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A rose for Eastern Iowa Baking Company

"The Edward W. Knapper VFW Post 617 would like to acknowledge the owners and customers of Eastern Iowa Baking Company for filling the tip jar to support both our VFW Post and the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities ..." more

Planting seeds for the future

At the beginning of the year, in an effort to stay relevant for the future, we planted some seeds here at The NSP that have been germinating all year and are now just poking their heads out of the ground. more

Few take the time to attend councils, boards

8:47 a.m. That’s the time that works best for me for Board of Supervisor Tuesday morning committee meetings. more

Vote about meeting times 'regrettable'

"Public meetings should be held at times and locations convenient to the public, not the supervisors or the staff ..." more

McDonald's to locate at Walcott

May 4, 1978: The final plat for a McDonald’s Restaurant was approved to be located at the southeast corner of the I-80 interchange in Walcott. more

School Board Recognition Month: Thank board members for their service

May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools. more

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

Support of Lions Club breakfast appreciated

"Your support and generosity will help fund Lions Club projects in the North Scott community ..." more

Use Facebook if you must, but with eyes wide open

In all the years of our NSP Online questions of the week, readers never agreed 100 percent about anything, but the March 28-April 10 poll came close. Only one of the 61 who voted answered Yes when asked if you trust Facebook to protect your personal information. more
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