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At some time in the future, somebody will look at The NSP's archives to see how the people of this community, at this moment, fared during the coronavirus pandemic. They will look here, not on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram or any of the others. more
These are definitely trying times, and at least for the time being, a new normal. more
I’m down to counting squares. more
March 29, 1995: A fire at the Eldridge City Shop caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. It was determined that the fire started in a gas heater. Smoke from the blaze could reportedly be seen for miles. Firefighters from Eldridge, Long Grove, and Davenport responded. more
What would you do if you received a positive diagnosis of coronavirus? more
Monday night and early Tuesday morning (March 16-17), the Iowa Legislature passed a series of resolutions to pause the legislative session for 30 days while the state works to slow the spread of COVID-19. more
Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, leadership in the Iowa House and Senate have made the decision to suspend the legislative session for a minimum of 30 days. The decision was made in consultation with the Department of Public Health and the Governor’s office following the announcement of “community spread” in Iowa. The Legislature is following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control related to mass gatherings to protect vulnerable populations. more
"I believe that what we all need as Americans is a little HOPE and some positive news.  Let's put out our American flags to signify that we are proud to be Americans ..." more
"I’m sure with a little imagination you and that crazy fox can blame this on Hillary ..." more
"A virus such as COVID-19 does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, identity, or gender. Despite what the promoters of conspiracy theories claim, this crisis has NOT been intentionally created by anyone ..." more
"Jesus offers hope to everyone in his exclusive truth claims ..." more
I  was in Rochester, Minn., for a four-state Rotary education event last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when I learned that my own Rotary club back home wasn't meeting and that Sunday church services were canceled to stop the spread of the coronavirus. more
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