We all knew Jack was headed to the bottom of the ocean
Steve Eighinger

We all knew Jack was headed to the bottom of the ocean

Ever since I was a wee lad, I have loved to watch movies. (OK, before we get any deeper into this, I was never any sort of a "wee lad," but you know what I mean.)

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Your Turn/Whitney McKeown
Your Turn

Your Turn/Whitney McKeown

Whitney McKeown, 32, grew up in Carthage and works for University of Illinois Extension as a program coordinator for Hancock County. She is married to her husband of seven years with two children, a boy age 5 and a girl age 3. In her spare time, she enjoy

A look at some wrestling greats
Steve Eighinger

A look at some wrestling greats

Way back when I was in elementary school -- which, by the way, was not at the time of the Pilgrims -- my friends and I would often talk about our favorite TV shows. Most of my buddies would argue about what was the best cartoon.

Time to reinstate the honorary bobbleheads
Steve Eighinger

Time to reinstate the honorary bobbleheads

Today we are reinstating a tradition that called this space home about 10 years ago -- honorary bobbleheads for local individuals whose contributions may have long been overlooked.

Your Turn/Gary DeClue
Your Turn

Your Turn/Gary DeClue

Gary L. DeClue, 67, is a professor emeritus at John Wood Community College. He grew up in Farmington, Mo. and taught music at Clark County R-I Schools in Kahoka, Mo., Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville; North Mahaska Schools in New Sharon,

That gravelly, good-natured voice will never be forgotten
Steve Eighinger

That gravelly, good-natured voice will never be forgotten

I would always smile when my phone would ring at The Herald-Whig and I saw Gene Hutter's name pop up on caller ID. It was always easy to predict the first words of every conversation with him. I would answer with a "hello" and then wait.

Celebrating the life of a great man
Steve Eighinger

Celebrating the life of a great man

Kenny Pratt never met a stranger. And if you knew Kenny, you liked him. Having him as a friend was one of life's greatest pleasures.

Your Turn/Jennifer Duesterhaus
Your Turn

Your Turn/Jennifer Duesterhaus

Jennifer Duesterhaus, 33, was born and raised in Quincy. She is married to Cory Duesterhaus, and they have one son named Lucas. She works at Winters Insurance and also is the pom pon coach at Quincy Notre Dame.

'Because Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.'
Steve Eighinger

'Because Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.'

I'm sure there was a time when Facebook was not a cornerstone of our daily existence, but I can't really remember when that was.

Ka-ching! Those old record sales have apparently added up
Steve Eighinger

Ka-ching! Those old record sales have apparently added up

If you're a part of the demographic that grew up buying those seven-inch 45 RPM records, I'm sure you will appreciate this.