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Nov. 11, 2015: Kraft Heinz announced plans to phase out its downtown Davenport plant and open a new facility in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center, just west of the Davenport Municipal Airport. more
It was initially my plan not to write this week, but then I was meeting with Tabbitha Kramer and Heather Khoury, the new leadership team at the Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce. more
Last week’s print edition of The NSP barely hit mailboxes before our phones began to ring. more
Nov. 9, 2005: A monument dedicated to soldiers who were killed and injured after their helicopter was shot down over Al Fallujah, Iraq, was installed at Company F, 106th Aviation in Mt. Joy. more
If you, like myself, are tired of biased national TV news reporting, cheer up! more
The email from church secretary, CJ Albertson, last week was the wakeup call I needed to do something I've been meaning to do. It was the church's invitation to provide names for the annual All Saints Day observance, which this year will be Sunday, Nov. 1. more
When the calendar flips to late October, the leaves begin to fall, and the chill of winter days to come fills the air, it signals one thing to fans of high school sports. more
Fall color exploded this month as trees gave up the life-giving green chlorophyll that made them all look and function alike. Come October, leaves revert to distinct hues that emphasize stark differences. Yellow ash. Red maples. Golden oaks. Then waning autumn casts color to the ground, leaving uniformly bare branches to face winter together. more
Oct. 30, 1980: Dr. Mickey Burt was building a new chiropractic clinic in Walcott. The building would have room for two chiropractors and was designed to save energy. The new clinic was expected to open in March or April of 1981. more
Democrats are not socialists, but if you are a socialist, you are probably a Democrat. Republicans are not racists, but if you are a racist, you are probably a Republican. more
Oct. 26, 2005: The Waste Commission of Scott County opened the Electronic Demanufacturing Facility. It was the first publicly owned, regional demanufacturing and collection site in Iowa. The commission also celebrated 10 years of curbside recycling in Scott County. Since it began, the county had recycled an estimated 100,000 tons of materials. more
Elsewhere on these editorial pages this week, 14 citizens are exercising their First Amendment right to express opinions on the upcoming election and current events; every one, with a complete address, signifying "I have the courage of my convictions." more
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