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  • Five vying for first 'Battle for the Baton' title

    Five vying for first 'Battle for the Baton' title

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:18 AM EST2014-11-23 05:18:28 GMT
    The fundraiser pits five well-known Quincy residents against each other for the right to be a guest conductor at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Dec. 6. The person who raises the most money earns the right to conduct one song at the concert. 
    The fundraiser pits five well-known Quincy residents against each other for the right to be a guest conductor at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Dec. 6. The person who raises the most money earns the right to conduct one song at the concert. 
  • Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Sunday, November 23 2014 12:02 AM EST2014-11-23 05:02:21 GMT
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

  • 'Recovery approach' in treating mental illness paying dividends

    'Recovery approach' in treating mental illness paying dividends

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:46 PM EST2014-11-23 04:46:39 GMT
    Lemonia "Joy" Sims now has something awaiting her she never thought possible — a future. "Every sad word in the dictionary described me," she said. "I never thought I would have peace or be able to smile." Sims, a native of Chicago who now calls Quincy her home, has been battling a variety of mental illnesses for much of the past 21 years. 
    Lemonia "Joy" Sims now has something awaiting her she never thought possible — a future. "Every sad word in the dictionary described me," she said. "I never thought I would have peace or be able to smile." Sims, a native of Chicago who now calls Quincy her home, has been battling a variety of mental illnesses for much of the past 21 years. 

  • Western Area Purchasing Co-op: 'What we have up here is a pretty good thing for our schools'

    Western Area Purchasing Co-op: 'What we have up here is a pretty good thing for our schools'

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:34 PM EST2014-11-23 04:34:14 GMT
    LAHARPE, Ill. -- The building's green cover serves as a reminder of the "green" saved by area school districts and businesses working with the Western Area Purchasing Cooperative in LaHarpe. The co-op, overseen by the Regional Office of Education serving Hancock and McDonough counties, buys all kinds of supplies in bulk, which translates into savings for its more than 60 accounts.
    LAHARPE, Ill. -- The building's green cover serves as a reminder of the "green" saved by area school districts and businesses working with the Western Area Purchasing Cooperative in LaHarpe. The co-op, overseen by the Regional Office of Education serving Hancock and McDonough counties, buys all kinds of supplies in bulk, which translates into savings for its more than 60 accounts.

  • Greuter begins third year as QAMA president, boosts cooperation between faiths, churches

    Greuter begins third year as QAMA president, boosts cooperation between faiths, churches

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:29 PM EST2014-11-23 04:29:13 GMT
    1. QUINCY -- The Rev. Ivan Greuter is admittedly excited about beginning his third year as president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.
  1. QUINCY -- The Rev. Ivan Greuter is admittedly excited about beginning his third year as president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.

  • Quincy man shot in thigh while hunting with group Saturday morning

    Quincy man shot in thigh while hunting with group Saturday morning

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:20 PM EST2014-11-23 04:20:01 GMT
    A 28-year-old Quincy man was accidentally shot Saturday morning while hunting east of Quincy. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said the victim was accidentally shot in the left thigh by an 18-year-old fellow hunter from Quincy.
    A 28-year-old Quincy man was accidentally shot Saturday morning while hunting east of Quincy. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said the victim was accidentally shot in the left thigh by an 18-year-old fellow hunter from Quincy.
  • Retirement did not last long for Griggsville-Perry's Allen

    Retirement did not last long for Griggsville-Perry's Allen

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-11-23 04:12:05 GMT
    QUINCY -- Never say never.
    QUINCY -- Never say never.
  • Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:43 AM EST2014-11-22 06:43:46 GMT
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
  • Republican newcomer files in Ward 1

    Republican newcomer files in Ward 1

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:36 AM EST2014-11-22 06:36:03 GMT
    QUINCY -- Newcomer Eric Entrup has filed petitions to run as a Republican in 1st Ward for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary election. Entrup is a vice president at Entrup Drywall and Painting.
    QUINCY -- Newcomer Eric Entrup has filed petitions to run as a Republican in 1st Ward for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary election. Entrup is a vice president at Entrup Drywall and Painting.

  • Duggars started out planning for 'one or two' kids, but are happy with 19

    Duggars started out planning for 'one or two' kids, but are happy with 19

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-22 06:24:15 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar love their kids -- all 19 of 'em -- and they will not be losing sleep over whether everyone agrees with their strong, conservative Christian beliefs. The Duggars were the keynote speakers Friday night at Hannibal-LaGrange University's 73rd annual Booster Banquet at the Roland Fine Arts Center.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar love their kids -- all 19 of 'em -- and they will not be losing sleep over whether everyone agrees with their strong, conservative Christian beliefs. The Duggars were the keynote speakers Friday night at Hannibal-LaGrange University's 73rd annual Booster Banquet at the Roland Fine Arts Center.

  • Quincy School District ordered to take 'corrective action' in special ed program

    Quincy School District ordered to take 'corrective action' in special ed program

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:10 AM EST2014-11-22 06:10:10 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered the Quincy School District to take immediate action to correct multiple problems with the way it provides special education services to students. In a 23-page report released this week, the ISBE's Special Education Services Division found that the district was in violation of at least 10 federal or state regulations governing the delivery of special education services.
    QUINCY -- The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered the Quincy School District to take immediate action to correct multiple problems with the way it provides special education services to students. In a 23-page report released this week, the ISBE's Special Education Services Division found that the district was in violation of at least 10 federal or state regulations governing the delivery of special education services.
  • Last in a Series

    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-21 16:18:34 GMT
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
  • Mobile food pantry to give away more than 12,000 pounds of produce, other items

    Mobile food pantry to give away more than 12,000 pounds of produce, other items

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:53 AM EST2014-11-21 15:53:39 GMT
    QUINCY -- Five simple words explain why the second Madonna House-sponsored mobile food pantry is so important. "There is such a need," said Joanne Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, whose outreach ministry is coordinating the 10 a.m. Saturday event at the Quincy Senior and Family Center, 639 York.
    QUINCY -- Five simple words explain why the second Madonna House-sponsored mobile food pantry is so important. "There is such a need," said Joanne Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, whose outreach ministry is coordinating the 10 a.m. Saturday event at the Quincy Senior and Family Center, 639 York.

  • Bill that would make firefighter manning subject to arbitration heads to governor

    Bill that would make firefighter manning subject to arbitration heads to governor

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-11-21 14:58:45 GMT
    Legislation that would make firefighter staffing levels subject to a potential arbitrator ruling is now on the way to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after the Illinois Senate approved the bill Thursday. The bill would add manning and residency requirements as a working condition to be negotiated during negotiations with firefighter unions.
    Legislation that would make firefighter staffing levels subject to a potential arbitrator ruling is now on the way to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after the Illinois Senate approved the bill Thursday. The bill would add manning and residency requirements as a working condition to be negotiated during negotiations with firefighter unions.

