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  • Eight cases of Legionnaires disease confirmed at Illinois Veterans Home

    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease confirmed at Illinois Veterans Home

    Thursday, August 27 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-08-27 22:20:43 GMT
    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease have been confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home. Shay Drummond, director of clinical and environmental services at the Adams County Health Department, told The Herald-Whig no deaths have been connected with the disease, which can be especially devastating to older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems.
    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease have been confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home. Shay Drummond, director of clinical and environmental services at the Adams County Health Department, told The Herald-Whig no deaths have been connected with the disease, which can be especially devastating to older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems.

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7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Abundant sunshine

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Mostly sunny

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Currently in Pittsfield as of

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  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
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  • Visibility: 7 mi.
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7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

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Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:12 am
  • Sunset: 07:43:20 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

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Durham man seriously injured in shooting involving Canton police chief Video included

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Canton police officers shot a man multiple times Wednesday after he pulled a small-caliber gun on Police Chief Ryan Crandell. Timothy S. Sutton, 28, of Durham, underwent surgery late Wednesday night at Blessing Hospital in Quincy Ill., for life-threatening injuries after the shooting that occurred at 6:45 p.m. outside City Hall in downtown Canton. More>>

School Board sets goals at lengthy meeting Thursday night

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The Quincy School Board huddled for four hours Thursday night to set a series of goals. Student achievement became the board's No. 1 priority. More>>

Canton mayor: Police need time to 'wrap their head around' shooting

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Jarrod Phillips' first thought was that someone in downtown Canton on Wednesday night had ignited some firecrackers. More>>

New Salvation Army Family Store offers a sneak peek

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On a day when smiles were commonplace, Patty Douglas found herself trying to hold back the tears.Douglas was one of the Salvation Army officials on hand for a brief, soft opening Thursday night of the new Family Store at 425 Broadway. More>>

City seeking bids for tree cleanup, infrastructure repairs needed from windstorm

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The city of Quincy requested two bids Wednesday to finish cleanup and make infrastructure repairs resulting from the July 13 windstorm.Companies have until Sept. 9 to submit bids for sidewalk, gutter and curb replacement. That deadline also applies for storm-damaged tree removal or trimming. More>>

Quincy Promise funding almost covered for four-year pilot program

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Most of the funding of the four-year pilot Quincy Promise program is already in place.Mayor Kyle Moore said the program is expected to cost $300,000, and $250,000 has been raised. The program allows students to pursue specific career and technical programs at John Wood Community College that would provide skills needed to fill positions at local companies in sectors such as manufacturing, health care and agriculture.  More>>

Planning continues for tourism grant funds

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The Quincy Civic Center Authority received an update Wednesday from Rob Ebbing, executive director of the Oakley-Lindsay Center, on the plan that was approved in April to put more "heads in beds" and in turn generate more hotel-motel tax. The authority agreed to earmark $18,000 for grants from the hotel-motel tax for the grant program. More>>

Blunt says competition for veterans' health care choices would be good

Missouri U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, center, speaks with Hannibal American Legion Post 55 member Larry Craig, left, and past Commander Mike Riney after a session Wednesday at the Legion Post. | H-W Photo/Alyse Thompson Missouri U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, center, speaks with Hannibal American Legion Post 55 member Larry Craig, left, and past Commander Mike Riney after a session Wednesday at the Legion Post. | H-W Photo/Alyse Thompson
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Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday says veterans should have health care choices beyond the services provided by Veterans Health Administration hospitals and clinics.The Republican legislator addressed a group of 25 veterans and community leaders at American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal before launching into a question-and-and answer session. More>>

Genenbacher keeps alive family tradition of canning

Susan Genenbacher. | H-W Photo Susan Genenbacher. | H-W Photo
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When the city girl from Quincy married the boy from the dairy farm 43 years ago, she'd never raised a tomato plant, let alone a garden."That's what everybody did out in the country. You had gardens, and you canned," Sue Genenbacher said.So it wasn't long before Genenbacher and her husband, Roger, were gardening and putting up what they grew to feed their daughter, son and now five grandchildren. More>>

