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Grain silos erected at Donahue; Weather Service comes to Mt. Joy

July 6, 1978: Eldridge Cooperative erected two new grain silos at their facility in Donahue. The silos were 142 feet tall, and each had a capacity to hold 504,000 bushels. more

The freedom we celebrate on July Fourth comes at a high price

On Thursday, June 28, a man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette, a community newspaper in Annapolis, Md. more

Sisters of Humility: U.S. immigration 'radically unjust'

A weekend of meetings and special events occurred during the annual General Assembly of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) which took place June 21-24, 2018, on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport. More than 60 sisters and associates attended the annual meeting, with some traveling from across the United States, Mexico and Canada to be present. more

Open borders lead to drugs, sex, weapons traffic

"If I am reading this correctly, Bill, you believe a bottle rocket is more dangerous to our society than open borders leading to drug/sex/weapons traffic ..." more

Embarrassments, concerns, horrors

"Let's vote the GOP out in November 2018, but in a truly civilized, democratic and American way ..." more

Delay court vote!

"It is extremely vital that people contact Sen. Charles Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst. Call them, visit them, email and send them letters ..." more

Enforce fireworks laws

The first (illegal) fireworks broke the silence in our neighborhood Sunday evening, June 17, around 10 o'clock. We hope this is not a sign of things to come. The city of Eldridge and adjacent communities set 2-11 p.m. on July 3 and 4 as the only hours fireworks are legal. Period. more

Rustic Ridge Estates gains approval; CST buys McCausland

June 29, 1978: Negotiations for the sale of the McCausland Cooperative Telephone Company to Central Scott Telephone Company were expected to culminate in a merger. Central Scott had an offer of $85,000 on the table. more

'When my kids cry at night, I'm glad I can be their source of comfort'

Last night I kissed my three kids good night and went on my way. I had what felt like a million things to do when both my daughters started crying and calling out for me. It was already late and my first reaction was to feel annoyed. Why can't they just go sleep?! more

Ethanol is a critical piece of America's energy strategy

The conflict over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) between the EPA, Congress and special interest groups hasĀ  left hardworking people throughout rural America with a growing sense of uncertainty about their futures. more

Exempt Canada from harmful tariffs

Congressman Dave Loebsack on June 22 called on U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to support the tens of thousands of Iowans who rely on a healthy trading relationship with Canada by exempting Canada from the tariffs that began on June 1. more

County should lead for QC Airport

"We need bold regional action to secure the future of QC International Airport ..." more
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