SILVIS — It is a shade past 11 on a Chamber of Commerce-like morning.
BETTENDORF — The young boy — age 7 and four months into a new heart — sits right leg over left at the Lego table in what used to be his bedroom.
Monday would have been Doug and the late Anne Kaiser's 46th wedding anniversary.
SILVIS -- Ruby Potter's voice enthusiastically climbs the ladder when she speaks of her late brother, Sgt. Major Robert White, who gallantly served his country in World War II, the Korea and the Vietnam wars.
The clock reads 11:59 a.m. as I begin today's sermonette.
Rock Island's Ashlee Neumann answered the question as it was being asked, a second after the statistics were read to her.
If you paid me over $300,000 per year for 10 years, I would change my name to Wrigley Field.
ORION -- For those worried about the generation set to lead us into life's next phase, might I suggest a sit-down with the likes of 20-somethings Lucas Grymonprez, Ian Cooper and Kevin Gladkin.
When the "We got the call!'' text arrived from Chris "Moose'' Kohn, I — like many who receive daily updates on Moose's young son, Will — reacted with caution.
EAST MOLINE -- The hands, strong and firm, are crusted with a mix of ag lime and clay..
ROCK ISLAND — At a shade past 10 on a blustery late-summer's eve, Nancy Fischer gathered her supportive and smile-fueled family and proclaimed:
It had been the better part of four decades since he had heard the voice, but it was
MOLINE — When fifth-grader Jim Baker stepped into the batter's box at Maple Grove School 70 years ago, he thought he would play baseball forever.
MOLINE -- Beneath Cindy DeWulf's 1,000-watt smile and a 24-karat personality rests a grit and dogged determination few possess.
SILVIS — It was a summer's day in 1932 when LaSalle Gasahl and a gal pal decided the night life in tiny Sibley, Iowa, was not happening enough.
ROCK ISLAND — For four decades, Claude Lawrence hob-nobbed with some of the biggest stars in music and television, seeing them at their biggest, brightest and sometimes not-so-best.
His name is Don Mossi and he is still alive. He is 88 years old, won 101 games in the Major Leagues, including 17 in 1959 and 15 in 1961. He was an All-Star with the Detroit Tigers.