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  • Quincy finds salt supplier after state fails to locate vendor

    Quincy finds salt supplier after state fails to locate vendor

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:40:51 GMT
    The city of Quincy has secured 3,600 tons of rock salt for winter -- although at a 75.6 percent increase in cost from last year -- after aldermen approved a quote Monday night.
    The city of Quincy has secured 3,600 tons of rock salt for winter -- although at a 75.6 percent increase in cost from last year -- after aldermen approved a quote Monday night.
  • Seed producer finding it difficult to find teens to detassel during summer

    Seed producer finding it difficult to find teens to detassel during summer

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:24:14 GMT
    Larry Lewis, retired president of Lewis Hybrids, said between 200 and 300 teens are typically hired to detassel corn for a few weeks in July. However, the company has been about 75 workers short this season. "It's not necessarily hard work, because you only work in the morning," he said. "We ask them to report in by 6:30, and we like to have everybody starting by 7 and try to be done by noon."
    Larry Lewis, retired president of Lewis Hybrids, said between 200 and 300 teens are typically hired to detassel corn for a few weeks in July. However, the company has been about 75 workers short this season. "It's not necessarily hard work, because you only work in the morning," he said. "We ask them to report in by 6:30, and we like to have everybody starting by 7 and try to be done by noon."
  • Brown County Fair adds extra night of tractor pulls, more entertainment

    Brown County Fair adds extra night of tractor pulls, more entertainment

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:14:09 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- The Brown County Fair kicks off Tuesday with a bigger lineup of entertainment at the fairgrounds in Mount Sterling. The fair schedule offers changes over past years by featuring two nights of...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- The Brown County Fair kicks off Tuesday with a bigger lineup of entertainment at the fairgrounds in Mount Sterling. The fair schedule offers changes over past years by featuring two nights of...
  • LENA'S STORY: Hearing the word remission is like 'God lifted the bricks off our backs'

    LENA'S STORY: Hearing the word remission is like 'God lifted the bricks off our backs'

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:13:04 GMT
    Lena Thomas will remember May 6, 2014, for a long time.

    It's the day she heard the magic word: remission.
    Lena Thomas will remember May 6, 2014, for a long time.

    It's the day she heard the magic word: remission.

  • 'They need an ambulance crew just for transfers': Milton woman pushes for changes after her predicament during daughter's seizure

    'They need an ambulance crew just for transfers': Milton woman pushes for changes after her predicament during daughter's seizure

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:12:06 GMT
    Nikki's doctors in Quincy and St. Louis wanted her transferred to Barnes Hospital, but there wasn't a Pike County ambulance or one in a neighboring county available to make the trip. Flying Nikki to St. Louis...
    Nikki's doctors in Quincy and St. Louis wanted her transferred to Barnes Hospital, but there wasn't a Pike County ambulance or one in a neighboring county available to make the trip. Flying Nikki to St. Louis...
  • QMG getting ready to roll out new electronic medical records system

    QMG getting ready to roll out new electronic medical records system

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:10:18 GMT
    Quincy Medical Group is moving to a new electronic medical records system that officials believe will benefit patients, QMG staff and physicians. The new EMR will replace a system in place since 2007. The old system...
    Quincy Medical Group is moving to a new electronic medical records system that officials believe will benefit patients, QMG staff and physicians. The new EMR will replace a system in place since 2007. The old system...
  • Competitors in obstacle course at fair get what they want: More mud

    Competitors in obstacle course at fair get what they want: More mud

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:08:33 GMT
    Hunter Wilson and Natalie Zimmerman leaped without hesitation into a pit of fresh, ankle-deep mud. On hands and knees, the pair slithered under ropes to find themselves face-to-face with their toughest obstacle yet: a mountain of hay bales piled three high. They were not future cadets completing a basic training exercise, but an aunt-and-nephew duo attempting Blessing Health System's third annual Big Heat Obstacle Course Sunday at the Adams County Fair.
    Hunter Wilson and Natalie Zimmerman leaped without hesitation into a pit of fresh, ankle-deep mud. On hands and knees, the pair slithered under ropes to find themselves face-to-face with their toughest obstacle yet: a mountain of hay bales piled three high. They were not future cadets completing a basic training exercise, but an aunt-and-nephew duo attempting Blessing Health System's third annual Big Heat Obstacle Course Sunday at the Adams County Fair.
  • Genealogical book helps mark 50th reunion of Genenbacher family

    Genealogical book helps mark 50th reunion of Genenbacher family

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:56:21 GMT
    A family that researches its history together stays together, and one Quincy area clan is doing just that.  Descendents of John and Anna Genenbacher hosted their 50th family reunion Sunday at the Knights of Columbus' Father McGivney Hall, but marking a half-century of remaining connected wasn't the only cause for celebration.  After about two years and 500 hours of research and compilation, a group of organizing family members presented their kin with a 110-page book.
    A family that researches its history together stays together, and one Quincy area clan is doing just that.  Descendents of John and Anna Genenbacher hosted their 50th family reunion Sunday at the Knights of Columbus' Father McGivney Hall, but marking a half-century of remaining connected wasn't the only cause for celebration.  After about two years and 500 hours of research and compilation, a group of organizing family members presented their kin with a 110-page book.
  • Ten vehicle break-ins reported on Lind, Cherry streets during weekend

