fran 11-25-15

A Hannan Christmas Tradition

Traditions are a part of Christmas Season. Bill Hannan would not have it any other way! His tradition dates back some sixty years. That’s wh…


Heritage Canyon: A Slice of Paradise

If you enjoy history and beauty, there’s a place in Fulton, Illinois just up your alley. Enter Heritage Canyon and you’ll hear the church be…


A Choir Without Words

It is edifying. Soothing. A sound which rings in the Christmas season. At Wesley United Methodist Church in Muscatine, this choir mixes musi…


Six On Six

A special time. Memories of the years when six on six girls basketball was the buzz in so many communities throughout Iowa.


A Place Called Home

His art brings attention to the beauty of the Midwest. Frank Lundahl was a Swedish born American who was raised in the Quad Cities. The larg…

fran 11-16-15

It’s A New Era

Years ago, this rough and tough pioneer community was known as “the devil’s half-acre.” A Muscatine County town with a not so complimentary …


Bridging The Past To the Present

It’s 180 years old. A quaint village situated along the Rock River. When people think about Lyndon, Illinois, the bridge with its wood plank…


Keeping The Faith

It is a landmark in Jackson County. A place celebrating a special anniversary this year. Saint Patrick Church in Garryowen…


Beauty On The Barn

They are attention getters. Plenty of them are in Henry County, Illinois. When you travel the country roads near Andover, you are greeted by…

fran 11-10-15

Time Marches On

He makes every second count! There is a time honored tradition in his family. Mark Butterworth repairs clocks at his Muscatine business.

fran 11-9-15

Window Watching

It brings back fond memories of when we were kids. Going to the local department store and window watching at Christmas time! There’s a spec…


Art Center Anniversary

It’s a milestone. A 50th anniversary at a place devoted to art. It is the mansion on Mulberry in Muscatine. The Laura Musser Museum is a sho…

fran 11-5-15

It Takes The Cake

So, you have a sweet tooth? You’ve come to the right place. Mari Mahler’s house is where the action is. It’s a meeting of the Sweet Arts Clu…


Photo Finish

She calls it the trip of a lifetime. One which took Glo Keeslar to Churchill, Manitoba. About a year ago, Glo traveled to that part of North…


The Right To Vote

Andover has a special connection to The Suffrage Movement of a century ago. The American Woman’s League Chapter House was a meeting place fo…