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Nine Quincy School Board candidates tackle wide range of topics at forum

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Nine candidates seeking four Quincy School Board seats in the April 7 election expressed views on a wide range of subjects at a public forum Tuesday night hosted by the League of Women Voters of Adams County. More>>

Tax propositions highlight Ralls County ballot

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Ralls County voters will consider whether to renew a half-cent sales tax when they head to the polls next week. Presiding Commissioner Wiley Hibbard said the tax, which has a five-year sunset clause, is set to expire in March 2016. If continued, the tax would expire again in 2021.
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Voters in Clark County, several Northeast Missouri towns to decide on local use tax

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Incumbent council member and former principal arrested on drug charge in the running for Hannibal's Fourth Ward

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Voters in Hannibal's Fourth Ward will decide on April 7 an aldermanic race that's hardly run-of-the-mill. Incumbent Jim Van Hoose and former A.D. Stowell Elementary School Principal Joshua "J.D." Foust are running to fulfill an unexpired term that Barry Louderman vacated in October, but that's not the most unusual aspect of the race.

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Proponents say sales tax fairest, least expensive option for providing funding for new jail Video included

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Members of the Adams County Jail Exploratory Committee said from the start that if funding for a new jail facility was to be sought, it likely would come from a public safety sales tax.  More>>

Knox County facility could serve as blueprint for new Adams County Jail Video included

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Knox County Sheriff Dave Clague knows when he leaves the office each day that the chances of anything catastrophic happening inside the Knox County Law Enforcement Center are small. The 120-bed facility with modern security features was built at the cost of $8.2 million in 2004 thanks to a quarter-cent sales tax Knox County voters passed in 2002. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer hopes voters next month will pass a quarter-cent sales tax that will go toward the construction of a new jail. More>>

Candidates seek municipal, school board seats in Brown, Hancock and Pike counties

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Voters in Brown, Hancock and Pike counties will decide several contested School Board and municipal races on the April 7 ballot. More>>

Several issues on Hancock County ballots

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Hancock County voters will face referendums in Rock Creek Township, Hamilton and Plymouth in the April 7 election. The township wants to boost its equipment and building fund tax rate.  More>>

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  • Nine candidates vying for four seats on the Quincy School Board

    Nine candidates vying for four seats on the Quincy School Board

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Nine candidates are competing for four seats on the Quincy School Board in the April 7 elections. Two of the candidates are incumbents, one is a former board member and six are newcomers.
    Nine candidates are competing for four seats on the Quincy School Board in the April 7 elections. Two of the candidates are incumbents, one is a former board member and six are newcomers.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Brandy Neiswender

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Brandy Neiswender

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Brandy Neiswender is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a Realtor at Davis and Frese, Inc. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Brandy Neiswender is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a Realtor at Davis and Frese, Inc. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Daniel Neiswender

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Daniel Neiswender

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Daniel Neiswender is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is self-employed. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Daniel Neiswender is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is self-employed. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • Hamilton school referendum way to meet 'most urgent need right now'

    Hamilton school referendum way to meet 'most urgent need right now'

    Friday, March 20 2015 5:59 PM EDT2015-03-20 21:59:27 GMT
    A Hamilton school district community committee came away impressed with two of the three targeted areas for study. But finding a way to improve district finances “was the most urgent need right now,” committee member Brandon Bentch said. The committee's finding led to the school district seeking a 60-cent tax increase, boosting the education fund from $2.35 to $2.95, on the April 7 ballot. 
    A Hamilton school district community committee came away impressed with two of the three targeted areas for study. But finding a way to improve district finances “was the most urgent need right now,” committee member Brandon Bentch said. The committee's finding led to the school district seeking a 60-cent tax increase, boosting the education fund from $2.35 to $2.95, on the April 7 ballot. 
  • Warsaw School District proposes tax rate increase

    Warsaw School District proposes tax rate increase

    Friday, March 20 2015 5:58 PM EDT2015-03-20 21:58:53 GMT
    Matt LeMaire has two good reasons to do what he can to support the Warsaw school district -- a fifth grade son and a daughter heading to kindergarten next year. So LeMaire is part of a community committee helping to promote a school tax increase on the April 7 ballot. The district seeks a $1 increase in the education fund tax rate to $2.84.
    Matt LeMaire has two good reasons to do what he can to support the Warsaw school district -- a fifth grade son and a daughter heading to kindergarten next year. So LeMaire is part of a community committee helping to promote a school tax increase on the April 7 ballot. The district seeks a $1 increase in the education fund tax rate to $2.84.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Carol Nichols

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Carol Nichols

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:09 GMT
    Carol Nichols is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a professor of humanities at Culver-Stockton College; an Iyengar yoga instructor; and an artist. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Carol Nichols is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a professor of humanities at Culver-Stockton College; an Iyengar yoga instructor; and an artist. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • Referendum defeat would be likely death knell for Wavering Aquatic Center

    Referendum defeat would be likely death knell for Wavering Aquatic Center

    Friday, March 20 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-03-20 21:57:01 GMT
    Quincy Park District officials are allowing the public to determine what the future holds for the 35-year-old Wavering Aquatic Center. Voters will either approve a $5.5 million referendum in the April 7 general election to renovate the deteriorating structure - or sign its death sentence. 
    Quincy Park District officials are allowing the public to determine what the future holds for the 35-year-old Wavering Aquatic Center. Voters will either approve a $5.5 million referendum in the April 7 general election to renovate the deteriorating structure - or sign its death sentence. 
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Melvin J. 'Bud' Niekamp