    Ten vehicle break-ins reported on Lind, Cherry streets during weekend

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:45:12 GMT
    Quincy police are seeking information in connection to 10 vehicle break-ins that occurred during the weekend. Sgt. Mark Folkenroth said vehicles in the area of 11th and 12th Streets and Lind and Cherry Streets were broken into between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday.
    Quincy police are seeking information in connection to 10 vehicle break-ins that occurred during the weekend. Sgt. Mark Folkenroth said vehicles in the area of 11th and 12th Streets and Lind and Cherry Streets were broken into between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • Central Baptist Church will baptize six Sunday in the Mississippi River

    Central Baptist Church will baptize six Sunday in the Mississippi River

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:20:21 GMT
    Sunday will be a special day for the Rev. Ivan Greuter and members of the Central Baptist Church. Six members of the church will be baptized in the Mississippi River at 1:30 p.m. near All-America Park. The annual...
    Sunday will be a special day for the Rev. Ivan Greuter and members of the Central Baptist Church. Six members of the church will be baptized in the Mississippi River at 1:30 p.m. near All-America Park. The annual...
  • For former competitor, bull riding 'is like an addiction'

    Bull riding 'is like an addiction'

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-07-26 05:02:10 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- David Day's good-natured voice hinted at the addiction, his eyes all but screamed of the need. The 60-year-old Day helps supply bulls for Outlaw Rodeo Productions, which provided the bull-riding...
    MENDON, Ill. -- David Day's good-natured voice hinted at the addiction, his eyes all but screamed of the need. The 60-year-old Day helps supply bulls for Outlaw Rodeo Productions, which provided the bull-riding...
  • Latest court ruling favors St. John's Anglican Parish in dispute with U.S. Episcopal Church

    Latest court ruling favors St. John's Parish in dispute with U.S. Episcopal Church

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:16:22 GMT
    St. John's Anglican Parish of Quincy learned Friday it has won another legal battle to retain its properties and assets as part of an ongoing legal dispute with the Episcopal Church of the United States. The Illinois...
    St. John's Anglican Parish of Quincy learned Friday it has won another legal battle to retain its properties and assets as part of an ongoing legal dispute with the Episcopal Church of the United States. The Illinois...
  • Man sought in Quincy home invasion arrested by federal marshals in Paris, Tenn.

    Man sought in Quincy home invasion arrested by federal marshals in Paris, Tenn.

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:46:51 GMT

    A Quincy man being sought in a Monday morning home invasion on the city's northwest side was taken into custody on Friday morning in Paris, Tenn. Chadwick H. Kelly, 23, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals Service. He was immediately taken to the Henry (Tenn.) County Jail.

    A Quincy man being sought in a Monday morning home invasion on the city's northwest side was taken into custody on Friday morning in Paris, Tenn. Chadwick H. Kelly, 23, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals Service. He was immediately taken to the Henry (Tenn.) County Jail.


  • Author Stephen M.R. Covey to give training program Aug. 18 in Quincy

    Author Stephen M.R. Covey to give training program Aug. 18 in Quincy

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:05:46 GMT
    The son of the man who made "Seven Habits" a familiar expression in Adams County schools will provide a leadership training program Aug. 18 at Quincy Junior High School. Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the best-selling...
    The son of the man who made "Seven Habits" a familiar expression in Adams County schools will provide a leadership training program Aug. 18 at Quincy Junior High School. Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the best-selling...
  • Authorities release sketch of unidentified woman found in river near Hannibal

    Authorities release sketch of unidentified woman found in river near Hannibal

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:31:30 GMT
    The Marion County Sheriff's office has released a police sketch of the unidentified woman whose body was found in the Mississippi River just south of Hannibal last Sept. 15. The likeness of the woman is being circulated to news media organizations along with other information about her remains.
    The Marion County Sheriff's office has released a police sketch of the unidentified woman whose body was found in the Mississippi River just south of Hannibal last Sept. 15. The likeness of the woman is being circulated to news media organizations along with other information about her remains.
  • New JWCC program designed to allow students to connect faster with careers

    New JWCC program designed to allow students to connect faster with careers

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:58:35 GMT
    John Wood Community College President Mike Elbe feels the school's newly created Career Services Center is a perfect concept to assist students gain employment in high-demand fields. Elbe looks at the center as a...
    John Wood Community College President Mike Elbe feels the school's newly created Career Services Center is a perfect concept to assist students gain employment in high-demand fields. Elbe looks at the center as a...
  • Niederhauser says merger of regional offices of education coming along well

    Niederhauser says merger of regional offices of education coming along well

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:57:00 GMT
    The upcoming merger of the Adams-Pike Regional Office of Education with the four-county ROE based in Jacksonville is moving along well. "A lot of things are happening behind the scenes right now, and I'm very pleased...
    The upcoming merger of the Adams-Pike Regional Office of Education with the four-county ROE based in Jacksonville is moving along well. "A lot of things are happening behind the scenes right now, and I'm very pleased...
  • Low jobless rate turns focus to training programs

