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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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  • Quincy loves Macker basketball tournament

    Quincy loves Macker basketball tournament

    Sunday, May 24 2015 1:35 AM EDT2015-05-24 05:35:09 GMT
    Basketball was king in downtown Quincy on Saturday. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament marked its 25th anniversary in Quincy under perfect weather conditions. Clouds that weather forecasters feared would soak the event provided protection from the sun and kept temperatures moderate.
    Basketball was king in downtown Quincy on Saturday. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament marked its 25th anniversary in Quincy under perfect weather conditions. Clouds that weather forecasters feared would soak the event provided protection from the sun and kept temperatures moderate.
  • Record 27,300 pounds of food items collected to aid local food pantries

    Record 27,300 pounds of food items collected to aid local food pantries

    Sunday, May 24 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-05-24 05:38:21 GMT
    Adams County residents responded in record-setting fashion earlier this month when the call went out for assistance with the 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" national food drive. United Way of Adams County and the National Association of Letter Carriers, which again partnered to aid local food pantries, report an unprecedented 27,300 pounds of food items were collected. That surpassed the previous high of 22,000 pound in 2014.
    Adams County residents responded in record-setting fashion earlier this month when the call went out for assistance with the 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" national food drive. United Way of Adams County and the National Association of Letter Carriers, which again partnered to aid local food pantries, report an unprecedented 27,300 pounds of food items were collected. That surpassed the previous high of 22,000 pound in 2014.

  • Pre-engineering camp hopes to attract students to study STEM

    Pre-engineering camp hopes to attract students to study STEM

    Sunday, May 24 2015 1:36 AM EDT2015-05-24 05:36:45 GMT
    The Quincy Area Vocational-Technical Center is offering a STEM pre-engineering camp this summer for students going into grades 7-9 next fall. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- all subjects vital to the study of pre-engineering. The camp, now in its third year, offers a fun way for students to learn about these concepts.
    The Quincy Area Vocational-Technical Center is offering a STEM pre-engineering camp this summer for students going into grades 7-9 next fall. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- all subjects vital to the study of pre-engineering. The camp, now in its third year, offers a fun way for students to learn about these concepts.
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