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  • Five arrested in Canton, Mo., after drug raid turns up meth, other drugs

    Five arrested in Canton, Mo., after drug raid turns up meth, other drugs

    Sunday, March 1 2015 1:19 AM EST2015-03-01 06:19:15 GMT
     Two men were arrested after a drug raid on a Canton home on Friday, and three more suspects were arrested Saturday.
     Two men were arrested after a drug raid on a Canton home on Friday, and three more suspects were arrested Saturday.
  • Adams County sees huge drop in meth lab seizures, but 'ice' becoming more popular

    Adams County sees huge drop in meth lab seizures, but 'ice' becoming more popular

    Monday, March 2 2015 9:56 AM EST2015-03-02 14:56:40 GMT
    The good news for Adams County is that the number of methamphetamine lab seizures in the county during 2014 wasn't half of what it was the previous year. The bad news for the county is that the drug still has a grip on the area and is being used in a new form commonly called "ice."
    The good news for Adams County is that the number of methamphetamine lab seizures in the county during 2014 wasn't half of what it was the previous year. The bad news for the county is that the drug still has a grip on the area and is being used in a new form commonly called "ice."
  • Three injured when car slides into ditch on White Oak Road

    Three injured when car slides into ditch on White Oak Road

    Sunday, March 1 2015 11:01 PM EST2015-03-02 04:01:18 GMT
    QUINCY -- A Mendon man and two Quincy residents suffered injuries after the car they were in slid into a ditch early Sunday morning. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Trent S. Howlett, 39, of Mendon, was driving a 2000 Jeep 4x4 northbound on White Oak Road when he attempted to make a right turn onto Maas Road at a high rate of speed. Howlett lost control of the vehicle, and it slid into a ditch.
    QUINCY -- A Mendon man and two Quincy residents suffered injuries after the car they were in slid into a ditch early Sunday morning. The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported Trent S. Howlett, 39, of Mendon, was driving a 2000 Jeep 4x4 northbound on White Oak Road when he attempted to make a right turn onto Maas Road at a high rate of speed. Howlett lost control of the vehicle, and it slid into a ditch.
  • Steak 'n Shake closes Quincy site; owner says renewing franchise makes no sense

    Steak 'n Shake closes Quincy site; owner says renewing franchise makes no sense

    Monday, March 2 2015 10:04 AM EST2015-03-02 15:04:52 GMT
    Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Quincy is closed. John Duryea, owner of the Duryea Group Inc., said after 20 years, renewing the franchise with the Steak ‘n Shake corporation “does not make sense economically.” A sign posted Monday morning on the door of the restaurant at 3819 Broadway thanked customers for 20 years of loyal patronage.
    Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Quincy is closed. John Duryea, owner of the Duryea Group Inc., said after 20 years, renewing the franchise with the Steak ‘n Shake corporation “does not make sense economically.” A sign posted Monday morning on the door of the restaurant at 3819 Broadway thanked customers for 20 years of loyal patronage.
  • Polar Plunge draws a chilly crowd to Quincy's Moorman Park Lake

    Polar Plunge draws a chilly crowd to Quincy's Moorman Park Lake

    Sunday, March 1 2015 12:59 AM EST2015-03-01 05:59:42 GMT
    Squeals, groans, chattering teeth and laughter erupted from many of the people in the Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday at Moorman Park Lake. "The worst part was waiting to go in. The water was almost warmer than the air," said Donna Derhake.
    Squeals, groans, chattering teeth and laughter erupted from many of the people in the Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday at Moorman Park Lake. "The worst part was waiting to go in. The water was almost warmer than the air," said Donna Derhake.

  • Snowstorm dumps up to seven inches on West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Snowstorm dumps up to seven inches on West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri

    Sunday, March 1 2015 10:42 PM EST2015-03-02 03:42:24 GMT
    Residents of Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois spent the first day of March digging out after a storm dropped up to 7 inches of snow on the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Melissa Byrd, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's St. Louis office, said Quincy saw about 5 inches of snow, while Hannibal recorded a snowfall total of 6.5 inches. Weather spotters in Edina, Mo., and New London, Mo., reported respective snowfall totals of 4 and 5.5 inches ...
    Residents of Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois spent the first day of March digging out after a storm dropped up to 7 inches of snow on the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Melissa Byrd, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's St. Louis office, said Quincy saw about 5 inches of snow, while Hannibal recorded a snowfall total of 6.5 inches. Weather spotters in Edina, Mo., and New London, Mo., reported respective snowfall totals of 4 and 5.5 inches ...
  • Woman back in custody after felony warrant from 1997 was discovered

    Woman back in custody after felony warrant from 1997 was discovered

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:06 AM EST2015-02-28 06:06:21 GMT
    Sharlene LiesenSharlene Liesen
    Sharlene Liesen, 53, of 705 Dudley, Liberty, is being held in the Adams County Jail without bond after it was discovered she had an outstanding felony warrant from 1997. 
    Sharlene Liesen, 53, of 705 Dudley, Liberty, is being held in the Adams County Jail without bond after it was discovered she had an outstanding felony warrant from 1997. 
  • Matthew West, Colton Dixon headline April 3 concert at OLC

    Matthew West, Colton Dixon headline April 3 concert at OLC

    Monday, March 2 2015 11:57 AM EST2015-03-02 16:57:25 GMT
    Two-time Grammy nominee Matthew West and rising star Colton Dixon will headline what promises to be an insightful contemporary Christian concert April 3 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
    Two-time Grammy nominee Matthew West and rising star Colton Dixon will headline what promises to be an insightful contemporary Christian concert April 3 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
  • Blue Devils relish underdog role heading into regional play

    Blue Devils relish underdog role heading into regional play

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:17 AM EST2015-03-02 09:17:41 GMT
    QUINCY — Lincoln Elbe knows what it is like to get overlooked. His stature when he came into high school — Elbe was just 5-foot-3 as a freshman — made some people think he was the least likely player to develop into an all-conference guard...
    QUINCY — Lincoln Elbe knows what it is like to get overlooked. His stature when he came into high school — Elbe was just 5-foot-3 as a freshman — made some people think he was the least likely player to develop into an all-conference guard...