    Low jobless rate turns focus to training programs

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:45:39 GMT
    Another month of low unemployment rates in Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri means employers will need to keep scrambling to find workers. "We've got a pretty low and stable unemployment rate. That's a good...
    Another month of low unemployment rates in Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri means employers will need to keep scrambling to find workers. "We've got a pretty low and stable unemployment rate. That's a good...
  • School Board may take another look at students performing community service

    School Board may take another look at students performing community service

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:16:21 GMT
    Some Quincy School Board members don't want to give up on the idea of launching a community service element into the local school system. The board's Discipline Committee on Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to...
    Some Quincy School Board members don't want to give up on the idea of launching a community service element into the local school system. The board's Discipline Committee on Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to...
  • Adams County Mobile Food Pantry set for Saturday morning at Madonna House

    Adams County Mobile Food Pantry set for Saturday morning at Madonna House

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:13:52 GMT
    Joanne Dedert is expecting a big turnout. Make that a huge turnout. "We're anticipating long lines," said Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, which is coordinating an Adams County Mobile Food Pantry on...
    Joanne Dedert is expecting a big turnout. Make that a huge turnout. "We're anticipating long lines," said Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, which is coordinating an Adams County Mobile Food Pantry on...
  • Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy named 49th Adams County Fair Queen

    Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy named 49th Adams County Fair Queen

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:07:14 GMT
    Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy was named the 49th Adams County Fair Queen late Wednesday night.The 20-year-old Whitaker was one of 14 young women competing for the title, representing six different Adams County towns. The pageant was witnessed by a crowd of about 1,000.
    Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy was named the 49th Adams County Fair Queen late Wednesday night.The 20-year-old Whitaker was one of 14 young women competing for the title, representing six different Adams County towns. The pageant was witnessed by a crowd of about 1,000.
  • Task force officers arrest one man, seek second in home invasion

    Task force officers arrest one man, seek second in home invasion

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:24:38 GMT
    Quincy police said Thursday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Chadwick H. Kelly. Police said Kelly is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His bond has been set at $100,000.
    Quincy police said Thursday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Chadwick H. Kelly. Police said Kelly is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His bond has been set at $100,000.
  • Quincy School Board approves 10-cent increase in school lunch prices

    Quincy School Board approves 10-cent increase in school lunch prices

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:16:10 GMT
    The Quincy School Board agreed Wednesday to increase the district's school lunch prices by 10 cents in the 2014-15 school year. The increase was recommended by Jean Kinder, the district's food service director....
    The Quincy School Board agreed Wednesday to increase the district's school lunch prices by 10 cents in the 2014-15 school year. The increase was recommended by Jean Kinder, the district's food service director....
  • Country singer returns to area for Thursday night concert

    Country singer returns to area for Thursday night concert

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:00:31 GMT
    Bridgette Tatum said she was put on earth to make music. "It's what I love and what I do," Tatum said. The singer/song writer will have a chance to do just that on Thursday when she takes the stage at the Adams...
    Bridgette Tatum said she was put on earth to make music. "It's what I love and what I do," Tatum said. The singer/song writer will have a chance to do just that on Thursday when she takes the stage at the Adams...
  • Canton police chief resigns; mayor to take over administrative duties

    Canton police chief resigns; mayor to take over administrative duties

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:48:34 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. --Canton is without a police chief after Hayes Shelley tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday. Shelley would not say whether the resignation was forced or if it was done on his own accord. "I turned in...
    CANTON, Mo. --Canton is without a police chief after Hayes Shelley tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday. Shelley would not say whether the resignation was forced or if it was done on his own accord. "I turned in...
  • Barges stuck under Louisiana, Mo., railroad bridge now freed

    Barges stuck under Louisiana, Mo., railroad bridge now freed

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:30:01 GMT
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- All barges that were stuck Tuesday under the Louisiana railroad drawbridge at the Mississippi River have been freed, and both water and railway traffic has resumed, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday...
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- All barges that were stuck Tuesday under the Louisiana railroad drawbridge at the Mississippi River have been freed, and both water and railway traffic has resumed, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday...
  • Red Cross needs blood, platelet donations to avoid shortage

    Red Cross needs blood, platelet donations to avoid shortage

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:48:43 GMT
    The American Red Cross needs your help -- and blood. Blood donations are down about 8 percent -- locally and across the nation -- since early May, and Red Cross officials are trying to step up their blood-collecting...
    The American Red Cross needs your help -- and blood. Blood donations are down about 8 percent -- locally and across the nation -- since early May, and Red Cross officials are trying to step up their blood-collecting...
  • Committee endorses proposal to raise Quincy's school lunch prices by 10 cents

    Committee endorses proposal to raise Quincy's school lunch prices by 10 cents

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:07:37 GMT
    Lunch prices in the Quincy School District are likely to rise by 10 cents this fall. The School Board's Finance Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to bump up the price as recommended by Jean Kinder, the...
    Lunch prices in the Quincy School District are likely to rise by 10 cents this fall. The School Board's Finance Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to bump up the price as recommended by Jean Kinder, the...
  • Barges break free from tugboat, get stuck under Louisiana, Mo., railroad bridge

