Admiral Coontz Recreation Center to be site of Teen Health Fair Saturday

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Teenagers can learn about healthy lifestyle choices while having fun at a teen fair Saturday. The 26th annual Teen Health Fair will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with 36 booths present and providing information to the teens. There also will be a disc jockey with music, a photo booth, free prizes for…

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The bald cypress is one tough tree

MACOMB, Ill. — Don’t you wish you knew then what you know now? Speaking from experience, when I first began studying plants, people would ask me lots of gardening or landscaping questions. Did I as a first-year student know the answer? No. Did I pretend to? Yes. It must be human nature as a young…

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DAILY DIRT: What is actually more entertaining, the Super Bowl or the prop bets surrounding it?

Rihanna has had 14 No. 1 songs, so those wagers involving her might be a bit tricky … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 516 of The Daily Dirt. 1. At times, the Super Bowl itself becomes almost secondary to all of the elements and hype surrounding it.  One of my favorite…

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Quincy getting $4 million state loan for wastewater treatment

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has announced the City of Quincy has received a $4 million loan for wastewater treatment to reduce sewer overflows being discharged into the Mississippi River. Quincy will use the funding for Phase 2 of a three-phase project. The project will include improvements to increase excess flow treatment of the…

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Quincy couple pleads guilty to Jan. 6 related charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two years after being arrested, a Quincy couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Christina Gerding and Jason Gerding pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating and picketing inside the Capitol building. They will be sentenced on May 16 and could face…

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Yohn frustrated as he debates multiple motions with judge during hearing; no trial date set

QUINCY — A Springfield man defending himself in a November 2021 sexual assault case complained and argued about multiple motions during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court, but he left the courtroom mostly unsatisfied after 90-plus minutes. Bradley Yohn, 35, is defending himself against charges of home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular…

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Hannibal attorney will go to trial on charges of tampering with a victim

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The preliminary hearing on Wednesday in the case against Hannibal attorney Tyler White, who is accused of attempting to tamper with a victim in a felony prosecution, will move forward to trial on a date to be announced. White allegedly approached Kaylee O’Toole before a preliminary hearing on June 13 in a…

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Public invited to see latest in knee replacement technology at Blessing Health Center open house

QUINCY — It’s estimated as many as 1.5 million total knee replacements will be done in the United States this year. As demand has increased due to an aging population and growing obesity epidemic, so has the technology used. Blessing Health invites the public to see the latest in knee replacement technology during a public…

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QPD Blotter for Feb. 1, 2023

Dustin Gillaspie, 31, of Quincy for Retail Theft at 5211 Broadway. NTA 122 Anthony Baker (53) 1122 North 6th St. Quincy, IL for domestic battery at that address. Lodged. 101 Ryan Miller, 19, Payson for Expired Registraion. NTA 122 Molly Mixer (20) 7717 Ewbanks Road Fowler, IL expired registration at 30th and Broadway. PTC. 122…

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Maya Mexican Restaurant must pay $42,000 after U.S. Department of Labor investigation

QUINCY — Maya Mexican Restaurant, 4420 Broadway, must pay $42,000 in unpaid wages, damages and penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in which the business shortchanged the pay of 11 workers of overtime and minimum wage for a two-year period. U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage…

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Prisoner in Adams County Jail now facing felony charge after failed escape Sunday night

QUINCY — A prisoner in the Adams County Jail has been charged with attempted escape after failing in a Sunday night venture. Ian Havermale, 36, has been charged with escape of a felon from a penal institution and criminal damage less than $10,000 to government property, both Class 3 felonies. Public Defender Shelby Hoiness has…

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Brown County Sheriff’s Department blotter for Jan. 24-29, 2023

On 01/25/2023 at 4:29 AM Samuel D. Hetrick of Roodhouse was traveling South Bound on Il 99 @ 300N, left the roadway due to icy conditions and struck the guard rail.  Damage to the vehicle was over $1500.00 and no injuries were reported.  On 01/27/2023 at 7:30 AM Madison F. Gregory of Meredosia was traveling on…

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Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club donates $1,000 to Foster Adopt Connect

HANNIBAL, Mo. — President-elect Cassie Smith recently presented a check on behalf of the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club for $1,000 to Tamitha Ague, branch director for Foster Adopt Connect. These funds will be used to help provide clothing, food, toys and other necessary items to foster children and to support their foster parents in…

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DAILY MUDDY: Preparing for the big game and Valentine’s Day at The Liquor Booth

Ashley and Brittany stop by The Liquor Booth to get ready for pregame with Chad Duesterhaus. The Liquor Booth is also hosting a Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day Kickoff event, starting at 3 p.m. on Feb. 10. Wine and other spirits will be available for tasting.

