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  • LOOKIN' GOOD: New windows, siding getting rave reviews from neighbors

    LOOKIN' GOOD: New windows, siding getting rave reviews from neighbors

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:02 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:02:16 GMT
    Sandy Gilbert has wanted to update the exterior of her home on Quincy's east side since her family moved in 14 years ago. She recently got her wish with new windows, new vinyl siding and a newly landscaped front lawn. The improvements are being noticed by neighbors. "I'm sure they're thinking to themselves, ‘Well, thank God they're finally doing something," Gilbert said with a laugh.
    Sandy Gilbert has wanted to update the exterior of her home on Quincy's east side since her family moved in 14 years ago. She recently got her wish with new windows, new vinyl siding and a newly landscaped front lawn. The improvements are being noticed by neighbors. "I'm sure they're thinking to themselves, ‘Well, thank God they're finally doing something," Gilbert said with a laugh.
  • LOOKIN' GOOD: New features transform bare backyard

    LOOKIN' GOOD: New features transform bare backyard

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:23 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:23:20 GMT
    Josh Hucklenbrick loves to spend time in his backyard -- especially now that he and his wife, Danielle, made some major enhancements. When Hucklenbrick first moved into his grandfather's former home four years ago, the yard was mainly a sea of grass. But now the yard features a new deck made from recycled wood, an attractive privacy fence, a meandering brick walkway, a new patio fashioned out of brick pavers and a brick fire pit.
    Josh Hucklenbrick loves to spend time in his backyard -- especially now that he and his wife, Danielle, made some major enhancements. When Hucklenbrick first moved into his grandfather's former home four years ago, the yard was mainly a sea of grass. But now the yard features a new deck made from recycled wood, an attractive privacy fence, a meandering brick walkway, a new patio fashioned out of brick pavers and a brick fire pit.

  • LOOKIN' GOOD: First-time homeowner spruces up home on Oak

    LOOKIN' GOOD: First-time homeowner spruces up home on Oak

    Sunday, June 21 2015 12:39 AM EDT2015-06-21 04:39:36 GMT
    Emily Bastert knew the tall bushes blocking the view from her Oak Street home had to go, so the first-time homeowner employed the help of a friend to remove the shrubbery. "He actually used a truck and ripped them out," Bastert said.
    Emily Bastert knew the tall bushes blocking the view from her Oak Street home had to go, so the first-time homeowner employed the help of a friend to remove the shrubbery. "He actually used a truck and ripped them out," Bastert said.

  • LOOKIN' GOOD: Flachs family loves outdoor-related activities, projects

    LOOKIN' GOOD: Flachs family loves outdoor-related activities, projects

    Sue Flachs pulls no punches when it comes to her family's lifestyle. "We're not TV people," she said. "We're outdoors every night that we can be. We live more outside than inside from April through November." That mindset is what made Sue so appreciative of the work her husband, Jack, 60, and their son, Jack Jr., 37, did to rebuild their sizable deck as part of an overall backyard project.
    Sue Flachs pulls no punches when it comes to her family's lifestyle. "We're not TV people," she said. "We're outdoors every night that we can be. We live more outside than inside from April through November." That mindset is what made Sue so appreciative of the work her husband, Jack, 60, and their son, Jack Jr., 37, did to rebuild their sizable deck as part of an overall backyard project.

  • LOOKIN' GOOD: Construction projects that took five years beautify home on Spring Street

    LOOKIN' GOOD: Construction projects that took five years beautify home on Spring Street

    Sunday, June 7 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-06-07 05:16:36 GMT
    Steve Moore said the home improvement projects he and his wife, Jennifer, have finished took a little longer than they expected. "It's been about a five-year project," Moore said.
    Steve Moore said the home improvement projects he and his wife, Jennifer, have finished took a little longer than they expected. "It's been about a five-year project," Moore said.
  • LOOKIN' GOOD: Improvements that 'needed to be done' lead to weekly win

    LOOKIN' GOOD: Improvements that 'needed to be done' lead to weekly win

    Sunday, May 31 2015 1:23 AM EDT2015-05-31 05:23:52 GMT
    Cynthia Daniel says it was time to make changes at her Quincy home. The end result impressed more than just Daniel. It was enough to make Daniel and her project the Week 1 winner in this year's Lookin' Good Contest. The Herald-Whig and First Bankers Trust sponsor the 27th annual property pride contest.
    Cynthia Daniel says it was time to make changes at her Quincy home. The end result impressed more than just Daniel. It was enough to make Daniel and her project the Week 1 winner in this year's Lookin' Good Contest. The Herald-Whig and First Bankers Trust sponsor the 27th annual property pride contest.

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  • Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:16:12 GMT
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
  • City to continue to review purchasing code

    City to continue to review purchasing code

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:01 PM EDT2015-07-07 03:01:23 GMT
    Member of the Quincy Finance Committee agreed on Monday to continue discussions with department heads and the administration on how purchases are made. Full City Council approval is required for purchases $3,000 or more, but the committee has asked for changes on aggregate purchases with a vendor where multiple purchases are made for supplies or services. 
    Member of the Quincy Finance Committee agreed on Monday to continue discussions with department heads and the administration on how purchases are made. Full City Council approval is required for purchases $3,000 or more, but the committee has asked for changes on aggregate purchases with a vendor where multiple purchases are made for supplies or services. 
  • 'They don't know what to do': Community south of Taylor dealing with aftereffects of flash flood

    'They don't know what to do': Community south of Taylor dealing with aftereffects of flash flood

    Monday, July 6 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-07-06 23:49:49 GMT
    It's been more than a week since a flash flood engulfed the 48-unit Fabius Village Mobile Home Park and several nearby homes and businesses just south of Taylor, Mo. While recovery efforts have been under way, things may never be the same. “Probably 70 percent of these homes are destroyed,” said John Hark, Marion County’s emergency management director. “A number of trailers are just going to have to be mashed up and hauled off.”
    It's been more than a week since a flash flood engulfed the 48-unit Fabius Village Mobile Home Park and several nearby homes and businesses just south of Taylor, Mo. While recovery efforts have been under way, things may never be the same. “Probably 70 percent of these homes are destroyed,” said John Hark, Marion County’s emergency management director. “A number of trailers are just going to have to be mashed up and hauled off.”
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