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  • Only a few feet separated Quincy man from fire escape

    Only a few feet separated Quincy man from fire escape

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:56:27 GMT
    Quincy police officer Michael Cirrincione felt helpless early Wednesday morning while responding to a fire at 515 S. 17th. Cirrincione was one of four officers who were the first on the scene. He helped kick out a basement window that led to Haley Houge, 22, being saved from the blaze. She told officers that two others, her 4-month-old son and her fiance, were still in the house. "They were so far, but so close to getting out," Cirrincione said. "It was a matter of a few feet."
    Quincy police officer Michael Cirrincione felt helpless early Wednesday morning while responding to a fire at 515 S. 17th. Cirrincione was one of four officers who were the first on the scene. He helped kick out a basement window that led to Haley Houge, 22, being saved from the blaze. She told officers that two others, her 4-month-old son and her fiance, were still in the house. "They were so far, but so close to getting out," Cirrincione said. "It was a matter of a few feet."

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Cobb reflects on first year as superintendent of Quincy's public schools

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From his point of view, Steve Cobb's first year as superintendent of the Quincy School District flew by quickly. "It is difficult to believe that it's been a year. It feels like I've always been here," Cobb... More>>

Hannibal asphalt contractor charged with scamming consumers

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Hannibal asphalt contractor Kevin Rickey Sr. has been charged in Harrison County Circuit Court with two felony counts of financial exploitation of the elderly and two felony counts of unlawful merchandising practices. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced the charges Thursday in a press release. According to the complaint filed in court, Rickey allegedly made numerous misrepresentations to convince two senior citizens to hire him to lay asphalt on their driv... More>>

Quincy man pleads guilty to child sex charges

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A Quincy man could spend up to 30 more years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes on Thursday. Gregory A. Korschot Jr., 39, entered pleas in two separate cases in front of Judge Scott Walden in Adams County Circuit Court. Korschot pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of predatory criminal sexual assault. He will be sentenced by Walden on May 20. As part of the plea agreement, Korschot will not b... More>>

NEMO task force arrests five on drug charges

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The Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force reported the arrest of five people in three different incidents over the last two weeks. On April 2, Brian S. Ellis, 41, of Hannibal was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The task force had assisted the Division of Child and Social Services with an investigation at 34 Shawnee Trail. According to a task force press release, Ellis was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraph... More>>

City human resources director submits resignation

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Doug Olson, director of human resources for the city of Quincy, submitted his resignation Thursday to take a job with Hollister-Whitney. Olson, a holdover from the administration of former Mayor John Spring, had served in that capacity since May 2005. His last day will be May 2. "It was not an easy decision, but I see an opportunity in the private sector, which I came from, that is very intriguing to me," he said. "The timing is right to make the ch... More>>

Adams County Republicans, Democrats select new central committee chairmen

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The Adams County Republicans and Democrats both selected new chairmen Wednesday night. Republicans selected Laura Kent Donahue as chairman of the Central Committee. Donahue served in the Illinois Senate from 1981 to 2002... More>>

Three community Good Friday services scheduled in Quincy

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Luther Memorial Church, Bethel AME and the Kroc Center will host ecumenical Good Friday services in Quincy. The Quincy Area Ministerial Alliance will host the noon service at Luther Memorial Church, while the Salvation... More>>

Dot Foods completes new warehouse, hiring staff at Mount Sterling

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MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods has completed work on a new refrigerated warehouse at its corporate headquarters and is adding 25 new jobs to staff it. Work on the 110,000-square-foot cooler warehouse began in June. It... More>>

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  • Western School District withdraws from Race to the Top

    Western School District withdraws from Race to the Top

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:38:14 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- The Western School District plans to withdraw from the Race to the Top program. School Board members Wednesday directed interim Superintendent Steve Goodman to write to Julie Evans with the Illinois State Board of Education to make the request.
    BARRY, Ill. -- The Western School District plans to withdraw from the Race to the Top program. School Board members Wednesday directed interim Superintendent Steve Goodman to write to Julie Evans with the Illinois State Board of Education to make the request.
  • Pikeland takes first step to issue bonds for summer maintenance projects