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Memorial Hospital welcomes alcohol, drug counselor to behavioral health team

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Jake Harvey has joined the behavioral health team at Memorial Medical Clinic in Carthage as a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Harvey has been in the substance use recovery field since 2015. Harvey helped with the Hancock County Drug Court, where he became certified through the state and served as a substance…

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Weeds adapt to fight back against herbicides

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Weeds today aren’t like “what Mom used to make,” says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Today’s weeds know how to fight back against long-used herbicides and adapt in ways that spell trouble in production agriculture, says Bradley. Officially, Missouri already has 11 different herbicide-resistant weed species. Waterhemp and Palmer…

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DAILY DIRT: Back in the day, was there anything better than a trip to the mall?

I wonder how many of us once went to a mall to buy Crocs? … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 515 of The Daily Dirt. 1. A few days ago I saw an article about “30 Things Boomers Think Are Still Cool.” Being a Boomer myself — in fact, a proud…

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Judge denies continuance, sets Feb. 14 as start of trial for former nightclub owner who allegedly assaulted QU student

QUINCY — Judge Mark Vincent denied a request for a continuance in the case of the former owner of a Quincy nightclub accused of assaulting a Quincy University student in April 2021. He then set Feb. 14 as the start of what is expected to be a four-day trial. Steven Homan appeared in Adams County…

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Springfield attorney to assist with defense of Quincy man in 2019 murder case

QUINCY — A 2019 murder case that has been delayed multiple times because of changes in defense attorneys took a step forward Tuesday afternoon when a new attorney entered an appearance. Carlos Williams, 58, appeared in a wheelchair for the first time in Adams County Circuit Court with attorney Nick Rober before Judge Tad Brenner.…

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Hannibal School District to hold educational meeting for parents next week regarding Signs of Suicide training for students

Hannibal, Mo – This spring, all students from Hannibal Middle School and Hannibal High school will have the opportunity to receive one evidence-informed training session that has grade level adapted content to help students enhance their awareness and understanding of different facets of mental health.  Parents will have the option to choose whether their students…

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GREDF releases housing surveys, seeks public input

QUINCY — The Great River Economic Development Foundation, in partnership with Adams County, the City of Quincy and the Housing and Community Advisors, is looking for public participation to assess the housing and rental market in Adams County. GREDF received the Research in Illinois to Spur Economic Recovery grant in September 2022 from the Illinois…

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Pritzker announces end of state COVID-19 disaster proclamation

CHICAGO — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the state’s public health emergency will end on May 11, aligning the state with the federal government’s decision to end the national public health emergency. Ensuring Illinois’ and the federal government’s health emergencies were linked brought in additional federal funding and expanded healthcare access for residents across the state.…

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Bench trial set for early May for Quincy woman charged with killing four in August 2020 crash

QUINCY — A Quincy woman facing four counts of first-degree murder after a 2020 accident killed four people has chosen to have a bench trial, which has been set for May 1-3. Natasha McBride, 39, appeared in Adams County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning with her attorney, Public Defender Todd Nelson, before Judge Tad Brenner.…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from Jan. 23-27, 2023

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Connor D. Cramsey and Hannah J. Cramsey of Quincy sold a residence at 1611 Ohio in…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 30, 2023

Lisa Freeman, Coatsburg, for Arrest Warrant Possession of Meth. Lodged 122 Tyler R. Smith (25) West Point, Illinois FTA DWLS, FTA Speeding, DWLS, Suspended Registration, Operate Uninsured Vehicle, lodged 147 Michael G. Peters (68) Quincy, Illinois for Expired Registration, NTA, 107 Paulla L. Meyer (39) Ursa, Illinois for Operate Uninsured Vehicle, Disregard Stop Sign, and…

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Letter to the Editor: Story about ’56 Chevy was insightful and compelling

I have been a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., for 35 years. I enjoyed a recent article written about Vic and Bing Welper and the ’56 Chevy that was purchased. It was a great human interest story that demonstrated the love, respect and admiration a son has for his father and automobile. Additionally, my father, Jack…

