Nearly seven in 10 Americans find people’s use of phones and other mobile devices at the Thanksgiving table annoying, but 43% still allow it.
Kwik Star Festival of Trees begins this week, giving you a chance to buy a "VIP basket" filled with nature-oriented items assembled by me!
Being a reporter, I listen to a lot of automated greetings when the person I have called doesn't answer, and the phone goes to voice mail.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Davenport Public Library downtown has on display a small collection of materials loaned by a Sc…
CommUniversity is coming back!
Ever since I wrote a story in June about the painting of a mural called "The Mississippi Mermaid" in Bettendorf, I've wanted to talk to the yo…
We're already hearing predictions for a cold, snowy winter.
I caught wind of the possibility sometime during the winter: our son was thinking of competing in an Ironman triathlon. I pretended I didn’t hear.
We've said it before, but it bears repeating: the Figge Art Museum in Davenport is a kaleidoscopic treasure, constantly changing as exhibits m…
Every so often I'd wonder whatever happened to Beth M. Howard, the author who gained fame several years ago while living in Grant Wood's "Amer…
I was searching on my computer for places to see in mid-South Dakota besides Wall Drug when I hit upon the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
I was driving to work one recent morning when I glanced over toward Martha's Point in Bettendorf and noticed — oh my gosh! — "Swoop" was missing.
Living as we do along Interstate 80, millions of people flow through our midst every year. And every one has a story.
Bill says hello.
Strange to say, but the Quad-City region needs rain.
I was driving toward Columbus Junction, Iowa, a couple of weeks ago for a story on Bug Soother gnat repellent when, out of the corner of my ey…
As a birthday gift, our millennial-age daughter gave me a weighted blanket, something I had only just heard about a week before while visiting…
I just read a book that revealed a slice of American history I knew nothing about.
Karen Nelson, of LeClaire, is one of several Quad-City apron collectors we featured in a story five years ago, and she's still on the hunt.
I was pacing, leaving the room, turning off the sound. Basketball drives me crazy. Just too nerve-wracking.