Was anyone whoever watched that original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” NOT scared half to death? … that and more warm-and-cozy thoughts that make up Vol. 191 of the Daily Dirt.
The name is Mahoney. Breathless Mahoney … welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 190 of the Daily Dirt
ay too many of the examples in today’s first thought are applicable to my daily existence … welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 189 of the Daily Dirt.
If you were a fan of the old “Justified” TV series and U.S., Marshal Raylan Givens, you’ll especially enjoy the first of today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 188 of the Daily Dirt
Ahhh, the 1970s represent a great decade for musical memories … You’re allowed to sing out loud while looking over today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 187 of the Daily Dirt.
airy Queen? Who doesn’t love a trip to Dairy Queen? Especially for blizzards, which are the subject of the first of the three thoughts that make up Vol. 186 of the Daily Dirt.
I never thought the word “commando” would ever make it into the Daily Dirt, but it’s a new era, or so publishing czar J. Robert Gough tells me. That said, here are the three thoughts that make up Vol. 185 of the Daily Dirt.
Hospitals in Missouri and around the country are facing a new crisis. COVID-19 patient surges amid profound staffing shortages, fueled by the hyper-transmissible Omicron variant, are overwhelming healthcare providers. Hannibal Regional remains firmly committed to our community for all their healthcare needs, as we have done since the beginning of the pandemic nearly two years […]
Daily Dirt for Jan. 16, 2022 Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and this little corner of the world offers its own tribute in today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 185 of the Daily Dirt. 1. A look at some of the more lasting, memorable quotes connected to Martin Luther King Jr.: “Forgiveness is […]
I simply cannot believe what has transpired in the Drew Clinton case. There are no adjectives that can be published to describe how many are feeling about this. Quincy making national news must make some smile and, for those with a conscience, cringe. What occurred is wrong. Reading the transcripts, it is amazing that Judge […]
Daily Dirt for Jan. 15, 2022 This is a big day for remembering first dates and Mel Gibson movies. Let’s rock. … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 184 of the Daily Dirt. 1. The question was, “What’s the most petty reason you didn’t go on a second date with someone?” The […]
If you feel like arguing the baseball portion of today’s post, feel free … Sit back, relax and join me in today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 183 of the Daily Dirt.
It’s funny how regardless of where you’re from, you always seem to have a bit of a self-inflated opinion of the importance of your hometown. It’s not just a Quincy thing like many natives believe it to be (which is sort of the crux of the matter). Hometown pride is great. We all need boosters […]
We’re entering the homestretch of the TV viewing season … That and more in today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 182 of the Daily Dirt.
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The Quincy Area Network Against Domestic Abuse (QUANADA) is outraged over Judge Robert Adrian’s change of mind in the sexual assault case involving Drew Clinton and a local high school student. After finding Clinton guilty in October for criminal sexual assault, Judge Adrian changed the verdict to not guilty last week. “Mr. Clinton has served almost […]
Quincy has given birth to a new restaurant … That and more in today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 182 of the Daily Dirt.
The Illinois Primary is June 28 this year. June 28. Illinois primaries have always been…flexible. Back in 2008, it was moved to accommodate the junior Illinois senator from Chicago who many thought was tilting at windmills in running for president again Hillary Clinton, who had already been coronated by many (wouldn’t be the last time that would happen).
ango Jello does not get the respect it deserves. That, and more ahead … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 181 of the Daily Dirt.
I wonder if there was a third Mapp brother? Keep reading, you’ll wonder, too … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 181 of the Daily Dirt.
As a certified doctor of love, I fully understand how important that initial pickup is … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 180 of the Daily Dirt.
OK, fast-food people. It’s time to step up your game. Now. … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 179 of the Daily Dirt.
In thought No. 2 today, the name of Fabian Assman might rekindle memories of a particular “Seinfeld” episode … welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 178 of the Daily Dirt.
These words from the longtime news anchor and director of WGEM are much appreciated.
We’re five days into the new year. How’s it going? While you contemplate that answer, sit back, relax and welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 177 of the Daily Dirt.
Here are the Top Ten offerings from our favorite Minister of Culture and Doctor of Love…Steve Eighinger.
That defense didn’t work well for Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but it’s for the Judge in McClain’s case to decide the merits of the objection. What is striking is a bombastic and, frankly, foolhardy reference in a footnote – Page 27, Footnote 15 – to our state’s favorite son. No, not Barack Obama, but Abraham Lincoln. It’s one McClain should tell his lawyers to drop from his brief.