  • Quincy woman's body exhumed to determine cause of death nine years later

    Quincy woman's body exhumed to determine cause of death nine years later

    Thursday, November 20 2014 5:36 PM EST2014-11-20 22:36:14 GMT
    The Adams County coroner's office has received an order of exhumation to determine the cause of death of a Quincy woman who died nine years ago. Coroner Jim Keller said the body of Linda J. Booth was exhumed Thursday. Booth, 50, was found dead early Sept. 11, 2005, in the pool of her south side residence.
    The Adams County coroner's office has received an order of exhumation to determine the cause of death of a Quincy woman who died nine years ago. Coroner Jim Keller said the body of Linda J. Booth was exhumed Thursday. Booth, 50, was found dead early Sept. 11, 2005, in the pool of her south side residence.
  • Mann will not seek second term as 1st Ward alderman

    Mann will not seek second term as 1st Ward alderman

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-11-20 17:58:25 GMT
    First Ward Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann announced Thursday that she will not be seeking a second term. In an interview with The Herald-Whig, Mann said her personal circumstances have changed over the last 3 1/2 years.
    First Ward Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann announced Thursday that she will not be seeking a second term. In an interview with The Herald-Whig, Mann said her personal circumstances have changed over the last 3 1/2 years.
  • Miss Hannibal, Miss Mark Twain to be crowned Saturday night

    Miss Hannibal, Miss Mark Twain to be crowned Saturday night

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-11-20 17:09:05 GMT
    Nearly two dozen young women will take the stage in Hannibal High School's auditorium Saturday in hopes of taking home a pageant title and scholarship.
    Nearly two dozen young women will take the stage in Hannibal High School's auditorium Saturday in hopes of taking home a pageant title and scholarship.
  • Quincy School Board adopts higher tax levy, but lower rate is expected

    Quincy School Board adopts higher tax levy, but lower rate is expected

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-11-20 16:39:23 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy School Board on Wednesday adopted a tentative 2014 tax levy of $33.6 million, a 2.46 percent increase over the 2013 levy. While the higher levy will generate about $800,000 in additional revenue for local schools, the district's total tax rate is projected to be about 2 cents lower than the current rate of $4.13 per $100 assessed valuation.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy School Board on Wednesday adopted a tentative 2014 tax levy of $33.6 million, a 2.46 percent increase over the 2013 levy. While the higher levy will generate about $800,000 in additional revenue for local schools, the district's total tax rate is projected to be about 2 cents lower than the current rate of $4.13 per $100 assessed valuation.

  • 'Flat revenue, more expenses' projected for Pikeland School District

    'Flat revenue, more expenses' projected for Pikeland School District

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-11-20 16:32:19 GMT
    PITTSFIELD -- Bob Gray sees an annual audit report as more than a look back at the past year. It's a way to look into the future, and "it's flat revenue and more expenses" for the Pikeland School District, said Gray, who presented the audit report Wednesday from Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, Gray.
    PITTSFIELD -- Bob Gray sees an annual audit report as more than a look back at the past year. It's a way to look into the future, and "it's flat revenue and more expenses" for the Pikeland School District, said Gray, who presented the audit report Wednesday from Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, Gray.

  • Fourth in a series

    Under the Influence: Behind prison walls, Ruble yearns for forgiveness

    Under the Influence: Behind prison walls, Ruble yearns for forgiveness

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-11-20 15:59:03 GMT
    Whenever Matthew Ruble starts to laugh, he stops himself. "All of a sudden my heart sinks within me because I think about the other families and the joy that has been stolen from them," Ruble said. "I feel like I'm undeserving to laugh and live life to its fullest because I've taken those lives." Ruble has bounced from prison to prison for more than five years, his mind never straying far from the early morning hours of April 19, 2009.
    Whenever Matthew Ruble starts to laugh, he stops himself. "All of a sudden my heart sinks within me because I think about the other families and the joy that has been stolen from them," Ruble said. "I feel like I'm undeserving to laugh and live life to its fullest because I've taken those lives." Ruble has bounced from prison to prison for more than five years, his mind never straying far from the early morning hours of April 19, 2009.
  • Attendance percentages slightly increase in Hannibal public schools

    Attendance percentages slightly increase in Hannibal public schools

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:52 AM EST2014-11-20 15:52:18 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All but one Hannibal public school saw gains in attendance percentages in September and October compared to the same time last year. The Hannibal School Board reviewed attendance data for the last school year and the first two full months of this school year at its meeting Wednesday.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All but one Hannibal public school saw gains in attendance percentages in September and October compared to the same time last year. The Hannibal School Board reviewed attendance data for the last school year and the first two full months of this school year at its meeting Wednesday.

  • Quincy School Board delays action on hiring three firms to design new schools

    Quincy School Board delays action on hiring three firms to design new schools

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:11 AM EST2014-11-20 15:11:59 GMT
    The Quincy School Board delayed action Wednesday on a proposal to hire three local architectural/engineering firms to share the task of designing five K-5 elementary schools and an addition onto Quincy High School. The board will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Monday to take up the issue.
    The Quincy School Board delayed action Wednesday on a proposal to hire three local architectural/engineering firms to share the task of designing five K-5 elementary schools and an addition onto Quincy High School. The board will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Monday to take up the issue.

  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:44 AM EST2014-11-20 14:44:03 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, modified to give it a better chance of passage by year's end.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, modified to give it a better chance of passage by year's end.
  • JWCC board plans slight hike in tax rate

    JWCC board plans slight hike in tax rate

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:32 AM EST2014-11-20 05:32:45 GMT
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees said Wednesday night a minimal increase involving the district's tax rate will be sought. Homeowners can expect to pay an additional $3.22 in property tax on a $100,000 home in 2015.
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees said Wednesday night a minimal increase involving the district's tax rate will be sought. Homeowners can expect to pay an additional $3.22 in property tax on a $100,000 home in 2015.
  • 'Look Who's Painting' fundraiser supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

    'Look Who's Painting' fundraiser supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 3:55 PM EST2014-11-19 20:55:22 GMT
    Artwork from various people around Quincy will be auctioned off as part of the third annual Look Who's Painting fundraiser in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois.
    Artwork from various people around Quincy will be auctioned off as part of the third annual Look Who's Painting fundraiser in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois.
  • Carthage man died of heart attack before fire at Bentzinger Home Supply

    Carthage man died of heart attack before fire at Bentzinger Home Supply

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 3:12 PM EST2014-11-19 20:12:16 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- A preliminary autopsy finding shows that a man found dead in a fire in a downtown Carthage building died before the fire started. Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy performed on...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- A preliminary autopsy finding shows that a man found dead in a fire in a downtown Carthage building died before the fire started. Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy performed on...
  • Pittsfield aldermen approve seeking federal funding for fire station project

    Pittsfield aldermen approve seeking federal funding for fire station project

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:24 PM EST2014-11-19 17:24:36 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield Fire Department is moving forward with City Council approval in seeking funding for a new fire house. Plans call for the department and the city to build the new station to provide easier access, more space and a way to meet current and future needs.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield Fire Department is moving forward with City Council approval in seeking funding for a new fire house. Plans call for the department and the city to build the new station to provide easier access, more space and a way to meet current and future needs.

  • Hannibal City Council approves fireworks show to make sick girl's wish come true

    Hannibal City Council approves fireworks show to make sick girl's wish come true

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:41 AM EST2014-11-19 15:41:21 GMT
    An ill Hannibal girl will soon have a chance to see a Disney-esque fireworks show thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday approved closing Lover's Leap Park and launching fireworks within city limits for a display tentatively set for the second week of December. The show is for an 11-year-old child identified during a council meeting as "Molly."
    An ill Hannibal girl will soon have a chance to see a Disney-esque fireworks show thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday approved closing Lover's Leap Park and launching fireworks within city limits for a display tentatively set for the second week of December. The show is for an 11-year-old child identified during a council meeting as "Molly."

