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Another week with more opinions of others than our own on these editorial pages – which makes us happy. It's a sign of a healthy community that citizens are engaged and communicating through their local newspaper. more
Feb. 22, 1995: A short film promoting the North Scott School District debuted to rave reviews from local residents. Kevin Lindaman played Eldridge founder Jacob Eldridge. Tim Kane directed the film. more
One of the first things we did during our fifth week in the Senate was pass our education funding bills, Senate File 2164 and Senate File 2142. These bills together mean approximately $90 million in increased funding for Iowa schools. We are confident this amount is sustainable and responsible, allowing us to prioritize K-12 education and ensure money remains to fund other priorities, like public safety and easing the tax burden on Iowans. more
The Iowa House of Representatives held its first floor debate of the session this week, passing several critical pieces of legislation with one of them being additional flood relief funds. more
This week, the House debated and passed out the K-12 funding proposal from House Republicans, following through on the promise to take action on school funding within the first 30 days. We will continue to work with the Senate to come to an agreement as soon as possible so that schools can begin planning their budgets for the upcoming year. more
"Many of the North Scott kids over the 46 years and thousands of miles will remember Sue McBride – the best fan ever. Rest in peace, dear friend. North Scott's good and faithful servant ..." more
"Rep. Paustian must assign this bill to a subcommittee so it has a chance to be discussed. We can’t begin to fix a problem if we don’t at least discuss it ..." more
"I congratulate everyone who has worked hard to bring this to a vote, and I encourage everyone to vote Yes ..." more
"The voters of North Scott schools and city of Eldridge are evaluating a transformative project that not only brings the potential of a new amenity to Eldridge, but the enormously positive impact will ripple through the entire North Scott region ..." more
"The way I see it, the small cost to residents for the YMCA is an investment – an investment in our city, our residents, our health ..." more
"The proposed North Scott YMCA facility will absolutely be a huge asset to our community ..." more
"Having the YMCA here will just add to the appeal for good families wanting to move here, build here, and contribute to the growth of this area ..." more
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