Your Turn/Mike Drew
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Your Turn/Mike Drew

Mike Drew, 48, grew up in Quincy and has three great teenagers — Kaitlyn, Zach and Zoe. He is the director for the West Central Area Agency on Aging which oversees many programs for seniors including Meals on Wheels, in-home care, housing, elder abuse investigation and Medicare/Medicaid assistance.

Some parents of babies born during the pandemic are choosing names that instill heroism and hope
Steve Eighinger

Some parents of babies born during the pandemic are choosing names that instill heroism and hope

This pandemic thing has obviously affected our lives in numerous ways, ranging from social distancing to self-quarantining, but one area that may not have crossed many minds is that of baby names.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Steve Eighinger

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

More than half of the states are now in the midst of re-opening their economies and restarting their day-to-day livelihoods.

Your Turn/Marynel Corton
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Your Turn/Marynel Corton

Marynel Corton, 69, is a sixth-generation native of Pike County, Ill., who spent 30 years working as a MSW social worker in Wisconsin where she met her husband, Jerry. They retired to Barry five years ago. She is a Barry City Alderman, the voluntary executive director of the New Philadelphia Association and a member of the Barry Historical Museum Board.

Make that 222,248 ...
Steve Eighinger

Make that 222,248 ...

How many of you can relate to some — maybe all — of the following thoughts I found on Facebook this week in regard to the pandemic.

Some people are never supposed to leave you
Steve Eighinger

Some people are never supposed to leave you

The night was supposed to be relaxing, just kicking back and enjoying the second night of the recent NFL Draft.

Your Turn/Ricci Dula
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Your Turn/Ricci Dula

Ricci Dula, 37, is CEO of the Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. Dula grew up in Sacramento, Calif. He is married with two children and loves sports of all kinds.

At least we still have baseball songs
Steve Eighinger

At least we still have baseball songs

If this were normal times, the Cardinals would be hosting the Marlins tonight in the first of a three-game weekend series. And the Cubs would be entertaining the Phillies.

Pro sports returns in the form of Major League Eating
Steve Eighinger

Pro sports returns in the form of Major League Eating

Sports are back! Well, sort of ... Major League Baseball, the NBA, NHL and NCAA may still be on hiatus, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Major League Eating is back.

Your Turn/Carla Gordon
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Your Turn/Carla Gordon

Carla (Weil) Gordon, 67, is the oldest of three kids and now a retired teacher, with a multitude of teaching experiences in the U.S. and in Belgium.