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2012: County zoning board votes 6-1 against Orascom plan

July 25, 2012: The Scott County Planning and Zoning Board listened to the opponents to a proposed fertilizer plant that was seeking the rezoning of 318 acres of prime farm land in Blue Grass Township and voted 6-1 to recommend denial of the rezoning request.  more

'What would Jim think?'

Jim Leach, who represented us in Congress with integrity for 30 years, from 1977-2006, in a talk at Rotary last Friday, gave us a vision of what politics should be, as contrasted from what it is. more

Rockets red glare? Yes! Bombs bursting in air? No

Like a war zone. more

1977: School immunizations required

July 21, 1977: Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray signed a new law which required all students entering school in September to provide proof that their immunizations had been completed. North Scott officials asked all parents to check immunization records to make sure that their children were up to date with required immunizations. They also notified The North Scott Press that families who required additional immunizations and did not have a family doctor, could visit the Scott County Visiting Nurse Association’s clinic to be held at Ed White Elementary School. more

Nothing much surprises me anymore

Following nearly seven decades on Earth, I have come to a number of conclusions. Here are two of them: more
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