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7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

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  • Wind: NW @ 22 mph, gusting to 30 mph
  • Barometer: 29.22 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:59:19 am
  • Sunset: 04:44:43 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
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Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

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QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

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Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

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As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. More>>

Culver-Stockton group gearing up for 10-day educational trip to London

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Twenty-two students, three educators and one staff member will represent Culver-Stockton College on a 10-day educational tour of London next month. David Carrothers, an assistant professor of criminal justice taking part in the trip, said a wide array of academic and cultural experiences is being arranged for the group each day.

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Five vying for first 'Battle for the Baton' title

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The fundraiser pits five well-known Quincy residents against each other for the right to be a guest conductor at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Dec. 6. The person who raises the most money earns the right to conduct one song at the concert.  More>>

On the graveyard shift

Mike Patterson approaches the cemetery he uncovered on his property off Mo. 79 near Frankford, Mo. | H-W Photo Steve Bohnstedt Mike Patterson approaches the cemetery he uncovered on his property off Mo. 79 near Frankford, Mo. | H-W Photo Steve Bohnstedt
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Mike Patterson knows the headstones in Waddell Cemetery like the back of his hand. Waddell, Blackwell, Bruce. Patterson ticked off name after name. Patterson, a Quincy retiree, has done more than crack open history books and trace lineages online. He's breathed life into a place that for decades hadn't been touched by it.

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'Recovery approach' in treating mental illness paying dividends

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Lemonia "Joy" Sims now has something awaiting her she never thought possible — a future. "Every sad word in the dictionary described me," she said. "I never thought I would have peace or be able to smile." Sims, a native of Chicago who now calls Quincy her home, has been battling a variety of mental illnesses for much of the past 21 years. 

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Western Area Purchasing Co-op: 'What we have up here is a pretty good thing for our schools'

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LAHARPE, Ill. -- The building's green cover serves as a reminder of the "green" saved by area school districts and businesses working with the Western Area Purchasing Cooperative in LaHarpe. The co-op, overseen by the Regional Office of Education serving Hancock and McDonough counties, buys all kinds of supplies in bulk, which translates into savings for its more than 60 accounts.

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Greuter begins third year as QAMA president, boosts cooperation between faiths, churches

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  1. QUINCY -- The Rev. Ivan Greuter is admittedly excited about beginning his third year as president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.

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Quincy man shot in thigh while hunting with group Saturday morning

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A 28-year-old Quincy man was accidentally shot Saturday morning while hunting east of Quincy. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said the victim was accidentally shot in the left thigh by an 18-year-old fellow hunter from Quincy.
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Retirement did not last long for Griggsville-Perry's Allen

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QUINCY -- Never say never. More>>

Large crowd turns out for Holiday Gift Show's opening day

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QUINCY -- Kirsten and Missy Myers decided to take their family to the 46th annual Holiday Gift Show Saturday at Quincy High School. More>>

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  • Your Turn with ... Hank Murray

    Your Turn with ... Hank Murray

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:24 PM EST2014-11-23 04:24:51 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an engineer (the kind that builds things). What would you rather be doing right now? Building/fixing something or working on my trains. Shhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I once...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an engineer (the kind that builds things). What would you rather be doing right now? Building/fixing something or working on my trains. Shhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I once...
  • Duggars started out planning for 'one or two' kids, but are happy with 19

    Duggars started out planning for 'one or two' kids, but are happy with 19

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-22 06:24:15 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar love their kids -- all 19 of 'em -- and they will not be losing sleep over whether everyone agrees with their strong, conservative Christian beliefs. The Duggars were the keynote speakers Friday night at Hannibal-LaGrange University's 73rd annual Booster Banquet at the Roland Fine Arts Center.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar love their kids -- all 19 of 'em -- and they will not be losing sleep over whether everyone agrees with their strong, conservative Christian beliefs. The Duggars were the keynote speakers Friday night at Hannibal-LaGrange University's 73rd annual Booster Banquet at the Roland Fine Arts Center.