  • Third in a series

    Under the Influence: Quincy woman mourns loss of daughter, husband in separate accidents

    Under the Influence: Quincy woman mourns loss of daughter, husband in separate accidents

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 9:38 AM EST2014-11-19 14:38:13 GMT
    Amy Zornes lost the youngest of her two daughters more than five and a half years ago. Alissa was one of two people who died as the result of a drunken-driving crash April 19, 2009, on Ill. 104 near Quincy Regional Airport. Alissa's death provided an inexplicable sense of deja vu for Amy. She also lost her husband, Troy, as the result of a impaired driving incident near St. Louis in 1995.
    Amy Zornes lost the youngest of her two daughters more than five and a half years ago. Alissa was one of two people who died as the result of a drunken-driving crash April 19, 2009, on Ill. 104 near Quincy Regional Airport. Alissa's death provided an inexplicable sense of deja vu for Amy. She also lost her husband, Troy, as the result of a impaired driving incident near St. Louis in 1995.
  • Colder-than-anticipated winter can lead to higher-than-expected heating bills

    Colder-than-anticipated winter can lead to higher-than-expected heating bills

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 9:22 AM EST2014-11-19 14:22:39 GMT
    QUINCY -- Call it the calm before the storm. The next storm, that is. The weekend weather forecast anticipates a break in the cold weather, with temperatures reaching into the 50s. After that, probably a week of rainy weather mixed with some temperatures in the 40s and 30s is headed our way.
    QUINCY -- Call it the calm before the storm. The next storm, that is. The weekend weather forecast anticipates a break in the cold weather, with temperatures reaching into the 50s. After that, probably a week of rainy weather mixed with some temperatures in the 40s and 30s is headed our way.

  • Adams County Board approves slightly higher budget

    Adams County Board approves slightly higher budget

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 9:13 AM EST2014-11-19 14:13:54 GMT
    Without discussion Tuesday night, the Adams County Board unanimously approved a spending plan for the next fiscal year that is 1.7 percent higher than the current year.
    Without discussion Tuesday night, the Adams County Board unanimously approved a spending plan for the next fiscal year that is 1.7 percent higher than the current year.
  • Members First to open branch at former Bank of America building at 24th, Broadway

    Members First to open branch at former Bank of America building at 24th, Broadway

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 3:59 PM EST2014-11-18 20:59:22 GMT
    QUINCY -- A Quincy credit union will soon branch out with a new location at one of the city's busiest intersections. Members First Community Credit Union recently bought the former Bank of America building at the southwest corner of 24th and Broadway.
    QUINCY -- A Quincy credit union will soon branch out with a new location at one of the city's busiest intersections. Members First Community Credit Union recently bought the former Bank of America building at the southwest corner of 24th and Broadway.
  • Three file petitions to run for Quincy City Council seats

    Three file petitions to run for Quincy City Council seats

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:09 AM EST2014-11-18 16:09:07 GMT
    QUINCY -- Two incumbents and one newcomer filed petitions with the city clerk's office Monday to run for a seat on the Quincy City Council. Monday was the first day candidates could file for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary.
    QUINCY -- Two incumbents and one newcomer filed petitions with the city clerk's office Monday to run for a seat on the Quincy City Council. Monday was the first day candidates could file for the Feb. 24 consolidated primary.

  • Council approves resolution for enterprise zone renewal process

    Council approves resolution for enterprise zone renewal process

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-11-18 15:18:13 GMT
    A resolution required for the renewal process of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone was approved unanimously by the Quincy City Council Monday night. This will allow the city to officially issue the designation for the enterprise zone, as well as execute required intergovernmental agreements with other bodies in the zone. The application for the 15-year renewal, with an additional 10-year extension possible, is due to the state by the end of the year.
    A resolution required for the renewal process of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone was approved unanimously by the Quincy City Council Monday night. This will allow the city to officially issue the designation for the enterprise zone, as well as execute required intergovernmental agreements with other bodies in the zone. The application for the 15-year renewal, with an additional 10-year extension possible, is due to the state by the end of the year.
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    Under the Influence: Quincy woman lives to help spread word of drunken driving dangers

    Under the Influence: Quincy woman lives to help spread word of drunken driving dangers

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:09 AM EST2014-11-18 15:09:52 GMT
    When Jody Bogue, a Master Gardener, goes out into her yard to rake leaves, she puts a special strap on her arm to control the rake. Unlike most who spend time in their yards and gardens, Jody, a quadriplegic, needs special tools to enjoy her time outdoors. She has been paralyzed for more than 23 years, the result of injuries she sustained in a drunken driving accident.
    When Jody Bogue, a Master Gardener, goes out into her yard to rake leaves, she puts a special strap on her arm to control the rake. Unlike most who spend time in their yards and gardens, Jody, a quadriplegic, needs special tools to enjoy her time outdoors. She has been paralyzed for more than 23 years, the result of injuries she sustained in a drunken driving accident.
  • Father of Hancock County sheriff dies in Carthage fire

    Father of Hancock County sheriff dies in Carthage fire

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 8:46 AM EST2014-11-18 13:46:54 GMT
    A man was killed and a business heavily damaged in a Monday night fire in an apartment above the Bentzinger Home Supply Store at 557 Main St. in Carthage. Michael D. Bentzinger, 63, died in the fire, according to his son, Hancock County Sheriff Scott M. Bentzinger. An autopsy is expected to be performed Tuesday.
    A man was killed and a business heavily damaged in a Monday night fire in an apartment above the Bentzinger Home Supply Store at 557 Main St. in Carthage. Michael D. Bentzinger, 63, died in the fire, according to his son, Hancock County Sheriff Scott M. Bentzinger. An autopsy is expected to be performed Tuesday.
  • Nixon activates National Guard in advance of grand jury decision in Ferguson shooting

    Nixon activates National Guard in advance of grand jury decision in Ferguson shooting

    Monday, November 17 2014 6:58 PM EST2014-11-17 23:58:17 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
  • Three escape unharmed from Monday morning house fire in Palmyra

    Three escape unharmed from Monday morning house fire in Palmyra

    Monday, November 17 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-11-17 21:03:39 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Three people escaped unharmed from an early Monday morning house fire on West Main Cross in Palmyra. Palmyra firefighters responded about 5:39 a.m. Monday to the house fire at 522 West Main Cross. They...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Three people escaped unharmed from an early Monday morning house fire on West Main Cross in Palmyra. Palmyra firefighters responded about 5:39 a.m. Monday to the house fire at 522 West Main Cross. They...
  • Hannibal school getting used computers from U.S. Senate

    Hannibal school getting used computers from U.S. Senate

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-11-17 16:28:52 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal elementary school is set to accept five computers formerly used in U.S. Senate offices through a federal program promoting technology use in education. Eugene Field Elementary will receive HP Compaq computers through the Senate's Computers for Schools program. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's office announced the donation earlier this month.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal elementary school is set to accept five computers formerly used in U.S. Senate offices through a federal program promoting technology use in education. Eugene Field Elementary will receive HP Compaq computers through the Senate's Computers for Schools program. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's office announced the donation earlier this month.

  • New Philadelphia legislation clears Senate committee

    New Philadelphia legislation clears Senate committee

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-17 16:18:06 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- Legislation taking the first step toward national park designation for New Philadelphia has cleared another hurdle.
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has passed a bill that calls for a study of whether the designation is merited for the first town in America founded and built by a freed slave before the Civil War.
    BARRY, Ill. -- Legislation taking the first step toward national park designation for New Philadelphia has cleared another hurdle.
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has passed a bill that calls for a study of whether the designation is merited for the first town in America founded and built by a freed slave before the Civil War.

  • Adams County looking at 1.7 percent increase in budget

    Adams County looking at 1.7 percent increase in budget

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-17 16:07:50 GMT
    QUINCY -- Little if any dissension is expected Tuesday as the Adams County Board is set to approve a 2015 fiscal year spending plan that is 1.7 percent higher than this year. Board members were given a draft last month that showed a $13.816 million general fund budget. The county is projecting revenues of $13.610 million, or about $20,000 more than this year.
    QUINCY -- Little if any dissension is expected Tuesday as the Adams County Board is set to approve a 2015 fiscal year spending plan that is 1.7 percent higher than this year. Board members were given a draft last month that showed a $13.816 million general fund budget. The county is projecting revenues of $13.610 million, or about $20,000 more than this year.

