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  • Local union celebrates Labor Day with rest and remembrance

    Local union celebrates Labor Day with rest and remembrance

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:19:16 GMT
    Labor Day often means end-of-summer cookouts and road trips, but for one Quincy union, the holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the work of those who came before them. The Machinists Lodge 822 hosted its annual Labor...
    Labor Day often means end-of-summer cookouts and road trips, but for one Quincy union, the holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the work of those who came before them. The Machinists Lodge 822 hosted its annual Labor...
  • Two injured in three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point

    Two injured in three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:16:19 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point Friday evening injured two and resulted in citations for a Quincy man. A release from the Adams County Sheriff's Office said a 1981 Chevrolet pickup...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point Friday evening injured two and resulted in citations for a Quincy man. A release from the Adams County Sheriff's Office said a 1981 Chevrolet pickup...
  • Durbin discusses jobs, minimum wage, Ferguson and lock system during visit to Quincy church

    Durbin discusses jobs, minimum wage, Ferguson and lock system during visit to Quincy church

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:48:26 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and a local religious leader on Sunday encouraged people to make their voices heard at the voting booths in the wake of unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Durbin, a Springfield Democrat, spoke at a service at the Cathedral of Worship in Quincy Sunday morning after a fundraising event at Quincy University Saturday night.
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and a local religious leader on Sunday encouraged people to make their voices heard at the voting booths in the wake of unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Durbin, a Springfield Democrat, spoke at a service at the Cathedral of Worship in Quincy Sunday morning after a fundraising event at Quincy University Saturday night.
  • Special Summer: Edina man with Down syndrome meets president, speaks at U.N. conference

    Special Summer: Edina man with Down syndrome meets president, speaks at U.N. conference

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:00:07 GMT
    EDINA, Mo. -- Jared Niemeyer has hobnobbed with pop stars, shaken hands with the president, and spoken in front of world leaders. And that was just this summer. The 22-year-old from rural Edina man spent parts of June...
    EDINA, Mo. -- Jared Niemeyer has hobnobbed with pop stars, shaken hands with the president, and spoken in front of world leaders. And that was just this summer. The 22-year-old from rural Edina man spent parts of June...
  • Sudden death syndrome lurking in area soybean fields

    Sudden death syndrome lurking in area soybean fields

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:55:47 GMT
    PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- A color change first hinted at a problem lurking in area soybean fields. What had been lush green plants turned yellow, then brown as sudden death moved into the crop. "You can kind of look over...
    PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- A color change first hinted at a problem lurking in area soybean fields. What had been lush green plants turned yellow, then brown as sudden death moved into the crop. "You can kind of look over...
  • Exchange Club plans to offer flags for rent during patriotic holidays

    Exchange Club plans to offer flags for rent during patriotic holidays

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:52:27 GMT
    The Quincy Exchange Club hopes American flags will soon cover Quincy during national holidays. The service organization is launching its Flags of Honor program that will rent flags to be placed in front of homes and...
    The Quincy Exchange Club hopes American flags will soon cover Quincy during national holidays. The service organization is launching its Flags of Honor program that will rent flags to be placed in front of homes and...
  • Sheriff: Safety concerns led to Lovelace being housed in neighboring county jail

    Sheriff: Safety concerns led to Lovelace being housed in neighboring county jail

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:17:05 GMT
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
  • Mighty Mudder to raise money for mental health services, foster care

    Mighty Mudder to raise money for mental health services, foster care

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:22:51 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal mental health services agency and two community groups hope participants will get muddy and messy during the agency's newest fundraiser. The Mighty Mudder Dash-n-Bash, scheduled for Sept....
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal mental health services agency and two community groups hope participants will get muddy and messy during the agency's newest fundraiser. The Mighty Mudder Dash-n-Bash, scheduled for Sept....
  • Hannibal sees benefits from officers wearing cameras

    Hannibal sees benefits from officers wearing cameras

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:44:49 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis knows the benefits of having officers wear cameras. The Hannibal Police Department started a pilot program with wearable cameras in November 2012, and every patrol...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis knows the benefits of having officers wear cameras. The Hannibal Police Department started a pilot program with wearable cameras in November 2012, and every patrol...
  • Seymour Elementary receives award for second year in healthy school challenge

    Seymour Elementary receives award for second year in healthy school challenge

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:42:50 GMT
    PAYSON, Ill. Seymour Elementary School in Payson is one of 10 Illinois schools winning top honors in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge. This year, 231 schools in the state earned...
    PAYSON, Ill. Seymour Elementary School in Payson is one of 10 Illinois schools winning top honors in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge. This year, 231 schools in the state earned...
  • Two couples lose possessions in fire Friday at Eighth Street duplex

    Two couples lose possessions in fire Friday at Eighth Street duplex

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:39 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:39:24 GMT
    A three-alarm fire of undetermined origin heavily damaged two apartments in a duplex at 617-619 N. Eighth late Friday afternoon. No people were injured, but at least two cats perished. The fire was discovered around...
    A three-alarm fire of undetermined origin heavily damaged two apartments in a duplex at 617-619 N. Eighth late Friday afternoon. No people were injured, but at least two cats perished. The fire was discovered around...
  • Park Board to meet with executive director finalists

    Park Board to meet with executive director finalists

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:24:59 GMT
    The Quincy Park Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to interview three finalists for the executive director's job. The group is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. and will go directly into closed...
    The Quincy Park Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to interview three finalists for the executive director's job. The group is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. and will go directly into closed...
  • Power restored after brief outage at Quincy Mall

    Power restored after brief outage at Quincy Mall

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:11:18 GMT
    A power line failure knocked out electric service to the Quincy Mall at midday on Friday. Property Manager Kimm Minnick said the power was out for more than an hour.
    A power line failure knocked out electric service to the Quincy Mall at midday on Friday. Property Manager Kimm Minnick said the power was out for more than an hour. "The stores were shut down, but it's back on...
  • VIDEO: House fire on Quincy's north side

