I heard Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch is a Quincy native. What can you tell me about him?

July 25, 2014 0 Comments
I heard Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch is a Quincy native. What can you tell me about him?

I read a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about Rick Hummel. He is an all-star journalist and was recently honored as the media person of the year, and he is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The story mentioned he is a Quincy native. Please tell me about him. Hummel, a 1964 graduate of […]

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Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway?

July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway?

Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway? Fourth Ward Alderman Mike Farha said the traffic light helps with the traffic flow from the Cathedral of Worship, County Market, International Eyecare Center and the strip mall of businesses on the northwest corner of the intersection. Also, it helps children who live […]

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What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge?

July 21, 2014 0 Comments
What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge?

What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge? I went to Notre Dame when it was an all-girls school and graduated in 1966. First, a little background. The School Sisters of Notre Dame bought a building at Eighth and Vermont and opened the Convent School of Infant Jesus in 1867, according to the […]

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What are they building south of Quincy at 36th and Ghost Hollow Road?

July 18, 2014 0 Comments
What are they building south of Quincy at 36th and Ghost Hollow Road?

What are they building south of Quincy at 36th and Ghost Hollow Road? Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois received approval last August to build a 345,000-volt transmission line between Palmyra, Mo., and the Indiana border near Terre Haute. An electric substation being built on Ghost Hollow Road is one of nine slated for construction or […]

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How many tickets has the Quincy Police Department issued for using a cellphone while driving?

July 16, 2014 1 Comment
How many tickets has the Quincy Police Department issued for using a cellphone while driving?

How many tickets has the Quincy Police Department issued for using a cellphone while driving? Deputy Chief Curt Kelty, who retired last week, says eight tickets have been issued through July 1. A new state law taking effect Jan. 1 bans the use of hand-held devices while driving in Illinois. A person may not operate […]

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What are the plans for a new scoreboard at QU’s Pepsi Arena?

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
What are the plans for a new scoreboard at QU’s Pepsi Arena?

I heard the scoreboard that used to hang over Pepsi Arena has been taken down. What are the plans for a new scoreboard? Why was the scoreboard taken down? The overheard four-panel scoreboard was taken down Thursday. The sideboards that indicated the number of points and fouls for each player in the game also will […]

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Why are all of those Knapheide vehicles parked in the Quintron parking lot?

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Why are all of those Knapheide vehicles parked in the Quintron parking lot?

Why are all of those Knapheide vehicles parked in the Quintron parking lot? Jim Rubottom, vice president of human resources at Knapheide Manfacturing, said 855 vehicles were moved last Friday from the company’s West Quincy, Mo., location to three sites around Quincy because of the rising Mississippi River. Rubottom said 299 vehicles are at the […]

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When are the curbs going to be freshened with yellow paint from 17th to 18th Street on Locust?

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
When are the curbs going to be freshened with yellow paint from 17th to 18th Street on Locust?

When are the curbs going to be freshened with yellow paint from 17th to 18th Street on Locust? They haven’t been painted in several years. Marty Stegeman, director of Central Services, said a two-person crew is responsible for the entire city when it comes to painting center lines, intersection stop bars, crosswalks and curbs. The […]

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Is it legal for someone to use a city fire hydrant for personal use?

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Is it legal for someone to use a city fire hydrant for personal use?

Is it legal for someone to use a city fire hydrant for personal use? City Engineer Jeffrey Conte says city fire hydrants are strictly for city use. However, in certain circumstances where a large volume of water is required in a very short period of time, Conte said, the Department of Utilities may accommodate a […]

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Are all the trees, logs and debris against the Memorial Bridge a problem?

July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Are all the trees, logs and debris against the Memorial Bridge a problem?

How much logs, trees and debris have to accumulate against the piers of the Memorial Bridge on the Missouri side to become a problem? Currently with the rise of the water, there appears to be quite a bit. I would think that could be quite a bit of additional stress on the bridge. The bad […]

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