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Melvin J. 'Bud' Niekamp

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Melvin J. “Bud” Niekamp is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is self-employed at Bud's Speed and Machine. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Melvin J. “Bud” Niekamp is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is self-employed at Bud's Speed and Machine. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Sandra 'Sandi' Rose

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Sandra 'Sandi' Rose

    Monday, March 23 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-03-23 22:50:36 GMT
    Sandra Rose is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a homemaker and community volunteer. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Sandra Rose is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. She is a homemaker and community volunteer. Click on her photo for a full bio and her answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Scott Stone

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Scott Stone

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:09 GMT
    Scott Stone is one of nine candidates for Quincy School Board. He is president of Stone & Sons Construction and a real estate broker for River City Real Estate Group. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Scott Stone is one of nine candidates for Quincy School Board. He is president of Stone & Sons Construction and a real estate broker for River City Real Estate Group. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Michael Troup

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Michael Troup

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Michael Troup is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is the president/owner, KeyBridge Insurance Services, Inc., and KeyBridge Business Partners, Inc. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Michael Troup is one of nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He is the president/owner, KeyBridge Insurance Services, Inc., and KeyBridge Business Partners, Inc. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Jim Whitfield

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Jim Whitfield

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Jim Whitfield is one of nine candidates for the Quincy school Board. He is the associate director of public relations at Chaddock. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Jim Whitfield is one of nine candidates for the Quincy school Board. He is the associate director of public relations at Chaddock. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Travis Woodward

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE Q&A: Travis Woodward

    Saturday, March 21 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-22 02:30:10 GMT
    Travis Woodward is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He works in process improvement/lean manufacturing at Green America Recycling in Hannibal, Mo. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
    Travis Woodward is one of the nine candidates for the Quincy School Board. He works in process improvement/lean manufacturing at Green America Recycling in Hannibal, Mo. Click on his photo for a full bio and his answers to eight questions The Herald-Whig asked all candidates.
  • QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Two newcomers vie to represent 1st Ward

    QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Two newcomers vie to represent 1st Ward

    Friday, March 20 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-03-20 22:02:35 GMT
    Two newcomers are seeking the open seat in the 1st Ward. Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann, R-1, decided not to seek a second term. Neither Republican Eric Entrup nor Democrat Chris Prewitt have sought office before. 
    Two newcomers are seeking the open seat in the 1st Ward. Alderman Glenda “LeXze” Mann, R-1, decided not to seek a second term. Neither Republican Eric Entrup nor Democrat Chris Prewitt have sought office before. 
  • QUINCY ELECTION 2015: 2nd Ward incumbent challenged for first time since 1999

    QUINCY ELECTION 2015: 2nd Ward incumbent challenged for first time since 1999

    Friday, March 20 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-03-20 22:03:14 GMT
    Alderman Steve Duesterhaus, a Democrat in Quincy's 2nd Ward, is facing a challenge for the first time since 1999 from Republican Jeff Bergman, who making his first run at public office. Duesterhaus was appointed to his seat in May 1985 after his father Don Duesterhaus resigned to serve as deputy mayor under former Mayor Verne Hagstrom. He won his first full term in office in April 1987. 
    Alderman Steve Duesterhaus, a Democrat in Quincy's 2nd Ward, is facing a challenge for the first time since 1999 from Republican Jeff Bergman, who making his first run at public office. Duesterhaus was appointed to his seat in May 1985 after his father Don Duesterhaus resigned to serve as deputy mayor under former Mayor Verne Hagstrom. He won his first full term in office in April 1987. 
  • QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Incumbent to have rematch with four-term veteran in 3rd Ward

    QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Incumbent to have rematch with four-term veteran in 3rd Ward

    Friday, March 20 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-03-20 22:03:49 GMT
    Third Ward Alderman Paul Havermale and former Alderman Bob Klingele are set for a rematch in the April 7 election. Havermale, a Republican, defeated Klingele, a Democrat, in 2003. Klingele served from 1991 to 2003 and was elected to a new term in 2005, before he was defeated by now Mayor Kyle Moore in 2009. 
    Third Ward Alderman Paul Havermale and former Alderman Bob Klingele are set for a rematch in the April 7 election. Havermale, a Republican, defeated Klingele, a Democrat, in 2003. Klingele served from 1991 to 2003 and was elected to a new term in 2005, before he was defeated by now Mayor Kyle Moore in 2009. 
  • QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Independent hopes to unseat 6th Ward incumbent

    QUINCY ELECTION 2015: Independent hopes to unseat 6th Ward incumbent

    Friday, March 20 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-03-20 22:05:07 GMT
    An independent candidate is challenging a one-term incumbent in the 6th Ward. Jeff VanCamp, a Quincy Park Board commissioner, is seeking to unseat Jim Musolino, a Republican who replaced long-time Alderman Raymond “Skip” Vahlkamp when he did not seek a re-election in 2011.
    An independent candidate is challenging a one-term incumbent in the 6th Ward. Jeff VanCamp, a Quincy Park Board commissioner, is seeking to unseat Jim Musolino, a Republican who replaced long-time Alderman Raymond “Skip” Vahlkamp when he did not seek a re-election in 2011.
  • Incumbents guaranteed of returning to Park Board seats

    Incumbents guaranteed of returning to Park Board seats

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-04-01 15:55:35 GMT
    Two incumbents are running for three open spots on the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners in the April 7 election. Tom Ernst and Chris Hogge will be elected to new terms and will be joined by a commissioner appointed by the board.
    Two incumbents are running for three open spots on the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners in the April 7 election. Tom Ernst and Chris Hogge will be elected to new terms and will be joined by a commissioner appointed by the board.
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