STRIKE AVERTED: Union votes to support four-year proposal
Education

STRIKE AVERTED: Union votes to support four-year proposal

The Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel overwhelmingly voted to accept a Quincy School Board offer, averting a strike set to begin Monday. The vote, announced Wednesday night, means work will continue to finalize a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.

School resource officer returning to Palmyra R-1 in January
Education

School resource officer returning to Palmyra R-1 in January

The Palmyra R-1 School District is getting back its school resource officer. The School Board found out in August that the school resource officer program was being temporarily suspended because of a lack of manpower at the Palmyra Police Department.

Report card 'a great tool' for QPS, board member says as committee does review
Education

Report card 'a great tool' for QPS, board member says as committee does review

The 2017 Illinois Report Card offers a wealth of information for Quincy Public Schools to measure its progress and chart its future. "It's a great tool," Quincy School Board member Sandi Rose said.

Union to vote on 'new information' tied to contract agreement
Education

Union to vote on 'new information' tied to contract agreement

After a meeting of more than four hours Monday between the Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel, QF will vote Tuesday night on "new information" tied to an agreement that could avert a strike.

Community support funds experiences for Adams School students
Education

Community support funds experiences for Adams School students

Krykette Eversden-Duesterhaus doesn't want learning to stop at the door of her classroom or her school, so she extends it into the community. The 12 students in her cross categorical room at Adams School go swimming and bowling, tour Quincy's central fire station and HIS Ranch in Taylor, Mo., and enjoy a Thanksgiving "feast" at a local restaurant.

JWCC gets input on how to strengthen ag program
Agriculture

JWCC gets input on how to strengthen ag program

An emphasis on the increasing role of technology in agriculture was one of the top items discussed at a recent strategic planning session at JWCC.

School, union negotiations come down to this: $1.84
Education

School, union negotiations come down to this: $1.84

QUINCY -- Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb readily lists the trends that tell the district's financial story. "We have had deficit budgets for the last three years," he said.

HLGU professor receives second Fulbright grant
Hannibal News

HLGU professor receives second Fulbright grant

A Hannibal-LaGrange University history professor has been awarded his second Fulbright Scholar grant to assist him in researching colonists who moved to the Ceded Islands.

'We have heroes in our lives and community': Washington school recognizes veterans, students
Education

'We have heroes in our lives and community': Washington school recognizes veterans, students

Washington School students applauded their classmates during a Veterans Day event Friday, but they saved their biggest ovation for five veterans from American Legion Post 37 who presented the colors at the school's morning meeting.

Criminal justice students use firearms training simulator
Hannibal News

Criminal justice students use firearms training simulator

Hannibal-LaGrange University criminal justice students learned firsthand the difference a matter of seconds can make in situations involving a person with a weapon.