Dawn Whitcomb, adjutant at the Illinois Veterans Home stands in the Gulf War section of the All Wars Museum at the home Tuesday. Whitcomb talks about the recent Pentagon ruling that will allow women in combat. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Ralls County Clock Co., clock repair technician, Matt Walden, stands next to the clock face of the the 200 year-old clock from the the Mark Twain Museum and is believed to be the family clock of Laura Hawkins, Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart and inspiration for Becky Thatcher. Walden and shop owner, Dave Miller will be restoring the clock over the next several months.(H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Ralls County Clock Co. owner Dave Miller, stands next to the clock cabinet of the the 200 year-old clock from the the Mark Twain Museum and is believed to be the family clock of Laura Hawkins, Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart and inspiration for Becky Thatcher. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Lou Barta, co-owner of Aunt Polly’s Treasures with his wife, Jenie, run the new antique shop in Hannibal’s downtown area.(H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Joel Koch, a senior majoring in history at Western Illinois University, has been doing an internship at the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, holds a picture of Pin Oak School in Richfield township,1931, left, and Prairie School in Gilmer township from 1902. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Haden Schmidt goes through his school supplies as he readies for his first day of school in kindergarten. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Rachel Powers won the Woman’s City Golf Championship for the second straight Year. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Billy Cole in the coffee shop at the Crossing, with the medicine he takes daily. With several major pharmacies closed due to the storm Monday, a lack of medicine could have created some medical problems. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
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Quincy University student Josh Hale, 19, gave up texting and Facebook for four weeks. He said he became more personal with people, engaging in actual conversations. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
JWCC pitcher Kevin Lenkman will continue his collegiate career at Div. I Butler. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Jerry Welch, of Hannibal holds an archive of his original artwork used to illustrate his children’s books and other short graphic books created under the pen name Major Mouse. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Japanese businessman Satoru Higashitani talks with a reporter about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last Friday. Higashitani and a business partner were in Payson Tuesday to pick up goods from the Grainery antique shop that they will take back to Japan.
(H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Ethan Williams, a freshman at Mark Twain High School and a member of the Hannibal Boxing Club, will step into the ring Saturday night at the Admiral Coontz Armory fighting to help his mom’s battle with cancer. Valerie Williams beat breast cancer, but is now battling pancreatic cancer. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
The Smith family, Bruce, Dawn, and their daughter Denim, 15, center, at the Lone Cedar Tack & Stables they own and operate in Hannibal.(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Salvation Army Major Alan Wurtz and his wife, Carol, stand inside the Kroc Center Wednesday, Jan, 5, 2011. The Wurtz’s are being reassigned to the Chicago suburbs after eight years at the Quincy Salvation Army. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Dr. John Schlepphorst, pictured with the new stereotactic table at the Blessing Health Center in Quincy. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Dr. Jose Rodriquez, demonstrates the technology used to read mammogram digital images at Blessing Health Center in Quincy. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Kirby Eber, longtime church member and historian, stands next to the raredos recently renovated with the last of the original duplicated replacement paintings in place. The raredos was significantly damaged in a fire at St. John Church, August 23, 2002. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy couple John and Shawna Mitchell found out they are having conjoined twins. Their story will be published Sunday in the Herald-Whig.
(H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
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Tanner Andrews, 10, left, and Domanic Nilsson, 11, are being credited with saving the life of Domanic’s uncle, Josh Bain, after a swimming mishap Wednesday evening on Quinsippi Island. (HW Photo/Phil Carlson)
Illini West pitcher Michael Lafferty has found himself in the spotlight as several Division 1 programs are recruiting the senior hurler.
(H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)