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Take no delight, please, when the president bashes the press

This week, The North Scott Press joins newspapers across the U.S. that are speaking out against the drum roll of "the news media is the enemy of the people" from our nation's leaders. This nationwide campaign was begun by the Boston Globe, which is trying to band together editorial writers across the country to support a campaign of protecting press rights. more

North Scott Night Out unites, remembers and celebrates

When 2,000 people do anything in Scott County, it’s news. more

A letter to my baby as she starts kindergarten

OK, so maybe you aren’t quite a baby anymore. Every time I blink – you get bigger. And every time I pause for a moment, you are using bigger words (like loquacious ... what?!) and learning empathy and doing math and solving problems. So, while I know you aren’t technically a baby anymore, I’m taking a moment to reflect on what the past six years have meant to me. more

25 years ago: Lancer softball team captured state championship

Aug. 11, 1993: The North Scott Lancer softball team, coached by Dennis Johnson and assisted by Bob Rhinehart, came home from the state tournament with a state championship. more

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I am sure most of you are like me and wonder where the summer went.  We are blessed to live in a community where education is highly valued and supported by all.  As always, it is a privilege to be able to serve the North Scott Community School District as superintendent of schools. more

National Night Out a 'WOW!'

"It was emotional to see so many people united for our cause. We live in a great community and when you really look at the word community, you will find unity ..." more

What do conservatives stand for?

"Voting for Democrats this mid-term is the only way to send a message to the Family Values Party. Not to put Democrats in charge, but to send a message to both parties that it's time to get back to bipartisan politics ..." more

'A Thousand Points of Light' make America great

A notice on page 11A invites us to honor one of the grand matriarchs of North Scott, Phyllis Green, on her 90th birthday. Time has passed since Phyllis and her husband, Ted, lived and raised their family of five here, but she is remembered well by all who knew her.  more

The place for citizen leadership is rural Scott County

If any American voters can figure out how to talk with, instead of at each other, they will be in Scott County. more

Barry Lahann hired at North Scott; River Bandits played in Eldridge

Aug. 7, 1968: Barry Lahann was hired as coordinator of physical education for the North Scott elementary schools. He was working on planning curriculum for grades 1-6 and would be teaching one class a week to each elementary class section in the district. more

After tax cuts, we can't afford a $12 billion farmer bailout

"Farmers are not the only ones hurt by Trump's erratic tweets and trade war. We could tolerate some trade war pain if we were confident the President understood the complex issue ..." more

Loebsack: Congress should not recess

As the House gaveled out of session for its August recess, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call for the House to remain in session through August to work on the important issues facing Iowans. Loebsack called on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and cancel this August recess. July 26 marked the 207th day of the year, and the House has only been in session for a total of 82 days. more
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