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Simon named director of Adams County Ambulance

John Simon, who has been interim director of the Adams County Ambulance Service for seven months, was named director during a special meeting of the Adams County Ambulance Board late Friday afternoon.

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Committee recommends water plant improvements, not new facility

Improvements should be made to the current Quincy water treatment plant instead of considering a new plant. This was the consensus of a Joint Finance/Utility Committee meeting Wednesday where members reviewed both options.

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Civic Center Authority approves tourism grant for statewide conference

The Quincy Civic Center Authoirty approved a grant Wedneday to assiste a three-day statewide conference next year at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.

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Former Higbee School demolished, cleanup finished

The former Higbee School site has been cleared, and the Pittsfield City Council voted Tuesday night to rezone it as a residential property.

Marion County Commission OKs transmission project
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Marion County Commission OKs transmission project

The Marion County Commission on Monday gave its assent to allow Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois to build the proposed 100-mile Mark Twain Transmission Project across five counties in Northeast Missouri.

Family trust gives funds to Quincy to give lifesaving care to animals
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Family trust gives funds to Quincy to give lifesaving care to animals

The City Council adopted an ordinance Monday night that will amend the city of Quincy's fiscal 2018 budget by increasing spending by $61,800 -- the amount a family trust donated to the city to provide lifesaving care for animals.

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Quincy Park District expends financial assistance program for first time

The Quincy Park District has seen an increase in requests for financial assistance this year, and commissioners and staff aren't complaining.

City expecting revenue shortfalls from changes in state budget
Local Government

City expecting revenue shortfalls from changes in state budget

Financial projections show the city of Quincy could see revenue cuts that could top $800,000 by next year.

Park District to discuss future at annual retreat
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Park District to discuss future at annual retreat

Quincy Park Board commissioners are set to review priorities for the Park District in future years. The board will meet Monday at the district's administrative office for its annual retreat.

New water treatment plant to be discussed as part of improvement options
Local Government

New water treatment plant to be discussed as part of improvement options

A decision on moving forward on applications for more than $11 million of low-interest loans for improvements to Quincy's water and wastewater treatment plants will be on hold for at least two more weeks to allow for more discussion.