Antiques Appraiser: Event at Quincy Public Library offers look into family past

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Antiques expert Mark Moran appraises many items, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, toys, costume jewelry, books and sports memorabilia. He reviewed items in front of a crowd of about 75 people Wednesday at the Quincy Public Library. More>>

LaHood, Mellon face off over economy in Wednesday debate

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two candidates seeking to serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's term offered up during a debate Wednesday different views about how to improve the economy of the 18th Congressional District.  More>>

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  • EIGHINGER: This time of year always brings memories of first boss

    EIGHINGER: This time of year always brings memories of first boss

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:36 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:36:36 GMT
    To say the least, my first impression of C. Frederic Tharp was memorable. I was only 16 or 17, and such a dominant figure proved rather intimidating to a teenager whose knees were knocking together -- partly from natural...
    To say the least, my first impression of C. Frederic Tharp was memorable. I was only 16 or 17, and such a dominant figure proved rather intimidating to a teenager whose knees were knocking together -- partly from natural...
  • D. HUSAR: Taylor teen goes 'loco' at Missouri State Fair

    D. HUSAR: Taylor teen goes 'loco' at Missouri State Fair

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:35:14 GMT
    Shannon DeHaan just might have found the secret to success -- a lot of hard work and a little bit of crazy. The combination landed the 16-year-old from Taylor, Mo., and her meat goat Loco, named for his "pretty crazy"...
    Shannon DeHaan just might have found the secret to success -- a lot of hard work and a little bit of crazy. The combination landed the 16-year-old from Taylor, Mo., and her meat goat Loco, named for his "pretty crazy"...
  • O'BRIEN: This column about 'clickbait' will shock you

    O'BRIEN: This column about 'clickbait' will shock you

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 1:01 PM EDT2015-08-25 17:01:29 GMT
    The idea of the headline is the grab the reader. A good headline is more likely to bring the reader into the story to see what it's all about. To be a good headline writer takes talent. Back in my days as an...
    The idea of the headline is the grab the reader. A good headline is more likely to bring the reader into the story to see what it's all about. To be a good headline writer takes talent. Back in my days as an...
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  • Hannibal man charged with aggravated battery in shooting

    Hannibal man charged with aggravated battery in shooting

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-08-26 21:30:51 GMT
    Lelen BondsLelen Bonds
    A Hannibal, Mo., man arrested in connection with a shooting Tuesday on Quincy's northwest side was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery with a firearm.
    A Hannibal, Mo., man arrested in connection with a shooting Tuesday on Quincy's northwest side was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery with a firearm.
  • Three injured when semi collides with SUV in Palmyra

    Three injured when semi collides with SUV in Palmyra

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:22 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:22:28 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Two Ewing residents and a California truck driver were seriously injured at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday in a SUV-semitrailer crash on U.S. 61 near the Wilco Convenience station at Palmyra. All four lanes of U.S. 61...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Two Ewing residents and a California truck driver were seriously injured at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday in a SUV-semitrailer crash on U.S. 61 near the Wilco Convenience station at Palmyra. All four lanes of U.S. 61...
  • Missouri man arrested after Quincy disturbance

    Missouri man arrested after Quincy disturbance

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:20 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:20:32 GMT
    Quincy police arrested a 39-year-old Missouri man Wednesday after a disturbance at Cedar Creek Apartments, 225 N. 12th. 
    QUINCY -- Quincy police arrested a 39-year-old Missouri man Wednesday after a disturbance at Cedar Creek Crossing Apartments, 2225 N. 12th. Kyle Durham, of 1206 Centennial in Bowling Green, Mo., was arrested for...
  • Local Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Countdown to kickoff: QND sticking to basics in order to make another playoff push

    Countdown to kickoff: QND sticking to basics in order to make another playoff push

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:47:13 GMT
    QUINCY — New names. Same playbook. That's been a mantra Quincy Notre Dame football coach Bill Connell has believed in for the last two decades. It's what the Raiders are sticking by this year, despite the graduation of a running back who amassed more than 3,000 career rushing yards...
    QUINCY — New names. Same playbook. That's been a mantra Quincy Notre Dame football coach Bill Connell has believed in for the last two decades. It's what the Raiders are sticking by this year, despite the graduation of a running back who amassed more than 3,000 career rushing yards...
  • Countdown to kickoff: Blue Devils plan to put depth, talent to good use

