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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Tuesday
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  • 73°
  • 59°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 63°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 78°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 87°
  • 72°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
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  • 90°
  • 72°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 90°
  • 74°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 93°
  • 74°

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:13 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Tuesday
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  • 72°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Rain

Thursday
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  • 61°

Cloudy

Friday
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Scattered thunderstorms

Saturday
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Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 89°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms early

Monday
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  • 85°
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A few thunderstorms possible

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:01 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 60°

Periods of heavy rain

Thursday
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  • 77°
  • 65°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 71°

Morning thunderstorms

Saturday
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  • 91°
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Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 91°
  • 72°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 89°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:42:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:33:47 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Tuesday
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  • 73°
  • 58°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 62°
  • 58°

Rain, heavy at times

Thursday
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  • 77°
  • 65°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
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  • 90°
  • 71°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
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  • 93°
  • 73°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 93°
  • 72°

Mainly sunny

Monday
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  • 91°
  • 68°

Slight chance of a thunderstorm

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:37 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:43 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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Fourth of July about more than fireworks

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Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home. More>>

City to continue to review purchasing code

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Members of the Quincy Finance Committee agreed on Monday to continue discussions with department heads and the administration on how purchases are made. Full City Council approval is required for purchases $3,000 or more, but the committee has asked for changes on aggregate purchases with a vendor where multiple purchases are made for supplies or services.  More>>

Kahoka firefighters battle blaze at Ott's Auto Supply

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Fire ravaged a Kahoka auto business early Tuesday morning. Kahoka Fire Department Chief Lary Fountain said a blaze started at Otts Auto Supply around 1:30 a.m. More>>

'They don't know what to do': Community south of Taylor dealing with aftereffects of flash flood Video included

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It's been more than a week since a flash flood engulfed the 48-unit Fabius Village Mobile Home Park and several nearby homes and businesses just south of Taylor, Mo. While recovery efforts have been under way, things may never be the same. “Probably 70 percent of these homes are destroyed,” said John Hark, Marion County’s emergency management director. “A number of trailers are just going to have to be mashed up and hauled off.” More>>

Flood resource center to be offered Thursday in Taylor, Mo.

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TAYLOR, Mo. -- A group of non-profit, government and faith-based organizations will offer a "one-stop shop" flood resource center Thursday in Taylor for residents affected by recent flooding in Marion and Lewis counties. ... More>>

New barn at Adams County Fairgrounds good for people and horses

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Sam Greving says the latest addition to the Adams County Fairgrounds will make things more bearable for himself and Bear, his horse. Sam and other Horse Crazy 4-H Club members joined fair board members and horse enthusiasts Monday for a ribbon-cutting at a new horse barn, the largest part of a $37,000 expansion project which also renovated the adjacent horse arena at a time when the state is cutting funding to county fairs. More>>

Bail set at $1 million for accused shooter; Masters says he will find his own attorney

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A Quincy teen formally was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder on Monday morning. Gavin J. Masters, 18, made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court before Judge Debra Wellborn. More>>

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  • YOUR TURN: Lisa Feenstra

    YOUR TURN: Lisa Feenstra

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:22 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:22:04 GMT
    Lisa Burbidge Feenstra, 52, was born and raised in Pittsfield. She is the youth librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library. She and her husband, Darwin, have been married for 30 years. They have three sons -- Dane, 26, Alex, 23, and Joey, 15.
    Lisa Burbidge Feenstra, 52, was born and raised in Pittsfield. She is the youth librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library. She and her husband, Darwin, have been married for 30 years. They have three sons -- Dane, 26, Alex, 23, and Joey, 15.
  • Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:26 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:26:14 GMT
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.
  • Knee operations in two countries different experiences for Norwegian teen

    Knee operations in two countries different experiences for Norwegian teen

    Monday, July 6 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-07-06 14:18:29 GMT
    Exchange student Martha Roslands luck when it comes to knee injuries has been anything but good, but the 18-year-old from Norway is glad that knee injury No. 2 happened in the United States -- specifically Quincy.Roslands second injury came March 31 while a member of the Quincy High School girls soccer team.
    Exchange student Martha Roslands luck when it comes to knee injuries has been anything but good, but the 18-year-old from Norway is glad that knee injury No. 2 happened in the United States -- specifically Quincy.Roslands second injury came March 31 while a member of the Quincy High School girls soccer team.
  • Program expands to target whole-house health issues

