Local Government

Plan Commission forwards two proposals to City Council

Plans for an Internet-based business at 520 S. 21st won the endorsement of the Quincy Plan Commission on Tuesday night.

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County seeks to add engineering firm to demolition cost lawsuit
Local Government

County seeks to add engineering firm to demolition cost lawsuit

Adams County will be filing a third-party claim against a Quincy architecture and engineering firm that officials say approved change orders for the demolition of buildings in the footprint of the new county jail without approval.

Canton officials might renovate City Hall rather than buy second building
Local Government

Canton officials might renovate City Hall rather than buy second building

The city of Canton is favoring a proposal to renovate the existing City Hall rather than move some city offices to a different location. However, city officials could change their mind if bids for the renovation work come in higher than expected.

Quincy committee looks for ways to cut costs on curbside services
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Quincy committee looks for ways to cut costs on curbside services

A newly formed committee discussed some of the possible cost-saving tweaks for three of Quincy's curbside services Monday night but admitted there might not be a single solution to trim combined costs of nearly $2.7 million.

Marion County Commission agrees to forgive back taxes on former hospital property
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Marion County Commission agrees to forgive back taxes on former hospital property

The Marion County Commission on Monday agreed to transfer the county's share of any accumulated back taxes and penalties from the former St. Elizabeth Hospital into the Hannibal property's redevelopment as an apartment complex for seniors.

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk
Local Government

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk

Pike County Circuit Clerk Debbie Dugan recently said she will be leaving her position at the end of the month.
Dugan, who is in her 14th year in the office, has accepted another position.

Local Government

Bidding, construction delayed for next Klingner Trail expansion

Bidding for the expansion of the Bill Klingner Trail between 18th and 24th streets has been pushed back another two months after a design change was required.

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner
Local Government

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner

Public pushback against enforcement of the an indigent death policy apparently has manifested itself in violence against the Adams County coroner. Jim Keller said he was driving the coroner vehicle last Thursday when someone threw a rock through his open window, striking him in the head.

Hannibal News

Hannibal BPW board reviews proposed water rates to offset new filtration system costs

Board members of the Hannibal Board of Public Works got a first look at proposed rate changes during the BPW's monthly meeting Tuesday. Water rates would increase by 59 percent for the average residential customer over the next five years.

Hannibal to replace Mark Twain lighthouse entirely, with new lighting component
Hannibal News

Hannibal to replace Mark Twain lighthouse entirely, with new lighting component

Last May the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse would undergo its first major renovation since 1994.
Plans have changed: The lighthouse will be replaced entirely.