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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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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 ...



Efforts underway to improve Quincy Public Schools  WGEM

There are more efforts underway to improve the Quincy Public School District. The newly formed District Improvement Committee met on Thursday to discuss.



Quincy High School Concert Band Turns 100  Herald-Whig

The Quincy High School Concert Band is shown in this 1920 photo taken at the west entrance of the 1892 Quincy High School building at 12th and Maine.



Quincy coach pleads guilty to DUI, ordered not to drink alcohol for a year  WGEM

Andy Douglas, the Quincy High School boys basketball coach, pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence, according to court records filed this week.



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.



Quincy High School Band at 100: Rich legacy continues  Herald-Whig

In 1930, the Quincy High School Band attended the National High School Band contest, where 870 bands participated. New uniforms were again purchased, ...



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.



Exclusive: Watch "Queer Eye"'s Fab 5 Talk To IRL High School Students About Being Queer  Seventeen.com

During a trip to Jonathan Van Ness' home town, the Queer Eye Fab 5 guys made time to talk to some high school students at Jonathan's old high school.



Quincy law enforcement, public schools to host active shooter seminar  khqa.com

Do you know what to do in an active shooter situation? Find out how to protect yourself by attending a free program hosted by Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers, ...



Quincy High Grad Jirehl Brock Set To Join "Ryan And Brock" On WGEM SportsCenter  WGEM

Quincy High School graduate Jirehl Brock, recently selected as the 2019 Hannibal Regional Prep Athlete of the Year (Male), is headed to the local radio.



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.



Jonathan Van Ness Returns to High School — Inside 'Queer Eye'  Distractify

Meet Kathi Dooley, the music director of Jonathan Van Ness' high school in Quincy, Ill. The Fab Five will be making her over on 'Queer Eye.'



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, ...



'Queer Eye' In Quincy; IL's History Of Resistance To Federal Laws; Water Quality In Chicago Beaches; DIY Deep Dish  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

The town of Quincy, Illinois is enjoying the spotlight after being featured in the popular Netflix makeover show Queer Eye. We talk to the band teacher who ...



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 ...



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, ...



“LIVE” Friday Night Football Preview For Quincy High School & Quincy Notre Dame  WGEM

The 2018 high school football season officially gets underway tonight when both Quincy High & Quincy Notre Dame play in their season opener's on the prep ...



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 ...



QPS starts year with new leaders, schools  Herald-Whig

Quincy Public Schools kicks off the 2019-20 year with several new leaders and two new schools. The Thomas S. Baldwin and Sarah Atwater Denman ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



New QPS committee reviews school improvement plans  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School Principal Jody Steinke makes a point as he reviews the building's school improvement plan with the District Improvement Committee.



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.



Blue Devils capture WB6 tennis title  Herald-Whig

EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- The higher the expectations, the greater the nerves. That's kind of how Quincy High School boys tennis coach Mike Terry felt Saturday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



QHS teacher completes marathon, swim to raise funds for classroom  Herald-Whig

QUINCY— Shelly Cobb battled more than just the elements of Mother Nature this week in her quest to raise money to make improvements to her classroom at ...



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 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 ...



Watch Party for season premiere of Queer Eye  khqa.com

On July 19th, the Taproom, Grown-n-Gathered, and the Quincy Public School Foundation are putting on a watch party for the premiere of season four of Queer ...



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 ...



Quincy High's Jirehl Brock playing in Polynesian Bowl; vote for Offensive MVP  khqa.com

On Saturday night, January 19th, some of the top high school talent in the country will take part in the Polynesian Bowl, played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.



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.



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.



Meet the Teacher Night brings families to new Denman School  Herald-Whig

Julie Ginos, far left, takes a photo of her daughter, Evelyn Ginos, far right, and her first grade teacher, Stacey Reichert, during Meet the Teacher Night on ...



Quincy, Adams County issue emergency declarations as river climbs and sandbagging starts  Herald-Whig

Emergency declarations were issued in both Quincy and Adams County, and a sandbagging operation was mobilized Wednesday in Quincy for the first time ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Quincy girl delivers treats to Veterans Home residents  Herald-Whig

Dalehnie Holt wasn't expecting so many hugs Thursday at the Illinois Veterans Home, but the 9-year-old easily received dozens of them from residents.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Police, family seek information about the shooting death of Quincy man  Herald-Whig

Nearly seven months after 53-year-old Dennis Green was shot to death on the front porch of his Quincy home, police investigators and relatives issued a plea for ...



Parking changes for Blue Devil basketball  WGEM

Quincy Public School athletics officials have reported that there will be parking changes for Blue Devil basketball games for the 2018-2019 season.



Feeling Blue: Quincy's offensive woes continue in WB6 play  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- A trend has started to form through three Western Big Six Conference doubleheaders. The Quincy High School baseball team is struggling ...



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 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, ...



Traffic flowing again after evacuation of West Quincy, Mo.  Herald-Whig

The Bayview Bridge connecting Quincy and West Quincy, Mo., reopened to traffic about 9:30 p.m. Thursday after a tense night that had officials on edge while ...



UPDATE: Bayview Bridge reopens to traffic after emergency closing  Herald-Whig

The Bayview Bridge reopened to traffic into West Quincy, Mo., about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. John Simon, director of the Adams County Emergency Management ...



