Archive for History

  • 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...

  • Chickadee joins the party at the Mississippi Valley Fair Chickadee joins the party at the Mississippi Valley Fair

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms She probably heard the party rolling in even before our well-worn, brown trailer came into view. Chickadee, our beloved bovine, was out on “recess” in the front pasture with the other milking cows when as we began loading calves to go to the Miss...

  • Historical Buchanan School Gaining New Life Historical Buchanan School Gaining New Life

    By Kim Brown Property Manager The Naval Station Apartments The old Buchanan School, built in 1903 and essentially abandoned since 1988, is receiving a “deep facelift” as it is being brought back to contemporary life. Chris Ales, senior housing developer and owner of Signature Property, is reh...

  • Birthday Wishes for July Birthday Wishes for July

    By Eloise Graham Happy Birthday to the USA! Wishing a Happy Birthday to our country celebrating 242 years. It has seen meager times, and times of plenty; times of war and times of peace; happy times and chaotic times; times of growth and expansion... in other words, it has seen it all. We wond...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Talking about My Generation Join me as your host, QC Jones takes you for a ride. Even though I have been pretty much living on airplanes for the past month or so, we’re not going via private jet. Instead, we’re traveling back in time. With express permission from the ever accom...

  • CASI Hosts Local Travel Adventures: Explore Your Own Backyard! CASI Hosts Local Travel Adventures: Explore Your Own Backyard!

    By Samantha Meier CASI Assistant Director of Marketing Looking for things to do this summer? Look no further than our very own Quad Cities area! CASI presents our Local Travel Adventure series with local trips and excursions every month. Check out some of our upcoming trips at an affordable price...

  • A Time-honored Tradition A Time-honored Tradition

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling My first exposure to Shakespeare was over fifty years ago in college when I enrolled in a cursory course about his life and writings. William Shakespeare surfaced once again in my early years of teaching when the curriculum demanded that my junior high students read Rom...