Your Turn/Terry Pope
Your Turn

Your Turn/Terry Pope

Your Turn/Terry Pope

Could it be? 'American Idol' to return
Steve Eighinger

Could it be? 'American Idol' to return

Be still, my beating heart. The past few days I have been scouring all sorts of news feeds for the latest information about the return of the greatest show in television history -- "American Idol." (Apologies, if my bias is showing.)

A mother's life might not last forever, but her love will
Steve Eighinger

A mother's life might not last forever, but her love will

My mom passed away a little over 11 years ago, and the day still haunts me because I never got the chance to tell her goodbye. She was in her early 90s but still lively, and she absolutely loved life.

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