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When we get our hearts right, politicians will listen

There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's the story of Manuel Pacheco. He was brought to the U.S. when he was 3 and was scheduled to graduate with his classmates from Des Moines East High School. Instead, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on April 24 and deported to Mexico, where he died a brutal death at the hands of drug cartels. more

'Country's next star' Margo Price has Quad-City connection

Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo Price, who has been called “country’s next star.” more

1978: Casey's to build in Eldridge

June 15, 1978: Plans were also underway to build a Casey’s Store directly south of White Roofing and north of East LeClaire Road. more

Lessons from my father

Herb Carlson was a blessing; he was a curse! more

Restating our support for renewable fuels

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 10 in response to reports that President Trump reiterated his commitment to allowing year-round sales of fuel composed of 15 percent ethanol, instead of the 10 percent that is currently blended in the supply. more

Nothing good comes from a trade war

One of President Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) favorite political sayings came from a song popular in his youth: “Dance with the one that brung ya.” more

NFL: Kneeling is a sign of respect

"You don't have to agree with NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, but at least recognize it for what it is and not the mischaracterization by Mr. Trump as something unpatriotic ..." more

Farewell, my friend

Each of us (I hope) has a few friends who, even though we are apart for years, can pick up a conversation and it is like yesterday. For me, Birch Holden was one such person, which is why, when Erin Gentz handed me his obituary last Thursday afternoon, time stopped at our office. Even though it has been 30 years since he lived and worked in this community, he remained a part of us until the end, even at age 95. more

Thank you, Sherri Marceau, for helping North Scott kids!

It was probably only fitting that I made the trek to Alan Shepard Elementary in Long Grove last Thursday. more

Priority No. 1: Put readers first

“A newspaper has five constituencies…” more

Eldridge gets curbside mail delivery

June 8, 1978: Personnel at the Eldridge Post Office finally received notification that Eldridge had received approval for curbside mail delivery. more

Iowa leads nation in animal cruelty

"Iowa continues to rank 49th out of 50 states in the efficacy of its animal neglect and cruelty laws, based on an exhaustive review of similar laws around the country conducted annually by the Animal Legal Defense Fund ..." more
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