Fair offers sophomores help with choosing career direction
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Fair offers sophomores help with choosing career direction

In high school, Illinois Conservation Police officer Eric Wheatley knew exactly what he wanted to be -- a veterinarian -- but a stint in the military led him to law enforcement. Wheatley presented Friday at the annual sophomore career fair in Quincy.

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Trail Blazer Day at JWCC has been a hit with parents, too
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Trail Blazer Day at JWCC has been a hit with parents, too

Billy Schaffer was confident Trail Blazer Day would be a success when John Wood Community College initiated the event three years ago. But it's how Trail Blazer Day has gradually gained its popularity that has been surprising to him.

Board buys fifth K-5 school site
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Board buys fifth K-5 school site

The Quincy School Board finalized buying the fifth, and final, site for a new K-5 elementary school.

Decision to table Baldwin site design could jeopardize school construction schedule
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Decision to table Baldwin site design could jeopardize school construction schedule

A Quincy School Board vote Wednesday night to table a schematic design for the new elementary school at the Baldwin site could jeopardize a construction timeline to have all K-5 students in new schools by the fall of 2019.

Quincy teacher takes spin on 'Wheel of Fortune'
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Quincy teacher takes spin on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Ben Dombroski of Quincy will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" in an episode being broadcast Saturday. Dombroski is a high school math teacher who enjoys spending time with his friends and running in his free time.

Quincy School Board adopts K-5 boundary plan for new schools
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Quincy School Board adopts K-5 boundary plan for new schools

The Quincy School Board adopted a plan Wednesday night proposed by the Boundary Advisory Task Force that assigns students to the five new elementary schools.

Baldwin site schematic design raises questions
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Baldwin site schematic design raises questions

Quincy Public Schools' Building Committee recommends moving forward with the schematic design for the K-5 elementary school at the Baldwin site, but questions remain about how to route traffic and pay for the project.

Groundbreakings at two elementary sites mark new beginning
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Groundbreakings at two elementary sites mark new beginning

Quincy Public Schools officials used the first day of spring to mark a new beginning in the effort to build five new K-5 buildings.

QPS closes in on goal in midyear testing
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QPS closes in on goal in midyear testing

Students in Quincy Public Schools continue to move closer to reaching a district goal of scoring at or above the 50th percentile in math and reading as measured by the MAP Insights Report.

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QPS plans closer look at year-end fund balances

Quincy Public Schools Treasurer Ryan Whicker plans to take a closer look this week at projected year-end balances for the School District.