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Take no delight, please, when the president bashes the press

This week, The North Scott Press joins newspapers across the U.S. that are speaking out against the drum roll of "the news media is the enemy of the people" from our nation's leaders. This nationwide campaign was begun by the Boston Globe, which is trying to band together editorial writers across the country to support a campaign of protecting press rights. more

North Scott Night Out unites, remembers and celebrates

When 2,000 people do anything in Scott County, it’s news. more

25 years ago: Lancer softball team captured state championship

Aug. 11, 1993: The North Scott Lancer softball team, coached by Dennis Johnson and assisted by Bob Rhinehart, came home from the state tournament with a state championship. more

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I am sure most of you are like me and wonder where the summer went.  We are blessed to live in a community where education is highly valued and supported by all.  As always, it is a privilege to be able to serve the North Scott Community School District as superintendent of schools. more

'A Thousand Points of Light' make America great

A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has passed since Phyllis and her husband, Ted, lived and raised their family of five here, but she is remembered well by all who knew her.  more

The place for citizen leadership is rural Scott County

If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. more

Barry Lahann hired at North Scott; River Bandits played in Eldridge

Aug. 7, 1968: Barry Lahann was hired as coordinator of physical education for the North Scott elementary schools. He was working on planning curriculum for grades 1-6 and would be teaching one class a week to each elementary class section in the district. more

Welcome to The NSP!

In our ongoing effort to grow our readership, we're mailing free sample copies this week to persons in the North Scott area who are not currently subscribers. more

Coaches preach a message bigger than baseball

Don’t you just love it when a good plan comes together? I mean, seriously, other than a state championship, how can you top ending a season at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines? more

'Friendly Town' program brought urban youth to area farms

July 31, 1968: The Norman Schroder and Robert Carter families from the Princeton area were participants in the “Friendly Town” program which was designed to promote better race relations by “just getting to know each other on a one-on-one basis.” more

Why the MAC should say YES to Central DeWitt

When first baseman Eric Dobbe squeezed the throw from shortstop Cayle Webster for the last out in the Lancers' regional championship game last Wednesday to send them to State, it added one more achievement in what has been a remarkable year for North Scott athletics: Five MAC Conference championships, and state tournament appearances in boys' basketball, wrestling and baseball. Plus a district championship and advancement to the round of eight in football and a MAC championship in girls' basketball. more

Groaning editors' passions

Around midnight, the evening’s libations kicked in and this table of journalists from around the world had a news nerd idea: Actually read aloud the award-winning columns from our conference banquet a few hours earlier. more
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