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Nov. 24, 1977: Eldridge Postmaster Dorothy Beck told The North Scott Press that a survey conducted by the postal service showed that Eldridge residents were strongly in favor of house to house mail delivery. A formal request for in-town delivery had been denied in 1975, even though Eldridge had at that time surpassed the population requirement of 2,500 for consideration. more
"We have to keep in mind that Russia, through its trolls, has made, and is still making, a huge effort to sow discord in our nation ..." more
"Communication and transparency remain significant problems for our Republican-led Scott County Board ..." more
"Vote for Rita Hart for Iowa Senate. She is fighting for middle class, hard working Iowans, not for the billionaires and their agenda ..." more
Recommendations released Oct. 17 by the Future Ready Iowa Alliance lay out a plan to enhance the skills of Iowa workers so that they can fill local job openings. The recommendations build on our bipartisan work over the past several years. more
"Passage of the Heartbeat bill would simply force the University to seek alternative arrangements with other institutions ..." more
Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds isn’t surprised China included soybeans in its $50 billion retaliatory tariff action since it’s a major U.S. import. “Iowa soybean farmers understand there are legitimate issues needing resolution, particularly those involving intellectual property rights,” Leeds said. “We appreciate the importance of these matters and encourage additional dialogue between the two countries to resolve them. more
Wow! What a response. As this issue went to press, 89 had already completed our online reader study and another 47 had started it. We're well on our way to our goal of a minimum of 200 responses which will make the results statistically reliable. Double or more would be even better. more
I encourage you to read Mark Ridolfi's "On the Record" column because he does, I believe, accurately describe the biases of The North Scott Press, your community newspaper. He adds detail to our mission statement, which is published in every issue: "The mission of The North Scott Press is to provide dependable, accurate information in a family-oriented way to help build and support our communities." more
Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone and increases prosperity, but many believe the system is rigged against them. It doesn’t help that Iowans had to wait too long for their state income tax refunds two years in a row, that the state budget is a mess and that legislative leaders are pushing conflicting tax proposals that would make things worse. more
"Historically, 18-30-year-olds don't vote as often as other older age groups. However, I honestly believe that is going to change, and the students from Parkland, Florida will end up in our future U.S. history books as being the group to finally open the eyes and minds of this present generation of school-age students ..." more
"Instead of assuming our statements of faith are absolute, shouldn’t we take a closer look at how and why we have such diverse beliefs about what Jesus asked of us ..." more
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