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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

Dressed for the occasion!

"The White House has confirmed that President Trump has directed the Department of Defense to begin planning a military parade for later this year in Washington, D.C. ..." more

Beautiful Memorial Day service

"Just want to thank everyone who had a hand in organizing the beautiful Memorial Day service at Summit Church ..." more

Wish we could vote for candidates of all parties

If you really want to change your government, you need to vote in next Tuesday's primary election. A lot of well qualified candidates in the past have not made it past this first winnowing of the field for the November general elections. more

First class stamps increased to 15 cents

June 1, 1978: Eldridge postal clerk Dona Cawiezell was pictured with a sheet of the new 15-cent first-class letter stamps. There was no price printed on the stamp, something new the Postal Service had initiated. more

Farm bill 'a partisan food fight'

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 18 after House Republicans failed to push their partisan farm bill through the House. This legislation fails to address falling farm income, eliminates the energy title, which includes the popular Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and eliminates important crop insurance and risk management education efforts. Additionally, the bill cuts billions of dollars in food assistance for millions of children, seniors and veterans. more

Happy to be on a winning QC team

"Before I leave the Quad Cities, I want to thank Bill Tubbs and The North Scott Press for the kind tribute to my tourism work in the Quad Cities last month, but also for years of great coverage of Scott County travel and tourism ..." more
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