Archive for History

  • 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...

  • Making the Most  of Summer Making the Most of Summer

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling I can’t believe I am writing an August article already. Where has the summer gone? I know that summer 2019 is officially that time between June 21st & September 23rd, but most of us hope that we get at least another 60 days or so of summer-like weather. I do remem...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Grandma’s Furnace, Chingachgook and Me Recently, I shared recollections with my Texas Cousin about our grandmother’s house. As a child Cindy regularly spent a few weeks in the summer with my grandma in Central Illinois. With time, recollections fade and memories fuzzy. As weird...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Pondering Random Thoughts and Opinions The other day I was listening to a news piece about robots and artificial intelligence, known as AI. That got me thinking about AI. There are some good aspects to this research and its use. Hasbro is working with automated plush animals tha...

  • Is August the Dog Days of Summer? Is August the Dog Days of Summer?

    By Eloise Graham The Dog Days of Summer “The Dog Days of Summer” definition by Merrimack-Webster says that the “dog days” is a period of time between early/mid-July to early September. This is the time of hot, sultry weather in the Northern Hemisphere. A second definition states a period...

  • Calendar of Events | July 2019 Calendar of Events | July 2019

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Veterans Experience Action Center July 19 & 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. St. Ambrose University, Wellness & Rec. Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. Parking off W. Lombard. The most comprehensive Veteran services event in the region. The Quad C...

  • Freedom is Not Free Freedom is Not Free

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”………Franklin D. Roosevelt I have fond childhood memories of spending on the 4rth of July with my family. My dad loved to barbecue so he would fire up the grill on our patio and usually co...

  • Mouth Watering Goodness Mouth Watering Goodness

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms Fresh squeaky cheese curds, cheesy lasagna, an ice cream cone—what makes your mouth water? Every day, twice a day, our high-producing milk cows at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy look forward to a delicious banquet of TMR (total mix ration) designed just for ...