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7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

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Following dad's suggestion takes Payson teen to national FFA band

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Seymour High School junior Lane Harmon admits he had doubts about joining FFA. "My dad kept telling me I'd love it. I didn't believe him," Lane said. Then Lane's dad said the magic words to sway his music-loving son - the possibility of making the National FFA Band. More>>

Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

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TIMEWELL, Ill. -- A Fall Retreat in the Woods will be offered Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The retreat will include worship, a Battle of the Praise Bands, horseback riding, hiking, archery, fishing,... More>>

Three citations, 22 written warnings issued during roadside check in Carthage

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CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Three citations and 22 warnings were issued during a roadside safety check conducted Aug. 29 and 30 in Carthage. The citations were for occupant restraint violations and one registration offense. The... More>>

Illinois State Police District 20 handles 903 calls in August

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois State Police District 20 received 903 requests for service or assistance in August. Seventy-six were to assist motorists whose vehicles were disabled or who were in need of assistance.... More>>

Liberty farmer says he's 'one of the lucky ones'

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LIBERTY, Ill. -- Randy Sims had his morning all planned out. Haul a load of corn. Get new tires on the semi. Pick up a load of lime. Unload the lime. Head home for lunch. "I never got home to lunch," Sims said. ... More>>

Gas prices expected to fall 15 to 30 cents as autumn hits

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As owner of his own lawn care business, Quincy's Larry Brooks doesn't pay much attention to gas prices. Going to the gas station up to three times a week to buy gas for his equipment is just a way of life. "I... More>>

Pikeland adopts deficit budget; superintendent concerned about transportation fund

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two months into the fiscal year, the Pikeland School District is on track with spending projections, a trend that will need to continue since projected spending tops revenues. The School Board adopted... More>>

Illinois Veterans Home gets $1.69 million in new funding for sprinkler upgrades

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The Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy will benefit from a $1.69 million state allocation to upgrade the sprinkler systems in several buildings. The funding was announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn as part of a package of... More>>

Gems still lose money, but not as much, during final season owned by Civic Center Authority

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The Quincy Civic Center Authority still lost money in its final season of operating the Quincy Gems, but not nearly as much as it did last year. Financial reports made available during Wednesday's monthly meeting... More>>

JWCC trustees extend enterprise zone in Scott County

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Adams County Ambulance to celebrate 40 years of service Saturday

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The Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services will celebrate its 40th year of service with a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wavering Park in Quincy. A picnic-style chicken supper will be served at... More>>

No new meetings for police, fire contracts; two sides likely headed to arbitration

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Contract negotiations between the city of Quincy and unions representing the police officers and firefighters are at a standstill, and the two sides are likely headed to arbitration.
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  • Couple escapes uninjured, but fire heavily damages longtime home

    Couple escapes uninjured, but fire heavily damages longtime home

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:42:40 GMT
    A fire heavily damaged the longtime home of Marvin and Doris Koch late Tuesday night near Liberty. The couple was at home at the time and escaped without injury. Payson-Fall Creek Fire Chief Gary Frye said the fire started in the stairwell to the second story of the house at 604 E. 1800th St. in Liberty.
    A fire heavily damaged the longtime home of Marvin and Doris Koch late Tuesday night near Liberty. The couple was at home at the time and escaped without injury. Payson-Fall Creek Fire Chief Gary Frye said the fire started in the stairwell to the second story of the house at 604 E. 1800th St. in Liberty.
  • Quincy driver injured in Tuesday morning crash north of Clayton

    Quincy driver injured in Tuesday morning crash north of Clayton

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:04:19 GMT
    CLAYTON, Ill. -- A Quincy driver was injured in a rollover accident at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday north of Clayton. Jessica S. Magliocco, 33, was taken by Adams County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment. The Adams...
    CLAYTON, Ill. -- A Quincy driver was injured in a rollover accident at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday north of Clayton. Jessica S. Magliocco, 33, was taken by Adams County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment. The Adams...
  • Ameren Illinois upgrades part of $3.5B improvement plan

    Ameren Illinois upgrades part of $3.5B improvement plan

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-09-17 16:42:15 GMT
    Ameren Illinois is making millions of dollars in upgrades to its electric and natural gas systems in West-Central Illinois as part of a five-year, $3.5 billion improvement plan. Some of the upgrades already have been...
    Ameren Illinois is making millions of dollars in upgrades to its electric and natural gas systems in West-Central Illinois as part of a five-year, $3.5 billion improvement plan. Some of the upgrades already have been...
  • Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-17 16:38:31 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
  • New digital piano lab opening musical doors for St. Dominic students

