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'Everybody's sweetheart'

The music at Shirley Davis' memorial service Saturday at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt was more like a prom than a funeral dirge. more

A community of readers

A shower of ash and sparks spewed from the burning barn like some hellish rainstorm and firefighters instinctively trained hoses on the siding of the adjacent house to save it. The Long Grove barn was a lost cause. more

The day they tossed me a lifeline

My husband was hiding in a back room with Mary Rueter, managing editor of the DeWitt Observer, on the day two years ago when I innocently walked into The North Scott Press office in Eldridge to talk about a job. more

Nikki White crowned Miss Iowa

June 18, 2003: Eldridge’s Nikki White was selected to wear the Miss Iowa crown and would be competing in the Miss American pageant in Atlantic City. more

When we get our hearts right, politicians will listen

There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's the story of Manuel Pacheco. He was brought to the U.S. when he was 3 and was scheduled to graduate with his classmates from Des Moines East High School. Instead, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on April 24 and deported to Mexico, where he died a brutal death at the hands of drug cartels. more

'Country's next star' Margo Price has Quad-City connection

Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo Price, who has been called “country’s next star.” more

1978: Casey's to build in Eldridge

June 15, 1978: Plans were also underway to build a Casey’s Store directly south of White Roofing and north of East LeClaire Road. more

Farewell, my friend

Each of us (I hope) has a few friends who, even though we are apart for years, can pick up a conversation and it is like yesterday. For me, Birch Holden was one such person, which is why, when Erin Gentz handed me his obituary last Thursday afternoon, time stopped at our office. Even though it has been 30 years since he lived and worked in this community, he remained a part of us until the end, even at age 95. more

Thank you, Sherri Marceau, for helping North Scott kids!

It was probably only fitting that I made the trek to Alan Shepard Elementary in Long Grove last Thursday. more

Priority No. 1: Put readers first

“A newspaper has five constituencies…” more

Eldridge gets curbside mail delivery

June 8, 1978: Personnel at the Eldridge Post Office finally received notification that Eldridge had received approval for curbside mail delivery. more

Wish we could vote for candidates of all parties

If you really want to change your government, you need to vote in next Tuesday's primary election. A lot of well qualified candidates in the past have not made it past this first winnowing of the field for the November general elections. more
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