    Pikeland takes first step to issue bonds for summer maintenance projects

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:35:55 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board intends to issue up to $1.15 million in general obligation bonds to cover summer maintenance projects in 2014 and 2015. Board members adopted a resolution Wednesday marking a first step in the process.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board intends to issue up to $1.15 million in general obligation bonds to cover summer maintenance projects in 2014 and 2015. Board members adopted a resolution Wednesday marking a first step in the process.
  • Pikeland School Board maintains self-funding for sports programs

    Pikeland School Board maintains self-funding for sports programs

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:33 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board wants athletes to continue to self-fund the district's sports programs. Board members Wednesday asked the athletic program to "self-fund" by raising $45,000 in the 2014-15 school year -- the same amount sought for 2013-14.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board wants athletes to continue to self-fund the district's sports programs. Board members Wednesday asked the athletic program to "self-fund" by raising $45,000 in the 2014-15 school year -- the same amount sought for 2013-14.
  • Adams School students glad to get hands on 58 new tablet computers

    Adams School students glad to get hands on 58 new tablet computers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:05:31 GMT
    Students at Adams Elementary School are getting more exposure to modern technology thanks to the recent arrival of 58 iPads. The tablet computers were bought with federal Title 1 funding at the request of Principal Marcey Wells. "In order for our students to be competitive, they need to know how to use different technological devices," Wells said.
    Students at Adams Elementary School are getting more exposure to modern technology thanks to the recent arrival of 58 iPads. The tablet computers were bought with federal Title 1 funding at the request of Principal Marcey Wells. "In order for our students to be competitive, they need to know how to use different technological devices," Wells said.
  • Addicts Victorious conference helps battle 'drug epidemic'

    Addicts Victorious conference helps battle 'drug epidemic'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:21:13 GMT
    Rev. Jerry Jenkins wants to issue a wake-up call to the community about the dangers of drug addiction. "The average person in our area has no idea how serious this drug epidemic is," Jenkins said. "We who are fighting...
    Rev. Jerry Jenkins wants to issue a wake-up call to the community about the dangers of drug addiction. "The average person in our area has no idea how serious this drug epidemic is," Jenkins said. "We who are fighting...
  • Civic Center Authority approves $1.81 million budget; five parties interested in Gems

    Civic Center Authority approves $1.81 million budget; five parties interested in Gems

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:19:31 GMT
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority approved a $1.809 million budget Wednesday, a plan that includes 3 percent raises for employees. The authority is projecting $1.83 million in income in the next fiscal year, which starts May 1. That figure is about $48,000 higher than what was budgeted last year. Expenses are projected to be $39,000 higher.
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority approved a $1.809 million budget Wednesday, a plan that includes 3 percent raises for employees. The authority is projecting $1.83 million in income in the next fiscal year, which starts May 1. That figure is about $48,000 higher than what was budgeted last year. Expenses are projected to be $39,000 higher.
  • Hannibal Public Schools approves salary increases for certified and support service staff

    Hannibal Public Schools approves salary increases for certified and support service staff

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:13:00 GMT
    The Hannibal Public School Board approved salary increases for certificated and support service staff. Jill Janes, superintendent of Hannibal Public Schools, recommended a $750 increase to those at the top of the district's salary scale. Increases are incrementally smaller for those further down the scale. Janes said a group of teachers meet each month during the school year as a committee and was agreeable to the salary incr...
    The Hannibal Public School Board approved salary increases for certificated and support service staff. Jill Janes, superintendent of Hannibal Public Schools, recommended a $750 increase to those at the top of the district's salary scale. Increases are incrementally smaller for those further down the scale. Janes said a group of teachers meet each month during the school year as a committee and was agreeable to the salary incr...
  • JWCC board names new chairman, vice chair

