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  • JWCC Career Services to offer informational sessions Thursday in Pike County

    JWCC Career Services to offer informational sessions Thursday in Pike County

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:20:01 GMT
    Representatives from John Wood Community College's Career Services and Perkins programs will offer two informational sessions in Pike County on Thursday, Sept. 18. The sessions are geared toward people interested in...
    Representatives from John Wood Community College's Career Services and Perkins programs will offer two informational sessions in Pike County on Thursday, Sept. 18. The sessions are geared toward people interested in...
  • Bear Creek Sept. 13 cleanup postponed

    Bear Creek Sept. 13 cleanup postponed

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:21:48 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Bear Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, has been postponed due to high water. The cleanup will be rescheduled at a later date by the Hannibal Stream Team. More information is...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Bear Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, has been postponed due to high water. The cleanup will be rescheduled at a later date by the Hannibal Stream Team. More information is...
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  • Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:23:18 GMT
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
  • Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
  • Cause of fire in Veterans Home coffee shop remains under investigation

    Cause of fire in Veterans Home coffee shop remains under investigation

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:11:07 GMT
    The investigation into what caused a fire in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home Monday continues. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. One concern firefighters had was the potential for the fire to spread in the ceiling, which was checked with thermal imaging cameras.
    The investigation into what caused a fire in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home Monday continues. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. One concern firefighters had was the potential for the fire to spread in the ceiling, which was checked with thermal imaging cameras.
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