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There was great anticipation for Gov. Kim Reynolds' visit at North Scott Rotary last Friday. The visit was originally scheduled for Jan. 14, but was changed because the governor fell ill. President Pat Olsen and the host Steeplegate Inn had to pivot, but all's well that ends well. more
Jan. 31, 2007: The minimum wage in Iowa went up for the first time since 1997, from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 by January 2008. more
Maybe by February we'll settle into a good rhythm in our daily lives. That is our wish, at least. more
Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you need to spread a little warmth to the world. So why not rewind the North Scott highlight reel and showcase a group of ladies that make Friday nights in Lancer Stadium so special? more
Jan. 22, 1997: A survey conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department found that one-third of county residents felt that crime had increased in rural areas of the county. In reality, crime was the lowest it had been in five years. The department had recently formed the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (C.O.P.P.S.) to help educate the public through crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs and open communication. more
Turn the calendar back three-and-a-half years when Burlington left the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Central DeWitt asked to join. North Scott was an enthusiastic Yes!, but some MAC schools (Bettendorf) looked down their noses because they wanted better competition. more
Jan. 15, 1997: The North Scott School District was exploring instituting a “no smoking” policy on school grounds. Smoking in school buildings and vehicles was prohibited in 1991, but the district wanted to ban the use of tobacco products in outside areas as well. Superintendent Pat DeLuca said a similar policy was in place at Pleasant Valley schools. more
I took my first oath at age 9 when I joined the Cub Scouts: On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Law of the Pack; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. more
If heaven has a section reserved for Iowa COVID victims, it would be just a little bigger than Eldridge. more
Jan. 10, 2007: North Scott curriculum director Cindy VanDeWalle said an orchestra program could be in place for the district as soon as the next school year. more
Voter suppression and critical race theory are just two of the many subjects upon which readers weighed in on these Editorial Pages of your local newspaper in 2021. more
Dec. 28, 2016: Randy Schmidt, a 2013 graduate of North Scott, helped lead the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats to an NCAA Division II national title and ended up on ESPN’s SportsCenter in the process. During the game played in sub-zero temperatures and a blinding snowstorm, Schmidt caught a soaring pass one-handed and tiptoed down the sideline for a first down that led to a touchdown. “To be honest, I was a little bit surprised I caught it,” he said. more
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