Can a school bus be parked on a private driveway?

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Can a school bus be parked on a private driveway?

My neighbor owns an old school bus, and it’s parked in his drive with the front third of the bus sticking out in the street. It blocks my vision when I’m backing out of my drive. Are there any ordinances about parking a 70-passenger school bus on a private driveway? Neal Meyer, traffic safety officer […]

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Who was Mac Irwin, and why is the gym at the Quincy YMCA named after him?

August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Who was Mac Irwin, and why is the gym at the Quincy YMCA named after him?

A plaque on the wall outside the gymnasium in the Quincy YMCA says “Mac Irwin Memorial Gymnasium.” Who was Mac Irwin? Macauley “Mac” Irwin was described as an “industrial and civic leader” in his obituary in The Herald-Whig after he died on Aug. 20, 1961. Irwin was the president of four businesses — Quincy Compressor, […]

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Why is there only one food vendor for the large Blues in the District crowds?

August 21, 2015 0 Comments
Why is there only one food vendor for the large Blues in the District crowds?

The music at the blues concert was absolutely great, but why is there only one food vendor for such a huge crowd? Where does the money go from the food sales? Also, is it legal for people at the concert to bring open bottles of liquor in the park? The Blues in the District concert […]

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What’s going on at the corner of 48th and Broadway?

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
What’s going on at the corner of 48th and Broadway?

What’s going on at the corner of 48th and Broadway? Well, nothing is officially scheduled to be built on the northeast corner of the intersection, and no one seems to know what’s going to happen next, but it has seen plenty of activity lately. Farnsworth Group, a national engineering and architecture firm with offices in […]

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Who pays the cost when the Quincy Fire Department responds to a call outside the city limits?

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Who pays the cost when the Quincy Fire Department responds to a call outside the city limits?

Shortly after the City Council announced cutting back on the Fire Department to save money, there was a fire at ADM, which is outside the city limits. Both the Tri-Township Fire Department and the Quincy Fire Department responded to the call. Who pays the cost when the Quincy Fire Department responds to a call outside […]

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What was the name of the quaint little restaurant in West Quincy in the late 60s?

August 18, 2015 0 Comments
What was the name of the quaint little restaurant in West Quincy in the late 60s?

Back in the late ’60s when I was dating my now-to-be wife, we would go to West Quincy, Mo., for a rare special occasion and eat at this restaurant. It was a quaint, little place with step-up booths hidden away in trees and foliage as I remember, and it was located near the gun club. […]

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What happened to the rifle that Private Joe was holding at the Illinois Veterans Home?

August 17, 2015 0 Comments
What happened to the rifle that Private Joe was holding at the Illinois Veterans Home?

What happened to the rifle that the statue of the Civil War service man on the circle at the Vets Home was holding? It is not there anymore. The statue of “Private Joe” at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy is a figure of a Union Civil War soldier standing at parade rest. Joe wears […]

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What do city ordinances say about backyard fire pits?

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
What do city ordinances say about backyard fire pits?

I know we can’t burn in Quincy, but what do city ordinances say about backyard fire pits? The exception to the open burning ordinance that refers to the recreational fires reads as follows: “The burning of fuels for legitimate campfire, recreational and cooking purposes, or in domestic fireplaces in areas when such burning is consistent […]

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Who was Clat Adams?

August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Who was Clat Adams?

Who was Clat Adams? Adams, whose first name was Clatworthy, operated a riverfront supply store called Adams Boat Store and Grocery on the northeast corner of Front and Hampshire during the first half of the 20th century. Adams’ father, Thomas S. Adams, a native of Ireland, located in Quincy in 1861 to operate a store […]

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Is the 62306 ZIP Code a new designation in the Quincy area? What are 62305 boundaries?

August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Is the 62306 ZIP Code a new designation in the Quincy area? What are 62305 boundaries?

I saw a Quincy ZIP Code the other day listed in The Herald-Whig as 62306. I am only aware of 62301 and 62305 codes in the city. Is the 62306 a new designation? What are the boundaries for the 62305 ZIP code? The 62306 ZIP code is for post office boxes in Quincy. The 62305 […]

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