  • Quincy School District ordered to take 'corrective action' in special ed program

    Quincy School District ordered to take 'corrective action' in special ed program

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:10 AM EST2014-11-22 06:10:10 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered the Quincy School District to take immediate action to correct multiple problems with the way it provides special education services to students. In a 23-page report released this week, the ISBE's Special Education Services Division found that the district was in violation of at least 10 federal or state regulations governing the delivery of special education services.
    QUINCY -- The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered the Quincy School District to take immediate action to correct multiple problems with the way it provides special education services to students. In a 23-page report released this week, the ISBE's Special Education Services Division found that the district was in violation of at least 10 federal or state regulations governing the delivery of special education services.
  • Mendon School Board approves tentative $2.38 million tax levy

    Mendon School Board approves tentative $2.38 million tax levy

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-11-21 15:57:39 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board this week approved a tentative 2014 tax levy of $2.38 million. While the levy is about 9 percent higher than the 2013 aggregate levy, Superintendent Brian Kurz said he anticipates the district's tax rate will remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board this week approved a tentative 2014 tax levy of $2.38 million. While the levy is about 9 percent higher than the 2013 aggregate levy, Superintendent Brian Kurz said he anticipates the district's tax rate will remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.

  • GOOD NEWS CASE 12: Mom works two jobs to support kids, disabled husband

    GOOD NEWS CASE 12: Mom works two jobs to support kids, disabled husband

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:40 AM EST2014-11-21 15:40:08 GMT
    QUINCY -- A mother of four works two jobs but still struggles to support her children and her disabilities husband. Susan is her family's sole provider since her husband, Bob, not their real names, has been unable to work for three years. Bob was involved in two traffic accidents then fell 20 feet from a collapsed deer stand last year, breaking his arm and back.
    QUINCY -- A mother of four works two jobs but still struggles to support her children and her disabilities husband. Susan is her family's sole provider since her husband, Bob, not their real names, has been unable to work for three years. Bob was involved in two traffic accidents then fell 20 feet from a collapsed deer stand last year, breaking his arm and back.

  • Bill that would make firefighter manning subject to arbitration heads to governor

    Bill that would make firefighter manning subject to arbitration heads to governor

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-11-21 14:58:45 GMT
    Legislation that would make firefighter staffing levels subject to a potential arbitrator ruling is now on the way to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after the Illinois Senate approved the bill Thursday. The bill would add manning and residency requirements as a working condition to be negotiated during negotiations with firefighter unions.
    Legislation that would make firefighter staffing levels subject to a potential arbitrator ruling is now on the way to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after the Illinois Senate approved the bill Thursday. The bill would add manning and residency requirements as a working condition to be negotiated during negotiations with firefighter unions.

  • State loan funds Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission project

    State loan funds Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission project

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:13 AM EST2014-11-21 14:13:30 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission will use a low-interest state loan to fund improvements in its drinking water system. Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday the $1.078 million loan through his Illinois Clean Water Initiative.
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission will use a low-interest state loan to fund improvements in its drinking water system. Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday the $1.078 million loan through his Illinois Clean Water Initiative.

  • Two Mo. 79 bridges get permanent weight restrictions

    Two Mo. 79 bridges get permanent weight restrictions

    Friday, November 21 2014 8:56 AM EST2014-11-21 13:56:13 GMT
    PIKE COUNTY, Mo. -- Two 80-year-old bridges on Mo. 79 in Pike County have been posted with a permanent 10-ton weight restriction because routine inspections found structural deficiencies in both bridges. Lighted signs...
    PIKE COUNTY, Mo. -- Two 80-year-old bridges on Mo. 79 in Pike County have been posted with a permanent 10-ton weight restriction because routine inspections found structural deficiencies in both bridges. Lighted signs...
  • Quincy woman's body exhumed to determine cause of death nine years later

    Quincy woman's body exhumed to determine cause of death nine years later

    Thursday, November 20 2014 5:36 PM EST2014-11-20 22:36:14 GMT
    The Adams County coroner's office has received an order of exhumation to determine the cause of death of a Quincy woman who died nine years ago. Coroner Jim Keller said the body of Linda J. Booth was exhumed Thursday. Booth, 50, was found dead early Sept. 11, 2005, in the pool of her south side residence.
    The Adams County coroner's office has received an order of exhumation to determine the cause of death of a Quincy woman who died nine years ago. Coroner Jim Keller said the body of Linda J. Booth was exhumed Thursday. Booth, 50, was found dead early Sept. 11, 2005, in the pool of her south side residence.
  • Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:43 AM EST2014-11-22 06:43:46 GMT
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
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  • GOOD NEWS CASE 41: Health issues force woman to quit job as nurse