    Barges break free from tugboat, get stuck under Louisiana, Mo., railroad bridge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:05:43 GMT
    Louisiana, Mo. -- Five barges remain stuck under the Louisiana Railroad Drawbridge at the Mississippi River after a string of 15 barges broke from their tugboat Tuesday morning. U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Carlos Vega...
    Louisiana, Mo. -- Five barges remain stuck under the Louisiana Railroad Drawbridge at the Mississippi River after a string of 15 barges broke from their tugboat Tuesday morning. U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Carlos Vega...
  • Committee tables proposal to offer community service as discipline alternative

    Committee tables proposal to offer community service as discipline alternative

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:24:30 GMT
    The Quincy School District is shelving a proposal to give students the option of performing community service as an alternative to suspension or expulsion -- for now. Members of the School Board's Discipline...
    The Quincy School District is shelving a proposal to give students the option of performing community service as an alternative to suspension or expulsion -- for now. Members of the School Board's Discipline...
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repairs; includes three Hancock projects, one in Pike

    Quinn signs $1B plan for road repairs; includes three Hancock projects, one in Pike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:17:08 GMT
    Several highway projects in West-Central Illinois were included in a $1 billion capital spending plan signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday.
    Several highway projects in West-Central Illinois were included in a $1 billion capital spending plan signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday.
  • 'I feel violated': Search continues for two men involved in Quincy home invasion

    'I feel violated': Search continues for two men involved in Quincy home invasion

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:41:18 GMT
    Jon Matuszak didn’t think twice about going into his residence at 900 Locust around 10 a.m. Monday morning. Matuszak had just returned from running an errand when a neighbor tried to stop him before going into the house. The neighbor told him that two men wearing white gloves and white masks — one of them carrying a baseball bat — had just entered the back door of the house. Knowing his older brother, Patrick, was sleeping inside, Jon Matuszak rushed inside.
    Jon Matuszak didn’t think twice about going into his residence at 900 Locust around 10 a.m. Monday morning. Matuszak had just returned from running an errand when a neighbor tried to stop him before going into the house. The neighbor told him that two men wearing white gloves and white masks — one of them carrying a baseball bat — had just entered the back door of the house. Knowing his older brother, Patrick, was sleeping inside, Jon Matuszak rushed inside.
  • Quincy School Board may hold special meeting to address facilities proposal

    Quincy School Board may hold special meeting to address facilities proposal

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:32:43 GMT
    The Quincy School Board is likely to convene a special meeting within the next couple of weeks to hear details about a proposed facilities plan and decide whether to put a multimillion-dollar bond issue on the November...
    The Quincy School Board is likely to convene a special meeting within the next couple of weeks to hear details about a proposed facilities plan and decide whether to put a multimillion-dollar bond issue on the November...
  • One injured when train strikes garbage truck near Hull

    One injured when train strikes garbage truck near Hull

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:58:53 GMT
    A Pittsfield man was hospitalized Monday after the garbage truck he was driving was struck by a train. Illinois State Police report that Christopher Miller, 43, Pittsfield, was driving a 2005 International garbage truck...
    A Pittsfield man was hospitalized Monday after the garbage truck he was driving was struck by a train. Illinois State Police report that Christopher Miller, 43, Pittsfield, was driving a 2005 International garbage truck...
  • Council restores traffic signal at Eighth, Vermont

    Council restores traffic signal at Eighth, Vermont

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:32:41 GMT
    A traffic signal at Eighth and Vermont will be reactivated to make the intersection safer for residents of Sunset Apartments.  Quincy City Council members voted Monday night to concur with a Traffic Commission recommendation to turn the signal on. It was disabled in March as city officials sought to save money by turning off a pair of traffic signals at low-traffic intersections.
    A traffic signal at Eighth and Vermont will be reactivated to make the intersection safer for residents of Sunset Apartments.  Quincy City Council members voted Monday night to concur with a Traffic Commission recommendation to turn the signal on. It was disabled in March as city officials sought to save money by turning off a pair of traffic signals at low-traffic intersections.

  • BREAKING: Police search for men with baseball bat, gun in connection with home invasion

    Police search for men near Veterans Home in connection with home invasion

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:52:54 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department searched near the Illinois Veterans Home Monday for two men who are wanted in connection with a home invasion. The search of the grounds is finished, but the two suspects are still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Reporter Don O'Brien talked with the residents whose home was allegedly robbed.
    The Quincy Police Department searched near the Illinois Veterans Home Monday for two men who are wanted in connection with a home invasion. The search of the grounds is finished, but the two suspects are still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Deputy Chief Doug VanderMaiden provides descriptions of the suspects:
  • Gas leak prompts temporary evacuation at Springfield Electric Supply Co.

    Gas leak prompts temporary evacuation at Springfield Electric Supply Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:35:43 GMT
    About 15 employees at Springfield Electric Supply Co., 2009 Jennifer Lane, were evacuated from the building briefly after a gas leak was detected shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. The Quincy Fire Department rushed to the...
    About 15 employees at Springfield Electric Supply Co., 2009 Jennifer Lane, were evacuated from the building briefly after a gas leak was detected shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. The Quincy Fire Department rushed to the...
  • 126th annual Clark County Fair starts Tuesday

    126th annual Clark County Fair starts Tuesday

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:20:48 GMT
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- The 126th annual Clark County Fair will begin Tuesday and run through Sunday at the fairgrounds. The fifth annual Open Art Show is for three age groups -- 12 and under, 13-19 and adults. They will compete...
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- The 126th annual Clark County Fair will begin Tuesday and run through Sunday at the fairgrounds. The fifth annual Open Art Show is for three age groups -- 12 and under, 13-19 and adults. They will compete...
  • Hannibal antique store operator turns 95, has no plans to retire

