Arbor Day Giveaway

Arbor Day Giveaway

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St. Francis School fourth-grader Ian Alford gets a whiff of a white pine sapling Thursday in teacher Jaclyn Cawthon’s classroom. A volunteer from local business Trinity Containers donated saplings to the students as part of Arbor Day festivities. Trinity is distributing more than 450 trees to 12 Tri-State schools thisView More »

Head Start 50th Anniversary

Head Start 50th Anniversary

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Quincy Superintendent of Schools Steve Cobb shares a laugh with Julie Schuckman, director of early childhood education, during a 50th anniversary party for the Head Start program Wednesday in the Early Childhood and Family Center. Cobb announced his retirement at the School Board meeting held later in the center, andView More »

Yard Waste Collection Fee Proposed

Yard Waste Collection Fee Proposed

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Quincyan Rich Blivens unloads leaves and grass clippings Wednesday at the city’s yard waste collection site off Radio Road. The city is proposing to require a $2.50 sticker for yard waste containers or bags in order for them to be picked up on the curb. City residents who haul theirView More »

Great, Grand Event

Great, Grand Event

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Leo and Ruth Zanger sit with their 100th grandchild, Jaxton Zanger, in Leo’s real estate office earlier this month at Zanger and Associates in Quincy. Jaxton was born April 8 to parents Austin and Ashleigh Zanger. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson

QHS vs. Moline Soccer

QHS vs. Moline Soccer

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Quincy High’s McKensie Vahle, left, battles for the ball with Moline’s Emily Lindbloom during their match Tuesday at Flinn Stadium. Vahle was assessed a red card on the play and was ejected from the match, while Lindbloom was given a yellow card and warning. A sequence of photos from theView More »

Got Your Goat

Got Your Goat

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Greg Thompson, a 4-H volunteer, right, teaches youngsters how to judge Boer goats on breed standards Tuesday night, April 14, 2015 at the Daron Duke farm near Lima. The event is part of a livestock judging club which gives 4-H members basic knowledge about livestock judging before competing at areaView More »

Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

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Quincy High School baseball players, from left, Colby Melton, Logan Ross, Alex Stratman and Alex Harbin carry an “L” screen back to the school near the end of practice Monday. Players will be practicing in cooler conditions this week, as temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid-60sView More »

Breezing Through

Breezing Through

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A state flag flying at Clat Adams Park blows out in gusty winds as workers inspect the upper reaches of the Quincy Memorial Bridge Monday morning. The bridge will be closed to one lane for about a week while the inspection work is taking place. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson

Musical Chair

Musical Chair

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Quincy University student Shawntae Wilkerson, a junior from Fairfield, Ill., makes music selections on her phone while waiting for a shuttle bus Friday outside the school’s north campus. Wilkerson said it was much more comfortable laying down than it was standing and waiting for transport. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson

Earth Day at JWCC

Earth Day at JWCC

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Instructor Mark Lockett helps Lois Stossel spray water over a bin of leaves and grass at a workshop on composting during an Earth Day event Saturday morning at John Wood Community College. The event was held to educate area residents on how to live a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.View More »