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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
"You tying up the poll workers for more than an hour trying to get your mother-in-law to compliance with the Iowa law, which you should have already known, is VOTER SUPPRESSION – not a legal photo ID card, which will help reduce voter fraud ..." more
"This is not VOTER SUPPRESSION. This is the right way to keep fraud out of our elections like what has occurred in so many parts of this country ..." more
"I feel sorry for Mr. Campbell and his ... mother-in-law for all the hassles they went through, but the integrity of the voting process must be protected from the fraud we know is out there ..." more
In November 2013, I had the good fortune to be a guardian on the Quad City Honor Flight to our nation's capital. Carl Hay, of Blue Grass, then 83, was a Korean War veteran whose biography matches Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation." more
There’s no question that the recent Eldridge city and North Scott school board elections drew passing grades in terms of voter participation, but the same can’t be said for the new voting laws passed by the Iowa legislature last June. more
Nov. 20, 1996: Representatives of McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home and TWC Funeral Homes of Minneapolis officially broke ground for the new funeral home, which would be located in the old Eldridge Hardware Store on North 2nd Street. more
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