  • Illini clinic will move 'so we can continue construction without interruption'

    Illini clinic will move 'so we can continue construction without interruption'

    Monday, November 17 2014 10:48 AM EST2014-11-17 15:48:20 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- An unexpected delay tied to an ongoing construction project will force a temporary move for a clinic at Illini Community Hospital. "The Consulting Physician Clinic will move "so we can continue construction without interruption," said Kathy Hull, Illini's president and CEO. "We know this will be a minor change in routine, but we ask for everyone's patience."
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- An unexpected delay tied to an ongoing construction project will force a temporary move for a clinic at Illini Community Hospital. "The Consulting Physician Clinic will move "so we can continue construction without interruption," said Kathy Hull, Illini's president and CEO. "We know this will be a minor change in routine, but we ask for everyone's patience."

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    Under the Influence: Arrests, deaths from alcohol-related crashes in Adams County at record lows

    Under the Influence: Arrests, deaths from alcohol-related crashes in Adams County at record lows

    Monday, November 17 2014 10:28 AM EST2014-11-17 15:28:39 GMT
    Arrests for drunken driving in Adams County are at record lows. Adams County is likely to stay under 200 DUI arrests this year. Eight years ago that number was pushing 500. “I applaud the motoring public,” said Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. “It's not that we are intentionally arresting less and making (DUI enforcement) less of a focus. I believe there are (fewer) impaired drivers on the road.”
    Arrests for drunken driving in Adams County are at record lows. Adams County is likely to stay under 200 DUI arrests this year. Eight years ago that number was pushing 500. “I applaud the motoring public,” said Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. “It's not that we are intentionally arresting less and making (DUI enforcement) less of a focus. I believe there are (fewer) impaired drivers on the road.”
  • JWCC at 40: 'One of the best things to ever happen to this community'

    JWCC at 40: 'One of the best things to ever happen to this community'

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-11-17 14:58:57 GMT
    A noticeable sense of quiet pride stirs in the voice of Sandy McKelvie when she talks about John Wood Community College. "I've always felt John Wood was one of the best things to ever happen to this community,"...
    A noticeable sense of quiet pride stirs in the voice of Sandy McKelvie when she talks about John Wood Community College. "I've always felt John Wood was one of the best things to ever happen to this community,"...
  • "Anyone can be a princess"

    "Anyone can be a princess"

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:57 AM EST2014-11-17 14:57:26 GMT
    Eight-year-old Hannah Grifford practiced her curtsy Saturday afternoon, then her princess wave. But just as important for princesses were other skills stressed at Princess for a Day, an annual event sponsored by Phi...
    Eight-year-old Hannah Grifford practiced her curtsy Saturday afternoon, then her princess wave. But just as important for princesses were other skills stressed at Princess for a Day, an annual event sponsored by Phi...
  • Good News campaign still meeting needs, serving region in 26th year

    Good News campaign still meeting needs, serving region in 26th year

    Sunday, November 16 2014 2:19 PM EST2014-11-16 19:19:43 GMT
    A single-parent who could not afford to buy Christmas presents for her children was among the recipients of The Herald-Whig's annual Good News of Christmas campaign last year. "I didn't even think the kids were...
    A single-parent who could not afford to buy Christmas presents for her children was among the recipients of The Herald-Whig's annual Good News of Christmas campaign last year. "I didn't even think the kids were...
  • We heard you, and now we're making The Herald-Whig even better

    We heard you, and now we're making The Herald-Whig even better

    Sunday, November 16 2014 2:15 PM EST2014-11-16 19:15:05 GMT
    On page 10A of Sunday's print edition, you will find a full-page advertisement that reads: "You asked. We listened. It's on the way. In only one day. It's how you know." The advertisement is in reference to the first issue of the new Herald-Whig. It's how you know. On Monday, you will see the first changes being implemented to address your requests to improve and enhance the print edition of The Herald-Whig.
    On page 10A of Sunday's print edition, you will find a full-page advertisement that reads: "You asked. We listened. It's on the way. In only one day. It's how you know." The advertisement is in reference to the first issue of the new Herald-Whig. It's how you know. On Monday, you will see the first changes being implemented to address your requests to improve and enhance the print edition of The Herald-Whig.
  • Service League show starts off holiday shopping

    Service League show starts off holiday shopping

    Saturday, November 15 2014 8:36 PM EST2014-11-16 01:36:45 GMT
    It's "A Season to Give," and there will be plenty of gift-giving ideas at the 46th annual Holiday Gift Show sponsored by the Quincy Service League. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at Quincy...
    It's "A Season to Give," and there will be plenty of gift-giving ideas at the 46th annual Holiday Gift Show sponsored by the Quincy Service League. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at Quincy...
  • Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect more than 12,300 shoeboxes full of gifts

    Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect more than 12,300 shoeboxes full of gifts

    Saturday, November 15 2014 8:27 PM EST2014-11-16 01:27:06 GMT
    Lynda Keller isn't sure how or why the "Operation Christmas Child" movement continues to grow. But she has an idea. "I think ... God has been the spark," said Keller, who attends Lutheran Church of St. John in...
    Lynda Keller isn't sure how or why the "Operation Christmas Child" movement continues to grow. But she has an idea. "I think ... God has been the spark," said Keller, who attends Lutheran Church of St. John in...
  • Cancer survivors, caregivers find healing in art

    Cancer survivors, caregivers find healing in art

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:53 AM EST2014-11-15 06:53:42 GMT
    Battling cancer since 2007 hasn't dimmed Kyane Marvel's sense of hope. "From the very beginning, my hope was that I would get to raise my children and grow old with my husband," the Edina, Mo., woman said. "Those...
    Battling cancer since 2007 hasn't dimmed Kyane Marvel's sense of hope. "From the very beginning, my hope was that I would get to raise my children and grow old with my husband," the Edina, Mo., woman said. "Those...
  • Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign target: $393,000

    Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign target: $393,000

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:51 AM EST2014-11-15 06:51:59 GMT
    The Quincy Salvation Army is targeting the second-highest goal in the history of its Tree of Lights Christmas campaign. This year's fundraising objective is $393,000. The goal was announced during a Friday luncheon...
    The Quincy Salvation Army is targeting the second-highest goal in the history of its Tree of Lights Christmas campaign. This year's fundraising objective is $393,000. The goal was announced during a Friday luncheon...
  • Snowy forecast closes Quincy Park District roads

    Snowy forecast closes Quincy Park District roads

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:46 AM EST2014-11-15 06:46:27 GMT
    Quincy Park District maintenance closed several roads in the park system Friday because of the snow expected Saturday. Roads will be closed in Gardner Park, East Gardner, Sunset Park, Riverview Park (north and south...
    Quincy Park District maintenance closed several roads in the park system Friday because of the snow expected Saturday. Roads will be closed in Gardner Park, East Gardner, Sunset Park, Riverview Park (north and south...
  • United Way climbs past 50 percent of $1.25 million goal

    United Way climbs past 50 percent of $1.25 million goal

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:45 AM EST2014-11-15 06:45:26 GMT
    The United Way of Adams County's 78th annual campaign has reached a little more that half of its $1.25 million goal, and officials remain confident they will reach the objective. Campaign Chairman Chris Niemann said...
    The United Way of Adams County's 78th annual campaign has reached a little more that half of its $1.25 million goal, and officials remain confident they will reach the objective. Campaign Chairman Chris Niemann said...
  • Long-time conductor of Quincy Symphony Chorus to be honored

    Long-time conductor of Quincy Symphony Chorus to be honored

    Friday, November 14 2014 2:34 PM EST2014-11-14 19:34:54 GMT
    For Phyllis Robertson, one of the hardest parts in her role as conductor of the Quincy Symphony Chorus is picking music that will play to her group's strengths. "It takes me a long time to pick the literature,"...
    For Phyllis Robertson, one of the hardest parts in her role as conductor of the Quincy Symphony Chorus is picking music that will play to her group's strengths. "It takes me a long time to pick the literature,"...
  • UPDATE: Child playing with lighter starts fire at 412 Cedar

