You're never too old to get goose bumps. Getting the opportunity to shake hands with one of baseball's greatest players can still do that to a person. Bill Rasmussen, a Carthage attorney, and Tom Kazee, the president of the University of Evansville, parti
If you've never met Gary Lambert, his profile would seem to be simple -- a husband, a father of eight ranging in age from 1 to 30, and a local businessman. The 60-year-old native of Mahopec, N.Y., been a chiropractor in Quincy since 2003. However, "another life ago" as Lambert says, he was one of the best rugby players in the world.
Life these days for Jane Leggett Lampkin is quite a bit slower and more relaxed. She grew up in East Moline, and now at age 70, continues to maintain a home in the Quad Cities, now living in Moline. When the weather turns cold, she and her husband head to their winter home in Fort Myers, Fla.
The end of basketball season and the return home of my youngest daughter for spring break led to a week's worth of spring cleaning around my home. (OK, maybe Jamie did most of the cleaning and organizing, but she volunteered. She's happy now, though I'm s
QUINCY -- Seems like much of Dan Boltz's life has been spent around a basketball hoop. He grew up in the Eighth and Chestnut neighborhood in Quincy and spent much of his time playing basketball. Boltz now is 80 years old, retired and living in Sussex, N.J.
Sometimes it takes the NCAA Tournament to realize how small the sports world really is. A phone call and an email on Thursday night brought to my attention that Porter Moser, the head men's basketball coach at Loyola-Chicago, has ties to Quincy.
Sports Editor David Adam takes a day off to watch at least a few minutes of all 16 games played on Thursday during the NCAA Tournament.
QUINCY -- As soon as it was determined that Quincy Notre Dame and West Hancock were scheduled to play Tuesday in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Farmington, the howling started. "Why is the IHSA going to make those teams travel to Farmington on a
When Monroe City took an 11-1 lead during Saturday's Class 3 District 8 boys basketball championship game, Zeb Riney brought Clark County back on his own.
As Erika Eaton and Molly Penn posed for photos with friends and family after Friday night's double overtime victory in the Class 3A Macomb Regional championship, they didn't just hold the plaque. They hugged it. They caressed it.