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  • Quincy tree planting program begins this month

    Quincy tree planting program begins this month

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:27:06 GMT
    The City of Quincy is offering its fall tree planting program in October. Quincy residents and business owners may buy one tree each for planting on the city's right of way adjacent to the applicant's property....
    The City of Quincy is offering its fall tree planting program in October. Quincy residents and business owners may buy one tree each for planting on the city's right of way adjacent to the applicant's property....
  • Shine event fundraiser: Teams to perform random acts of kindness

    Shine event fundraiser: Teams to perform random acts of kindness

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:24:00 GMT
    The Shine Event, a multi-faceted fundraiser, will take place in Quincy from Oct. 3 to 15. The culminating event is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Quincy Art Center...
    The Shine Event, a multi-faceted fundraiser, will take place in Quincy from Oct. 3 to 15. The culminating event is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Quincy Art Center...
  • Bridge repairs to start Wednesday on Ill. 96 south of Ursa

    Bridge repairs to start Wednesday on Ill. 96 south of Ursa

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:15:24 GMT
    Crews plan to begin Wednesday on patching work on the Rock Creek Bridge along Ill. 96, two miles south of Ursa. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded an $89,000 contract to Laverdier Construction Inc. of...
    Crews plan to begin Wednesday on patching work on the Rock Creek Bridge along Ill. 96, two miles south of Ursa. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded an $89,000 contract to Laverdier Construction Inc. of...
  • Friends group to have book sale Oct. 3-4 at library

    Friends group to have book sale Oct. 3-4 at library

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-10-01 15:44:52 GMT
    The Friends of the Quincy Public Library October book sale take place 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The sale will be held in the large meeting room. Most books will sell for 50 cents an inch Friday and half...
    The Friends of the Quincy Public Library October book sale take place 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The sale will be held in the large meeting room. Most books will sell for 50 cents an inch Friday and half...
  • Quinsippi Stamp Club meets Oct. 1 at Good Samaritan Home

    Quinsippi Stamp Club meets Oct. 1 at Good Samaritan Home

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:16:46 GMT
    The Quinsippi Stamp Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison. Club member Jim O'Bryan will lead a discussion on collecting topical and thematic postage stamps....
    The Quinsippi Stamp Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison. Club member Jim O'Bryan will lead a discussion on collecting topical and thematic postage stamps....
  • Storyteller to spin tales by campfire Oct. 9

    Storyteller to spin tales by campfire Oct. 9

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:15:47 GMT
    Storyteller Gladys Coggswell will lead a Storytelling by Campfire event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the large shelter in Moorman Park. Coggswell's typical performance includes songs and stories of her own creation...
    Storyteller Gladys Coggswell will lead a Storytelling by Campfire event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the large shelter in Moorman Park. Coggswell's typical performance includes songs and stories of her own creation...
  • Quincy Preserves house tour tickets available

    Quincy Preserves house tour tickets available

    Monday, September 29 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-29 15:50:32 GMT
    Advance tickets for the Oct. 18 Quincy Preserves Home Tour are now on sale at several businesses. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of tour. Tickets are available at Quincy locations including Kirlin's at...
    Advance tickets for the Oct. 18 Quincy Preserves Home Tour are now on sale at several businesses. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of tour. Tickets are available at Quincy locations including Kirlin's at...
  • Tennis play day set for Sunday at Reservoir Park

    Tennis play day set for Sunday at Reservoir Park

    Saturday, September 27 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-09-27 05:40:05 GMT
    A free tennis event is planned for Sunday, Sept. 28 at Reservoir Park in Quincy. The Quincy Park District, Quincy Tennis Association, Quincy Racquet Club and Quincy University are teaming up to host a tennis play day....
    A free tennis event is planned for Sunday, Sept. 28 at Reservoir Park in Quincy. The Quincy Park District, Quincy Tennis Association, Quincy Racquet Club and Quincy University are teaming up to host a tennis play day....
  • Firefighters to sell T-shirts for cancer center Sept. 29

    Firefighters to sell T-shirts for cancer center Sept. 29

    Saturday, September 27 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-09-27 05:39:16 GMT
    The Quincy Fire Department will begin selling commemorative T-shirts Monday to raise funds for the Blessing Cancer Center's financial assistance program. Drive-up hours to buy a shirt will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m....
    The Quincy Fire Department will begin selling commemorative T-shirts Monday to raise funds for the Blessing Cancer Center's financial assistance program. Drive-up hours to buy a shirt will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m....
  • Drug take back event to be held Saturday

    Drug take back event to be held Saturday

    Friday, September 26 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-09-26 13:37:33 GMT
    An opportunity to get rid of unwanted or expired drugs or prescriptions will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Quincy Police Department's substation at the Quincy Mall. The hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...
    An opportunity to get rid of unwanted or expired drugs or prescriptions will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Quincy Police Department's substation at the Quincy Mall. The hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...
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  • Historic church in Perry destroyed in blaze

    Historic church in Perry destroyed in blaze

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-10-02 00:55:00 GMT
    PERRY, Ill. --The historic Church of Christ went up in flames late Wednesday afternoon after lightning struck the 102 Main St. site. Lightning hit the northwest corner of the building, which dated to 1880. The wooden...
    PERRY, Ill. --The historic Church of Christ went up in flames late Wednesday afternoon after lightning struck the 102 Main St. site. Lightning hit the northwest corner of the building, which dated to 1880. The wooden...
  • Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:24:57 GMT
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
  • Culver-Stockton College encouraging more students to study abroad

    Culver-Stockton College encouraging more students to study abroad

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:20:05 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College officials hope to increase the number of students taking part in study abroad opportunities by joining the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad...
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College officials hope to increase the number of students taking part in study abroad opportunities by joining the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad...
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