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'A Thousand Points of Light' make America great

A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has passed since Phyllis and her husband, Ted, lived and raised their family of five here, but she is remembered well by all who knew her.  more

The place for citizen leadership is rural Scott County

If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. more

Barry Lahann hired at North Scott; River Bandits played in Eldridge

Aug. 7, 1968: Barry Lahann was hired as coordinator of physical education for the North Scott elementary schools. He was working on planning curriculum for grades 1-6 and would be teaching one class a week to each elementary class section in the district. more

After tax cuts, we can't afford a $12 billion farmer bailout

"Farmers are not the only ones hurt by Trump's erratic tweets and trade war. We could tolerate some trade war pain if we were confident the President understood the complex issue ..." more

Loebsack: Congress should not recess

As the House gaveled out of session for its August recess, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call for the House to remain in session through August to work on the important issues facing Iowans. Loebsack called on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and cancel this August recess. July 26 marked the 207th day of the year, and the House has only been in session for a total of 82 days. more

Welcome to The NSP!

In our ongoing effort to grow our readership, we're mailing free sample copies this week to persons in the North Scott area who are not currently subscribers. more

Coaches preach a message bigger than baseball

Don’t you just love it when a good plan comes together? I mean, seriously, other than a state championship, how can you top ending a season at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines? more

Farm groups react to $12 billion aid for farmers caught in trade war

On July 26 during a speech near Dubuque, Iowa, President Trump announced a $12 billion package of financial relief for farmers who have been adversely impacted by tariffs imposed on farm exports in the recent trade war. Here is what groups representing farmers had to say: more

'Friendly Town' program brought urban youth to area farms

July 31, 1968: The Norman Schroder and Robert Carter families from the Princeton area were participants in the “Friendly Town” program which was designed to promote better race relations by “just getting to know each other on a one-on-one basis.” more

'An experience given freely by the citizens of Iowa'

For the past few days I have been thinking of lessons learned in childhood. How something good may emerge from diversity and challenge. How things don’t always turn out as expected. How there are angels – you just need to know where to look for them. How there is an inherent goodness in people when they lead lives filled with trust. And, finally ... to expect the unexpected. more

Summer Festival and Moonlight Chase

"Just a note to congratulate you on the coverage of the Eldridge Summer Festival and Moonlight Chase this year ..." more

Lions' pancake breakfast a success

"On behalf of the Eldridge Lions Club, we want to extend a sincere thank you ..." more
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