Park Board approves irrigation design work at Westview Golf Course, denies $25,000 donation to Riverfront Corporation

QUINCY — The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday night to spend $55,000 for irrigation design at Westview Golf Course. Rome Frericks, executive director of the Park District, met with three irrigation design firms last year and recommended the services of Les Hill, an irrigation consultant from Navasota, Texas, who has been designing…

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Finding reasons to install new irrigation system at Westview Golf Course is easy, but finding way to pay for it is not

QUINCY — Quincy has one of the finest public golf courses in the Midwest, and Quincy Park District officials know a major expense is coming if it hopes to maintain the 27-hole course for future generations. Finding a way to pay for it won’t be simple. Rome Frericks, executive director of the Park District, and…

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Sale of bicycle collection leads to $40,000 donation for development of Bill Klingner Trail

QUINCY — Donnie Weinberg’s passion for bicycling now will help future bicyclists in Quincy. Family members sold about 60 of Weinberg’s bicycles after his death in May 2016, and on Thursday, the family used those proceeds to make a $40,000 donation to the Quincy Park District Foundation.  Rome Frericks, executive director for the Quincy Park…

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‘This is a game-changer’: Restoration of Quincy Bay gets $33 million from Senate Appropriations Committee

QUINCY — The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has given tentative approval to allocating $33 million to fully fund projects in the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program, including the restoration of Quincy Bay. A joint press release from U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois on Tuesday announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced…

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Attempt to address decline in rounds at Westview didn’t live up to billing

QUINCY — When Tristan Wood, an administrative assistant with the Quincy Park District, finished his report that claimed to address the declining number of rounds played at Westview Golf Course, president Roger Leenerts asked the Board of Commissioners at its Wednesday meeting if anyone had questions. John Frankenhoff responded quickly. “I have a question for…

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