How are school speed zones enforced during the summer?

July 30, 2015 0 Comments
How are school speed zones enforced during the summer?

What is the deal with school speed zones during the summer? How does one know when “children are present?” The 20 mph speed limit in school zones only is in effect when children are present during a school day between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Neal Meyer, traffic safety officer for the Quincy Police Department, […]

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When did Ellington School become a city elementary school?

July 27, 2015 0 Comments
When did Ellington School become a city elementary school?

I attended Ellington School for eight years when it was a county school. Ethel Fletcher was the principal and my teacher for grades 5-8. I graduated in 1952. When did Ellington become a city elementary school? Quincy School District 172 annexed Ellington on July 1, 1958. A piece of land was bought for $250 from […]

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Should veterans who served in peace time or the Cold War be added to the ranks of the American Legion?

July 27, 2015 0 Comments
Should veterans who served in peace time or the Cold War be added to the ranks of the American Legion?

Losing the Legion” was a good piece in your May 24 edition, but I have to ask: What about all of the veterans who served in peace time or the Cold War? Is this large group of veterans being overlooked when they could be added to the ranks of the American Legion? After contacting several […]

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Where can I find results of past Quincy mayoral elections?

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Where can I find results of past Quincy mayoral elections?

Where can I find results of the last 35 years of Quincy mayoral elections? Here are the results of every mayoral election since 1961: 1961: R-Wes Olson (9,201 votes) d. D-Leo Lenane (7,957) 1965: R-Wes Olson (8,445) d. D-Walter Terwelp (6,487) 1969: D-Don Nicholson (8,031) d. R-Wes Olson (6,640) 1973: D-Don Nicholson (6,974) d. R-Richard […]

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Did Washington Park once have a fountain with colored lights?

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Did Washington Park once have a fountain with colored lights?

I really enjoy taking my kids to Washington Park and letting them run through the water during the summer. Someone told me that there used to be a fountain with colored lights in the park. Is that true? The original Washington Park fountain was built in 1875, but it was removed in 1950. Another fountain […]

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Why is Monday’s storm not being categorized as a tornado?

July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Why is Monday’s storm not being categorized as a tornado?

Why is Monday’s storm not being categorized as a tornado? Trees are broken off, and I saw a picture of a big piece of twisted metal in someone’s front yard. “Storms” do not cause this destructive damage. A state of emergency was called Monday when heavy storms blew through Quincy on Monday night. The widespread […]

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How did Ameren Illinois get so many people in Quincy so quickly after Monday night’s storm?

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
How did Ameren Illinois get so many people in Quincy so quickly after Monday night’s storm?

How did Ameren Illinois get so many people in Quincy so quickly after Monday night’s storm? An emergency response plan already is in place across the state. “If an area gets hit (with a storm), we’ll activate an emergency operating center,” said Craig Gilson, a senior director with Ameren Illinois who is based out of […]

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I need trees and branches removed from my property. How can I get help?

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
I need trees and branches removed from my property. How can I get help?

I’m elderly, I don’t have a chainsaw and I need trees and branches removed from my property. How can I get help? John Simon, emergency management director for Adams County, said a volunteer effort is being coordinated by city officials this weekend. Those who need help, as well as those willing to help, should call […]

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Was Chuck Scholz the longest-serving mayor in Quincy history?

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Was Chuck Scholz the longest-serving mayor in Quincy history?

  Was Chuck Scholz the longest-serving mayor in Quincy history? No. Scholz has the record for the most consecutive years in that office. He served 12 years (three full terms) in office from 1993-2005. Mayor Leo Lenane was mayor for 16 years, but he served in that capacity in two eight-year blocks — 1933-41 and 1953-61. […]

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Where was Riverside School? When did it combine with Highland School?

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Where was Riverside School? When did it combine with Highland School?

  Where was Riverside School? When did it combine with Highland School then to be known as Highland-Riverside? Riverside School was built in 1911 at Second and Locust. The school was moved to a new building on North 12th Street, a block north of Locust, a few years later. Highland School was built on Highland […]

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