Memory of the moon landing remains vivid
Steve Eighinger

Memory of the moon landing remains vivid

I'm pretty sure any self-respecting baby boomer probably remembers watching the moon landing 50 years ago come Saturday. For me, it's one of those moments that will always be frozen in time, and if you're one of those modern-day conspiracy theorists who s

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Some of those ideas were not McGood
Steve Eighinger

Some of those ideas were not McGood

When it comes to business, one of the nation's greatest success stories involves McDonald's.

Your Turn/Gale Rublee
Your Turn

Your Turn/Gale Rublee

Gale Rublee, 57, was born near the shores of Lake Memphremagog in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont during gale force winds, the youngest of four children. Her life's work is to foster compassion and understanding, encourage creative expression and connect

That mechanical gene in the family never found its way to me
Steve Eighinger

That mechanical gene in the family never found its way to me

First of all, I realize the tremendous irony of what I am about to tell you. Secondly, I don't care. And never have. About cars, that is.

Thoughts on Seinfeld, Rocketman and the quake
Steve Eighinger

Thoughts on Seinfeld, Rocketman and the quake

A few thoughts on this warm summer day: º We're celebrating the 30-year anniversary this month of the debut of what many consider -- myself included -- the finest TV comedy in history: "Seinfeld."

Your Turn/Gretchen Forsythe
Your Turn

Your Turn/Gretchen Forsythe

Gretchen Forsythe, 73, is a retired social worker who was raised on a dairy farm in Schuyler County near Rushville, Ill. She and her husband Lyle raised their children, Joe and Crystal, and have called Camp Point home since 1967.

July 4 also a time to recognize 'Jaws'
Steve Eighinger

July 4 also a time to recognize 'Jaws'

As far as heroes go in my life, there have been such figures as football star Jim Brown, baseball slugger Rocky Colavito, writer Peter Gammons and baseball stats guru Bill James.

Your Turn/J. David Gilbert
Your Turn

Your Turn/J. David Gilbert

J. David Gilbert, 30, grew up in Manchester, Mo., where his mother put him in the Scouting program for male adult role models. Gilbert earned a B.S. in corporate communications from Southeast Missouri State University.

Brooke Shields quote remains No. 1
Steve Eighinger

Brooke Shields quote remains No. 1

Some people collect baseball cards. Some prefer antiques, or maybe recipes. I have always been a connoisseur of famous celebrity quotes.

There's still time for the Alton trip, plus visiting a local theater
Steve Eighinger

There's still time for the Alton trip, plus visiting a local theater

It's probably safe to say that when most people make New Year's resolutions, the long-term success of those vows is minimal at best.