    Hannibal antique store operator turns 95, has no plans to retire

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:37:23 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Ila May Dimmitt sits behind the counter at Show-Me Antiques, just like she has most days since 1968. She's as much a part of the historic downtown district as the Tom and Huck statue, the tribute to...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Ila May Dimmitt sits behind the counter at Show-Me Antiques, just like she has most days since 1968. She's as much a part of the historic downtown district as the Tom and Huck statue, the tribute to...
  • Hundreds of bikers descend on Quincy for 25th annual Illinois State HOG Rally

    Hundreds of bikers descend on Quincy for 25th annual Illinois State HOG Rally

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:06:51 GMT

    Each year for the past 11 years, Bob Bateman of Murphysboro has been firing up his 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle and setting off to attend the annual Illinois State Harley Owners Group Rally. The three-day rally, this year in Quincy, was filled with activities, including self-guided rides around the region, skills tests, bike games and a series of contests, including competitions over who had the best tattoo, beard and bling.

    Each year for the past 11 years, Bob Bateman of Murphysboro has been firing up his 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle and setting off to attend the annual Illinois State Harley Owners Group Rally. The three-day rally, this year in Quincy, was filled with activities, including self-guided rides around the region, skills tests, bike games and a series of contests, including competitions over who had the best tattoo, beard and bling.

  • Half-brother faces charges after stabbing in pickup on Interstate 72 near Illinois-Missouri state line

    Half-brother faces charges after stabbing in pickup on Interstate 72 near Illinois-Missouri state line

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:59:59 GMT

    HULL, Ill. — A Petersburg, Ill., man is dead and an Arizona man is in custody after an incident early Saturday morning in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said Pike County 911 received an emergency call at 12:54 a.m. Saturday regarding a stabbing inside a motor vehicle on Interstate 72 near Mark Twain Memorial Bridge.

    HULL, Ill. — A Petersburg, Ill., man is dead and an Arizona man is in custody after an incident early Saturday morning in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said Pike County 911 received an emergency call at 12:54 a.m. Saturday regarding a stabbing inside a motor vehicle on Interstate 72 near Mark Twain Memorial Bridge.

  • Every Step You Take: Pittsfield priest walking 80 miles in Pike, Scott counties to raise money for altar

    Every Step You Take: Pittsfield priest walking 80 miles in Pike, Scott counties to raise money for altar

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:20:56 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Putting one foot in front of the other walking alongside a road might be commonplace for many, but the Rev. Mark Schulte sees it as a form of spiritual renewal. Schulte, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield, is walking 80 miles in Pike and Scott counties this month as a way to raise money for a new altar as part of the church's renovation project and to recall the efforts of pioneer priests who often covered long distances on foot to serve their congregations.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Putting one foot in front of the other walking alongside a road might be commonplace for many, but the Rev. Mark Schulte sees it as a form of spiritual renewal. Schulte, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pittsfield, is walking 80 miles in Pike and Scott counties this month as a way to raise money for a new altar as part of the church's renovation project and to recall the efforts of pioneer priests who often covered long distances on foot to serve their congregations.
  • Dessert/dinner theater tells part of Spunky Point story

    Dessert/dinner theater tells part of Spunky Point story

    WARSAW, Ill. -- Linda Tracy doesn't hesitate in describing her character in an upcoming dessert/dinner theater production as "a real character." Arbutus Worthington Dodds was the founding president, and basically...
    WARSAW, Ill. -- Linda Tracy doesn't hesitate in describing her character in an upcoming dessert/dinner theater production as "a real character." Arbutus Worthington Dodds was the founding president, and basically...
  • Quincy man gets 12-year sentence in sex case

    Quincy man gets 12-year sentence in sex case

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-07-19 06:29:22 GMT
    A Quincy man was sent to prison for the second time Friday after pleading guilty to a sex crime.
    A Quincy man was sent to prison for the second time Friday after pleading guilty to a sex crime.
  • QU's president speaks up in defense of liberal arts education

    QU's president speaks up in defense of liberal arts education

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-07-19 06:18:59 GMT
    Quincy University President Robert Gervasi is rising to the defense of independent liberal arts colleges. He is speaking out as part of a national campaign sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges -- an association of 645 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities.
    Quincy University President Robert Gervasi is rising to the defense of independent liberal arts colleges. He is speaking out as part of a national campaign sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges -- an association of 645 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities.

