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From joy to disbelief and sadness, all in 24 hours

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven ... more

I wish I'd known him better

What a special young man. What a life taken way too soon. more

Fire destroys McCausland store

Dec. 23, 1978: Flames leveled a building in McCausland that had housed the Baumbach General Store for many years. McCausland firefighters requested the Iowa Fire Marshal’s office to investigate to determine the cause of the blaze. more

How to conduct meetings with logic, order and brevity

The purpose of the parliamentary procedure leadership development event is to encourage students to learn to effectively participate in a business meeting and to assist in the development of their leadership, research, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills. more

Making county information accessible to everyone

Taxpayers interested in learning about a county assistant administrator’s pay raise a decade ago can find it with a few clicks on Scott County’s tremendously accessible website. more

Gary Olson to coach NS football

Feb. 16, 1978: The North Scott School Board voted to extend a contract to Gary Olson of Davenport West High School for social studies teaching and head football coaching. more

Iconic issue stirs memories of North Scott Press readers

You don't need to engage every issue. Some, however, are more fun and interesting than others. Reprinting our first issue from 50 years ago in last week's NSP is a case in point. more

Cattle stolen from Dixon farm

Feb. 7, 1968: Cattle Rustlers struck the Fred Wells and Oliver Hanson farms just west of Dixon. Eleven purebred registered Aberdeen Angus calves valued over $3,000 were taken. more

This opportunity comes only once every 50 years

Today, Jan. 31, is the 50th anniversary of the first issue of The North Scott Press. To mark the occasion, we're reprinting the first issue in Section B with some historical recollections. That – and editing the Conservation Issue pull-out on pages 15-20A – is where most of my time and energy were spent this past week. more

A vision for Iowa water quality

For the past 18 years, Iowa used $15 million in gambling taxes each year to pay back loans for arenas, museums, parks, hotels, golf courses, rec trails, an aquarium and other Vision Iowa projects across the state. more

Civic League building to expand

Feb. 2, 1976: Plans for expansion of the Long Grove Civic League building included an addition on the west with restrooms on the first floor and in the basement, plus additional dining area and kitchen facilities. more

Davenport's champion for excellence and equity

Few of us would want Art Tate's job as superintendent of the Davenport School District, but I, for one, admire his commitment to excellence and equity at age 78. He is a man on a mission on behalf of some 15,000 students whose voice is being heard around the state. more
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