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"Trump Republicans direct their supporters' attention toward cultural issues because they can't complain about economic issues anymore ..." more
So, just where is Bomont? more
So what did Eldridge get for $3.5 million in federal tax dollars? more
The page 1 headline in the daily paper the day we left, June 18, was "Attack on school kills 41 in Uganda."  more
July 4, 1973: The Eldridge Lions Club was gearing up to host a summer festival in town. World champion horseshoe pitcher Glenn “Red” Henton of Maquoketa was set to host an exhibition and said he would take on all challengers. In addition to the horseshoes, activities included a white elephant sale, the Scott County Cookout King contest, children’s Olympics, and a dance. more
"Since our U.S. Constitution is still the law of the land I would like to exercise my First Amendment right to free speech and give my opinion on a couple of local issues ..." more
"How can anyone believe there is no return on investment when our library provides a foundation and love of learning for our youth ... " more
You see the big signs every time you drive into town – “Eldridge: Hometown With a Vision.” more
June 27, 1973: An attempt by cattle rustlers to steal cows from the Harold Kearney farm northwest of Donahue was thwarted thanks for 17-year-old Richard Rank of Bettendorf. Rank spotted the cattle rustlers and attempted to chase them down, but one of the thieves struck him in the head with a rifle as they attempted to escape. Cattle theft had been plaguing Iowa throughout the spring, and it was thought these thieves had planned to kill and butcher a cow and carry the meat away by helicopter. Rank said a similar incident had taken place at his father’s farm near DeWitt.  more
Eldridge council members heard actual usage statistics when Scott County Library board president Kristal Koberg Schaefer attended the June 19 meeting. At the time, council member Bruce Cheek suggested the Scott County Library System was presenting misinformation. more
"I am outraged to think that some of our city council members would even think of taking the building away from our library ..." more
"I was shocked, dismayed and angered by the comments made by city council member Bruce Cheek regarding the Eldridge library and his perceived, factless uses. Clearly, or unclearly for Mr. Cheek, he has no idea what a gem our library is in this community ..." more
"I would like to thank good Samaritans Lori and Sarah for being kind enough to stop their vehicles, get out, call for help, and stay with me until professional responders arrived ..." more
The 2022 session of the Iowa Legislature began Jan. 10, much as lawmakers have convened for most of the past 175 years: with speeches and ceremony, the reuniting of friends and the renewal of partisan enmity. more
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