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Presidential candidates traipsing across Iowa every four years affords us the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some remarkable Americans. It's an opportunity people in 49 other states do not have, so the Rotary Club of North Scott, for one, takes advantage! Over the years, speakers have included Vice President Dan Quayle, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Richard Lugar, and business leaders Morrie Taylor and Carly Fiorina – all Republicans. more
It was after the 24-10 homecoming win over state playoff qualifier Iowa City Liberty. After going through the post-game handshakes, Lancer coach Kevin Tippet jogged toward me. more
Nov. 9, 1994: Thanks to an agreement between the Dixon Telephone Company and Central Scott Telephone, calls between the two companies would now be toll-free. Dixon’s Howard Hunt and CST’s Norm Harvey credited expanded fiber optics to Donahue for the deal. more
Eldridge has come a long way since, but the raising of the Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor sign on East LeClaire Road in May 1976  was a big deal. It was the first franchise restaurant in our little town of 2,500 and brought instant recognition and credibility. more
Their smiles illuminate the court. Their laughter and silliness are infectious. I mean, seriously, who poses for a photographer and gives a thumbs up signal in the middle of a post-season match? more
Twice in the last month Scott County Board Chairman Tony Knobbe posed a provocative question in public meetings: more
Nov. 2, 1994: Tom Claussen of McCausland set a new all-time record in the Scott County Master Growers Contest. He harvested a corn yield of 241.57 bushels an acre. more
I’m not comfortable making personal endorsements in this year's North Scott School Board election. There are six candidates, including four incumbents, for four seats (a majority on the board of seven). more
Oct. 27, 2004: Members of the Scott and Clinton county boards of supervisors and the Veterans Affairs Commission approved designating Old Highway 61 at “Veterans Highway” in both counties. more
It has been said that doctors bury their mistakes, but journalists print theirs on the front page. The former has been attributed to the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The rest of the quote is, "... but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." more
Those who are in the know about North Scott athletics have known this day was coming for some time. more
Oct. 20, 2004: Ten farmers from the Blue Grass and Walcott area helped Blue Grass farmer Randy Schaefer with his soybean harvest. Schaefer was injured when a bull butted him, causing both of his wrists to break. more
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