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7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

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Speakers, vocalists, video clips highlight Stations of the Cross in community Good Friday service

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The Quincy community came together Friday night to celebrate what Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller called the "greatest sacrifice" ever made for mankind. "If it weren't for Good Friday and Easter, we don't have... More>>

Woman's fast thinking helps save man from drowning at Illinois Veterans Home

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When her kids first asked to be taken to the Illinois Veterans Home to fish on Friday, Abby Hively took a pass because she thought it was too chilly to be outside. However, with her kids out of school in observance of Good Friday, she eventually relented and took them to Illinois Lake on the Veterans Home’s grounds on the northwest side of Quincy. Hively never expected to save a life while watching her kids fish.
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Helicopter added attraction at Crossing's egg hunt

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Bradley Longcor had his strategy all mapped out. "I'm going to get all the Easter eggs," the 6-year-old Quincyan said Friday night at the Crossing's egg hunt. But first he watched a helicopter hover over the field at Flinn Stadium and drop off more eggs, along with stuffed animals for kids from 3 years old through sixth grade to find. "It was pretty awesome," Bradley said. The helicopter was an added attraction for the third-annual event... More>>

Senior Police Academy to be held in May

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Registration is being accepted for the 2014 Senior Police Academy, which will be held at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York. The academy will be held every Wednesday in May from 2 to 4 p.m. It is... More>>

Quincy schools could see $2.04 million cut in funding

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The Quincy School District will see its funding from the state reduced by an additional $2.04 million for fiscal year 2015, if Illinois' temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled. The information is... More>>

Quincy School District has received more than 1,200 responses to facilities survey so far

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More than 1,200 responses to the Quincy School District's facilities survey have been received so far. School District residents can fill out the survey through Monday. Joel Murphy, the district's business... More>>

Dot Foods adds warehouse, hires 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>>

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>>

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  • Your Turn with .. Melita Finney

    Your Turn with .. Melita Finney

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:00:14 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a detective. I thought it would be interesting solving crimes and mysteries. What would you rather be doing right now? If I could, I would love to take my family to Disney World and a...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a detective. I thought it would be interesting solving crimes and mysteries. What would you rather be doing right now? If I could, I would love to take my family to Disney World and a...
  • Three community Good Friday services scheduled in Quincy

    Three community Good Friday services scheduled in Quincy

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:15:55 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Hannibal asphalt contractor charged with scamming consumers

    Hannibal asphalt contractor charged with scamming consumers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:29:27 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • 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...
  • NEMO task force arrests five on drug charges

    NEMO task force arrests five on drug charges

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:18:13 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • 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...
  • Adams County Republicans, Democrats select new central committee chairmen

    Adams County Republicans, Democrats select new central committee chairmen

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:52:01 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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...
  • Transportation tax ready for review in Missouri Senate

    Transportation tax ready for review in Missouri Senate

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:13 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would allow voters to decide the fate of a 1-cent sales tax for transportation was sent to the Missouri Senate for consideration Thursday, but a senator who filibustered the issue last year said he still opposes the plan. Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, cast the lone vote in committee against the propose constitutional amendment on Thursday.
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would allow voters to decide the fate of a 1-cent sales tax for transportation was sent to the Missouri Senate for consideration Thursday, but a senator who filibustered the issue last year said he still opposes the plan. Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, cast the lone vote in committee against the propose constitutional amendment on Thursday.
  • Quincy reaches agreement with firefighters, bus driver unions

    Quincy reaches agreement with firefighters, bus driver unions

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:11:13 GMT
    The city of Quincy and bargaining units representing bus drivers and firefighters have reached agreement on tentative one-year contracts. The Quincy City Council will enter closed session Monday to discuss the one-year...
    The city of Quincy and bargaining units representing bus drivers and firefighters have reached agreement on tentative one-year contracts. The Quincy City Council will enter closed session Monday to discuss the one-year...
  • Quincy named Tree City for 28th time

    Quincy named Tree City for 28th time

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:06:04 GMT
    Quincy has received a Tree City USA designation for 2013 from the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 28th time the city has been named a Tree City USA community. To meet foundation requirements to be a Tree City, the city...
    Quincy has received a Tree City USA designation for 2013 from the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 28th time the city has been named a Tree City USA community. To meet foundation requirements to be a Tree City, the city...
  • Shutting down Canton ferry was 'a very tough decision'