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HPD Blotter for Jan. 30, 2023

2023-001856, 01/30/2023 @ 00:21:47, 4839 McMasters Ave , Hannibal Nature of Complaint Alarm – Burglar   Officer Assigned 035 Tripp, A M    Entered By C85 Venker, M S Adult Involve Burglar Alarm 01/30/2023Adult Compl. Burglar Alarm 01/30/2023          Public Narrative An alarm was reported at 4839 McMasters. 2023-001857, 01/30/2023 @ 01:23:41, Market St Lindell, Hannibal Nature of Complaint Traffic Stop   Officer Assigned 022 Benn, D J    Entered By C67 Chavez, M BG Adult…

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Quincy Community Theatre announces ‘Disney’s Moana, Jr.’ Discovery Night; tickets now on sale

QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre will have an interactive Discovery Night event for its upcoming production of “Disney’s Moana, Jr.” at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Quincy Community Theatre. Discovery Night is open to the public. There is no cost to attend. Registration is not required. Attendees may optionally RSVP to the event on…

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DAILY DIRT: It’s time for a ‘Name That Tune’ revival, not to mention ‘Sports Jeopardy!’ and ‘Supermarket Sweep’

And just like that, January is gone. It’s hard to believe February arrives in matter of hours … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 514 of The Daily Dirt. 1. I’ve always loved TV game shows, starting with “Jeopardy!” and “You Don’t Say” way back in the early 1960s. Which brings me…

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Are my seeds still good? Testing seed germination

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Have you ever found a packet of seeds lying around and wondered if you could grow them? Every year when I get ready to start seeds, I inevitably find a half-full packet or a packet I forgot to plant altogether. Unfortunately, as seeds get older, their germination rate decreases. Fortunately, there is…

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DAILY MUDDY: JWCC’s Truck Driver Training, Wild Quincy and C-SC’s Bandana Project

Ashley Conrad talks to Chris Koetters about JWCC’s upcoming Truck Driver Training Open House as well as his Wild Quincy podcast. She also chats with Jill Miller from Culver-Stockton about The Bandana Project, which is bringing awareness to college suicides.

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License plate reader cameras sent back to committee

QUINCY — After holding to public meetings to discuss the topic of license plate reader cameras, the Quincy City Council’s Police Aldermanic Committee will discuss it some more. Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates made the recommendation to aldermen at Monday night’s council meeting for a two-year $117,600 lease from Flock Safety for 20 cameras, hardware…

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Insurance rep meeting with city employees who still have coverage issues

QUINCY — Mayor Mike Troup told the Quincy City Council a representative of Coalition Health is in town all week to meet with any city employees who may still be having problems with their insurance coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield handles the primary plan and Coalition Health is the secondary provider. Open enrollment information provided…

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Four more arrested in connection to death of Hannibal man found on Lyon Street last week

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Four more have been charged in connection to the death of a Hannibal man that occurred on last Wednesday, Jan. 25. On Saturday, four warrants were issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging the following subjects: Braden Chestnutt, 19, Assault 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree Chad Elliott, 20,…

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Sunshine Law violations by attorney general’s office under Hawley could cost Missouri $300K

Following a Missouri judge’s determination that the attorney general’s office “knowingly and purposefully” violated the state’s open records law while it was being run by now-U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, plaintiffs in the case say they are owed more than $300,000 in legal fees.  In November, Cole County Judge Jon Beetem determined the attorney general’s office violated…

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Missouri attorney general calls for Columbia Public Schools staff to resign after drag show incident

COLUMBIA, Mo. — On the radio program 93.9 The Eagle’s “Wake up Mid-Missouri” with Branden Rathert and 104.5 NewsRadio KWOS, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey called for the resignation of some Columbia Public Schools officials after sending school children the 2023 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration that included a drag show presentation that took place on…

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Monroe City student wins best of show at Quincy Art Center’s 49th annual high school art competition

QUINCY — Quincy Art Center recently announced the winners of its 49th annual high school student art competition, and a piece called “Indefinite” from Kaitlyn Spence of Monroe City High School was selected as best of show. A total of 375 submissions were received for this competition, open to high school artists in grades 9-12…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 29, 2023

