It was the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month when World War One finally came to an end. It was called Armistice Day and still is by many although most people call it Veterans Day now. Monday in honor of Veterans Day, the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy will hold its Annual Veterans Day Program.
The popular play 'Steel Magnolias' is coming to Hannibal. Performances are scheduled Thursday, November 14 through Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center, on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University.
Tickets went on sale this morning for Saturday's Quincy-New Lenox Providence Class 6A second-round playoff game. The Quincy Blue Devils, are coming off of their first ever post season football victory after beating Rock Island last Saturday on the road
There is no other way to put it except to say that John and Christine Hopson have been going through pure hell over the past couple of years as John fights his way through cancer that has caused multiple operations in the last couple of years. The medical bills continue to escalate and as a result people are doing what people around here do best. They are helping out in anyway they can.
I hope you are ready for this piece of news. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced last week that immigrants living in the State of Illinois who entered the United States illegally may begin to apply for a state driver's license in December. This is available because of a new state law approved by the Illinois legislature and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in January.
It is hard to believe but this Saturday the 6th Annual Veteran's Parade will be held in Quincy with nearly 80 entries ready to go down Maine Street beginning at 10am. I remember meeting with the parade chairmen Jim Ponsot and Dick McKinney five years ago to discuss putting on the first parade. We had no idea how many entries we would have but to see it nearing 80 this year is fabulous.
Toys for Tots program local coordinator Steve Lindsey and Marine Corp Sgt. Jonathan Schulte were recent guests of the Quincy Exchange Club. According to Mr. Lindsey, a retired USMC veteran, the Toys for Tots program got its start in Los Angeles in 1947 when a Marine Corps Major’s wife made a Raggedy Ann Doll and she asked her husband to give it to someone but there wasn’t anyone to give it to. From that came the birth of the program which established a Toys for Tots Foundation in 1948.
The Hannibal Police Department has been receiving several reports over the last couple of weeks of items taken from vehicles, garages and some residences. Many of the reports have been items taken from unlocked vehicles or entering unlocked garages to steal items from vehicles parked in the garages.
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