    JWCC board names new chairman, vice chair

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:40:30 GMT
    Wednesday's meeting of the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees meeting featured a changing of the guard. Jim Gay took over as the chairman of the board, while Larry Fischer became vice chairman. Gay moved up from vice chair, taking over for Randy Sims. Jeanette Green remained as board secretary. The board talked about planning for the 2015 fiscal year. The board hopes to get its first look at the budget at its June meeting, with final a...
    Wednesday's meeting of the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees meeting featured a changing of the guard. Jim Gay took over as the chairman of the board, while Larry Fischer became vice chairman. Gay moved up from vice chair, taking over for Randy Sims. Jeanette Green remained as board secretary. The board talked about planning for the 2015 fiscal year. The board hopes to get its first look at the budget at its June meeting, with final a...
  • Fowler man arrested on meth charge

    Fowler man arrested on meth charge

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:56:10 GMT
    A check on the well-being of a child Tuesday led to the arrest of a Fowler man on methamphetamine charges. Robert J. Cramsey, 37, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of meth, resisting arrest and driving while license suspended. According to a press release by the West Central Illinois Task Force, task force officers joined members of the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Children and Family Services to check on the well-being of a child ...
    A check on the well-being of a child Tuesday led to the arrest of a Fowler man on methamphetamine charges. Robert J. Cramsey, 37, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of meth, resisting arrest and driving while license suspended. According to a press release by the West Central Illinois Task Force, task force officers joined members of the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Children and Family Services to check on the well-being of a child ...
  • Pittsfield City Council approves downtown planters, looks at gas bill overcharge

    Pittsfield City Council approves downtown planters, looks at gas bill overcharge

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:53:03 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield City Council will lend its support to a Pittsfield Main Street beautification project. Aldermen voted Tuesday to donate eight planters, up to a cost of $2,400, that Main Street plans for the city's downtown. The city will cover the cost with video gambling funds. Officials say the planters and flowers should look nice around the square. Also Tuesday, aldermen learned about an overcharge on the February g...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield City Council will lend its support to a Pittsfield Main Street beautification project. Aldermen voted Tuesday to donate eight planters, up to a cost of $2,400, that Main Street plans for the city's downtown. The city will cover the cost with video gambling funds. Officials say the planters and flowers should look nice around the square. Also Tuesday, aldermen learned about an overcharge on the February g...
  • Blessing's Billings backs study outlining economic benefits of early childhood learning

    Blessing's Billings backs study outlining economic benefits of early childhood learning

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:33:55 GMT
    Brad Billings says he understands the budget dilemma facing legislators in Illinois, which has been bleeding red ink in recent years. "Our state has a lot of challenges," he said. But Billings, president and CEO of...
    Brad Billings says he understands the budget dilemma facing legislators in Illinois, which has been bleeding red ink in recent years. "Our state has a lot of challenges," he said. But Billings, president and CEO of...
  • Safety big part of Quincy coalition's campaign to promote active lifestyle

    Safety big part of Quincy coalition's campaign to promote active lifestyle

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:16:36 GMT
    Carrie Kimber has heard from Quincy residents that it's not safe for people to run or bike on city streets. "I talked to a mom once and she said, ‘I didn't buy my kid a bike, because there's no place safe for...
    Carrie Kimber has heard from Quincy residents that it's not safe for people to run or bike on city streets. "I talked to a mom once and she said, ‘I didn't buy my kid a bike, because there's no place safe for...
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  • Father, infant son die in early-morning house fire; cause determined

    Father, infant son die in early-morning house fire; cause determined

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:28:12 GMT
    A father and his infant son died and the child’s mother was rescued in an early morning house fire at 515 S. 17th. Adams County Coroner James Keller said 25-year-old Daniel S. Disseler and his 4-month-old son Hunter John Steven Disseler died after being taken to Blessing Hospital. A team of Quincy police officers rescued the child’s mother from a bedroom in the basement. Investigators determined that the fire was caused by an overloaded electrical junction box in the attic space of the home.
    A father and his infant son died and the child’s mother was rescued in an early morning house fire at 515 S. 17th. Adams County Coroner James Keller said 25-year-old Daniel S. Disseler and his 4-month-old son Hunter John Steven Disseler died after being taken to Blessing Hospital. A team of Quincy police officers rescued the child’s mother from a bedroom in the basement. Investigators determined that the fire was caused by an overloaded electrical junction box in the attic space of the home.
  • QND names Diane Kasparie to newly created position that will help teachers, students

