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RETIREMENT BRINGS BIG MOVE

July 10, 2018 by Angela Lalande Koponen (Register to contact)

Early retirement brings a big move for Angela and her family to Finland, where her husband, Jukka, grew up. They met when Jukka was an exchange student passing through Quincy on his way to Colorado and married in 1978. "Forty years Finland calls us back!" The move will be permanent, but they will return to the US frequently and to Quincy, where they have business interests.

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Girl Scout to make camp more accessible  Herald-Whig

Grace Meyer poses for a photo near the campfire ring by the lodge at Camp Sacajawea on Friday, Jul. 19, 2019. Meyer is raising money toward a Girl Scout ...



Quincy High School girls basketball coach resigns  WGEM

Quincy Senior High School Athletic Director Scott Douglass has announced that Girls Basketball Coach Martin Pazanin has resigned after two seasons as the ...



Update: QPS Superintendent responds in regards to music class in question  khqa.com

UPDATED March 23rd at 1:30 p. m. Superintendent Roy Webb released a statement Saturday morning in response to the music class in question. Read his full ...



Heartland names Cross Country Coach for new program  CIproud.com

NORMAL, IL – Heartland Community College has named the first head coach to direct the school's Men's and Women's Cross Country programs. Ty Wolf, Ed.D., ...



Service League presents grants to Quincy Montessori School, QHS  Herald-Whig

A competency-based education pilot program at Quincy High School took a major step forward Monday thanks to the Quincy *Service* League.



QHS graduation contingency plan ready in case of inclement weather  WGEM

Quincy High School is preparing for graduation for Friday but they want families to know that the venue might change due to weather.



Seniors honored at QHS baccalaureate ceremony  WGEM

Soon-to-be graduates at Quincy High School are gearing up for the big day. Seniors were honored at the school's annual senior baccalaureate at the Quincy.



Grant would be potential 'recruiting tool' for QPS  Herald-Whig

Quincy Public Schools hopes a state grant could spur its teacher recruitment efforts. The School Board on Wednesday authorized working with Quincy University ...



Next Stop Canton: Quincy High Girls Basketball Coach Martin Pazanin Takes Assistant Job With Culver-Stockton Men  WGEM

The winds of change are blowing across the bow of the QHS Athletic Department. Friday morning it was announced that Lady Blue Devils Head Basketball ...



Ayerco donates thousands to Quincy schools  WGEM

Ayerco of Illinois donated thousands of dollars to Quincy schools Wednesday. The money donated was raised by Ayerco's campaign from October, November, ...



QPS names Todd Pettit co-director of music  Herald-Whig

New QPS Co-Director of Music Todd Pettit acknowledges his introduction at Wednesday's School Board meeting. Pettit will work with Kathi Dooley in 2019-20, ...



Program helps QJHS, QHS students, families combat truancy  Herald-Whig

Dana Ludwig, of the Graduation Assistance Program, and Lori Teel, the Traunt Alternative and Optional Education Program family liaison at QHS and QJHS, ...



Parents address school board about honors music theory class  WGEM

There was a packed house at the QPS board meeting Wednesday night, as multiple parents told board members that their kids' honors music theory class never ...



Third annual auction benefits QHS FFA  Herald-Whig

The third annual Quincy High School FFA auction will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, in the QHS cafeteria.



Pazanin leaves QHS to pursue college coaching opportunity  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Martin Pazanin wasn't going to leave the Quincy High School girls basketball program for any college coaching job. There had to be opportunity to ...



Blue Devils ready to meet all challenges  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Travis Dinkheller didn't want the Quincy High School girls soccer team's initial video session to be bogged down by overly critical ...



Epic finale: Brock's record-setting effort guides Blue Devils past Raiders  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Every great story deserves an epic conclusion. Jirehl Brock wrote one for the latest chapter of Quincy's crosstown football rivalry. On his first four ...



Last of its kind: QHS-QND football rivalry to be on hold after Friday's game  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame senior lineman Jonny Bottorff didn't actually experience an oh-my-goodness moment when he played a few snaps against the ...



