Do you know anything about a contest to name Monroe School?
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Do you know anything about a contest to name Monroe School?

The school, which opened in 1959, was named Monroe after the Quincy School Board sought proposals from the public. Was it a contest? It doesn't appear so.

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What is the origin of the name of 'Milliners Alley' and its significance?
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What is the origin of the name of 'Milliners Alley' and its significance?

A Nov. 6, 1960, article in The Herald-Whig tried to find an answer but was unsuccessfulk. The narrow one-block street that runs east to west from Third to Fourth between State and Ohio was platted as "Milliners Alley."

Does the city plow roads in the Prairie Trail Shopping Center?
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Does the city plow roads in the Prairie Trail Shopping Center?

The roads you are referring to, including North 61st, are city streets. Jeffrey Conte, director of Utilities and Engineering for the city, said the city maintains the streets but is not responsible for the parking lots.

Will the new Adams County ambulance station have a tornado shelter?
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Will the new Adams County ambulance station have a tornado shelter?

You're correct. The room will be used as a tornado shelter. John Simon, interim director of the Adams County Ambulance Service, said the county rquested an emergency shelter in the design.

What will the new jail in Adams County be called?
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What will the new jail in Adams County be called?

Sheriff Brian VonderHaar knows there isn't an official name for the facility, but if he's out in the public, he refers to it as "the new Adams County law enforcement facility."

Could the old U.S. Army Reserve building be used as a fire station?
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Could the old U.S. Army Reserve building be used as a fire station?

The Lincoln-Douglas Reserve Center was dedicated on Oct. 13, 1958, with a crowd of about 3,000 people touring the facility.

Do you have information on a Quincy riverfront music venue from the '70s?
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Do you have information on a Quincy riverfront music venue from the '70s?

Though a local concert buff I checked with didn't attend the show you mention, he believes you are talking about Positively Front Street, a nightclub at 234 N. Front.

I heard that a Quincy mayor was once bitten by a lion. Is this true?
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I heard that a Quincy mayor was once bitten by a lion. Is this true?

The idea that a Quincy mayor was bitten by a lion likely makes many people smile, but obviously a lion bite could be quite serious and possibly fatal.

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When did Pepsi buy land from the state for a new truck staging area?

According to property records at the Adams County recorder's office, the tract of about 3.6 acres was sold in April for $20,750.

Why do we need four stoplights on Eighth Street between Maine and Broadway?
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Why do we need four stoplights on Eighth Street between Maine and Broadway?

It's fair to say that traffic signals at Eighth and Maine and Eigth and Broadway will not be considered for removal in the near future because both intersection have large traffic volumes.