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Madonna House Mobile Food Pantry Returning August 13

Adams County Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at The Quincy Family Resource Center located at 639 York in Quincy.

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Kroc Center Open as an Area Cooling Center

The current heat wave shows no sign of going away thru this weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area. As a result, the Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center as a cooling center on days when heat advisories, like today, are issued for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Adams County Real Estate Taxes Are Due Monday

For Adams County taxpayers a reminder that the first of two installment payments on real estate taxes are due on Monday, July 18.

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Y101 Looks Back at “The Storm” (One Year Later)

Today, July 13, marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating 70+ mph windstorm that ripped through Quincy just before 7:00 pm leaving a wave of destruction in its path and leaving the vast majority of Quincy and Adams County without power.

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Adams County 911 Announces Text Message Option

Those of us in Quincy and Adams County now have a new option when it comes to reporting an emergency. Quincy/Adams County 911 Director Steve Rowlands announced that the region can now contact 911 via text message.

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iStockphoto

Ambulances Need to Be Housed at Fire Stations

Last week it was revealed that the Adams County Ambulance Board has proposed building a structure for the three ambulances and crews in Quincy on property at both Eighth and Oak or Ninth and College after the service leaves its current space at Blessing Hospital's 14th Street campus by the end of the year. 

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Kurt Parsons

Agencies Need Volunteers to Conduct Public Health Mock Exercise

Blessing Hospital, Adams County Health Department, and the Adams County Emergency Management will be conducting a public health mock emergency exercise on July 5 & 6 and volunteers will be needed.

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Google Maps

Tirimsu Celebrates 20 Years

While many restaurants in Quincy are closing up shop, Tirimisu is celebrating two decades in the Gem City.

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Car Seat Round-Up is This Saturday

Safe Kids Adams County and the Kohl’s Cares Campaign are hosting a car seat round-up to dispose of old and or expired car seats. This event will take place this Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kohl’s parking lot at 6100 Broadway.

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