Torah from Temple B'nai Sholom given to new congregation in Unna, Germany
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Torah from Temple B'nai Sholom given to new congregation in Unna, Germany

QUINCY -- A Torah from the shuttered Temple B'Nai Sholom has found a new home in Germany.
Temple trustee Carla Gordon presented the Torah last month to a new synagogue for the Jewish community in Unna, a city of some 59,000 in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Church to donate profits from fair food stand to local nursing home amid state funding slump
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Church to donate profits from fair food stand to local nursing home amid state funding slump

MENDON -- Members of the First Congregational Church in Mendon see their church's legacy within the community interwoven with the history of the North Adams Home, a senior citizens nursing home. After all, it was the church's previous pastor, Jim Lahman,

Pastor Gayle Pope retires from Christ Lutheran Church
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Pastor Gayle Pope retires from Christ Lutheran Church

QUINCY -- Admittedly, the Rev. Gayle Pope is going to miss Christ Lutheran Church and the community it serves. Pope, 65, is retiring from full-time pastoral duties following Sunday's service at Christ Lutheran, 333. S. 36th. "I'll miss the relationships wi

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Jensen Camp Foundation celebrates first year

TIMEWELL, Ill. -- Jensen Camp Foundation wants to celebrate a successful first year of operation at Jensen Woods Camp with a gathering in Mount Sterling.
Doors open at 5:330 p.m. for the Aug. 9 event featuring a meal at Hagel 1891 and a concert by Christia

Tolton pilgrimage procession coming Saturday
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Tolton pilgrimage procession coming Saturday

A mile-long pilgrimage to commemorate the 122nd anniversary of Venerable Father Augustine Tolton's death will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic School, 2500 Maine.

Nauvoo's new museum to welcome first patrons on Monday
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Nauvoo's new museum to welcome first patrons on Monday

NAUVOO, Ill. -- On Monday, Robert Wright's lifelong passion will come to fruition. Wright and his wife, Carol, will officially open The Flood Museum: Noah's World and the Global Flood to the public.

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Commemoration celebrates life of Joseph Smith

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- An outdoor celebration of the life of Joseph Smith will be held Thursday, June 27 at the historic Carthage Jail and Visitors Center.
Smith was killed in 1844 along with his brother, Hyrum, while being held at the jail, located at 310 Buch

Quincy's Father Tolton moves one step closer to sainthood
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Quincy's Father Tolton moves one step closer to sainthood

Father Augustine Tolton of Quincy moved a step closer to being declared a saint by the Catholic Church when Pope Francis on Wednesday proclaimed him "venerable."

Quincy's Father Tolton moves another step closer to sainthood
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Quincy's Father Tolton moves another step closer to sainthood

Father Augustine Tolton of Quincy moved a step closer to being declared a saint by the Catholic Church today when Pope Francis proclaimed him "venerable."