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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
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  • 29°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 39°
  • 31°

Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 34°

Showers possible

Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Rain and snow showers

Thursday
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Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 33°(Feels like 29°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:57 am
  • Sunset: 04:42:40 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Considerable cloudiness

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Considerable cloudiness

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Partly cloudy

Monday
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Chance of showers

Tuesday
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Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 26°

Windy, snow showers possible

Thursday
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Mostly sunny

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 33°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:37:52 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Mostly cloudy

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Mostly sunny

Monday
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Light rain developing in the afternoon

Tuesday
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Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 29°

Chance of a few snow showers

Thursday
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  • 39°
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Mostly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 34°(Feels like 34°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:30 am
  • Sunset: 04:41:07 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 31°

Cloudy

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Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 36°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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Afternoon light rain

Tuesday
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More clouds than sun

Wednesday
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  • 28°

Snow showers possible

Thursday
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Mainly sunny

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 34°(Feels like 30°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:27 am
  • Sunset: 04:43:35 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

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It's not too late to make sure your furnace is working properly

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Ideally, all homeowners should have their furnaces checked each year, preferably in the fall before cold weather arrives. If you're a little tardy this year, don't fret. The old better-late-than-never approach will do just fine. Dominic Peters of Peters Heating and Air Conditioning, 4520 Broadway, said overdue calls about furnace checkups are nothing new. Some are precautionary, from folks who were simply a little late setting up an annual inspection.

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ISVI instructor arrested on sex charge

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An Illinois School for Visually Impaired instructor has been arrested on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a student. The Illinois State Police reports James R. Strader, 28, was taken into custody Thursday... More>>

Mays, Erwin will not seek re-election to Quincy School Board

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As candidates for the April 4 elections continue to come forward to file nominating petitions, incumbents Jeff Mays and Stephanie Erwin have confirmed they will not seek re-election to the Quincy School Board after their current terms end next spring. Mays is finishing his second four-year term, and Erwin is finishing her first term and serves as the board's president.

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Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

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The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.

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Mendon School board approves $2.38 million tax levy

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The Mendon School Board this week adopted a $2.38 million tax levy that will affect property tax bills paid in 2015. Superintendent Brian Kurz says the district's aggregate levy is up about 9 percent -- mainly because of a 6 percent jump in the district's total assessed valuation. However, he said the district's tax rate is expected to remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.

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New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

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Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.

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Community Christmas concert planned Saturday, Sunday in Nauvoo

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Historic Nauvoo will sponsor a community concert, "The Miracle of Christmas," with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The concert will be held at the LDS Church, 380 N. Durphy. It will feature narration, a 60-voice choir and chamber orchestra, a Christmas bell choir, a children's chorus, multimedia and a live nativity. More>>

Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

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Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.

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  • Passenger hospitalized after I-72 accident

    Passenger hospitalized after I-72 accident

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:59 PM EST2014-12-19 00:59:48 GMT
    A passenger riding in the cab of a truck was hospitalized Thursday with minor injuries after an accident tied to slippery road conditions.
    A passenger riding in the cab of a truck was hospitalized Thursday with minor injuries after an accident tied to slippery road conditions.
  • Tara Bullock sentenced to three years in prison on meth charge

    Tara Bullock sentenced to three years in prison on meth charge

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:36 PM EST2014-12-19 00:36:05 GMT
    Tara A. Bullock of Payson was sentenced Thursday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement following her involvement in a methamphetamine-related arrest in March.
    Tara A. Bullock of Payson was sentenced Thursday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement following her involvement in a methamphetamine-related arrest in March.
  • Quincy woman falls asleep at wheel on Gardner Expressway, triggers accident

    Quincy woman falls asleep at wheel on Gardner Expressway, triggers accident

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-12-19 00:01:58 GMT
    A Quincy woman fell asleep at the wheel Thursday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle incident in the 2400 block of Gardner Expressway.
    A Quincy woman fell asleep at the wheel Thursday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle incident in the 2400 block of Gardner Expressway.
  • Schock: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities

    Schock: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities

    Thursday, December 18 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-12-18 23:28:30 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said a “no brainer” bill that will give people with disabilities new freedom to set aside savings has won passage in Congress. “Unfortunately right now our society penalizes folks who are living with a disability from creating a nest egg and providing for themselves and doing what all of us think is the responsible thing of saving for a rainy day,” Schock said.
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said a “no brainer” bill that will give people with disabilities new freedom to set aside savings has won passage in Congress. “Unfortunately right now our society penalizes folks who are living with a disability from creating a nest egg and providing for themselves and doing what all of us think is the responsible thing of saving for a rainy day,” Schock said.
  • '12 Hours of Giving' set for Friday at Quincy Blood Donation Center

