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New Year’s resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to eliminate tobacco from your life is a commitment that takes self-control and support. The Scott County Health Department reminds residents who have made the healthy choice to quit smoking that help and support is available through Quitline Iowa. more
Of all the possible days of the week for Christmas and New Year's, Tuesday is the most vexing if you're a community newspaper – because central printing plants, which are typically very busy on Tuesdays, shut down, post office schedules change ... and Mondays are just as challenging with workers leaving early for well- deserved Christmas Eve church and family activities. more
Shhh. Listen. Do you hear it? Almost everywhere you go, there are bells ringing, carolers singing and endless renditions of “Winter Wonderland” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.” more
Here are some scraps from an old reporter’s notepad: more
Dec. 18, 1968: Norbert Albrecht, rural Long Grove, placed first in the Scott County Corn Yield Contest with 159.96 bushels per acre. William Storjohann of rural Davenport was second with 159.91 bushels per acre. more
If you need a lift of your Christmas spirit and want to have your heart warmed, you need to go see Countryside's latest production, "A Christmas Carol." The cooperative adaptation of Dickens' classic tale with book, lyrics and music by Tristan Tapscott and Danny White, will amaze you with the story's flow and the artistic blend of music and narration. more
Gift cards are a quick and convenient gift giving solution. Whether you’re pressed for time or the recipient is hard to shop for, a gift card is sure to make the perfect gift. According to the National Retail Federation, gift card spending is expected to reach $27.6 billion this holiday season, with gift card purchasers planning to buy an average of four cards, worth roughly $45 each. more
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