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Welcome to The NSP!

In our ongoing effort to grow our readership, we're mailing free sample copies this week to persons in the North Scott area who are not currently subscribers. more

Coaches preach a message bigger than baseball

Don’t you just love it when a good plan comes together? I mean, seriously, other than a state championship, how can you top ending a season at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines? more

Farm groups react to $12 billion aid for farmers caught in trade war

On July 26 during a speech near Dubuque, Iowa, President Trump announced a $12 billion package of financial relief for farmers who have been adversely impacted by tariffs imposed on farm exports in the recent trade war. Here is what groups representing farmers had to say: more

'Friendly Town' program brought urban youth to area farms

July 31, 1968: The Norman Schroder and Robert Carter families from the Princeton area were participants in the “Friendly Town” program which was designed to promote better race relations by “just getting to know each other on a one-on-one basis.” more

'An experience given freely by the citizens of Iowa'

For the past few days I have been thinking of lessons learned in childhood. How something good may emerge from diversity and challenge. How things don’t always turn out as expected. How there are angels – you just need to know where to look for them. How there is an inherent goodness in people when they lead lives filled with trust. And, finally ... to expect the unexpected. more

Summer Festival and Moonlight Chase

"Just a note to congratulate you on the coverage of the Eldridge Summer Festival and Moonlight Chase this year ..." more

Lions' pancake breakfast a success

"On behalf of the Eldridge Lions Club, we want to extend a sincere thank you ..." more

Why the MAC should say YES to Central DeWitt

When first baseman Eric Dobbe squeezed the throw from shortstop Cayle Webster for the last out in the Lancers' regional championship game last Wednesday to send them to State, it added one more achievement in what has been a remarkable year for North Scott athletics: Five MAC Conference championships, and state tournament appearances in boys' basketball, wrestling and baseball. Plus a district championship and advancement to the round of eight in football and a MAC championship in girls' basketball. more

Groaning editors' passions

Around midnight, the evening’s libations kicked in and this table of journalists from around the world had a news nerd idea: Actually read aloud the award-winning columns from our conference banquet a few hours earlier. more

'Great Flood of '93' wreaked havoc

July 21, 1993: The “Great Flood of ‘93” wreaked havoc in the area and especially hit residents of River Camp Road hard. This was the road that linked many Scott County residents to the “outside world.” more

Plan now for emergency farm crisis

"Soybean prices have plummeted to a 10-year low and corn futures already have fallen by 15 percent ..." more

Leaders guilty of 'willful blindness'

"Willful blindness is a concept in the law of negligence which imposes liability on a person who engages in a deliberate failure to confront wrong doing despite awareness of its existence ..." more
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