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On the Street: Brush with greatness, nerdy fans

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CELEBRITY WATCH: While in Kansas City to watch the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team play in the NAIA Division I national tournament, C-SC athletic director Greg McVey and women's soccer coach Tyler Tomlinson ran into recently acquired Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. McVey and Tomlinson were eating at Jack Stack BBQ on Thursday when they saw Smith. Tomlinson said Smith ordered every appetizer on the menu for the people at the table where Smith was sitting. McVey and Tomlinson didn't go to talk to Smith. "Our plan to send Greg's baby over to his table (for Smith to sign) failed," Tomlinson joked.

 

CHEERING SECTION: Eight students from Quincy Notre Dame attended the Class A State Quiz Bowl Tournament at Peoria on Friday to cheer their team on. "They dressed up in suspenders and bow ties and glasses to be nerds," said Sarah Meidl of the QND team, which won the fourth-place state trophy. She and the other quiz bowl members were glad to see the support and said the nerdy outfits were taken as a compliment. "We don't really attract fans. That was fun," said Eric Eling of the team.

 

SALES PITCH: At last week's Quincy City Council meeting, Alderman Jennifer Lepper, R-5, informed those in attendance that the Great River Economic Development Foundationn had hired Marcel Wagner Jr. as its new president. While reading off Wagner's accomplishments, Lepper, who is a city representative on the GREDF Board of Directors, said he has experience selling spec buildings. "Hopefully, he can sell ours," she quipped. The 40,000-square-foot spec building on the east side of Quincy Regional Airport has remained mostly vacant since it was completed in 2001. The building is owned by a limited liability corporation with three principal partners: GREDF; Continental Cooperative Services-Soyland, an association of Illinois electrical cooperatives; and Effingham industrial development company Agracel Inc.

 

On the Street is a compilation of tips and tidbits gathered by The Herald-Whig Staff. Readers may contribute by email at onthestreet@whig.com.

 

 

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