Archive for History

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Goblins and other bumps in the night. A little insider information for you. Most times, your pal QC Jones writes about whatever comes skipping down the twisted neuro-pathways of his slightly diminished and massively demented brain. But, in the world of big-time journalism, even hig...

  • Carving: “Two Birds” with  One Chainsaw! Carving: “Two Birds” with One Chainsaw!

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling In 2010 when Gary and I had been dating less than a year, his log home burned to the ground leaving nothing but a pile of ashes and a few charred trees. Two of the massive oaks that were closest to the flames were given only a 50/50 chance of survival by a local arboris...

  • Tour Time Tour Time

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms The chill in the air and colorful leaves usher in autumn, which at our farm not only means harvest time, but also fall harvest tours for many local grade schoolers and preschoolers. As their bright yellow school bus turns onto the lane to our fa...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston What were you doing back in 1964? Our poet, Mark Stellinga, a Tiffin, Iowa resident and self-employed antiques collector, restorer and sales point, started his poetry journey. Mark became a teenage poet composing special couplets that rhymed, his chosen style when he was a prize-wi...

  • An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling Our local weekly newspaper, the Olympia Review, carries articles and advertisements of happenings in a number of small towns around us. In the summer months, it is not unusual to see several ice cream socials being hosted by area churches. I do not recall ever attending...

  • September: The Sapphire Month September: The Sapphire Month

    By Eloise Graham If I were to mention the color blue, you would think of a certain shade or tone of blue, but it might not even be close to the color I mean. Take navy, for instance. Do you think of a blue that is so dark it is almost black, or do you think of a lighter shade, sometimes called Admi...

  • Calendar of Events - July 2018 Calendar of Events – July 2018

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Open AA Meeting – There are ongoing open meetings every Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 7 pm. Location: 1706 Brady Street, Suite 105, Davenport. For more information contact Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit www.aaquadcities.org Q...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones A July Picnic of Historical Events Picnics and July walk hand in hand down the twisted path of American lore. Nothing is better than gathering the kiddos and heading out of the house to enjoy the end of a long day with a picnic basket in tow. My grandmothers were masters of outdoor e...