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Your Turn/Kathleen Helsabeck

Kathleen Helsabeck, 36, is the executive director at the Quincy Public Library and part-time organist at First Christian Church.

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These drivers probably got what they deserved
Steve Eighinger

These drivers probably got what they deserved

Drinking and driving is, has been and always will be a bad combination. Here are three more examples of why that formula can lead to nothing but trouble in our look at the "Morons of the Month" for October. Bronze medal Simply file this under "some peopl

Drummer's death rekindles memories of a bygone era
Steve Eighinger

Drummer's death rekindles memories of a bygone era

For those in my age bracket, I'm certain you have realized that the older you get the more iconic figures from your formative years you tend to see showing up in the obituaries.

Your Turn/Matt Schmidt
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Your Turn/Matt Schmidt

Matt Schmidt, 44, is the assistant development director for the Quincy and Hannibal Salvation Army. He's been with the Salvation Army for five years after spending 18 years as a news anchor for KHQA and then WGEM.

Another reason to be thankful for living in Quincy
Steve Eighinger

Another reason to be thankful for living in Quincy

Unfortunately, misery loves company. The Business Insider website has come up with a formula, using numbers supplied by the U.S. Census and other government data, to rank what it considers the most miserable cities in the nation. Not necessarily the "wors

Your Turn/Rebecca Shinn
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Your Turn/Rebecca Shinn

Rebecca Shinn, 38, is married to Ryan Shinn, and they are grateful to be parents to two energetic boys -- Dominic, 5, and Damian, 3. Shinn had a memorable childhood growing up in Quincy, and she currently coordinates nutrition services at Kohl Wholesale.

Company ups its game with novelty items
Steve Eighinger

Company ups its game with novelty items

Want to add a little spice to what your family hands out on Halloween? Or maybe do a little early Christmas shopping? May I suggest an online trip to the mcphee.com website, the home of Archie McPhee novelty foods, candies and other unusual items.

Some of our favorite treats have an interesting (and long) history
Steve Eighinger

Some of our favorite treats have an interesting (and long) history

My sweet tooth isn't quite what it once was. Instead of candy bars, I've become more of a pastry kind of guy in my golden years of caloric intake.

Your Turn/Jerry Jackson
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Your Turn/Jerry Jackson

Jerry Jackson, 69, retired from the Blessing Health System in 2017 as the vice president of engineering and facility development. He also served as the president/CEO of Blessing Physician Services. He and his wife Mary have one son and four grandchildren.