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  • Pathologist who did Lovelace autopsy has history of discredited work in central Illinois counties

    Pathologist who did Lovelace autopsy has history of discredited work in central Illinois counties

    Sunday, September 21 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-09-21 11:00:16 GMT
    A central Illinois newspaper is reporting that the pathologist who is believed to have performed the autopsy on Cory Lovelace after she died on Valentine's Day in 2006 is so discredited in Sangamon County that the...
    A central Illinois newspaper is reporting that the pathologist who is believed to have performed the autopsy on Cory Lovelace after she died on Valentine's Day in 2006 is so discredited in Sangamon County that the...
  • 'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    Sunday, September 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-09-21 04:23:36 GMT
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
  • Rowers, paddlers take on higher, faster water for Quincy Five Miler

    Rowers, paddlers take on higher, faster water for Quincy Five Miler

    Saturday, September 20 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-09-21 02:02:37 GMT
    The wind from the southwest may have been strong at times and the occasional jumping Asian carp may have surprised participants, but nearly 30 took on the Mississippi River Saturday morning for the Quincy Five Miler. ...
    The wind from the southwest may have been strong at times and the occasional jumping Asian carp may have surprised participants, but nearly 30 took on the Mississippi River Saturday morning for the Quincy Five Miler. ...
  • Niekamp to run again, Erwin likely won't; School Board candidates can start circulating petitions Tuesday

    Niekamp to run again, Erwin likely won't; School Board candidates can start circulating petitions Tuesday

    Saturday, September 20 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-21 01:53:35 GMT
    Tuesday is the first day prospective school board candidates in Illinois can begin circulating petitions for the April 7, 2015, elections, and at least one Quincy School Board member has firmly decided to seek re-election. ...
    Tuesday is the first day prospective school board candidates in Illinois can begin circulating petitions for the April 7, 2015, elections, and at least one Quincy School Board member has firmly decided to seek re-election. ...
  • Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

    Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

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

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

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

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

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

    Lovelace hires Springfield attorneys to represent him in murder case

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:35:47 GMT
    Two Springfield lawyers will represent former Adams County assistant state's attorney and former Quincy School Board president Curtis Lovelace, who faces first-degree murder charges. James Elmore, a Quincy native, and Jeff Page have been hired to represent Lovelace, who was indicted by an Adams County grand jury in connection with the death of his wife, Cory D. Lovelace, on Feb. 14, 2006.
    Two Springfield lawyers will represent former Adams County assistant state's attorney and former Quincy School Board president Curtis Lovelace, who faces first-degree murder charges. James Elmore, a Quincy native, and Jeff Page have been hired to represent Lovelace, who was indicted by an Adams County grand jury in connection with the death of his wife, Cory D. Lovelace, on Feb. 14, 2006.
  • Pikeland adopts deficit budget; superintendent concerned about transportation fund

    Pikeland adopts deficit budget; superintendent concerned about transportation fund

    Friday, September 19 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-09-19 20:47:51 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two months into the fiscal year, the Pikeland School District is on track with spending projections, a trend that will need to continue since projected spending tops revenues. The School Board adopted...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two months into the fiscal year, the Pikeland School District is on track with spending projections, a trend that will need to continue since projected spending tops revenues. The School Board adopted...
  • Folk Life Festival to show how people lived in earlier generations

    Folk Life Festival to show how people lived in earlier generations

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:37:24 GMT
    The 19th annual Folk Life Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, will show visitors how people lived in previous generations. Barbara Wilkinson-Fletcher, the museum's executive...
    The 19th annual Folk Life Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, will show visitors how people lived in previous generations. Barbara Wilkinson-Fletcher, the museum's executive...
  • Family Fun Day in Palmyra moved from Fourth of July weekend to Sept. 20

    Family Fun Day in Palmyra moved from Fourth of July weekend to Sept. 20

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:35:51 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- July heat and coinciding summer activities have prompted a seasonal move for the third annual Family Fun Day in Palmyra. Chairman Mary Schaible said she opted to push the event from the Fourth of July...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- July heat and coinciding summer activities have prompted a seasonal move for the third annual Family Fun Day in Palmyra. Chairman Mary Schaible said she opted to push the event from the Fourth of July...
  • Quality of life, cost of living top-ranked in second annual business survey

    Quality of life, cost of living top-ranked in second annual business survey

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:33:30 GMT
    Quality of life and cost of living remain Quincy's greatest strengths, according to results from a survey conducted by the Great River Economic Development Foundationn in partnership with the city of Quincy and the Adams County Board.
    Quality of life and cost of living remain Quincy's greatest strengths, according to results from a survey conducted by the Great River Economic Development Foundationn in partnership with the city of Quincy and the Adams County Board.
  • 'Tough choices had to be made': Nixon explains school funding fight during visit to Highland

    'Tough choices had to be made': Nixon explains school funding fight during visit to Highland

    Friday, September 19 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-19 14:07:58 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stressed to Highland Junior-Senior High School students Thursday they face tough educational standards and global workforce competition, but students returned the pressure by asking the governor about withholding education funding and a potential presidential bid.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stressed to Highland Junior-Senior High School students Thursday they face tough educational standards and global workforce competition, but students returned the pressure by asking the governor about withholding education funding and a potential presidential bid.
  • Fire severely damages Hannibal home