Jaden Briscoe,20, Quincy, for Trespassing at 2925 Whewell Ave. on 1/29/23. NTA 146 Shelbie Redd,31, Quincy, for Violation of OP at 2816 Vermont on 1/29/23. Ldoged 155 Daniel Noe,41, Quincy, for Battery and Threatening a Public Offical at 443 South 5th on 1/28/23. Lodged. 162 Shane Miller,44, Quincy, for Expired Registration at 48th and Broadway…

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Mardi Gras party on Feb. 18 to benefit Quincy Catholic Elementary School Foundation

QUINCY — The Gentleman, one of Quincy’s premier bands, will play at a Mardi Gras party tobenefit the Quincy Catholic Elementary School Foundation. The celebration will be from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at The Armory, 416 Jersey. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at ticketstripe.com/MardisGras23. A cash bar will be available. at…

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Quincy Public Schools starting process to implement bookbag searches at elementary schools

QUINCY — Quincy Public Schools officials will begin this week educating students in the city’s five elementary schools about what future bookbag searches and screenings will look like. This decision, announced Monday by Superintendent Todd Pettit, was made in reaction to Friday’s incident involving a Baldwin Elementary School student who had an unloaded airsoft gun…

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HPD Blotter for Jan. 29, 2023

2023-001818, 01/29/2023 @ 02:28:37, 1811 Pleasant St , Hannibal Nature of Complaint 911 Open Line   Officer Assigned 036 Uppinghouse, D M    Entered By C46 Reynolds, S M Adult Compl. 911 Open Line 01/29/2023Adult Involve 911 Open Line 01/29/2023          Public Narrative 911 Open line reported at 1811 Pleasant St. 2023-001819, 01/29/2023 @ 04:52:46, Highway 36 EB W Harrison Hill, Hannibal Nature of Complaint Traffic Hazard   Officer Assigned 022 Benn, D…

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Access Food Project receives $7,000 grant from Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — The Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County recently gave a $7,000 grant to the Access Food Project as part of its FY23 Healthy Community Grant competitive grant program, which annually selects projects that most effectively demonstrate the ability to impact Pike County’s most pressing physical, emotional, and social health needs. The…

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Lewis County GOP hosting Lincoln Day dinner with Kris “Tanto” Paronto

The Lewis County Central Republican Committee will be hosting its annual Lincoln Day dinner event with special guest Kris “Tanto” Paronto, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Caldwell Building in Canton, MO. Kris, or “Tanto,” as he is known in security contracting circles, is a former Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment…

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Truck driver training program at JWCC to have open house Feb. 6

QUINCY — The truck driver training program at John Wood Community College will have an open house at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Koch’s Lane. The open house is free and open to the public. Representatives will share how the program has revised its training in response to new…

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Boost profits by frost seeding legumes now

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Add legumes to fescue and other cool-season pastures at the right time to add pounds and profits to cattle. The right time is when pastures are frozen and snow-covered, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts. Snow makes the seeds easier to see. Seeding on frozen ground also lessens…

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‘It is night and day’: Officers with three police departments sing praises of Flock Safety cameras

QUINCY — The Quincy City Council could vote Monday night on the approval of entering a two-year contract with Flock Safety for the leasing of 20 fixed location license place reader cameras to be installed around the city for $117,600.  Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, made the proposal, which is on the…

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Fives are wild, the spiders are biting, and I’m rubbing somebody wrong

Fives were wild and I had two of them along with a pair of Kings. I threw two chips in with caution to the wind. My leg twitched a little as I did. It was two days after returning from our honeymoon, and we were in the basement for a poker night with friends from…

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DAILY DIRT: ‘I will never give in to old age until I become old — and I’m not old yet’

Daily Dirt for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 Is it possible some of our jukebox heroes are really this old? … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 513 of The Daily Dirt. 1. There are more than 40 major rock stars 72 years and older who are still out touring and recording.  Today…

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Replacing Illinois institution as secretary of state, Giannoulias makes modernization push

SPRINGFIELD — For newly sworn-in Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, customer service is the central mission as he assumes the state’s second-largest constitutional office, replacing the man who had held it for nearly a quarter century. “Modernization and bringing new technology is going to be at the forefront of everything we do,” Giannoulias said in…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 28, 2023

Everett J Fowler (36) of Quincy, arrested for Domestic Battery in the 500 Block of Adams. Lodged 136 Melinda R Cox (43) of Quincy, arrested for FTA Driving While License Suspended in the 600 block of Broadway. Lodged 120 Anthony L Baker (52) Burlington Ia for Driving While License Revoked and Expired Registration at 6th…

