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  • Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-10-20 04:58:50 GMT
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...
  • Auditor says Quincy School District's financial profile score worse than last year

    Auditor says Quincy School District's financial profile score worse than last year

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:49:14 GMT
    An auditor says the Quincy School District's financial profile score worsened a little in the past year, but the district continues to be in relatively good financial health. Auditor Valerie Flynn told the School...
    An auditor says the Quincy School District's financial profile score worsened a little in the past year, but the district continues to be in relatively good financial health. Auditor Valerie Flynn told the School...
  • Missouri House candidates in 5th District make pitches on economic issues

    Missouri House candidates in 5th District make pitches on economic issues

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-10-22 12:53:55 GMT
    Candidates vying for the Missouri House in the 5th District agree the economy and job creation are among the top issues in Northeast Missouri. Rep. Lindell Shumake, R-Hannibal, is running for his third term in the...
    Candidates vying for the Missouri House in the 5th District agree the economy and job creation are among the top issues in Northeast Missouri. Rep. Lindell Shumake, R-Hannibal, is running for his third term in the...
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