    Countdown to kickoff: Blue Devils plan to put depth, talent to good use

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:07 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:07:22 GMT
    QUINCY — Devin Prost couldn't see what was taking place behind him. Yet, it reiterated everything he was saying. Peering over Prost's left shoulder as the Quincy High School senior offensive lineman spoke about the upcoming season, you could see junior running back Devin Smith...
    QUINCY — Devin Prost couldn't see what was taking place behind him. Yet, it reiterated everything he was saying. Peering over Prost's left shoulder as the Quincy High School senior offensive lineman spoke about the upcoming season, you could see junior running back Devin Smith...
  • QHS volleyball team setting sights on reclaiming WB6 title

    QHS volleyball team setting sights on reclaiming WB6 title

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:44 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:44:57 GMT
    QUINCY — As Katy Hining looks around at her Quincy High School volleyball teammates warming up before practice, she sees two things -- a lot of talent and a lot of depth. "I think if I was a sophomore on this team I would never see the floor," said Hining, a senior...
    QUINCY — As Katy Hining looks around at her Quincy High School volleyball teammates warming up before practice, she sees two things -- a lot of talent and a lot of depth. "I think if I was a sophomore on this team I would never see the floor," said Hining, a senior...
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  • Kids in Motion to benefit from sporting clay shoot

    Kids in Motion to benefit from sporting clay shoot

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:17 PM EDT2015-08-27 16:17:07 GMT
    US Bank in conjunction with Tom Boland Ford, Continental Cement and Green America Recyling are hosting a charity sporting clay shoot Sept. 26 at Ka-Tonka Gaming Preserve and Sporting Clays in New London. ...
    US Bank in conjunction with Tom Boland Ford, Continental Cement and Green America Recyling are hosting a charity sporting clay shoot Sept. 26 at Ka-Tonka Gaming Preserve and Sporting Clays in New London. ...
  • Great River Genealogical Society to hold 2015-16 monthly meetings at new location

    Great River Genealogical Society to hold 2015-16 monthly meetings at new location

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:15 PM EDT2015-08-27 16:15:54 GMT
    The Great River Genealogical Society will hold their 2015-16 monthly meetings at a new location. The group will meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340 State. The...
    The Great River Genealogical Society will hold their 2015-16 monthly meetings at a new location. The group will meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340 State. The...
  • Resume review workshop planned Sept. 2 in Pittsfield

    Resume review workshop planned Sept. 2 in Pittsfield

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 1:53 PM EDT2015-08-26 17:53:18 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A resume review workshop will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the John Wood Community College Pittsfield Education Center. The Workforce Board of Western Illinois in partnership with the Pike...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A resume review workshop will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the John Wood Community College Pittsfield Education Center. The Workforce Board of Western Illinois in partnership with the Pike...
  • Region BriefsRegion BriefsMore>>

  • Symposium in Springfield targets West-Central Illinois women

    Symposium in Springfield targets West-Central Illinois women

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 2:59 PM EDT2015-08-26 18:59:48 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Sept. 2 symposium in Springfield targets women from West-Central Illinois interested in expanding professional and personal competencies and making relevant connections through networking. Illinois...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Sept. 2 symposium in Springfield targets women from West-Central Illinois interested in expanding professional and personal competencies and making relevant connections through networking. Illinois...
  • Hannibal Masonic event offers free child identification information

    Hannibal Masonic event offers free child identification information

    Friday, August 21 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-08-21 14:06:17 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Masonic Lodge 188 and the Missouri Masonic Children's Foundation are sponsoring a free child identification and protection program Saturday, Aug. 22, at Sawyer's Creek, 11011 South Mo. 79....
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Masonic Lodge 188 and the Missouri Masonic Children's Foundation are sponsoring a free child identification and protection program Saturday, Aug. 22, at Sawyer's Creek, 11011 South Mo. 79....
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