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Augusta man charged with two counts of child pornography, seven counts of sexual abuse

AUGUSTA, Ill. — An Augusta man has been charged with two counts of child pornography and seven counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  After a lengthy investigation by deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, charges were filed Friday, Jan. 27 against Marcus D. Hiland. He turned himself in at the sheriff’s office on the…

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Quincy Community Theatre holds annual QUILTAs award ceremony

QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre recently held its annual QUILTAs award ceremony at The Corinthian Event Center in Quincy. The QUILTAs, or Quincy Little Theatre Awards, have been awarded since 1970. They recognize volunteers whose unique talents contribute to the mission of QCT. Award winners were recognized for their work in the 2022 season. QCT…

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Movie trivia night on Feb. 18 to benefit Quincy Concert Band

QUINCY — Members of the Quincy Concert Band are inviting people to test their knowledge of movie trivia on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Eagles Lodge, 3737 N. Fifth. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the trivia contest beginning at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $100 for a table of up to eight players.…

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Hannibal Area String Orchestra rehearsals to begin Saturday; new members welcome

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Area String Orchestra will begin rehearsing for their spring 2023 concert Saturday, Feb. 4. Individuals wishing to become members are welcome to join the group at the first rehearsal. The organization is made up the Beginning String Orchestra, Intermediate String Orchestra and the Advanced String Orchestra directed by Katie Schisler…

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Daily Dirt: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm … a name is a name is name

Daily Dirt for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 If I would have had another daughter, I think Sunday Molly would be a great choice. Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 512 of The Daily Dirt. 1. I’ve always been fascinated with names. In particular, first names. The fact I have a daughter named…

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Pierceall: Maybe some things never were meant to be finished

You know what the greatest thing is about being really good at your job? You get to do it enough for five people. That’s suuuuuuuch a great feeling … We’ve all been in that kind of a situation, the kind that reminds you of some cheesy action flick where the townspeople are telling you, “Oh…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 27, 2023

Patrick Smith,48, Quincy, for Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Expired Registration, and FTA- Vandalism. Lodged 146 Matthew Irish,28, Quincy, for Expired Registration at 48th and Broadway on 1/27/23. PTC 155 Datarius Burris,25, Quincy, for an outstanding Adams County warrant for Unlawful Violation of OP. Lodged 112 Myra A Biswell, 19, Quincy, for shoplifting at 5211…

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Blessing-Rieman expands direct transfer degree option

QUINCY — People with completed college credits can earn a four-year healthcare degree from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Quincy in as little as two years. The college has expanded its direct transfer option for a bachelor of science degree to include radiologic sciences and respiratory care, as well as its nursing…

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Applications available for students to receive $500 scholarship from Pike County sheriff

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding more than $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2023-24 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution…

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Letter to the Editor: Dade is talking about equity, while administration is talking about equality

I enjoyed reading Mr. Gough’s article on Mr. Dade speaking to the QHS School Board. It was very well written and is a topic that needs to be discussed. In my opinion, Mr. Dade is talking about equity, while the administration is talking about equality, which we all know are two separate things. Equity in…

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Daily Dirt: Dove, Mr. Goodbar and Starburst the best of the rest? 

Daily Dirt for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 Today’s most fascinating note, at least to me, might involve Hershey’s Kisses. Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 511 of The Daily Dirt. 1. Dozens of candy bars are on the shelves of local supermarkets to choose from when you have a hankering for a…

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Blessing Health offering free diabetes screening Monday, cholesterol screening March 16 at Horizons

QUINCY — Two no-cost health screenings will be available at Horizons, 224 S. Eighth, in partnership with Blessing Health. The first event will be a no-cost A1C screening from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. No appointment is required. Those attending the screening should enter the Horizons building through the door near Eighth Street. The…

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Brown County Sheriff’s Department blotter from Jan. 17-21, 2023

On 01/19/2023 at 5:50 AM Kristen J. Castro of Versailles struck a deer on Court Street @ 650N Ave.  Damage to the vehicle was over $1500.00 and no injuries were reported.  On 01/17/2023 at 6:03 AM Biviano F. Favela Jr.  of Virginia received a citation for Speeding 80/55 MPH Zone on Hazeldell Rd. and given a court…