    New digital piano lab opening musical doors for St. Dominic students

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-17 14:43:53 GMT
    Students at Quincy's St. Dominic School are getting more exposure to music through a newly created digital piano lab. The lab was developed over the summer by Nan Wood, the school's music teacher and technology coordinator. She bought two digital pianos at an auction, and two other pianos were donated. Wood then received a grant to buy display tables for the pianos, benches, sustain pedals and new sheet music from beginner to advanced levels.
    Students at Quincy's St. Dominic School are getting more exposure to music through a newly created digital piano lab. The lab was developed over the summer by Nan Wood, the school's music teacher and technology coordinator. She bought two digital pianos at an auction, and two other pianos were donated. Wood then received a grant to buy display tables for the pianos, benches, sustain pedals and new sheet music from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Louisiana man receives seven-year prison term for burglary

    Louisiana man receives seven-year prison term for burglary

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:37:47 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A 33-year-old Louisiana, Mo., man was sentenced Monday in Pike County Circuit Court in Pittsfield to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a burglary charge. Isiah L. Hoskins was...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A 33-year-old Louisiana, Mo., man was sentenced Monday in Pike County Circuit Court in Pittsfield to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a burglary charge. Isiah L. Hoskins was...
  • Falls Prevention Seminar designed for older adults and their families

    Falls Prevention Seminar designed for older adults and their families

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:04:27 GMT
    Rella Salmon is a prime example of why the Falls Prevention Seminar set for Sept. 22 is an important event for older adults, their families and caretakers. Salmon is 101 years old, and she'll gladly remind you she...
    Rella Salmon is a prime example of why the Falls Prevention Seminar set for Sept. 22 is an important event for older adults, their families and caretakers. Salmon is 101 years old, and she'll gladly remind you she...
  • Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Rowers will take on river in pair of weekend races

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:23:18 GMT
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
    Organizer Ray Thomas is not concerned about the recent rise of the Mississippi River and how it could affect the Quincy Five Miler and the Bear Creek Grunt on Sept. 20-21. The race is open to all types of watercraft, such as rowboats, kayaks and canoes.
  • Work on $5.5 million medical office building progressing in Carthage

    Work on $5.5 million medical office building progressing in Carthage

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:19:32 GMT
    The check may have been symbolic, but the progress is real on the new $5.5 million medical office building for Memorial Hospital Association in Carthage. Concrete is poured and the framework for walls is in place for the new 25,000-square-foot building, which is designed to offer chemotherapy stations, exam rooms for provider-based services and visiting specialists and facilities for public training programs.
    The check may have been symbolic, but the progress is real on the new $5.5 million medical office building for Memorial Hospital Association in Carthage. Concrete is poured and the framework for walls is in place for the new 25,000-square-foot building, which is designed to offer chemotherapy stations, exam rooms for provider-based services and visiting specialists and facilities for public training programs.
  • Third TEC campaign aims to generate $35,000

    Third TEC campaign aims to generate $35,000

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:25 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:25:49 GMT
    Brady Frericks says the annual Great River Teens Encounter Christ fundraiser has done all it was designed to -- and then some. Frericks, who chairs the annual campaign and is a member of the TEC Board of Directors and...
    Brady Frericks says the annual Great River Teens Encounter Christ fundraiser has done all it was designed to -- and then some. Frericks, who chairs the annual campaign and is a member of the TEC Board of Directors and...
  • Scenes from 1800s enacted at Frontier Settlement Day on Quinsippi Island

    Scenes from 1800s enacted at Frontier Settlement Day on Quinsippi Island

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:23:42 GMT
    Tyler Dougherty had trouble deciding what activity was his favorite part of Frontier Settlement Day on Saturday at Quinsippi Island. "My favorite thing was watching the guy who was making fire. I guess playing games and...
    Tyler Dougherty had trouble deciding what activity was his favorite part of Frontier Settlement Day on Saturday at Quinsippi Island. "My favorite thing was watching the guy who was making fire. I guess playing games and...
  • JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:05:50 GMT
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
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  • Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:24:03 GMT
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
  • Liberty Village brings therapy care closer to home in Pittsfield

    Liberty Village brings therapy care closer to home in Pittsfield

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:09:34 GMT
    Judy Whewell knows all about the value of physical therapy. She went through therapy two years ago after a total knee replacement, and the Bluffs woman is working with a therapist at Liberty Village after foot surgery last month. A therapy gym that opened this spring at the Pittsfield facility brings that care closer to home.
    Judy Whewell knows all about the value of physical therapy. She went through therapy two years ago after a total knee replacement, and the Bluffs woman is working with a therapist at Liberty Village after foot surgery last month. A therapy gym that opened this spring at the Pittsfield facility brings that care closer to home.
  • Anniversary of attacks a time for area first responders to remember

