Have you ever driven down a country road and noticed trash scattered all over the side of the road? I’m not talking about just one or two pieces of trash here and there, but entire bags full that people have either thrown out their car window or taken time to dump into the ditch?

I live in the country, so we're no strangers to picking up garbage in the ditches.  Unfortunately there are people who think that since no one is around to catch them or scold them that what they are doing is ok.

Every year, we grab the four wheeler and a wagon and go up and down our road to pick up beer cans, fast food bags and other random garbage.

I've even come across TV's just tossed out of a vehicle...waiting for someone to dispose of properly.

A recent post from the Whiteside County Sheriff's office bummed me out.  Someone tossed almost 100 used tires in to the ditch.

This is clearly illegal and clearly done by someone with no regard for others in their community.

According to today's facebook post:

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the publics assistance with a call received on March 21, 2022 at approximately 2:41pm in reference to Illegal Dumping of 70-100 used tires on Hurd Rd., in the Tampico area. If you have any information pertaining to the person(s) responsible, please contact Deputy Cooper Kilberg through our dispatch center at (815) 772-4044, or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers at (815) 625-7867 (STOP).
Thank you.

Break Out the Tarter Sauce: Here's The QCA's Best Places for Fish for Lent

The Quad Cities Area has a ton of options for fish during the Lent season. From fish fries to fish sandwiches...battered to seasoned...here is a quick list:

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!