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Residents wanted house-to-house mail

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

Let's not fight each other

"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

Donahue Savings Bank was ordered closed by the FDIC in 1977

Sept. 1, 1977: In an unprecedented sequence of events, the Donahue Savings Bank was ordered closed by the Iowa State Department of Banking, and its assets were sold at a private auction to Davenport Bank and Trust Co., the Quad Cities’ largest financial institution. President V.O. Figge announced that Davenport Bank intended to operate a full-service office while providing the Donahue community with all its banking needs. The purchase price was $480,000 and with that Davenport Bank also assumed approximately $5.1 million in book deposits and other liabilities. This prevented a potential financial loss to depositors. more

Scott County needs pro-active leadership

"Communication and transparency remain significant problems for our Republican-led Scott County Board ..." more

Keep a senator who works for us

"Vote for Rita Hart for Iowa Senate. She is fighting for middle class, hard working Iowans, not for the billionaires and their agenda ..." more

Education, job training are the keys

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

Gun show experience an eye opener

"I did something I honestly never thought I would do. This letter writer experienced a local gun show ..." more

University misleads about abortion

"Passage of the Heartbeat bill would simply force the University to seek alternative arrangements with other institutions ..." more

'They are just as nervous as we are'

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

Week No. 2: Tell us what you think

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

Top stories of 2017

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

Weep for the world and our planet

" ... Many of America's leaders persist in denying climate change is real, or that man is accelerating the changes that are putting us on course to global catastrophe ..." more
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