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On Sunday, The Des Moines Register reprinted a version of "Impressions" from July 31, "A monument to achievement in a different kind of war," about the dedication of a statue at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines commemorating Rotary's global campaign to eradicate polio. more
Sept. 17, 1969: The Scott County Farm Bureau held an open house to dedicate a new office building on East LeClaire Road in Eldridge. The milestone was celebrated with a centerspread of ads from businesses, including Eldridge Co-op Lumber Company which served as general contractors. more
In June, Darrel Alexander, a corn grower from Sidney, Iowa, and past chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, said President Trump shook his hand, looked him in the eye and said, "I'll look into it," when Alexander asked him to stop the EPA from issuing secret ethanol waivers to oil refiners. more
For nearly 35 years the North Scott Educational Foundation has supported, and rewarded, Lancer students for their achievements in the classroom and community. more
The North Scott High School class of 2020 includes the last of students born before 9/11 occurred. more
Sept. 7, 1994: Eldridge Chamber personnel, along with city officials and S/M Service Company officials, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new FS Fast Stop convenience store on the southeast corner of the LeClaire Road interchange with Highway 61. more
As I stood in Maysville’s cemetery Saturday afternoon, my mind tried to comprehend what I had already seen, and imagine what was about to happen in a few short minutes. more
Government communications plans make me nervous. more
Sept. 1, 2004: North Scott friends and relatives learned that Pfc. Nick Skinner, 20, had died after he was shot while serving in the Marines in Iraq. North Scott High School teachers recalled that Skinner had been very committed to serving his country. North Scott students and staff observed a moment of silence in honor and in memory of Skinner. more
In three short years, the Farm to Table event at John Maxwell's Cinnamon Ridge Farm has become a "must" on Gov. Kim Reynolds' busy itinerary. She, and other state and county leaders were among 300 who spent an evening at the Donahue farm last Wednesday, Aug. 21. more
Business owners seek government help all the time. more
Did you celebrate National Vinyl Record Day? Or did you miss it like I did? more
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