State confirms two cases of Legionnaires' disease at Veterans Home; one dead, one recovering

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted Legionnaires' disease. Spokesman Dave MacDonna said staff at the home is being proactive with monitoring symptoms and that any resident showing respiratory issues is being watched closely.

Missouri News

Scotland County cited for a single infraction in recent state audit

A single "significant deficiency" was found in a recent state audit of Scotland County's finances.

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Canton aldermen considering incentive plan to attract new police officers

The Canton Board of Aldermen is considering a program designed to encourage young police officers to work in the small community for at least three years."We've had difficulty attracting and retaining officers," Mayor Jarrod Phillips said this week.

Walker joins race for Missouri Senate seat vacated by Munzlinger
Elections

Walker joins race for Missouri Senate seat vacated by Munzlinger

Missouri Rep. Nate Walker is running for the state Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Brian Munzlinger in January 2019. Walker, 65, is the fourth Republican to announce his campaign for the 18th District seat.

Hannibal Band Day features 28 Tri-State bands
Hannibal News

Hannibal Band Day features 28 Tri-State bands

The area where Grand Avenue ends behind Warren Barrett Drive is unassuming to passers-by for 364 days a year. But for one day in October, the grassy area teems with hundreds of junior high and high school youth warming up for Hannibal Band Day.

Police & Courts

One injured when car hits deer Tuesday south of Quincy

A 16-year-old teenage girl was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered after the car she was riding in struck a deer Tuesday morning south of Quincy.

Police & Courts

Minor injuries reported in Monday crash north of Quincy

Minor injuries were reported in a crash Monday afternoon just north of Quincy. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said a 1998 Cadillac passenger car driven by a 16-year-old Quincy male juvenile was heading west on Weiss Lane at about 3:30 p.m.

Hundreds of jack-o'-lanterns line street for Boo-tiful Nauvoo
Illinois News

Hundreds of jack-o'-lanterns line street for Boo-tiful Nauvoo

The long-running annual Boo-tiful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk will return Saturday, Oct. 28, with the illuminated pumpkins being displayed along Mulholland Drive from dusk until 9 p.m.

Quincy Rotary Club makes last installment on Bill Klingner Trail pledge
Local Government

Quincy Rotary Club makes last installment on Bill Klingner Trail pledge

The Quincy Rotary Club pledged $108,000 to the Quincy Park Foundation in 2015 to cover the cost of the bridge on the new portion of the Klingner Trail between 12th and Fifth streets. Tuesday, it delivered the last check to meet -- and exceed -- that pledge.

Hannibal City Council supports senior housing at old St. Elizabeth Hospital
Hannibal News

Hannibal City Council supports senior housing at old St. Elizabeth Hospital

The Hannibal City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday supporting Hill Tide Partners and Belmont Development Co. converting the former St. Elizabeth Hospital into apartments for seniors.

Hannibal News

Hannibal BPW plans extensive training for new board members

With three out of four Hannibal Board of Public Works Board members being installed within the past several months, the BPW is taking steps to get the new members up to speed on a number of topics.

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