  • Victory at Tri-States Idol competition gives QND student a trip to Nashville, Tenn., audition

    Victory at Tri-States Idol competition gives QND student a trip to Nashville, Tenn., audition

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:14:46 GMT
    The first thing Aspen Gengenbacher did after winning Friday's WGEM Fox Tri-States Idol singing competition at the Quincy Mall was text her dad. It was a good thing. "I was going nuts, wondering how she had done," proud pop Ron Gengenbacher said.
    The first thing Aspen Gengenbacher did after winning Friday's WGEM Fox Tri-States Idol singing competition at the Quincy Mall was text her dad. It was a good thing. "I was going nuts, wondering how she had done," proud pop Ron Gengenbacher said.
  • GREDF business survey back for second year

    GREDF business survey back for second year

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:22:44 GMT
    Business owners and managers in the Quincy area are being asked to fill out surveys that will give local officials a snapshot of the area's business environment.
    Business owners and managers in the Quincy area are being asked to fill out surveys that will give local officials a snapshot of the area's business environment.
  • Police report fewer Quincy crashes in June

    Police report fewer Quincy crashes in June

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:01:20 GMT
    Traffic crashes on Quincy streets saw a slight decline during June, according to statistics released by the Quincy Police Department. There were 84 crashes during the month, down from 100 in May. Seventeen people were...
    Traffic crashes on Quincy streets saw a slight decline during June, according to statistics released by the Quincy Police Department. There were 84 crashes during the month, down from 100 in May. Seventeen people were...
  • Health Department to add sanitarian

    Health Department to add sanitarian

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:45:05 GMT
    The Adams County Health Department plans to add a fourth sanitarian to meet changing state regulations. The new position is the biggest change included in the department's proposed 2015 budget adopted Thursday night...
    The Adams County Health Department plans to add a fourth sanitarian to meet changing state regulations. The new position is the biggest change included in the department's proposed 2015 budget adopted Thursday night...
  • 'Variable' is best word for 2014 wheat crop

    'Variable' is best word for 2014 wheat crop

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:23:00 GMT
    Frank Wallace really thought about destroying nearly a third of his wheat crop this year. Turns out it's a good thing he didn't. The crop he worried about keeping posted the best yield he'd ever seen at 87...
    Frank Wallace really thought about destroying nearly a third of his wheat crop this year. Turns out it's a good thing he didn't. The crop he worried about keeping posted the best yield he'd ever seen at 87...
  • Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash that killed 298 people

    Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash that killed 298 people

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:52:19 GMT
    Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield.
    Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield.
  • Tri-States Idol winner to be crowned Friday at Quincy Mall

    Tri-States Idol winner to be crowned Friday at Quincy Mall

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:34:55 GMT
    The next Tri-States Idol winner will be crowned Friday when WGEM Fox holds its annual talent search, with the winner advancing to an "American Idol" audition Aug. 4 in Nashville, Tenn. The competition will be held at the...
    The next Tri-States Idol winner will be crowned Friday when WGEM Fox holds its annual talent search, with the winner advancing to an "American Idol" audition Aug. 4 in Nashville, Tenn. The competition will be held at the...
  • JWCC board approves fiscal 2015 budget

    JWCC board approves fiscal 2015 budget

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:40:37 GMT
    PITTSFIELD -- The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally approved a $14.34 million fiscal 2015 balanced operating budget at Wednesday night's board meeting at the Pittsfield Education Center.
    PITTSFIELD -- The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally approved a $14.34 million fiscal 2015 balanced operating budget at Wednesday night's board meeting at the Pittsfield Education Center.
  • Weather has chilling effect on summer fun

    Weather has chilling effect on summer fun

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:37:40 GMT
    When Jessica Foster woke up Wednesday morning, she didn't expect to be sitting poolside in the afternoon. "I was wearing a coat this morning," Foster said as she stood outside Quincy's Wavering Aquatic Center...
    When Jessica Foster woke up Wednesday morning, she didn't expect to be sitting poolside in the afternoon. "I was wearing a coat this morning," Foster said as she stood outside Quincy's Wavering Aquatic Center...
  • Officer describes squalor of locked basement in which Quincy boy was found

    Officer describes squalor of locked basement in which Quincy boy was found

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:54:31 GMT
    A rope dangled above a mattress in the basement of a residence along Quincy’s busiest street. “My mom used the rope to tie me up,” the 5-year-old boy told Quincy police officers after he was removed from the locked basement on the evening of April 20, Easter Sunday. “He showed us how he used to get tied up,” Detective Doug McQuern said during a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court. “He showed us how the rope went around his legs.”
    A rope dangled above a mattress in the basement of a residence along Quincy’s busiest street. “My mom used the rope to tie me up,” the 5-year-old boy told Quincy police officers after he was removed from the locked basement on the evening of April 20, Easter Sunday. “He showed us how he used to get tied up,” Detective Doug McQuern said during a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court. “He showed us how the rope went around his legs.”
  • Gems get 30-day extension to finalize sale

    Gems get 30-day extension to finalize sale

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:03:53 GMT
    A 30-day extension has been granted by the Prospect League for the Quincy Gems to make their decision to commit to the 2015 season. The league's original deadline was Aug. 1. The extension provides more time for the...
    A 30-day extension has been granted by the Prospect League for the Quincy Gems to make their decision to commit to the 2015 season. The league's original deadline was Aug. 1. The extension provides more time for the...
  • City seeking bids for health clinic as part of group health insurance

    City seeking bids for health clinic as part of group health insurance

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:43:36 GMT
    An employee medical clinic is being considered by city officials as they seek bids for its group health insurance plan. Mayor Kyle Moore said the city may save costs and add benefits if it contracted with a company for a...
    An employee medical clinic is being considered by city officials as they seek bids for its group health insurance plan. Mayor Kyle Moore said the city may save costs and add benefits if it contracted with a company for a...
  • County waiting for city recommendation for 48th and State intersection

