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Ruling leaves door open for betting on high school sports

The U.S. Supreme Court last week on a vote of 6-3 said individual states can decide whether to allow bets to be placed on amateur sports. Should Iowa join the parade? We asked readers in our online poll at www.northscottpress.com and 74 percent said No. more

No doubts about telling Cailynn's amazing story

If ever I had any doubts about telling Cailynn Garnica’s story, they were wiped clean with a 15-minute visit to North Scott Junior High School late Friday morning. more

Say Thank You to a teacher

Here are some scratches from an old reporters’ notepad: more

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

Looking out for Iowans after the session

The 2018 legislative session wrapped up on May 5. I have been listening to folks in my district who are looking for real solutions to real problems. With a few exceptions, this year’s session fell short on those solutions, and Iowans are already feeling the consequences. more

We must support the most vulnerable

"This country’s laws and biases perpetuate the mass incarceration of non-whites for nonviolent drug crimes that has the pernicious effect of breaking up families and perpetuating poverty ..." more

Vote for a 'true Republican' for Congress

"If you are a part of the silent majority who elected President Trump, then Ginny Caligiuri is the write-in candidate to vote for in the primary election on June 5 ..." more

Roses for making Eldridge beautiful

"Three roses ..." more

Will you go to Heaven when you die?

"If you are uncertain you will go to heaven when you die and therefore it follows have a dread of dying, Jesus Christ is the anchor that will hold ... " 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

My years with a journalism icon

So Bill Wundram and I walk into Argo Corners. A back room brims with crock pots and covered dishes for what appears to be a chili cook off. Bill’s there for Stink Fest, a celebration of the natural human consequence of spicy chili and deviled eggs. 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

Tribalism: A most relevant column

"Perhaps if enough of us join the tribe of civility and morality, we can restore a kind of tribalism that will mend, or begin to mend our great country ..." more

Eldridge angels came to my aid

"Roses to all the angels who helped get my car off the big rock behind Hungry Hobo on Friday ..." 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

'Get up and keep going' – Ed White kindergarteners share wisdom with Quad-Cities' Big Table talks

"Thank you for this great opportunity and inspiring many in our community to have their voice heard ..." more
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