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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

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

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
Quincy News

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."

Temple B'nai Sholom deconsecrated in Saturday service
Quincy News

Temple B'nai Sholom deconsecrated in Saturday service

Alan Roman stood at the back of Temple B'Nai Sholom, his eyes lingering on the names on the Wall of Remembrance.

Quincy News

St. Dominic JuneFest set for June 22

St. Dominic School announces the return of the annual Junefest and along with the 2nd annual ‘Big Prize Raffle', to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at St. Dominic School. The event will begin with Mass at 4 p.m. in the school gym.

Quincy News

Program highlights Jewish life in Quincy

Quincy's early Jewish settlers were community leaders, successful businessmen and, in one case, a key supporter of Abraham Lincoln. "They made Quincy a more vital city during the early days up until the turn of the century," said Iris Nelson.

Temple B'Nai Sholom closing after 150 years
Quincy News

Temple B'Nai Sholom closing after 150 years

When Roz Grayson and her family moved to Quincy in December 1955, Temple B'nai Sholom was a thriving house of worship with a Sunday School and a full-time rabbi. "We had a very vibrant sisterhood. We used to have many dinners, rummage sales."

Rev. Mark Tracy commissioned in National Guard, ready for chaplain training
Quincy News

Rev. Mark Tracy commissioned in National Guard, ready for chaplain training

The Rev. Mark Tracy was sworn in as a commissioned officer in the Illinois Army National Guard on Monday, ready to become a Catholic chaplain. "These men and women do a lot for our country, and I am honored to serve them," Tracy said.

Temple B'nai Sholom opens time capsule to mark sesquicentennial
Quincy News

Temple B'nai Sholom opens time capsule to mark sesquicentennial

Bob Winters remembers the large crowd that gathered in 1970 for the cornerstone opening and ceremony at Temple B'Nai Sholom. That event helped celebrate the temple's centennial and the items placed in the cornerstone by temple members in 1869.

QU theology professor to lecture on pilgrims
Quincy News

QU theology professor to lecture on pilgrims

Leonard Biallas, Quincy University's distinguished professor emeritus of theology and religious studies will present a lecture titled "A Pilgrim and the Sacred," at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Connie Niemann Center for Music, 17th and Seminary Road.