Ann O'Sullivan traces her almost half-century career that has combined a passion for nursing and a love of teaching to a summer job she got by chance.
QUINCY -- Music led Mary Ellen Stiegemeier back to the church and helped her find herself after 30 years away. A native Iowan, Stiegemeier went to Parsons College, a small Presbyterian school in Fairfield, Iowa, in the 1960s, receiving her bachelor's degre
Rich Bliven has endured immeasurable heartache over the past few decades watching his wife slowly fade away before his eyes. But if he had to do it over, he says he would choose the same life. Bliven's wife, Jennifer, has Huntington's disease. Both of their sons also have been diagnosed with the disease, a fatal degenerative condition that breaks down nerve cells in the brain.
To save herself, Cathy Hayden first had to forgive her foster mother. Waitressing and working in a factory, Hayden was struggling to cope with life on her own, with the turbulence of her past - growing up in an orphanage and then the foster system.
Jo Bryant preserves the history of her adopted homeland. The English native traces her passion for history to the home in which she was born - the bakery of a neighboring estate that had been built in 1625. She currently is curator of the Clark County Historical Museum.
Every soldier has a story. Dick McKinney's is one told less frequently, often passed over for those of the battlefield. He never saw combat. His time in the United States Air Force was primarily administrative. "It's not all war games," McKinney said.
The gold Egyptian ankh ring Jack Kent wears at all times is a reminder of the exciting decades he spent working for the federal government. It tells a secret story of foreign missions, a story few even know exists.
Some dates never leave you. Some experiences are so painful or so joyous, that the moment they occur is instantly and forever etched in your memory. Tamara Mayfield's most painful date is June 13, 2003.
Judy Bilbo has spent most of her life on the outside looking in. The daughter of a United States Air Force airman and a Thai woman, she walked the line between two cultures and was never able to put down roots as a child. Now an employee of Blessing Health System and an Ironman athlete, she coaches several Quincy area runners.