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Campbell's Scoup: Snappy the turtle gets a new home in the country

First it was chickens. Now it’s turtles. Maybe somebody’s trying to tell me it’s time to give up my day job and pursue a newfound career. It was a little over two months ago when I received … more

On the Record: County plans meaningful, public discussions on TIF

I’m not sure why I obsess on TIF districts. But I know for sure why readers do not. Tax increment financing is a headache to understand. Property taxation is confusing enough before state … more

Case in Point: Downtown comes alive for AN's 150th anniversary celebration

After months of planning, the Advocate News’ 150-year celebration was a clear success last Friday (June 16). It was also a bit of a blur for our staff.     It felt like if we blinked, we … more

Everyday People: A good time to travel Highway 6

One of the highlights of 2016 for me was a self-guided automobile trip my wife and I took across Iowa last June on Historic Route 6. We had been inspired by the documentary “River to River: … more

Our Past: Ozone measuring device placed near North Scott High School

June 23, 1977  The unit was one of four operating in Iowa and would remain in Eldridge through June, July and August. State Rep. Walter Conlon, (R-Muscatine) was one of only three Iowa … more
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