Thirty years ago I took my 6 year old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and as chance would have it one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 29 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing.
This Monday morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. officers from the Quincy Police Department responded to Blessing Hospital for a report of a subject who had arrived by private vehicle to their facility with a gunshot wound.
As time passes, you would think it would get easier to talk about the loss of a friend. Well, it isn’t easier and maybe that’s good. I don’t want to forget John Tripp, not only for our close friendship, but for everything he did for others.
How many of you have seen an event elsewhere and have said we need to have that in Quincy. I bet most of you have had that thought over the years. So why not make it happen? If I can do it, you can too.
Please allow me to be a little repetitive with my remarks this week, but I feel I must do so. Months ago I discussed my feelings on where the Adams County Ambulances in Quincy should be housed and my thought process has not changed at all.
Twenty-eight years ago I took my 6-year-old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and, as chance would have it, one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 28 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing.
Last week it was revealed that the Adams County Ambulance Board has proposed building a structure for the three ambulances and crews in Quincy on property at both Eighth and Oak or Ninth and College after the service leaves its current space at Blessing Hospital's 14th Street campus by the end …