    Fire severely damages Hannibal home

    Friday, September 19 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-09-19 13:00:26 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A small home in the 900 block of Fulton Avenue was severely damaged by fire Thursday morning, but no one was injured. The occupant, Debra Wilson, was not at home when the fire was reported to the...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A small home in the 900 block of Fulton Avenue was severely damaged by fire Thursday morning, but no one was injured. The occupant, Debra Wilson, was not at home when the fire was reported to the...
  • Gems still lose money, but not as much, during final season owned by Civic Center Authority

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

    Thursday, September 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-09-18 16:00:36 GMT
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority still lost money in its final season of operating the Quincy Gems, but not nearly as much as it did last year. Financial reports made available during Wednesday's monthly meeting show the team lost $16,359 this season - considerably less than the $92,283 it lost last season.
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority still lost money in its final season of operating the Quincy Gems, but not nearly as much as it did last year. Financial reports made available during Wednesday's monthly meeting...
  • Adams County Ambulance to celebrate 40 years of service Saturday

    Adams County Ambulance to celebrate 40 years of service Saturday

    Thursday, September 18 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-18 15:33:11 GMT
    The Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services will celebrate its 40th year of service to the community with a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wavering Park in Quincy. A picnic-style chicken supper...
    The Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services will celebrate its 40th year of service with a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wavering Park in Quincy. A picnic-style chicken supper will be served at...
  • Couple escapes uninjured, but fire heavily damages longtime home

    Couple escapes uninjured, but fire heavily damages longtime home

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:42:40 GMT
    A fire heavily damaged the longtime home of Marvin and Doris Koch late Tuesday night near Liberty. The couple was at home at the time and escaped without injury. Payson-Fall Creek Fire Chief Gary Frye said the fire started in the stairwell to the second story of the house at 604 E. 1800th St. in Liberty.
    A fire heavily damaged the longtime home of Marvin and Doris Koch late Tuesday night near Liberty. The couple was at home at the time and escaped without injury. Payson-Fall Creek Fire Chief Gary Frye said the fire started in the stairwell to the second story of the house at 604 E. 1800th St. in Liberty.
  • Hannibal public schools see fourth straight year of enrollment gains

    Hannibal public schools see fourth straight year of enrollment gains

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:03:09 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal School District recorded its fourth consecutive year of enrollment increases in 2014-2015, building off a major slump in 2010-2011. Superintendent Susan Johnson announced enrollment figures...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal School District recorded its fourth consecutive year of enrollment increases in 2014-15, building off a major slump in 2010-11. Superintendent Susan Johnson announced enrollment figures at...
  • Water service to be shut off Thursday in part of downtown Quincy

    Water service to be shut off Thursday in part of downtown Quincy

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-17 23:09:22 GMT
    Water service will be stopped Thursday, Sept. 18, for an area in downtown Quincy. Customers on Second Street from Hampshire to Vermont, Third Street from Broadway to Vermont and Vermont from Front to Third will have no...
    Water service will be stopped Thursday, Sept. 18, for an area in downtown Quincy. Customers on Second Street from Hampshire to Vermont, Third Street from Broadway to Vermont and Vermont from Front to Third will have no...
  • Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-17 16:38:31 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
  • Quincy retail sales climb during spring and summer

    Quincy retail sales climb during spring and summer

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-09-17 15:43:28 GMT
    Quincy retail sales surged in June, and retailers say they've seen a good rebound after harsh winter weather slowed sales for the first three months of the year. "We're going to end up above last year's...
    Quincy retail sales surged in June, and retailers say they've seen a good rebound after harsh winter weather slowed sales for the first three months of the year. "We're going to end up above last year's...
  • New digital piano lab opening musical doors for St. Dominic students

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

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

    Hannibal Police Department to retire police dog Charger because of health issues

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:42:43 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday to retire a 7-year-old Hannibal Police Department canine and release him to his partner. Police Chief Lyndell Davis said German shepherd Charger is suffering from...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday to retire a 7-year-old Hannibal Police Department canine and release him to his partner. Police Chief Lyndell Davis said German shepherd Charger is suffering from...
  • Discover Nature program teaches youngsters about fishing

    Discover Nature program teaches youngsters about fishing

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:21:41 GMT
    With a string and hook in hand, Missouri Department of Conservation volunteer Quintin Heaton asked a group of youngsters gathered at the Clover Road Christian Church pond a question that would set off the rest of the evening. "Who's ready to learn?" he asked. The students, ages 7 to 15, were about to begin the second of four fishing lessons sponsored by the MDC's Discover Nature program.
    With a string and hook in hand, Missouri Department of Conservation volunteer Quintin Heaton asked a group of youngsters gathered at the Clover Road Christian Church pond a question that would set off the rest of the evening. "Who's ready to learn?" he asked. The students, ages 7 to 15, were about to begin the second of four fishing lessons sponsored by the MDC's Discover Nature program.
  • Hannibal City Council approves purchase of fire engine

