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Jan. 8, 1979: The “Great Blizzard of ‘79” wreaked havoc when 17 inches of snow smothered the area on Jan. 13, 1979 – on top of 11 inches still on the ground after New Year's – a 28-inch accumulation. more
Jan. 1, 1969: The Eldridge City Council met to award bids on a new water tank. Council members Bob Pischke, Ray Porter and Norman Harvey gave approval to accept the bid from Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. in the amount of $96,200 for a tubular column tank. (This is the water tank that still stands near the North Scott Administration Building.) more
Highlights from 3,000 NSP pages of Scott County news more
In less than 14 minutes, Eldridge granted its first rear yard setback exemption, capping a family’s year-long process to get Eldridge residents a smidge more room when adding onto their homes. Eldridge’s Board of Zoning Adjustment voted unanimously Dec. 13 to allow Eric and Maureen Gruenhagen to put an addition on their home at 172 W. Harvest St. more
It seems to me that people from this area have more personal recollections about George H.W. Bush than any other president. Since his death Nov. 29 at age 94, people have been recalling their experiences with the 41st president, all positive, on Facebook and elsewhere. more
Nov. 27, 2013: North Scott communities came to the rescue of a rural Donahue family who had lost everything when their home burned to the ground. Mike and Colline Marquette and their four children barely escaped with their lives and lost their home and its contents. more
I met Matt Whitaker, the newly appointed acting Attorney General of the United States, when I made my official visit to the Rotary Club of Des Moines AM in my role as District Governor in 2004. more
The Eldridge City Council had its eye on the future Monday night as it set the wheels in motion to develop a new strategic plan for the city, while also approving tax increment financing (TIF) benefits for a local company. more
Oct. 23, 2013: Scott County deputies seized 12 firearms and several boxes of ammunition from a Long Grove residence. Chris Bozik, living in a residence located next to St. Ann’s Church, was taken into custody and charged as a felon in possession of firearms, a Class B felony. more
A new zoning ordinance aimed at drawing a corporate campus to Princeton’s river bluffs will go before the town council Nov. 8. more
Sept. 18, 1968: Approximately 950 attended the 59th annual Eldridge Co-op annual meeting held in the North Scott Community Junior-Senior High School cafeteria and the meeting following in the school gym. more
Sept. 1, 1993: Kansas Senator Bob Dole (a contender for the Republican presidential nomination) came to Scott County to fire up the troops at a rally held at the Starlite Ballroom, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport. more
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