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Cave rescue a reminder that there are a lot of good people

Here are some scratches from an old reporter’s notepad: more

A legacy of decency

Such timing as this! Fifty years ago the young Robert D. Ray, in his first campaign for governor of Iowa, promoted his candidacy on the steps of the James Mohr family farmhouse west of Eldridge. That is the image on page 1 of The NSP's "Pages from the Past" on page 3B of this week's paper. more

Tragedy in Lancer Nation

Pastor Carrie La Plante has a lasting image of Jake Fenn that she just can’t get out of her mind. more

Ag boom or bust: Now it's up to the world's 'greatest negotiator'

President Trump told me and everyone else who’s heard him speak that he’s the best deal maker in the world. He sizes up rivals instantly and bypasses the careful courtship of diplomacy, preferring blunt talk and quick action. more

President visits Schneckloth farm

July 7, 1993: President Bill Clinton spent more than an hour at the Don and Elaine Schneckloth farm, east of Eldridge, listening to the concerns of area farmers and extending a hand of support to those affected by Mississippi River flooding. more

Bridging national borders

It was a small gesture, or so it seemed, but one that yielded an unexpected result. more

Children prevail over politics at Vander Veer rally

There was little love for President Trump in Davenport’s Vander Veer Park Saturday, where more than 500 gathered to protest how our country handles asylum seekers on our border with Mexico, just part of the American immigration debate. more

Grain silos erected at Donahue; Weather Service comes to Mt. Joy

July 6, 1978: Eldridge Cooperative erected two new grain silos at their facility in Donahue. The silos were 142 feet tall, and each had a capacity to hold 504,000 bushels. more

Enforce fireworks laws

The first (illegal) fireworks broke the silence in our neighborhood Sunday evening, June 17, around 10 o'clock. We hope this is not a sign of things to come. The city of Eldridge and adjacent communities set 2-11 p.m. on July 3 and 4 as the only hours fireworks are legal. Period. more

Rustic Ridge Estates gains approval; CST buys McCausland

June 29, 1978: Negotiations for the sale of the McCausland Cooperative Telephone Company to Central Scott Telephone Company were expected to culminate in a merger. Central Scott had an offer of $85,000 on the table. more

'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
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