    GOOD NEWS CASE 41: Health issues force woman to quit job as nurse

    Thursday, November 20 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-11-20 21:43:27 GMT
    QUINCY -- Tracey would love to give her 5-year-old daughter, Emily, a Christmas to remember, but health issues are preventing her from being able to do that.
    QUINCY -- Tracey would love to give her 5-year-old daughter, Emily, a Christmas to remember, but health issues are preventing her from being able to do that.
  • Mann will not seek second term as 1st Ward alderman

    Mann will not seek second term as 1st Ward alderman

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-11-20 17:58:25 GMT
    First Ward Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann announced Thursday that she will not be seeking a second term. In an interview with The Herald-Whig, Mann said her personal circumstances have changed over the last 3 1/2 years.
    First Ward Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann announced Thursday that she will not be seeking a second term. In an interview with The Herald-Whig, Mann said her personal circumstances have changed over the last 3 1/2 years.
  • Miss Hannibal, Miss Mark Twain to be crowned Saturday night

    Miss Hannibal, Miss Mark Twain to be crowned Saturday night

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-11-20 17:09:05 GMT
    Nearly two dozen young women will take the stage in Hannibal High School's auditorium Saturday in hopes of taking home a pageant title and scholarship.
    Nearly two dozen young women will take the stage in Hannibal High School's auditorium Saturday in hopes of taking home a pageant title and scholarship.
  • Quincy School Board adopts higher tax levy, but lower rate is expected

    Quincy School Board adopts higher tax levy, but lower rate is expected

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-11-20 16:39:23 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy School Board on Wednesday adopted a tentative 2014 tax levy of $33.6 million, a 2.46 percent increase over the 2013 levy. While the higher levy will generate about $800,000 in additional revenue for local schools, the district's total tax rate is projected to be about 2 cents lower than the current rate of $4.13 per $100 assessed valuation.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy School Board on Wednesday adopted a tentative 2014 tax levy of $33.6 million, a 2.46 percent increase over the 2013 levy. While the higher levy will generate about $800,000 in additional revenue for local schools, the district's total tax rate is projected to be about 2 cents lower than the current rate of $4.13 per $100 assessed valuation.

  • 'Flat revenue, more expenses' projected for Pikeland School District

    'Flat revenue, more expenses' projected for Pikeland School District

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-11-20 16:32:19 GMT
    PITTSFIELD -- Bob Gray sees an annual audit report as more than a look back at the past year. It's a way to look into the future, and "it's flat revenue and more expenses" for the Pikeland School District, said Gray, who presented the audit report Wednesday from Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, Gray.
    PITTSFIELD -- Bob Gray sees an annual audit report as more than a look back at the past year. It's a way to look into the future, and "it's flat revenue and more expenses" for the Pikeland School District, said Gray, who presented the audit report Wednesday from Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, Gray.

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    Under the Influence: Behind prison walls, Ruble yearns for forgiveness

    Under the Influence: Behind prison walls, Ruble yearns for forgiveness

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-11-20 15:59:03 GMT
    Whenever Matthew Ruble starts to laugh, he stops himself. "All of a sudden my heart sinks within me because I think about the other families and the joy that has been stolen from them," Ruble said. "I feel like I'm undeserving to laugh and live life to its fullest because I've taken those lives." Ruble has bounced from prison to prison for more than five years, his mind never straying far from the early morning hours of April 19, 2009.
    Whenever Matthew Ruble starts to laugh, he stops himself. "All of a sudden my heart sinks within me because I think about the other families and the joy that has been stolen from them," Ruble said. "I feel like I'm undeserving to laugh and live life to its fullest because I've taken those lives." Ruble has bounced from prison to prison for more than five years, his mind never straying far from the early morning hours of April 19, 2009.
  • Attendance percentages slightly increase in Hannibal public schools

