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Michel used civility, compromise to make deals

BOB Michel spent 38 years in the U.S. House representing Central Illinois, a time described by his successor, Ray LaHood, as "an era of bipartisanship when people worked across party lines to solve big problems." Michel, who died Friday at the age of 93,

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Quincy Schools task force performance admirable

THE Quincy Public Schools Boundary Advisory Task Force has scheduled three more public meetings during the next two weeks to allow for additional community input on the proposed boundaries for five new K-5 schools.

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Number of Career Makeover participants should grow

EVEN though participation numbers have remained steady, and its success can be seen in the long-term impact of those who have won, the Career Makeover competition sponsored by John Wood Community College and WGEM remains too much of a community secret.

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Quincy Public Library expands offerings through alliance with other libraries

ANYONE who uses the Quincy Public Library already knows it's a great institution. Thanks to a new partnership in the Resource Sharing Alliance, patrons will soon have even greater access to books, magazines, eBooks and other materials. QPL Executive Direc

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Clarksville church that fed sandbag crews rewarded by community donors

Members at the Clarksville United Methodist Church believe in staying active within the community and residents in that Pike County vicinity have returned the favor by helping raise money for restoration work on the church building.

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Ranks of volunteer firefighters are thinning

VOLUNTEER firefighters continue to save lives and property in rural areas that larger, paid departments cannot cover. But smaller communities across the country -- including Illinois and Missouri -- are finding it more and more difficult to recruit and reta

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Generous gifts ensure Culver-Stockton's growth

CULVER-STOCKTON College has been the recipient of three significant financial gifts the past two months that will increase available scholarship funds for students and help build a new residence hall on campus. The school announced last week it had receiv

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New Knapheide plant latest Quincy good news

QUINCY received another healthy dose of good economic news last week when Knapheide Manufacturing Co. announced plans to build a 188,000-square-foot plant at 30th and Koch's Lane that eventually will create an additional 250 jobs.

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Twins study offers valuable data on space travel

WHEN astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after nearly a year on the International Space Station, he was 2 inches taller than his twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly. When Scott left for the mission, he and his earthbound brother were the same height. W

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Toys for Tots touches thousands locally

Thousands of children in the tri-state area experienced what they might have seen as a Christmas miracle late last year thanks to Toys for Tots and its many supporters. More than 19,000 new toys went to toddlers, children and a few teens in West-Central I