    VIDEO: House fire on Quincy's north side

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:27:23 GMT
    Photographer Phil Carlson shot this raw footage of a house fire on North Eighth in Quincy.
    Photographer Phil Carlson shot this raw footage of a house fire on North Eighth in Quincy.
  • Bids to be sought for infrastructure work at Hannibal pool

    Bids to be sought for infrastructure work at Hannibal pool

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:11:00 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Leaking pipes and aging pumps and filters at the Hannibal Aquatic Center will prompt the city's Parks and Recreation Department to seek bids for replacing them this fall. Andy Dorian, parks and...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Leaking pipes and aging pumps and filters at the Hannibal Aquatic Center will prompt the city's Parks and Recreation Department to seek bids for replacing them this fall. Andy Dorian, parks and...
  • Enrollment down slightly at QU, JWCC; C-SC, Blessing-Rieman enjoy increase

    Enrollment down slightly at QU, JWCC; C-SC, Blessing-Rieman enjoy increase

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:02:36 GMT
    Quincy University and John Wood Community College have seen slight declines in enrollment, while Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing are enjoying larger numbers on campus this...
    Quincy University and John Wood Community College have seen slight declines in enrollment, while Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing are enjoying larger numbers on campus this...
  • UPDATE: Quincy Police say missing man's body found in wooded area

    UPDATE: Quincy Police say missing man's body found in wooded area

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:56:06 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department announced in a news release Thursday night that the body of David W. Leonard was found about 6:10 p.m. Police say members of a search-and-rescue team that had been looking for Leonard since...
    A 10-hour search for a missing Quincy man ended early Thursday evening when searchers found his body in a heavily wooded area between two Quincy parks near the Mississippi River. Quincy police reported the body of David...
  • Detective's interest in Lovelace case led to grand jury indictment

    Detective's interest in Lovelace case led to grand jury indictment

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:51:34 GMT
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
  • Chamber of Commerce moving into new home in Hannibal

    Chamber of Commerce moving into new home in Hannibal

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:50:39 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce is moving up the block. After three years at 201 Broadway, the chamber now will take up residence at 307 Broadway starting Sept. 2. Executive Director McKenzie...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce is moving up the block. After three years at 201 Broadway, the chamber now will take up residence at 307 Broadway starting Sept. 2. Executive Director McKenzie...
  • Historical Society plans to move museum to the former Gardner Museum in Quincy

    Historical Society plans to move museum to the former Gardner Museum in Quincy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:43:50 GMT
    The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County will relocate its History Museum to the former Gardner Museum in downtown Quincy.
    The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County will relocate its History Museum to the former Gardner Museum in downtown Quincy.
  • BASF maintenance workers vote to strike

    BASF maintenance workers vote to strike

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:29:47 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Maintenance workers at the BASF plant near Palmyra have voted to strike after rejecting a contract offer. Ross Miller, business representative for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Maintenance workers at the BASF plant near Palmyra have voted to strike after rejecting a contract offer. Ross Miller, business representative for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace...
  • Grand jury indictment says Quincy lawyer suffocated wife

    Grand jury indictment says Quincy lawyer suffocated wife

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:03:09 GMT
    Tears began to well in Curtis Lovelace's eyes as he left the courtroom Thursday afternoon. According to the Bill of Indictment, Lovelace “suffocated Cory Lovelace, thereby causing the death of Cory Lovelace.”
    Tears began to well in Curtis Lovelace's eyes as he left the courtroom Thursday afternoon. According to the Bill of Indictment, Lovelace “suffocated Cory Lovelace, thereby causing the death of Cory Lovelace.”
  • New taxi service starts in Quincy with goal of cutting down on drunken drivers

    New taxi service starts in Quincy with goal of cutting down on drunken drivers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:19:58 GMT
    David French hopes he can cut down on drunken driving with his new tax business in Quincy. French, 43, operates Mr. Taxi, which opened about a month ago after he received a taxicab license for the business from the city...
    David French hopes he can cut down on drunken driving with his new tax business in Quincy. French, 43, operates Mr. Taxi, which opened about a month ago after he received a taxicab license for the business from the city...
  • Upper Mississippi gets Marine Highway designation

    Upper Mississippi gets Marine Highway designation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:43:41 GMT
    A Marine Highway Corridor designation approved this week for the upper Mississippi River could boost efforts to upgrade locks, build ports and ship freight along the waterway. "This important designation is the outcome...
    A Marine Highway Corridor designation approved this week for the upper Mississippi River could boost efforts to upgrade locks, build ports and ship freight along the waterway. "This important designation is the outcome...
  • Quincy attorney and former School Board member indicted for first-degree murder in wife's 2006 death

    Quincy attorney and former School Board member indicted for first-degree murder in wife's 2006 death

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:41:40 GMT
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.

  • FCA leadership clinic set for Sept. 27 at Hannibal-LaGrange University

    FCA leadership clinic set for Sept. 27 at Hannibal-LaGrange University

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:34:46 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Mark Twain Area Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting its second annual leadership clinic Sept. 27 at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Sixteen high school and college FCA...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Mark Twain Area Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting its second annual leadership clinic Sept. 27 at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Sixteen high school and college FCA...
  • Police searching for missing Quincy man at Gardner Park

    Police searching for missing Quincy man at Gardner Park

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:44:35 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department is actively searching in Gardner Park for a 53-year-old Quincy man last seen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Adam Yates confirmed that the missing man is David W. Leonard, 53, of 1329 N. Sixth.
    The Quincy Police Department is actively searching in Gardner Park for a 53-year-old Quincy man last seen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Adam Yates confirmed that the missing man is David W. Leonard, 53, of 1329 N. Sixth.
  • Man accused of stabbing jailer during escape attempt to go on trial for attempted first-degree murder charge