    QND names Diane Kasparie to newly created position that will help teachers, students

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:19:47 GMT
    Diane Kasparie, who has taught science at Quincy Notre Dame High School for the past 15 years, has been named to the new position of QND dean of academic services. QND Principal Mark McDowell said Kasparie will start her duties in July, working with teachers on curriculum, instruction, the use of technology and new teaching methods.
    Diane Kasparie, who has taught science at Quincy Notre Dame High School for the past 15 years, has been named to the new position of QND dean of academic services. QND Principal Mark McDowell said Kasparie will start her duties in July, working with teachers on curriculum, instruction, the use of technology and new teaching methods.
  • Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:41:15 GMT
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
  • Jenkins found guilty of two felonies, faces mandatory prison time

    Jenkins found guilty of two felonies, faces mandatory prison time

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:13:27 GMT
    A Quincy man will be sent to prison after he was found guilty for his role in an October shooting on the city's southwest side. It took an Adams County Circuit Court jury just over two hours Tuesday to find William D. Jenkins, 19, guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. The jury ruled that Jenkins was not guilty of attempted armed robbery, a Class 1 felony. Because he ...
    A Quincy man will be sent to prison after he was found guilty for his role in an October shooting on the city's southwest side. It took an Adams County Circuit Court jury just over two hours Tuesday to find William D. Jenkins, 19, guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. The jury ruled that Jenkins was not guilty of attempted armed robbery, a Class 1 felony. Because he ...
  • Hannibal hopes planting tree farm eventually saves money beautifying city

    Hannibal hopes planting tree farm eventually saves money beautifying city

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:56:02 GMT
    The city of Hannibal hopes the arrival of 160 trees to plant at a designated tree farm will prove to be a way to inexpensively beautify the city. City manager Jeff LaGarce said the city is using the state's seedling program through the Missouri Department of Conservation to buy trees in bulk at a discount. The city spent $108 for the first batch of trees, and it plans to plant 160 trees each of the next two years for a total of...
    The city of Hannibal hopes the arrival of 160 trees to plant at a designated tree farm will prove to be a way to inexpensively beautify the city. City manager Jeff LaGarce said the city is using the state's seedling program through the Missouri Department of Conservation to buy trees in bulk at a discount. The city spent $108 for the first batch of trees, and it plans to plant 160 trees each of the next two years for a total of...
  • Warsaw man arrested for meth after leading police on chase

    Warsaw man arrested for meth after leading police on chase

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:37:15 GMT
    A Warsaw was man was arrested on Monday night after fleeing from Hancock County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies attempted to stop Kenneth Day, 35, of Warsaw, around 8:15 p.m. just east of Basco, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. However, Day failed to stop and attempted to flee from the deputies. He eluded law enforcement for 12 miles until his vehicle became stuck on a muddy road. He was taken into custody without further incident. H...
    A Warsaw was man was arrested on Monday night after fleeing from Hancock County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies attempted to stop Kenneth Day, 35, of Warsaw, around 8:15 p.m. just east of Basco, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. However, Day failed to stop and attempted to flee from the deputies. He eluded law enforcement for 12 miles until his vehicle became stuck on a muddy road. He was taken into custody without further incident. H...
  • Two juveniles arrested for Pike County burglaries

