Bulger tells Scouting audience about being prepared
Quincy News

Bulger tells Scouting audience about being prepared

Former St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger had a long speech prepared for the Sporting Clays for Scouting event, but decided instead to keep it short. "Now that I'm here with you. I can see you're a lot like me," Bulger said.

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Kids vs. Fish tournament slated for May 20 at lake in Kahoka

Tony Kincaid has noticed something wonderful happening with the "Kids vs. Fish" tournament. But as he was getting ready for this year's tournament, he noticed that "people were getting ahold of me" to see what they could do to help the cause.

Flood waters impact wildlife just as dramatically
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Flood waters impact wildlife just as dramatically

URSA, Ill. -- The ripple on the water caught Garrett Cronkite's attention. He had been leaning over a railing near the Canton Chute Public Use Area turnoff wondering if there were any fish in the drainage ditch below, and the entire time he'd been...

Arbor Day event promotes value of trees
Quincy News

Arbor Day event promotes value of trees

Quincy's Arbor Day tree planting, held Friday at Blessed Sacrament School after being delayed a week by wet weather, provided an opportunity to highlight the value of trees that many people take for granted.

Young Quincy angler lands the big one
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Young Quincy angler lands the big one

Jayden Hills refused to let the big one get away. The big one turned out to be nearly as big as he is. Hills, a 10-year-old Quincyan who attends Baldwin Intermediate School, was fishing with his dad, Jason, and commerical angler Michael Matlick when he got a strike.

Bird watchers always looking for birds of different feathers
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Bird watchers always looking for birds of different feathers

CLAYTON, Ill. -- Karen Jansen slowly backed her SUV out of the driveway while going through a checklist in her head. Binoculars? Check. Camera? Check. Bug spray? Check. Notebook and pen? Check. Bird book? Oh. no. Luckily, she had driven only a couple...

Fishing for Freedom still needs 30 volunteer boaters
Quincy News

Fishing for Freedom still needs 30 volunteer boaters

Fishing for Freedom organizers are still in need of volunteer boaters to assist with the three-day event in June.

Beginning anew: Spring offers chance to watch circle of life come alive
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Beginning anew: Spring offers chance to watch circle of life come alive

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Chris Murphy isn't certain what made him abruptly hit the brakes on his tractor and raise the mowing deck as he rolled toward a patch of grass already laying down. "Instincts I guess," he said. "When you see something like that...

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Missouri edges Illinois for better grade as turkey destination

QUINCY -- A difference in the wild turkey population was a factor in Illinois and Missouri getting different grades from Realtree's Turkey Hunting Nation. Illinois' smaller population and underabundance of permits for non-residents led ...

Trout season set to open in Illinois
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Trout season set to open in Illinois

CLAYTON, Ill. -- Tim Scott didn't stay in one place long. He wanted to gauge what kind of success he might have catching trout at Siloam Springs State Park, so he took advantage of mild conditions last Saturday to cast his line from as many different...