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  • Dog's attack on carrier stops mail delivery to northside Quincy neighborhood

    Dog's attack on carrier stops mail delivery to northside Quincy neighborhood

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:45 AM EDT2015-05-22 14:45:23 GMT
    Sgt. Shannon Pilkington of the Quincy Police Department said police were notified of an April 6 incident between a dog at 1602 Maple and a mail carrier. The U.S. Postal Service cut off mail delivery in the neighborhood, and mail is still not being delivered even though the dog involved has since died.

    Sgt. Shannon Pilkington of the Quincy Police Department said police were notified of an April 6 incident between a dog at 1602 Maple and a mail carrier. The U.S. Postal Service cut off mail delivery in the neighborhood, and mail is still not being delivered even though the dog involved has since died.

  • Mendon School Board approves name change for elementary school

    Mendon School Board approves name change for elementary school

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-05-22 14:18:59 GMT
    Mendon Elementary School will have a new name starting July 1. The Mendon School Board decided Wednesday to change the school's name to Unity Elementary School. The new name will align more closely with the district's other attendance centers -- Unity High School and Unity Middle School.
    Mendon Elementary School will have a new name starting July 1. The Mendon School Board decided Wednesday to change the school's name to Unity Elementary School. The new name will align more closely with the district's other attendance centers -- Unity High School and Unity Middle School.
  • Funeral services set for Hannibal senior who died days before graduation

    Funeral services set for Hannibal senior who died days before graduation

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    Funeral services have been set for the Hannibal High School senior who died Tuesday, just days before graduation.
    Funeral services have been set for the Hannibal High School senior who died Tuesday, just days before graduation.
  • Celebrating 25 years in Quincy: 'The Dunk' favorite memory of Macker organizer

    Celebrating 25 years in Quincy: 'The Dunk' favorite memory of Macker organizer

    Thursday, May 21 2015 12:32 PM EDT2015-05-21 16:32:09 GMT
    When asked what the greatest moment in Gus Macker history in Quincy might be, Scott McNeal did not have to think twice. When the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament invades the streets surrounding Washington Park on Saturday and Sunday for its 25th year, bringing thousands of players and spectators downtown, there is a good chance that anyone connected with the hoopla back in 2008 will, at some point, bring that moment up in conversation as they reminisce about the silver anniversary.
    When asked what the greatest moment in Gus Macker history in Quincy might be, Scott McNeal did not have to think twice. When the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament invades the streets surrounding Washington Park on Saturday and Sunday for its 25th year, bringing thousands of players and spectators downtown, there is a good chance that anyone connected with the hoopla back in 2008 will, at some point, bring that moment up in conversation as they reminisce about the silver anniversary.
  • Scholz wants to be spokesman for organ donation after life-saving liver transplant

    Scholz wants to be spokesman for organ donation after life-saving liver transplant

    Friday, May 22 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-05-22 22:05:36 GMT
    Chuck Scholz believes he has "a second chance" at life after getting a liver transplant on Feb. 13 to replace his own liver, which was failing due to cancer. Doctors gave the former Quincy mayor "a great report" on April 15, releasing him to do a little light activity. Scholz wants to use his newfound energy to become a spokesman for organ and tissue donation.
    Chuck Scholz believes he has "a second chance" at life after getting a liver transplant on Feb. 13 to replace his own liver, which was failing due to cancer. Doctors gave the former Quincy mayor "a great report" on April 15, releasing him to do a little light activity. Scholz wants to use his newfound energy to become a spokesman for organ and tissue donation.

  • Quincy waiting on response on expansive sewer project

    Quincy waiting on response on expansive sewer project

    Friday, May 22 2015 9:28 AM EDT2015-05-22 13:28:09 GMT
    Nearly two years after the city of Quincy submitted a plan to reduce the amount of wastewater going straight into the Mississippi River after heavy storms, it's unknown whether it will be accepted. Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering, said the city has received no formal comments from either the Illinois or federal Environmental Protection Agencies.
    Nearly two years after the city of Quincy submitted a plan to reduce the amount of wastewater going straight into the Mississippi River after heavy storms, it's unknown whether it will be accepted. Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering, said the city has received no formal comments from either the Illinois or federal Environmental Protection Agencies.
  • Man involved in failed Adams County Jail break heads to prison

    Man involved in failed Adams County Jail break heads to prison

    Thursday, May 21 2015 9:07 PM EDT2015-05-22 01:07:54 GMT
    Had Nicholas Ray not been involved in a failed escape of the Adams County Jail, his sentencing hearing Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court would have been much different.
    Had Nicholas Ray not been involved in a failed escape of the Adams County Jail, his sentencing hearing Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court would have been much different.
  • Pikeland facing $300,000-plus shortfall in education fund