    Two juveniles arrested for Pike County burglaries

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:12:31 GMT
    Two juveniles were arrested Sunday by Pike County Sheriff's deputies after a series of residential burglaries in the area. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said in a press release that the juveniles were involved with three residential burglaries and criminal damage to other property. Petty said the crimes were committed on Friday and Saturday. Authorities completed a search of a residence of one of the suspects and seized a number of items of evidence, including items take...
    Two juveniles were arrested Sunday by Pike County Sheriff's deputies after a series of residential burglaries in the area. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said in a press release that the juveniles were involved with three residential burglaries and criminal damage to other property. Petty said the crimes were committed on Friday and Saturday. Authorities completed a search of a residence of one of the suspects and seized a number of items of evidence, including items take...
  • C-SC student creates Lewis County mural that will be future fixture in courthouse

    C-SC student creates Lewis County mural that will be future fixture in courthouse

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:47:48 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- For the last six months, Stan Hilgenbrinck has put oil to canvas for the chance to one day say he's the artist with the mural hanging at the Lewis County Courthouse. The junior art major at...
    CANTON, Mo. -- For the last six months, Stan Hilgenbrinck has put oil to canvas for the chance to one day say he's the artist with the mural hanging at the Lewis County Courthouse. The junior art major at...
  • Bitter winter, not spring cold snap, hurt area fruit crops

    Bitter winter, not spring cold snap, hurt area fruit crops

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:53:45 GMT
    URSA, Ill. -- Matt Schulte already knows he's lost part of his grape crop to cold weather. Just not Monday night's cold weather. "This cold snap doesn't bother me. What bothered me was when we were getting 10, 12, 15 below zero. That's where your hybrid grapes are very susceptible," said Schulte, owner of Spirit Knob Winery.
    URSA, Ill. -- Matt Schulte already knows he's lost part of his grape crop to cold weather. Just not Monday night's cold weather. "This cold snap doesn't bother me. What bothered me was when we were getting 10, 12, 15 below zero. That's where your hybrid grapes are very susceptible," said Schulte, owner of Spirit Knob Winery.
  • Station owners slam gas tax hike plan to fund transportation projects

    Station owners slam gas tax hike plan to fund transportation projects

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:06:28 GMT
    A group of Illinois gas station and convenience store owners are rallying against a plan to increase the Illinois gas tax to fund transportation improvements. Carl Adams, vice president of Illinois Ayers Oil Co., said...
    A group of Illinois gas station and convenience store owners are rallying against a plan to increase the Illinois gas tax to fund transportation improvements. Carl Adams, vice president of Illinois Ayers Oil Co., said...
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  • Quincy man pleads guilty to child sex charges

    Quincy man pleads guilty to child sex charges

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:21:30 GMT
    A Quincy man could spend up to 30 more years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes on Thursday. Gregory A. Korschot Jr., 39, entered pleas in two separate cases in front of Judge Scott Walden in Adams County Circuit Court. Korschot pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of predatory criminal sexual assault. He will be sentenced by Walden on May 20. As part of the plea agreement, Korschot will not b...
    A Quincy man could spend up to 30 more years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes on Thursday. Gregory A. Korschot Jr., 39, entered pleas in two separate cases in front of Judge Scott Walden in Adams County Circuit Court. Korschot pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of predatory criminal sexual assault. He will be sentenced by Walden on May 20. As part of the plea agreement, Korschot will not b...
  • City human resources director submits resignation

    City human resources director submits resignation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:08:17 GMT
    Doug Olson, director of human resources for the city of Quincy, submitted his resignation Thursday to take a job with Hollister-Whitney. Olson, a holdover from the administration of former Mayor John Spring, had served in that capacity since May 2005. His last day will be May 2. "It was not an easy decision, but I see an opportunity in the private sector, which I came from, that is very intriguing to me," he said. "The timing is right to make the ch...
    Doug Olson, director of human resources for the city of Quincy, submitted his resignation Thursday to take a job with Hollister-Whitney. Olson, a holdover from the administration of former Mayor John Spring, had served in that capacity since May 2005. His last day will be May 2. "It was not an easy decision, but I see an opportunity in the private sector, which I came from, that is very intriguing to me," he said. "The timing is right to make the ch...
  • Dot Foods completes new warehouse, hiring staff at Mount Sterling