    Man accused of stabbing jailer during escape attempt to go on trial for attempted first-degree murder charge

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:31:29 GMT
    A Quincy man alleged to have stabbed an Adams County Jail corrections officer during a failed jailbreak attempt last month will go to trial on an attempted first-degree murder charge. At the end of a half-hour hearing, Judge Scott Walden found there was enough evidence to hold Cobretti M. "Coby" Matlick, 19, over for trial on six charges in connection with a July 27 incident at the jail.
    A Quincy man alleged to have stabbed an Adams County Jail corrections officer during a failed jailbreak attempt last month will go to trial on an attempted first-degree murder charge. At the end of a half-hour hearing, Judge Scott Walden found there was enough evidence to hold Cobretti M. "Coby" Matlick, 19, over for trial on six charges in connection with a July 27 incident at the jail.
  • Quincy University takes wraps off Student Success Center

    Quincy University takes wraps off Student Success Center

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:38:27 GMT
    Quincy University on Wednesday unveiled its new Student Success Center in the lower level of Brenner Library. The center, which opened last week, was formed by consolidating and expanding the university's Learning Resource Center, Career Services Center and its services for students with disabilities.
    Quincy University on Wednesday unveiled its new Student Success Center in the lower level of Brenner Library. The center, which opened last week, was formed by consolidating and expanding the university's Learning Resource Center, Career Services Center and its services for students with disabilities.
  • Quincy native drowns after boat capsizes

    Quincy native drowns after boat capsizes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:03:29 GMT
    BRANSON, Mo. -- A Quincy, Ill., native died Tuesday after a boat hit a submerged tree and capsized at Lake Taneycomo in southwest Missouri.
    BRANSON, Mo. -- A Quincy, Ill., native died Tuesday after a boat hit a submerged tree and capsized at Lake Taneycomo in southwest Missouri.
  • Workforce readiness team identifies skills needed by job seekers

    Workforce readiness team identifies skills needed by job seekers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:18:40 GMT
    Job seekers in Adams County now have a formula for success with a new list of skills and qualities that local employers want in their workers. A panel from the Adams County Workforce Initiative held a news conference Wednesday morning to unveil the skills list that educators have been asked to discuss with students.
    Job seekers in Adams County now have a formula for success with a new list of skills and qualities that local employers want in their workers. A panel from the Adams County Workforce Initiative held a news conference Wednesday morning to unveil the skills list that educators have been asked to discuss with students.
  • No one hurt in West Quincy freight car derailment; Amtrak passenger train delayed

    No one hurt in West Quincy freight car derailment; Amtrak passenger train delayed

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:54:54 GMT
    Five freight train cars derailed about 5 a.m. Wednesday in West Quincy, Mo., causing delays to rail traffic, including an Amtrak passenger train. No one was hurt.
    Five freight train cars derailed about 5 a.m. Wednesday in West Quincy, Mo., causing delays to rail traffic, including an Amtrak passenger train. No one was hurt.
  • Hannibal school year starts with several heat-related early dismissals

    Hannibal school year starts with several heat-related early dismissals

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:49:51 GMT
    Hannibal High School and Middle School students have started the new school year with four heat-related early dismissals. The temperature peaked in the mid-90s Monday, and humidity pushed the heat index over 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday's forecast showed more of the same.
    Hannibal High School and Middle School students have started the new school year with four heat-related early dismissals. The temperature peaked in the mid-90s Monday, and humidity pushed the heat index over 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday's forecast showed more of the same.
  • Pike County Board supports consortium's plans for medical cannabis cultivation center

    Pike County Board supports consortium's plans for medical cannabis cultivation center

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:46:26 GMT
    The Pike County Board approved a letter of support Monday night for a proposed medical cannabis cultivation center. Nicholas Rinella of the Quincy-based Rinella Company sought the board's support for the center planned for the corner of Interstate 72 and Ill. 107. Rinella works for the Quincy-based Rinella Company but is part of Compinella, a consortium working toward the cultivation center, which operates separate from the Quincy-based company.
    The Pike County Board approved a letter of support Monday night for a proposed medical cannabis cultivation center. Nicholas Rinella of the Quincy-based Rinella Company sought the board's support for the center planned for the corner of Interstate 72 and Ill. 107. Rinella works for the Quincy-based Rinella Company but is part of Compinella, a consortium working toward the cultivation center, which operates separate from the Quincy-based company.
  • Nauvoo celebrates preparations for harvest with annual Grape Festival

    Nauvoo celebrates preparations for harvest with annual Grape Festival

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:40:05 GMT
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- Nauvoo will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a festival offering a taste of the city's history, activities for the entire family and lots of cars. The 77th annual Nauvoo Grape Festival takes place...
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- Nauvoo will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a festival offering a taste of the city's history, activities for the entire family and lots of cars. The 77th annual Nauvoo Grape Festival takes place...
  • Pike board adopts resolution opposing 'waters of the United States' rule

    Pike board adopts resolution opposing 'waters of the United States' rule

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:38:19 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Farm Bureau's ongoing effort to ditch proposed federal rules redefining "waters of the United States" is gaining a wider base of support. The Pike County Board this week adopted a...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Farm Bureau's ongoing effort to ditch proposed federal rules redefining "waters of the United States" is gaining a wider base of support. The Pike County Board this week adopted a...
  • Despite concerns, committee recommends city buy two more garbage trucks, two recycling trucks

    Despite concerns, committee recommends city buy two more garbage trucks, two recycling trucks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:13:30 GMT
    A committee reviewing Quincy's garbage and recycling program on Tuesday recommended that the city buy two more garbage trucks and two new recycling trucks, though some committee members continue to have concerns over...
    A committee reviewing Quincy's garbage and recycling program on Tuesday recommended that the city buy two more garbage trucks and two new recycling trucks, though some committee members continue to have concerns over...
  • Study suggests later school start time good for teens, but implementation unlikely