    Hannibal City Council approves purchase of fire engine

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:19:56 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council greenlighted the purchase of a multimillion-dollar fire engine Tuesday after concerns over the outcome of last week's Missouri Legislature veto session seemed to lessen. The...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council greenlighted the purchase of a multimillion-dollar fire engine Tuesday after concerns over the outcome of last week's Missouri Legislature veto session seemed to lessen. The...
  • Long John Silver's, open in Quincy since 1976, closes

    Long John Silver's, open in Quincy since 1976, closes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:02 GMT
    The Quincy Long John Silver's restaurant closed Monday night after nearly 40 years in business. Alice Stevenson, area manager with Blue Springs, Mo.-based Summit Restaurant Group, said the restaurant at 3005 Broadway “sold its last piece of fish” at 8 p.m.
    The Quincy Long John Silver's restaurant closed Monday night after nearly 40 years in business. Alice Stevenson, area manager with Blue Springs, Mo.-based Summit Restaurant Group, said the restaurant at 3005 Broadway “sold its last piece of fish” at 8 p.m.
  • Clark County Mule Festival set for Sept. 19-21

    Clark County Mule Festival set for Sept. 19-21

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:45:37 GMT
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Mike Schantz said making good mules requires three things: a good mare, a good jack and plenty of time with the donkey-horse hybrids. "The more you work with them, the more they become one with you," he...
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Mike Schantz said making good mules requires three things: a good mare, a good jack and plenty of time with the donkey-horse hybrids. "The more you work with them, the more they become one with you," he...
  • No decision yet on 48th, State intersection

    No decision yet on 48th, State intersection

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:36:48 GMT
    Discussions on how the city of Quincy and Adams County will update the intersection at 48th and State continue more than two months after a plan to reduce lanes of traffic along the north-south corridor was shelved. ...
    Discussions on how the city of Quincy and Adams County will update the intersection at 48th and State continue more than two months after a plan to reduce lanes of traffic along the north-south corridor was shelved. ...
  • Hannibal teen charged with theft, assaulting officer

    Hannibal teen charged with theft, assaulting officer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:06:34 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer. A news release from the Hannibal Police Department said Breanna M. Sparks, 18, was arrested after police were...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer. A news release from the Hannibal Police Department said Breanna M. Sparks, 18, was arrested after police were...
  • Spontaneous combustion blamed in Veterans Home coffee shop fire

    Spontaneous combustion blamed in Veterans Home coffee shop fire

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:00:29 GMT
    Spontaneous combustion caused a fire Monday in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the rear of the single-story brick building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes.
    Spontaneous combustion caused a fire Monday in the Smith Hall Coffee Shop at the Illinois Veterans Home. Quincy firefighters were dispatched the scene at 6 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from the rear of the single-story brick building. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes.
  • Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Aldermen approve purchase of equipment to paint airport runways

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:25:46 GMT
    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
    Staff at the Quincy Regional Airport can now repaint runaways and taxiways after the Quincy City Council approved the purchase of equipment Monday. The city will spend $15,447 for a Graco LineLazer IV 250SPS striping...
  • Northeast Missouri man charged in stabbing death of his service dog

    Northeast Missouri man charged in stabbing death of his service dog

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:11:03 GMT
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A northeast Missouri man is charged with animal abuse for allegedly stabbing a pit bull to death. The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 29-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Vance of Kirksville is jailed on the felony charge.
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A northeast Missouri man is charged with animal abuse for allegedly stabbing a pit bull to death. The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 29-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Vance of Kirksville is jailed on the felony charge.
  • Frericks promoted to Quincy Park District's top spot

    Frericks promoted to Quincy Park District's top spot

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:58:58 GMT
    The Quincy Park Board stayed in house with its selection for a new executive director for the Quincy Park District, hiring Director of Parks Rome Frericks during a special board meeting on Monday morning. Frericks, 37, has been with the Park District for more than nine years and has been the Director of Parks since October.
    The Quincy Park Board stayed in house with its selection for a new executive director for the Quincy Park District, hiring Director of Parks Rome Frericks during a special board meeting on Monday morning. Frericks, 37, has been with the Park District for more than nine years and has been the Director of Parks since October.
  • Christian message finds young audience at clowning workshop in Palmyra

    Christian message finds young audience at clowning workshop in Palmyra

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:55:40 GMT
    The Rev. Randy Christensen spent Sunday morning clowning around with friends at Mission Hill Baptist Church, but that's hardly unusual for the Minnesota-based pastor. Christensen and a troupe of brightly dressed cohorts performed for the Palmyra church's youngest parishioners to mark the completion of a four-day clowning workshop.
    The Rev. Randy Christensen spent Sunday morning clowning around with friends at Mission Hill Baptist Church, but that's hardly unusual for the Minnesota-based pastor. Christensen and a troupe of brightly dressed cohorts performed for the Palmyra church's youngest parishioners to mark the completion of a four-day clowning workshop.
  • Citywide cleanup set for Sept. 27

