Small Business Saturday: 'Bigger and better every year'
Business

Small Business Saturday: 'Bigger and better every year'

When it comes to National Small Business Saturday, the bottom line is ... well, the bottom line. "The money stays at home," said Lisa Crocker, owner of the Potter and Vaughn at 504 Hampshire. Small Business Saturday encourages U.S. shoppers to support independent local businesses.

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Quincy Chamber offering Chamber Bucks for the holidays
Business

Quincy Chamber offering Chamber Bucks for the holidays

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is reminding shoppers that there is an easy way to find a holiday gift for anyone who might be difficult to shop for.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Bacterial illnesses can be related to misuse of antibiotics
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Bacterial illnesses can be related to misuse of antibiotics

The Illinois Department of Public Health is making an effort to help curb the misuse of antibiotics.

Good News of Christmas Case No. 5
Quincy News

Good News of Christmas Case No. 5

This single mother of two small children is continuing her education at college as a nontraditional student. She found herself divorced with no real skill set or education after quitting school to be with her kids.

Hannibal campaign looks to keep residents warm
Hannibal News

Hannibal campaign looks to keep residents warm

American Family Insurance -- Parker & Associates in Hannibal started its first Share the Warmth campaign. From now until spring, people can drop off coats, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves, hats and other warm clothes, and those in need can freely take them.

Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site
Education

Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site

A revised project schedule is in place for the Harrison Street site, the fifth and final new K-5 elementary school. "If we can award a contract before the end of the year, they will lock in 2017 prices," Darin Prost with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates to the QPS Building Committee.

Students gain cooking skills, discover new recipes
Food

Students gain cooking skills, discover new recipes

Annetta Ziegler believes practice makes perfect in the kitchen. So the Warsaw High School teacher makes sure students in her foods classes get plenty of practice in all the basic skills -- and take home some recipes to use now and into the future.

Quincy woman restores forgotten dolls, donates to Toys for Tots
Quincy News

Quincy woman restores forgotten dolls, donates to Toys for Tots

Cally Lewis can't bear to see a toy go to waste. Two years ago, the Quincy resident began collecting old dolls that were likely destined for the garbage. She dresses them up, packages them, and donates them to Toys for Tots.

Harman House Museum expansion almost finished
Illinois News

Harman House Museum expansion almost finished

The expansion of the Harman House Museum in Pleasant Hill, Ill., will soon be completed. Harman House Board President Lynn Guthrie said the work should be finished by the end of the month.

Topeka woman arrested on drug charges in Clayton
Police & Courts

Topeka woman arrested on drug charges in Clayton

A Topeka woman was arrested Tuesday morning on drug charges in Clayton. Melissa Sexton, 32, was arrested after Adams County Sheriff's Department deputies conducted a traffic stop in response to a reckless driving call.