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Chad Ruth faced the last school day of 2020 in costume. more
Dec. 23, 2015: The Grinch contest from Eldridge’s Hometown Holiday raised more than $9,000 for the North Scott Food Pantry. Making the check presentation to Deanna Neilsen of the food pantry was the 2015 Grinch, Tricia Campbell. more
My dear wife, Linda, remembers well her mother's tears and her father's joy that cold day in 1955 she and her sister and brothers stood shivering outside Briggs Elementary in Maquoketa waiting their turn to receive the polio vaccine. more
Greetings from The North Pole. more
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has long been one of my very favorite holiday songs, touching my heart several times through the years. Listening to its melancholy lyrics always makes me wistful and hopeful at the same time – thankful that we had forged relationships that would stand the test of time and distance, until we could see each other again. more
Dec. 20, 1995: Members of the Eldridge Cooperative Company, Farmers Elevator Company and Farmers Cooperative Company officially voted to approve a merger, clearing the way for River Valley Cooperative to form in February. Tom Leiting, general manger at Eldridge, was named general manager for the new enterprise. more
The US Bank Building sits outside our back door in downtown Eldridge, where it has since the grand opening in September 1970, a little more than 50 years ago. Back then, however, it was Central Trust & Savings Bank, the pride of its owners: the farmers, merchants and residents of the greater Eldridge area. more
We’re now at the midway point between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In terms of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re still waiting for the predicted post-Thanksgiving surge, and already looking ahead to what the Christmas holidays might look like. more
Dec. 9, 1970: Harold Meggers of rural Eldridge won the Scott County corn yield contest with a yield of 167.21 bushels per acre. Wilbert Engelbrecht of rural Davenport topped the soybean yield contest, with a yield of 55.65 bushels per acre. more
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
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