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  • D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-12-17 14:00:12 GMT
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
  • D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 1:30 PM EST2014-11-26 18:30:30 GMT
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
  • D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    Friday, November 14 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-14 17:54:07 GMT
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
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  • Woman who locked 5-year-old in basement receives two-year prison sentence

    Woman who locked 5-year-old in basement receives two-year prison sentence

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-12-17 23:08:41 GMT
    A Quincy woman who admitted to locking her 5-year-old son in a basement on Easter Sunday while she was at work was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Wednesday. Tricia Franklin, 27, will receive credit for 241 days served in the Adams County Jail, where she has been lodged on $20,000 bond since her April 20 arrest.
    A Quincy woman who admitted to locking her 5-year-old son in a basement on Easter Sunday while she was at work was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Wednesday. Tricia Franklin, 27, will receive credit for 241 days served in the Adams County Jail, where she has been lodged on $20,000 bond since her April 20 arrest.
  • Patio restaurant will reopen sometime between mid-January and Feb. 1

    Patio restaurant will reopen sometime between mid-January and Feb. 1

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-12-17 14:58:26 GMT
    Those hoping for the Patio restaurant to reopen in time for the holidays will have to wait a little longer. The popular downtown dining site will remain closed until some time between mid-January and Feb. 1, because of water damage related to last Friday's fire in the historic Hotel Elkton. The Patio sits on the bottom floor of the building that houses the 54-unit hotel.
    Those hoping for the Patio restaurant to reopen in time for the holidays will have to wait a little longer. The popular downtown dining site will remain closed until some time between mid-January and Feb. 1, because of water damage related to last Friday's fire in the historic Hotel Elkton. The Patio sits on the bottom floor of the building that houses the 54-unit hotel.

  • Culver-Stockton professor surprised to see renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations

    Culver-Stockton professor surprised to see renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations

    Thursday, December 18 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-12-18 19:26:54 GMT
    David Carrothers had more than a casual interest in Wednesday's announcement concerning the United States and Cuba agreeing to re-establish diplomatic relations and dialing back some of the economic and travel restrictions between the two countries. Carrothers, a Culver-Stockton College professor and a former member of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command, was visiting Cuba year ago at this time.
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