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Last Friday, as we have each year for two decades now, Linda and I made the one-hour trip up Highway 30 to Lisbon, where we decorated the graves of her parents, the late Laurence and Zoe Long. Next week we will go the Union Cemetery two miles south of Maquoketa, one mile from the farm where I was raised, and do the same at the graves of my parents, the late Ed and Grace Tubbs. more
It was truly phenomenal, and a sight to see. Talk about teamwork at its best. more
Park View looks and feels more and more like its own town as Scott County adds code enforcement and landlord regulation to the police and road services long provided for the 3,000 or so living on Park View’s suburban-like courts and parkways. more
May 17, 1979: The Iowa Press Association bestowed its highest honor for journalistic achievement, the “Newspaper of the Year” award, on The North Scott Press. It was only the fourth time that a weekly newspaper won the top award. The title was awarded on the basis of points scored in contests in the respective divisions of the annual Better Newspaper Contests. more
My children and grandchildren have always had books to read. So have most of yours, and so did I when I was a child. more
The Ed White fifth-grader sat calmly in a chair in principal Bernie Brustkern’s office, talking amiably with a stranger she’d never met. more
Cursive is making a comeback. more
May 10, 1979: North Scott students built a home at 808 W. Hickory St. in Eldridge. Participants in the program included Mike Zimmer, George Braden, Dave Meier, Tim Decker, Dave Haycraft and Kurt Swanson. Instructor Jack Dudley offered instruction and guidance to the group. more
Scott County Board of Supervisors chair Tony Knobbe was quoted in last week's NSP as saying "Physician, heal thyself" in response to state legislators who proposed a 2 percent cap on budget increases for cities, counties and schools. more
It was standing room only in a west Davenport kitchen for Sen. Richard Lugar’s 1995 treatise on nuclear proliferation. more
April 28, 2004: The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenz Behrens of Long Grove as the “Volunteer of the Year.” Always a modest person, Lorenz had not sought any recognition for the many ways he had stepped forward to help without thought of compensation or thanks. Some of his associations included the American Legion, Eldridge Lions, North Scott FFA, Scott County Corn and Soybean Association, Faith Lutheran Church, the Iowa State Historical Society, and at the various races in the area: The Bix, Eldridge Moonlight Chase, Long Grove Strawberry Run, and the Donahue Sodbuster Run. more
Iowa State University president Dr. Wendy Wintersteen paid a compliment to Scott County ISU Extension director Becky Bray in a talk at North Scott Rotary on April 12: "The good ones make it look easy." more
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