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  • PHS Class of ‘56 celebrates at Homestead

    My wife, Cheryl (Ellberg) and I try to visit the annual Homestead Festival almost every year, but this year, we definitely wanted to attend our PHS Cl ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Torn

    As I write stories for this newspaper and other products we publish, I am very careful to avoid offering opinions on the issues/boards/meetings I cove ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Thinking inside the box (store)

    Last weekend, I ended up having to accompany my wife and daughter while they went shopping. To be more specific, grocery shopping. There may be no gre ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • What to do with laptop malfunction

    I have been rather lazy during the summer getting any writing done. My days seemed to get busy with grandchildren, golfing and keeping cool.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Learn something new every day

    While the phrase "learn something new every day" isn't my creation, it's something I'd say I try to live by. It's certainly not hard to do; you can us ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Fall-ing in love ...

    You knew it was coming ... There just seemed to be something in the air that told you it was slipping away from you; and regardless of how hard you tr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    What a lovely weekend. While I enjoy the change of seasons in the Midwest, there’s a part of me that could surely get used to this type of weather 24/ ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Repeal the HIT

    With the year’s long battle over the Affordable Care Act spilling over into the 2016 presidential election, we should recognize the work already done ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Homestead surprises

    We just got back home to Silvis after enjoying the Homestead parade in Princeton. For the most part, it was much like any other Homestead celebration ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Pea!!!

    The news can be hard to swallow. Several times this past week, I heard stories discussing a scientific study that disputes the validity of the so-call ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • One-way free ticket

    I have a ticket. My destination is clear. It was given to me by a generous donor that everyone should know. He pilots the plane. It is a one way, firs ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Splash doused too quickly, disrespectfully

    To the Editor,In the article “’No splash at park board meeting,” I was surprised to read “’the final ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • The joys of parenting

    I’ve been a parent now for five months, and I’ve got to be cheesy and say parenting is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs I’ve ever taken on.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • What are they teaching our children?

    To the Editor,Which came first ... the chicken or the egg? Ah, the great question of the intellectua ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Whew! Another Homestead Festival has come and gone. I hope you had a great time and were able to make a host of memories. I saw lots of people from th ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 3:50 pm