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Sunday, February 28, 2021

New book sheds light on the 140-year-old Saxtown murders

The bloody massacre of an entire household occurred nearly 140 years ago in the countryside not far from Waterloo, almost right on the St....

The Storeroom Evolution | Mark’s Remarks

When we moved into our house we had this big, luxurious storage room on one side of the basement. It was awesome. We moved...

I’m smarter than you | Mark’s Remarks

As I grow older, I become less tolerant of the idiosyncrasies of people. That’s really not a good way to be, is it? I...

Above and Beyond | Planet Ryan

Have you ever had someone go out of their way to do something so nice that it left you with a smile on your...

Waiting for Rosie | Mark’s Remarks

I know most of you remember watching "The Jetsons" when you were a kid. Or maybe when your kids were kids, or whatever. The...

Believing | Mark’s Remarks

It often takes some sort of a calamity for people to rely on God. Indeed, many people can go for long periods of time...

Travelogue | Katie Albert

My name is Katie Albert. I am a Waterloo High School graduate, resident of Waterloo, and full-time student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville majoring...

Making light of stuff | Mark’s Remarks

Most people won’t admit they do this. We try to conduct ourselves with a degree of classiness, a modest amount of dignity. Yet most...

Grandma’s Recipes | Mark’s Remarks

My grandmother was a fantastic cook. Good cooks ran in her family, and I sorta think they may all have tried to outdo one...

Greed | Mark’s Remarks

When I wrote about the Pilgrims last week, I included an end to the story; I told you that eventually, the Pilgrims were no...

Grateful. Thankful. Blessed. | The Happy + Healthy Life

Having gratitude isn’t just about saying “thank you” to the bagger at the grocery store or the kid who holds the door open for...

Anniversary | Mark’s Remarks

I started writing this column in October 2007. Yes. This particular week marks the week I started writing this column. I can’t really believe...
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