County Board chairman says coroner replacement discussion has started

Adams County Board Chairman Les Post said that several names already have been floated to replace Coroner Jim Keller, who announced his resignation in a press release Wednesday.

Timewell Lions Club's toy show expected to draw 400
Illinois News

Timewell Lions Club's toy show expected to draw 400

The population of Timewell, a Brown County village of just over 120 people, will again quadruple this weekend during the Timewell Lions Club's 29th annual Toy Show.

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Farmers growing nervous with parts of Northeast Missouri in severe drought category
Agriculture

Farmers growing nervous with parts of Northeast Missouri in severe drought category

In 30 years of farming, Jamie Ross has seen dry years, but nothing like this. "I've never seen it this dry this early," the Kahoka farmer said. "Even if we get rains this week, we're still just mid-June. We still have July and August."

Adams County Coroner Jim Keller resigns
Quincy News

Adams County Coroner Jim Keller resigns

QUINCY -- Adams County Coroner Jim Keller submitted his resignation effective July 10, a press release said Wednesday. Keller, 57, was appointed coroner in 2011, taking over for the retiring Gary Hamilton. Keller ran unopposed for a full term in 2012 and a

Adams County: Engineering firm negligent, breached contract in demolition that led to lawsuit
Local Government

Adams County: Engineering firm negligent, breached contract in demolition that led to lawsuit

Adams County says the Quincy engineering firm hired to oversee the demolition of various buildings in the footprint of the new county jail was negligent and breached its contract in its services to the county.

Hannibal man pleads not guilty in Adams County drug-trafficking case
Police & Courts

Hannibal man pleads not guilty in Adams County drug-trafficking case

A Hannibal, Mo., man faces up to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if convicted of the most severe charge he faces after being accused of trafficking methamphetamine into Quincy.

After announcement, independent Sears dealer says it can't come to Quincy for 18 months
Business

After announcement, independent Sears dealer says it can't come to Quincy for 18 months

An announcement over the weekend that a Sears Hometown would be coming to Quincy after the Sears in the Quincy Mall closes later this summer appears premature.

Quincy man to be arraigned next month in sexual assault case
Police & Courts

Quincy man to be arraigned next month in sexual assault case

A Quincy man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to be arraigned in July.

Big crowd attends opening of new Ill. 104 bridge over Illinois River at Meredosia
Transportation

Big crowd attends opening of new Ill. 104 bridge over Illinois River at Meredosia

Among the massive crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness the opening ceremony for the new Ill. 104 bridge spanning the Illinois River at Meredosia were 38 schoolchildren in Meredosia Elementary School first-grade teacher Amy Davis' reading camp.

Quincy man charged in reported Sunday stabbing incident
Police & Courts

Quincy man charged in reported Sunday stabbing incident

The 62-year-old man accused of stabbing his son Sunday is being held in the Adams County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Aldermen narrowly approve three-year contract with police union
Local Government

Aldermen narrowly approve three-year contract with police union

The Quincy City County on Monday narrowly adopted a three-year contract with the bargaining units representing patrol officers with the Quincy Police Department, as well as department sergeants and lieutenants. In other business, a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol was presented to 2nd Lt. Jack Lucie, a Basco native and a 2018 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

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