When in doubt, just wash your hands
Steve Eighinger

When in doubt, just wash your hands

For as long as I can remember, I have always been intrigued by those stories that tell us where the most germs can be found in the average home.

Your Turn/Brandon Holley
Your Turn

Your Turn/Brandon Holley

Brandon Holley, 39, is the county executive director for the Adams County Farm Service Agency. Holley is married, has four children and lives on the family farm south of Hannibal, Mo.

46 years later, Archie still having an impact
Steve Eighinger

46 years later, Archie still having an impact

My initial reaction was, "You've got to be kidding me." That was moments after I saw a note the other day that it was 46 years ago that the landmark TV show, "All in the Family," first appeared on U.S. television sets.

That list of potential Quincy K-5 school names was excellent, but ...
Steve Eighinger

That list of potential Quincy K-5 school names was excellent, but ...

Did you notice the recent list of recommendations for names of Quincy's five new K-5 buildings? I think a handful of legitimate possibilities were overlooked, which brings us to Vol. 11 of "Five and Five."

More gems 'Found on Facebook'
Steve Eighinger

More gems 'Found on Facebook'

One way to look at Facebook is as a video -- and occasionally, audio -- version of a fortune cookie.

Your Turn

Your Turn/Nick Phillips

Your Turn/Nick Phillips

American political divide fuels dysfunction, mistrust of government
Doug Wilson

American political divide fuels dysfunction, mistrust of government

Political landscapes have been changing rapidly, and there's a natural tendency to see the actions of politicians as the root cause. Maybe that's the wrong method of analysis. Maybe the politicians Americans get are the result of those societal changes, r

The cement-in-the-car trick will do it every time
Steve Eighinger

The cement-in-the-car trick will do it every time

For the record, this is our 103rd edition of "Morons of the Month." And I think it's safe to say that of all the ill-conceived and downright stupid acts turned in by our medal winners for more than eight years, today's "gold" effort might take the proverb

The reunions have become important for this band of brothers
Steve Eighinger

The reunions have become important for this band of brothers

For many years, Dan Waggoner was like most Vietnam veterans. He did not want to look back or reminisce. For those who did not grow up, or come of age, during that bitter period of our nation's history, Waggoner's feelings might be difficult to understand.

Those playoff games are cause for anxiety in Guthrie household
Steve Eighinger

Those playoff games are cause for anxiety in Guthrie household

Bruce Guthrie is a proud father. And a nervous one, too ... Bruce's son, Zach, 29, is an assistant coach for the Jazz,, which makes those playoff games must-see TV for Guthrie family.