    Study suggests later school start time good for teens, but implementation unlikely

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:46:34 GMT
    A study coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates a more ideal time for teens to start school would be no earlier than 8:30 a.m. That would help curb teens' lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades and other problems, the organization said this week. In principle, the idea seems to make a lot of sense. Realistically, not as much.
    A study coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates a more ideal time for teens to start school would be no earlier than 8:30 a.m. That would help curb teens' lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades and other problems, the organization said this week. In principle, the idea seems to make a lot of sense. Realistically, not as much.
  • Months-long investigation nets 26 drug arrests in Hannibal

    Months-long investigation nets 26 drug arrests in Hannibal

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:50:28 GMT
    Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis stood in front of a screen Tuesday morning that showed photos of 26 people who had been arrested this month on drug-related charges. During a news conference at the Hannibal Police Department, Davis announced the results of a months-long investigation by Hannibal police, dubbed Operation Hydra, but he said the 26 people arrested didn't signify a big drug ring that had infiltrated the city.
    Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis stood in front of a screen Tuesday morning that showed photos of 26 people who had been arrested this month on drug-related charges. During a news conference at the Hannibal Police Department, Davis announced the results of a months-long investigation by Hannibal police, dubbed Operation Hydra, but he said the 26 people arrested didn't signify a big drug ring that had infiltrated the city.
  • Pikeland board ratifies bus driver contract

    Pikeland board ratifies bus driver contract

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:49:50 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board has ratified and signed a new contract with bus drivers. Superintendent Paula Hawley said the one-year agreement calls for a 1.5 percent salary increase for drivers, the same...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board has ratified and signed a new contract with bus drivers. Superintendent Paula Hawley said the one-year agreement calls for a 1.5 percent salary increase for drivers, the same...
  • City approves $1 million in asphalt, traffic signal work

    City approves $1 million in asphalt, traffic signal work

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:22:00 GMT
    More than $1 million in street and traffic light work will start in Quincy soon. The Quincy City Council approved contracts for the two projects Monday night. Diamond Construction Co. will complete 12 repavement projects...
    More than $1 million in street and traffic light work will begin soon in Quincy. Diamond Construction will complete 12 repavement projects at a cost of $898,617, paid for by motor fuel tax revenue. Supreme Electric will...
  • Quincy City Council to start meetings with prayer

    Quincy City Council to start meetings with prayer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:19:10 GMT
    Monday night's Quincy City Council meeting began with a short prayer from Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, and it will remain a fixture for meetings involving other religious leaders in the...
    Monday night's Quincy City Council meeting began with a short prayer from Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, and it will remain a fixture for meetings involving other religious leaders in the...
  • Authority meets to work out details on sale of Gems

    Authority meets to work out details on sale of Gems

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:15:29 GMT
    While the Quincy Civic Center Authority approved executing a sale agreement for the Quincy Gems last week, details are being ironed out before a contract is finalized. The authority met mostly in closed session Monday to...
    While the Quincy Civic Center Authority approved executing a sale agreement for the Quincy Gems last week, details are being ironed out before a contract is finalized. The authority met mostly in closed session Monday to...
  • New fiber-optic line offers options for Internet providers, local institutions

    New fiber-optic line offers options for Internet providers, local institutions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:02:49 GMT
    Fiber-optic Internet connections hooked into John Wood Community College are part of the Illinois Century Network project that was completed this month. A news release from Gov. Pat Quinn's office indicates that the $100 million project took four years to install, with more than 1,000 miles of broadband cable reaching into 55 Illinois counties. Funding came from both federal and state governments.
    Fiber-optic Internet connections hooked into John Wood Community College are part of the Illinois Century Network project that was completed this month. A news release from Gov. Pat Quinn's office indicates that the $100 million project took four years to install, with more than 1,000 miles of broadband cable reaching into 55 Illinois counties. Funding came from both federal and state governments.
  • Campaigner promises to end gridlock in Congress

    Campaigner promises to end gridlock in Congress

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:52:52 GMT
    The man who is challenging U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's re-election is hoping for a surprise win like the one that toppled U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary election earlier this summer. Darrel Miller, a Democrat from...
    The man who is challenging U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's re-election is hoping for a surprise win like the one that toppled U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary election earlier this summer. Darrel Miller, a Democrat from...
  • Early Sunday fire destroys home on Bonansinga Drive

    Early Sunday fire destroys home on Bonansinga Drive

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:24:22 GMT
    A fire early Sunday destroyed the home of Richard and Lori Pipkin at 2805 Bonansinga Drive. No person was hurt, but a cat was killed. An Adams County Sheriff's deputy on patrol spotted the blaze at 3:50 a.m., and the...
    A fire early Sunday destroyed the home of Richard and Lori Pipkin at 2805 Bonansinga Drive. No person was hurt, but a cat was killed. An Adams County Sheriff's deputy on patrol spotted the blaze at 3:50 a.m., and the...
  • Quincy Symphony group challenges area runners to beat Beethoven

    Quincy Symphony group challenges area runners to beat Beethoven

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:24:22 GMT
    Area runners can try to beat Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as part of the second Beat Beethoven 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 20.
    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • Concealed carry application process now smoother for students

    Concealed carry application process now smoother for students

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:26:42 GMT
    Despite a rocky launch, Quincy-area firearm instructors say students are submitting applications for concealed carry permits with relative ease. Mike Schuttler, a partner with WISE Firearm Training, said students have...
    Despite a rocky launch, Quincy-area firearm instructors say students are submitting applications for concealed carry permits with relative ease. Mike Schuttler, a partner with WISE Firearm Training, said students have...
  • Internet capability for libraries may be affected as part of Missouri budget fight

    Internet capability for libraries may be affected as part of Missouri budget fight

