We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do
Steve Eighinger

We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do

This an extremely sobering time to be a citizen of America. In fact, it is an incredibly sobering time to be a citizen of the world.

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Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope
Steve Eighinger

Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope

A few thoughts as we continue to try and work our way this pandemic together. º Drew Brees, the veteran NFL quarterback of the Saints, has donated $5 million toward COVID-19 assistance in Louisiana, particularly in his home city of New Orleans.

Your Turn/Rolla Wike
Your Turn

Your Turn/Rolla Wike

Rolla Kay (Wheelock) Wike says people ask if her name is a nickname for something, but it's not -- it was her grandfather's name. Her birthday is on the 29th, so she quit counting after that and is "forever 29."

That next baseball lunch is on hold
Steve Eighinger

That next baseball lunch is on hold

That next hamburger is going to taste absolutely wonderful. And I'll probably have my customary side order of fried mushrooms, too. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wait awhile on both.

Hey, we're all in this together
Steve Eighinger

Hey, we're all in this together

Facebook often provides us entertainment, allows us to laugh at the world. Other times, this crazy, addictive form of social media lifts us up. Each month I like to offer my favorite Facebook posts.

Remember, it's a temporary norm
Steve Eighinger

Remember, it's a temporary norm

In recent days I have found myself trying to determine whether or not we are living in the "new norm," or as I prefer, a "temporary norm."

Coronavirus situation helps put things in perspective
Steve Eighinger

Coronavirus situation helps put things in perspective

At first, I was depressed. All of this fuss over the coronavirus forcing postponement and cancellation of numerous collegiate and professional sports events saddened me. Not fair, I said.

Your Turn/Shelly Rasche
Your Turn

Your Turn/Shelly Rasche

Shelly Rasche, who admits to being somewhere around retirement age, is a freelance commercial artist. Born and raised in Decatur, she now lives outside Camp Point at Windsong Acres.

Moronic lessons to be learned
Steve Eighinger

Moronic lessons to be learned

There are three specific lessons to learn from this edition of "Morons of the Month." In no particular order: 1. Leave the penguins alone. 2. Public restrooms are available for a reason. 3. Keep your clothes on.

Chestnut unrivaled as king of consumption
Steve Eighinger

Chestnut unrivaled as king of consumption

My hero did it again. Joey Chestnut, the 36-year-old king of competitive eating, has another world record.