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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Hold your breath. No, I mean it. Take a breath and hold it. Keep holding it ... Seriously people, keep holding your breath. Do that for a week. Then … more
Dec. 2. 1970 • Private First Class Wayne Grabbe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Grabbe of Long Grove, received an Army Commendation medal for meritorious service in Vietnam. He also held the … more
No matter who gets the most votes, Iowa’s next Second Congressional district will be  represented by an honest, accomplished, and experienced woman. No matter what, Scott County will … more
After giving weeks of well-deserved attention to North Scott’s fall sports teams, most notably a first-ever state football championship, it’s time to switch gears. Yes, music is in the … more
As we went to press this week, the race for U.S. House in Iowa District 2 was breathtakingly close. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the opthamalogist from Ottumwa, held a six-vote lead over … more
Like most fans, I watched the Lancers win the Class 3A state championship at home in my family room instead of in the stands or on the sidelines. The broadcast quality was excellent, and recorded for future enjoyment. more
One day last week, a familiar name popped up on my phone, and it was a text from former Lancer coach Randy Schrader. more
Back off the “COVID-Kim” wisecrack. more
Nov. 25, 2015: The Quad Cities saw record snowfall in November, with 9.9 inches being the largest first snowstorm in recorded history. Park View saw 8.9 inches of snow, with Eldridge and Walcott both recording 8 inches. more
It seems like yesterday I looked down the aisle to see my beautiful bride, Linda Long, process to the altar with her father, Laurence, the county superintendent of schools, principal and polio survivor, to take my hand on a Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.    more
Thank goodness for early voting. more
When working on a newspaper column or story, I generally try to get a quotation or two from some of the main characters I’m writing about. more
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