Steve Eighinger, Herald-Whig

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Past articles by Steve:

EIGHINGER: Make room for some more national holidays

We're nearing July 4, which is probably the granddaddy of all major U.S. holidays. Which makes me think, what important people and/or events have we missed when doling out specific → Read More

EIGHINGER: Summer, it's nice to see you again

Fortunately, we are all now in official summer mode. Gone are those days of checking morning temperatures to see how many layers to wear. → Read More

Derby champs recognized at annual awards event

Aiden McDonnell provided some insight on how and why the Quincy Derby has become so successful. → Read More

EIGHINGER: Our monthly honors take a break from the criminally inept

Normally, our monthly trip down Moron Road deals with dumb criminals. → Read More

EIGHINGER: Derby's impact reaches far beyond championships

The anticipation builds throughout the year, and when the weekend finally arrives it amounts to two days worth of non-stop action and emotions. → Read More

Vogel's sixth straight Stock championship may have been her last

QUINCY — Jadyn Vogel may have provided a hint to what the future holds for the Quincy Derby. → Read More

Four first-time champs crowned in Super Kids portion of Quincy Derby

So, just how entertaining was Friday’s first round of the 17th annual Quincy Derby? Fittingly, it was ... super. → Read More

EIGHINGER: What better way to celebrate the ongoing return to normalcy?

Day by day, the world as we know it moves closer to returning to normal, or at least what constituted normal prior to the pandemic. → Read More

Derby vet sets sight on sixth straight title

There is good news and bad news concerning Jadyn Vogel's domination in the Quincy Derby. The good news? Vogel will be going for an unprecedented sixth straight championship this weekend → Read More

EIGHINGER: Some of our favorite stars are all older than sliced bread

Betty White is older than sliced bread. → Read More

EIGHINGER: What if my parents had chosen Shaq or Apollo?

When I arrived in this world in late 1953, my parents proudly assigned me the name "Stephen," which at the time was quite well-liked in the western hemisphere. → Read More

EIGHINGER: If you missed the Grand Prix, get ready for the Quincy Derby

One down, one to go. This month showcases two of Quincy’s most popular summer attractions — the just-completed Grand Prix of Karting and the upcoming Quincy Derby. → Read More

Memorable weekend for Harden-Smith, Neilson

Devon Smith-Harden understood the significance of his accomplishment. “Knowing the history of this event, and to be at the top of the list is ... great,” he said. → Read More

EIGHINGER: We have lost a lot of talent during the pandemic

We appear to be in the home stretch of turning back this pandemic, and soon the masks and social distancing will be things of the past. → Read More

Grand Prix of Karting 'more than a race, it's an event'

The Grand Prix of Karting is back — again. South Park will once more play host to what is arguably the nation's crown jewel of karting. → Read More

Pittsfield native, IndyCar driver will be featured guest at Grand Prix

Mike Lashmett is looking forward to coming home. Lashmett, 68, will be one of the featured guests at this weekend's Grand Prix of Karting at South Park. He'll make the → Read More

EIGHINGER: The loss of Bruce Rice is the loss of a region's heartbeat

Many across the region lost a good friend late last week, myself included. The Rev. Bruce Rice passed away early Thursday evening, cancer claiming a life that had enriched so → Read More

EIGHINGER: If you can't say anything nice, at least make it funny

Another month, and another series of Facebook comments I happen to find hilarious. Here's the latest edition of "Found on Facebook": → Read More

EIGHINGER: Maybe they didn't think those plans all the way through

Admittedly, today’s “Morons of the Month” tribute may have reached a new level of unusualness. → Read More

Quincy Derby anticipates returning to pre-pandemic entry levels

There is a noticeable amount of pride in Ray Wilson's voice when he talks about last year's Quincy Optimist Club Derby. → Read More