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Venison donation program seeks funds from businesses, individuals and foundations

DEER hunters will have a chance to donate their harvest to help feed families in need again this year and financial supporters are needed to help cover the costs of butchering and processing the venison.

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Emergency responders have earned respect

AIR Evac Lifeteam crew members last week heard of the lives saved by the helicopter ambulance service during its first 20 years of operation out of Quincy. The importance of helicopter ambulance service was borne out by Russell Flick, now a member of the

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New Adams County Jail will be worth the wait

ADAMS County's Jail Exploratory Committee has shown the ability to adjust to the complex challenges of building a new jail and announced last week that construction work should begin soon, with completion expected in two years.

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Street rods return for annual show in Quincy

COLORFUL street rods descending on Quincy and the surrounding area this weekend will outshine the changing foliage during the Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run. The fall car show has been a tradition for 40 years.

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Lives depend on breast cancer awareness

BREAST cancer is the second most common cancer among American women and is far deadlier than skin cancer, which holds the top spot. One in eight women can expect to develop breast cancer at some time, making it clear why cancer awareness is vital.

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New rules to curb predatory lending

NEW rules on payday loans and car title loans have drawn predictable cries of outrage from lenders, who say the restrictions will put them out of business. The outrage should be over how these lenders have profited from their clients financial troubles.

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News in digital media age can be minefield

MOST of the modern information media promised months ago that their safeguards had been upgraded to block misleading statements masquerading as news. However, social media giants Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter were slow to address problems with fi

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Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival sounds like a good fit for Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo., will host another tourism draw next September, adding to an already impressive list of attractions. Mike Marx, a Hannibal resident and former Hollywood talent agent, believes that the three-day Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival could draw

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Manufacturing sector fuels Quincy's economy

MANUFACTURERS and logistics companies will participate in a new event this month to reach out to a generation that's poised to enter the workforce. MakerFest will be held Oct. 18 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, where hundreds of high school students will ha

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United effort needed to combat drugs, alcohol

DRUG and alcohol use among local youths is on the rise, and the community is responding. Specifically, some new partners joined the response effort when the Adams County Substance Abuse Coalition met last month. Triena Larsen, who works with the coalition