Christmas is over … New Year’s is over … is your life back to normal yet? … If not, sit back, relax and welcome to today’s three thoughts that comprise Vol. 176 of the Daily Dirt.
There are many reasons Illinois’ population is declining, but chief among them is the Illinois estate tax. It is the “death” tax; it should be abolished.
Granted, he has not been gone long, but I already miss John Madden … welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 177 of the Daily Dirt.
Daily Dirt for Jan. 2, 2022 Has anyone incorrectly written “2021” instead of “2022” yet? Welcome to today’s three thoughts that equal Vol. 176 of the Daily Dirt. 1. It’s the week after Christmas, and many of us will be in the process of returning presents. A sweater may be too big or ugly, a […]
Daily Dirt for Jan. 1, 2022 Happy New Year’s, loyal and faithful readers. Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 175 of the Daily Dirt. 1. New Year’s Day is always a time when life seems to start anew. Here are some sentiments that underline that thinking: Ellen Goodman, American journalist: “We spend Jan. […]
The last three years have been such a roller coaster. Personally, our family has survived and thrived despite the many obstacles we have faced. The blessings far outweigh the disappointments
It’s New Year’s Eve, folks. Be careful out there … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 174 of the Daily Dirt.
For the record, I’m younger than 13 of the following in today’s first of three thoughts … welcome to Vol. 173 of the Daily Dirt.
If you’re a fan of Prince, David Bowie, Janet Jackson and a few others we may no longer be friends … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 172 of the Daily Dirt.
As we wrap up 2021, Muddy River News looks back at its most read stories. These are the rankings according to our analytics, not personal preferences.
For the first time in decades, Illinois got a new House speaker and the Democratic Party of Illinois got a new chairman as Madigan fell from power. Critics say little has changed at the state capitol, however.
eWe’re getting closer and closer to a new year, and I can’t say I’ll miss 2021 that much … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 171 of the Daily Dirt.
By Steve EighingerMuddy River News Minister of Culture and Doctor of Love … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 170 of the Daily Dirt.
Is it too early to start making New Year’s resolutions for 2022? Nah. … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 169 of the Daily Dirt.
Daily Dirt for Dec. 25, 2021 I’ve always wondered if people born on Christmas got twice as many presents — you know, for both their birthday AND Christmas — or, do they get half as many as they would if their birthday had been at a different time of the year? Welcome to today’s three […]
Daily Dirt for Dec. 24, 2021 Never trust a reindeer named Louie. Jus’ sayin’. Welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 167 of the Daily Dirt. 1. We all know about “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” not to mention Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and all those other famous reindeer names. What if that song had been written […]
At least once a year — usually in December — I get into a discussion with someone about “the only good Christmas songs” are the old ones. That’s akin to saying the only good baseball players were the ones from Ty Cobb’s era. No, no. no. Today’s baseball players are much better than those in days of old, and in many cases, so are the Christmas songs … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 166 of the Daily Dirt.
I’d be legitimately excited about a night featuring nothing but westerns … welcome to today’s three thoughts in Vol. 165 of the Daily Dirt.
One of the Illinois legislature’s biggest failures during the pandemic has been its complete abdication of responsibility over the management of the pandemic itself. Lawmakers have let Gov. Pritzker run the state’s response via executive fiat for nearly two years.
During Saturday night’s Quincy High at Quincy Notre Dame basketball game, the QND student section broke out newspapers to pretend to read while the QHS starting lineup was announced. It’s a traditional welcome for many student sections as a way to act unimpressed by the opposing team. As I watched, I figured it was the first time many of the students had touched a newspapers in months or years, so I posted a smartass comment on personal Facebook page saying, “Students won’t be able to do this much longer.”My too-cute by-half-remark was taken by many friends that students would no longer be attending games because of another COVID crackdown by the State of Illinois. Not only comments, but texts were like, “Do you know something???”
A day that includes a trip to Walmart is a day well-lived … welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 164 of the Daily Dirt.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Look who’s back! It’s Love. Stevie Love.For 14 years, the potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace and the rajah of romance has been close at hand to better help you navigate the aches of the heart and your trips through the wilderness of wonderment.
The national anthem, celebrating the Fourth of July … and “Lunch with Steve” — all great American traditions. Welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 162 of the Daily Dirt.
Today we start off with a hint of what it is like in a day in the life of Steve … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 161 of the Daily Dirt.
Most of you reading this are blessed. You don’t really NEED anything. Certain things would be nice, but most of us just want to be able to spend time with those we love for the next few days.
Joan Jett and Belinda Carlisle are 63 years old? Where did all the time go? … and on that note, welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 160 of the Daily Dirt.
