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A week ago Monday night I was out for a spin on my bicycle and waved to a friend going the opposite direction on the rec trail east of the high school. I was almost certain that friend was Mike Mohr, with whom I have spent many an enjoyable evening watching Lancer basketball. Later in the week it was confirmed that yes, it was Mike. more
June 25, 1997:  Residents in Park View broke ground on a new park, just north of the Super Valu grocery store. The 8.6-acre space was christened Meadowbook Park, and would feature Little League fields and a soccer pitch. Major financial contributors included First Central State Bank and the Riverboat Development Authority. more
Hello, North Scott Press readers! My name is Mary Rose Prosinski, and I am one of the paper’s interns for this summer. more
June 14, 1972 • A ground breaking ceremony was held for the Park View Lutheran Church. Participants included Nade Wiese, Lester Stutzel, Robert Baker, Alvin Amhof, Richard Schrage (chair of … more
We all know what courage looks like. It’s at the core of our favorite stories. It’s central to the plots in most movies and television shows. It’s the backbone of the legends we … more
It has been six decades since Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Norman Minow, then a man in his 30s, told TV broadcasters at their convention in Washington, D.C., that commercial TV … more
Oh, how I wish Vladimir Putin could've been there. Not that it would have made a difference to the Russian dictator, but who knows? The presentation of flags of the nations of the Rotary world, … more
When you read this on Wednesday, I should be en route home from my first trip beyond the Midwest post-pandemic – that is, if the planes fly on schedule, which hasn't always been the case lately. more
June 10, 1982: The old schoolhouse in McCausland was destroyed by fire. The McCausland and Long Grove fire departments worked overnight to try to extinguish the blaze. The building was constructed in 1918, for students in Butler Township District No. 7, and students in kindergarten through eighth grade attended school there until the North Scott District was formed in 1957. While currently unoccupied, the McCausland City Council had recently approved zoning to convert the building into a duplex. more
When you think about it, all of us have at least one thing we can really call our own. That’s our name. Like it or hate it, your name is yours forever unless you have it legally changed. more
President Biden, in a prime-time address last week, called on Congress to ban semiautomatic “assault style” rifles – or at least raise the age for legal purchase from 18 to 21. more
Linda and I will not be able to vote in person in next Tuesday's primary, so we stopped at the Auditor's office on Friday, May 20, to request absentee ballots, which officials said were mailed that day. more
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