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Chris Hondros, Getty Images

You Never Forget Your Favorite Teacher

I was out of town this weekend and I ran into someone who started yelling my name, trying to get my attention. He new me, but I was not familiar with him. It amazes me the people I run into away from Quincy. I told this story to a friend and he related a story back that he too was recently out of town and ran into his all-time favorite teacher from years ago. We started talking about our favorite teachers.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

What Celebrity Would You Like to Take to the Prom?

Last month, Warren Easton Charter High School held their prom in New Orleans. What's so unusual about that? Thousands of schools hold proms in May, but thousands of schools don't have Sandra Bullock show up at the prom. That was the case for Ms. Bullock, who accepted the offer to be a part of the class of 2014's prom.

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images

School Speed Zones are Still in Effect in Some Areas

How many times have you driven through a school zone and realized that you were driving above the school zone speed limit. You are not alone. Now comes the summer months and you don't have to worry about it, right? WRONG!!!.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

John Wood Community College Commencement

John Wood Community College will hold its thirty-ninth annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the Quincy Campus at 48th and Harrison. This year’s ceremony will feature the inauguration of Michael Elbe as JWCC’s sixth president.

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David Hsu
David Hsu

Should the 38 Highland High Pranksters Attend Graduation Ceremonies?

We have all been a part of a prank from time to time. Some are minor and some are excessive. Some are laughed at and others are met with resistance. Such is the case with the 38 young people who were involved with late night activities at Highland High School Monday night.

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School Bus, Getty Images
School Bus, Getty Images

Should Schools go to a Trimester Format?

I was reading about how summer school students in recent years are failing to show up for school. It got me to thinking about maybe it is time for school districts to begin thinking about trimesters. School would be held from January through March, May through July, and September through November. Each three month period of time would be followed by a month away from school in April, August, and December.

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Quincy Senior High School - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Public Schools Asking for Public’s Input for Their Master Plan

The Quincy Public School Superintendent, Steven Cobb, has established a Steering Committee to develop a district wide improvement master plan.  It is a comprehensive plan that is looking for public input and as a result they are conducting a 6 question survey for you to fill out.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Every Guy Needs to Buy His Gal a KFC Corsage For the Prom

From the category of " I can not make this up," comes this story. Just in time for high school proms all across the country, Kentucky Fried Chicken has introduced the KFC Corsage made from baby's breath and fried chicken

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Group Of Teenage Friends Dressed For Prom
Catherine Yeulet

The Average Cost of Prom is Up in 2014

Students in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding area are getting ready for prom, which could end up being unbelievably expensive. Prom dress retailer Golden Asp says the average cost of prom per couple is projected to be way up in 2014.

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Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

Former Q.U. Coach Steve Hawkins’ Team Meets Syracuse on CBS Today

Former Quincy University Hawks basketball coach Steve Hawkins will be on the sidelines today guiding his Western Michigan Broncos against the highly touted Syracuse University Orangemen in the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The game can be seen this afternoon locally on KHQA-TV with a 2:45pm scheduled start time.

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