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  • UPDATE: Palmyra grain bin fire reignites

    UPDATE: Palmyra grain bin fire reignites

    Thursday, December 18 2014 10:06 AM EST2014-12-18 15:06:51 GMT
    Crews from two Marion County fire departments battled a grain bin fire at a complex east of Palmyra for 10 hours Wednesday. The Palmyra Fire Department and Hannibal Rural Fire Department responded to the bin, located off Missouri 168, around 8:30 a.m.
    After crews from two Marion County fire departments battled a grain bin fire at a complex east of Palmyra for 10 hours Wednesday, the fire rekindled at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Rick Jones, Palmyra's assistant fire chief, said the Palmyra Fire Department had extinguished Thursday morning's fire by about 8:15. He expected that crews would be on the scene for another hour.

  • Quincy woman falls asleep at wheel on Gardner Expressway, triggers accident

    Quincy woman falls asleep at wheel on Gardner Expressway, triggers accident

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-12-19 00:01:58 GMT
    A Quincy woman fell asleep at the wheel Thursday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle incident in the 2400 block of Gardner Expressway.
    A Quincy woman fell asleep at the wheel Thursday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle incident in the 2400 block of Gardner Expressway.
  • Tara Bullock sentenced to three years in prison on meth charge

    Tara Bullock sentenced to three years in prison on meth charge

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:36 PM EST2014-12-19 00:36:05 GMT
    Tara A. Bullock of Payson was sentenced Thursday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement following her involvement in a methamphetamine-related arrest in March.
    Tara A. Bullock of Payson was sentenced Thursday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement following her involvement in a methamphetamine-related arrest in March.
  • Narcotics task force arrests 3 in Hannibal

    Narcotics task force arrests 3 in Hannibal

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:37 PM EST2014-12-19 02:37:17 GMT
    Three Hannibal men are lodged in the Marion County Jail after drug-related arrests this week.
    Three Hannibal men are lodged in the Marion County Jail after drug-related arrests this week.
  • 12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 2:28 PM EST2014-12-17 19:28:52 GMT
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Passenger hospitalized after I-72 accident

    Passenger hospitalized after I-72 accident

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:59 PM EST2014-12-19 00:59:48 GMT
    A passenger riding in the cab of a truck was hospitalized Thursday with minor injuries after an accident tied to slippery road conditions.
    A passenger riding in the cab of a truck was hospitalized Thursday with minor injuries after an accident tied to slippery road conditions.
  • Board members differ on type of committee that should oversee construction

    Board members differ on type of committee that should oversee construction

    Thursday, December 18 2014 11:41 AM EST2014-12-18 16:41:52 GMT
    The Quincy School Board voted 5-1 Wednesday to allow up to four additional community members to serve on the board's standing committees -- Building, Finance, Curriculum and Policy -- so more input can be gathered on matters related to the district's $89 million construction project. Committees currently consist of two board members and up to four community members.
    | 217-221-3378ehusar@whig.com | @EHusarWHIG
  • Commitment allows Tenhouse to live out dream of being a Blue Devil

    Commitment allows Tenhouse to live out dream of being a Blue Devil

    Thursday, December 18 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-12-18 17:28:00 GMT
    Regan Tenhouse balked at giving a definitive answer. "Oh my gosh, is there a tie?" Tenhouse said. "Is that an answer?"
    Regan Tenhouse balked at giving a definitive answer. "Oh my gosh, is there a tie?" Tenhouse said. "Is that an answer?"

  • First two projects in school construction program may be delayed by contract talks

    First two projects in school construction program may be delayed by contract talks

    Thursday, December 18 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-12-18 16:39:54 GMT
    Quincy School Board President Stephanie Erwin expressed concern Wednesday that the first two projects in an $89 million school construction program may not get completed on time because of delays in hammering out a contract with architects and engineers.
    Quincy School Board President Stephanie Erwin expressed concern Wednesday that the first two projects in an $89 million school construction program may not get completed on time because of delays in hammering out a contract with architects and engineers.
  • 'Time for us to play Santa Claus': Good News campaign proceeds turned over to 55 area families

    'Time for us to play Santa Claus': Good News campaign proceeds turned over to 55 area families

    Thursday, December 18 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-12-18 18:07:32 GMT
    Nikki Neese took one look at the six big boxes of Christmas presents awaiting her family Thursday morning, and tears began running down her cheeks. Neese and her husband, Jason, and their three daughters -- ages 6, 3 and 10 months -- were Case 16 in The Quincy Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which is helping to provide a happier Christmas for 55 area families having a tough time this year.
    Nikki Neese took one look at the six big boxes of Christmas presents awaiting her family Thursday morning, and tears began running down her cheeks. Neese and her husband, Jason, and their three daughters -- ages 6, 3 and 10 months -- were Case 16 in The Quincy Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which is helping to provide a happier Christmas for 55 area families having a tough time this year.
  • Schock: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities

