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  • 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.

  • 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...
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  • Polar Plunge draws a chilly crowd to Quincy's Moorman Park Lake

    Polar Plunge draws a chilly crowd to Quincy's Moorman Park Lake

    Sunday, March 1 2015 12:59 AM EST2015-03-01 05:59:42 GMT
    Squeals, groans, chattering teeth and laughter erupted from many of the people in the Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday at Moorman Park Lake. "The worst part was waiting to go in. The water was almost warmer than the air," said Donna Derhake.
    Squeals, groans, chattering teeth and laughter erupted from many of the people in the Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday at Moorman Park Lake. "The worst part was waiting to go in. The water was almost warmer than the air," said Donna Derhake.

  • Three injured when car slides into ditch on White Oak Road

    Three injured when car slides into ditch on White Oak Road

    Sunday, March 1 2015 11:01 PM EST2015-03-02 04:01:18 GMT
    QUINCY -- A Mendon man and two Quincy residents suffered injuries after the car they were in slid into a ditch early Sunday morning. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Trent S. Howlett, 39, of Mendon, was driving a 2000 Jeep 4x4 northbound on White Oak Road when he attempted to make a right turn onto Maas Road at a high rate of speed. Howlett lost control of the vehicle, and it slid into a ditch.
    QUINCY -- A Mendon man and two Quincy residents suffered injuries after the car they were in slid into a ditch early Sunday morning. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Trent S. Howlett, 39, of Mendon, was driving a 2000 Jeep 4x4 northbound on White Oak Road when he attempted to make a right turn onto Maas Road at a high rate of speed. Howlett lost control of the vehicle, and it slid into a ditch.
  • Snowstorm dumps up to seven inches on West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Snowstorm dumps up to seven inches on West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Sunday, March 1 2015 10:42 PM EST2015-03-02 03:42:24 GMT
    Residents of Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois spent the first day of March digging out after a storm dropped up to 7 inches of snow on the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Melissa Byrd, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's St. Louis office, said Quincy saw about 5 inches of snow, while Hannibal recorded a snowfall total of 6.5 inches. Weather spotters in Edina, Mo., and New London, Mo., reported respective snowfall totals of 4 and 5.5 inches ...
    Residents of Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois spent the first day of March digging out after a storm dropped up to 7 inches of snow on the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Melissa Byrd, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's St. Louis office, said Quincy saw about 5 inches of snow, while Hannibal recorded a snowfall total of 6.5 inches. Weather spotters in Edina, Mo., and New London, Mo., reported respective snowfall totals of 4 and 5.5 inches ...
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