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July 27, 1994: Around 500 dead fish were collected from the banks of Lake Huntington near Scott County Park, after they had thrown themselves onto the shore. State biologists said that this phenomenon, which had been occurring in lakes across Iowa that summer, was the result of low oxygen levels in the water caused by weather conditions and abundance of decomposing plant life. more
Election cybersecurity is a race without a finish line. There are new and constantly evolving threats out there every day from foreign governments, and from bad actors across the globe. We must remain vigilant in protecting our elections. I want you to know that here in Iowa, that is our number one priority. more
The purpose of this memo is to inform you of an upcoming raid to arrest a woman living in New York City who we plan to send back to her country of origin, France. more
"Russia attacked us. It is attacking us today. Its attacks will intensify in 2020 ..." more
"Donald Trump is a sick man who has already led this nation into the sewer by encouraging hatred between the races in order to win a political election ..." more
"Partners of Scott County Watersheds would like to thank the 35 volunteers who came out on a very hot Saturday morning to assist with the first annual Summer Snapshot on July 20 at the Eldridge Community Center ..." more
"The health care problem faced by the people of our land is that we are not getting our money’s worth out of spending far more on health care than any other nation in the world ..." more
Three summers ago, in a June 8, 2016, column entitled, "Let's keep community theater in North Scott," I held my fire from writing incendiary words about the direction that Countryside Community Theatre was headed. more
Finally, after nearly 11 months, we all know what went on inside that North Scott Junior High classroom last August. more
“I don’t know if this is true, but…” more
July 23, 1979: Iowa’s beverage container deposit law was scheduled to take effect Aug. 1, and local retailers predicted a substantial loss of business and an inordinate consumer price hike on beer and soft drinks as a result of the new law. more
The United Nations has designated July 30th as the World Day Against Human Trafficking in Person. The purpose is to raise awareness of this devastating issue of modern day slavery and to show how this heinous crime is growing not only globally but also here in Iowa. more
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