    Schock: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities

    Thursday, December 18 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-12-18 23:28:30 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said a “no brainer” bill that will give people with disabilities new freedom to set aside savings has won passage in Congress. “Unfortunately right now our society penalizes folks who are living with a disability from creating a nest egg and providing for themselves and doing what all of us think is the responsible thing of saving for a rainy day,” Schock said.
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said a “no brainer” bill that will give people with disabilities new freedom to set aside savings has won passage in Congress. “Unfortunately right now our society penalizes folks who are living with a disability from creating a nest egg and providing for themselves and doing what all of us think is the responsible thing of saving for a rainy day,” Schock said.
  • Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-12-18 14:14:29 GMT
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.

  • Welding sparks set off fire at LaGrange auto body shop

    Welding sparks set off fire at LaGrange auto body shop

    Thursday, December 18 2014 8:53 PM EST2014-12-19 01:53:40 GMT
    Welding sparks triggered a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a truck and building at Stub's Auto Body on Route B in LaGrange, Mo.
    Welding sparks triggered a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a truck and building at Stub's Auto Body on Route B in LaGrange, Mo.
  • Culver-Stockton professor surprised to see renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations

    Culver-Stockton professor surprised to see renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations

    Thursday, December 18 2014 6:13 PM EST2014-12-18 23:13:01 GMT
    David Carrothers had more than a casual interest in Wednesday's announcement concerning the United States and Cuba agreeing to re-establish diplomatic relations and dialing back some of the economic and travel restrictions between the two countries. Carrothers, a Culver-Stockton College professor and a former member of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command, was visiting Cuba year ago at this time.
    | 217-221-3377seighinger@whig.com | @StevieDirtWHIG
  • Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

    Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:23 AM EST2014-12-19 14:23:11 GMT
    Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.
    Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.

  • Quincy man sentenced to three years in prison for sex abuse charge

    Quincy man sentenced to three years in prison for sex abuse charge

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:28 AM EST2014-12-18 14:28:59 GMT
    A Quincy man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Oct. 20 was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Ted A. McGlaughlin Jr., 23, was arrested April 8 after the parents of a teenage girl reported that she was having a sexual relationship with a man older than 21.
    A Quincy man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Oct. 20 was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Ted A. McGlaughlin Jr., 23, was arrested April 8 after the parents of a teenage girl reported that she was having a sexual relationship with a man older than 21.
  • Prep Basketball Preview: Galesburg at QHS

    Prep Basketball Preview: Galesburg at QHS

    Thursday, December 18 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-12-18 22:56:45 GMT
    Galesburg (8-0, 2-0) at Quincy (5-2, 1-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Silver Streaks: Galesburg's strong start is no surprise, although the Silver Streaks...
    Galesburg (8-0, 2-0) at Quincy (5-2, 1-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Silver Streaks: Galesburg's strong start is no surprise, although the Silver Streaks...
  • Prep basketball preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Breese Mater Dei

    Prep basketball preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Breese Mater Dei

    Thursday, December 18 2014 5:54 PM EST2014-12-18 22:54:36 GMT
    QND (3-3) at Breese Mater Dei (3-4) 7:15 p.m. Friday º Breese, Ill. WGEM NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Outside of the season opener against Columbia Father Tolton, when QND was...
    QND (3-3) at Breese Mater Dei (3-4) 7:15 p.m. Friday º Breese, Ill. WGEM NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Outside of the season opener against Columbia Father Tolton, when QND was...
  • New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:36 AM EST2014-12-19 14:36:03 GMT
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.

  • FAA orders changes in power line project near Marblehead

    FAA orders changes in power line project near Marblehead

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:51 AM EST2014-12-18 14:51:26 GMT
    Property owners near Marblehead looked over revised plans for an Ameren Transmission project on Wednesday to see what changes were required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Kevin Gerhardt of Ameren Transmission said a two-mile segment of the Illinois Rivers Project route must be reconfigured after the FAA said tall metal poles could disrupt signals from a navigational system used by aircraft.
    Property owners near Marblehead looked over revised plans for an Ameren Transmission project on Wednesday to see what changes were required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Kevin Gerhardt of Ameren Transmission said a two-mile segment of the Illinois Rivers Project route must be reconfigured after the FAA said tall metal poles could disrupt signals from a navigational system used by aircraft.
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