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Nov. 12, 1981: Cox Cable Quint Cities asked the city council for a rate increase in Eldridge cable TV service. The proposed rate was $8.95, $1 more than the current rate. The company said the increase was justified due to rising costs, such as gas and vehicle maintenance, copyright fees and electricity. The council tabled the request, and turned the matter over to the town Cable TV Commission, who would study it and make a recommendation. Council member Paul Meredith said it seemed in “poor taste” for the company to raise rates right after it hooked up the system. more
Iowans turned out in better-than-usual numbers for last week’s city and school board elections. It’s always encouraging to see improvements in voter participation. more
As we get closer to the winter season, I hope this article is a reminder of how we handle calling off school. more
You may have had to recite Dr. McCrae’s famous poem from World War I in school. First published anonymously in 1915, it remains to this day the single most recognizable vestige of the “Great War,” next to the very poppies the poem describes. more
"What we are seeing in voter suppression acts and political gerrymandering is undermining the perception of the U.S. as a highly predictable and stable environment ..." more
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow ... more
Nov. 2, 2016: Helium Trampoline Park opened in the old Bawden Printing building in Eldridge. The building was purchased by Cedar Rapids-based AirFX in 2015 and was heavily remodeled into the trampoline park. more
State Sen. Roby Smith’s conduct in bullying Iowa Department of Agriculture staff on behalf of a constituent and raising the possibility of gun violence was beyond disturbing. more
The Eldridge Police Department invites the public to attend the swearing in of honorary police officer Hudson McKearney on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Eldridge Community Center, 400 16th Ave., Eldridge. Pizza will be provided by Hall of Fame Pizza. more
Editor's note: Elaine Kresse, of Davenport, is a retired teacher from North Scott Junior High. She was recently the recipient of the Quad Cities Athena Award by Women Lead Change. In this acceptance message, she recalls former students. more
Growing up, the politics I was exposed to were those shown on TV, displayed on social media, or whatever my grandpa had to say. more
"I have closely followed the workings and controversy surrounding city hall, and have many things that just don’t square in my mind ..." more
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