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The call last Thursday from Bobbi Noel-Behrens stopped me in my tracks. She was giving The NSP a heads up that her mother- and father-in-law, Marian and Lorenz Behrens, are moving to Bloomington, Ill., on Sept. 19 to be near their son, Marty, and his wife, Susan. Marty is an electrical engineer with Illinois Power, which is now called Ameren. more
There were several things out of the ordinary Thursday morning as the North Scott Educational Foundation held its monthly meeting. more
Sept. 18, 1980: Phase One of a plan to develop 42 acres of parkland in north Eldridge was under way. Two baseball diamonds would be ready for play by the spring. Eldridge Park Board member Butch Blanche also said dirt work was complete, and the south entry road was graded and ready to be graveled. It was estimated that the park, which would later be known as Sheridan Meadows, would be complete in five to six years. more
Since 1977, when the Iowa State v. Iowa football rivalry was renewed after a 33-year hiatus, "Impressions" has opined the week of the game about the upcoming tilt. more
Tom Vilsack offered his best pitch for Joe Biden, then dissected the president’s trade deals, but respectfully declined to associate Ambassador Terry Branstad with any aspect of today’s U.S. relationship with China. more
Sept. 13, 1995: A proposed youth camp for non-violent offenders that would have been started at Hidden Oaks Camp, near Donahue and Dixon, was cancelled due to community outcry and zoning issues. The camp, which was to have been managed by Family Resources Inc., would have served 24 young men aged 15-17. More than 300 residents of Donahue and Dixon voiced opposition, citing safety concerns and a lack of communication from Family Resources. more
The most important number in last week's NSP Online poll is 1. That's how many people out of 160 who voted said they are undecided in the presidential sweepstakes between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. more
My cell phone rang at 4:24 Saturday afternoon, and Joe Stutting’s name popped up on my screen. The reason for his call made me stop in my tracks. North Scott’s superintendent had tested positive for COVID-19. more
So who do you want to infect? more
Sept. 2, 1970: A request to build a 400-unit mobile home park on Utica Ridge Road, just north of the Davenport city limits, was withdrawn. A petition signed by approximately 700 residents opposing the proposal had been submitted to the Scott County Board of Adjustment, which had been due to examine the issue. more
The content of these editorial pages is mostly local, but from time to time you'll see articles from writers beyond the local community on topics the editors deem important to all. more
When interviewing coaches or players, it’s an oft-used phrase and cliché when talking about an upcoming season or series of games. more
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