    Pikeland facing $300,000-plus shortfall in education fund

    Friday, May 22 2015 9:37 AM EDT2015-05-22 13:37:16 GMT
    The Pikeland School Board learned about the education fund's financial health in a fund summary presented Wednesday night by Superintendent Paula Hawley. The summary showed the district this year expects $8,408,374 in revenue and $8,726,560 in expenses -- a $318,186 shortfall which will leave a fund balance of $1,341,808.
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  • Mark Twain Casino may be fined $5,000 for losing gaming transaction data

    Mark Twain Casino may be fined $5,000 for losing gaming transaction data

    Friday, May 22 2015 9:56 AM EDT2015-05-22 13:56:16 GMT
    The Missouri Gaming Commission is proposing disciplinary action be taken against Mark Twain Casino for losing some of the casino's gambling transaction data and not having an adequate backup. At its monthly meeting Wednesday in Jefferson City, the MGC unanimously approved a "preliminary order for disciplinary action" that recommends the LaGrange casino be fined $5,000.
    The Missouri Gaming Commission is proposing disciplinary action be taken against Mark Twain Casino for losing some of the casino's gambling transaction data and not having an adequate backup. At its monthly meeting Wednesday in Jefferson City, the MGC unanimously approved a "preliminary order for disciplinary action" that recommends the LaGrange casino be fined $5,000.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield to outsource simple claims

    Blue Cross Blue Shield to outsource simple claims

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:44 AM EDT2015-05-20 15:44:23 GMT
    Workers at the Blue Cross Blue Shield processing center in Quincy have been told that routine claims processing will be outsourced in the next two years, but the company denied rumors that local jobs will be eliminated. "There is no clear determination on the staffing level," said Michael Deering, senior director of media and public relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
    Workers at the Blue Cross Blue Shield processing center in Quincy have been told that routine claims processing will be outsourced in the next two years, but the company denied rumors that local jobs will be eliminated. "There is no clear determination on the staffing level," said Michael Deering, senior director of media and public relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
  • Hannibal seniors gather to grieve over loss of classmate

    Hannibal seniors gather to grieve over loss of classmate

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 9:38 AM EDT2015-05-20 13:38:13 GMT
    It wasn't supposed to be this way. With little time left in their Hannibal High School careers, the Class of 2015 was set to cruise the Mississippi River on Tuesday night on the Mark Twain Riverboat and enjoy their final moments together before life and education took them separate ways. But instead of reminiscing on the river, about 60 students gathered at Clover Road Christian Church to process the sudden, unexplainable death of one of their own.
    It wasn't supposed to be this way. With little time left in their Hannibal High School careers, the Class of 2015 was set to cruise the Mississippi River on Tuesday night on the Mark Twain Riverboat and enjoy their final moments together before life and education took them separate ways. But instead of reminiscing on the river, about 60 students gathered at Clover Road Christian Church to process the sudden, unexplainable death of one of their own.
  • Brothers sent to prison after admitting to beating man

    Brothers sent to prison after admitting to beating man

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-05-21 02:28:17 GMT
    Two Quincy men were sent to prison Wednesday after they admitted to severely beating their roommate. Dillon T. Wexell, 27, and Shiloh T. Sparks, 24, each were sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Scott Walden during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Wexell and Sparks, who are brothers, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. 
    Two Quincy men were sent to prison Wednesday after they admitted to severely beating their roommate. Dillon T. Wexell, 27, and Shiloh T. Sparks, 24, each were sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Scott Walden during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Wexell and Sparks, who are brothers, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. 

  • Quincy man who started Newcomb blaze gets 10-year prison sentence

    Quincy man who started Newcomb blaze gets 10-year prison sentence

    Friday, May 22 2015 8:42 AM EDT2015-05-22 12:42:44 GMT
    After avoiding prison for his role in burning down the historic Newcomb Hotel in September 2013, Mathew Clark wasn't as fortunate Thursday.
    After avoiding prison for his role in burning down the historic Newcomb Hotel in September 2013, Mathew Clark wasn't as fortunate Thursday.
  • QND softball responds offensively to blank QHS

    QND softball responds offensively to blank QHS

    Friday, May 22 2015 1:39 AM EDT2015-05-22 05:39:33 GMT
    Aryiel Gengenbacher wasn't sure if she had hit a walk-off home run.
    Aryiel Gengenbacher wasn't sure if she had hit a walk-off home run.
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