    Citywide cleanup set for Sept. 27

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:13:05 GMT
    Quincy residents have two more weeks to prepare for the annual citywide cleanup. The annual event where residents are allowed to dump many larger items is set for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the disposal site at Front...
    Quincy residents have two more weeks to prepare for the annual citywide cleanup. The annual event where residents are allowed to dump many larger items is set for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the disposal site at Front...
  • On the Street for Sunday, Sept. 14: Slush fund, raffle winner and two contest finalists

    On the Street for Sunday, Sept. 14: Slush fund, raffle winner and two contest finalists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:08:54 GMT
    WRONG CHOICE OF WORDS: Todd Moore of Architechnics explained to an audience of about 50 people how $89 million could be spent on five new elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School during a forum Wednesday...
    WRONG CHOICE OF WORDS: Todd Moore of Architechnics explained to an audience of about 50 people how $89 million could be spent on five new elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School during a forum Wednesday...
  • Billings looks back on 33-year career at Blessing as retirement beckons

    Billings looks back on 33-year career at Blessing as retirement beckons

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:01:44 GMT
    For some time now, Brad Billings has been working on the itinerary. The trip will include several notable stops, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Billings is a longtime fan of the Doors, and if...
    For some time now, Brad Billings has been working on the itinerary. The trip will include several notable stops, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Billings is a longtime fan of the Doors, and if...
  • Quincy School District's lunch program holding its own under new federal nutrition guidelines

    Quincy School District's lunch program holding its own under new federal nutrition guidelines

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:46:43 GMT
    Participation in the Quincy School District's federally subsidized lunch program has fallen slightly since last year at all seven elementary schools and Baldwin Intermediate School, but it's on the rise at Quincy...
    Participation in the Quincy School District's federally subsidized lunch program has fallen slightly since last year at all seven elementary schools and Baldwin Intermediate School, but it's on the rise at Quincy...
  • JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:05:50 GMT
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
  • 'Hollywood Snapshots' outlines Hannibal man's career as publicist

    'Hollywood Snapshots' provides photographic insight to Hannibal man's career as publicist

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:03:09 GMT
    The late Steve McQueen was one of Mike Marx’s favorite acquaintances during his time in Hollywood working as a publicist. Marx’s book consists of pictures he took of some of the stars he worked with. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Marx).The late Steve McQueen was one of Mike Marx’s favorite acquaintances during his time in Hollywood working as a publicist. Marx’s book consists of pictures he took of some of the stars he worked with. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Marx).
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said he was encouraged by a friend to put "Hollywood Snapshots" together. It's a good thing he listened. The soft-cover booklet, about the size of an old-fashion phone book, is now in its...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said he was encouraged by a friend to put "Hollywood Snapshots" together. It's a good thing he listened. The soft-cover booklet, about the size of an old-fashion phone book, is now in its...
  • Proposed $5.5 million Wavering pool would be smaller, but with more amenities

    Proposed $5.5 million Wavering pool would be smaller, but with more amenities

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:54:43 GMT
    The Quincy Park Board took its first glance Wednesday night at what a new Wavering Aquatic Center might look like. Director of Parks Rome Frericks presented what he called "a very preliminary" drawing of what the Quincy...
    The Quincy Park Board took its first glance Wednesday night at what a new Wavering Aquatic Center might look like. Director of Parks Rome Frericks presented what he called "a very preliminary" drawing of what the Quincy...
  • Lovelace granted extension to hire counsel; prosecutor says 'something was amiss' in photos of wife’s body

    Lovelace granted extension to hire counsel; prosecutor says 'something was amiss' in photos of wife’s body

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:28:12 GMT
    A former Adams County assistant state's attorney and Quincy School Board president charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death eight years ago was granted a continuance Friday to find counsel to represent...
    A former Adams County assistant state's attorney and Quincy School Board president charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death eight years ago was granted a continuance Friday to find counsel to represent...
  • Mid-America port misses TIGER grant, awaits word on other funding

    Mid-America port misses TIGER grant, awaits word on other funding

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:35:31 GMT
    Officials with the Mid-America Intermodal Port Authority got confirmation Friday that their project did not get funding through the TIGER 6 grant program this week, but the U.S. Maritime Administration is considering...
    Officials with the Mid-America Intermodal Port Authority got confirmation Friday that their project did not get funding through the TIGER 6 grant program this week, but the U.S. Maritime Administration is considering...
  • Missouri veto override allows schools to arm teachers, adminstrators

    Missouri veto override allows schools to arm teachers, adminstrators

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:52:34 GMT
    Missouri school districts may now authorize teachers and administrators to carry concealed firearms in schools, but at least two Northeast Missouri superintendents say the measure needs more consideration. The Missouri...
    Missouri school districts may now authorize teachers and administrators to carry concealed firearms in schools, but at least two Northeast Missouri superintendents say the measure needs more consideration. The Missouri...
  • Pike County Memorial Hospital to add radiology services

    Pike County Memorial Hospital to add radiology services

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:53:07 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Pike County Memorial Hospital will soon add radiology services to those offered at its Eastern Missouri Health Services office in Bowling Green. Chief Operating Officer Justin Selle said the...
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Pike County Memorial Hospital will soon add radiology services to those offered at its Eastern Missouri Health Services office in Bowling Green. Chief Operating Officer Justin Selle said the...
  • Ralls County Electric Cooperative getting $3.14 million loan from USDA for upgrades

