The thimble is gone? Say it ain't so
Steve Eighinger

The thimble is gone? Say it ain't so

As I've grown older, I've noticed my attention span has grown shorter, which has actually helped me sort through items I find of questionable interest. I look at this part of the aging process as the evolvement of my intellectual taste buds,

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Get ready, this year's movie selection is going to be ... interesting
Steve Eighinger

Get ready, this year's movie selection is going to be ... interesting

If you're a movie lover, the rest of 2017 should be an entertaining year. Or at least interesting.

Your Turn: Jennifer Holcomb
Your Turn

Your Turn: Jennifer Holcomb

Your Turn/Jennifer Holcomb

I-72 expansion near Hannibal on hold for now
Doug Wilson

I-72 expansion near Hannibal on hold for now

The Missouri Department of Transportation's request that interstate status along I-72/U.S. 36 be extended from Hannibal to the junction with U.S. 24 has been denied -- for now.

Baseball's back, and not a minute too soon
Steve Eighinger

Baseball's back, and not a minute too soon

We finally made it. Winter is officially over, finished. I don't care what the calendar says. Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona, and for me that's good enough. Baseball is back.

This month's gold medal winner takes caring to a new level
Steve Eighinger

This month's gold medal winner takes caring to a new level

Some day I would like to meet Mohamed Bzeek. I think you'll understand why after reading the 19th edition of "Good Guys of the Month."

Potentate of passion ready to assist in affairs of the heart
Steve Eighinger

Potentate of passion ready to assist in affairs of the heart

Stevie Love, the Doctor of Love and the lovelorn, has returned for his annual Valentine's Day house call.

Kennedy to run for governor; Redmon gets lots of work
Doug Wilson

Kennedy to run for governor; Redmon gets lots of work

A member of the Kennedy family is vowing that Gov. Bruce Rauner will face opposition in his expected re-election campaign. Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, announced last week that he'll run for Illinois governor in 2018.

Your Turn/Joy Swearingen
Your Turn

Your Turn/Joy Swearingen

Joy Swearingen, 67, retired as editor of the Hancock County Journal-Pilot and now volunteers in many Carthage organizations. Her husband Walt died in 2009. She has four married children and eight grandchildren.

From spring training and the Noisettes to Johnny Depp
Steve Eighinger

From spring training and the Noisettes to Johnny Depp

Welcome to Vol. VI of "Five and Five" -- five things I have great interest in (spring training is one), and five things I could not care less about (Johnny Depp is one).