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:24:16 GMT
    At least three Northeast Missouri libraries are hoping a state budget battle won't hinder their ability to offer Internet services to patrons. In June, Gov. Jay Nixon withheld $1.1 billion from the state's 2015 budget, citing a multimillion-dollar drop in sales tax revenue if Missouri lawmakers override his vetoes of tax break bills in September.
    At least three Northeast Missouri libraries are hoping a state budget battle won't hinder their ability to offer Internet services to patrons. In June, Gov. Jay Nixon withheld $1.1 billion from the state's 2015 budget, citing a multimillion-dollar drop in sales tax revenue if Missouri lawmakers override his vetoes of tax break bills in September.
  • Region's Largest Career Fair to link employers, job seekers

    Region's Largest Career Fair to link employers, job seekers

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-08-25 11:29:28 GMT
    The Quincy Herald-Whig, WGEM and John Wood Community College are sponsoring The Region's Largest Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at JWCC's Paul Heath Community Center, 1301 S. 48th, in Quincy.
    The Quincy Herald-Whig, WGEM and John Wood Community College are sponsoring The Region's Largest Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at JWCC's Paul Heath Community Center, 1301 S. 48th, in Quincy.
  • Quincy native named to diplomatic post for worldwide philanthropic organization

    Quincy native named to diplomatic post for worldwide philanthropic organization

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:32:31 GMT
    A Quincy native has been appointed the minister of foreign affairs for an organization that dates back nearly 1,000 years. Dr. David Christner of Sarasota, Fla., was named to the post of the Sovereign Order of Saint John...
    A Quincy native has been appointed the minister of foreign affairs for an organization that dates back nearly 1,000 years. Dr. David Christner of Sarasota, Fla., was named to the post of the Sovereign Order of Saint John...
  • 'Steampunk' festival combines Hannibal's industrial past with modern technology

    'Steampunk' festival combines Hannibal's industrial past with modern technology

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:26:35 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A creative movement that combines Victorian fashion, history, science fiction and modern technology will come to downtown Hannibal Labor Day weekend. The first Big River Steampunk Festival, set for Aug....
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A creative movement that combines Victorian fashion, history, science fiction and modern technology will come to downtown Hannibal Labor Day weekend. The first Big River Steampunk Festival, set for Aug....
  • Petitions for 2015 city elections can be circulated starting Tuesday

    Petitions for 2015 city elections can be circulated starting Tuesday

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:44:12 GMT
    While the Nov. 4 general election is more than two months away, candidates are going to start gearing up for municipal elections next spring. Established party candidates can start circulating petitions for the Feb. 24...
    While the Nov. 4 general election is more than two months away, candidates are going to start gearing up for municipal elections next spring. Established party candidates can start circulating petitions for the Feb. 24...
  • On The Street: Video bomb, wild ride and motherly love

    On The Street: Video bomb, wild ride and motherly love

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:40:37 GMT
    VIDEO BOMB: Hundreds of local people are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness of ALS and encourage donations to research. Many of those videos can be seen at whig.com/icebucket or by going online to read...
    VIDEO BOMB: Hundreds of local people are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness of ALS and encourage donations to research. Many of those videos can be seen at whig.com/icebucket or by going online to read...
  • Mendon School Board to seek public's input on possible budget cuts

    Mendon School Board to seek public's input on possible budget cuts

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:23:50 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board will hold a community night at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Unity High School gym to hear the public's suggestions on what cuts the district should make to achieve a balanced budget by...
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board will hold a community night at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Unity High School gym to hear the public's suggestions on what cuts the district should make to achieve a balanced budget by...
  • 'It's just spectacular': Stained glass window renovations completed at Blessed Sacrament Church

    'It's just spectacular': Stained glass window renovations completed at Blessed Sacrament Church

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:14:48 GMT
    Workers have finished renovating all 34 of the stained glass windows at Quincy's Blessed Sacrament Church. Parishioners have been impressed by the brighter, more colorful surroundings. "It's quite a change,"...
    Workers have finished renovating all 34 of the stained glass windows at Quincy's Blessed Sacrament Church. Parishioners have been impressed by the brighter, more colorful surroundings. "It's quite a change,"...
  • Pike County, cities look to land medical marijuana cultivation center

    Pike County, cities look to land medical marijuana cultivation center

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:04:11 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Pike County is hoping to land one of the 22 cultivation centers allowable statewide under a four-year medical marijuana pilot program. The County Board meets Monday night, with approval of a letter of...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Pike County is hoping to land one of the 22 cultivation centers allowable statewide under a four-year medical marijuana pilot program. The County Board meets Monday night, with approval of a letter of...
  • Committee: Public needs to know condition of Adams County Jail

    Committee: Public needs to know condition of Adams County Jail

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:13:40 GMT
    Members of the Adams County Jail Exploratory Committee agreed Friday that if the county needs a new jail, it needs to make sure the public knows why. The committee was formed earlier this month to explore whether the...
    Members of the Adams County Jail Exploratory Committee agreed Friday that if the county needs a new jail, it needs to make sure the public knows why. The committee was formed earlier this month to explore whether the...
  • Quincy Notre Dame reports 2 percent decline in enrollment

    Quincy Notre Dame reports 2 percent decline in enrollment

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:04:00 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame High School has announced a small drop in enrollment for the 2014-15 school year, which started this week. Total enrollment at the start of this year stands at 412 students, down 2 percent from the 420 students on hand at the start of last year.
    Quincy Notre Dame High School has announced a small drop in enrollment for the 2014-15 school year, which started this week. Total enrollment at the start of this year stands at 412 students, down 2 percent from the 420 students on hand at the start of last year.
  • Local students show mixed results on ACT college entrance exam

