Archive for History

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston Iowa poets have some very special state-wide recognition now. The 2019 edition of Lyrical Iowa, the premier contest for poets in Iowa is out. I am pleased to see the names of Iowa Quad-City poets published in the edition. I know the names and the skills of these people, men in this...

  • Age is but a Number Age is but a Number

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” … Mark Twain I recently read something that struck a chord with me. “When you’re young you have time and energy, but no money. When you’re middle-aged, you have energy and mon...

  • Honor Flight of the Quad Cities Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

    By Anne Coffman Ridgecrest Village Ridgecrest Village proudly presents its sponsorship of the 50th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The flight is set for takeoff on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from the Quad Cities Municipal Airport and head to Washington D.C. Upon arrival, the veterans and guardia...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Hats, Caps and Head Coverings Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is time to think about those warm winter hats. According to some studies we lose 10 percent of our body heat through the top of our head if it is not covered. I have to admit I have no idea how one calculat...

  • Route 66 Route 66

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Get your kicks on Route 66 “ John Steinbeck and his wife Carol had just arrived in Chicago where they purchased a Victory Red 1936 Chevrolet sedan. They headed west on Route 66, a voyage that would later become fodder for one of the greatest American novels ever w...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Never Forget It has been 18 years now, but I bet all of you can remember where you were on that beautiful sunny morning of 9/11. Jim and I were watching the news when the first plane hit. Stunned! Startled! As were the news anchors on the Today show. Small chit chat about some p...

  • Six September Decades Six September Decades

    By Eloise Graham September 1959 President Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Paris on September 2.  In sports on September 11, Elroy Face’s 22 game win streak comes to an end as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4 and Jerry Walker of the Orioles pitches 16 Inn beating White So  1-0. On September 12, “Bonanza...

  • Sustainability Sustainability

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” So teaches a Native American proverb. At Cinnamon Ridge Farms, we are working hard toward sustainability: protecting our planet’s precious resources while strivin...