    Ralls County Electric Cooperative getting $3.14 million loan from USDA for upgrades

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:25:48 GMT
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Northeast Missouri electric cooperative a multimillion-dollar loan through an initiative designed to improve power delivery in rural areas. The Ralls...
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Northeast Missouri electric cooperative a multimillion-dollar loan through an initiative designed to improve power delivery in rural areas. The Ralls...
  • Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

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

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:24:03 GMT
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
  • Anniversary of attacks a time for area first responders to remember

    Anniversary of attacks a time for area first responders to remember

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:53:50 GMT
    Sept. 11 is a day of reflection for first responders. They stop to remember what happened on the date in 2001 when thousands of people, including many first responders, lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. It's also become a day to honor first responders. Locally, the RSVP program delivered “Bundles of Thanks” to various agencies.
    Sept. 11 is a day of reflection for first responders. They stop to remember what happened on the date in 2001 when thousands of people, including many first responders, lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. It's also become a day to honor first responders. Locally, the RSVP program delivered “Bundles of Thanks” to various agencies.
  • Swick honored for helping craft real estate professional standards program

    Swick honored for helping craft real estate professional standards program

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:56:00 GMT
    Glenn Swick has seen many changes in the real estate industry. While many are positive, standards must be developed to handle potential negative experiences. For his role in helping craft a new professional standards program, Swick received the Realtor of the Year award from the Quincy Association of Realtors during its inaugural and awards luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Holiday Inn.
    Glenn Swick has seen many changes in the real estate industry. While many are positive, standards must be developed to handle potential negative experiences. For his role in helping craft a new professional standards program, Swick received the Realtor of the Year award from the Quincy Association of Realtors during its inaugural and awards luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Holiday Inn.
  • Frontier Settlement Day set for Saturday in Log Cabin Village

    Frontier Settlement Day set for Saturday in Log Cabin Village

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:48:48 GMT
    The sixth annual Frontier Settlement Day will be held Saturday in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island.A number of period activities for children and adults will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The sixth annual Frontier Settlement Day will be held Saturday in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island.A number of period activities for children and adults will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Missing Hannibal man found alive after being stuck in field for two days

    Missing Hannibal man found alive after being stuck in field for two days

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:33:55 GMT
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Nearly 48 hours after he went missing, a Hannibal man was found stuck in the mud near his vehicle in a remote part of Ralls County. Ronald Eugene Howdeshell, 69, was found near the Salt River in a field northeast of New London at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to Marshall Miller, assistant chief of the Marion County Ambulance District.
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Nearly 48 hours after he went missing, a Hannibal man was found stuck in the mud near his vehicle in a remote part of Ralls County. Ronald Eugene Howdeshell, 69, was found near the Salt River in a field northeast of New London at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to Marshall Miller, assistant chief of the Marion County Ambulance District.
  • 'I never thought I would be calling off school in the fall': Rain forces four school districts to cancel classes

    'I never thought I would be calling off school in the fall': Rain forces four school districts to cancel classes

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:25:22 GMT
    Heavy flooding across Northeast Missouri prompted dozens of road closures and at least four school districts to call off classes Wednesday. Storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumped upward of 10 inches of rain in...
    Heavy flooding across Northeast Missouri prompted dozens of road closures and at least four school districts to call off classes Wednesday. Storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumped upward of 10 inches of rain in...
  • Board to announce new Park District leader Monday

    Board to announce new Park District leader Monday

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:01:05 GMT
    The Quincy Park District announced Thursday morning that a new executive director will be introduced at a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday.
    The Quincy Park District announced Thursday morning that a new executive director will be introduced at a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday.
  • Mendon School Board asks for guidance on budget cuts; residents seem to favor closing Greenfield school

    Mendon School Board asks for guidance on budget cuts; residents seem to favor closing Greenfield school

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:46:20 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board, which needs to cut about $500,000 from the district's budget by the 2015-16 fiscal year, asked for input Wednesday night from the community for the best way to go about the...
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board, which needs to cut about $500,000 from the district's budget by the 2015-16 fiscal year, asked for input Wednesday night from the community for the best way to go about the...
  • School officials offer information, answer questions about $89 million bond issue

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

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:56:57 GMT
    An attentive crowd showed up Wednesday night for the first of four public forums focusing on the Quincy School District's proposed $89 million bond issue, and organizers were pleased to see so much interest. "The turnout was better than we expected, and I thought the questions were well thought out," said George Crickard, chairman of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools.
    An attentive crowd showed up Wednesday night for the first of four public forums focusing on the Quincy School District's proposed $89 million bond issue, and organizers were pleased to see so much interest. "The turnout was better than we expected, and I thought the questions were well thought out," said George Crickard, chairman of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools.
  • Privacy concerns raised over proposal to allow video devices in nursing homes

