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Dec. 1, 1971 The North Scott School Board proposed a $2.7 million operating budget for the 1972-73 school year. They also discussed the possibility of expanding the hot lunch program to elementary … more
  The League of Women Voters of Iowa and nine Iowa-based co-sponsors will present petitions to the leadership of the 89th General Assembly at Iowa’s Capitol. The petitions, which … more
  Re: "Editorial was wrong," letters to the editor, Don Leslie, Elizabeth Leslie, Keith Curry, Nov. 24: Scott Campbell was right. Three members of our community wrote letters criticizing … more
Also on the Obituary Page this week is the obituary for Phyllis Parrott, 93, of DeWitt. The local connection is that she is the widow of NSP founder, Bob Parrott, who was publisher of the DeWitt … more
My first good recollection of Cindy Crain was in 2010 at a farewell for National Guard troops from Mount Joy who were leaving for a deployment to Iraq. I remember asking, and receiving, permission to … more
Cindy Crain never worked on Mondays, so Tuesday mornings were our time to connect. She’d come in early, and it would be just the two of us in the office. She’d pull up a chair and regale … more
My first thoughts on learning of the passing of Dr. Arnold Lindaman, 85, the former North Scott curriculum director and assistant superintendent, in an email to his daughter-in-law, Tracy Lindaman, on Monday, Nov. 15: more
Nov. 23, 2016: Shawn Loter, a longtime Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds employee, was hired to replace Bob Fox as general manager of the Fair. Loter was set to begin his duties Jan. 1. more
Republicans work hard to sell the idea their party is the one that stands for fiscal responsibility. They are leaning heavily on that message on the federal level as Democrats approach a vote on the second of two multitrillion-dollar spending bills. more
In 1564-56, years before the Mayflower set sail – French pilgrims settled at Fort Caroline (near Jacksonville, Fla.) in search of religious freedom from the Europeans.  more
"I oppose the current spending/construction plans for a new Juvenile Detention Center proposed by the Scott County Board of Supervisors. These plans are profoundly flawed and painfully out of step with the current needs of the entire county's small towns, businesses, and most vulnerable residents ..." more
"Using $10 million of ARPA funding on this detention center removes those dollars from the pool of ARPA money that could be used by the many, many organizations and non-profits who have come before the board with proposed programs to meet the real needs of Scott County residents ..." more
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