Your Turn/Todd Pettit
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Your Turn/Todd Pettit

Todd Allen Pettit, 48, is honored to be the Director of K-12 Music for Quincy Public Schools. He is a Quincy native, a QHS graduate Class of 1989, a 1996 graduate of Quincy University, 2007 graduate of Indiana University and 2014 graduate of Saint Louis U

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Looking back at some near-miss morons of the past
Steve Eighinger

Looking back at some near-miss morons of the past

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Summer is disappearing right before our eyes
Steve Eighinger

Summer is disappearing right before our eyes

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Your Turn/Amy Lefringhouse
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Your Turn/Amy Lefringhouse

Amy Lefringhouse, 39, is a mother of two girls, and a lover of nature, sports and travel. She grew up in the Liberty/Quincy area. Lefringhouse spends her working hours teaching outdoor science education

Once again, it's lunch time
Steve Eighinger

Once again, it's lunch time

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It's good that some of our slang has disappeared
Steve Eighinger

It's good that some of our slang has disappeared

Remember some of those slang terms from your formative years?

Your Turn/Julie Cassens
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Your Turn/Julie Cassens

Julie Cassens, 52, was born and raised in Quincy, married her husband of 23 years Brad and moved to Camp Point where they farm. They have three children -- Devin, Jaden and Delaney. Cassens has worked for Blessing for the past 25 years as a registered nurs

August simply brings us one month closer to October
Steve Eighinger

August simply brings us one month closer to October

In case you have not looked at a calendar today, it's Aug. 1. The start of school is right around the corner and summer is on its last legs. August has never had a lot going for it. Between now and the end of the month we are guaranteed to experience high

There's something special about summer
Steve Eighinger

There's something special about summer

The best things about summer? That's easy. 1. Baseball. 2. The weather. 3. Fair food.

Your Turn/Michael Libmann
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Your Turn/Michael Libmann

Michael J. Libmann, 70, is a financial professional with 36 years with MetLife and Prudential. Libmann was born and raised in Quincy. He has three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and time with family and friends.