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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
Coronavirus has complicated Iowa’s mental health needs but also raised the stakes. more
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back – but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses. more
"Please consider a donation to the North Scott Food Pantry, 500 W. LeClaire Road, Eldridge, IA 52748. The need has never been greater ..." more
"Coach Tippet has taken a bunch of hard-working kids and formed them into a winning team, with the attitude that we can overcome any obstacles and be winners ..." more
"Downtown Eldridge trees would probably have remained unlit if Julie had not taken it upon herself to purchase and install the lights that now brighten North Second Street ..." more
"I am excited to visualize where the Pope’s speech might lead ..." 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
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