    Dot Foods completes new warehouse, hiring staff at Mount Sterling

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:46:42 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods has completed work on a new refrigerated warehouse at its corporate headquarters and is adding 25 new jobs to staff it. Work on the 110,000-square-foot cooler warehouse began in June. It...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods has completed work on a new refrigerated warehouse at its corporate headquarters and is adding 25 new jobs to staff it. Work on the 110,000-square-foot cooler warehouse began in June. It...
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  • Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:00:16 GMT
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
  • Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:00:12 GMT
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...

  • Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:57:04 GMT
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
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  • Blessing to offer free skin cancer screenings May 1

    Blessing to offer free skin cancer screenings May 1

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:53:05 GMT
    Free skin cancer screenings will be offered Thursday, May 1, at the Blessing Health Center at 927 Broadway. The screenings will be conducted 1-5 p.m. in the Dermatology Suite 221. Appointments are required by calling...
    Free skin cancer screenings will be offered Thursday, May 1, at the Blessing Health Center at 927 Broadway. The screenings will be conducted 1-5 p.m. in the Dermatology Suite 221. Appointments are required by calling...
  • Westview Golf Course will hold junior golf boot camp April 29-May 1

    Westview Golf Course will hold junior golf boot camp April 29-May 1

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:29:00 GMT
    Westview Golf Course will hold a junior golf boot camp to help get kids get ready for the links this spring and summer. The camp, which will run from April 29 to May 1, will be led by by PGA professionals who will teach...
    Westview Golf Course will hold a junior golf boot camp to help get kids get ready for the links this spring and summer. The camp, which will run from April 29 to May 1, will be led by by PGA professionals who will teach...
  • Blessing-Rieman schedules pharmacy technician sessions, Explore Nursing camps

    Blessing-Rieman schedules pharmacy technician sessions, Explore Nursing camps

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:03:37 GMT
    Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing is holding sessions for people interested in becoming pharmacy technicians and taking registrations for its two-day Explore Nursing camps for high school students.
    Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing is holding sessions for people interested in becoming pharmacy technicians and taking registrations for its two-day Explore Nursing camps for high school students.
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  • Novel focuses on wives of atomic scientists

    Novel focuses on wives of atomic scientists

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-04-13 10:00:09 GMT
    "Wives of Los Alamos" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Wives of Los Alamos." In her inventive new book, author Tarashea Nesbit takes readers into the collective minds of the wives of the atomic...
    "Wives of Los Alamos" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Wives of Los Alamos." In her inventive new book, author Tarashea Nesbit takes readers into the collective minds of the wives of the atomic...
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  • Your Turn with .. Debby Whiston

    Your Turn with .. Debby Whiston

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-12 20:42:59 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a fashion designer. I loved sewing and making wearable creations. What would you rather be doing right now? After this winter, I would love to be relaxing on a beach with gentle,...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a fashion designer. I loved sewing and making wearable creations. What would you rather be doing right now? After this winter, I would love to be relaxing on a beach with gentle,...
  • Book about two young adults makes engrossing read

    Book about two young adults makes engrossing read

    Sunday, April 6 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-06 09:00:09 GMT
    "Faking Normal" The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Faking Normal" by Courtney Stevens. Alexi Littrell looks like the perfect girl from a perfect family. But no one knows what happened to her, and...
    "Faking Normal" The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Faking Normal" by Courtney Stevens. Alexi Littrell looks like the perfect girl from a perfect family. But no one knows what happened to her, and...
  • Your Turn with ... Richard Markey

    Your Turn with ... Richard Markey

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:00:23 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a truck driver or a garbageman. My father is a truck driver, and if I had a day off of school, I would join him on his route. I was fascinated with the big trucks and loud horns. What...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a truck driver or a garbageman. My father is a truck driver, and if I had a day off of school, I would join him on his route. I was fascinated with the big trucks and loud horns. What...
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