    Local students show mixed results on ACT college entrance exam

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:59:20 GMT
    While Illinois high school graduates performed slightly better on the ACT college entrance exam than last year's graduates, Quincy High School students scored the same while Quincy Notre Dame High School students scored lower. Statewide, Illinois students recorded a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT, an improvement over the 20.6 score from 2013.
    While Illinois high school graduates performed slightly better on the ACT college entrance exam than last year's graduates, Quincy High School students scored the same while Quincy Notre Dame High School students scored lower. Statewide, Illinois students recorded a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT, an improvement over the 20.6 score from 2013.
  • Despite July uptick, year-to-year jobless rates fall in most counties in region

    Despite July uptick, year-to-year jobless rates fall in most counties in region

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:16:29 GMT
    Unemployment rates rose from June to July in most counties in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, but they generally showed improvement when compared to the same month last year. The rate in Quincy rose from...
    Unemployment rates rose from June to July in most counties in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, but they generally showed improvement when compared to the same month last year. The rate in Quincy rose from...
  • JWCC sets community forums to target programs, services in southeast part of district

    JWCC sets community forums to target programs, services in southeast part of district

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:07:22 GMT
    John Wood Community College will hold community forums next week to gather input and ideas from residents in Pike, Calhoun, Scott and Morgan counties aimed at improving programs and services in the southeastern portion of...
    John Wood Community College will hold community forums next week to gather input and ideas from residents in Pike, Calhoun, Scott and Morgan counties aimed at improving programs and services in the southeastern portion of...
  • Quincy Family YMCA plans to install steam room this year

    Quincy Family YMCA plans to install steam room this year

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:05:54 GMT
    The Quincy Family YMCA soon will be offering a steam room. The $46,000 steam room project will be paid for through a donation from the Knapheide Manufacturing Co. The steam room will be off the northeast corner of the...
    The Quincy Family YMCA soon will be offering a steam room. The $46,000 steam room project will be paid for through a donation from the Knapheide Manufacturing Co. The steam room will be off the northeast corner of the...
  • Benefit to raise money for Quincy girl to get service dog

    Benefit to raise money for Quincy girl to get service dog

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:30:10 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. -- A Philadelphia, Mo., trainer soon will begin efforts to provide a service dog for a 4-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy. Clint Mann, owner of and operator of Cold Tree Kennels, will train and...
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. -- A Philadelphia, Mo., trainer soon will begin efforts to provide a service dog for a 4-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy. Clint Mann, owner of and operator of Cold Tree Kennels, will train and...
  • 'I'd be in prison, or I'd be dead': Drug Court program makes difference for five graduates

    'I'd be in prison, or I'd be dead': Drug Court program makes difference for five graduates

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:09:51 GMT
    Clutching a plaque given to him as one of the most recent graduates of the Adams County Drug Court program, Alex Stinnett had two ideas where he might be without the program's help. Neither option was very appealing. ...
    Clutching a plaque given to him as one of the most recent graduates of the Adams County Drug Court program, Alex Stinnett had two ideas where he might be without the program's help. Neither option was very appealing. ...
  • Payson woman admits guilt in meth case, will be sentenced Oct. 9

    Payson woman admits guilt in meth case, will be sentenced Oct. 9

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:59:17 GMT
    Nicole CarpenterNicole Carpenter
    A Payson woman arrested on methamphetamine charges in May pleaded guilty on Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court. Nicole M. Carpenter, 35, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful participation in meth...
    A Payson woman arrested on methamphetamine charges in May pleaded guilty on Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court. Nicole M. Carpenter, 35, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful participation in meth...
  • Waterman begins process of stepping down as United Way executive director

    Waterman begins process of stepping down as United Way executive director

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:37:57 GMT
    Cheryl WatermanCheryl Waterman
    Cheryl Waterman is quick to admit her decision already has a bittersweet feel. After working for the United Way of Adams County for almost 28 years and serving as executive director since 1999, Waterman announced...
    Cheryl Waterman is quick to admit her decision already has a bittersweet feel. After working for the United Way of Adams County for almost 28 years and serving as executive director since 1999, Waterman announced...
  • UPDATE: Pike County, Mo., man jailed after claiming he accidentally shot wife

    UPDATE: Pike County, Mo., man jailed after claiming he accidentally shot wife

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:57:41 GMT
    PIKE COUNTY, Mo. -- Pike County authorities are investigating what they were told was an accidental shooting that left a woman with a wound to the head. The woman in her lower 40s was in serious condition Thursday...
    A Pike County, Mo., man has been charged with felony domestic assault after he allegedly shot his wife. Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte said in a release that Steven Rusher, 47, was arrested after an incident at 14399 Pike 340 in southern Pike County near the village of Middletown. Korte said Rusher called 911 at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday and told dispatchers he had accidentally shot his wife.
  • U of I professor says prevailing wage laws benefits workers, economy

    U of I professor says prevailing wage laws benefits workers, economy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:33:10 GMT
    University of Illinois professor Robert Bruno said prevailing wage laws in Illinois -- blamed by some with driving up public construction costs -- actually benefit the overall economy. Bruno, from the U of I School of...
    University of Illinois professor Robert Bruno said prevailing wage laws in Illinois -- blamed by some with driving up public construction costs -- actually benefit the overall economy. Bruno, from the U of I School of...
  • JWCC sees spike in enrollments for online courses

    JWCC sees spike in enrollments for online courses

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:52:28 GMT
    John Wood Community College is seeing sizable spikes in enrollment for online courses. JWCC President Mike Elbe briefed the Board of Trustees on those increases during Wednesday night's regularly scheduled monthly...
    John Wood Community College is seeing sizable spikes in enrollment for online courses. JWCC President Mike Elbe briefed the college trustees on those increases at Wednesday night's regular monthly board meeting. ...
  • Quincy School Board unveils $70.3 million budget with $1.56 million deficit