    Anniversary of attacks a time for area first responders to remember

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:53:50 GMT
    Sept. 11 is a day of reflection for first responders. They stop to remember what happened on the date in 2001 when thousands of people, including many first responders, lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. It's also become a day to honor first responders. Locally, the RSVP program delivered “Bundles of Thanks” to various agencies.
    Sept. 11 is a day of reflection for first responders. They stop to remember what happened on the date in 2001 when thousands of people, including many first responders, lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. It's also become a day to honor first responders. Locally, the RSVP program delivered “Bundles of Thanks” to various agencies.
  • Quincy University campaign seeks to raise $1 million for fifth straight year

    Quincy University campaign seeks to raise $1 million for fifth straight year

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:42:29 GMT
    Quincy University launched its annual QU Fund campaign Wednesday by announcing a goal of raising at least $1 million for the fifth straight year. Last year's campaign netted a record $1,037,208 in pledges.
    Quincy University launched its annual QU Fund campaign Wednesday by announcing a goal of raising at least $1 million for the fifth straight year. Last year's campaign netted a record $1,037,208 in pledges.
  • School officials offer information, answer questions about $89 million bond issue

    School officials offer information, answer questions about $89 million bond issue

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:56:57 GMT
    An attentive crowd showed up Wednesday night for the first of four public forums focusing on the Quincy School District's proposed $89 million bond issue, and organizers were pleased to see so much interest. "The turnout was better than we expected, and I thought the questions were well thought out," said George Crickard, chairman of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools.
    An attentive crowd showed up Wednesday night for the first of four public forums focusing on the Quincy School District's proposed $89 million bond issue, and organizers were pleased to see so much interest. "The turnout was better than we expected, and I thought the questions were well thought out," said George Crickard, chairman of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools.
  • Road agreement approved for Illinois Rivers transmission line project

    Road agreement approved for Illinois Rivers transmission line project

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:30:12 GMT
    The Adams County Board approved an agreement Tuesday that guarantees that any roads damaged during the construction of a 375-mile-long transmission line will be repaired. While the agreement with the Ameren Transmission...
    The Adams County Board approved an agreement Tuesday that guarantees that any roads damaged during the construction of a 375-mile-long transmission line will be repaired. While the agreement with the Ameren Transmission...
  • Vintage karts return to TNT Kartways

    Vintage karts return to TNT Kartways

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:36:33 GMT
    What started out as a novelty weekend 13 years ago has evolved into a local rite of late summer. And it's Gus Traeder's favorite time of the year. Traeder and his family-owned TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Mo., will play host to the 13th Vintage Kart Super Olympics and Show, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.
    What started out as a novelty weekend 13 years ago has evolved into a local rite of late summer. And it's Gus Traeder's favorite time of the year. Traeder and his family-owned TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Mo., will play host to the 13th Vintage Kart Super Olympics and Show, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.
  • Quincy man indicted on sex charge

    Quincy man indicted on sex charge

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:17:31 GMT
    A Quincy man has been indicted by an Adams County grand jury on a sex abuse charge. Ralph M. Ricucci, 70, is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a July 10 incident.
    A Quincy man has been indicted by an Adams County grand jury on a sex abuse charge. Ralph M. Ricucci, 70, is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a July 10 incident.
  • Three arrested on meth charges near Atlas

    Three arrested on meth charges near Atlas

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:19:23 GMT
    ATLAS, Ill. -- Three Pike County residents were arrested Sunday morning on methamphetamine charges after officers with the Pike County Sheriff's Department and West Central Illinois Task Force served a search warrant...
    ATLAS, Ill. -- Three Pike County residents were arrested Sunday morning on methamphetamine charges after officers with the Pike County Sheriff's Department and West Central Illinois Task Force served a search warrant...
  • Loraine beekeeper: 'It is a very sticky business, a sweet but sticky business'

    Loraine beekeeper: 'It is a very sticky business, a sweet but sticky business'

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:33:26 GMT
    LORAINE, Ill. Bernie Andrew's best advice to novice beekeepers is don't follow his example. Back in 1972, Andrew and his brother-in-law "thought we'd take up beekeeping as a hobby," Andrew said. "We did...
    LORAINE, Ill. Bernie Andrew's best advice to novice beekeepers is don't follow his example. Back in 1972, Andrew and his brother-in-law "thought we'd take up beekeeping as a hobby," Andrew said. "We did...
  • Liberty truck driver loses tractor

    Liberty truck driver loses tractor

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:22:44 GMT
    A Liberty pickup driver escaped injury but lost the tractor he was pulling on a trailer in an accident at 6:47 p.m. Monday west of the Quincy Regional Airport. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Andrew R....
    A Liberty pickup driver escaped injury but lost the tractor he was pulling on a trailer in an accident at 6:47 p.m. Monday west of the Quincy Regional Airport. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Andrew R....
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  • Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

    Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:03:46 GMT
    TIMEWELL, Ill. -- A Fall Retreat in the Woods will be offered Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The retreat will include worship, a Battle of the Praise Bands, horseback riding, hiking, archery, fishing,...
    TIMEWELL, Ill. -- A Fall Retreat in the Woods will be offered Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The retreat will include worship, a Battle of the Praise Bands, horseback riding, hiking, archery, fishing,...
  • Liberty farmer says he's 'one of the lucky ones'

    Liberty farmer says he's 'one of the lucky ones'

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:42:38 GMT
    LIBERTY, Ill. -- Randy Sims had his morning all planned out. Haul a load of corn. Get new tires on the semi. Pick up a load of lime. Unload the lime. Head home for lunch. "I never got home to lunch," Sims said. ...
    LIBERTY, Ill. -- Randy Sims had his morning all planned out. Haul a load of corn. Get new tires on the semi. Pick up a load of lime. Unload the lime. Head home for lunch. "I never got home to lunch," Sims said. ...
  • Gas prices expected to fall 15 to 30 cents as autumn hits

    Gas prices expected to fall 15 to 30 cents as autumn hits

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:42:03 GMT
    As owner of his own lawn care business, Quincy's Larry Brooks doesn't pay much attention to gas prices. Going to the gas station up to three times a week to buy gas for his equipment is just a way of life. "I...
    As owner of his own lawn care business, Quincy's Larry Brooks doesn't pay much attention to gas prices. Going to the gas station up to three times a week to buy gas for his equipment is just a way of life. "I...
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  • Pirate backs dazzle in big win

    Pirate backs dazzle in big win

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:19 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:19:37 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- With Wyatt King sitting out due to an injury, Hannibal Pirate running backs Jerry McBride and Shamar Griffith had to shoulder the running load. It proved to be a flashback for the duo. "While me and...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- With Wyatt King sitting out due to an injury, Hannibal Pirate running backs Jerry McBride and Shamar Griffith had to shoulder the running load. It proved to be a flashback for the duo. "While me and...
  • College football preview: Quincy University at Lincoln

    College football preview: Quincy University at Lincoln

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:18:02 GMT
    QU AT LINCOLN When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 1-1 (0-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Lincoln -- 0-2 (0-1 GLVC) Coaches: QU -- Tom...
    QU AT LINCOLN When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 1-1 (0-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Lincoln -- 0-2 (0-1 GLVC) Coaches: QU -- Tom...
  • Missouri Football Roundup: Windsor's big night lifts South Shelby

    Missouri Football Roundup: Windsor's big night lifts South Shelby

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:10 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:10:46 GMT
    The South Shelby football team is finding itself playing catch-up to Brookfield in the Clarence Cannon Conference standings. But the Cardinals didn't lose any ground Friday night. Trace Windsor scored on a 13-yard run with 10 minutes, 12 seconds left in the game and Marcel Preis' extra-point kick proved to be the difference in South Shelby's 35-34 CCC victory over Centralia on the road.

    The South Shelby football team is finding itself playing catch-up to Brookfield in the Clarence Cannon Conference standings. But the Cardinals didn't lose any ground Friday night. Trace Windsor scored on a 13-yard run with 10 minutes, 12 seconds left in the game and Marcel Preis' extra-point kick proved to be the difference in South Shelby's 35-34 CCC victory over Centralia on the road.

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  • Palmyra Legion to host hog roast Sept. 20 for man injured in ATV accident

    Palmyra Legion to host hog roast Sept. 20 for man injured in ATV accident

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:03:47 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- A benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 in the American Legion Hall for Donnie Martin. The hog roast starts at 6 p.m. The live auction starts about 8 p.m. Martin was seriously injured earlier this...
    A hog roast benefit will be held Saturday in the American Legion Hall for Donnie Martin. The hog roast starts at 6 p.m. The live auction starts about 8 p.m. Martin was injured this year in a four-wheeler accident. He...
  • Unity's class of 1974 to hold reunion Sept. 27

    Unity's class of 1974 to hold reunion Sept. 27

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:53:35 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- Unity High School's class of 1974 will hold its 40-year class reunion Sept. 27 at Mendon's Diner and Tap. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. ...
    MENDON, Ill. -- Unity High School's class of 1974 will hold its 40-year class reunion Sept. 27 at Mendon's Diner and Tap. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. ...
  • Hannibal Clinic to host drug take-back Sept. 23

    Hannibal Clinic to host drug take-back Sept. 23

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:43:50 GMT
    HANNIBAL – Hannibal Clinic is teaming up with the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug take-back from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the clinic, 100 Medical...
    HANNIBAL – Hannibal Clinic is teaming up with the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug take-back from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the clinic, 100 Medical...
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