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This was supposed to be about ISU president Wendy Wintersteen's inspirational talk at North Scott Rotary last Friday. But then the news arrived Saturday afternoon that former Eldridge hardware store owner and mayor, Larry Rauch, died, and a change of plans was required. more
Everybody seems to love the Special Olympics, and that fact once again played out in living color on a bright, crisp Saturday morning at North Scott’s Lancer Stadium. more
If I was Century Electric owner Aaron Griesenbeck, I’d be mighty honked off this week. more
April 16, 2014: The North Scott School Board began exploring the possibility of adding an athletic field house and training center to the high school’s assets. NS activities director Jason Schroeder was given permission to form an exploratory committee after he presented a list of needs compiled by the high school activity coaches. more
The Iowa Senate unanimously advanced a bill this week aimed at shining the light on costs that help determine drug pricing. Senate File 563 deals with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are third-party companies who act as prescription drug middlemen to develop plans for state government employees, commercial health entities, and for employers who self-insure. more
The Better Business Bureau has encountered several moving companies that are causing headaches for consumers and the BBB. Last August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cincinnati announced indictments against several moving companies and individuals based in locations throughout the country.  more
"Too often, even students of history equate socialism with the 'Red Scare' of the 1920s and the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s ..." more
"We will continue to be a politically divided nation if we can’t have civil, meaningful dialogues about individual responsibility versus necessary government assistance ..." more
"Your support and generosity will help fund Lions Club projects in the North Scott community and beyond ..." more
There is no shortage of issues this week, but there is a shortage of space, despite that we dedicated four pages to opinions, including the two views of socialism on the opposite page. "Socialism" is a word that is tossed about freely by politicians, but what do they mean? These essays do not sum up all the available opinions on the subject, but I believe they do give us at least one point of reference as we sort these things out. more
My mother didn’t teach my brother and me how to cook. My wife, Sherry, believes that was a mistake. So Sherry made sure she taught our daughter and three sons how to cook, and she also taught me. But that didn’t always go well. more
April 6, 1994: Mercy and St. Luke’s hospitals in Davenport combined and became Genesis Health System. St. Luke’s became Genesis Medical Center East, and Mercy was renamed Genesis Medical Center West. more
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