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  • D. HUSAR: Lucky dog lives in 'Taj Mahal'

    D. HUSAR: Lucky dog lives in 'Taj Mahal'

    Wednesday, May 13 2015 11:10 AM EDT2015-05-13 15:10:04 GMT
    Spending time in the doghouse wouldn't be half-bad at the home of David and Pat Sprague in Plainville. At least as long as Molly, the couple's 6-year-old yellow Lab, doesn't mind sharing. "She has the Taj Mahal," Pat Sprague ...
    Spending time in the doghouse wouldn't be half-bad at the home of David and Pat Sprague in Plainville. At least as long as Molly, the couple's 6-year-old yellow Lab, doesn't mind sharing. "She has the Taj...
  • HUSAR: Garden grant means hands-on learning for Transitions students

    HUSAR: Garden grant means hands-on learning for Transitions students

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 9:42 AM EDT2015-04-22 13:42:01 GMT
    Annette Smith is looking forward to seeing her students get their hands dirty and learn something at the same time. A new container garden project at Transitions School will help put students in touch with agriculture...
    Annette Smith is looking forward to seeing her students get their hands dirty and learn something at the same time. A new container garden project at Transitions School will help put students in touch with agriculture...
  • D. HUSAR: Reunion in Springfield is 150 years in the making

    D. HUSAR: Reunion in Springfield is 150 years in the making

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 9:01 AM EDT2015-04-01 13:01:19 GMT
    Fourth-graders from Quincy's Baldwin Intermediate School head to Springfield this month for field trips, and they really couldn't have picked a better time. April marks the 150th anniversary of a significant, and ultimately tragic, time in the life of Abraham Lincoln...
    Fourth-graders from Quincy's Baldwin Intermediate School head to Springfield this month for field trips, and they really couldn't have picked a better time. April marks the 150th anniversary of a significant, and ultimately tragic, time in the life of Abraham Lincoln...
  • D. HUSAR: Lincoln Library's 'Stories from the Stacks' highlights area pioneers

    D. HUSAR: Lincoln Library's 'Stories from the Stacks' highlights area pioneers

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-03-11 13:33:05 GMT
    Christiana Holmes Tillson traded a comfortable life in Massachusetts for pioneer life in Illinois, moving to Hillsboro in 1822 and to Quincy in 1843. After moving from Kentucky to Brown County in 1832, Lucinda Peters...
    Christiana Holmes Tillson traded a comfortable life in Massachusetts for pioneer life in Illinois, moving to Hillsboro in 1822 and to Quincy in 1843. After moving from Kentucky to Brown County in 1832, Lucinda Peters...
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  • UPDATE: Hollis spells correctly in Round 3 of national bee, but doesn't move on

    UPDATE: Hollis spells correctly in Round 3 of national bee, but doesn't move on

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-05-27 22:31:20 GMT
    Ben Hollis spelled his words correctly in both rounds of competition Wednesday but won't move onto the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But Ben, a sixth grader from Hamilton, still had plenty to celebrate.
    Ben Hollis spelled his words correctly in both rounds of competition Wednesday but won't move onto the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But Ben, a sixth grader from Hamilton, still had plenty to celebrate.
  • Council tables plan to change meeting time

    Council tables plan to change meeting time

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 10:34 AM EDT2015-05-27 14:34:07 GMT
    An ordinance to move the start time of Quincy City Council meetings from 7:30 to 7 p.m. was tabled for one week. Alderman Terri Heinecke, R-7, made a request Tuesday to table the ordinance for a month because many committees meet before council starts, and they may not be able to go through their agendas. "I don't know how we are going to do (committee) meetings ahead of time," Heinecke said.
    An ordinance to move the start time of Quincy City Council meetings from 7:30 to 7 p.m. was tabled for one week. Alderman Terri Heinecke, R-7, made a request Tuesday to table the ordinance for a month because many committees meet before council starts, and they may not be able to go through their agendas. "I don't know how we are going to do (committee) meetings ahead of time," Heinecke said.
  • EPA unveils new water rules that worry farm groups

    EPA unveils new water rules that worry farm groups

    Thursday, May 28 2015 8:03 AM EDT2015-05-28 12:03:37 GMT
    New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands -- and the drinking water of 117 million Americans -- are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.
    Doug Wilson provided information for this story.
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