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

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

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.

For laughs, or heart tugs, it's heard to beat Facebook
Steve Eighinger

For laughs, or heart tugs, it's heard to beat Facebook

Let's be honest. Many of us spend way too much time paging through Facebook. And for what? Pure and simple, I think it's safe to say most of that time is spent in search of entertainment. Sure, it's nice to see what the grandkids are doing and it's impor

Cheaper can be better, give me 'The Walking Dead'
Steve Eighinger

Cheaper can be better, give me 'The Walking Dead'

"The Walking Dead" is a highly popular television program on AMC about a post-apocalyptic world inhabited -- and often controlled -- by hordes of rather toothy zombies.

Your Turn/Todd Pettit
Your Turn

Your Turn/Todd Pettit

Todd Allen Pettit, 48, is honored to be the Director of K-12 Music for Quincy Public Schools. He is a Quincy native, a QHS graduate Class of 1989, a 1996 graduate of Quincy University, 2007 graduate of Indiana University and 2014 graduate of Saint Louis U