Looking back at some near-miss morons of the past
Steve Eighinger

Looking back at some near-miss morons of the past

One of my guilty pleasures for the past 11-plus years has been putting together the "Morons of the Month" columns. Come October, we'll be celebrating the 12th anniversary of this monthly tribute to ineptitude, and during the process of looking back over a

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Summer is disappearing right before our eyes
Steve Eighinger

Summer is disappearing right before our eyes

Most students in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri will be returning to school this week, which is always the first true harbinger of fall. I know, I know ... the temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s this week, which is hardly a call for

Once again, it's lunch time
Steve Eighinger

Once again, it's lunch time

What better way to highlight a day than lunch with a friend? That thought brings us to our summer installment of "Lunch With ..." eight of our closest friends and those we would like to be our closest friends. Menus, please. º Phil Conover: The retired Q

It's good that some of our slang has disappeared
Steve Eighinger

It's good that some of our slang has disappeared

Remember some of those slang terms from your formative years?

August simply brings us one month closer to October
Steve Eighinger

August simply brings us one month closer to October

In case you have not looked at a calendar today, it's Aug. 1. The start of school is right around the corner and summer is on its last legs. August has never had a lot going for it. Between now and the end of the month we are guaranteed to experience high

There's something special about summer
Steve Eighinger

There's something special about summer

The best things about summer? That's easy. 1. Baseball. 2. The weather. 3. Fair food.

Ex-Marine's latest challenge to conquer is bike race
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Ex-Marine's latest challenge to conquer is bike race

Quincy resident Steve McQueen would have once been described as one tough hombre. He's still tough, but he's also more appreciative than at anytime in his life. Steve is a cancer survivor who's in remission after confronting Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Something stinks about these selections
Steve Eighinger

Something stinks about these selections

We've been sharing this "Morons of the Month" thing for more than a decade, and I can safely say there has never, never, never been anything to rival two of this week's three medal winners.

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

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.