4.22 years? That would be optimistic at best
Steve Eighinger

4.22 years? That would be optimistic at best

Research is an integral part of the life of any reporter, but what the general public may not realize is much of that fact-finding never finds its way into print. Here are some examples of information I have recently come across that I had no need for in

Letters

Dress code not 'antiquated,' just too exhausting to enforce

The Herald-Whig article from Aug. 21 headlined "QHS updating ‘outdated' dress code," should have been titled "QHS lowering standards on dress code." Frankly, I'm surprised they even acknowledge having a dress code.

Fall is the best season for TV shows
Steve Eighinger

Fall is the best season for TV shows

Granted, my memory can be a bit fuzzy at times as senior citizenship approaches, but I think it was at some point in the early-to-mid 1960s I began to fully appreciate the arrival of September.

Your Turn/Elaine Ferguson
Your Turn

Your Turn/Elaine Ferguson

Elaine Chapin Ferguson, 68, is a retired elementary school teacher, who taught at Nauvoo-Colusa for 34 years. She taught mostly kindergarten and first grade, but taught all grades, except fourth, at one time or another. She and her husband Tom have two so

The more things change, the more they stay the same ... well, kind of, anyway
Steve Eighinger

The more things change, the more they stay the same ... well, kind of, anyway

Labor Day weekend always has a strange feel to it. Part of me is always saddened, because this is the unofficial final punctuation point for summer. But another part of me is always ecstatic, because Labor Day weekend traditionally rings in the high schoo

'Things get complicated when you get past 18'
Steve Eighinger

'Things get complicated when you get past 18'

Every time I hear "The Class of '57" by the Statler Brothers it makes me think. And these days, I'm thinking about those lyrics even more. Like most country classics, "The Class of '57" is sad. Unfulfilled dreams and stories of broken hearts fill the vers

Letters

National Nurses United union supports Medicare for All

The National Nurses United union supports Medicare for All. It is the largest group of registered nurses in the U.S. and knows health care at the patient level.

Herald-Whig View

Improving Ill. 57 gravely needed to benefit region

Ill. 57 in Adams County greatly needs to be improved to help business and aid safety, and we hope Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his administration repond to that need.

Letters

Thanks for condolences and thoughtfulness

Our family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, calls, those who brought food and for the memorial gifts that were given in memory of our loved one, William "Bill" Wilcox.

Your Turn/JoEllen Randall
Your Turn

Your Turn/JoEllen Randall

JoEllen Randall and her husband Tom have been married 43 years and have a 13-year-old golden retriever, Millee. Randall loves the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Her primary activity is bicycling and various outdoor activities.

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