    '12 Hours of Giving' set for Friday at Quincy Blood Donation Center

    Thursday, December 18 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-12-18 18:45:34 GMT
    The American Red Cross hopes Friday's 10th annual "12 Hours of Giving" will serve as a pre-emptive strike against expected blood shortages over the Christmas and New Year's periods. "Many donors are busy with holiday activities, inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives ... (and) some donors become temporarily ineligible because of seasonal illnesses," Corey said.
    The American Red Cross hopes Friday's 10th annual "12 Hours of Giving" will serve as a pre-emptive strike against expected blood shortages over the Christmas and New Year's periods. "Many donors are busy with holiday activities, inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives ... (and) some donors become temporarily ineligible because of seasonal illnesses," Corey said.
  • 'Time for us to play Santa Claus': Good News campaign proceeds turned over to 55 area families

    'Time for us to play Santa Claus': Good News campaign proceeds turned over to 55 area families

    Thursday, December 18 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-12-18 18:07:32 GMT
    Nikki Neese took one look at the six big boxes of Christmas presents awaiting her family Thursday morning, and tears began running down her cheeks. Neese and her husband, Jason, and their three daughters -- ages 6, 3 and 10 months -- were Case 16 in The Quincy Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which is helping to provide a happier Christmas for 55 area families having a tough time this year.
    Nikki Neese took one look at the six big boxes of Christmas presents awaiting her family Thursday morning, and tears began running down her cheeks. Neese and her husband, Jason, and their three daughters -- ages 6, 3 and 10 months -- were Case 16 in The Quincy Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which is helping to provide a happier Christmas for 55 area families having a tough time this year.
  • Pikeland air conditioning project 'on schedule' for summer

    Pikeland air conditioning project 'on schedule' for summer

    Thursday, December 18 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-12-18 18:02:21 GMT
    The Pikeland School Board expects to have a cooler start to the 2015-16 year in two of its buildings. Superintendent Paula Hawley said at Wednesday's meeting that plans are "on schedule" to add air conditioning units South Elementary School and Pittsfield High School over the summer. Drawings are expected to ready the end of January, and bids will be sought in February.
    The Pikeland School Board expects to have a cooler start to the 2015-16 year in two of its buildings. Superintendent Paula Hawley said at Wednesday's meeting that plans are "on schedule" to add air conditioning units South Elementary School and Pittsfield High School over the summer. Drawings are expected to ready the end of January, and bids will be sought in February.

  • Board members differ on type of committee that should oversee construction

    Board members differ on type of committee that should oversee construction

    Thursday, December 18 2014 11:41 AM EST2014-12-18 16:41:52 GMT
    The Quincy School Board voted 5-1 Wednesday to allow up to four additional community members to serve on the board's standing committees -- Building, Finance, Curriculum and Policy -- so more input can be gathered on matters related to the district's $89 million construction project. Committees currently consist of two board members and up to four community members.
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  • First two projects in school construction program may be delayed by contract talks

    First two projects in school construction program may be delayed by contract talks

    Thursday, December 18 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-12-18 16:39:54 GMT
    Quincy School Board President Stephanie Erwin expressed concern Wednesday that the first two projects in an $89 million school construction program may not get completed on time because of delays in hammering out a contract with architects and engineers.
    Quincy School Board President Stephanie Erwin expressed concern Wednesday that the first two projects in an $89 million school construction program may not get completed on time because of delays in hammering out a contract with architects and engineers.
  • Dick and Jane series author subject of 'Illinois Stories'

    Dick and Jane series author subject of 'Illinois Stories'

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-12-18 14:54:32 GMT
    William S. Gray, the author of the popular early reader Dick and Jane series, will be the focus on an installment of "Illinois Stories" that begins airing this week on PBS, including WQEC.
    William S. Gray, the author of the popular early reader Dick and Jane series, will be the focus on an installment of "Illinois Stories" that begins airing this week on PBS, including WQEC.
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  • JWCC board formally adopts minimal tax rate increase

    JWCC board formally adopts minimal tax rate increase

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:46 AM EST2014-12-18 14:46:29 GMT
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally adopted a two-tenths of a cent increase in the district's tax rate Wednesday night, which translates into homeowners paying an additional $3.22 in property taxes in 2015. The college's district includes all of Adams, Pike and Brown counties and parts of Hancock, Calhoun, Schuyler, Morgan, Scott and Cass counties.
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally adopted a two-tenths of a cent increase in the district's tax rate Wednesday night, which translates into homeowners paying an additional $3.22 in property taxes in 2015. The college's district includes all of Adams, Pike and Brown counties and parts of Hancock, Calhoun, Schuyler, Morgan, Scott and Cass counties.

  • Quincy man sentenced to three years in prison for sex abuse charge

    Quincy man sentenced to three years in prison for sex abuse charge

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:28 AM EST2014-12-18 14:28:59 GMT
    A Quincy man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Oct. 20 was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Ted A. McGlaughlin Jr., 23, was arrested April 8 after the parents of a teenage girl reported that she was having a sexual relationship with a man older than 21.
    A Quincy man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Oct. 20 was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Ted A. McGlaughlin Jr., 23, was arrested April 8 after the parents of a teenage girl reported that she was having a sexual relationship with a man older than 21.
  • Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-12-18 14:14:29 GMT
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.

