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MoDOT Delays Closure of Missouri Highway 79 Until August 15

Weather permitting, Monday, August 15, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Missouri Route 79 at Guinn’s Creek, located 0.60 mile south of Route H near Annada, to replace the bridge.  The closure date has been pushed back two weeks due to complications with getting materials.

“It will take our contractor about two months to complete the Guinn’s Creek Bridge project,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Brian Haeffner.

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‘Rock Against Violence’ Concert at State Room Saturday Night

Dennis Hibbard has seen first hand the violence escalation in Quincy the last two years as he was very close to the Ray Humphrey, Jr. family.  At 14 years of age, Ray was murdered a year ago in March when he was shot sitting outside a friend's home. Then other violent incidents occurred causing Dennis to ask "what can I do to make a difference?" It was then that the idea was spawned to put on a "Rock Against Violence" Concert in Quincy.

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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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ISP & Thinkstock
ISP & Thinkstock

ISP Commander Glen Schwartz to Retire

The Illinois State Police District 14 / 20 has announced the upcoming retirement of District 14/20 Commander, Glen Schwartz, effective August 1, 2016...

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Fire Station #6 Re-Opens at 24th & Cedar in Quincy

After a 15 month hiatus, Fire Station House #6 re-opened this morning in Quincy at 7 a.m. at 24th and Cedar Streets.  

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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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Pokemon Go Launches In The UK
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Pokemon Go Gamer Shines Hilarious New Light on Hannibal Water Crisis

Water in Hannibal has been a hot topic of discussion for months now, and it look like things are worse than we thought…at least according to one area Pokemon hunter.

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Category: Articles, Local News

Have You Heard of The Laughing Ghost of Palmyra?

In the early part of the year 1900, Palmyra was plagued with an apparition that was witnessed by many of the town’s most distinguished citizens...

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City of Quincy Again Helping With Storm Debris Pickup

Ok, here we go again! Exactly one year ago to the day and just 3 hours shy of the exact hour, the Quincy area was again struck with extremely strong winds and thunderstorms.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
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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