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Mike Hellenthal/ Facebook
Mike Hellenthal/ Facebook

Jerry Leggett’s Blue Devils Were Also Mike Hellenthal’s Blue Devils

Saturday marked the birthday of former Quincy High School Blue Devil Coach Mike Hellenthal who now resides in Marion, North Carolina. So I thought I would take the time to spotlight a man that deserves to get a lot more credit than he ever got for helping the Blue Devil basketball program become one of the most talked about teams in the State of Illinois and beyond. I first met Mike when I arrived in Quincy back in 1978. I came to Quincy to work at WTAD Radio and became the play-by-play announcer for the Blue Devils at perhaps the best time any announcer could walk into Blue Devil Gymnasium.  

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Should Quincy Public Schools Hold Random Drug Tests?

Today marks the first day of school for the Quincy Public School District, and with it will come decisions to be made by the School Board on a variety of issues. One such issue is random drug testing of students. The Board will meet at Ellington School at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss the drug testing issue.  

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Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images
Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images

First Day of School Always Brings Tears and Hugs

You can expect tears to flow and hugs galore this week. It happens every year in August. The first ever day of school for your youngster will fill the eyes of moms and dads with tears like no other cry. Watching little Johnny or Janie get on the bus or walk into the school are moments a parent will never ever forget.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Shouldn’t School Begin After Labor Day?

When I went to school in New York State I never started until after Labor Day. When I lived in New York State, I never went to school during the month of August. When I moved out to the Midwest I started going to school during the third week of August.

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Taller de Imagen (TDI)/Cover/Getty Images
Taller de Imagen (TDI)/Cover/Getty Images

GPS Ministries Needs 3rd Grade Back to School Supplies

GPS Ministries at 412 North 24th Street in Quincy is seeking back to school supply items for third graders at their facility.  GPS Ministries is asking for the following:

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Five Tips You Need to Survive College

Take it from a former student who partied too much and studied too little.

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Ian Waldie, Getty Images
Ian Waldie, Getty Images

Eight Culver-Stockton Athletic Programs Named NAIA Scholar Teams

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named eight of Culver-Stockton College’s athletic programs as 2012-13 Scholar Teams. For a team to be considered for NAIA Scholar Team, it must have a minimum 3

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Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Average Cost Of Prom Night is $1139 Per Couple…Yikes!

It's prom season and with it comes all the expense of going to the prom. The cost of everything continues to go up and the cost of going to the prom is no exception.

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Quincy Junior High School
Quincy Junior High School

Less Than 20% Respond to a Quincy Public School Survey

If you ever wanted to know why we keep hearing that our educational system is failing us, just read a Quincy Herald Whig article written by Ed Husar and published in last Sunday's paper. The article is headlined "Not Enough Parents Respond to Survey For State Report". The headline says it all.

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Jamie Squire
Jamie Squire

16th Annual 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament In Canton, MIssouri Saturday April 20

The Canton Community Athletic Association of Canton, MO will be sponsoring a 3 on 3 girls and boys basketball tournament for those between the ages 4 and 16.

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