Rains-Eaton steps aside as QHS volleyball coach  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Tiffaney Rains-Eaton enjoyed the Xs and Os of coaching, but she placed a higher value on being a role model for the Quincy High School volleyball ...



Devils get defensive to build holiday momentum  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Although the Quincy High School girls basketball team evened Western Big Six Conference record with last week's victory over United Township, one ...



Time to let it rip: QHS's Johnson goes into finals chasing two titles  Herald-Whig

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jordan Johnson is ready to let loose. The Quincy High School senior thrower qualified for the finals in the shot put and discus at the Class ...



Whirlwind of excitement: Quincy's Brock commits to Iowa State  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- A little more than a week ago, Jirehl Brock called Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell and running backs coach Nate Scheelhaase to inform ...



QPS hopes to have suspension percentages mirror student population  Herald-Whig

One goal of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, in Quincy Public Schools is to reduce office discipline referrals and out of school ...



Quincy native honored with 8 Tony nominations  khqa.com

Quincy High School alum Ryan Jude Tanner has been nominated for 8 Tonys for his work as a producer for the revival of Oklahoma! on Broadway. The revival of ...



Plans underway for move into new Baldwin, Denman schools  Herald-Whig

Quincy Public Schools Director of Maintenance Dane Barnes plans to follow last year's plans for this summer's moves tied to opening the new Thomas S.



Quincy's Giffin, Kuhn heading to junior Olympics  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Gabe Giffin could hardly contain his excitement. Jonathan Kuhn was surprised more than anything. A few weeks apart from each other, the two ...



High school sophomores learn from professionals at career fair  Herald-Whig

Kayleigh Fessler is pretty set on a career in health care, but the Central High School sophomore isn't sure whether she prefers therapeutic or diagnostic work.



Students participate in Rotary Career Day  WGEM

On Tuesday, 38 freshman students from Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame got to experience a day in the workforce. Part of the Rotary Club of.



Top-notch tourney field to challenge Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas corrected himself mid-sentence. Asked to assess the field for the 48th annual QHS ...



Hannibal makes surprise run to fourth place in Quincy Invitational  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Perhaps by surprise, the Hannibal volleyball team qualified for the gold bracket of the 43rd annual QHS Invitational Saturday afternoon. "I don't know ...



Blue Devils believe defense can be 'monstrous'  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- One of the biggest advantages to having one of the state's most recruited running backs is how he changes practice. If you can tackle Jirehl Brock, ...



Blue Devils' offense continues to lack tenacity  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- The toughness, tenacity and determination Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas wants his team to play with was on display ...



Blue Devils can't cash in on chance to upset Missouri's No. 1-ranked team  Herald-Whig

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. -- The determination the Quincy High School boys basketball team continues to put on display is being undone by the lack of a ...



Quincy High School Hall of Fame: 2016 Inductees  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School's coach Matt Longo before a match against Ladue High School during the Midwest Soccer Classic on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.



Teen Reach 'fun day' for area youth  WGEM

An after school program for Quincy's youth is helping to combat the problem of truancy within the school district. Now, Quincy High School students are An after ...



Quincy Park Band season opens with concert on Memorial Day  Herald-Whig

The Quincy Park Band will celebrate its 71st season of summer concerts in the park beginning with its Memorial Day performance at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 27, ...



QND-QHS Notebook: Brock says highlight dunk was 'definitely' basket interference  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Jirehl Brock thought the first dunk that didn't count should have. He also thought that the second dunk that did count should have been waved off.



Young gun: Talton emerges as highest scoring freshman in Blue Devils history  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School freshman guard Jeremiah Talton takes a shot over DePaul College Prep's Perry Cowan Jr. during the Quincy Shootout at Blue Devil Gym on ...



Blue Devils' good vibes gone in flash  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Finding an offensive flow allowed the Quincy High School girls soccer team to score a game-tying goal early in the second half. It didn't take long for ...



QHS adds open learning center  Herald-Whig

A new look for the media center at Quincy High School complements a new direction for learning for the 2019-20 school year.