  • Gardner Denver workers say severance packages being offered

    Gardner Denver workers say severance packages being offered

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:25 AM EST2015-02-28 06:25:17 GMT
    QUINCY -- Gardner Denver officials have confirmed that workers will be added at the corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. The company's website also shows that the manufacturer is seeking applicants in Quincy, while longtime employees at the factory on Gardner Expressway have confirmed they were offered severance packages to retire.
    QUINCY -- Gardner Denver officials have confirmed that workers will be added at the corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. The company's website also shows that the manufacturer is seeking applicants in Quincy, while longtime employees at the factory on Gardner Expressway have confirmed they were offered severance packages to retire.
  • EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    Monday, March 2 2015 9:44 AM EST2015-03-02 14:44:01 GMT
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
  • WILSON: Illinois likely to see some sort of tax vote

    WILSON: Illinois likely to see some sort of tax vote

    Monday, March 2 2015 8:39 AM EST2015-03-02 13:39:09 GMT
    Competing tax proposals that will stir controversy in the Illinois General Assembly this year are being touted as the answer for the state's budget woes, even though none of the top contenders would fix the current ...
    Competing tax proposals that will stir controversy in the Illinois General Assembly this year are being touted as the answer for the state's budget woes, even though none of the top contenders would fix the current ...
  • City likely to hold onto plan to add salt storage capacity at Central Services

    City likely to hold onto plan to add salt storage capacity at Central Services

    Monday, March 2 2015 10:45 AM EST2015-03-02 15:45:50 GMT
    Kevin Hollenstine, loader operator for Quincy's Department of Central Services, delivers a load of salt to a snow removal truck last week. | H-W Photo/Steve BohnstedtKevin Hollenstine, loader operator for Quincy's Department of Central Services, delivers a load of salt to a snow removal truck last week. | H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
    An idea to eliminate an inefficient process in the Department of Central Services looks to be shelved for at least the near future, as the city is looking at potential revenue cuts from the state.
    An idea to eliminate an inefficient process in the Department of Central Services looks to be shelved for at least the near future, as the city is looking at potential revenue cuts from the state.
  • Farha announces bid to lead Adams County State's Attorney's Office

    Farha announces bid to lead Adams County State's Attorney's Office

    Sunday, March 1 2015 12:47 AM EST2015-03-01 05:47:15 GMT
    Gary Farha announced Saturday during a gathering at Tower Pizza that he would seek the Republican nomination for the office. Farha will face fellow Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Cifaldi in a primary election in March 2016. They seek to replace Jon Barnard, who has announced he will not seek a fourth term.
    Gary Farha announced Saturday during a gathering at Tower Pizza that he would seek the Republican nomination for the office. Farha will face fellow Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Cifaldi in a primary election in March 2016. They seek to replace Jon Barnard, who has announced he will not seek a fourth term.

  • Lady Hawks steal momentum, game in final minute from Pumas

    Lady Hawks steal momentum, game in final minute from Pumas

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:21 AM EST2015-03-02 09:21:59 GMT
    QUINCY — With all the injuries and lineup changes the Quincy University women's basketball team has endured this season, it's only fitting its season was saved by a player filling in. The Lady Hawks brought on an aggressive full-court press seconds after forward Tori Kuhn...
    QUINCY — With all the injuries and lineup changes the Quincy University women's basketball team has endured this season, it's only fitting its season was saved by a player filling in. The Lady Hawks brought on an aggressive full-court press seconds after forward Tori Kuhn...

  • MAKING ENDS MEET: Agency aid stretched as many struggle against poverty

    MAKING ENDS MEET: Agency aid stretched as many struggle against poverty

    Sunday, March 1 2015 1:17 AM EST2015-03-01 06:17:49 GMT
    No matter how hard Lisa Dover tried, the money wouldn't stretch far enough. She had come so far in trying to become a licensed practical nurse to provide a better life for herself and her children, but couldn't come up with the $400 for the required test to get her license. Help came through Pike County Unmet Needs, which sees a growing number of requests like Dover's.
    No matter how hard Lisa Dover tried, the money wouldn't stretch far enough. She had come so far in trying to become a licensed practical nurse to provide a better life for herself and her children, but couldn't come up with the $400 for the required test to get her license. Help came through Pike County Unmet Needs, which sees a growing number of requests like Dover's.

  • Award recognizes ag educator committed "to encourage lifelong learning"

    Award recognizes ag educator committed "to encourage lifelong learning"

    Sunday, March 1 2015 1:30 AM EST2015-03-01 06:30:52 GMT
    Growing up on a Quincy farm spurred an early interest in agriculture in Larry Fischer.
    Growing up on a Quincy farm spurred an early interest in agriculture in Larry Fischer.
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