    Program expands to target whole-house health issues

    Monday, July 6 2015 9:48 AM EDT2015-07-06 13:48:59 GMT
    A Northeast Missouri social service agency hopes an initiative to eliminate home health hazards will become a national model as the agency works to bring the program to its entire service area.
    A Northeast Missouri social service agency hopes an initiative to eliminate home health hazards will become a national model as the agency works to bring the program to its entire service area.
  • City to review ordinances for possible stray cat program

    City to review ordinances for possible stray cat program

    Monday, July 6 2015 9:43 AM EDT2015-07-06 13:43:40 GMT
    Changes to city ordinances that would allow a new cat population control program are being explored.Sally Westerhoff, executive director of the Quincy Humane Society and member of the Animal Control Commission, asked that the city consider allowing the organization to operate a trap-neuter-return program.
    Changes to city ordinances that would allow a new cat population control program are being explored.Sally Westerhoff, executive director of the Quincy Humane Society and member of the Animal Control Commission, asked that the city consider allowing the organization to operate a trap-neuter-return program.
  • One of two males dies after Saturday shooting; 18-year-old suspected shooter in custody

    One of two males dies after Saturday shooting; 18-year-old suspected shooter in custody

    Sunday, July 5 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-07-05 18:13:40 GMT
    Gavin Masters of 736 S. 23rd was taken into custody and is in the Adams County Jail. He is likely to appear in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday. No bond has been set.
    Gavin Masters of 736 S. 23rd was taken into custody and is in the Adams County Jail. He is likely to appear in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday. No bond has been set.
  • Perry leaders start planning early for celebration of 150th anniversary

    Perry leaders start planning early for celebration of 150th anniversary

    Sunday, July 5 2015 11:41 AM EDT2015-07-05 15:41:58 GMT
    Community leaders already have plans underway to celebrate the city of Perry's 150th anniversary next year. Ron Leake, sesquicentennial committee chairman, said volunteers hope to showcase Perry's history and heritage with events planned in August 2016.
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  • Traeders' 'Final Act' will be Vintage Kart Olympics

    Traeders' 'Final Act' will be Vintage Kart Olympics

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:23 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:23:36 GMT
    The Vintage Kart Olympics, for more than a decade an established part of the local sports landscape, will never be quite the same after this year. Gus and Terry Traeder, the father-son combination who helped make karting a recognized presence in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, are stepping down as directors of the event they created.
    The Vintage Kart Olympics, for more than a decade an established part of the local sports landscape, will never be quite the same after this year. Gus and Terry Traeder, the father-son combination who helped make karting a recognized presence in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, are stepping down as directors of the event they created.
  • Rain keeping city mowing crew busy this summer

    Rain keeping city mowing crew busy this summer

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:19 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:19:30 GMT
    A record-setting amount of rain this June is keeping the Department of Central Services' summer crew busy this year. Director Marty Stegeman said the crew mows city-owned property, public rights of way and private properties that are being mowed through the nuisance abatement process.
    A record-setting amount of rain this June is keeping the Department of Central Services' summer crew busy this year. Director Marty Stegeman said the crew mows city-owned property, public rights of way and private properties that are being mowed through the nuisance abatement process.
  • Championing cannabis: Quincy native has experienced the drug's healing benefits

    Championing cannabis: Quincy native has experienced the drug's healing benefits

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:12 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:12:35 GMT
    The first time Andy Schnack was approached about trying marijuana for medicinal purposes, his reaction was what you'd expect. At the time, Schnack was a sophomore on the University of Alabama men's swimming team. After a standout freshman season that saw him score at the Southeastern Conference championships, Schnack had been sidelined by a problem with his left arm. Doctors were trying to figure out what was making Schnack's left arm go numb when he competed.
    The first time Andy Schnack was approached about trying marijuana for medicinal purposes, his reaction was what you'd expect. At the time, Schnack was a sophomore on the University of Alabama men's swimming team. After a standout freshman season that saw him score at the Southeastern Conference championships, Schnack had been sidelined by a problem with his left arm. Doctors were trying to figure out what was making Schnack's left arm go numb when he competed.
  • Tom and Becky 'important' to Hannibal

