Alexis Tatum, left, other volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 5235, Baldwin Intermediate School, pitch in to clean the up the 9/11 Memorial area at City Hall Monday, April 30, 2012. City engineer Jeff Steinkamp and other official from the City of Quincy are working the troop to help them learn about the World Trade Center Artifact and then do community service.
(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
One of the houses being moved from the 24th and Harrison area Monday, for Good Samaritan Home expansion, moves along south fifth street by Spark’s Tree Service, heading to second and Locust. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Ray Heilmann, Quincy Notre Dame High School principal, presents literary contest awards to students recently. Heilmann is retiring after 39 years at QND. Click on above image to see audio visual slideshow.
Quincy’s Lead off runner Clayton Roll, right, passes the baton to Gates Ehrhart in the 3200 meter relay during the 63rd annual Quincy Relays at Flinn Stadium Wednesday. Quincy won the race. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)Danielle Rowand goes up on one of her tries during the pole vault in the Quincy Relays Wednesday. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Canton’s Austin Hoewing reacts in front of Palmyra catcher, Caleb Kizer, after laying down a bunt up the third base line and scores an inside the park home run, after several throwing errors by Palmyra. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Central Elementary School kindergarteners pet a horse while making their rounds during a tour of Knorr Farm near Golden, Ill., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The University of Illinois Extension Adams/Brown Unit, Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Delbur Knorr and Todd Knorr family sponsored tour offers classes on various farm related information including ATV safety, machinery, livestock and more. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Local storyteller Mettazee Morris performs during a Father Augustus Tolton Day ceremony Tuesday afternoon in St. Peter Church. The event marked the 126th anniversary of Tolton’s ordination. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Ralls County Clock Co. worker Don Morton Jr. adjusts the movement on a clock, said to have belonged to Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart Laura Hawkins, after the clock was re-installed Tuesday in the Mark Twain Museum in downtown Hannibal, Mo. Hawkins was said to be the inspiration for Twain’s Becky Thatcher character. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Children from the Quincy Early Childhood Center are escorted by staff members as they parade west on State Street Monday afternoon to kick off the Week of the Young Child. A variety of fun activities for children are planned throughout the week, including a “Farm Day” event Thursday in the center’s parking lot. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Click on the image above to view video slideshow. Bud and Clara Cawthon recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Despite their age, Clara, 94, and Bud 97, the couple maintain their independence, doing chores and living completely independent in the same home they have lived in for the past 60 years. Both attribute their successes in life, their marriage, and family with their faith in a loving God, “who was always there helping them when they needed help.” More than a hundred friends and family gathered in Pittsfield on April 14, 2012 to celebrate Bud and Clara’s anniversary, expressing their deep affection for the two. The following is a photo gallery of some of the images I made while covering the days leading up to the big event and the date of the celebration party. An in-depth multimedia audio-visual package of the story can be see by clicking on the above image. There are also links to it on The Quincy Herald-Whig online homepage.
(Photography by Steve Bohnstedt)
James Stewart, a Quincy native and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, chats with Carol Blazing as he signs several books during a book signing at the Quincy Public Library for his new book “TANGLED WEB” How False Statements are are Undermining America. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
St Dominic fifth grader Katelyn Dixon coats a pine cone with Crisco and bread crumbs before rolling it in birdseed to make an eco-friendly bird feeder during John Wood Community College’s 2012 Earth Day event. More than 600 fifth graders from Adams, Pike, and Brown Counties attended the event to to learn about renewable energy and environmental issues. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Children’s author Michelle Bain gets a hug from Monroe School first grader Tyler Loos after an assembly for the younger kids Friday, where Bain talked about her book and answered questions about the characters. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Dylian Hull, left and Nekoda Gerding describe how their replica of a wood burning stove could be used to heat a greenhouse and water for the plants during a presentation of projects at Western High School’s “Western Interactive Learning Design” class. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Akaya Lord in the Early Childhood and Family Center’s Headstart class, gets fitted for a new bike helmet by Jan Hummel from the Adams County Health Department Wednesday. The Safe Kids Coalition program through the health department received a Kohl’s Cares donation to fit more than 660 Pre-K and first graders in Quincy and more than 1700 kids in Adams County, with brand new bicycle helmets. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Mike Haubrich cuts out chipped and broken bricks out of his front steps Monday. He plans on replacing the bricks and making other repairs to the stairway at his 18th and Maine st. home. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Jesse Tuter with Rees Construction, is measuring the grade from where the new curb will be along Aldo Boulevard Monday. The City putting in new sidewalks, new curbing, and widening the streets by cutting down the width of the island between the streets. This project between 23rd and 24th streets is expected to be completed some time in June depending on the weather. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)