    County waiting for city recommendation for 48th and State intersection

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:53:04 GMT
    A plan to reduce 48th Street between Columbus and State from four lanes to three recently was shelved, but the construction of a roundabout or installation of traffic signals at 48th and State remain a possibility. Adams...
    A plan to reduce 48th Street between Columbus and State from four lanes to three recently was shelved, but the construction of a roundabout or installation of traffic signals at 48th and State remain a possibility. Adams...
  • Mobile app designed to help people visualize what was at New Philadelphia

    Mobile app designed to help people visualize what was at New Philadelphia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:01:50 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- Beyond an informational kiosk, the New Philadelphia site is bare of remnants from the past. It takes imagination to "see" what Free Frank McWorter's town, the first platted by an African-American,...
    BARRY, Ill. -- Beyond an informational kiosk, the New Philadelphia site is bare of remnants from the past. It takes imagination to "see" what Free Frank McWorter's town, the first platted by an African-American,...
  • 'It's getting pretty serious': Hannibal looking to trim $800,000 in expenses

    'It's getting pretty serious': Hannibal looking to trim $800,000 in expenses

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:20:41 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A sluggish economy has forced Hannibal city leaders to look at ways to save money. City Manager Jeff LaGarce said the city is looking to ways to trim about $800,000 from its budget during the fiscal...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A sluggish economy has forced Hannibal city leaders to look at ways to save money. City Manager Jeff LaGarce said the city is looking to ways to trim about $800,000 from its budget during the fiscal...
  • Harley owners to gather in Quincy this weekend for 25th annual state rally

    Harley owners to gather in Quincy this weekend for 25th annual state rally

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:16:38 GMT
    Jim Wolf can't wait to show his fellow Harley-Davidson riders the roads he gets to travel every time he pulls out his 2012 Ultra Limited Harley. Wolf and other event organizers are expecting between 500 and 750...
    Jim Wolf can't wait to show his fellow Harley-Davidson riders the roads he gets to travel every time he pulls out his 2012 Ultra Limited Harley. Wolf and other event organizers are expecting between 500 and 750...
  • No formal proposals made for Gems ownership as Aug. 1 deadline nears

    No formal proposals made for Gems ownership as Aug. 1 deadline nears

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:08:33 GMT
    With deadlines looming, the sale of the Quincy Gems and the franchise's future remain in limbo.
    With deadlines looming, the sale of the Quincy Gems and the franchise's future remain in limbo.
  • Money needed to replace downtown flags has been raised ... and quadrupled

    Money needed to replace downtown flags has been raised ... and quadrupled

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:23:40 GMT
    It didn't even take one week to raise enough money to replace the more than 70 U.S. flags that adorn light poles around Washington Park and along Maine Street. The District, formerly the Historic Quincy Business...
    It didn't even take one week to raise enough money to replace the more than 70 U.S. flags that adorn light poles around Washington Park and along Maine Street. The District, formerly the Historic Quincy Business...
  • Full dorms prompt Culver-Stockton to curtail further residential admissions

    Full dorms prompt Culver-Stockton to curtail further residential admissions

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:26:49 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College is shutting down residential admissions for the 2014-15 school year effective Wednesday -- two weeks earlier than scheduled -- because the college's residence halls have been...
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College is shutting down residential admissions for the 2014-15 school year effective Wednesday -- two weeks earlier than scheduled -- because the college's residence halls have been...
  • Niemann Foods building prototype convenience store at 24th and Locust

    Niemann Foods building prototype convenience store at 24th and Locust

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:47:36 GMT
    A store going up at the northeast corner of 24th and Locust will be the new face of Niemann Foods Inc. convenience stores. The Harvest Market store, which has a target opening date of Aug. 21, will be about three times...
    A store going up at the northeast corner of 24th and Locust will be the new face of Niemann Foods Inc. convenience stores. The Harvest Market store, which has a target opening date of Aug. 21, will be about three times...
  • American, British cast finds ways to communicate same message in pageants

    American, British cast finds ways to communicate same message in pageants

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:52:15 GMT
    Robin Dick of Oxford, England, right, plays Arthur Ashton in a scene from the British Pageant at a media day held last week in Nauvoo.  (H-W Photo/Deborah Gertz Husar)Robin Dick of Oxford, England, right, plays Arthur Ashton in a scene from the British Pageant at a media day held last week in Nauvoo. (H-W Photo/Deborah Gertz Husar)
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- Arthur Ashton strides onto the stage ready to tell his story -- and the story of his audience. "It's a true story. It's a good story and a story that's still being written, which might be why...
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- Arthur Ashton strides onto the stage ready to tell his story -- and the story of his audience. "It's a true story. It's a good story and a story that's still being written, which might be why...
  • Keynote speaker: Conservation practices voluntary, not optional

    Keynote speaker: Conservation practices voluntary, not optional

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:34:57 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Dave Nelson looks at on-farm conservation practices as voluntary, not optional. "If you think about it right now, it is kind of voluntary. Nobody is telling you to do it, but if you don't do it, it...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Dave Nelson looks at on-farm conservation practices as voluntary, not optional. "If you think about it right now, it is kind of voluntary. Nobody is telling you to do it, but if you don't do it, it...
  • Quincy woman wins $100,000 with lottery scratch-off ticket