    Tom and Becky 'important' to Hannibal

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:07 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:07:55 GMT
    It's no secret that National Tom Sawyer Days is an event steeped in tradition, embodying the characters, thoughts and lore surrounding Hannibal's favorite son Mark Twain. It's also safe to say no element of the annual Fourth of July weekend celebration -- now in its 60th year -- captures the innocence and interest tied to the event as much as the much-anticipated crowning of the new Tom and Becky. Saturday was no exception.
    It's no secret that National Tom Sawyer Days is an event steeped in tradition, embodying the characters, thoughts and lore surrounding Hannibal's favorite son Mark Twain. It's also safe to say no element of the annual Fourth of July weekend celebration -- now in its 60th year -- captures the innocence and interest tied to the event as much as the much-anticipated crowning of the new Tom and Becky. Saturday was no exception.
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  • HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Shoeless Joe's golf outing raises more than $71,000

    HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Shoeless Joe's golf outing raises more than $71,000

    Sunday, July 5 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-07-05 11:00:18 GMT
    The recent Shoeless Joes Celebrity Golf Classic raised more than $71,000 toward the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundations year-long Legacy campaign.
    The recent Shoeless Joes Celebrity Golf Classic raised more than $71,000 toward the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundations year-long Legacy campaign.
  • New Christy Minstrels headline HCA season

    New Christy Minstrels headline HCA season

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:04 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:04:05 GMT
    The legendary New Christy Minstrels will open the 2015-16 Hannibal Concert Association season Sept. 25 at the Roland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Hannibal LaGrange University. The Grammy Award-winning group boasts numerous gold records and launched the pop music careers of Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Kim Carnes, Barry McGuire and others. Three original members still are with the group.
    The legendary New Christy Minstrels will open the 2015-16 Hannibal Concert Association season Sept. 25 at the Roland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Hannibal LaGrange University. The Grammy Award-winning group boasts numerous gold records and launched the pop music careers of Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Kim Carnes, Barry McGuire and others. Three original members still are with the group.
  • Lewistown hopes to replace unreliable warning siren

    Lewistown hopes to replace unreliable warning siren

    Sunday, July 5 2015 12:45 AM EDT2015-07-05 04:45:45 GMT
    Members of the Lewistown Fire Department Auxiliary are working to replace the city's aging warning siren as summertime storms continue to lash Northeast Missouri. Bill Fountain, assistant chief of the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District, said Lewistown's siren is 35 to 40 years old. The city acquired it two decades ago.
    Members of the Lewistown Fire Department Auxiliary are working to replace the city's aging warning siren as summertime storms continue to lash Northeast Missouri. Bill Fountain, assistant chief of the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District, said Lewistown's siren is 35 to 40 years old. The city acquired it two decades ago.
  • Repair of U.S. 61 bridge over Salt River to start Monday, continue into November

    Repair of U.S. 61 bridge over Salt River to start Monday, continue into November

    Saturday, July 4 2015 2:53 AM EDT2015-07-04 06:53:52 GMT
    Deck repair on the bridge over the Salt River is set to begin Monday and continue through mid-November. 
    Deck repair on the bridge over the Salt River is set to begin Monday and continue through mid-November. 
  • All Wars Museum to have July 4 program for Korean War veterans

    All Wars Museum to have July 4 program for Korean War veterans

    Saturday, July 4 2015 2:52 AM EDT2015-07-04 06:52:08 GMT
    The All Wars Museum at the Illinois Veterans Home will present a brief program on the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign (Korean War) at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4.
    The All Wars Museum at the Illinois Veterans Home will present a brief program on the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign (Korean War) at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4.
  • HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Shoeless Joe’s golf outing raises more than $71,000

    HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Shoeless Joe’s golf outing raises more than $71,000

    Saturday, July 4 2015 1:29 AM EDT2015-07-04 05:29:45 GMT
    The recent Shoeless Joes Celebrity Golf Classic raised more than $71,000 toward the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundations year-long Legacy campaign.The Legacy campaign raises funds to support future projects through the foundations endowment. To date, the campaign has raised more $130,000.
    The recent Shoeless Joes Celebrity Golf Classic raised more than $71,000 toward the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundations year-long Legacy campaign.The Legacy campaign raises funds to support future projects through the foundations endowment. To date, the campaign has raised more $130,000.
  • Here’s mud in your eye — at National Tom Sawyer Days

