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'Champions for Children' gave us roots and wings

Earlier this year I approached North Scott superintendent Joe Stutting with the idea of publishing a special section to recognize the teachers. His better idea was to recognize all employees, including the support staff. more

Every child deserves a champion

Yes, everybody recognizes that it’s teachers who are typically the faces on the front lines of education. The future of our communities has been entrusted to their daily care, and they have the responsibility of molding our leaders of tomorrow. more

Paper or plastic? That is the question

Paper or plastic? As far as grocery bags are concerned, I don’t have to answer that anymore. Like a lot of people, I bring my own reusable sacks to the supermarket most of the time. But if you ask me that question about almost anything else, my answer is almost always an emphatic “paper.” But if … more

Can good candidates' reputations survive the 2018 campaign?

The Hart vs. Cournoyer race should be the kind of campaign I love to cover. more

Residents wanted house-to-house mail

Nov. 24, 1977: Eldridge Postmaster Dorothy Beck told The North Scott Press that a survey conducted by the postal service showed that Eldridge residents were strongly in favor of house to house mail delivery. A formal request for in-town delivery had been denied in 1975, even though Eldridge had at that time surpassed the population requirement of 2,500 for consideration. more

A warm toast to those who brought us heat

"We salute this professional organization ..." more

Flower beds, baskets make Eldridge beautiful

"The flower beds along LeClaire Road and the hanging baskets and flowers at Wiese Memorial Park this summer have made Eldridge a beautiful sight ..." more

Common Core is a Marxist ploy

"The birth of America was an incredible experiment founded on freedom, liberty, and Judeo-Christian beliefs and values, but the mere mention of God and Jesus Christ in today’s public schools strikes fear in the hearts of P.C. cowards, frightens the followers of Marxist theory, and infuriates the disciples of Mohammed ..." more

Trump turning USA into Pottersville

"Many took a chance on Donald Trump when he promised the moon, saying he could fix everything, and it would be so easy ..." more

Grassley, Ernst need to fix or kill tax scam

"I realize the middle class tax cut President Trump promised sounded good, however, the tax scam concocted in the Washington swamp is not what we were promised ..." more

The swamp in D.C. is now a cesspool

"I seriously fear for the present and for the future of our country, our way of life, and our performance on the international stage ..." more

Tax plan will hurt everyday Iowans

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) released the following statement Nov. 16 after the U.S.House passed H.R. 1, the Republican’s tax plan. In a guest column, Loebsack had previously laid out his vision for what he believes should have been included in any tax proposal. more
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