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Streets honor Eldridge families

March 19, 2003: Land developer and builder Terry Knutson decided to honor four Eldridge families when he chose names for a new housing area on the western outskirts of Eldridge.  more

Despite Current, there WILL be a March 18th this year

A pocket calendar Linda bought from the popular gift supplier, Current, led to an argument at the Tubbs household last fall when we were making plans for certain family activities in March 2018. "Let me see your calendar!" I said, bewildered, when she said March 19th fell on a Sunday. more

North Scott's crowd bigger than West Des Moines Valley

It was quite a sight that greeted North Scott’s boys’ basketball team when it walked out of the Wells Fargo Arena tunnel for last Wednesday morning’s first-round state tournament game. more

New resources provide tons of information at your fingertips

Advances in technology are a double-edged sword. It all depends upon how we use them. more

Wuestenberg mink farm sold

March 13, 1968: The Wuestenberg mink farm, located at the northwest corner of Second and Donahue streets in Eldridge, had been in operation since 1932. Otto Wuestenberg founded the business, and his sons Reinhardt and Dario had taken it over and continued operation, but had recently sold the business to Ralston Purina, ending the farm's 36-year run. more

Follow the money: Business leads the way for progress

Three issues recently in the news show us that business and the private sector are more likely to bring progressive change than government: more

Archery team aims to put North Scott on the map

Count me among the many who are surprised by the success of North Scott’s archery team. more

Who will show up for GOP governor primary?

Politics always is about who shows up. more

Progress for Lost Grove Lake was off to a slow start

March 3, 1993: Nearly five and a half years after the Department of Natural Resources had announced a decision to build Lost Grove Lake in Princeton, Butler and Lincoln townships of Scott County, there was little evidence that progress had been made. The North Scott Press began an inquiry into what had been accomplished so far. more

'It's been a great run' for longtime board secretary

Thirty-four years. Six superintendents. Forty-one school board members. Countless memories of mostly good times and some not-so-good. more

Vegas shooter's arsenal remains 100-percent legal

Read the 58 autopsy reports from the Las Vegas mass shooting and you can’t help but conclude those high-caliber bullets and rapid-fire rifles worked exactly as intended. more

Ed White wins F.I.N.E. Award

Feb. 24, 1993: Gov. Terry Branstad traveled to Eldridge to present a First in the Nation in Education Award to Ed White Elementary School. A full assembly of students, teachers, administrators and townsfolk greeted the governor. The award recognized Ed White for its commitment to writing through its Writing Center and Young Writers Day. more
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