    Here’s mud in your eye — at National Tom Sawyer Days

    Saturday, July 4 2015 12:58 AM EDT2015-07-04 04:58:39 GMT
    While the Y Men’s Mud Volleyball Tournament is always a big hit at National Tom Sawyer Days, it is not the only big attraction that will bring more than 100,000 people to America’s hometown. The event opened Wednesday and ends Sunday.
    While the Y Men’s Mud Volleyball Tournament is always a big hit at National Tom Sawyer Days, it is not the only big attraction that will bring more than 100,000 people to America’s hometown. The event opened Wednesday and ends Sunday.
  • SLIDESHOW & EVENTS SCHEDULE: National Tom Sawyer Days

    SLIDESHOW & EVENTS SCHEDULE: National Tom Sawyer Days

    Friday, July 3 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-07-03 20:17:29 GMT
    National Tom Sawyer Days continues through Sunday in Hannibal, Mo.
    National Tom Sawyer Days continues through Sunday in Hannibal, Mo.
  • Spiegelhoff taking CEO position with YMCA in DeKalb

    Spiegelhoff taking CEO position with YMCA in DeKalb

    Friday, July 3 2015 3:52 PM EDT2015-07-03 19:52:21 GMT
    Mark Spiegelhoff, the CEO of the Quincy Family YMCA, is leaving to take a similar position with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA in DeKalb. An announcement on Spiegelhoffs new position is posted on the Kishwaukee Family YMCA website.
    Mark Spiegelhoff, the CEO of the Quincy Family YMCA, is leaving to take a similar position with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA in DeKalb. An announcement on Spiegelhoffs new position is posted on the Kishwaukee Family YMCA website.
  • HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Hannibal Clinic doctors take part in pivotal lung research

    Hannibal Clinic doctors take part in pivotal lung research

    Friday, July 3 2015 11:43 AM EDT2015-07-03 15:43:47 GMT
    Two Hannibal Clinic doctors have been recognized for their participation in research involving interstitial lung disease, a chronic progressive lung fibrosis that results in acute respiratory failure and death.The findings were published in the June edition of Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
    Two Hannibal Clinic doctors have been recognized for their participation in research involving interstitial lung disease, a chronic progressive lung fibrosis that results in acute respiratory failure and death.The findings were published in the June edition of Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
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  • YOUR TURN: Lisa Feenstra

    YOUR TURN: Lisa Feenstra

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:22 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:22:04 GMT
    Lisa Burbidge Feenstra, 52, was born and raised in Pittsfield. She is the youth librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library. She and her husband, Darwin, have been married for 30 years. They have three sons -- Dane, 26, Alex, 23, and Joey, 15.
    Lisa Burbidge Feenstra, 52, was born and raised in Pittsfield. She is the youth librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library. She and her husband, Darwin, have been married for 30 years. They have three sons -- Dane, 26, Alex, 23, and Joey, 15.
  • YOUR TURN: Jan Barrett

    YOUR TURN: Jan Barrett

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:31 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:31:22 GMT
    Jan Barrett, 63, is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor who says she's in love with the practice, the teaching, her students, her husband Michael Smart and 23-year-old daughter Caroline Barrett Smart, writing and her home in the country. She is director of Redbud Yoga, which is 21 years old this year.
    Jan Barrett, 63, is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor who says she's in love with the practice, the teaching, her students, her husband Michael Smart and 23-year-old daughter Caroline Barrett Smart, writing and her home in the country. She is director of Redbud Yoga, which is 21 years old this year.
  • YOUR TURN: Becky Dickinson

    YOUR TURN: Becky Dickinson

    Sunday, June 21 2015 1:06 AM EDT2015-06-21 05:06:21 GMT
    Becky Dickinson, 56, is the office manager at Western Illinois Electrical Coop. She grew up on a farm near Carthage, married her husband Matt and then moved away. They had the chance to come back to Carthage when their sons were in grade school, and she's very glad they did. Becky and Matt have been married for almost 35 years and have two sons, Jon (married to Kathleen) and Tyler with a grandchild due before Christmas.
    Becky Dickinson, 56, is the office manager at Western Illinois Electrical Coop. She grew up on a farm near Carthage, married her husband Matt and then moved away. They had the chance to come back to Carthage when their sons were in grade school, and she's very glad they did. Becky and Matt have been married for almost 35 years and have two sons, Jon (married to Kathleen) and Tyler with a grandchild due before Christmas.
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