    UPDATE: Child playing with lighter starts fire at 412 Cedar

    Friday, November 14 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-11-14 17:46:57 GMT
    A child playing with a lighter started a fire Friday morning that damaged a house on the Quincy's northwest side. Tashia Decker, 37, and two children were able to safely make it out of a two-story house at 412 Cedar. Firefighters were called to the location at 9:28 a.m.
    A child playing with a lighter started a fire Friday morning that damaged a house on the Quincy's northwest side. Tashia Decker, 37, and two children were able to safely make it out of a two-story house at 412 Cedar. Firefighters were called to the location at 9:28 a.m.
  • Local artists to sell eclectic music items

    Local artists to sell eclectic music items

    Friday, November 14 2014 12:26 PM EST2014-11-14 17:26:01 GMT
    Kathy Brink thinks the concept has a bright future, but admits this year is a kind of a trial run. Brink is orchestrating -- no pun intended -- Saturday's inaugural "Musicians Rummage Sale" at the Elks Lodge, 311 N....
    Kathy Brink thinks the concept has a bright future, but admits this year is a kind of a trial run. Brink is orchestrating -- no pun intended -- Saturday's inaugural "Musicians Rummage Sale" at the Elks Lodge, 311 N....
  • Community Foundation celebrates one big donation, plus two new funds

    Community Foundation celebrates one big donation, plus two new funds

    Friday, November 14 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-11-14 14:00:09 GMT
    The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri had several reasons to celebrate Thursday night. Quincy law firm Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu Mitchell LLP, announced it will donate $100,000 to the Community Foundation in celebration of the firm's 100th anniversary. “This is given in recognition of the lawyers and dedicated staff which our firm has had for the last 100 years,” said William “Bill” Keller, Jr., a partner at the law firm.
    The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri had several reasons to celebrate Thursday night. Quincy law firm Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu Mitchell LLP, announced it will donate $100,000 to the Community Foundation in celebration of the firm's 100th anniversary. “This is given in recognition of the lawyers and dedicated staff which our firm has had for the last 100 years,” said William “Bill” Keller, Jr., a partner at the law firm.
  • Kiwanis clubs, Park District working together to build 'destination park' for all children

    Kiwanis clubs, Park District working together to build 'destination park' for all children

    Thursday, November 13 2014 9:56 PM EST2014-11-14 02:56:12 GMT
    Joe Bordewick's explanation of the idea behind creating Kiwanis Centennial Playground drew a rousing approval from those gathered Thursday evening. The site will be the first inclusive playground in the region, designed to be accessible for all children and families, regardless of any physical, mental or social needs.
    Joe Bordewick's explanation of the idea behind creating Kiwanis Centennial Playground drew a rousing approval from those gathered Thursday evening. The site will be the first inclusive playground in the region, designed to be accessible for all children and families, regardless of any physical, mental or social needs.
  • Group unveils Illinois road funding options to cover maintenance

    Group unveils Illinois road funding options to cover maintenance

    Thursday, November 13 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-11-13 19:39:35 GMT
    Illinois needs about $1.8 billion in new revenues to keep up with maintenance on state highways, bridges and transit, according to a transportation support group. Jennifer Filson Morrison, managing director of the...
    Illinois needs about $1.8 billion in new revenues to keep up with maintenance on state highways, bridges and transit, according to a transportation support group. Jennifer Filson Morrison, managing director of the...
  • City meeting with arbitrator to discuss police contract; talks with firefighters set for next week

    City meeting with arbitrator to discuss police contract; talks with firefighters set for next week

    Thursday, November 13 2014 11:36 AM EST2014-11-13 16:36:22 GMT
    The city of Quincy and representatives of the bargaining unit covering police officers and sergeants will meet with an arbitrator Thursday to try to reach a new agreement. Police officers and sergeants represented by the...
    The city of Quincy and representatives of the bargaining unit covering police officers and sergeants will meet with an arbitrator Thursday to try to reach a new agreement. Police officers and sergeants represented by the...
  • Park District tax rate to stay flat in 2015; no changes in LPGC fees

    Park District tax rate to stay flat in 2015; no changes in LPGC fees

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 11:45 PM EST2014-11-13 04:45:55 GMT
    The Quincy Park Board approved a tax levy Wednesday that will see the Quincy Park District take in a little less money in property taxes. The tax levy is scheduled to dip slightly, going down to 39.1 cents from 39.7 cents per $100 assessed valuation this year. The Park District would collect a total of $682 less in tax money than it did this year. The levy would generate $2.24 million in revenue.  "There would be virtually no tax increase whatsoever from last year," ...
    The Quincy Park Board approved a tax levy Wednesday that will see the Quincy Park District take in a little less money in property taxes. The tax levy is scheduled to dip slightly, going down to 39.1 cents from 39.7 cents per $100 assessed valuation this year. The Park District would collect a total of $682 less in tax money than it did this year. The levy would generate $2.24 million in revenue.  "There would be virtually no tax increase whatsoever from last year," ...
  • Adams County State's Attorney explains why office won't prosecute man for killing dogs

    Adams County State's Attorney explains why office won't prosecute man for killing dogs

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-11-12 22:49:58 GMT
    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said “insufficient evidence” was the reason why his office will not prosecute a Robert W. Bogue of Quincy for killing two dogs earlier this month. He said the “circumstances regarding how the dogs came to be present on the neighbor's property and their actions in attacking confined and domesticated rabbits” did not support prosecution.
    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said “insufficient evidence” was the reason why his office will not prosecute a Robert W. Bogue of Quincy for killing two dogs earlier this month. He said the “circumstances regarding how the dogs came to be present on the neighbor's property and their actions in attacking confined and domesticated rabbits” did not support prosecution.

  • Central Junior High School students learn appreciation for veterans

    Central Junior High School students learn appreciation for veterans

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-11-12 16:32:49 GMT
    About 50 veterans were at Central Junior High School's Take a Vet to School Day on Tuesday. Students heard stories from veterans, interviewed veterans, toured military vehicles, did an obstacle course and talked via Skype with Matt Stanley, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who graduated from Central High School in 1995.
    About 50 veterans were at Central Junior High School's Take a Vet to School Day on Tuesday. Students heard stories from veterans, interviewed veterans, toured military vehicles, did an obstacle course and talked via Skype with Matt Stanley, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who graduated from Central High School in 1995.
  • JWCC's Job Link aids both job seekers and employers

    JWCC's Job Link aids both job seekers and employers

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:08 AM EST2014-11-12 15:08:21 GMT
    John Wood Community College's Job Link is proving beneficial on two fronts. Job Link, which is free and featured on the college's website, serves as a virtual connector for students and community members...
    John Wood Community College's Job Link is proving beneficial on two fronts. Job Link, which is free and featured on the college's website, serves as a virtual connector for students and community members...
  • Three now under arrest for Quincy home invasion; one more suspect sought

    Three now under arrest for Quincy home invasion; one more suspect sought

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 9:02 AM EST2014-11-12 14:02:36 GMT
    Quincy Police have arrested two additional suspects in a reported home invasion on the city's northwest side. Arrest reports indicate that Lacey Delcour, 23, of Payson, and Murquise Wooden, 26, of Quincy, were arrested on Tuesday and are lodged in the Adams County Jail. Police previously had arrested Roy Garrett Parker, 21, of 927 N. Eighth.
    Quincy Police have arrested two additional suspects in a reported home invasion on the city's northwest side. Arrest reports indicate that Lacey Delcour, 23, of Payson, and Murquise Wooden, 26, of Quincy, were arrested on Tuesday and are lodged in the Adams County Jail. Police previously had arrested Roy Garrett Parker, 21, of 927 N. Eighth.

