Why don’t football players sit on the bench during games?

October 30, 2015 0 Comments
Why don’t football players sit on the bench during games?

Baseball players sit on the bench in the dugout. Basketball players sit on the bench. Soccer players sit on the bench. Why don’t football players sit on the bench? I sit in the front row at high school football games because going up stairs is difficult for me, and it’s difficult to see over the […]

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Can I own a chicken inside Quincy’s city limits?

October 26, 2015 0 Comments
Can I own a chicken inside Quincy’s city limits?

I know there are at least a couple of people in Quincy who own chickens and live in town. I can’t seem to find anything in writing about what the city codes are for owning animals that aren’t pets. What are the rules on chickens in city limits? Shannon Pilkington, deputy chief for the Quincy […]

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What is the hardness of the city’s water?

October 23, 2015 0 Comments
What is the hardness of the city’s water?

What is the hardness of the city’s water? I recently installed a water softener and need to know the hardness of the city’s water so that I may use the settings accordingly on the softener. I live in the southeast part of the city if that helps. Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering, said […]

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How do people get nominated for induction into the Quincy Business Hall of Fame?

October 22, 2015 0 Comments
How do people get nominated for induction into the Quincy Business Hall of Fame?

How do people get nominated for induction into the Quincy Business Hall of Fame? What is the induction process? People need to write a letter of nomination for a candidate and send it to Amy Looten, executive director of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, by July 31 of each year. The letter needs to […]

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Where is Lenane Park? Who or what is it named after?

October 21, 2015 0 Comments
Where is Lenane Park? Who or what is it named after?

Where is Lenane Park? Who or what is it named after? Located north of Bob Bangert Park on Bonansinga Drive, Lenane Park offers a peaceful turnoff for picnics or other small informal gatherings. The tiny park has a few picnic tables and a circle drive on the east side of the road. The park is […]

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Why has the spinning mug at the Mark Twain Dinette stopped spinning?

October 17, 2015 0 Comments
Why has the spinning mug at the Mark Twain Dinette stopped spinning?

Why has the spinning mug at the Mark Twain Dinette stopped spinning? The iconic root beer mug sign atop the pole in a parking lot at the Mark Twain Dinette in Hannibal, Mo., hasn’t been spinning since just before Memorial Day, according to owner Jody Bogue. Bearings that needed replacement were determined to be the […]

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Why does the stop sign on the southeast corner of 36th and Maine read ‘No Turn On Red’?

October 12, 2015 0 Comments
Why does the stop sign on the southeast corner of 36th and Maine read ‘No Turn On Red’?

The stop sign on the southeast corner of 36th and Maine reads “No Turn On Red.” Why is this? Are there any other signs around town like that one? A sign at 36th and Maine prohibits northbound traffic from turning right on a red light. Ed Holthaus, a traffic technician with the city’s engineering department, […]

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Why is the Merkels sign still up on the building next to the Abbey?

October 9, 2015 0 Comments
Why is the Merkels sign still up on the building next to the Abbey?

Why is the Merkels sign still up on the building next to the Abbey? Why haven’t they sold that building yet? Merkels Inc. at 1724 Broadway was sold to Jeff McClean, co-owner of the Abbey. The last day of business was Oct. 4, 2008. The hardware and sporting goods store got its start in 1904 […]

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Why doesn’t Oak Street between 48th and 52nd have a center stripe?

October 8, 2015 0 Comments
Why doesn’t Oak Street between 48th and 52nd have a center stripe?

Why has Oak Street (between 48th Street and 52nd Street) never been center-striped or painted with directional traffic markings? The Holiday Inn has made it a very busy street, and (the street) being unmarked seems somewhat hazardous. The Traffic Commission, a 12-member group currently chaired by Leon Kowalski, will consider any referral for pavement markings. […]

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Why does Harrison stop at 12th Street and become RJ Peters Drive?

October 5, 2015 0 Comments
Why does Harrison stop at 12th Street and become RJ Peters Drive?

Why does Harrison stop at 12th Street and become RJ Peters Drive? And who is RJ Peters? Alderman Richard J. Peters, D-7, sponsored a project to convert a shortcut through South Park into a city street in 1978. The unpaved shortcut often was impassible during the spring thaw. “It took several years because we had […]

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