    Privacy concerns raised over proposal to allow video devices in nursing homes

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:59:21 GMT
    Several nursing home administrators in the Quincy area say they would want to make sure privacy rights are protected if the Illinois General Assembly passes legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be...
    Several nursing home administrators in the Quincy area say they would want to make sure privacy rights are protected if the Illinois General Assembly passes legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be...
  • Classes give father's tools needed to become involved in children's lives

    Classes give father's tools needed to become involved in children's lives

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:20:06 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal social services agency will begin this week its third session of classes intended to give fathers the tools to become more involved in their children's lives. The series, titled "Focus on...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal social services agency will begin this week its third session of classes intended to give fathers the tools to become more involved in their children's lives. The series, titled "Focus on...
  • Plan Commission gives green light to electronic billboard policy

    Plan Commission gives green light to electronic billboard policy

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:15:09 GMT
    The Quincy Plan Commission agreed to forward a proposed ordinance to the City Council that will revise the city code on electronic billboards. The commission forwarded an ordinance that will allow for electronic...
    The Quincy Plan Commission agreed to forward a proposed ordinance to the City Council that will revise the city code on electronic billboards. The commission forwarded an ordinance that will allow for electronic...
  • Heavy rains flood roads, leak into Adams County Courthouse

    Heavy rains flood roads, leak into Adams County Courthouse

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:51:04 GMT
    Heavy rains flooded some area roads before dawn on Wednesday and leaked into the Adams County Courthouse. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said leaks began on the fourth floor along a hallway in the jail area at about 4 a.m. “We called for all hands on deck to come in and help clean up. We had about eight people helping out,” ...
    Heavy rains flooded some area roads before dawn on Wednesday and leaked into the Adams County Courthouse. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said leaks began on the fourth floor along a hallway in the jail area at about 4 a.m. “We called for all hands on deck to come in and help clean up. We had about eight people helping out,” ...
  • Road agreement approved for Illinois Rivers transmission line project

    Road agreement approved for Illinois Rivers transmission line project

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

    Vintage karts return to TNT Kartways

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

    Grand jury returns indictments against Quincy men

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:29:49 GMT
    Grand jury indictments were returned against two Quincy men Tuesday. Mathew C. Clark, 25, was indicted on two counts of burglary and three counts of theft of more than $10,000. Among the items Clark allegedly stole was a truck from Transitions of Western Illinois that was later destroyed in a fire. James D. Phillips, 18, was indicted on a Class X home invasion charge and a residential burglary charge related to an incident at 900 Locust.
    Grand jury indictments were returned against two Quincy men Tuesday. Mathew C. Clark, 25, was indicted on two counts of burglary and three counts of theft of more than $10,000. Among the items Clark allegedly stole was a truck from Transitions of Western Illinois that was later destroyed in a fire. James D. Phillips, 18, was indicted on a Class X home invasion charge and a residential burglary charge related to an incident at 900 Locust.
  • Guest director steps outside comfort zone in QCT production

    Guest director steps outside comfort zone in QCT production

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:33:49 GMT
    Dennis Gleason calls what he does "plork." Gleason, an award-winning director with more than 130 plays and musicals under his belt, said he recently came across the term that combines the words "play" and "work" and...
    Dennis Gleason calls what he does "plork." Gleason, an award-winning director with more than 130 plays and musicals under his belt, said he recently came across the term that combines the words "play" and "work" and decided to adopt it. For more than a month, Gleason has been in Quincy helping the Quincy Community Theatre get ready for its performance of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," which opens Thursday.
  • Quincy man found guilty of attacking WGEM cameraman

    Quincy man found guilty of attacking WGEM cameraman

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:12:22 GMT
    A Quincy man was convicted of two felony charges Tuesday by an Adams County grand jury in connection with an incident where he interrupted a live television broadcast in February. Roger L. Parker, 60, was convicted of felony aggravated battery in a public place and felony intimidation, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting a peace officer. He faces between two and five years in prison, but is eligible for probation.
    A Quincy man was convicted of two felony charges Tuesday by an Adams County grand jury in connection with an incident where he interrupted a live television broadcast in February. Roger L. Parker, 60, was convicted of felony aggravated battery in a public place and felony intimidation, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting a peace officer. He faces between two and five years in prison, but is eligible for probation.
  • North Shelby Elementary School ready to unveil new, safer playground

    North Shelby Elementary School ready to unveil new, safer playground

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:43:11 GMT
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- North Shelby Elementary School Principal Monica Hinshaw said her students can't wait until work on a new, safer playground wraps up this week. Hinshaw said they've watched the equipment go up...
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- North Shelby Elementary School Principal Monica Hinshaw said her students can't wait until work on a new, safer playground wraps up this week. Hinshaw said they've watched the equipment go up...
  • 'The best day of the year for our listeners': WGCA goal for Sharathon is $300,000

    'The best day of the year for our listeners': WGCA goal for Sharathon is $300,000

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:11:05 GMT
    One of the most popular offerings from one of the area's most popular radio stations unfolds later this week. WGCA-FM 88.5's 27th annual Sharathon fundraiser runs Thursday and Friday, an event that traditionally...
    One of the most popular offerings from one of the area's most popular radio stations unfolds later this week. WGCA-FM 88.5's 27th annual Sharathon fundraiser runs Thursday and Friday, an event that traditionally...
  • UPDATE: Authorities identify missing Hannibal man as search resumes Tuesday morning in Ralls County

