind council's decision and congratulate and thank Rose for all her efforts ..." more
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