    Attendance percentages slightly increase in Hannibal public schools

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:52 AM EST2014-11-20 15:52:18 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All but one Hannibal public school saw gains in attendance percentages in September and October compared to the same time last year. The Hannibal School Board reviewed attendance data for the last school year and the first two full months of this school year at its meeting Wednesday.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All but one Hannibal public school saw gains in attendance percentages in September and October compared to the same time last year. The Hannibal School Board reviewed attendance data for the last school year and the first two full months of this school year at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Local company to take over OLC's annual bridal show

    Local company to take over OLC's annual bridal show

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:21 AM EST2014-11-20 15:21:46 GMT
    QUINCY -- Some changes are in store for one of the longest-running events hosted by the Oakley-Lindsay Center. The annual bridal show will no longer be orchestrated by the OLC staff as it has for the last decade, but by a local business.
    QUINCY -- Some changes are in store for one of the longest-running events hosted by the Oakley-Lindsay Center. The annual bridal show will no longer be orchestrated by the OLC staff as it has for the last decade, but by a local business.

  • Quincy School Board delays action on hiring three firms to design new schools

    Quincy School Board delays action on hiring three firms to design new schools

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:11 AM EST2014-11-20 15:11:59 GMT
    The Quincy School Board delayed action Wednesday on a proposal to hire three local architectural/engineering firms to share the task of designing five K-5 elementary schools and an addition onto Quincy High School. The board will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Monday to take up the issue.
    The Quincy School Board delayed action Wednesday on a proposal to hire three local architectural/engineering firms to share the task of designing five K-5 elementary schools and an addition onto Quincy High School. The board will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Monday to take up the issue.

  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:44 AM EST2014-11-20 14:44:03 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, modified to give it a better chance of passage by year's end.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, modified to give it a better chance of passage by year's end.
  • Hannibal drivers exam station closed

    Hannibal drivers exam station closed

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:04 AM EST2014-11-20 14:04:10 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Driver Examination Station is being closed immediately and until further notice, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Cmdr. James E. Wilt.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Driver Examination Station is being closed immediately and until further notice, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Cmdr. James E. Wilt.
  • JWCC board plans slight hike in tax rate

    JWCC board plans slight hike in tax rate

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:32 AM EST2014-11-20 05:32:45 GMT
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees said Wednesday night a minimal increase involving the district's tax rate will be sought. Homeowners can expect to pay an additional $3.22 in property tax on a $100,000 home in 2015.
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees said Wednesday night a minimal increase involving the district's tax rate will be sought. Homeowners can expect to pay an additional $3.22 in property tax on a $100,000 home in 2015.
  • Republican newcomer files in Ward 1

    Republican newcomer files in Ward 1

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:36 AM EST2014-11-22 06:36:03 GMT
    QUINCY -- Newcomer Eric Entrup has filed petitions to run as a Republican in 1st Ward for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary election. Entrup is a vice president at Entrup Drywall and Painting.
    QUINCY -- Newcomer Eric Entrup has filed petitions to run as a Republican in 1st Ward for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary election. Entrup is a vice president at Entrup Drywall and Painting.

  • Pike County Health Department closes Monday to start move to new home

    Pike County Health Department closes Monday to start move to new home

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:30 AM EST2014-11-22 06:30:07 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Anita Andress admits next week's move to the new Pike County Health Department building at 606 W. Adams will be bittersweet because the old building at 113 E. Jefferson has been her work home for 25 years. "But I'm really proud to be part of this next piece of history for the health department," said Andress, the department's administrator.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Anita Andress admits next week's move to the new Pike County Health Department building at 606 W. Adams will be bittersweet because the old building at 113 E. Jefferson has been her work home for 25 years. "But I'm really proud to be part of this next piece of history for the health department," said Andress, the department's administrator.

  • Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court.
    An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that the plan lawmakers adopted less than a year ago violates the state...
  • All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-21 16:07:14 GMT
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.