Mr. and Mrs. Robbearts celebrate 25 years  Herald-Whig

Ed and Emily Robbearts of 4714 Cortez Drive, Quincy, are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a brunch hosted by their mothers with family and friends on ...



UC-San Diego finds better weather, victory in Quincy  Herald-Whig

The University of California-San Diego tennis team had lost four matches this spring because of rain, and the last time it took the court was on March 13 against ...



Blue Devils put offensive juggernaut on display  Herald-Whig

With Quincy High School wingback Jirehl Brock, left, running behind the likes of tackle Blake Poling, center, and guard A.J. Miller, right, the Blue Devils are ...



Blue Devils bow out in first round of playoffs again  Herald-Whig

Rick Little made it clear from the outset this season he wasn't going to be satisfied with another first-round playoff loss. That doesn't make Saturday's 34-14 loss ...



Turning the tide: Raiders go from near loss to blowing away Blue Devils in third set  Herald-Whig

The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team was three points away from losing in straight sets to crosstown rival Quincy High School, which was serving in its own ...



New roof, doors top life safety priority projects at Quincy Junior High School  Herald-Whig

Plans call for replacing the south half of the Quincy Junior High School roof this summer and the north half next summer as part of the district's 10-year life safety ...



QHS rifle team praised for another winning season  Herald-Whig

Quincy Public Schools officials toured the rifle range at Quincy Junior High School this week before recognizing the rifle team and Coach Jim Holtman for ...



Blue Devils struggle in late-game situations, fall to Rocks  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas repeated himself to place emphasis on why the Blue Devils struggle in late-game ...



QHS students gain real-world experience through 'Shark Tank' presentations  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School juniors Mia Rost, left, and Trinity Lawrence discuss a cake pop business to Peoples Prosperity Bank's "Shark Tank" panel on Friday in ...



QAVTC program helps students get closer to earning a commercial driver's license while still in high school  Herald-Whig

Sam Sparrow uses a laptop for diagnostics on a semi-truck during a diesel tech course at the Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.



Blue Devils on verge of breaking even  Herald-Whig

Alleman's Nate Sheets guards Quincy's Lucas Reis as he dribbles the ball down the court at Blue Devil Gymnasium in Quincy on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.



Starting together, staying together: From 10U teammates to prep rivals, this group remains baseball buddies  Quad-Cities Online

Alleman's Chase VanDerGinst clangs helmets with teammates at home plate after his grand slam in the third inning of Saturday's second game against Moline in ...



Blue Devils expect defense to complement high-scoring attack  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Almost each and every time Ron Bridal is asked to assess the Quincy High School boys soccer team, his response is the same. "We're going to score ...



QHS can't catch Lewistown after first-quarter run  Herald-Whig

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- It's rare when the result of a game is decided in the first quarter. However, when Olivia Edwards went to the bench with two fouls at the 3:17 ...



QHS students hold walkout in support of Parkland victims  Herald-Whig

Maggie Schutte and Katie Vogler talks about the QHS walkout outside of Quincy High on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018. Quincy High students took part in a walkout ...



Wrestlers find variety of ways to gain confidence  Herald-Whig

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A.J. Miller jumped to his feet, had his hand raised in victory and was mobbed by his teammates as he came off the mat. He needed that feeling ...



Otten takes on QPS personnel post  Herald-Whig

When Lisa Otten came to Quincy Public Schools as a classroom teacher in 2000, she knew she was interested in leading "in a bigger way" in the district.



QHS all-girl bass drum line 'made a name' for itself  Herald-Whig

Five bass drum players march with the Marching Blue Devils in the Dogwood Parade on Saturday, May. 4, 2019. The base drums line is made up of Kayla ...



QUINCY'S 175TH: Quincy's public schools continue to have profound impact on community  Quincy Herald Whig

Students in the original Adams School stop their studies for this picture taken in 1926. Public schools in Quincy date back to 1843 when the city built its first ...



