Local Government

Simon named director of Adams County Ambulance

John Simon, who has been interim director of the Adams County Ambulance Service for seven months, was named director during a special meeting of the Adams County Ambulance Board late Friday afternoon.

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As students return to college in Canton, Hannibal, they'll see several renovations to campuses
Education

As students return to college in Canton, Hannibal, they'll see several renovations to campuses

Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., have spent the summer making renovations to their campuses. New and returning students and their families will notice an updated feeling on both campuses.

Eclipse

Eclipse on the River: Schedule of events

QUINCY - Clat Adams Park on Quincy's riverfront will host "Eclipse on the River" on Monday.



  • Eclipse Start - 11:47 a.m. (countdown)

  • Maximum - 1:14 p.m.

  • Eclipse End - 2:40 p.m.


Free eclipse viewing glasses will be given to the first 100 attendees, courtesy of Potter & Vaughn. Free bottled water will be given to the first 100 people, courtesy of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.


Don't have glasses? The Quincy Art Center will help people create eclipse viewing pin hole projects. Those who attend also can make solar eclipse-themed rocks as part of the Q-Rocks project.


SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES


11 a.m - Livestream of the Eclipse via NASA EDGE Megacast on the big screen thanks to Mobile Entertainer.


11 a.m. - y101radio live broadcast at the riverfront hosted by Michael Rose


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Food by the Butcher Block

ECLIPSE MAPS: Path of totality, cloud forecast
Eclipse

ECLIPSE MAPS: Path of totality, cloud forecast

The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast can still change and has been changing, but Mike Musher, a meteorologist at the weather service's Weather Prediction Center, said "we are getting into that window where there shouldn't be a dramatic adjustment to weather development and cloud coverage."

'Extreme Dome Makeover' slated for Saturday in Canton
Education

'Extreme Dome Makeover' slated for Saturday in Canton

Culver-Stockton College's largest community service project will take place Saturday in Canton.

Suspect arrested in Hannibal on several firearm-related charges
Police & Courts

Suspect arrested in Hannibal on several firearm-related charges

The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Thursday in Hannibal on firearms-related charges.

Restaurant group disbands after more than 44 years
Business

Restaurant group disbands after more than 44 years

The Great River Restaurant Association is no more. "It's been a good run," longtime GRRA president Mark Alleman said. "It's just a natural course that has been run. It's time to move on."

Illinois News

Consumer groups: Ameren skirting efficiency goals

Ameren Illinois' recent energy-efficiency proposal filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission has drawn ire from some consumer groups that say the utility provider is trying to circumvent standards put forth in the Future Energy Jobs Act.

Police & Courts

Court documents: Former Warsaw custodian admitted to videotaping girls

A former Warsaw School District custodian accused of possessing child pornography admitted to videotaping an underage girl changing in his home, according to a criminal complaint.

Monday's eclipse appears to be prompting hotel stays in Quincy
Eclipse

Monday's eclipse appears to be prompting hotel stays in Quincy

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is starting to have an economic impact on Quincy. Dax Fohey, president of the Quincy Area Hotel-Motel Association, said he's noticed a surge in local bookings for Sunday night, before Monday's celestial show.