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'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

'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

1978: Iowa Machine Shed opened

July 20, 1978: Plans were announced for the opening on July 25 of the Iowa Machine Shed, a new restaurant “dedicated to the Iowa farmer,” located on highway 130 just south of Interstate 80. Happy Joe Whitty and Dan Whalen were the developers behind the project. more

A legacy of decency

Such timing as this! Fifty years ago the young Robert D. Ray, in his first campaign for governor of Iowa, promoted his candidacy on the steps of the James Mohr family farmhouse west of Eldridge. That is the image on page 1 of The NSP's "Pages from the Past" on page 3B of this week's paper. more

President visits Schneckloth farm

July 7, 1993: President Bill Clinton spent more than an hour at the Don and Elaine Schneckloth farm, east of Eldridge, listening to the concerns of area farmers and extending a hand of support to those affected by Mississippi River flooding. more

Contradictions, lack of character are confounding: Help me understand

"Can my GOP friends help me understand the things they believe in ..." more

PHOTO GALLERY: Ed White Elementary Year-End Awards

Ed White Elementary School handed out several awards to students at the end of the school year. more

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

Eldridge pitches in on Villas stormwater solution

Eldridge offered to pay half the cost of moving a stormwater pipe from the Villas at Century Farm to accommodate a neighbor on Sawgrass Court who worried the pipe’s proximity threatens his property value. 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

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
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