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First Responders saved my life!

"To all of the residents of our beautiful, little Iowa city – we are BLESSED to have a group of First Responders with this level of excellence ..." more

Congratulations, North Scott students

"I am grateful that my girls are growing up in the North Scott School District and the students of this district are encouraged to learn what it means to be an active citizen in the society in which they live ..." more

Development in Scott County has been remarkably stable over the years

"A Future Land Use Map is only one of the many criteria used by the planning commission and the board of supervisors to evaluate a rezoning, subdivision or other development in determining whether it should or can be approved ..." more

A local success story

Here's an item of unexpected good news: Eldridge electric rates are third lowest in Iowa with an average price of 7.9 cents per kilowatt hour. The western Iowa towns of Manilla and Denison are the only ones that are lower, at 7.85 and 7.86. That's according to information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration published in Sunday's Des Moines Register, based on revenue divided by kilowatt hours. more

'Joseph' deserves community support

Seriously, what’s not to like about "Joseph?" more

A path to leadership

The Quad Cities Big Table last weekend raised voices in civic engagement, one of my favorite things about being a journalist. more

'The fair won't be the same'

“We are going to miss her.” Those are the words of Rich Coussens, the Mississippi Valley Fair Board president. He is speaking of MVF Board member Shirley Newell, 87, of Long Grove, who died April 8 while struggling to recover from a January stroke. more

Eldridge Lions planted Christmas trees as fundraiser

April 24, 1968: Eldridge Lions planted 2,500 evergreen trees on a six-acre tract of land owned by Ted Baetke. The land had been set aside for a conservation project, and the Lions planned to cut the trees at maturity to sell as Christmas trees. more

The NSP's interview with Barbara Bush

When my boss said he was about to offer me the opportunity of a lifetime, I was skeptical. After all, editors have been known to say such things to goad one into accepting assignments no one else wanted. more

Planning can prevent long-term crisis

Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone and increases prosperity, but many believe the system is rigged against them. It doesn’t help that Iowans had to wait too long for their state income tax refunds two years in a row, that the state budget is a mess and that legislative leaders are pushing conflicting tax proposals that would make things worse. more

Opportunities for city beautification

"There are additional areas along LeClaire Road that could also use a gardener's help. Perhaps a garden club, scouting group or high school organization is looking for a summer project ..." more

Scott County needs pro-active leadership

"Communication and transparency remain significant problems for our Republican-led Scott County Board ..." more
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