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Sen. Jim Lykam didn’t flinch. But he had to be uncomfortable. more
March 29, 1979: Plans for a long-awaited Eldridge city park and community center area were rapidly moving toward reality, pending the community’s purchase of 41.4 acres in the northeast part of town on property owned by the Milwaukee Railroad. The land was part of a larger tract of 183 acres that attorney Larry Jungmann had purchased with the agreement that he would sell park land to the city. This was the beginning of what is now Sheridan Meadows Park. more
Before the majority of white settlers started to move into this region, the land was wild. more
One of the bills passed in the Senate this week is Senate File 341, which brings some much needed changes to the current protections for service animals and assistance animals in housing and public places. more
I was 13 when I met the late Charlotte Borlaug, Dr. Norman Borlaug’s youngest sister. As she chronicled her account of growing up in Cresco, Iowa, with her headstrong brother, she shared the family mantra: “If you can’t get it one way, try it at a different angle.” more
"When compared to the cost of incarceration, this program generates $3 in jail cost-avoidance for each $1 invested in treatment program participants ..." more
The wholesome, G-rated TV serial, "When Calls the Heart," on Sunday evenings on the Hallmark Channel, has been a favorite for Linda and me. The setting is Hope Valley, which is a village on the Canadian frontier circa 1913. more
I’ve never taken a job in my life. more
March 22, 1979: Twenty-three people attended the Scott County Postmasters’ meeting at the Tombergs Turner Hall, Eldridge. Long Grove postmaster Eunice McCubbin and her husband, Guy, hosted the meeting. Announcement was made that the next meeting would be a steak fry in June, hosted by McCausland postmaster, Gloria Ostermeir. more
The scary facts: more
This week, the Iowa Senate passed important reforms to how judges are picked in Iowa. Senate File 237 makes a number of changes to judicial nominating commissions in order to give the people of Iowa more of a voice, increase accountability, and bring balance to commissions across the state. more
"It is sad to see a church body judged for holding to a changeless teaching of God’s word – marriage between a man and a woman. Yet, I  commend the editorial writer for his honesty by stating that this is his own opinion, NOT scripture ..." more
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