    Quincy woman wins $100,000 with lottery scratch-off ticket

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:58:52 GMT
    Peggy Lambert couldn't believe it when the scratch-off lottery ticket she bought indicated that she had won $100,000. "I looked at the cashier and said, ‘I think I made a mistake, or I went blind,' " Lambert said. "I thought it was a joke and that I made a mistake. It couldn't have been that much."
    Peggy Lambert couldn't believe it when the scratch-off lottery ticket she bought indicated that she had won $100,000. "I looked at the cashier and said, ‘I think I made a mistake, or I went blind,' " Lambert said. "I thought it was a joke and that I made a mistake. It couldn't have been that much."
  • Missouri transportation project lists approved for voter review

    Missouri transportation project lists approved for voter review

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:42:04 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missourians now can review the list of $4.8 billion in transportation projects that will be tackled if voters approve Amendment 7 on Aug. 5. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missourians now can review the list of $4.8 billion in transportation projects that will be tackled if voters approve Amendment 7 on Aug. 5. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved...
  • Comptroller warns of $2 billion collapse when income tax is rolled back

    Comptroller warns of $2 billion collapse when income tax is rolled back

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:46:06 GMT
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said the state is facing "a $2 billion collapse" early next year when the income tax increase sunsets. "It's going to be like a heart attack" to state finances, Topinka said...
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said the state is facing "a $2 billion collapse" early next year when the income tax increase sunsets. "It's going to be like a heart attack" to state finances, Topinka said...
  • BonWorth store to close in Quincy Mall

    BonWorth store to close in Quincy Mall

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:12:51 GMT
    BonWorth, a women's apparel store in the Quincy Mall, is scheduled to close this weekend. The store is part of a national chain focused on affordable fashions. It is headquartered in Hendersonville, N.C. A company...
    BonWorth, a women's apparel store in the Quincy Mall, is scheduled to close this weekend. The store is part of a national chain focused on affordable fashions. It is headquartered in Hendersonville, N.C. A company...
  • Medical Reserve Corps has 'stuff for everybody to do' during emergencies

    Medical Reserve Corps has 'stuff for everybody to do' during emergencies

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:02:55 GMT
    As an insurance agent, Marla Dietrich already knows a thing or two about being prepared for emergencies. She's learned even more by getting involved with the Adams County Medical Reserve Corps. "I was looking for...
    As an insurance agent, Marla Dietrich already knows a thing or two about being prepared for emergencies. She's learned even more by getting involved with the Adams County Medical Reserve Corps. "I was looking for...
  • Double bachelor party for Unity High School friends marred by boating accident

    Double bachelor party for Unity High School friends marred by boating accident

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:04:20 GMT
    Justin Byrd was living his dream. The 30-year-old tax attorney, formerly of Loraine, was living in the Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo., for more than a year with his fiancee, Cassie Pavlovic. Byrd and Pavlovic were...
    Justin Byrd was living his dream. The 30-year-old tax attorney, formerly of Loraine, was living in the Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo., for more than a year with his fiancee, Cassie Pavlovic. Byrd and Pavlovic were...
  • 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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  • Genealogical book helps mark 50th reunion of Genenbacher family

    Genealogical book helps mark 50th reunion of Genenbacher family

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:56:21 GMT
    A family that researches its history together stays together, and one Quincy area clan is doing just that.  Descendents of John and Anna Genenbacher hosted their 50th family reunion Sunday at the Knights of Columbus' Father McGivney Hall, but marking a half-century of remaining connected wasn't the only cause for celebration.  After about two years and 500 hours of research and compilation, a group of organizing family members presented their kin with a 110-page book.
    A family that researches its history together stays together, and one Quincy area clan is doing just that.  Descendents of John and Anna Genenbacher hosted their 50th family reunion Sunday at the Knights of Columbus' Father McGivney Hall, but marking a half-century of remaining connected wasn't the only cause for celebration.  After about two years and 500 hours of research and compilation, a group of organizing family members presented their kin with a 110-page book.
  • Quincy finds salt supplier after state fails to locate vendor

    Quincy finds salt supplier after state fails to locate vendor

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:40:51 GMT
    The city of Quincy has secured 3,600 tons of rock salt for winter -- although at a 75.6 percent increase in cost from last year -- after aldermen approved a quote Monday night.
    The city of Quincy has secured 3,600 tons of rock salt for winter -- although at a 75.6 percent increase in cost from last year -- after aldermen approved a quote Monday night.
  • Bluff City Theater finds 'perfect building' in downtown Hannibal

    Bluff City Theater finds 'perfect building' in downtown Hannibal

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:33:46 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Joe Anderson knows all about the right way to develop a theater. "You build an organization, build an audience, then build a building," Anderson said. "So many get in trouble early on committing to expensive performance venues before they have the ability to pay for it." But taking the wrong approach might pay off for the new Bluff City Theater in Hannibal.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Joe Anderson knows all about the right way to develop a theater. "You build an organization, build an audience, then build a building," Anderson said. "So many get in trouble early on committing to expensive performance venues before they have the ability to pay for it." But taking the wrong approach might pay off for the new Bluff City Theater in Hannibal.
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