    Quincy School Board unveils $70.3 million budget with $1.56 million deficit

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:52:27 GMT
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday unveiled a tentative $70.3 million budget containing a $1.56 million deficit. Business Manager Joel Murphy said the district's total direct revenues are projected to come in at...
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday unveiled a tentative $70.3 million budget containing a $1.56 million deficit. Business Manager Joel Murphy said the district's total direct revenues are projected to come in at...
  • Quincy school bus driver lauded for response to May shooting incident

    Quincy school bus driver lauded for response to May shooting incident

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:47:05 GMT
    Andre Landsom has been driving a Quincy School District bus for 14 years, and her experience and training paid off when a frightening incident happened May 20. Landsom was taking home about a dozen Quincy Junior High...
    Andre Landsom has been driving a Quincy School District bus for 14 years, and her experience and training paid off when a frightening incident happened May 20. Landsom was taking home about a dozen Quincy Junior High...
  • Authority gives approval to execute Gems sale to undisclosed buyer

    Authority gives approval to execute Gems sale to undisclosed buyer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:10:57 GMT
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority has agreed to execute a purchase agreement with an undisclosed party to buy the Quincy Gems. The authority approved the deal after emerging from a short closed session during its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority has agreed to execute a purchase agreement with an undisclosed party to buy the Quincy Gems. The authority approved the deal after emerging from a short closed session during its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's goals: 700 participants raising $80,860

    Walk to End Alzheimer's goals: 700 participants raising $80,860

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:23:12 GMT
    Organizers are hoping to reach 700 participants for the 18th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Clat Adams Park on Sept. 4. The signature event nationwide for the Alzheimer's Association is designed to both create...
    Organizers are hoping to reach 700 participants for the 18th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Clat Adams Park on Sept. 4. The signature event nationwide for the Alzheimer's Association is designed to both create...
  • School Board to get first look at proposed budget Wednesday night

    School Board to get first look at proposed budget Wednesday night

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:20:41 GMT
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday will unveil a tentative 2014-15 budget that's expected to be similar to last year's spending plan. Business Manager Joel Murphy told the Finance Committee on Tuesday that...
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday will unveil a tentative 2014-15 budget that's expected to be similar to last year's spending plan. Business Manager Joel Murphy told the Finance Committee on Tuesday that...
  • Nauvoo woman sentenced to 180 days in jail, 36 months probation in hotel fire

    Nauvoo woman sentenced to 180 days in jail, 36 months probation in hotel fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:41:29 GMT
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- A former Nauvoo hotel employee accused of setting fire to the hotel in July pleaded guilty to arson and was sentenced Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. Judge Richard Gambrell sentenced Terri E....
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- A former Nauvoo hotel employee accused of setting fire to the hotel in July pleaded guilty to arson and was sentenced Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. Judge Richard Gambrell sentenced Terri E....
  • Hannibal bar owner's request for aldermen to reconsider fine turned down

    Hannibal bar owner's request for aldermen to reconsider fine turned down

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:53 GMT
    The Hannibal City Council sustained a $500 administrative penalty imposed on Game On Sports Bar & Grill, 211 Munger Lane, for two convictions of selling alcohol to minors. Vicki Cassady, Game On manager and part...
    The Hannibal City Council sustained a $500 administrative penalty imposed on Game On Sports Bar & Grill, 211 Munger Lane, for two convictions of selling alcohol to minors. Vicki Cassady, Game On manager and part...
  • Local law enforcement agencies take advantage of federal military surplus program

    Local law enforcement agencies take advantage of federal military surplus program

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:48:28 GMT
    Adams County is one of six counties in the area - and one of hundreds nationwide - which have benefited from a program that sees items used by the U.S. military trickle down to local law enforcement agencies. According to information compiled from Pentagon records by The New York Times, Adams County has received the most in surplus military gear from the federal government locally.
    Adams County is one of six counties in the area - and one of hundreds nationwide - which have benefited from a program that sees items used by the U.S. military trickle down to local law enforcement agencies. According to information compiled from Pentagon records by The New York Times, Adams County has received the most in surplus military gear from the federal government locally.
  • Water delivery system upgrade under way in LaBelle, despite some residents' concerns about how to pay for it

    Water delivery system upgrade under way in LaBelle, despite some residents' concerns about how to pay for it

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:46:18 GMT
    LABELLE, Mo. -- Work to upgrade LaBelle's decades-old water delivery system began last week, but a group of residents is still concerned the city will have difficulty in covering the project's multimillion-dollar price tag. Crews have started laying thousands of feet of polyvinyl chloride resin pipe to replace 50-year-old asbestos cement pipes.
    LABELLE, Mo. -- Work to upgrade LaBelle's decades-old water delivery system began last week, but a group of residents is still concerned the city will have difficulty in covering the project's multimillion-dollar price tag. Crews have started laying thousands of feet of polyvinyl chloride resin pipe to replace 50-year-old asbestos cement pipes.
  • New EMS laws likely won't mean changes in Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike

    New EMS laws likely won't mean changes in Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:02:39 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Two new Illinois laws could be a step forward, but may not go far enough in improving emergency response times and care in rural areas. "We have a little more flexibility with what we can do. It...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Two new Illinois laws could be a step forward, but may not go far enough in improving emergency response times and care in rural areas. "We have a little more flexibility with what we can do. It...
  • Mississippi River Run over Hannibal bridge to be discontinued after this year

    Mississippi River Run over Hannibal bridge to be discontinued after this year

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:12:32 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Participants have just one more chance to run or walk across the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge as part of this year's Mississippi River Run. Race Director Ginny Webb said safety concerns have led the...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Participants have just one more chance to run or walk across the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge as part of this year's Mississippi River Run. Race Director Ginny Webb said safety concerns have led the...
  • Fowler home lost after fire reignites; fire marshal on scene

