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My mother didn’t teach my brother and me how to cook. My wife, Sherry, believes that was a mistake. So Sherry made sure she taught our daughter and three sons how to cook, and she also taught me. But that didn’t always go well. more
April 6, 1994: Mercy and St. Luke’s hospitals in Davenport combined and became Genesis Health System. St. Luke’s became Genesis Medical Center East, and Mercy was renamed Genesis Medical Center West. more
One of the uplifting things in my life since 2008 has been serving with the positive people on the Iowa Public TV Foundation Board, a group which raises funds and advocates for statewide Iowa Public Television. more
With the slowly rising waters of the mighty Mississippi as a meandering backdrop, I stood atop the railroad tracks in Princeton and looked out over the scene  playing out in front of me. more
April 2, 2014: A group of Walcott residents began to work in earnest to raise funds for a splash pad in their community. The idea for the splash pad was initiated after the completion of a visioning study and a downtown assessment conducted by the Iowa Downtown Resource Center of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The city agreed to pay $10,000, the asking price for properties owned by Carol Snay, Delbert Lamp and Nancy Engler. more
Years ago, Sports Illustrated had a section called "Signs that the Apocalypse is Upon Us." (Apocalypse is a Biblical reference to the end times.) It was filled with head spinners. Some were merely tongue-in-cheek, but all were things we never thought could happen – but they did. more
Sen. Jim Lykam didn’t flinch. But he had to be uncomfortable. more
March 29, 1979: Plans for a long-awaited Eldridge city park and community center area were rapidly moving toward reality, pending the community’s purchase of 41.4 acres in the northeast part of town on property owned by the Milwaukee Railroad. The land was part of a larger tract of 183 acres that attorney Larry Jungmann had purchased with the agreement that he would sell park land to the city. This was the beginning of what is now Sheridan Meadows Park. more
The wholesome, G-rated TV serial, "When Calls the Heart," on Sunday evenings on the Hallmark Channel, has been a favorite for Linda and me. The setting is Hope Valley, which is a village on the Canadian frontier circa 1913. more
I’ve never taken a job in my life. more
March 22, 1979: Twenty-three people attended the Scott County Postmasters’ meeting at the Tombergs Turner Hall, Eldridge. Long Grove postmaster Eunice McCubbin and her husband, Guy, hosted the meeting. Announcement was made that the next meeting would be a steak fry in June, hosted by McCausland postmaster, Gloria Ostermeir. more
I was not going to write this week because I haven't been feeling well, but I do want to make this editorial comment about the boys' State Tournament TV coverage. more
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