Transition from homeschool to QHS volleyball seamless for DeGuzman  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Eanna DeGuzman believed she had to make a good first impression during the Quincy High School volleyball team's summer workouts. "I knew I had ...



Quincy High School Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Class of 2015  Quincy Herald Whig

The following athletes and teams will be honored during ceremonies in Blue Devils Gym on Friday and Saturday nights.



Quincy High School baseball ready to defy history  Quincy Herald Whig

Ben Mero knows the history of Quincy High School baseball. As a freshman, the Blue Devils were a 20-loss team, including a 2-8 mark in Western Big Six play.



Quincy High School chemistry teacher honored for inspiring former student  Quincy Herald Whig

Quincy High School chemistry teacher Jacquelyn Stewart recently got a public pat on the back. The compliment from a former student who commended Stewart ...



Prep football preview: Rock Island Alleman at Quincy High School  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School senior fullback Jake Kelley en joyed his first 100-yard effort of the season last week in the 29-15 victory at Rock Island and the Blue Devils ...



Bocke-Wallen  Herald-Whig

John and Ginger Bocke and Lori and Dennis Oliver of Quincy are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Bocke, to Nathan Patrick ...



QPS celebrates school year with staff awards, retiree recogition  Herald-Whig

Quincy Public Schools staff marked the end of the school year by presenting awards and highlighting accomplishments ranging from a new curriculum and ...



State discus champ gives verbal commitment to Iowa  Herald-Whig

Quincy's Jordan johnson spins as her gets ready to release the discus during practice Thursday at Flinn Stadium. Johnson is a junior on the QHS track team who ...



Blue Devils to place high value on shot selection  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- One of Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas' major points of emphasis throughout the preseason has been shot selection.



Show-Me Showcase: Adrenalin, size and smiles allow Missouri girls to roll  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Highland girls basketball coach Meleia Niemann worked the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic once before. She was an assistant for the Missouri ...



Evans' unintentional goal helps Raiders beat Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Morgan Evans didn't kick the ball how she intended. The end result was better than she expected. Seven minutes into the second half of Tuesday ...



Finding his rhythm: Ray mows down Blue Devils in crosstown rivalry game  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Aware he was nearing the pitch count limit as he trotted to the mound for the seventh inning Monday, Quincy Notre Dame right-hander Tommy Ray ...



Gorman ending career on a high note  Herald-Whig

Dennis Gorman would like to be remembered as someone who practiced law in the "grand manner." Gorman wraps up a 50-year career as an attorney -- and 35 ...



Beyond the Boxscore: Smith sets 3-point record with perfect assist  Herald-Whig

The set-up, the finish and the record were in perfect sync. What else would you expect when Jirehl Brock and Jaeden Smith connect? During Friday night's ...



Pioneers slam way to doubleheader sweep over Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- The wind blowing out to left field benefitted Rock Island Alleman. So did the errors committed by the Quincy High School baseball team. Alleman's ...



Young Blue Devils eager to showcase skills at Quincy Invitational  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Often, it's more than a goal. It's a mission. A veteran Quincy High School wrestler, typically a senior, pinpoints winning an individual championship at ...



A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions  The Boston Globe

Friends and family don't know exactly why the 18-year-old star student-athlete stepped in front of a train, but they believe the tragedy was preventable.



Two Thirds: Quincy takes third in WB6 singles, doubles  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School doubles partners Blake Hayden, left, and Greysen Arns congratulate one another after a made point during the Western Big Six Conference ...



Margaret Ann Payne | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

QUINCY — Margaret Ann (Arwen) Payne, of Quincy, died June 3, 2019. She was 80 years old.



Blue Devils embrace their growing pains  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Keaghan Rodemich appreciates the open and understanding atmosphere the Quincy High School girls soccer coaches and players have fostered.



Rosen gets challenged by Frazee in Tom Oakley Invitational  Herald-Whig

Quincy High's Fiker Rosen leads West Hancock's Miles Sheppard and Clark County's Nathan Frazee during the Tom Oakley Invitational at Bob Mays Park on ...



