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June 20, 1973: Dixon experienced its worst flooding in 138 years after the banks of Walnut Creek and Mud Creed overflowed due to flash flooding. Wave depths of 16-30 feet swept over the road from Dixon to Big Rock, leaving debris scattered. Fire chief Clarence “Butch” Richeln Jr. and assistant fire chief Leon Moeller narrowly escaped drowning after their boat capsized during an attempt to evacuate Mrs. Perry Doss from her flooded home. They were rescued by sheriff’s deputies and posse members, patrolmen with the Iowa Highway Patrol, Dixon residents and members of the fire department. more
When I say we here at The NSP love telling your stories, I really mean it. more
Today, June 14, is Flag Day, designated by Congress and signed by President Harry Truman in 1949 to commemorate the flag resolution adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. more
June 13, 1973: The Iowa Highway Commission announced the path for the proposed Highway 561, which would link Interstate 80 to Highway 30 south of DeWitt. The commission said the highway would bypass Mt. Joy to the east and then go directly north, halfway between Eldridge and Eldridge Corners. The project was expected to cost approximately $13 million. Thirteen homes, six farmsteads and one business between the interstate and DeWitt would be displaced, and the commission expected to begin purchasing the right-of-way land in the fall of 1974. more
The stunning Eldridge police department fundraising drive put a dollar figure on community support: $111,964. more
In 1987, she was our pride and joy: a straight and sturdy ash tree to replace the 10-year-old sycamore in our front yard that was struck by lightning. Kurt Schneckloth, the owner of Twin Farms Landscaping at Walcott, picked a dandy. She grew straight and tall and our children and their children enjoyed her shade and beauty. more
June 6, 1973: Three rattlesnakes were found in the Allens Grove woods after flooding from the Wapsipinicon River. Parents in the Dixon area were advised not to allow their children to wander the area. more
For seven years, I’ve reported almost every time Eldridge council members reviewed and voted to pay city bills. more
"The more Petersons we can have, the better we'll be." That's a direct quote from Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell at last Wednesday's (May 24) Cyclone Tailgate Tour at the Isle of Capri, Bettendorf. more
Graduates filled all of our Eastern Iowa Publications newspapers this month, thanks to supportive sponsors and schools, and busy NSP ad creator Belle Kern. more
May 30, 1973: The North Scott golf team finished its inaugural season with a 4-5 record. Opponents included Lost Nation, Pleasant Valley, Calamus, Lowden, and the Davenport Assumption and Davenport Central junior varsity teams. Team members were Steve Campana, Roger Anderson, Jed Nagle, Mike Wallace, Tom Dittmer, Chuck Allaman, Bruce Swanson, Mike Claussen, Allen Wiese, Steve Peters, Larry Keller and Dick Erps. more
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