Do you have information about the local program for World War II veterans to tell their stories?

May 29, 2015 0 Comments
Do you have information about the local program for World War II veterans to tell their stories?

Do you have information about the program for World War II veterans to tell their stories about their experiences and services that are being taped and sent to Washington? Court reporters from the 8th Judicial District, which includes Adams County, volunteered their time for five days last year to hear stories from local veterans as part […]

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When did Willer Dairy close, and when were the buildings torn down?

May 28, 2015 0 Comments
When did Willer Dairy close, and when were the buildings torn down?

  Willer Dairy was located near 48th and Broadway, and an ice cream shop was west of the dairy. When did the dairy close, and when were the buildings torn down? Nancy Terwelp of The Herald-Whig staff did all of the heavy lifting when finding an answer to this question. The late Fred Willer founded […]

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Why will the city take down certain large trees along streets and not others?

May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Why will the city take down certain large trees along streets and not others?

Why will the city take down certain large trees along streets and not others? Can you request to have trees removed if they are breaking up the curb with their roots? Marty Stegeman, director of Central Services and Quincy Transit Lines, says tree removal requests are received by his department from an alderman, who is […]

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What is the former convent at St. Dominic School used for now?

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
What is the former convent at St. Dominic School used for now?

I grew up in Quincy and attended St. Dominic School for eight years in the late 1970s-early 1980s. I walked by the convent on the grounds to and from school every day. My friends and I visited with the sisters often, even playing video games with them. What is the house used for now? Sue […]

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Who designed the Raider logo at Quincy Notre Dame?

May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Who designed the Raider logo at Quincy Notre Dame?

Who designed the Raider logo? I know it has been around since before I attended QND, so it must have been at least 30 years ago. Quincy Notre Dame’s official logo these days is the interlocking ND. Principal Mark McDowell says it is the preferred logo for the school to be used in regard to […]

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Wasn’t the Berry’s Feeding Chicks business in Quincy?

May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Wasn’t the Berry’s Feeding Chicks business in Quincy?

  I recently was watching the Houston Open golf tourney on NBC. Late in the coverage, there was a network commercial for Shell Oil, and the first piece of video has a sign for “Berry’s Feeding Chicks.” Wasn’t that business in Quincy? A 1985 story in The Herald-Whig by Bob Wilson reviewed the history of […]

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What can be done with old CDs?

May 14, 2015 0 Comments
What can be done with old CDs?

I have a lot of CD’s that belonged to my son. Since I have an adequate supply of my own I would like to know where I could give these. It would be a shame to just throw them away. Nancy Dolan, executive director with the Quincy Public Library, says she would be happy to […]

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What used to be at 13th and Broadway before McDonald’s was built?

May 11, 2015 0 Comments
What used to be at 13th and Broadway before McDonald’s was built?

Could you furnish me with any information about a Dodge dealership or Clark Equipment dealership in the 1960s that occupied the site that is now owned by McDonald’s at 13th and Broadway? Kiefer Dodge had a grand opening and open house at 1315 Broadway on July 16, 1964. Elmo Kiefer, associated for many years with […]

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Can I use white-striped area at intersection of 12th and Koch’s Lane as a turn lane?

May 9, 2015 0 Comments
Can I use white-striped area at intersection of 12th and Koch’s Lane as a turn lane?

When approaching the northbound stop sign at the intersection of 12th Street and Koch’s Lane, is it permissible to use the white-striped area to the right as a turn lane? I am uncertain and believe many others are as well, given what I’ve observed from other drivers. Neal Meyer, traffic safety officer for the Quincy […]

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What is the significance of the ‘ham radio’ license designation in Illinois?

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
What is the significance of the ‘ham radio’ license designation in Illinois?

What is the significance of the “ham radio” license designation in Illinois? How many cars in the state have them? Danny Pease of Camp Point, president of the Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club, says ham radio operators have the option of getting a special plate for their vehicle in Illinois. They must pay an extra […]

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