Before the rest, there was Fats
Steve Eighinger

Before the rest, there was Fats

Some of my best thinking is done when I'm behind the wheel of my 2007 Kia. Just me, the road and the radio.

Your Turn/Lisa Otten
Your Turn

Your Turn/Lisa Otten

Your Turn/Lisa Otten

Vanna not leaving 'Wheel of Fortune' after all
Steve Eighinger

Vanna not leaving 'Wheel of Fortune' after all

Rest easy, Vanna White fans. The popular letter turner on "Wheel of Fortune" isn't going anywhere, especially off the popular syndicated game show.

Vanna, we're gonna miss ya
Steve Eighinger

Vanna, we're gonna miss ya

Say it ain't so. The recent news that Vanna White will be leaving "The Wheel of Fortune" after 37 years has left baby boomers far and wide in a mild state of shock. Well, at least some of us.

That '64 Impala ragtop is still parked on memory lane
Steve Eighinger

That '64 Impala ragtop is still parked on memory lane

Maybe it was because that Impala, which was also a convertible (or as we used to say back in the tumultuous '60s, a "ragtop") was my first car.

Your Turn/Max Middendorf
Your Turn

Your Turn/Max Middendorf

Max Middendorf, 52, is a vice president and Illinois office manager of MECO Engineering Co. Inc. He is married to Brenda Middendorf; has one stepson, Craig Lacy; daughter-in-law, Rachel; and granddaughter, Karsyn. Middendorf grew up in Quincy, graduated from Quincy High School and received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

An adult trick-or-treat night? Yeah, that's the ticket
Steve Eighinger

An adult trick-or-treat night? Yeah, that's the ticket

I've always been partial to Halloween. All of the ghosts, goblins, witches and the like are interesting, but the best part has always been the trick-or-treating.

You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone
Steve Eighinger

You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone

There is nothing that can make you appreciate the Quincy area more than an extended absence.

If I had a ballot ...
Steve Eighinger

If I had a ballot ...

Another year of nominations, another year of mild disappointment. If you have perused the latest list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I'm sure at least some of you feel like me at this time every year.

Your Turn/Susan Berti
Your Turn

Your Turn/Susan Berti

Your Turn/Susan Berti