Adriana Nutt chats with Miranda Beem and Murphy Dochterman as they fill out orders for their Cookie Grams before school in front of the main office at Baldwin Intermediate School Monday morning. The Teen Reach students took notes from kids who wanted to send a cookie with their note attached, to a friend for $1. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Quincy Symphony Orchestra musician, Nathan Seaman, walks up and down the isles in the Baldwin auditorium, so students may get a close up view of his violin during the 38th annual Young Peoples Concerts. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
United States Postal Service carrier Ross Finley, uses a sweatshirt to keep dry in the pouring rain as he picks up mail and changes bins at the mail boxes on Vermont St. at 24th in Quincy. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
David Glaske and Sam Hammond with the Missouri Department of Conservation measure antlers brought in by the public for an official score at the Missouri Department of Conservation outdoor show west of Canton, Mo. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Washington School second-grade teacher Margaret Bauer, right, gives weekend instructions to one of her students at the close of the school day Friday. At the end of each day, Bauer holds an open meeting with all of her students, inviting them to talk about whatever is on their minds. H-W Photo/Philip Carlson
Hannibal City Engineer and Director of Public Works Mark Rees holds a pair of old paving bricks on Main Street in the town’s historic district. Rees is floating the idea of restoring the street to its original character with the paving bricks, and is seeking feedback from the community about the idea.
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Peggy Losch of Pittsfield, drops by L&D Discount Smoke Shop in West Quincy to purchase nine cartons of cigarettes Thursday, March 19, 2009. The recent federal tax hike on cigarettes has increased the price. “If they raise the taxes on cigarettes they should raise the taxes on booze too,” Losh said. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Dozens of parents and other community members voiced concerns to the Western School Board Wednesday night about the proposed closure of the elementary school in Hull. The board said closing the school would save the district more than $163,000, even class size and allow teachers to teach their strengths.
Friends, Ben Fasano, left, and Kevin Watson, watch the water roll by, while enjoying the weather Tuesday, March 17, 2009 near the waterfront in Quincy. “It’s nice outside,” Fasano said.
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A potential buyer walks past a 1955 Oldsmobile during the Spring ’09 Collector Car Auction Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Sullivan Auction Site in Hamilton. Over 100 classic car where offered up for bids. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Surrounded by powerlines and poles, Ameren CIPS crews perform utility work near the intersection of State and 10th Street Wednesday, March 11, 2009. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Certified nursing assistant Sharon Cole shares a light moment with Lewis County Nursing Home resident Myra Arnold during a spa day manicure at the Canton, Mo., facility Wednesday, March 11, 2009. The home launched the program to provide residents with a place to go for facials, manicures, pedicures and a little bit of pampering. ” This is nice, I’ve never had this done before,” Arnold said. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Rain clouds hover over the Quincy Memorial Bridge Monday afternoon, March 9, 2009. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Dressed in period clothing, Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County members Warren Speckhart, Erik Sobos and Roger Leach join bell ringer Luke Engelmeyer at the John Wood Mansion for a bell ringing tribute honoring Abraham Lincoln Thursday, February 12. Judith Winkleman, executive director, said Quincy founder John Wood rang this very same bell to announce Lincoln’s death to residents of Quincy in 1865.
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On Valentine’s Day, Illinois Veterans Home resident, Don Baker, visits the site where he planted an Easter lilly and placed a U.S. flag in loving memory of his wife Marge who died five years ago. “Most days I stop here to visit and say a little prayer,” Baker said. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
From left, Quincy University’s Justeen Koehler, Megan Gavlick, Jessica Vaughn, Michaela Young and Lindsey Stellfue react to a play in the final seconds of the Lady Hawks’ 77-72 loss Sunday to Northern Kentucky in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament title game at Pepsi Arena. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
A group of participants in the Area Law Enforcement Torch Run’s “Polar Plunge” let gravity take its course as they jump from dry land into Moorman Lake at Upper Moorman Park Saturday. The fundraising effort benefits 11 area counties of the Special Olympics Illinois West Central/Area 11.
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Isaiah Johnson (10) and the rest of the Quincy High School boys basketball team celebrate their 45-42 overtime victory Friday over top-seeded and state-ranked Moline at the Blue Devil Gym in Quincy. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy University’s Alex Roznowski dives for a loose ball at the feet of Missouri S&T’s Kylee Grant during Saturday night’s Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinal at QU’s Pepsi Arena. The top-seated Lady Hawks advanced with a 69-57 victory. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)