  • 'Times have changed': Veterans now growing accustomed to praise for sacrifice

    'Times have changed': Veterans now growing accustomed to praise for sacrifice

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 7:35 PM EST2014-11-12 00:35:56 GMT
    One by one, those veterans who were able filed into Lippincott Hall at the Illinois Veterans Home. Some needed assistance, maybe a shoulder to lean on or a helping hand. Many required wheelchairs. Most wore caps or some other form of clothing that signified their branch of the armed forces. This was their day - Veterans Day - to again be acknowledged for their service and sacrifice.
    One by one, those veterans who were able filed into Lippincott Hall at the Illinois Veterans Home. Some needed assistance, maybe a shoulder to lean on or a helping hand. Many required wheelchairs. Most wore caps or some other form of clothing that signified their branch of the armed forces. This was their day - Veterans Day - to again be acknowledged for their service and sacrifice.

  • New memorial to honor veterans expected to be completed in early 2015

    New memorial to honor veterans expected to be completed in early 2015

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 7:30 PM EST2014-11-12 00:30:51 GMT
    Louie Demers said he was honored to be a part of the ceremony, but he had one regret. "I just wish all of the veterans we have lost could have been here, too," he said. Demers, a World War II Naval veteran, shared...
    Louie Demers said he was honored to be a part of the ceremony, but he had one regret. "I just wish all of the veterans we have lost could have been here, too," he said. Demers, a World War II Naval veteran, shared...
  • Several local Vietnam veterans still dealing with Agent Orange syndrome

    Several local Vietnam veterans still dealing with Agent Orange syndrome

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 4:21 PM EST2014-11-11 21:21:55 GMT
    Ron Kooken will never forget the feeling when veterans who had been in wheelchairs stood and saluted the veterans from the Vietnam War during Saturday's Veterans Day Parade. "It was kind of an eye-opener how many people were lined up on Maine Street on such a cold and windy day," Kooken said.
    Ron Kooken will never forget the feeling when veterans who had been in wheelchairs stood and saluted the veterans from the Vietnam War during Saturday's Veterans Day Parade. "It was kind of an eye-opener how many...
  • One-year deal for library employees provides 34-cent hourly raise

    One-year deal for library employees provides 34-cent hourly raise

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 10:09 AM EST2014-11-11 15:09:12 GMT
    Union employees at the Quincy Public Library will receive a 34-cent hourly raise retroactive to May 1 after a one-year contract was ratified by both sides last week. Quincy Library Board President Jeff VanCamp said the...
    Union employees at the Quincy Public Library will receive a 34-cent hourly raise retroactive to May 1 after a one-year contract was ratified by both sides last week. Quincy Library Board President Jeff VanCamp said the...
  • Winter's first blast expected to linger

    Winter's first blast expected to linger

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-11-11 14:43:21 GMT
    All aboard! The first Arctic Express of the season is expected to arrive Tuesday, and it appears no area of West-Central Illinois or Northeast Missouri will be spared. The cold -- and likely windy -- weather conditions...
    All aboard! The first Arctic Express of the season is expected to arrive Tuesday, and it appears no area of West-Central Illinois or Northeast Missouri will be spared. The cold -- and likely windy -- weather conditions...
  • Airport seeks to use lease money to fund advertising push for passengers

    Airport seeks to use lease money to fund advertising push for passengers

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-11-11 14:33:38 GMT
    Quincy Regional Airport is hoping to use about $15,000 in hangar lease revenue to promote the facility and ensure that it reaches 10,000 passengers for the third consecutive year. Airport Manager Jarred Hester told the...
    Quincy Regional Airport is hoping to use about $15,000 in hangar lease revenue to promote the facility and ensure that it reaches 10,000 passengers for the third consecutive year. Airport Manager Jarred Hester told the...
  • Man accused of shooting dogs facing fines, but no formal charges

    Man accused of shooting dogs facing fines, but no formal charges

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-11-11 14:10:39 GMT
    Rob Gengenbacher says his family will fight a decision by the Adams County state's attorney's office to not press charges against a man accused of shooting their two dogs on Quincy's northwest side. “We're going to continue to fight, and do what we can to bring this guy to justice,” Gengenbacher said. “We won't let our dogs die in vain ... our family members.”
    Rob Gengenbacher says his family will fight a decision by the Adams County state's attorney's office to not press charges against a man accused of shooting their two dogs on Quincy's northwest side. “We're going to continue to fight, and do what we can to bring this guy to justice,” Gengenbacher said. “We won't let our dogs die in vain ... our family members.”
  • ISBE members hear suggestions for prioritizing state education funding during Quincy visit

    ISBE members hear suggestions for prioritizing state education funding during Quincy visit

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 8:46 AM EST2014-11-11 13:46:59 GMT
    Illinois State Board of Education members know they need more money for schools, and they heard regional input on Monday as to how to prioritize the funds they have. ISBE board member Jim Bauman kicked off a budget...
    Illinois State Board of Education members know they need more money for schools, and they heard regional input on Monday as to how to prioritize the funds they have. ISBE board member Jim Bauman kicked off a budget...
  • Four wanted in reported home invasion on Quincy's northwest side

    Four wanted in reported home invasion on Quincy's northwest side

    Monday, November 10 2014 7:15 PM EST2014-11-11 00:15:56 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department is searching for four individuals in connection with a home invasion on the city's northwest side.
    The Quincy Police Department is searching for four individuals in connection with a home invasion on the city's northwest side.
  • Field of Honor to be taken down Monday night instead of Tuesday afternoon

    Field of Honor to be taken down Monday night instead of Tuesday afternoon

    Monday, November 10 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-11-10 22:15:21 GMT
    The 1,000 flags that make up the Field of Honor program at the Illinois Veterans Home will be taken down Monday night instead of Tuesday afternoon. The initial plan called for the flags to fly through the completion of...
    The 1,000 flags that make up the Field of Honor program at the Illinois Veterans Home will be taken down Monday night instead of Tuesday afternoon. The initial plan called for the flags to fly through the completion of...
  • School building project will extend Quincy construction boom

    School building project will extend Quincy construction boom

    Monday, November 10 2014 10:10 AM EST2014-11-10 15:10:10 GMT
    Quincy area contractors say the $89 million school building program approved by voters last week will sustain a construction industry that has been going strong for several years. In fact, by the time the last school...
    Quincy area contractors say the $89 million school building program approved by voters last week will sustain a construction industry that has been going strong for several years. In fact, by the time the last school...
  • Sensory room at Hannibal armory continues to grow

    Sensory room at Hannibal armory continues to grow

    Saturday, November 8 2014 3:21 AM EST2014-11-08 08:21:06 GMT
    HANNIBAL. Mo. -- People walking into the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will notice a recently donated plaque on the wall in one of its rooms designed for people with special needs. That room now has a new name, as...
    HANNIBAL. Mo. -- People walking into the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will notice a recently donated plaque on the wall in one of its rooms designed for people with special needs. That room now has a new name, as...
  • New YMCA members in Hannibal can help local food banks at same time

    New YMCA members in Hannibal can help local food banks at same time

    Friday, November 7 2014 12:23 PM EST2014-11-07 17:23:58 GMT
    The YMCA of Hannibal has once more taken a unique approach to boosting membership and giving back to the community this fall. Through Nov. 15, prospective...
    The YMCA of Hannibal has once more taken a unique approach to boosting membership and giving back to the community this fall. Through Nov. 15, prospective...
  • Firefighters battling blaze in downtown Mount Sterling