  • Mobile food pantry to give away more than 12,000 pounds of produce, other items

    Mobile food pantry to give away more than 12,000 pounds of produce, other items

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:53 AM EST2014-11-21 15:53:39 GMT
    QUINCY -- Five simple words explain why the second Madonna House-sponsored mobile food pantry is so important. "There is such a need," said Joanne Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, whose outreach ministry is coordinating the 10 a.m. Saturday event at the Quincy Senior and Family Center, 639 York.
    QUINCY -- Five simple words explain why the second Madonna House-sponsored mobile food pantry is so important. "There is such a need," said Joanne Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, whose outreach ministry is coordinating the 10 a.m. Saturday event at the Quincy Senior and Family Center, 639 York.

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  • Five vying for first 'Battle for the Baton' title

    Five vying for first 'Battle for the Baton' title

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:18 AM EST2014-11-23 05:18:28 GMT
    The fundraiser pits five well-known Quincy residents against each other for the right to be a guest conductor at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Dec. 6. The person who raises the most money earns the right to conduct one song at the concert. 
    The fundraiser pits five well-known Quincy residents against each other for the right to be a guest conductor at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Dec. 6. The person who raises the most money earns the right to conduct one song at the concert. 
  • Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:02 AM EST2014-11-23 05:02:21 GMT
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

  • 'Recovery approach' in treating mental illness paying dividends

    'Recovery approach' in treating mental illness paying dividends

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:46 PM EST2014-11-23 04:46:39 GMT
    Lemonia "Joy" Sims now has something awaiting her she never thought possible — a future. "Every sad word in the dictionary described me," she said. "I never thought I would have peace or be able to smile." Sims, a native of Chicago who now calls Quincy her home, has been battling a variety of mental illnesses for much of the past 21 years. 
    Lemonia "Joy" Sims now has something awaiting her she never thought possible — a future. "Every sad word in the dictionary described me," she said. "I never thought I would have peace or be able to smile." Sims, a native of Chicago who now calls Quincy her home, has been battling a variety of mental illnesses for much of the past 21 years. 

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  • Quintessential Quincy: Hawks charge back in second half to earn berth in final four

    Quintessential Quincy: Hawks charge back in second half to earn berth in final four

    Sunday, November 23 2014 7:03 PM EST2014-11-24 00:03:07 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Had the Quincy University men's soccer team not shown a flair for dramatic finishes, a sense of doubt may have overwhelmed the Hawks at halftime Sunday. As it was, they never truly fretted, despite trailing Fort Hays State by two goals in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national tournament....
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Had the Quincy University men's soccer team not shown a flair for dramatic finishes, a sense of doubt may have overwhelmed the Hawks at halftime Sunday. As it was, they never truly fretted, despite trailing Fort Hays State by two goals in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national tournament....
  • Second-half turnovers stop Central short of title game

    Second-half turnovers stop Central short of title game

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:49 AM EST2014-11-23 06:49:14 GMT
    The Central football team had a golden opportunity. With a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the Panthers faced a fourth-and-three from the Carrollton 21-yard line. Central ran a fullback dive with Bobby Keltz, but Keltz fell short and the Panthers turned the ball over on downs
    The Central football team had a golden opportunity. With a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the Panthers faced a fourth-and-three from the Carrollton 21-yard line. Central ran a fullback dive with Bobby Keltz, but Keltz fell short and the Panthers turned the ball over on downs
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Hannibal-LaGrange men's basketball records first victory

    AREA ROUNDUP: Hannibal-LaGrange men's basketball records first victory

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:47 AM EST2014-11-23 06:47:33 GMT
    The Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team picked a dramatic way to record its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon.
    Jay Jones drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Trojans a 63-61 American Midwest Conference victory over Missouri Baptist at St. Louis, Mo.
    The Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team picked a dramatic way to record its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon.
    Jay Jones drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Trojans a 63-61 American Midwest Conference victory over Missouri Baptist at St. Louis, Mo.

