New road map for your Sunday paper

Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 6:00 am
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By Roger Ruthhart
I am excited to tell you about some changes that begin with today's paper. Please use this road map to find your favorite features in the Sunday Argus and Dispatch.

Today we are debuting two new sections of the paper, Q-C Living and At Home. These expanded sections will be more locally focused and also include many of the popular features previously found in Arts & Living and Your Home.

Here's what you'll find in Q-C Living:

-- News and feature stories about local people, places and events.
-- Social announcements, Dear Abby and horoscope.
-- Black Hawk College Digest
-- Civil War in Illinois column.
-- Daily Planner, births, daily record
-- Today in History

Also debuting is At Home. It reflects the many things we do AT our homes.

What you will find there is:
-- Home and garden-oriented stories
-- Stories on TV shows, music and books.
-- Real estate transactions
-- Q-C housing market report
-- The monthly Grandparents page
-- Your Pets page.
- Sudoku

In addition:

-- Some of our movie coverage will be moved into Friday's Weekend section to help you better plan your weekend movie-going.
-- Shane Brown's column will now be a mainstay of Monday's Neighbors section.

The Sunday paper will continue to include all of your weekly favorites including:

-- Two-page award-winning Viewpoints section,
-- The only Sunday paper with a complete TV Week section.
-- Complete award-winning Sports section with best reporting of prep, college and professional sports in the area.
-- Expanded coverage of national and world events in the World/Nation section
-- Great weekend Business coverage including helpful stories and columns to help you cope with the changing economy.
-- Weekly Travel page.
-- Our great collection of the most popular color comics.
-- USA Weekend.

Of course all of news content will continue to be augmented by the best selection of money-saving advertising available in the Illinois Quad-Cities.

The changes allow us not only to update and enhance these sections of the paper, but to open a spot in our printing schedule formerly used for Arts & Living.

The result will be more current content in the Sunday paper, but also free time in the schedule to print some special-interest sections we have planned for the year ahead.

The new lineup allows us to provide both the most complete and most timely local content available Sundays in the Quad-Cities.

Of course all of this (minus the inserts) is also available in the pdf version of the paper available to digital subscribers through Quad-Cities Online.
Roger Ruthhart is managing editor of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. He can be reached at


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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