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Superintendent says additional security measures to be implemented after student takes airsoft gun on bus

QUINCY — A Baldwin Elementary School student who had an unloaded airsoft gun on a school bus Friday afternoon faces disciplinary action, and Superintendent Todd Pettit said he will be working with the Quincy Public Schools’ security department to implement additional security measures in all public schools beginning Monday. In a press release, Pettit said…

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Hannibal teacher placed on administrative leave

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Susan Johnson, Superintendent of Hannibal Public Schools, announced Friday in a public release that Gretchen O’Bryan, teacher at Early Childhood Center, was placed on paid administrative leave due to an issue reported of a physical nature.  The Division of Family Services has completed an investigation and determined the report to be unfounded…

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Bluhm named United Way executive director

QUINCY — The United Way of Adams County board of directors has taken the “interim” tag off and Nancy Bluhm has been officially named as the organization’s new executive director effective today.  “We are excited to add someone with Nancy’s  experience and leadership skills to direct our organization’s positive impact on the community,” says Ryan Whicker,…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 26, 2023

Tyrone Quick, 48, Quincy for FTA Possession of License/Stamp/Permit. Lodged 176 Brittany Tangman, 32, of Quincy for Registration Suspended and Unisured Vehicle. NTA 135 Allisan Milligan, 29, of Quincy for Following to Closely. PTC 135 Jeffrey D. Wills (34) Carlinville, Illinois for Fighting, NTA, 144. Tony L. Taylor (41) for FTA Forgery and FTA Unlawful…

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Hannibal-LaGrange to hold second Scarlet and Blue Auction on May 19

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal-LaGrange University will hold its second annual Scarlet and Blue Auction on Friday, May 19, in the Roland Fine Arts Center. Doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. The silent auction ends at 7 p.m., and the live auction will start. Heavy appetizers will be served throughout…

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Hannibal man arrested in connection to death of man found Wednesday night in middle of Lyon Street

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of another Hannibal man on Wednesday night. A warrant was issued Thursday in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Howard J. Rickey, 41, with assault in the first degree and resisting arrest for a felony.  Officers with the Hannibal…

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317 Immunization Program offered at Adams, Pike County health departments

QUINCY — The 317 Immunization Program has played a critical role in achieving national immunization coverage targets and reductions in disease for more than 50 years. The Adams and Pike County health departments are now offering TDAP and shingles vaccines under the 317 Immunization Program. This program is available for adults, ages 19 and older,…

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DAILY DIRT: Phobias, anyone? And can we talk about maggots, mites and flies?

Daily Dirt for Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 After you read thought No. 2 today, I think it’s probably safe to say we will all be inspecting what we eat just a little bit closer from now on … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 510 of The Daily Dirt. 1. So, what…

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Clarksville’s Eagle Days to celebrate iconic American symbol on Jan. 28-29

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Clarksville Eagle Days, an annual event that celebrates an iconic American symbol, will he held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29. Eagle Days activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in Riverfront Park, the downtown area of Clarksville and The Apple Shed along Highway 79 at the south edge…

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Fifteen QHS students to participate as Illinois All-State musicians at Illinois Music Educators Association Convention

QUINCY — More than 10,000 students from elementary, junior high and high schools around Illinois participated in a virtual audition process in 2022. Of those auditions, more than 7,000 students were selected to participate in district festivals celebrating student musicians in bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles. Students in grades 10-12 who participated in the…

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Drakes Steak and Ale in Hannibal: the restaurant business has changed since COVID

HANNIBAL, Mo. — If you’ve ever hoped to meet Drake from Drakes Steak and Ale it might not be who you would expect. That’s because it’s a duck. The name was sparked by a love of wildlife. “We get asked all the time who Drake is and if they can meet him, but he’s not…

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Four arrests made after Hancock County deputies make traffic stop

CARTHAGE, Ill. — A Carthage man was arrested Wednesday night for possession of methamphetamine and obstructing justice. Deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Buchanan and Marion in Carthage at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey J. Schofield, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine…

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HPD Blotter for Jan. 25, 2023