    Firefighters battling blaze in downtown Mount Sterling

    Friday, November 7 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-11-07 15:34:12 GMT
    Three fire departments are fighting an early Friday morning fire at the Ed Tucker law office at 116 S. Capitol. Apartments are located above the law office.
    Three fire departments are fighting an early Friday morning fire at the Ed Tucker law office at 116 S. Capitol. Apartments are located above the law office.
  • Blessing Cancer Center sponsors 'art healing' sessions

    Blessing Cancer Center sponsors 'art healing' sessions

    Friday, November 7 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-11-07 14:30:19 GMT
    The Blessing Cancer Center will host a pair of "art healing" sessions Nov. 14 to 15 for survivors and caregivers. Art healing is based on the belief that the creative process helps individuals reduce stress, communicate,...
    The Blessing Cancer Center will host a pair of "art healing" sessions Nov. 14 to 15 for survivors and caregivers. Art healing is based on the belief that the creative process helps individuals reduce stress, communicate,...
  • Apartment building on Broadway damaged by fire

    Apartment building on Broadway damaged by fire

    Friday, November 7 2014 8:58 AM EST2014-11-07 13:58:50 GMT
    A fire of undetermined cause damaged a brick apartment building late Thursday night at 1425 Broadway. No one was injured, but four families were displaced. The Quincy Fire Department reports firefighters were...
    A fire of undetermined cause damaged a brick apartment building late Thursday night at 1425 Broadway. No one was injured, but four families were displaced. The Quincy Fire Department reports firefighters were...
  • UnityPoint opens home care site in Quincy

    UnityPoint opens home care site in Quincy

    Thursday, November 6 2014 5:06 PM EST2014-11-06 22:06:00 GMT
    The opening of UnityPoint at Home in Quincy should not have been considered a major surprise. UnityPoint at Home offices at 235 N. 12th held a grand opening Wednesday, a little more than two years after Quincy Medical...
    The opening of UnityPoint at Home in Quincy should not have been considered a major surprise. UnityPoint at Home offices at 235 N. 12th held a grand opening Wednesday, a little more than two years after Quincy Medical...
  • School bond referendum won every precinct; voter turnout countywide was 51 percent

    School bond referendum won every precinct; voter turnout countywide was 51 percent

    Thursday, November 6 2014 9:55 AM EST2014-11-06 14:55:19 GMT
    Mike Troup said the members of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools tried to meet with any group it could to pass along information about the $89 million Quincy school construction bond referendum. But Troup,...
    Mike Troup said the members of the Committee for Building Quincy's Schools tried to meet with any group it could to pass along information about the $89 million Quincy school construction bond referendum. But Troup,...
  • Franklyn unseats 10-year incumbent to take spot on Adams County Board

    Franklyn unseats 10-year incumbent to take spot on Adams County Board

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 10:23 AM EST2014-11-05 15:23:25 GMT
    Sam Franklyn said he wasn't worried going into Election Day. He believed he was going to win in his first bid for political office. He turned out to be right. Franklyn, the Republican challenger, captured 53...
    Sam Franklyn said he wasn't worried going into Election Day. He believed he was going to win in his first bid for political office. He turned out to be right. Franklyn, the Republican challenger, captured 53 percent of the vote to beat 10-year incumbent Democrat Connie Sparks 866-756 and win a District 1 seat on the Adams Çounty Board. Franklyn, 60, a political newcomer, is the owner of the Vacuum Clinic.
  • Boren expects busy month before taking over Pike state's attorney job

    Boren expects busy month before taking over Pike state's attorney job

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 9:30 AM EST2014-11-05 14:30:21 GMT
    Zachary Boren expects a busy month getting ready to take on a new job as Pike County state's attorney. Boren, a Republican and a Pike County native, captured 58 percent of the vote in defeating Matt Goetten, a Democrat from Carrollton in Greene County, in Tuesday's election for an unexpired 2-year term. Boren had 3,372 votes compared to 2,430 votes for Goetten. "I will be working to conclude, or hand off, currently pending matters at the law firm where I work in Jacksonville," Boren said.
    Zachary Boren expects a busy month getting ready to take on a new job as Pike County state's attorney. Boren, a Republican and a Pike County native, captured 58 percent of the vote in defeating Matt Goetten, a Democrat from Carrollton in Greene County, in Tuesday's election for an unexpired 2-year term. Boren had 3,372 votes compared to 2,430 votes for Goetten. "I will be working to conclude, or hand off, currently pending matters at the law firm where I work in Jacksonville," Boren said.
  • Syrcle defeats 18-year incumbent for Pike treasurer job; Apps wins fourth term as clerk

    Syrcle defeats 18-year incumbent for Pike treasurer job; Apps wins fourth term as clerk

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 9:23 AM EST2014-11-05 14:23:52 GMT
    Incoming Pike County Treasurer Scott Syrcle prepared himself Tuesday to do a difficult task Wednesday morning in preparation for his new job as Pike County treasurer. "I have to go to work (at Area Disposal) and give them my three-and-a-half week notice," he said. "After 31 years, that part will not be easy." The Republican and former County Board chairman claimed 58 percent of the vote and ousted Democratic incumbent Jeff Gerard in Tuesday's election by a margin of 3,385 to 2,423.

    Incoming Pike County Treasurer Scott Syrcle prepared himself Tuesday to do a difficult task Wednesday morning in preparation for his new job as Pike County treasurer. "I have to go to work (at Area Disposal) and give them my three-and-a-half week notice," he said. "After 31 years, that part will not be easy." The Republican and former County Board chairman claimed 58 percent of the vote and ousted Democratic incumbent Jeff Gerard in Tuesday's election by a margin of 3,385 to 2,423.

  • Venvertloh first Republican elected to clerk/recorder post in Adams County history

    Venvertloh first Republican elected to clerk/recorder post in Adams County history

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 9:16 AM EST2014-11-05 14:16:35 GMT
    Chuck Venvertloh believed that the best way to receive support in his run for Adams County clerk/recorder was to show how his experience as the manager of a Quincy bank made him the best candidate. "The Adams County voters let it be known that they believe I'm qualified for the position," he said Tuesday night during a gathering of Republican backers at the Holiday Inn in Quincy. Venvertloh, 47, trounced Democrat Jonathan Schoenakase by receiving more than 81 percent of the vote.
    Chuck Venvertloh believed that the best way to receive support in his run for Adams County clerk/recorder was to show how his experience as the manager of a Quincy bank made him the best candidate. "The Adams County voters let it be known that they believe I'm qualified for the position," he said Tuesday night during a gathering of Republican backers at the Holiday Inn in Quincy. Venvertloh, 47, trounced Democrat Jonathan Schoenakase by receiving more than 81 percent of the vote.
  • Liberty superintendent says only options are to cut or borrow money after tax increase is soundly rejected

    Liberty superintendent says only options are to cut or borrow money after tax increase is soundly rejected

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-11-05 14:14:59 GMT
    After seeing a proposed 75-cent property tax increase for the Liberty School District garner the support of only 32 percent of voters Tuesday, Superintendent Kelle Bunch simply said, "Ouch." The vote was 506 in favor, 815 against. Bunch said the Liberty School Board put the tax issue on the ballot because the district has been dealing with a deficit budget the past few years from repeated shortfalls in general state aid.
    After seeing a proposed 75-cent property tax increase for the Liberty School District garner the support of only 32 percent of voters Tuesday, Superintendent Kelle Bunch simply said, "Ouch." The vote was 506 in favor, 815 against. Bunch said the Liberty School Board put the tax issue on the ballot because the district has been dealing with a deficit budget the past few years from repeated shortfalls in general state aid.
  • Hannibal looks to combat drug issues in America's Hometown

