The Daily DOB — June 29

June 29, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — June 29

Sometime tomorrow, Scott Walden will walk out of the Adams County Courthouse for the final time as an employee. For more than three decades, Walden has worked at the courthouse. First, he was in the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office, eventually serving as state’s attorney. He walks away after a 20-year run on the bench […]

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The Daily DOB — June 19

June 19, 2015 0 Comments

Heading off on a little break. Won’t be back in the office until June 29. If you want to see what I’m up to, you can always follow my personal Twitter account. That said, here are my thoughts about a few things in the news: LeBron James: Yes, he is now 2-4 lifetime in NBA […]

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The Daily DOB — June 16

June 16, 2015 0 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been working on a big project, which hasn’t left much time for blogging. If you don’t have anything on your Saturday night calendar, make your way to Pepsi Arena for the annual McDonald’s/Herald-Whig Classic all-star basketball games. When I was a sports guy, I loved this week. […]

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The Daily DOB — June 9

June 9, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — June 9

Former Quincy Gems pitcher Pat Venditte made plenty of headlines over the weekend after he was called up Friday by the Oakland A’s. As Gems fans know from watching the Creighton product pitch for the team in 2006, Venditte can pitch with both hands. He’s become so good that he’s reached baseball’s highest level. He […]

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The Daily DOB — June 5

June 5, 2015 0 Comments

For the second time this week we’re talking about the possibility of a venue change in a high-profile court case in Adams County. On Wednesday, the lawyers for Stefan Crider Jr. and Julia Crider told the Herald-Whig first that they would seek a venue change for their client. Their reason for the change is the […]

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The Daily DOB — June 2

June 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — June 2

In a move that surprised no one, the lawyers for Curtis Lovelace filed a change of venue motion Monday in Adams County Court. That doesn’t necessarily mean the first-degree murder trial won’t take place in Quincy. I saw one headline that read “Lovelace Trial Moved” in the wake of yesterday’s filing, which was first reported […]

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The Daily DOB — May 27

May 27, 2015 0 Comments

Finally back from my Memorial Day break. Had a chance this morning to participate in Veterans History Project, a Library of Congress-sponsored event that collects wartime stories from those who served. You can read about my experience with a Vietnam veteran in Friday’s paper. The vets’ project got me to thinking. Why couldn’t something like […]

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The Daily DOB — May 22

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 22

Welcome to all of the would-be ballers and shot callers to the Gem City this weekend. The 25th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held in downtown Quincy. Hopefully, everyone keeps their cool and the players can have a little fun hooping it up on the streets. I wrote a column in today’s […]

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The Daily DOB — May 19

May 19, 2015 0 Comments

Seeing two Adams County Sheriff’s standing outside the Adams County Courthouse on Tuesday morning wasn’t a surprise. As I walked near the courthouse lawn, two members of the Quincy Police Department arrived. Inside were members of the Illinois State Police alongside Adams County Sheriff’s deputies and bailiffs. Seeing the rest of those folks was out […]

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The Daily DOB — May 14

May 14, 2015 1 Comment
The Daily DOB — May 14

See the smiling kid on the right of the screen? His name is Ray Humphrey Jr. He was a music-loving, sports-loving 12-year-old who was a seventh-grader at Quincy Junior High School. He’s like a lot of other kids in Quincy. He’s like a lot of other kids across America and in the world. Around 1 […]

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