Is there any place in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries?

November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is there any place in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries?

Is there anyplace in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, etc.)? Interstate Batteries at 101 N. 48th will accept 3-volt and 6-volt batteries and recycle them at no charge. Manager Holly Schell says all other alkaline batteries will be accepted at $1 a pound and are shipped to a recycling center […]

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Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean up the lot at Quincy’s lock and dam?

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean up the lot at Quincy’s lock and dam?

There is considerable debris left from summer flooding in the parking lot next to Quincy’s lock and dam. It is not only an eyesore, but a hazard to cars and foot traffic. This is a great site to view bald eagle roosting during the winter months. Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean […]

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If I have a gift certificate for a business that is closed, am I stuck with it?

November 18, 2014 0 Comments
If I have a gift certificate for a business that is closed, am I stuck with it?

I have a gift certificate for a local business that recently closed. Am I stuck with that gift certificate, or is there something I can do to get my money back? Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard says the answer to this question “depends upon a couple things.” If a now-defunct business has a parent […]

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Why is 22nd Street so wide from Harrison about six blocks north?

November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Why is 22nd Street so wide from Harrison about six blocks north?

Why is 22nd Street so wide from Harrison north for about six blocks? Jean Kay with the Historical Society for Quincy and Adams County has many answers for many questions about the city’s history, but she didn’t have any information that would help with this question. “A 1901 plat map for the area shows it […]

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Is tailgating for football games at Flinn Stadium happening on school property?

November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Is tailgating for football games at Flinn Stadium happening on school property?

QHS football games have tailgate parties out near the entrance (of Flinn Stadium). Is that not school property? If so, isn’t there a law or policy not to have smoking or alcohol consumption on school property? Bill Sanders, athletic director and assistant principal for student services at Quincy High School, says tailgating near the west […]

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Why are sheriff’s department deputies sitting outside of Quincy Compressor?

November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why are sheriff’s department deputies sitting outside of Quincy Compressor?

I have noticed after hours that the Sheriff’s Department (deputies) have been sitting in unmarked cars acting as security guards outside of Quincy Compressor for months now. Have there been threats or something since announcing closing? Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer says no threats have been made at Quincy Compressor, but off-duty law enforcement officers […]

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Could you give an update on the situation with the property at 1700 Koch’s Lane?

November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Could you give an update on the situation with the property at 1700 Koch’s Lane?

Could you give an update on the situation with the property at 1700 Koch’s Lane? The last time this subject was discussed in this column was in October 2012. Lee Mueller, an environmental sanitarian with the Adams County Health Department, said then that he had been working on the situation for more than three years. […]

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What would it take to get a bathroom installed at the train depot in Quincy?

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
What would it take to get a bathroom installed at the train depot in Quincy?

I was recently one of the passengers on a train that was supposed to leave Quincy at 6:10 a.m. but didn’t leave until 11 o’clock. What would it take to get a bathroom installed at the train depot? Marc Magliari, media relations manager for Amtrak, says he believes the city has looked at this issue […]

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Why would QHS football games need uniformed security and a marching band contest not?

November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Why would QHS football games need uniformed security and a marching band contest not?

I was at Octoberfest on (Saturday, Oct. 18). With just as many people there as there is for a football game (1,800 kids alone), there didn’t appear to be any police officers on site like there is for the football games. I was told two security guards were on hand, and that’s it. The one […]

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What’s being built in front of Sam’s Club at 54th and Broadway?

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
What’s being built in front of Sam’s Club at 54th and Broadway?

I saw that construction is going on in front of Sam’s Club. What is being built there? Line-X, which specializes in spray-on protective bedliners for trucks but also does waterproofing and rustproofing, will be moving from 300 Broadway to the site on the northwest corner of 54th and Broadway. Line-X is based in Huntsville, Ala., […]

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