    Hannibal looks to combat drug issues in America's Hometown

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 9:01 AM EST2014-11-05 14:01:22 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council reviewed on Tuesday two ordinances that city officials and aldermen hope will address some of the drug issues facing America's Hometown. One ordinance would amend existing...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council reviewed on Tuesday two ordinances that city officials and aldermen hope will address some of the drug issues facing America's Hometown. One ordinance would amend existing...
  • Election Notebook: Voting problems were few, Adams County turnout at 51 percent

    Election Notebook: Voting problems were few, Adams County turnout at 51 percent

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:04 AM EST2014-11-05 11:04:25 GMT
    Only a few sporadic voting problems were reported Tuesday in Adams County. Clerk Georgia Volm said the doors to two polling places were locked when election judges arrived, but the judges made it inside the buildings before polls opened at 6 a.m. At the Quincy Housing Authority polling place at 540 Harrison, election judges got in the building before 6 a.m. but weren't completely set up until about 6:10 a.m.
    Only a few sporadic voting problems were reported Tuesday in Adams County. Clerk Georgia Volm said the doors to two polling places were locked when election judges arrived, but the judges made it inside the buildings before polls opened at 6 a.m. At the Quincy Housing Authority polling place at 540 Harrison, election judges got in the building before 6 a.m. but weren't completely set up until about 6:10 a.m.
  • 'It's back to a two-party system': Frese anxious to work with Rauner while facing Democratic supermajority

    'It's back to a two-party system': Frese anxious to work with Rauner while facing Democratic supermajority

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 5:48 AM EST2014-11-05 10:48:23 GMT
    Randy Frese was assured election to the 94th District in the Illinois House Tuesday, but he still had butterflies as he watched returns with fellow Republicans at the Holiday Inn in Quincy. Cheers broke out as Republican Bruce Rauner was proclaimed winner of the governor's race.  "On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 10. It was unanimous," Frese said. "Now we have a seat at the table, which Republicans haven't had for the last 12 years. It's back to a two-party system."
    Randy Frese was assured election to the 94th District in the Illinois House Tuesday, but he still had butterflies as he watched returns with fellow Republicans at the Holiday Inn in Quincy. Cheers broke out as Republican Bruce Rauner was proclaimed winner of the governor's race.  "On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 10. It was unanimous," Frese said. "Now we have a seat at the table, which Republicans haven't had for the last 12 years. It's back to a two-party system."
  • Redington's decision to leave Marion County works out, retained as Knox County judge

    Redington's decision to leave Marion County works out, retained as Knox County judge

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 12:17 AM EST2014-11-05 05:17:50 GMT
    Tom Redington didn't see giving up his job as Marion County's prosecuting attorney for an appointment to an associate judge's position in Knox County as a gamble.
    Tom Redington didn't see giving up his job as Marion County's prosecuting attorney for an appointment to an associate judge's position in Knox County as a gamble.
  • Runway striping, other projects moving forward at Quincy Regional Airport

    Runway striping, other projects moving forward at Quincy Regional Airport

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 11:03 AM EST2014-11-04 16:03:16 GMT
    New runway striping equipment at the Quincy Regional Airport already appears to be worth the investment. Airport Manager Jarred Hester said crews have completed about 60 percent of the striping of one runway and one...
    New runway striping equipment at the Quincy Regional Airport already appears to be worth the investment. Airport Manager Jarred Hester said crews have completed about 60 percent of the striping of one runway and one...
  • 'The lesson of the garden is you share': Master Gardener program gears up for another year

    'The lesson of the garden is you share': Master Gardener program gears up for another year

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-11-04 15:45:39 GMT
    By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer Nancy Boone may be a master gardener, but don't expect her to say she's mastered all the concepts. "I don't think any master gardener would tell you they...
    By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer Nancy Boone may be a master gardener, but don't expect her to say she's mastered all the concepts. "I don't think any master gardener would tell you they...
  • Lovelace murder trial set for late January

    Lovelace murder trial set for late January

    Friday, October 10 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-10-10 11:56:48 GMT
    A Quincy lawyer facing first-degree murder charges had his trial set for late January, but one of his lawyers doubts the trial will start that soon. Jay Elmore and his co-council, Jeff Page, made their first appearance on Curtis Lovelace's behalf Thursday during an eight-minute hearing in front of Judge Bob Hardwick in Adams County Circuit Court. Hardwick set a Jan. 26 start for what is expected to be a two-week trial.
    A Quincy lawyer facing first-degree murder charges had his trial set for late January, but one of his lawyers doubts the trial will start that soon. Jay Elmore and his co-council, Jeff Page, made their first appearance on Curtis Lovelace's behalf Thursday during an eight-minute hearing in front of Judge Bob Hardwick in Adams County Circuit Court. Hardwick set a Jan. 26 start for what is expected to be a two-week trial.

  • Renowned pathologist being used by Lovelace prosecution

    Renowned pathologist being used by Lovelace prosecution

    Thursday, October 9 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-10-09 22:45:34 GMT
    One of the top forensic pathologists in America reviewed information in connection with the 2006 death of Cory D. Lovelace and determined the Quincy woman had been suffocated. Dr. Michael Baden, known for his work...
    One of the top forensic pathologists in America reviewed information in connection with the 2006 death of Cory D. Lovelace and determined the Quincy woman had been suffocated. Dr. Michael Baden, known for his work...
  • Adams, Pike coroners also quit using pathologist who worked on Lovelace case

    Adams, Pike coroners also quit using pathologist who worked on Lovelace case

    Thursday, October 9 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-10-09 22:43:53 GMT
    Two local coroners said they stopped several years ago using the services of Dr. Jessica Bowman, the pathologist who performed the autopsy of Cory Lovelace in 2006. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as the county's coroner said: "There were four or five cases that she did that really upset me." Former Adams County coroner Gary Hamilton also stopped sending cases to her. Bowman now works as a pathologist at Keokuk Area Hospital.
    Two local coroners said they stopped several years ago using the services of Dr. Jessica Bowman, the pathologist who performed the autopsy of Cory Lovelace in 2006. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as the county's coroner said: "There were four or five cases that she did that really upset me." Former Adams County coroner Gary Hamilton also stopped sending cases to her. Bowman now works as a pathologist at Keokuk Area Hospital.
  • 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

    Thursday, October 9 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-10-09 22:42:59 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...
  • Lovelace hires Springfield attorneys to represent him in murder case

    Lovelace hires Springfield attorneys to represent him in murder case

    Thursday, October 9 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-10-09 22:32:06 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.
  • 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

    Thursday, October 9 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-10-09 22:29:08 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...
  • Sheriff: Safety concerns led to Lovelace being housed in neighboring county jail

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

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:37:18 GMT
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
  • Detective's interest in Lovelace case led to grand jury indictment

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

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:35:23 GMT
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
  • Quincy attorney and former School Board member indicted for first-degree murder in wife's 2006 death

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

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:33:46 GMT
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.

  • 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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    • Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

      Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

      Sunday, November 23 2014 12:02 AM EST2014-11-23 05:02:21 GMT
      QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.
      QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

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      Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

      Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

      Friday, November 21 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-21 16:18:34 GMT
      As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
      As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
    • Culver-Stockton group gearing up for 10-day educational trip to London

      Culver-Stockton group gearing up for 10-day trip to London

      Sunday, November 23 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-11-24 00:10:37 GMT
      Twenty-two students, three educators and one staff member will represent Culver-Stockton College on a 10-day educational tour of London next month. David Carrothers, an assistant professor of criminal justice taking part in the trip, said a wide array of academic and cultural experiences is being arranged for the group each day.
      Twenty-two students, three educators and one staff member will represent Culver-Stockton College on a 10-day educational tour of London next month. David Carrothers, an assistant professor of criminal justice taking part in the trip, said a wide array of academic and cultural experiences is being arranged for the group each day.

    1. QUINCY -- The Rev. Ivan Greuter is admittedly excited about beginning his third year as president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.

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