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  • Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-10-20 04:58:50 GMT
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...

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More than 800 pre-1949 cars add color to Moorman Park for Tin Dusters' final day

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Dennis Ward shut the hood of his 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, concealing a chrome-covered engine. Ward, of Lawrence, Kan., spent 4 1/2 years building the "green-blue" street rod, which includes heating, air conditioning and "all the modern conveniences," he said. Additional legroom was not one of the amenities on list, but Ward said his wife, Donna, can easily operate the tiny coupe. "She can drive it pretty easy," Ward said. The Wards' Model A was one of about 800 candy-colored ...
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Carbon monoxide sickens students at QHS band competition

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Sixteen students became ill Saturday night during Quincy High School's 19th annual Octoberfest Band Competition at Flinn Stadium. Five were transported to Blessing Hospital for further evaluation. John Simon,... More>>

Pike postcard program honors veterans, servicemen and their families

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The soldier stands at attention holding a salute while his 6-year-old son mimics the pose. It's a visual reminder, thanks to a postcard provided through the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, to... More>>

Quincy School District piloting new emergency response system

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The Quincy School District is one of five districts in the state piloting an emergency response system that will give first responders instant access to information in the event of an emergency. The system involves... More>>

Sparks, Franklyn face off in only contested Adams County Board race

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Both candidates running in the only contested Adams County Board race say the county has done a good job keeping the property tax levy rate stable in recent years, and it needs to do what it can to maintain it. This... More>>

Veterans Day parade to focus on Vietnam veterans

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Quincy's annual Veterans Day parade will focus this year on Vietnam veterans. The Nov. 8 event, which will work its way through downtown Quincy, will feature a grand marshal who did two tours of duty and focus on a... More>>

National predictions call for heating bills to be lower this winter

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Heating bills are expected to be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return, U.S. Energy Department officials say. Last year, persistently low temperatures... More>>

City, restaurant working compromise on plan to replace lot damaged from Newcomb Hotel cleanup

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One month after the Quincy City Council tabled a proposal to replace a 10-spot parking lot that was damaged during the demolition and cleanup of the Newcomb Hotel, the city has reached a deal with the property owner to... More>>

Taste of Palmyra set for Monday night

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PALMYRA, Mo. -- The eighth annual Taste of Palmyra will combine food, music and fall entertainment in downtown Palmyra Monday night. The event, hosted by the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce, features an antique tractor and... More>>

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  • Hannibal woman arrested after tossing infant son at police officer

    Hannibal woman arrested after tossing infant son at police officer

    Friday, October 17 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-10-17 18:09:50 GMT
    A Hannibal woman was arrested earlier this week and charged with felony first-degree child endangerment after allegedly using her infant son as a human shield and throwing the boy at a police officer. Amy M. Spegal, 29, was arrested Tuesday after an incident at 13A Shawnee Trail.
    A Hannibal woman was arrested earlier this week and charged with felony first-degree child endangerment after allegedly using her infant son as a human shield and throwing the boy at a police officer. Amy M. Spegal, 29, was arrested Tuesday after an incident at 13A Shawnee Trail.
  • Quincy man arrested on financial exploitation of elderly charge

    Quincy man arrested on financial exploitation of elderly charge

    Monday, October 20 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-10-20 17:32:34 GMT
    A Quincy man was arrested on Friday and charged with financial exploitation of the elderly after an investigation by the Quincy Police Department. Jason P. Gerding, 44, was arrested in connection with an incident...
    A Quincy man was arrested on Friday and charged with financial exploitation of the elderly after an investigation by the Quincy Police Department. Jason P. Gerding, 44, was arrested in connection with an incident...
  • Motorcyclist injured after collision with semi truck east of Fowler

    Motorcyclist injured after collision with semi truck east of Fowler

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:37:57 GMT
    An accident involving a semi truck and a motorcycle Sunday afternoon injured an Augusta man and resulted in a citation for Fowler man. The Adams County Sheriff's Office reported a 1992 GMC semi,...
    An accident involving a semi truck and a motorcycle Sunday afternoon injured an Augusta man and resulted in a citation for Fowler man. The Adams County Sheriff's Office reported a 1992 GMC semi,...
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  • Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera

    Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera

    Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
    A prominent New York rabbi has led a prayer vigil outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera that opponents say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
  • APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot

    APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot

    Marijuana regulators in Colorado have already tightened rules on popular forms of edible pot by requiring manufacturers to make it easier to tell how much of the drug consumers are eating.
    Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.
  • Another month, another global heat record broken

    Another month, another global heat record broken

    Monday, October 20 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-10-20 17:47:37 GMT
    September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded.
    It sounds like a broken record: Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it.
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  • Halloween sock hop on tap at Cedar Crest

    Halloween sock hop on tap at Cedar Crest

    Monday, October 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-10-20 12:52:23 GMT
    A Halloween sock hop will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Country Club, 3312 N. 36th. Admission is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. The music will be from the 1950s and 1960s. Call...
    A Halloween sock hop will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Country Club, 3312 N. 36th. Admission is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. The music will be from the 1950s and 1960s. Call...
  • Suicide support group's first meeting scheduled for Monday

    Suicide support group's first meeting scheduled for Monday

    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-10-16 13:12:34 GMT
    A support group has been formed for loved ones of suicide victims. Left Behind/Moving Forward will have its first meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Transitions of Western Illinois, 4409 Maine. The group plans to...
    A support group has been formed for loved ones of suicide victims. Left Behind/Moving Forward will have its first meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Transitions of Western Illinois, 4409 Maine. The group plans to...
  • Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change closes after lease expires

    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change closes after lease expires

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:26:36 GMT
    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change at 1843 Broadway has closed. Workers at the site confirmed that the lease for that location had expired. Business records indicate Top Gun opened at the site in the early 1990s. It is one...
    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change at 1843 Broadway has closed. Workers at the site confirmed that the lease for that location had expired. Business records indicate Top Gun opened at the site in the early 1990s. It is one...
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  • Camp Point church to host chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 19

    Camp Point church to host chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 19

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:29:12 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- St. Thomas Catholic Church will have a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the church hall, 109 E. Spring. The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- St. Thomas Catholic Church will have a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the church hall, 109 E. Spring. The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad...
  • Pittsfield church coordinating Operation Christmas Child ministry

    Pittsfield church coordinating Operation Christmas Child ministry

    Friday, October 17 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-10-17 16:53:10 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, is underway with help from local coordinators Bob and Karla DeVries. Anyone who wants to participate should fill a shoebox with small...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, is underway with help from local coordinators Bob and Karla DeVries. Anyone who wants to participate should fill a shoebox with small...
  • 4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma

    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma

    Friday, October 17 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-17 16:37:25 GMT
    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma
    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma
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