  • Electrical improvements helping OLC host larger events

    Electrical improvements helping OLC host larger events

    Thursday, December 18 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-12-18 13:59:19 GMT
    Officials at the Oakley-Lindsay Center continue to praise the 2013 electrical service upgrades in the two exhibition halls to help attract larger shows and events. OLC Executive Director Rob Ebbing told the Quincy Civic Center Authority on Wednesday the upgrades allow large-scale concerts and events featuring thousands of attendees.
    Officials at the Oakley-Lindsay Center continue to praise the 2013 electrical service upgrades in the two exhibition halls to help attract larger shows and events. OLC Executive Director Rob Ebbing told the Quincy Civic Center Authority on Wednesday the upgrades allow large-scale concerts and events featuring thousands of attendees.

  • 12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 2:28 PM EST2014-12-17 19:28:52 GMT
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Pittsfield tables historic preservation, zoning amendment ordinances

    Pittsfield tables historic preservation, zoning amendment ordinances

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-12-17 16:14:29 GMT
    The Pittsfield City Council tabled three ordinances Tuesday night for review and revision. Aldermen want to see more changes in a proposed historic preservation ordinance. About 80 percent of the proposal from the historic preservation advisory committee includes new provisions or recommended changes from existing ordinance, including provisions to designate historic landmarks or districts.
    The Pittsfield City Council tabled three ordinances Tuesday night for review and revision. Aldermen want to see more changes in a proposed historic preservation ordinance. About 80 percent of the proposal from the historic preservation advisory committee includes new provisions or recommended changes from existing ordinance, including provisions to designate historic landmarks or districts.

  • Building committee suggests starting process of selling Irving School

    Building committee suggests starting process of selling Irving School

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-12-17 16:06:58 GMT
    The Quincy School District is beginning the process of disposing of Irving School. The former elementary school at 811 Payson has not been used as a regular school since it closed in the spring of 2008. The building is currently used for storage, but it also houses Teen Reach, an after-school program for at-risk students ages 6 to 17. Business manager Joel Murphy said the district no longer needs the building, and he wants to start the process of either selling it or tearing it down.
    The Quincy School District is beginning the process of disposing of Irving School. The former elementary school at 811 Payson has not been used as a regular school since it closed in the spring of 2008. The building is currently used for storage, but it also houses Teen Reach, an after-school program for at-risk students ages 6 to 17. Business manager Joel Murphy said the district no longer needs the building, and he wants to start the process of either selling it or tearing it down.

  • School Board lowering tax levy, giving property owners even more of a break

    School Board lowering tax levy, giving property owners even more of a break

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:29 AM EST2014-12-17 15:29:33 GMT
    The Quincy School District is giving local property owners an early Christmas present. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday the district's 2014 property tax levy will be lower than what was originally presented last month, resulting in an even bigger tax break for property owners.
    The Quincy School District is giving local property owners an early Christmas present. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday the district's 2014 property tax levy will be lower than what was originally presented last month, resulting in an even bigger tax break for property owners.
  • 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.

  • Quincy driver injured in Pike County, Mo. accident

    Quincy driver injured in Pike County, Mo. accident

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:16 AM EST2014-12-17 14:16:40 GMT
    A Quincy, Ill., man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 8:43 a.m. Monday on Route M in Pike County, Mo. James R. Albsmeyer, 43, sought his own medical treatment for minor injuries. The Missouri State Highway...
    A Quincy, Ill., man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 8:43 a.m. Monday on Route M in Pike County, Mo. James R. Albsmeyer, 43, sought his own medical treatment for minor injuries. The Missouri State Highway...
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  • Mays, Erwin will not seek re-election to Quincy School Board

    Mays, Erwin will not seek re-election to Quincy School Board

    Friday, December 19 2014 11:47 AM EST2014-12-19 16:47:51 GMT
    As candidates for the April 4 elections continue to come forward to file nominating petitions, incumbents Jeff Mays and Stephanie Erwin have confirmed they will not seek re-election to the Quincy School Board after their current terms end next spring. Mays is finishing his second four-year term, and Erwin is finishing her first term and serves as the board's president.
    As candidates for the April 4 elections continue to come forward to file nominating petitions, incumbents Jeff Mays and Stephanie Erwin have confirmed they will not seek re-election to the Quincy School Board after their current terms end next spring. Mays is finishing his second four-year term, and Erwin is finishing her first term and serves as the board's president.

  • Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

    Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

    Friday, December 19 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-12-19 16:04:03 GMT
    The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.
    The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.

  • New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:36 AM EST2014-12-19 14:36:03 GMT
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.

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