Hannibal High School group helps military dogs overseas
Hannibal News

Hannibal High School group helps military dogs overseas

The Hannibal High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, which has about 50 student members, launched a schoolwide initiative in November to collect items and money for U.S. Armed Forces dogs and their handlers working in Afghanistan and Iraq. "The hundreds of dogs overseas really need supplies. In the Middle East, they are exposed to harsh climates and rugged terrain," Hannibal FCCLA advisor Linda Stinson said.

Education

Marion R-2 might ask voters to approve bond issue for school facilities

The Marion County R-2 School District might ask voters to approve a bond issue for facility improvements. The School Board this month hired a St. Louis consultant to review the district's facilities and prepare a list of needs and estimated costs.

QPS preparing to auction Dewey, Washington schools
Education

QPS preparing to auction Dewey, Washington schools

The Quincy School Board expects to auction off Dewey and Washington schools in early 2018. Board member Mike Troup said the board likely will set an auction date at its Dec. 19 meeting to sell the two buildings.

Quincy University gets $150,000 in grants
Education

Quincy University gets $150,000 in grants

Quincy University's Financial Recovery Fundraising campaign has received $150,000 in donations. Grants were awarded from the JMT Family Fund and the Thankful Heart Fund which are administered by the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.

Education

Survey targets 'essentials' in school districts

A sixth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions provides an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools.

Smaller NEMO school districts shine in state reports
Education

Smaller NEMO school districts shine in state reports

In the deluge of statistics emerging from the latest state reports involving a dozen school districts in Northeast Missouri, one trend seems to be clear: Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better.

Southeast Education Center already having an impact
Quincy News

Southeast Education Center already having an impact

The big picture is what interests Kay Ifter the most. "This is a state of the art facility, and it will have a huge impact on the community," Ifter said of John Wood Community College's recently opened Southeast Education Center. Ifter, the executive dire

Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site
Education

Bids due Dec. 21 for Harrison Street site

A revised project schedule is in place for the Harrison Street site, the fifth and final new K-5 elementary school. "If we can award a contract before the end of the year, they will lock in 2017 prices," Darin Prost with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates to the QPS Building Committee.

Quincy School Board ratifies four-year contract
Education

Quincy School Board ratifies four-year contract

The Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel intend to shift their focus to the community after signing a four-year contract Tuesday.

Students encouraged to 'start with the end in mind'
Education

Students encouraged to 'start with the end in mind'

Kimberly Roewe's explanation of what she does at Phibro offered a way to pique interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, job opportunities as part of Tuesday's "Start with the End in Mind" Junior Achievement Career Fair.