QHS freshman waits for heart transplant  Herald-Whig

Three childhood heart surgeries did nothing to slow down Eli Campos.



Students back in school for summer sessions  Herald-Whig

Hundreds of Quincy Public Schools students are back in classes for the month of June. Summer school sessions will take place through June 29 at ...



Setting students up for success  Herald-Whig

Beth Izzo, left, discusses a book with QPS Summer Academy students from left, Izak Lentz, Jada Brown and Sophie Bond on Monday at Rooney School.



Blue Devils extinguish Phoenix in lopsided season-opening victory  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Cory Haynes heard his new teammates describe what the atmosphere would be like for the Quincy High School football team's season opener and ...



Blue Devils' offensive line gains confidence  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- The pushback wasn't nearly as forceful as the Quincy High School offensive linemen can expect in the coming weeks, but it didn't change what the ...



QHS students collect bottle caps for benches to promote inclusion  Herald-Whig

Five Buddy Benches, delivered Thursday to Quincy Public Schools and destined for the five new K-5 buildings, will encourage inclusion and diversity at the ...



Blue Devils capture first Early Bird title since 2012  Herald-Whig

Perkin's Emma Clark and Anna McGovern, right, attempt to block a spike by Quincy's Alexis Wolf, center during the Early Bird Volleyball Tournament on Saturday ...



Seymour L. Bryson | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Seymour L. Bryson, 81, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale surrounded by his loving family.



QHS turning to familiar name to guide boys basketball program; School Board to vote tonight  Quincy Herald Whig

Only twice in the 107-year history of the Quincy High School boys basketball program has a former player returned as the head coach. It will happen for a third ...



Super '70s Bash places first marker for 'school shade' donation  Herald-Whig

Members of the QHS Super 70’s Bash committee pose for a picture around their first marker at a tree Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Colonel George J. Iles ...



Legacy like no other: Brock wants to be remembered for more than rushing stats  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School's Jirehl Brock poses for a photo in the Blue Devil locker room at Flinn Stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Brock se the QHS single season ...



Traeder's Hall of Fame tribute a complete surprise  Herald-Whig

Terry Traeder, son of founder Gus Traeder, stands with his Hall of Fame plaque Saturday at the Grand Prix of Karting in South Park. After a 17-year absence, ...



Kathryn Pippin | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Marion resident Kathryn (Kay or Kit) Pippin passed away at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Parkway Manor in Marion after a few months of declining ...



'Win or lose, be a good sport:' Hayden's actions bring mantra to life  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School senior tennis player Blake Hayden, left, stretches the right leg of Urbana U-High's Aray Jagroop, who suffered a cramp during their match at ...



Matter of trust: Blue Devils gain confidence all around with strong finish  Herald-Whig

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- The most comforting and confidence-building aspect of Adonte Crider's weekend was the fact the Quincy High School boys basketball ...



Prep notebook: Ellison leaving Scotland County; Brown County boys finally get home game; Quincy native gets 300th victory  Herald-Whig

It wasn't much of a secret around Scotland County High School that Kyle Ellison had been living nearly three hours away from his wife, Lorrie. That will change ...



Enrollment drops by 72 students in Quincy School District  Quincy Herald Whig

The Quincy School District's enrollment has dropped 1.1 percent since last year, with four elementary schools, Baldwin Intermediate School, Quincy Junior High ...



Throwing His Weight Around: Johnson doesn't regret giving up basketball to become record setter in discus  Herald-Whig

Jordan Johnson faced a difficult decision last summer. Johnson, now a junior thrower for the Quincy High School track team, won the discus title in the 16-17 ...



Two set to join list of great teams to play in Blue Devil Gym  Herald-Whig

Webster Groves, Mo., and Sunrise Christian Academy from Topeka, Kan., are being touted as two of the best teams ever to play in Blue Devil Gym when they ...



Sparkle cheer squad part of national movement to be more inclusive of those with disabilities  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School's newest cheerleading squad will take the floor for the first time Jan. 4 to cheer on the girls basketball team – and a growing awareness of ...



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