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  • Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:17 PM EST2015-01-29 17:17:18 GMT
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 

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Six injured in rollover accident Thursday morning east of Camp Point

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Six people were injured Thursday morning when a van ran off the south side of U.S. 24 and overturned about three miles east of Camp Point. All six occupants - two adults and four children ranging in age from 4 months to 5 years - were taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital's emergency room for treatment. More>>

Unemployment rates falling, but agency head from Quincy wants more

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Jeff Mays, the new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, wants to see his agency do more to connect employers and job seekers. Mays, a Quincy native, said Adams County's 4.4 percent unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in Illinois during December. He knows from experience that rate can go even lower.

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Hodge gets probation after having sex with teen in Quincy park

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A Quincy man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a city park in November was sentenced to probation on Thursday. Judge William Mays said he opted to sentence Akeel A. Hodge, 21, to 24 months probation because this is Hodge's first felony conviction. Mays also sentenced Hodge to 360 days in the Adams County Jail. More>>

Western Family STEM Night: 'They teach you stuff while you're having fun'

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BARRY, Ill. -- Western Elementary sixth-grader Netti Chaplin bundled an egg in lots of cotton balls, plenty of tape and a small milk carton. Then she dropped it four times from 10 feet onto the gym floor. "Well, it lasted three times," Netti said after the egg didn't survive its fourth landing. "That was pretty good." The egg drop station was one of several popular choices Wednesday at the Western School District's third annual Family STEM Night at the elementary school.

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HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Blessing Physician Services gets head start on 10th anniversary celebration

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Blessing Physician Services is getting an early start on its 10th anniversary. Although the actual anniversary is not until February, the celebration began this week as part of National Medical Group Practice Week. National Medical Group Practice Week recognizes the benefits that group practices provide to patients, communities and physicians, as well as recognizing the leaders and staff who support the practices.

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Democrats slate former alderman Klingele to run in Quincy's 3rd Ward

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Payson man takes over as IPPA's interim executive director

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Tim Maiers expects to spend plenty of time on the road in a new role with the Illinois Pork Producers Association. After 16 years as IPPA's director of public relations, the Payson farmer has been named the organization's interim executive director.

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Reporting rules change for construction industry contractors who use subcontractors

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Illinois contractors face a deadline Saturday to file paperwork that lists all payments to subcontractors during 2014. Depending on who is talking, the new Illinois Department of Labor rule is either a nightmare or a minor inconvenience.

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  • Hodge gets probation after having sex with teen in Quincy park

    Hodge gets probation after having sex with teen in Quincy park

    Thursday, January 29 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-01-29 21:10:17 GMT
    A Quincy man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a city park in November was sentenced to probation on Thursday. Judge William Mays said he opted to sentence Akeel A. Hodge, 21, to 24 months probation because this is Hodge's first felony conviction. Mays also sentenced Hodge to 360 days in the Adams County Jail.
    A Quincy man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a city park in November was sentenced to probation on Thursday. Judge William Mays said he opted to sentence Akeel A. Hodge, 21, to 24 months probation because this is Hodge's first felony conviction. Mays also sentenced Hodge to 360 days in the Adams County Jail.
  • Fugitive of the Week: Brendon David Campbell

    Fugitive of the Week: Brendon David Campbell

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:36 AM EST2015-01-29 16:36:55 GMT
    Brendon David Campbell, 22, is wanted on Adams County warrants for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. 
    Brendon David Campbell, 22, is wanted on Adams County warrants for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. 
  • Hamilton teen arrested on burglary charges

    Hamilton teen arrested on burglary charges

    Thursday, January 29 2015 9:28 AM EST2015-01-29 14:28:59 GMT
    A Hamilton teen was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of car burglaries in the Hancock County town. Hamilton Police Chief Robb Bell said the...
    A Hamilton teen was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of car burglaries in the Hancock County town. Hamilton Police Chief Robb Bell said the...
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  • SCHUCKMAN: Second half of WB6 season is fight to see who can make Rocks crumble

    SCHUCKMAN: Second half of WB6 season is fight to see who can make Rocks crumble

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:41 AM EST2015-01-29 16:41:29 GMT
    For anyone thinking the Rock Island boys basketball team was going to waltz to its seventh straight Western Big Six Conference championship, Normal West gave them something to consider. The Wildcats held the state-ranked Rocks to just 2 points in the third quarter Saturday and finished off a 50-42 victory. Three questions came to mind. Is Rocky truly vulnerable? Is a WB6 team capable of doing what Normal West did? And how many times can Tyler Hall be shut down?
    For anyone thinking the Rock Island boys basketball team was going to waltz to its seventh straight Western Big Six Conference championship, Normal West gave them something to consider. Normal West stunned Rock Island...
  • Prep basketball preview: Quincy High School at Rock Island

    Prep basketball preview: Quincy High School at Rock Island

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:30 AM EST2015-01-29 16:30:26 GMT
    Quincy High School (11-7, 3-2) at Rock Island (15-3, 5-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Rocky Fieldhouse, Rock Island, Ill. ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Blue Devils: Because of Quincy's ability to...
    Quincy High School (11-7, 3-2) at Rock Island (15-3, 5-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Rocky Fieldhouse, Rock Island, Ill. ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Blue Devils: Because of Quincy's ability to...
  • Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:17 PM EST2015-01-29 17:17:18 GMT
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 
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  • PREP NOTEBOOK: Marion County girls staying loose through tough season

    PREP NOTEBOOK: Marion County girls staying loose through tough season

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:38 PM EST2015-01-29 17:38:14 GMT
    The Marion County girls basketball team hasn't won a game yet this season, just one year after it placed fourth in the Class 1 state tournament. That doesn't mean they aren't having fun. To take a break from the basketball court, first-year coach Megan Zook recently took the Lady Mustangs out for bowling and pizza.

    The Marion County girls basketball team hasn't won a game yet this season, just one year after it placed fourth in the Class 1 state tournament. That doesn't mean they aren't having fun. To take a break from the basketball court, first-year coach Megan Zook recently took the Lady Mustangs out for bowling and pizza.


  • AREA ROUNDUP: Burwinkel's 27 points paces Payson Seymour over Hardin Calhoun

    AREA ROUNDUP: Burwinkel's 27 points paces Payson Seymour over Hardin Calhoun

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:28 PM EST2015-01-29 17:28:43 GMT
    Payson Seymour guard Drew Burwinkel torched Hardin Calhoun for a game-high 27 points in the 72-48 victory Wednesday night in Payson, Ill.

    Payson Seymour guard Drew Burwinkel torched Hardin Calhoun for a game-high 27 points in the 72-48 victory Wednesday night in Payson, Ill.


  • Prep basketball preview: QND at Peoria Manual

    Prep basketball preview: QND at Peoria Manual

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:26 PM EST2015-01-29 17:26:15 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame (8-11) at Peoria Manual (13-4) 7 p.m. Friday º Manual High School, Peoria, Ill. NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Focusing on the game and not getting distracted will...
    Quincy Notre Dame (8-11) at Peoria Manual (13-4) 7 p.m. Friday º Manual High School, Peoria, Ill. NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Focusing on the game and not getting distracted will...
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