    UPDATE: Authorities identify missing Hannibal man as search resumes Tuesday morning in Ralls County

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:07:37 GMT
    The search for a lost Hannibal man resumed at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The Ralls County Sheriff's Department reported it was contacted at 8:10 p.m. Monday that a man was at an unknown location...
    The search for a lost Hannibal man resumed at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The Ralls County Sheriff's Department reported it was contacted at 8:10 p.m. Monday that a man was at an unknown location...
  • Heated meeting ends with aldermen approving purchase of garbage, recycling trucks

    Heated meeting ends with aldermen approving purchase of garbage, recycling trucks

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:50:14 GMT
    Tempers were elevated and confusion was present at times, but the Quincy City Council agreed to buy two new garbage and two new recycling trucks Monday night. Aldermen also rejected two ordinances that would have privatized garbage and recycling service. Another ordinance that would remove the optional monthly flat-rate tote system also was voted down.
    Tempers were elevated and confusion was present at times, but the Quincy City Council agreed to buy two new garbage and two new recycling trucks Monday night. Aldermen also rejected two ordinances that would have privatized garbage and recycling service. Another ordinance that would remove the optional monthly flat-rate tote system also was voted down.
  • Crime victims rights advocates push for amendment's passage

    Crime victims rights advocates push for amendment's passage

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:49:12 GMT
    Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins lost her sister, her brother-in-law and their unborn child nearly 25 years ago in a triple homicide in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. Bishop-Jenkins' family was told at the time there was no reason for the family to provide any kind of victim impact statement in her sister's case, because the man convicted of the crime was facing a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole. Bishop-Jenkins wishes the family had provided that statement.
    Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins lost her sister, her brother-in-law and their unborn child nearly 25 years ago in a triple homicide in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. Bishop-Jenkins' family was told at the time there was no reason for the family to provide any kind of victim impact statement in her sister's case, because the man convicted of the crime was facing a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole. Bishop-Jenkins wishes the family had provided that statement.

  • Curriculum Committee plans to review grading practices, test-retake policy

    Curriculum Committee plans to review grading practices, test-retake policy

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-09-09 04:37:23 GMT
    The Quincy School Board's Curriculum Committee plans to revisit changes made five years ago in the district's grading practices and policy allowing students to retake tests. School Board member Jeff Mays, chairman of the Curriculum Committee, appointed a special subcommittee Monday to look into the issue and give a report at the committee's next meeting in October.
    The Quincy School Board's Curriculum Committee plans to revisit changes made five years ago in the district's grading practices and policy allowing students to retake tests. School Board member Jeff Mays, chairman of the Curriculum Committee, appointed a special subcommittee Monday to look into the issue and give a report at the committee's next meeting in October.

  • Quincy Chamber committee to honor Ag Teacher of the Year

    Quincy Chamber committee to honor Ag Teacher of the Year

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:25:36 GMT
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee wants to recognize someone for helping others learn about agriculture with its first Ag Educator of the Year Award to be presented in March. "We want to...
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee wants to recognize someone for helping others learn about agriculture with its first Ag Educator of the Year Award to be presented in March. "We want to...
  • Big Read, Little Read kickoff Thursday in Quincy, Mount Sterling

    Big Read, Little Read kickoff Thursday in Quincy, Mount Sterling

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:23:12 GMT
    The Quincy Public Library is making it a little bit easier for patrons who can't attend the kickoff for the Big Read program. This year's Big Read launch is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Quincy Museum, 1601...
    The Quincy Public Library is making it a little bit easier for patrons who can't attend the kickoff for the Big Read program. This year's Big Read launch is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Quincy Museum, 1601...
  • Different factors lead people to seek out GED certificate

    Different factors lead people to seek out GED certificate

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:18:35 GMT
    Randy Lindsey said he was tired of lying around the house. "I'm 29 years old," he said. "It was time for me to step up to the plate." For Lindsey, that meant returning to school to earn his General Educational Development certificate.
    Randy Lindsey said he was tired of lying around the house. "I'm 29 years old," he said. "It was time for me to step up to the plate." For Lindsey, that meant returning to school to earn his General Educational Development certificate.
  • Telephone scam targeting Hannibal residents

    Telephone scam targeting Hannibal residents

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:14:39 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A telephone scam is targeting customers of the Hannibal Board of Public Works. A BPW spokesman said customers are receiving calls from a company claiming to be affiliated with the BPW. The caller...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A telephone scam is targeting customers of the Hannibal Board of Public Works. A BPW spokesman said customers are receiving calls from a company claiming to be affiliated with the BPW. The caller...
  • Durham, Mo., business offers fall-themed activities, produce

