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Donahue welcomed a paved road

May 22, 1968: A crowd of approximately 420 Donahue residents celebrated the completion of the newly paved street into town. more

Welcome to the conversation

We're mailing free sample copies of The North Scott Press to North Scott residents this week, so some of you might be seeing our paper for the first time. more

A leap from concussions to a championship

Without question, it’s the feel-good story of the year. more

Congressman rides with police chief

May 15, 2013: U. S. Congressman Dave Loebsack was able to get a close-up view of Eldridge during a visit to the Eldridge Police Department. He spent time with police Chief Dave Kopatich at the department’s headquarters before the two stepped into a police car and took part in a “ride-along” tour throughout Eldridge. more

What does it take for you to change your mind?

“Today, no group in America feels comfortably dominant. Every group feels attacked, pitted against other groups not just for jobs and spoils but for the right to define the nation’s identity. In these conditions, democracy devolves into zero-sum group competition — pure political tribalism.” more

A record of success, and a time for transitions

It’s sure to be a pretty special moment tonight when Bill and Nicole Kearney take to the North Scott stage to present the annual Ambrose Kearney Memorial Scholarship. more

Praying around the flag pole

North Scott’s faithful prayed out loud around the high school flagpole and it made me nervous. more

Picketers slowed construction on addition at North Scott High School

May 11, 1978: The Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers brought construction to a halt when members picketed the building site of an industrial arts addition at North Scott High School to protest against DeWitt Electric, a non-union contractor hired by the school district. North Scott Board member Ned Mohr and others sought an injunction to prevent the picket which, according to Mohr, was illegal since Iowa has a “right to work” law. more

Planting seeds for the future

At the beginning of the year, in an effort to stay relevant for the future, we planted some seeds here at The NSP that have been germinating all year and are now just poking their heads out of the ground. more

Few take the time to attend councils, boards

8:47 a.m. That’s the time that works best for me for Board of Supervisor Tuesday morning committee meetings. more

McDonald's to locate at Walcott

May 4, 1978: The final plat for a McDonald’s Restaurant was approved to be located at the southeast corner of the I-80 interchange in Walcott. more

A local success story

Here's an item of unexpected good news: Eldridge electric rates are third lowest in Iowa with an average price of 7.9 cents per kilowatt hour. The western Iowa towns of Manilla and Denison are the only ones that are lower, at 7.85 and 7.86. That's according to information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration published in Sunday's Des Moines Register, based on revenue divided by kilowatt hours. more
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