Did the pastor of the church Kayla Mueller attended in Arizona have ties to Quincy?

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Did the pastor of the church Kayla Mueller attended in Arizona have ties to Quincy?

I saw an interview on NBC’s “Today” show during which a man named David Alberts was interviewed as part of a story about Kayla Mueller. I heard Alberts had ties to Quincy. Is that true? David Alberts is the pastor of United Methodist Church in Prescott, Ariz. He was interviewed as part of a segment […]

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Who maintains the section of road at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Gardner Expressway?

March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Who maintains the section of road at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Gardner Expressway?

  Could you find out who maintains the section of road at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Gardner Expressway? My husband and I have always wondered why it’s in such poor condition (specifically the area east of the expressway), but the roads around it are in good shape. It’s basically become a giant rumble […]

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Was Ernest Robert Hemmings, the father of Hemmings Motor News, from Quincy?

March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Was Ernest Robert Hemmings, the father of Hemmings Motor News, from Quincy?

  Ernest Robert Hemmings, the father of Hemmings Motor News, recently died at the age of 89. Is it true he was from Quincy? Yes. Hemmings died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Good Samaritan Home. A story in the June 11, 1984, edition of The Herald-Whig said that Hemmings’ father, G. Ernest Hemmings, came to Quincy […]

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Who do all of those trucks in West Quincy belong to?

March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Who do all of those trucks in West Quincy belong to?

Who do all of those trucks in West Quincy belong to? Jim Rubottom, vice president for human resources at the Knapheide Manufacturing Co., says the vehicles on the Knapheide property or at the site of a former drive-in movie theater in West Quincy, Mo., do not belong to Knapheide. However, the company is doing work […]

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Do Amish people live and work in the Quincy area?

March 20, 2015 0 Comments
Do Amish people live and work in the Quincy area?

Do Amish people live and work in the Quincy area? Yes. A 2013 study done by Joseph F. Donnermeyer at Ohio State University and David Luthy with the Heritage Historical Library in Aylmer, Ontario, noted that a directory of Amish settlements published in December 2008 showed there were 402 settlements and 1,735 church districts. Their […]

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What is happening in the old Wennier Store?

March 19, 2015 0 Comments
What is happening in the old Wennier Store?

What is happening on the northeast corner of 12th and Washington in the old Wennier Store? Not much right now, but plenty has been happening at that corner for the past few years. A little history first, however. Ray and Alberta Wennier operated grocery stores in four locations for nearly 40 years, and their last […]

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Did Quincy have a minor league baseball team called the Crybabies?

March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Did Quincy have a minor league baseball team called the Crybabies?

  The MLB Network has been airing segments of Ken Burns’ documentary about baseball, and I heard John Chancellor, the narrator of the program, mention how baseball in the years of 1910 to 1920 was blossoming. He went on to mention towns and their team names that were popular, including the “Quincy Crybabies.” Was that […]

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Are rear license plates required in Quincy?

March 16, 2015 0 Comments
Are rear license plates required in Quincy?

Are rear license plates required in Quincy? Yes. Section 3-413 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes says cars and trucks that are registered in Illinois must have a front and rear license plate. The rear license plate must have an expiration sticker on it. The front and rear plates must be securely fastened to the vehicle […]

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What’s the longest harshest prison sentence ever given from a judge in Adams County?

March 12, 2015 1 Comment
What’s the longest harshest prison sentence ever given from a judge in Adams County?

What’s the longest harshest prison sentence ever given from a judge in Adams County? And for what crime? No one at the Adams County Courthouse has kept records on such sentences. However, after talking with local judges and law enforcement officials, some of the longer sentences in the past 35 years were: • Zachary Meeks […]

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How many handicapped parking violations were issued by Quincy police in December?

March 10, 2015 0 Comments
How many handicapped parking violations were issued by Quincy police in December?

In early December during a 10 p.m. newscast on a local TV channel, the newscaster said the city police were going to be more closely monitoring the handicapped parking places in Quincy for violations during the holiday season. How many citations were issued by the police department during December for these violations? Doug VanderMaiden, deputy […]

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