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John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey
John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey

John Tripp Gone 6 Years, Seems Like Yesterday!

It still seems like yesterday when I got the call that numbed my body from head to toe. That was six years ago tomorrow. It was May 16, 2009 when I lost my best friend with the passing of John Tripp to a heart attack at the age of 58.

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Quincy Community Theatre
Kurt Parsons

Mary Poppins Audition Appointments Available

Quincy Community Theatre's summer blockbuster Mary Poppins is coming!

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Admiral Coontz Armory
Kurt Parsons

Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department Has Several Fun Events Coming Up

Here are just some of the upcoming events from Hannibal Parks and Recreation.

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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New London Park Days, New London Missouri
Jason Matthews

2015 New London Park Days Ready to Go

The 30th anniversary of New London Park Days in New London, Missouri will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, back on the Ralls County Courthouse lawn and on the square.

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Stefon Crider III
Quincy Police Department

Stefan Crider III Turns Himself In to Authorities in Springfield

A man wanted by Quincy Police has turned himself in, according to media reports.

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Ride Cool
Hannibal Clinic

Hannibal Clinic Ride Cool Event Coming Back

The Hannibal Clinic is once again inviting area kids to bring their bicycles, roller blades, scooter, or skateboards to “Ride Cool.”

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Hannibal History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Hannibal

Local history is something I always find interesting. A member of our staff has a collection of books on Hannibal, Quincy and Ralls County history, and was kind enough to let me take a look through them. The one I'm reading right now is Hannibal: The Otis Howell Collection by Steve Chou. Not only is the book full of great pictures from the late 1940s through about 1970, but the captions are incredibly informative. Here are a few interesting pieces of information I've picked up from the book.

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Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Winking and Expletives a Part of Criders’ First Court Appearance

The Adams County Courthouse was the scene this morning for the first court appearance of Stefan Crider, Jr. and Julia Crider, the father and step-mother of the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr., and it was not without an incident.

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Quincy Fire Department
Quincy Fire Department

Four Quincy Firefighters to Receive the Firefighter Excellence Award

The Quincy Fire Department has proudly announced that four firefighters will be receiving the Firefighting Excellence Award from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. 

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