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


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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