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  • Healing Hearts going on Hy-Vee field trip Dec. 1

    Healing Hearts going on Hy-Vee field trip Dec. 1

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:23 PM EST2014-11-23 04:23:02 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Blessing Heart and Vascular Center Healing Hearts support group is taking a field trip for its December meeting. Because of that, the group will meet on a different day than usual, and reservations are...
    QUINCY -- The Blessing Heart and Vascular Center Healing Hearts support group is taking a field trip for its December meeting. Because of that, the group will meet on a different day than usual, and reservations are...
  • Villa Kathrine announces Thanksgiving holiday hours

    Villa Kathrine announces Thanksgiving holiday hours

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:01 AM EST2014-11-21 14:01:14 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Villa Katherine, 532 Gardner Expressway, has announced its Thanksgiving holiday house. The villa will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27, and open regular hours the rest of the weekend -- from 9 a.m....
    QUINCY -- The Villa Katherine, 532 Gardner Expressway, has announced its Thanksgiving holiday house. The villa will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27, and open regular hours the rest of the weekend -- from 9 a.m....
  • Salvation Army to host free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 27

    Salvation Army to host free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 27

    Friday, November 21 2014 8:53 AM EST2014-11-21 13:53:38 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Salvation Army will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Kroc Center, 405 Vermont. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional...
    QUINCY -- The Salvation Army will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Kroc Center, 405 Vermont. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional...
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  • Suspense marks paranormal series

    Suspense marks paranormal series

    Sunday, November 23 2014 6:00 AM EST2014-11-23 11:00:13 GMT
    "Cursed Moon" This week at the Quincy Public Library the staff recommends "Cursed Moon." Jaye Wells continues her trademark tense paranormal suspense in the second book in her series featuring Kate Prospero. The...
    "Cursed Moon" This week at the Quincy Public Library the staff recommends "Cursed Moon." Jaye Wells continues her trademark tense paranormal suspense in the second book in her series featuring Kate Prospero. The...
  • Cold case leads to adventure for Tempe Brennan

    Cold case leads to adventure for Tempe Brennan

    Sunday, November 16 2014 6:00 AM EST2014-11-16 11:00:13 GMT
    "Bones Never Lie" This week at the Quincy Public Library, the No. 1 book is the 17th Dr. Temperance Brennan novel, "Bones Never Lie." Kathy Reichs takes readers back in time to a case that has haunted Tempe and...
    "Bones Never Lie" This week at the Quincy Public Library, the No. 1 book is the 17th Dr. Temperance Brennan novel, "Bones Never Lie." Kathy Reichs takes readers back in time to a case that has haunted Tempe and...
  • On The Street: Thanks for service, Lincoln Award, childhood issue and cargo plane

    On The Street: Thanks for service, Lincoln Award, childhood issue and cargo plane

    Saturday, November 15 2014 11:26 PM EST2014-11-16 04:26:04 GMT
    THANKS FOR SERVICE: Art Awerkamp, chairman of the Flags of Honor program committee, spent several hours last weekend on the Illinois Veterans Home grounds talking with visitors and monitoring the area. Much of his time was...
    THANKS FOR SERVICE: Art Awerkamp, chairman of the Flags of Honor program committee, spent several hours last weekend on the Illinois Veterans Home grounds talking with visitors and monitoring the area. Much of his time was...
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  • Your Turn with ... Hank Murray

    Your Turn with ... Hank Murray

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:24 PM EST2014-11-23 04:24:51 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an engineer (the kind that builds things). What would you rather be doing right now? Building/fixing something or working on my trains. Shhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I once...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an engineer (the kind that builds things). What would you rather be doing right now? Building/fixing something or working on my trains. Shhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I once...
  • Your Turn with ... Lance Kendrick

    Your Turn with ... Lance Kendrick

    Saturday, November 15 2014 6:25 PM EST2014-11-15 23:25:36 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a pilot. I loved airplanes growing up and would tell a story about an orange airplane that flew over my head when I was little. What would you rather be doing right now? Golfing. ...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a pilot. I loved airplanes growing up and would tell a story about an orange airplane that flew over my head when I was little. What would you rather be doing right now? Golfing. ...
  • Your Turn with ... Sandy Schacht

    Your Turn with ... Sandy Schacht

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:29 AM EST2014-11-08 07:29:44 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher. I wanted to write on a chalkboard, grade papers and have everyone listen to me. What would you rather be doing right now? Reading on a beach. Shhhhhh! Don't tell...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher. I wanted to write on a chalkboard, grade papers and have everyone listen to me. What would you rather be doing right now? Reading on a beach. Shhhhhh! Don't tell...
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