Christmas is little more than a week away, so we’re offering some last-minute gift-giving advice … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 159 of the Daily Dirt.
Gunfighter, secret agents, zombies — sometimes they’re all better the second time around … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 158 of the Daily Dirt.
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This area is incredibly passionate about basketball and we have a great debate for you about it over at Muddy River Sports. Our team is taking a look at the last 50 years in small school hoops in Adams, Brown, Pike and Hancock Counties.
When it comes to burgers, gimme a hunka, hunka burnin’ love … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 156 of the Daily Dirt.
Look at the bright side. While it might be early December, we’re one day closer to spring … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 155 of the Daily Dirt.
The numbers never lie, and the following numbers will probably come as an eye-opener for those followers of the squared circle … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 154 of the Daily Dirt.
Today I truly appreciate working for the likes of one J. Robert Gough. I think you’ll realize why in a few paragraphs … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 153 of the Daily Dirt.
Together, let’s raise a glass of Classic Coke — with plenty of ice, of course — to the memory of Richard Anthony Allen … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 152 of the Daily Dirt.
Today is Steve’s birthday. MRN will be taking him to lunch at Tiramisu so he can have his Ravioli Salsa Rosa. And before you ask, yes, he’s older than…dirt. JRG
Before you read on, what Christmas movie elevated squirrels to a new height of holiday importance? … While you ponder, welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 150 of the Daily Dirt.
Now we can (finally) sit back and relax. College football’s regular season and championship weekend are little more than dust in the Kansas wind. The final four is made up of the teams that should be there, which occupies the first of today’s three thoughts … welcome to Vol. 149 of the Daily Dirt.
On this day we recognize a wide variety of famous types, ranging from Larry Bird to (be still, my beating heart …) Donna Mills … welcome to Vol. 148 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts. 1. There’s plenty to celebrate this time of the year, including the following: Dec. 11, Magnum, P.I. Day: I […]
Daily Dirt for Dec. 4, 2021It’s time for the first official “Merry Christmas” of the season, one of the simple holiday traditions that mean so much. Traditions are important this time of the year … welcome to Vol. 147 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts. 1. It’s the holiday season, and these are […]
Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin? In the lane, snow is glistenin’ … welcome to Vol. 146 of the Daily Dirt. Today is a special holiday edition! Ho! Ho! Ho!Santa Steve has arrived a few days early to hand out his Christmas gifts to one and all in the Muddy River News coverage area. Here’s […]
We’re always here to help, especially at holiday time … welcome to Vol. 145 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
I guess $7.25 million doesn’t buy much these days.
The calendar says it is now December. Whether that’s good or bad will likely not be decided for another 30 days … welcome to Vol. 144 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
Have you ever watched a movie and thought, “Geez, he (or she) looks kind of old for that role?” Yeah, me too … welcome to Vol. 143 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts. 1. I was first irritated while watching “Grease” in a movie theater way back in 1978. Just about every main […]
Rarely is anything so popular yet so neglected by politicians as school choice for K-12 education. The public has it right on what is a truly righteous cause. For society to honor its fundamental obligation to educate its youth, parents must be offered an alternative to catastrophically failing schools. Society’s future demands it. Simple justice […]
It’s hard to say what I dislike more — gravy, salad dressing or mayonnaise … welcome to Vol. 142 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
I need to sponsor a bowl game. I’m going to have to see if Muddy River News publisher J. Robert Gough can help me out … welcome to Vol. 141 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
If sucking the juices out of a dead, fermenting bird kind of disgusts you, it might be a good idea to skip the first of today’s three thoughts. … welcome to Vol. 140 of the Daily Dirt.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are not too bloated … welcome to Vol. 139 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts. 1. Day by day, hour by hour … Christmas is drawing closer, and what better way than with these three famous movie quotes? Can you name the film they are […]
We are now in official holiday mode … Good luck to all and welcome to Vol. 138 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
By Steve EighingerMuddy River News Minister of Culture and Doctor of LoveI’m feeling kind of nostalgic today … welcome to Vol. 137 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts: 1. There are a handful of TV series I wish I could click my remote and they would magically reappear. They weren’t necessarily huge hits […]
My only advice for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend? Let’s eat! Pass the taters and welcome to Vol. 136 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
Each year Medicare has an open enrollment period for insurance that supplements Medicare coverage. It started October 15 and continues to December 7. Thank goodness this will be over soon … but then there’s next year! For those who are Medicare eligible, the enrollment period is open season for every scam and pressure tactic that […]
Many of our comedic geniuses earned their tributes before cable, before satellite, before streaming (whatever that is) … let’s all sit back and enjoy. Welcome to Vol. 135 of the Daily Dirt and today’s three thoughts.
