The Central-Southeastern boys varsity track team do their core exercises during track practice Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Central High School. Central installed a new track and unveiled it last week.(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy firefighters respond to a mock general fire alarm at the Washington Theater in Quincy, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The training exercise provided a realistic scenario for fire and rescue skills and command and control operations. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy University men’s basketball team members Adam Highberger, holding book, Marquez Brown, Tyler Thompson, and Courtney Belger read to the Hawk mascot and the children at St. Francis Preschool during the “Hangin’ with the Hawks” day held Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The program links continuity with the youngest and the oldest students academically within the Catholic Franciscan school system, while providing a positive role model opportunity to the younger kids. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Sandra MIller of Quincy hugs a friend during visitation for her late husband, Larry E. Miller held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Hansen-Spears Funeral Home. Those who had planned to send flowers were asked to sent dog food instead, as Mr. MIller was a frequent donor of dog food to the Paw Pals organization. People have responded with sending dog toys and hundreds of pounds of food. Learn how you can make a difference by donating to Paw Pals here. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt) WhigVIDEO
John Good, a farmer from Knox City, Mo., speaks in defense of confined animal feeding operations during a public hearing in front of Knox County commissioners Monday in the Knox County Courthouse in Edina, Mo. “With agriculture the backbone of our economy, I hope the commission doesn’t enforce unnecessary laws so we can continue to make a livelihood off our CAFO’s,” Good said. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Country music crooner Jake Owen performs during the Quincy Firefighters Local 63 annual fundraiser Saturday night in Morrison Theater. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Quincy resident Elizabeth Martin examines a wooden rolling pin during the Monster Garage Sale Saturday morning at the Oakley Lindsay Center. Martin, one of hundreds who turned out for the annual event, said she was looking mostly for kitchen items and antiques. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Quincy High’s Abbie Foster, right, battles for the ball with Moberly’s Kelly Ross during their game Friday at Flinn Stadium. The Blue Devils won 4-2. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Emily Cook, foreground, a John Wood Community College student and volunteer “super hero leader,” walks with local high school students across campus during the annual JDub Day. The event is designed for area high school students to learn about the college by participating in various activities and meet staff and current JWCC students. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy School Board President Melvin “Bud” Niekamp, left, confers with Superintendent Lonny Lemon after Niekamp got up to leave Wednesday’s School Board meeting after an hour because of another Commitment. Vice President Tom Dickerson presided over the rest of the meeting in Niekamp’s absence.
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Trish Weiland, blood collection specialist, talks with blood donor Jerry Boden of Quincy during a blood drive held Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross building in Quincy.
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin shares a light moment with reporters while holding a news conference at County Market in Quincy, Thursday, March 24, 2011 to provide an update on the Durbin- authored amendment to help reduce the interchange or “swipe fee” that business pay on credit card and debit card sales. The amendment was signed into law as part of the Wall Street Reform Act and is currently being implemented. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Guest workshop instructor Megan Miller and Washington school 2nd grader, Tysen White try on different hats and try to think of a character that might wear the hat at Quincy Community Theater’s children’s workshop “Exploration Station”, Tuesday. The class for first through third grades runs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday’s (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Dr. Nathan Seaman plays the violin for Baldwin School students during the 40th Annual Young People’s Concert held Wednesday at Baldwin School. The concert, “Heroes,” is presented by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Bruce Briney, conductor. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Highland Elementary School students Kaitlin Benson, and Jacob Clatt work on math problems in Tracy Marold’s fourth-grade class Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The Lewis County C-1 Board of Education continues with reviewing its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan at a work session Wednesday.(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Lucas Kepley, 3, right, performs an impromptu puppet show for his brother Kingston, 1, during their weekly trip to the First Steps Story time and Craft program at the Quincy Library, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. A recent Gallup poll is out measuring how happy people are in different parts of the U.S. Iowa, Illinois and MIssouri are ranked in the center of the 50-state rankings. Quality of life, such as physical and mental health, education, recreation, leisure time, and social belonging are cited as some of the key things that bring happiness to people. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
John Wood Community College is presenting the exhibition “Six Degrees of Reckoning,” a perspective on the environment by the J4LG Photographers, in the JWCC Heath Center Gallery. The exhibition, which offers observations and commentary on conservation of environment and examination of human activity and its effect on the earth, runs March 21 through April 19 with an artists’ reception and gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30,in the JWCC Heath Center Gallery.(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Evans Recycling Inc., employees Clint Curley, left, and Tony Bainter collect yard waste along Lind Street in Quincy. Monday morning, March 21, 2011, as curbside yard waste pickup resumes in Quincy. Weekly pickup will follow the same schedule as garbage and recycling collections. Curbside yard waste is limited to bagged leaves, grass and small twigs no larger than 1 inch in diameter and 4 feet in length.(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Tractor owner, Byron Miller of Ursa, left, and Jerry Smith of Carthage, talk about their family’s history of involvement with tractors during the Adams County Olde Tyme Association exhibition Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Quincy Mall. The group is raffling off both a 1950 8N Ford Tractor and a quilt. The displays will continue through Sunday.
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Quincy Blue Devil, Brody Janssen greets Baldwin School students during the sixth graders versus the school staff basketball game held in the Blue Devil Gym Friday, March 18, 2011. The annual event sponsored by the Student Council is designed to let off a little steam after testing is over.
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Marion County’s Jessica Redd hugs teammate Randi Lee Plunkett as the Maion County Mustangs celebrate their win over Montrose during the Show-Me Showdown Class 1 Girls Semi-Final Basketball Championships game Thursday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Marion County’s Randi Lee Plunkett comes up with a loose ball during the Show-Me Showdown Class 1 Girls Semi-Final Basketball Championships game action Thursday nigh against Montroset at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Marion County’s Rachelle Sharpe takes it to the hoop during the Show-Me Showdown Class 1 Girls Semi-Final Basketball Championships game against Montrose Thursday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Wendell Roehrs from Warrenton, Mo., gets a laugh out of the prize his wife, Mary got during the Leprechaun Giveaway at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in St. Patrick Mo. Thursday. Roehrs who turned 75 on St Patrick’s Day decided to come to St. Patrick to Celebrate his birthday. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Accordionist John Spurrier serenades Mary Lou Stiern of Quincy, with Irish songs during St. Rose of Lima’s St. Patrick Day celebration Thursday. The church served up corned beef and cabbage from 11:00 to 7:00 and provided a variety of live musical entertainment. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Quincy Notre Dame’s Andrew Witte and the QND pep band play a tune during the Quincy Notre Dame High School annual Wayne Potter Memorial Pep Band Festival Wednesday evening, March 16, 2011 at the QND Pit in Quincy. The festival featured pep bands from QND, Quincy HIgh School and Unity High School playing a broad range of musical styles including pop, swing, and jazz. Proceeds from the event are used to support QND’s Wayne Potter Memorial Music Scholarship Fund. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)