The Daily DOB — Sept. 17

September 17, 2014 0 Comments

It always stinks when a business closes. Jobs are lost and an empty store is left behind. For the third time in my life, a Long John Silver’s has closed where I lived. On Monday night, Quincy’s LJS served its last piece of fish (all of which were shaped like the state of Nevada.). By […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 16

September 16, 2014 0 Comments

Over the last week or so, ESPN has looked a lot like the Investigation Discovery channel thanks to all of the crime and punishment happening, especially in the NFL. Cases involving Ray Rice (domestic assault) and Adrian Peterson (child abuse) have dominated the headlines. The NFL has taken a lot of flack for how it […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 15

September 15, 2014 0 Comments

I have vowed to be a better blogger this week after my pitiful one-post performance last week. While I’m not on the sports beat any longer, I still try to keep close tabs on the local teams. But it’s nice to make the call like I did on Friday night when I opted to skip […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 12

September 12, 2014 0 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. For some reason, I was unable to fit a stop in here during my days. I was back in court this morning for the latest in the Curtis Lovelace case. In addition to friends and family members and some members of the Quincy Police Department, I was […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 5

September 5, 2014 1 Comment

It’s no surprise that the Quincy Gems will live to see another Prospect League season. That became official today when a group of Quincy people announced that they had bought the team for $120,000. Some worried that the team might not find a buyer from the Oakley-Lindsay Center, but I was never worried. I knew […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 4

September 4, 2014 0 Comments

Before I start with today’s topic, let me wish a happy 20th wedding anniversary to my wife, Stacey. Please don’t wise up any time soon. With the NFL set to start its season tonight, here are the NFL season predictions that no one asked for and will be entirely wrong come Super Bowl time. For […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 3

September 3, 2014 0 Comments

The Quincy University football team will start its third season under coach Tom Pajic on Thursday night with a game at Lindenwood-Belleville. It’s always interesting to read preseason stories. Optimism flows everywhere. Matt Schuckman has a good column on the team in today’s Whig. This year’s Hawks team seems as if it will be dependent […]

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The Daily DOB — Sept. 2

September 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — Sept. 2

I will be the first to admit that I haven’t been the best fan this year. When it comes to following the St. Louis Cardinals, I could be watching more games. While I don’t watch every inning of every game, I do watch as often as I can. Social media helps me keep up with […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 29

August 29, 2014 5 Comments

It’s been a rather news-filled week in the Gem City. The biggest story — and is one that will continue to grab headlines in the weeks and months that follow — was the arrest of Quincy lawyer Curtis Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the 2006 death of his wife, Cory. Lovelace’s arrest […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 27

August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Happy anniversary to me. On this day in 2012, I worked my first shift as a “news guy” in my new role as crime and courts reporter. All that happened on that first day was going to Mexico, Mo., to watch a man get sent to prison for the rest of his life. No biggie. […]

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