We’ve all been in the situation when after meeting certain people we know we’re going to have to put them in their place sooner than later. Today’s Daily Dirt will help the next time that happens. Welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 134: 1. Ever find yourself looking for the perfect comeback […]
I sincerely hope we get to hear Dick Vitale again. He is the subject of the first of today’s three thoughts in Vol. 133 of the Daily Dirt. 1. For as long as I can remember, the start of the college basketball season meant hearing and watching longtime analyst and former coach Dick “Dickie V” […]
Instead of linking to an Associated Press or Chicago Tribune story on why Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board removed former Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer from his post in September, I thought I would just let our readers judge for themselves. On May 6, 2021, The Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) opened […]
Once again, the Publisher has to save Daily Dirt from an egregious omission.
I nearly crashed the family Kia the last time “Hotel California” came on the radio. I think you’ll understand why after reading today’s three thoughts in Vol. 131 of the Daily Dirt.
Dear Mr. Adam, Mr. Gough, Mr. Schuckman and the Muddy River News Team, On behalf of the Southeastern School District, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your amazing coverage of our volleyball team’s state tournament appearance. Your coverage was extensive. Your coverage was insightful. And your coverage was greatly appreciated by our […]
Daily Dirt for Nov. 17, 2021 If you’re like me you’re getting a little more irritated each time you go the corner gas station for a fill-up. We’ll talk about that and a couple of other items in today’s three thoughts in Vol. 130 of the Daily Dirt. 1. This is the time of year […]
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It was a tough call, but I went with Archie and Edith as the No. 1 TV couple of all time. What do you think about the first of today’s three thoughts in Vol. 129 of the Daily Dirt? 1. Be it a husband and wife, or even boyfriend and girlfriend, I think we have […]
How many of you were correct in predicting what out No. 1 all-time Christmas movie would be? For those of you who were, Muddy River News founder and reigning monarch J. Robert Gough congratulates you. For those of you who were not … what were you thinking? Welcome to Vol. 128 of the Daily Dirt and […]
Daily Dirt for Nov. 13, 2021 Starting a new holiday tradition with the 30-for-30 holiday film countdown Traditions come. Traditions go. And somewhere, traditions start. Today is that day as we unveil the Muddy River News holiday movie countdown. Sit back, grab that Mountain Dew with crushed ice and enjoy. Welcome to Vol. 126 of […]
Daily Dirt for Nov. 12, 2021 It’s always sad when a movie star falls as far — and fast — as the following. It’s difficult, but I actually remember when someone like Eddie Murphy was funny, or when Steven Seagal was The Man. It seems like such a long time ago in a galaxy far, […]
To the Editor: A traffic light at 25th and Broadway seems to be an unnecessary impediment to the flow of traffic on Broadway. This intersection is only one block away from 24th Street, which has a traffic signal. While traveling Broadway, I and about 15 other vehicles have been stopped at this light while one […]
You learn something every day, right? Well, I certainly did today. Find out what it was during today’s three thoughts that make up Vo. 124 of the Daily Dirt: 1. The National Toy Hall of Fame recently announced its 2021 inductees, which included the tabletop game Risk and American Girl dolls. My first reaction was, […]
I can’t wait until Sunday. I think you’ll know why after reading through Vol. 123 of the Daily Dirt. Today’s three thoughts start right …. now! 1. Wow. Just wow. The long-awaited “Yellowstone” season opener was Sunday night. And I’m still trying to comprehend what all transpired in the almost-2 1/2 hour debut. Some immediate […]
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, a sure sign of a return to normalcy is the number of major motion pictures coming our way. Our first of three thoughts today provide a sampling of what the future holds. Welcome to Vol. 122 of the Daily Dirt. 1. Here’s a quick look of some […]
The Rotund Stuffer had a fabulous weekend, thanks to taking in a couple of high school football playoff games in Missouri and Illinois, respectively. Today’s three thoughts were spurred by that experience. Welcome to Vol. 121 of the Daily Dirt. 1. The local high school football season is waning, so it’s time for the inaugural […]
Daily Dirt for Nov. 7, 2021 We’ve been together now for four months, and may I say it’s a pleasure to share three thoughts with you each day through the Daily Dirt. Welcome to Vol. 120. 1. Let’s have a good-natured discussion. i think you’ll enjoy it, especially those of you who feel the 1960s […]