    Shutting down Canton ferry was 'a very tough decision'

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:28:46 GMT
    A part of the region’s history recently slipped into the past tense with little fanfare. The ferry that had connected Canton, Mo., and Meyer, Ill., since 1920 has been shut down. A $618,000 price tag for needed updates and repairs was deemed too costly by the Ursa Farmers Cooperative, which had operated the ferry for the past two decades and shut it down about a month ago.
    A part of the region’s history recently slipped into the past tense with little fanfare. The ferry that had connected Canton, Mo., and Meyer, Ill., since 1920 has been shut down. A $618,000 price tag for needed updates and repairs was deemed too costly by the Ursa Farmers Cooperative, which had operated the ferry for the past two decades and shut it down about a month ago.
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  • Woman's fast thinking helps save man from drowning at Illinois Veterans Home

    Woman's fast thinking helps save man from drowning at Illinois Veterans Home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:46 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:46:11 GMT
    When her kids first asked to be taken to the Illinois Veterans Home to fish on Friday, Abby Hively took a pass because she thought it was too chilly to be outside. However, with her kids out of school in observance of Good Friday, she eventually relented and took them to Illinois Lake on the Veterans Home’s grounds on the northwest side of Quincy. Hively never expected to save a life while watching her kids fish.
    When her kids first asked to be taken to the Illinois Veterans Home to fish on Friday, Abby Hively took a pass because she thought it was too chilly to be outside. However, with her kids out of school in observance of Good Friday, she eventually relented and took them to Illinois Lake on the Veterans Home’s grounds on the northwest side of Quincy. Hively never expected to save a life while watching her kids fish.
  • Helicopter added attraction at Crossing's egg hunt

    Helicopter added attraction at Crossing's egg hunt

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:36:33 GMT
    Bradley Longcor had his strategy all mapped out. "I'm going to get all the Easter eggs," the 6-year-old Quincyan said Friday night at the Crossing's egg hunt. But first he watched a helicopter hover over the field at Flinn Stadium and drop off more eggs, along with stuffed animals for kids from 3 years old through sixth grade to find. "It was pretty awesome," Bradley said. The helicopter was an added attraction for the third-annual event...
    Bradley Longcor had his strategy all mapped out. "I'm going to get all the Easter eggs," the 6-year-old Quincyan said Friday night at the Crossing's egg hunt. But first he watched a helicopter hover over the field at Flinn Stadium and drop off more eggs, along with stuffed animals for kids from 3 years old through sixth grade to find. "It was pretty awesome," Bradley said. The helicopter was an added attraction for the third-annual event...
  • Speakers, vocalists, video clips highlight Stations of the Cross in community Good Friday service

    Speakers, vocalists, video clips highlight Stations of the Cross in community Good Friday service

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:30:46 GMT
    The Quincy community came together Friday night to celebrate what Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller called the "greatest sacrifice" ever made for mankind. "If it weren't for Good Friday and Easter, we don't have...
    The Quincy community came together Friday night to celebrate what Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller called the "greatest sacrifice" ever made for mankind. "If it weren't for Good Friday and Easter, we don't have...
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  • Free document shredding event set for Tuesday at 48th and Broadway County Market

    Free document shredding event set for Tuesday at 48th and Broadway County Market

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:26:30 GMT
    Free paper record shredding and recycling will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the County Market at 48th and Broadway to celebrate Earth Day. The event is meant to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identity theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more. On-Site Information Destruction will have one mobile shredding truck on site to safely and securely shred confidential documents for ...
    Free paper record shredding and recycling will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the County Market at 48th and Broadway to celebrate Earth Day. The event is meant to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identity theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more. On-Site Information Destruction will have one mobile shredding truck on site to safely and securely shred confidential documents for ...
  • Blessing to offer free skin cancer screenings May 1

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    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

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    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...
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    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-04-13 10:00:09 GMT
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    "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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    Sunday, April 6 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-06 09:00:09 GMT
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    "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...
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