HAD A GREAT time at Quincy’s One Restaurant Thursday night catching the Not So Fine Arts Society’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Theatre. There were three short plays and all very well done. No cover charge, either.
Greg Ellery is the best Mad Russian ever.
They are presented again tonight at 8 and Saturday at 11 a.m. Check it out!
STATE’S ATTORNEY JON Barnard did not mince words when talking about 11 people being indicted for a drug conspiracy in Quincy.
Click here for the story. Barnard was joined at this morning’s press conference by Bob Short and Bryan Martin of the West Central Illinois Task Force, Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley and Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer.
At the end of the conference inside the Adams County Courthouse, Barnard issued the following statement.
“Obviously, the work of combating drug traffickers goes on, but the efforts of these agencies, as represented by these indictments, is a major blow to the operations of these drug traffickers.
“That said, we are not so naïve to think that we have wiped out drug trafficking in this part of the world. But this is an important step. And, there is a bit of a message here. If it is your plan to profit from the misery you inflict on others, be warned. The penalties are severe. Behavior. Consequence. Period.”
LITTLE SURPRISE THATthis story is among our most-read items at www.whig.com. It’s about South 24th being closed after a guy swerved to avoid a deer
Heads up: Bambi might just run in front of your vehicle.
and hit a pole. He was wearing his seatbelt, thankfully, and wasn’t injured.
Last Friday night I went to Macomb to attend a concert and about 10 miles from our destination, a deer jumped right in front of us. I swerved to the
left and barely missed it, more reflex than anything. I didn’t have to worry about staying awake for the concert, believe me.
Then on the way back, I hit a raccoon. It was on about the same part of the highway. It had no chance and the heavy THUNK reverberated through the car. I found bits of grass and hair stuck on the undercarriage and it’s amazing what damage can be done by such a small animal.
Be careful out there. Critters and deer are on the run.
AS ALWAYS, THE Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Illinois Veterans Home was very well done. Click here for our story.
Last week at the Veteran’s Parade in downtown Quincy (which had a record 82 entries), a Quincy woman attended with her grandmother, whose husband served during World War II. A man going by on a three-wheeler saw them from across the street, walked over and gave his blanket to the elderly woman — it was a bit brisk on Maine Street last Saturday.
The woman and her granddaughter were touched by the kind gesture. They tried to find the man who gave them the navy blue blanket adorned with patriotic themes, but were unable to track him down.
They want him to know how much they appreciated what he did — not that we don’t appreciate all our veterans.