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QND girls soccer team prepared for another run

THE Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team accomplished what it set out to do this season -- capture a second straight Illinois Class 1A state championship. The Raiders lived up to their preseason billing as the odds-on favorite to repeat by easily defeating

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Ordinary heroes eclipse the type who appear in superhero movies

This editorial was printed in the Chicago Tribune. This spring, feats of heroism aren't confined to superhero movies. Witness the stirring exploits of three ordinary -- or should we say extraordinary -- heroes: Late last month in Paris, Mamoudou Gassama sc

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Boland's works show a life full of accomplishment

DURING the nearly 50 years he lived and operated a successful automobile dealership in Hannibal, Mo., Tom Boland was often described as a tireless civic and regional leader who knew how to work with people to get good things done.

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Ground water clearly better option for Quincy

ANYBODY who has ever boated, fished or gone swimming in the Mississippi River probably would cringe at the suggestion that they take a drink directly from the river. There's a reason it's sometimes called "the Big Muddy," and the sediment that can be clea

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Women's City Club has saved, maintained one of Quincy's architectural gems

WHEN the founding members of the Women's City Club came up with $10,000 to save the historic Lorenzo Bull House from destruction in 1932, they looked for new ways to use what had long been a family home. This year the Women's City Club is looking for ways

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Scientists seeking ways to combat superbugs

This editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune SCIENTISTS and political leaders have warned for years of the looming health peril posed by so-called superbugs -- bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics.

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School name selections highlight Quincy notables

THE Quincy School Board has achieved another milestone in its $89 million school reorganization and building plan by completing the naming of the district's five new K-5 elementary schools. School Board members last week voted to name the Harrison Street

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Memorial Day much more than weekend of fun

AMERICANS are in the middle of the long Memorial Day weekend that, with Labor Day in September, serves as a traditional bookend for summer. This weekend in particular, though, should be much more than an occasion for family gatherings and travel. As the

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Time to end off-shoring of governor's office budget

GETTING Illinois' financial accounts in order is a monumental task, and it's only made more difficult when salaries are paid from accounts from which they shouldn't be paid. Known as off-shoring, the practice has gone on for years. Democratic and Republic

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Quincy committees eye cures for budget problems

Two newly appointed ad hoc committees are looking for ways to bring in more revenue for the city of Quincy or trim costs, especially the costs related to curbside services. As much as Quincyans may dislike the thought of higher taxes, higher fees or red