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Coach, school helping build good foundation

Editor:     We would like to share a very rewarding experience that occurred last Friday night at the Wilton – Highland football game.     Our varsity football team had the privilege to … more

‘Why not put employers in jail?’

Editor:     Building walls challenges people to figure out how to get over them, get under them or around them.       Building bigger and better drones is taking place right now (newest … more

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

Letter to the editor: Keep a senator who works for us

Editor: Vote for Rita Hart for Iowa Senate. She is fighting for middle class, hard working Iowans, not for the billionaires and their agenda. We need honest, responsible legislation from people … 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

Remembering fire aboard USS Forrestal

Editor:     July 29 marked the 50th anniversary of the devastating fire that occurred aboard the USS Forrestal CVA 59. The official count of fatalities from this fire was 134. The Forrestal … more

Our Past: 1977: School immunizations required

July 21, 1977 Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray signed a new law which required all students entering school in September to provide proof that their immunizations had been completed. North Scott officials … more

Letter to the editor: Gun show experience an eye opener

Editor: Sometimes perhaps the best way to expand our horizons personally is to step outside of our comfort zones for a while. It is an attempt to figuratively slip into someone else’s … more

Guest column: Healthy homes are smoke-free homes

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). The theme … 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

Impressions: 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 … more

Impressions: 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 … more

Letter to the editor: Weep for the world and our planet

Editor: ITEM: Two Category Five Hurricanes in two weeks. Warming ocean waters allowed Irma to accelerate to Level 3 faster than any storm witnessed, in less than 30 hours. Terrorists have not … more

On the Record: Rockets red glare? Yes! Bombs bursting in air? No

Like a war zone. That phrase came up again and again before Eldridge and Princeton city councils, Scott County Supervisors, and small talk at Al & Gerry’s to describe Iowa’s first legal … more

Planning can prevent long-term crisis

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

Parkland students will go down in history

"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
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