    Durham, Mo., business offers fall-themed activities, produce

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:14:15 GMT
    A Northeast Missouri clan has kicked off fall by starting a business that marries the season's staples with family entertainment. Brent and Katy Luttrull, both of Lewistown, on Friday opened the Pumpkin Crate just east of Durham on Mo. 6.
    DURHAM, Mo. -- A Northeast Missouri clan has kicked off fall by starting a business that marries the season's staples with family entertainment. Brent and Katy Luttrull, both of Lewistown, on Friday opened the...
  • Car hits Abel's Quick Shop in Hannibal

    Car hits Abel's Quick Shop in Hannibal

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:22:37 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A car crashed into Abel's Quik Shop at 2859 James Road at 4:11 p.m. Saturday after a two-car collision. Hannibal police said no one sought immediate medical attention. Police reported Jerred...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A car crashed into Abel's Quik Shop at 2859 James Road at 4:11 p.m. Saturday after a two-car collision. Hannibal police said no one sought immediate medical attention. Police reported Jerred...
  • Bayview Bridge lighting project on hold as city, state negotiate over part

    Bayview Bridge lighting project on hold as city, state negotiate over part

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:09:57 GMT
    A $500,000 project that would light the Bayview Bridge from dusk to dawn is on hold as the city of Quincy and the Illinois Department of Transportation negotiate over the quality of a part needed for the project.
    A $500,000 project that would light the Bayview Bridge from dusk to dawn is on hold as the city of Quincy and the Illinois Department of Transportation negotiate over the quality of a part needed for the project.
  • Saving part of Higbee School: 'It would be something to benefit the whole community'

    Saving part of Higbee School: 'It would be something to benefit the whole community'

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:16:08 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two Pittsfield men want to make sure that Higbee School, while gone, will never be forgotten. Bob Evans and Lloyd Lawber hope to save some pieces of the historic building, now being demolished, to...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two Pittsfield men want to make sure that Higbee School, while gone, will never be forgotten. Bob Evans and Lloyd Lawber hope to save some pieces of the historic building, now being demolished, to...
  • Business practices in hospital setting nets statewide award for Illini

    Business practices in hospital setting nets statewide award for Illini

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:12:56 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Putting business-based practices to work in a medical setting led to a top award for Illini Community Hospital from the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. The Pittsfield-based hospital won...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Putting business-based practices to work in a medical setting led to a top award for Illini Community Hospital from the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. The Pittsfield-based hospital won...
  • Ewing man dies after being trapped beneath mower

    Ewing man dies after being trapped beneath mower

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-05 23:56:38 GMT
    A 62-year-old rural Ewing man died Friday after being trapped beneath a large finishing mower. Preliminary findings indicate that John Sparks was working under the mower at his residence near 250th Street when the mower fell off the jacks and asphyxiated him, Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish said in a report.
    A 62-year-old rural Ewing man died Friday after being trapped beneath a large finishing mower. Preliminary findings indicate that John Sparks was working under the mower at his residence near 250th Street when the mower fell off the jacks and asphyxiated him, Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish said in a report.
  • Pittsfield woman named to Hall of Fame for work with 4-H

    Pittsfield woman named to Hall of Fame for work with 4-H

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:09:33 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- 4-H always has been important to Pat Edmonds, and she's been important to the organization. The Pittsfield woman was one of 66 people -- and the only one from Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- 4-H always has been important to Pat Edmonds, and she's been important to the organization. The Pittsfield woman was one of 66 people -- and the only one from Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike...
  • New Mount Sterling restaurant draws from history, community interest

    New Mount Sterling restaurant draws from history, community interest

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:58:16 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Scott Stamerjohn says it didn't take much creativity to come up with the name for Dot Foods' new fine dining restaurant in Mount Sterling. Brothers Joseph and William Hagel opened a hardware and furniture store in the building in 1891, serving generations of area residents. The building still lists the family name and the date on its iron cornice, inspiring the name of Hagel 1891 slated to open this year.
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Scott Stamerjohn says it didn't take much creativity to come up with the name for Dot Foods' new fine dining restaurant in Mount Sterling. Brothers Joseph and William Hagel opened a hardware and furniture store in the building in 1891, serving generations of area residents. The building still lists the family name and the date on its iron cornice, inspiring the name of Hagel 1891 slated to open this year.
  • Hannibal firefighters agree to three-year contract

    Hannibal firefighters agree to three-year contract

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:41:16 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday accepted a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters Local 1211 after about four months of negotiation. City...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday accepted a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters Local 1211 after about four months of negotiation. City...
  • City official says Hannibal airport could expand next spring

    City official says Hannibal airport could expand next spring

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:42:54 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Regional Airport could expand as early as this spring, one city official said Tuesday. The Hannibal City Council reviewed at its meeting two ordinances that would authorize the city to enter...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Regional Airport could expand again as early as next spring, one city official said Tuesday. The Hannibal City Council reviewed at its meeting two ordinances that would authorize the city to...
  • Arizona man waives preliminary hearing in Pike County murder case

    Arizona man waives preliminary hearing in Pike County murder case

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:30:56 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- An Arizona man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half brother waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. Joseph M. Coffman, 28, of Fort...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- An Arizona man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half brother waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. Joseph M. Coffman, 28, of Fort...
  • 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...
  • 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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