Archive for History

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston In our last contact I said, see if what we come up with in June suits us, always a dangerous suggestion from a writer. This June holds key military decisions that pushed to end WWII. Seventy-five years in our past was a launch, literally, onto points on the French coastline, contro...

  • The Flag The Flag

    The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and St...

  • Eat Your Way Through June Eat Your Way Through June

    By Eloise Graham June is Candy Month, Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month and Turkey Lovers Month. A breakdown of daily observances will give you the following. During the first eight days of June you can celebrate World Milk Day on June 1st. National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day i...

  • Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Veterans Experience Action Center on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at 9 am to 3 pm each day. St. Ambrose University, Lee Lohman Arena. The Quad Cities Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC), is a collaboration between the Quad Cities Veterans Enga...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Memoirs: The Writing, The Sharing Each of us has a story or two to tell. Memories of days, experiences or friends from our past. These little anecdotes can be a great legacy to pass on to friends, children and grandchildren. These can be very short, maybe only two or three parag...

  • Much to Do in May Much to Do in May

    By Eloise Graham May 1. May Day. It is the day to dance around the Maypole. Also a time to make little paper baskets and fill with flowers and candy, then leave on neighbors’ doorsteps. These celebrations were started during the Middle Ages, perhaps as early as 500 A D. They were a way to welcome...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston Some of you readers are fond of the poems of Robert Frost, and you have paid up to get his publications. I paid some forty dollars for a comprehensive volume at a bookstore, and two or three dollars for the same book at an annual sale at the Coralville Library. The late Dick Mackin...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Spring Fever strikes again… Ah finally, well at least maybe, Spring is here. While it’s mighty hard to gage your take on the past few month’s weather, your pal and cool correspondent, QC Jones, is pretty happy to see the change. My guess is the winter of 2018-19 will be the o...