Masonic Temple opens doors, shares charitable traditions
Quincy News

Masonic Temple opens doors, shares charitable traditions

QUINCY -- Fifteen groups that meet in the Quincy Masonic Temple hope an open house held Saturday will bring some new members. "I hope it will spark some interest. We do a lot to help out. It's a great organization," said Steve O'Dear Jr., who has been a me

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United Way works with health agencies to target areas in need

The United Way of Adams County works with key community health organizations to track and report on key data that reflect the quality of life in Adams County.

New group brings teachers together
Education

New group brings teachers together

QUINCY -- New group brings teachers together

Celebration will pay tribute to innovative partnership
Business

Celebration will pay tribute to innovative partnership

Agribusiness is boffo box office in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, and that has been evident for four decades in the partnership between the University of Illinois Orr Agricultural Center and John Wood Community College Agricultural Education Center in Pike County.

Crowds turn out for beer, music at Fiesta del Sol
Hannibal News

Crowds turn out for beer, music at Fiesta del Sol

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Bridget Fohey of Papavero Boutique thought running her stand at the Fiesta del Sol was a great way to spend a Saturday. "I'm sitting here, listening to music, drinking beer and making some money," Fohey said as she greeted customers lookin

Siding, new porch has Palmyra home Lookin' Good
Lookin' Good

Siding, new porch has Palmyra home Lookin' Good

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Rick and Susan Gottman love where they live but felt it was time to give their home a face-lift. As a result, the Gottmans are Week 2 winners of the 29th annual Lookin' Good Contest, sponsored by The Herald-Whig and First Bankers Trust. Eac

Retired police detective reflects on split-second decision in novel
Quincy News

Retired police detective reflects on split-second decision in novel

Retired Quincy police detective Ron Grant reflects on how his career in law enforcement and his life could have changed drastically in one split second in his new novel, "Miracle Out of the Snow."

Area levee districts defend the height of their levees
News

Area levee districts defend the height of their levees

Representatives of several levee districts in the Quincy area are taking exception to claims that their levees are higher than what's authorized and contribute to flooding elsewhere along the Mississippi River.

Longtime fireworks stand in Alexandria going out of business
Missouri News

Longtime fireworks stand in Alexandria going out of business

A fireworks business operating in Alexandria for 70 years is quietly going by the wayside. Mi-Lor Fireworks has survived tornadoes, floods and attacks by thieves. But it couldn't withstand Doris White's desire for retirement.

Hannibal News

Break out the straw hat, bonnet and paint brush for 62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days

Hang out with Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and participate in their favorite activities when Hannibal's largest festival returns this week. The 62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days officially kicks off Friday and continues through the Fourth of July.