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 ...



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 ...



Four airlines seek to serve Quincy airport  Herald-Whig

Four airlines are vying to provide passenger air *service* to Quincy Regional Airport, with some offering flights to both St. Louis and Chicago.



Crews work to put finishing touches on two new QPS elementary schools  WGEM

School starts next week for many Quincy students. But before kids return to school, the district is working hard to get finishing touches on two new.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Rock Island standout looking to transfer to QU  Herald-Whig

Rock Island guard JaMir Price, left, pressures Quincy High School guard Lucas Reis during a game at Blue Devil Gym last winter. Price signed with Bradley, but ...



Arts Quincy presents George M. Irwin Awards  Herald-Whig

Arts Quincy honored six recipients of the 2018-19 George M. Irwin Art Awards during its annual meeting Wednesday at Quincy Museum.



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 ...



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.



Mother becomes son's voice following his suicide  Herald-Whig

Angel Hamilton expresses emotion Thursday in her office at the Illinois Veterans Home. Hamilton lost her teenage son to suicide and has become a voice in the ...



Dewey School sells for $35000  Herald-Whig

Quincy contractor Jon Allen thinks he got a bargain after bidding $35000 for Dewey School. "I figured it would go quite a bit higher," he said.



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 ...



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 ...



West all-stars dig into trenches to find Do or Die Bowl edge  Herald-Whig

Hannibal center Chase Kirby gets ready to snap the ball during Tuesday's practice for the I-72 Do or Die Bowl at Quincy Notre Dame's Advance Physical ...



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 ...



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 ...



New Baldwin School 'an example for all communities'  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Standing in front of the brand-new Thomas S. Baldwin Elementary School, Quincy School Board member Mike Troup had two key words to say to the ...



City unveils street project portion of infrastructure package  Herald-Whig

The new year could bring a whole host of street closures and detours to Quincy as the City Council continues to move forward with the preliminary steps of the ...



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 ...



Frank -- Douglas  Herald-Whig

The engagement of Molly Frank of Quincy and Bryce Douglas of Plainfield has been announced by their parents. Miss Frank is a daughter of John and Nancy ...



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.



Testimony starts in case of Quincy man charged in 2015 shooting death  Herald-Whig

Vivian Wires, wife of Carlous Wires, who was killed Nov. 23, 2015, testifies Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court. Steven E. Gavin has been charged with ...



New flights could bolster number of passengers flying out of Quincy  Herald-Whig

The entrance of the Quincy Regional Airport on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019. At the end July, the Quincy Aeronautics Committee will meet with four airlines that will ...



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.



Homeward Bound Waggin opens adoption center in Quincy Mall  Herald-Whig

Volunteer Taylor Barrett cradles a puppy in her arms at Homeward Bound Waggin' Adoption Center's grand opening at the Quincy Mall on Saturday, Jul.



Auction raises funds for Quincy FFA activities  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Quincy High School freshman Sam Sparrow thinks about a career as a heavy equipment operator potentially with a connection to agriculture. So he's ...



Temple B'Nai Sholom closing after 150 years  Herald-Whig

When Roz Grayson and her family moved to Quincy in December 1955, Temple B'nai Sholom was a thriving house of worship with a Sunday School and a ...



Comfortable in his own skin: Blue Devils' Reis settles in at point guard  Herald-Whig

Quincy's Lucas Reis (3) goes up for a shot against Moline during their Western Big 6 matchup at Wharton House Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Moline.



Competency-based education pilot program benefits QPS hiring  Herald-Whig

Quincy High junior Blaine Wilson gets some Algebra 2 help from QHS co-teacher Amanda Cramsey on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Cramsey is part of a pilot program ...



Educator discusses layers of leadership at Quincy Conference  Herald-Whig

A North Carolina-based sociologist, educator and author kicked off Quincy Conference 2017 at Quincy High School, offering the opening keynote presentation ...



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 ...



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 ...



Public meetings set for Quincy air service proposals  Herald-Whig

The Quincy Aeronautics Committee will host two public hearing next week to hear proposals for passenger air *service* at Quincy Regional Airport through the ...



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 ...



Quincy man arrested on weapon offense  Herald-Whig

Police officers investigating a weapon offense on Sunday night arrested a Quincy man in connection with another.



Retail shakeup seen as opportunity by Quincy Mall  Herald-Whig

Bankruptcies by several big box stores have rocked the U.S. retail sector, but a spokeswoman for the company that owns the Quincy Mall is optimistic about the ...



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 ...



McAlister's Deli joins Quincy's culinary community  Herald-Whig

Ahtsham Chaudray said it took more than a year to find what he felt was the perfect spot for the new McAlister's Deli restaurant in Quincy.



Prairie was site of Civil War camp, baseball, circus riot  Herald-Whig

When Quincy was a young city, it hugged the river. At 12th and Broadway, the countryside began. Across the cinder sidewalk and the dirt of Twelfth Street ...



New feed facility 'symbol' of new ADM Animal Nutrition business  Herald-Whig

Customers, current and former employees line up for a tour of the new ADM Animal Nutrition plant in Quincy on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. The tour was open to ...



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