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HBPW Kids Coloring Contest deadline is Sept. 1

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Board of Public Works is holding a Kids Coloring Contest for children ages 12 and younger residing in Hannibal. The winning artwork will be announced during HBPW's 2017 Public Utilities Week celebration in October. Children ar

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Blues in the District raffle to award weekend in Chicago

QUINCY -- Blues in the District 20th anniversary raffle tickets are available. Tickets are $3 each or five for $10. The grand prize is a weekend in Chicago, including two tickets for Tom Jones at House of Blues on Sept. 15, two tickets to the St. Louis Car

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Steam train ride to mark World War I anniversary

MONTICELLO, Ill. -- The Monticello Railway Museum and the Illinois State Military Museum, along with World War I living historians, will hold a World War I encampment and commemorative train ride from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Monticello Railway Mus

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Payson FFA hosting cookout for their supporters

PAYSON, Ill. -- Payson FFA is hosting a back-to-school cookout for supporters, parents and students at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Payson Seymour High School. Tours of the new greenhouse and farm plot are planned. Those planning to attend should notify Bran

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Mitch Krueger to present at ARMSE Meeting

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Mark Twain Chapter of the Active and Retired Missouri State Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Nutrition Center, 219 South Tenth St., Hannibal, Mo. This month's program will be presented by district conserv

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Annual Melvin Reunion

STRONGHURST, Ill. -- The annual Melvin reunion will hold a potluck dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Stronghurst Senior Center. Formerly known as the Melvin-Huff reunion, the event has been held on the third Sunday of August for many years as a gath

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QJHS registration for new-to-Quincy students

There will be a counselor at Quincy Junior High School on Aug. 15 and 16 to register new students.

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Portion of 24th Street to close until November

QUINCY -- An Illinois Department of Transportation project to replace a bridge will close a portion of 24th Street (Ill. 96) beginning Monday, Aug. 14. Work on the bridge, located just north of 24th Street and Wismann Lane over Cedar Creek, is expected to

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Sections of Spruce Street to close for repairs

QUINCY -- Spruce Street between 12th and 15th streets will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. This section will be closed for approximately three months to allow for the removal and replacement of the street, curb and gutter.

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Maintenance limits access on some city streets

Oil and chip operations have begun on some city streets.