    Fowler home lost after fire reignites; fire marshal on scene

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:25:09 GMT
    FOWLER, Ill. -- An Illinois State Fire marshal was on the scene Thursday morning at a house fire that reignited overnight. "Some of our guys are still on the scene, and they're going to inform me when the fire...
    FOWLER, Ill. -- An Illinois State Fire marshal was on the scene Thursday morning at a house fire that reignited overnight. "Some of our guys are still on the scene, and they're going to inform me when the fire...
  • Rauner pays record price at state fair for grand champion steer shown by Pittsfield boy

    Rauner pays record price at state fair for grand champion steer shown by Pittsfield boy

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:49:25 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Braden Musgrave may have been convinced he had a prize-winning steer at the Illinois State Fair. Just maybe not a record-setting one. Braden's steer, named Lenard, sold for $56,300 -- $6,200 more than the previous record and one of four records broken during the Sale of Champions held Tuesday at the Illinois State Fair.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Braden Musgrave may have been convinced he had a prize-winning steer at the Illinois State Fair. Just maybe not a record-setting one. Braden's steer, named Lenard, sold for $56,300 -- $6,200 more than the previous record and one of four records broken during the Sale of Champions held Tuesday at the Illinois State Fair.
  • Search list for next Quincy Park District executive director trimmed to three

    Search list for next Quincy Park District executive director trimmed to three

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-08-14 12:36:14 GMT
    The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners revealed Wednesday night there are three remaining candidates in the search for the organization's next executive director. Board President John Frankenhoff confirmed all three candidates are from West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The board had trimmed an original list of 21 candidates to six then decided to bring three in for interviews.
    The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners revealed Wednesday night there are three remaining candidates in the search for the organization's next executive director. Board President John Frankenhoff confirmed all three candidates are from West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The board had trimmed an original list of 21 candidates to six then decided to bring three in for interviews.
  • Landowners concerned wind energy transmission line will hurt ag operations

    Landowners concerned wind energy transmission line will hurt ag operations

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:13:37 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Representatives of the Missouri Public Service Commission listened to supporters and opponents of a proposed four-state wind energy transmission line debate whether the panel should greenlight permission to operate the line in the state. Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners aims to construct the Grain Belt Express, a 750-mile high-voltage direct-current line that would extend from Kansas, through Missouri and Illinois, and into Indiana. 
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Representatives of the Missouri Public Service Commission listened to supporters and opponents of a proposed four-state wind energy transmission line debate whether the panel should greenlight permission to operate the line in the state. Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners aims to construct the Grain Belt Express, a 750-mile high-voltage direct-current line that would extend from Kansas, through Missouri and Illinois, and into Indiana. 
  • More than 900 students participate in Quincy School District's summer programs

    More than 900 students participate in Quincy School District's summer programs

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:02:45 GMT
    More than 900 students attempted to improve their academic standing by taking part in summer programs offered by the Quincy School District. Reports from the Curriculum Committee show 353 students in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the Summer Academy at Baldwin Intermediate School; 123 participated in summer school for seventh- and eighth-graders at Quincy Junior High School; and 444 students took part in summer school offerings at Quincy High School.
    More than 900 students attempted to improve their academic standing by taking part in summer programs offered by the Quincy School District. Reports from the Curriculum Committee show 353 students in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the Summer Academy at Baldwin Intermediate School; 123 participated in summer school for seventh- and eighth-graders at Quincy Junior High School; and 444 students took part in summer school offerings at Quincy High School.
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Scott Stone

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Scott Stone

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:10 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? The Adams County clerk and recorder's office is a critically important office. There are fundamental mistakes being made that we need
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? The Adams County clerk and recorder's office is a critically important office. There are fundamental mistakes being made that we need to correct. I have...
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Becky Weed

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Becky Weed

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:07 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? First, I want to make a positive difference in our county government. Second, my experience in business and county government equips
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? First, I want to make a positive difference in our county government. Second, my experience in business and county government equips me to bring solutions...
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Chuck Venvertloh

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Chuck Venvertloh

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:03 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County Clerk and Recorder? I have always been very active in my community. I am the president of the Quincy Exchange Club, past president and current board member
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County Clerk and Recorder? I have always been very active in my community. I am the president of the Quincy Exchange Club, past president and current board member of the Catholic...
  • Three GOP candidates line up to replace Volm

    Three GOP candidates line up to replace Volm

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:51:37 GMT
    Three candidates are vying to become the Republican nominee for Adams County clerk and recorder in the March 18 primary. The winner of the race featuring Scott Stone, Becky Weed and Chuck Venvertloh will face Democrat...
    Three candidates are vying to become the Republican nominee for Adams County clerk and recorder in the March 18 primary. The winner of the race featuring Scott Stone, Becky Weed and Chuck Venvertloh will face Democrat...
  • GOP candidates in for Illinois House District 94 tout experience

    GOP candidates in for Illinois House District 94 tout experience

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:25:24 GMT
    Both men campaigning for the 94th House District seat that state Rep. Jil Tracy is leaving vacant believe Illinois government is broken and say they want to help turn the state around. Tracy, a Quincy Republican, has...
    Both men campaigning for the 94th House District seat that state Rep. Jil Tracy is leaving vacant believe Illinois government is broken and say they want to help turn the state around. Tracy, a Quincy Republican, has...
  • The Meth Mess: Laws, logs try to slow drug's expansion

    The Meth Mess: Laws, logs try to slow drug's expansion

    Monday, January 20 2014 9:37 AM EST2014-01-20 14:37:45 GMT
    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Scott Walden couldn’t guess what percentage of his daily court docket is made up of methamphetamine cases, but he admits, “It’s a significant portion of what we’re dealing with today.” Illinois has severely stiffened its meth laws since Walden joined the bench in 1996.
    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Scott Walden couldn’t guess what percentage of his daily court docket is made up of methamphetamine cases, but he admits, “It’s a significant portion of what we’re dealing with today.” Illinois has severely stiffened its meth laws since Walden joined the bench in 1996.
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