2023-001588, 01/25/2023 @ 00:54:03, 2420 Chestnut St , Hannibal Nature of Complaint Domestic Disturbance   Officer Assigned 022 Benn, D J    Entered By C67 Chavez, M BG Adult Female Compl. Domestic (No Crime) 01/25/2023Involve Domestic (No Crime) 01/25/2023Adult Male Involve Domestic (No Crime) 01/25/2023          Public Narrative Domestic Disturbance 2420 Chestnut St.  2023-001589, 01/25/2023 @ 01:44:13, 3502 Arapaho St , Hannibal Nature of Complaint 911 Hang Up   Officer Assigned 039 Lakenburger, C…

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Illinois State Police look to consolidate federal gun ban challenges

Illinois State Police are looking to consolidate several federal cases challenging Illinois’ gun ban into one. The Crawford County state-level case filed earlier this month was the first case to be filed in state court after Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted the ban on more than 170 semi-automatic guns and magazines over a certain capacity. The…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County for Jan. 16-20, 2023

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Scott Runquist of Plymouth, Ill., sold a residence at 1016 Kentucky in Quincy to Correy Estelle…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 25, 2023

Shawn La Lond, 32, of Quincy for FTA Stealing. Lodged 131 Delaun Elliott, 35, of Quincy for FTA Unisured Vehicle and Unlicensed. Lodged 250 Trajaun Williams, 23, of Quincy for No Valid Drivers License. NTA 112 Vincent Dipiero, 44, of Quincy for Expired Registration. PTC 112 Danielle Graham, of Quincy for Suspended Registration. NTA 262…

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DAILY DIRT: If you call in sick to work, make sure that excuse is solid

And on a sad note, we’ll soon be saying good-bye to “NCIS: Los Angeles” … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 511 of The Daily Dirt. 1. Sometimes, you just need a day off work, right? You just need to stay home and watch Oprah, or maybe sleep. Whatever the reason, we’ve…

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‘Teen Takeover’ high school art exhibit to open Saturday at Quincy Art Center

QUINCY — Quincy Art Center invites the public to “Teen Takeover,” a high school art exhibit, on Saturday, Jan. 28. Viewing of the artwork will be from 1-3 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. when cash awards and scholarships from visiting universities will be presented. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Zoup.…

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Quincy Medical Group offering series to help parents, caregivers get real about raising kids

QUINCY — Quincy Medical Group is helping parents and caregivers navigate some of the more challenging moments of raising kids with a free informational series called “Real Talk,” led by behavioral health therapist Christina Helm. Parents and caregivers of kids in kindergarten through young adulthood are invited to join the conversation virtually or in person.…

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QHS basketball parent says girls team is being short-changed

QUINCY— Mike Dade said he just wants his daughter to have the same high school basketball experience that his son had. Dade spoke at Wednesday night’s Quincy School Board meeting and said the district “doesn’t support the (Quincy High School) girls basketball program as it should.” “A reasonable effort to address this problem would begin…

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Schrand, Koscielski honored by Quincy School Board

For the second year in a row, the Quincy School Board recognized former educators with the district’s Legend Award. The late teacher, coach and principal Paul Koscielski and former teacher and principal Melanie Schrand are this year’s recipients. Koscielski’s career spanned more than 30 years and all levels of the Quincy Public School system, working…

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Hannibal girl having birthday fundraiser to benefit Northeast Missouri Humane Shelter

Maddi holds Sheila currently up for adoption at the Northeast Missouri Humane Shelter. She is a one-year-old domestic short hair and should not be kept with dogs.

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Madi Weatherford has not asked for a birthday gift since she was 5 years old. Instead of receiving her own presents, Madi would rather see the happy faces — and maybe receive a few licks— from the dogs and cats at the Northeast Missouri Humane Shelter as she collects all of her…

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Dot Foods helps Beardstown couple launch food pantry; volunteers now needed

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. — Beardstown residents have worked for almost two years to start a food pantry. A ribbon cutting and open house was held on Friday, Jan. 13. The Beardstown Food Pantry, 121 E. Second, is open from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. The food pantry entrance is off Main Street at the rear of the…

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QPD Blotter for Jan. 24, 2023

Annelise Jenkins, 19, of Quincy for Shoplifting at 5211 Broadway. NTA 146 Kailey Goodwin, 18, of Quincy for Fail to Reduce Speed. PTC 155 Stephen Uzelac, 63, VA, Stop Sign. PTC 112 Jamar R Washington, 26, Quincy, was arrested on a ticket on file for shoplifting from an incident on 10/30/2022 at 1501 South 12th.…

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