Sandra Shore, 28, is the airport director of Quincy Regional Airport. Shore was born and raised at the Lake of the Ozarks. She has wonderful f…

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Mindy Sibley, 50, works for Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Inc. She grew up in Jerseyville. Sibley, who has four kids and a granddaughter, likes to …

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Kevin Ballard, 60, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and lived in Kansas City for 10 years before moving to Quincy in 2000. He is the owne…

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Jerica Smith, 33, is a native of Pike County, Ill. Smith has spent most of her life living in Pittsfield, where she's been working at Farmers …

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Kenyetta McFall, 44, is the communications and public relations manager for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. McFall loves to dance, sing a…

Jennifer E. Garner, 50, is the director of development for the Memorial Hospital Foundation in Carthage, Ill. She grew up in Henderson County …

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Burgundy Hill, 28, is the assistant director at Quincy Public Library. She was born and raised in Pittsfield and has lived in Quincy for the l…

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Rob Mellon, 49, is executive director of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County and an U.S. Army Reserve officer instructing at Miz…

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John Ferguson, 76, grew up in Cabool, Missouri, graduated from SMS (now MSU) in Springfield, taught elementary and junior high orchestra for s…

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Pattie Paxton, 52, is an Omaha, Neb., native who has lived in South Dakota and Texas, but now has lived in Quincy the longest. She is married …

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Gabrielle Esselman, 27, is a special education teacher at Quincy Junior High School. She teaches sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students wi…

Heather Hayden, 51, grew up primarily in Pittsfield. She married Jeff and has spent the majority of her life in Milton. The Haydens have four …

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Jeremy Wingerter, 48, grew up in Quincy, left for college and lived in Chicago and Los Angeles before moving back 2 1/2 years ago. Wingerter i…

David Iftner, 70, is married to Kaye. He was born and raised in northern Illinois and is retired from the U.S. Postal Service. His primary enj…

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher. I would play school with my younger sister, and of course, I was her teacher. I always had a d…

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Scott Koontz, 56, and his wife Tina have two children, Katelyn and Matthew, and three beautiful granddaughters, Ella, Sadie and Parker. He wor…

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Brendan Shea, 35, moved to Quincy in January. He works as head of education for Quincy Community Theatre. Before that, he lived and worked in …

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Brittany Weldy, 34, was born in Quincy, but grew up in Kankakee/Bourbonnais and then in Colorado Springs, Colo. She has practiced yoga for 14 …

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Amber Feldner, 38, is married to Bryan Feldner with three children — Quinn, 9; Sylvia, 5; and Theodore, 4. She lives in Quincy and is a school…

Chris Altmix, 51, is a math teacher at Quincy Notre Dame and a real estate broker for Century 21 Broughton Team. She has been married to Greg …

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a geologist. I always liked collecting rocks.

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a baseball player. Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Tim McCarver and Mike Shannon were my idols.

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an oceanographer, but then I realized how much science is involved and that I was better at words than math.