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  • 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...
  • D. HUSAR: 'Paying it forward' a penny at a time

    D. HUSAR: 'Paying it forward' a penny at a time

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 9:41 AM EST2015-02-25 14:41:39 GMT
    A war broke out this week at Payson Seymour Elementary School, but the fighting is for a good cause. Proceeds from the school's "penny war" will be donated to district teachers Brenton and Somer Hannel, whose first...
    A war broke out this week at Payson Seymour Elementary School, but the fighting is for a good cause. Proceeds from the school's "penny war" will be donated to district teachers Brenton and Somer Hannel, whose first...
  • D. HUSAR: Congressional Gold Medal goes beyond military valor to honor distinguished service

    D. HUSAR: Congressional Gold Medal goes beyond military valor to honor distinguished service

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 12:47 PM EST2015-02-04 17:47:52 GMT
    At a time when the U.S. House and Senate are best-known for their disagreements, there is at least one thing they can agree on. At least two-thirds, or 290 members, of the House and 67 Senators must co-sponsor any...
    At a time when the U.S. House and Senate are best-known for their disagreements, there is at least one thing they can agree on. At least two-thirds, or 290 members, of the House and 67 Senators must co-sponsor any...
  • D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:09 PM EST2015-01-14 17:09:47 GMT
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.

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  • 'Walking around in history': Volunteers search Nauvoo for metal reminders of 1846 battle

    'Walking around in history': Volunteers search Nauvoo for metal reminders of 1846 battle

    Monday, March 30 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-03-30 16:00:57 GMT
    With headphones on, Adrian Rolfe trudged across the farm field slowly moving his metal detector from side to side. The machine's beeps hinted at what lurked beneath the surface of a one-time battlefield. "You never exactly know what you have until you dig it," said Rolfe, who lives in Lamoni, Iowa, and spends probably 2,000 hours a year metal detecting. "Hopefully it's something good, not just trash."
    With headphones on, Adrian Rolfe trudged across the farm field slowly moving his metal detector from side to side. The machine's beeps hinted at what lurked beneath the surface of a one-time battlefield. "You never exactly know what you have until you dig it," said Rolfe, who lives in Lamoni, Iowa, and spends probably 2,000 hours a year metal detecting. "Hopefully it's something good, not just trash."

  • Traveling student production to focus on autism

    Traveling student production to focus on autism

    Sunday, March 29 2015 1:31 AM EDT2015-03-29 05:31:57 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Community Theatre is ready to deliver a special message during its annual "On the Road" performance tour in April. A cast of student actors will perform "Snowflakes," a theatrical documentary that explores the world of autism. The performances coincide with April's Autism Awareness Month.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Community Theatre is ready to deliver a special message during its annual "On the Road" performance tour in April. A cast of student actors will perform "Snowflakes," a theatrical documentary that explores the world of autism. The performances coincide with April's Autism Awareness Month.

  • Fire destroys tools, supplies in barn at East Hannibal

    Fire destroys tools, supplies in barn at East Hannibal

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 11:46 PM EDT2015-04-02 03:46:31 GMT
    Fire destroyed a barn on the Frank Peters property in East Hannibal, about two miles northeast of Hannibal, Mo., at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Fire destroyed a barn on the Frank Peters property in East Hannibal, about two miles northeast of Hannibal, Mo., at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
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