What was the name of the restaurant located where Tiramisu is currently before it became Tiramisu? Roberto and Terry Stellino opened Tiramisu, an Italian restaurant, at Third and Hampshire in May 1996. A story in the April 24, 1996, edition of The Herald-Whig indicated that the restaurant that previously was in the building on the […]
What does it cost for a student who lives outside the Quincy School District to attend Quincy Public Schools?
What does it cost for a student who lives outside the Quincy School District to attend Quincy Public Schools? Joel Murphy, business manager for the Quincy Public Schools, says a school district is required to charge tuition for any out-of-district students. Exemptions for waiving tuition would be for military families and for children who move […]
As you drive around Quincy on trash day, you see a lot of houses that have two, three or four recycling tubs sitting curbside. How many are we allowed to have? Marty Stegeman, director of Central Services, says the city’s general policy is that each home-owner would be limited to two orange plastic recycling tubs. […]
When did the small pool in Reservoir Park close? Back in the 1940s, there was a pool to the east of the shelter house. There also was a pool in Madison Park on the west side. When did it close? Executive director Rome Frericks went through the Quincy Park District’s historic information to discover that […]
Are Samaritan Place and Jericho Road private streets or considered city streets? Lanse Tomlinson, director of development for Good Samaritan Home at 2130 Harrison in Quincy, says both Samaritan Place and Jericho Road are private streets. The city handles garbage and recycling for the Good Samaritan cottages on those streets, but independent contractors handle […]
I live in the apartments at 4611 State, and there are college students living in apartments at 4609 State who use our driveway off State. That makes for a lot of vehicles using only one driveway. There is no marker, sign or light at night, and it is not easy to get turned off State […]
What are Quincy and Adams County laws about destroying varmints that are destroying your property or being a nuisance?
The shooting of a feral cat and other cat problems have been in the media lately. What are Quincy and Adams County laws about destroying varmints that are destroying your property or being a nuisance in other ways? Is there a law that prohibits killing rats, moles, raccoons or skunks? Shannon Pilkington, administrative services sergeant […]
Why did The Quincy Herald-Whig take the word “Quincy” off the nameplate on the front page? A new nameplate was created as part of The Herald-Whig’s redesign of the newspaper last month. Ron Wallace, vice president of newspapers and general manager for The Herald-Whig, said the decision to drop the word “Quincy” came after […]
Why is 22nd Street so wide from Harrison north for about six blocks? Readers of this column were asked this question in November 2014, and new information might help shed some light on the answer. Jean Kay with the Historical Society for Quincy and Adams County said a 1901 plat map for the area shows […]