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March 26, 1981: A new decision by the Scott County Board of Supervisors to stop subsidizing private ambulance companies left the future of service in doubt. more
When Karen Fitzsimmons died too soon at age 59 on April 2, 2008, we wondered how anyone could continue the service she superbly provided as Scott County Auditor for 31 years. more
March 20, 1996: The new Scott Area Landfill near Buffalo opened. Instead of a ribbon cutting, members of the Scott Area Solid Waste Management tossed bags of trash into the landfill. more
My life has been one of long-term relationships. Last November, Linda and I observed our Golden Anniversary, 50 years. Come August, we will have lived in Eldridge 50 years – 44 in the same house – and I will have been publisher of The NSP as long. more
We made it! That’s the best way to describe my feeling last week as the North Scott winter sports seasons officially came to a close. more
President Trump couldn’t force America’s private social media companies to operate the way he wanted. So Iowa’s Republican legislators want the state attorney general and town councils to give it a try. more
March 12, 1981: Iowa Rep. Hugo Schnekloth (R-Eldridge) criticized the way the North Scott School District had chosen to fund the building of the Fine Arts Auditorium. He said the district should have sold bonds for the entire project, rather than dipping into the site fund levy. more
I will remember Gene Schneckloth, who died Feb. 25 at age 78, not only as a great community person, but one of the best businessmen this area has seen. more
March 6, 1996: A building at 109 W. Franklin St. in Eldridge was heavily damaged due to an electrical fire. The historical building was once a hotel and housed Ye Olde Eldridge Bike Shop and the Country Peddler Shop, as well as three apartments, all of which received severe water and smoke damage. No one was injured, but Eldridge fire investigator Dave Kopatich expressed doubts the building could be saved. more
A year ago this week, The NSP put the finishing touches on what had been weeks of news coverage, ads, letters to the editor and editorials leading up to the March 3, 2020, YMCA vote. Signs could be found across the North Scott district. more
It was a good week for Lancer Nation, and whether you were watching state wrestling action at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, or basketball games in The Pit, there was plenty to cheer about. more
Four hours focused on Saturday’s legislative forums taught me one thing. more
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