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Medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm," before becoming doctors. more
It’s been almost two months since my wife told me I should do a story on Juuling, and while I usually try to be more attentive to her suggestions, this one got put on the back burner. more
My heart sank when I saw The Des Moines Register published the name and jail mug shot of a North Scott seventh-grader on its front page last week. more
If you type the word downsizing at Google.com, I suspect you won’t see a photograph of people having fun. more
Jan. 25, 1979: The Eldridge City Council voted to ask the Iowa State Liquor Commission to investigate the feasibility of opening a liquor store in Eldridge. more
I will venture a guess that some parents or guardians in the North Scott area would second guess a student’s choice to take an agriculture class.When I encourage a community member to consider enrolling their student in an agriculture class, I am often met with the response, “Sounds great! But our family doesn’t live on a farm.” However, I quickly counter with a common statement among the youth of North Scott, “Bet.” more
Congressman Dave Loebsack on Jan. 16 called on U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) to resign for the good of the people of Iowa. Loebsack said that while Steve King has a long history of making hateful and disgusting remarks, by having his committee assignments taken away, he is no longer able to effectively serve the people of Iowa. more
The 88th General Assembly convened at the Statehouse this week for the opening days of the 2019 legislative session. more
"It is far past the time to transcend petty party politics ..." more
It was abruptly back to reality on the home front for Linda and me, including digging out from a winter storm last Saturday, after a long anticipated week with our children and their families on a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean. more
Jan. 8, 1979: The “Great Blizzard of ‘79” wreaked havoc when 17 inches of snow smothered the area on Jan. 13, 1979 – on top of 11 inches still on the ground after New Year's – a 28-inch accumulation. more
As children, we dive into the pages of classic picture books such as "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Cat in the Hat," or "Madeline" to be entertained by stories while being carried to other worlds. As time passes, our books morph into novels, textbooks, or non-fiction interests and picture books are forgotten. But picture books should remain on our bookshelves for many reasons. more
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