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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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QPS reviewing weighted classes  khqa.com

You may remember back in March, some Quincy High School parents raised concern over a weighted Music Theory Class at the high school. Now, the district is ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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' 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 ...



Local schools prepare for impact of winter storm on games  WGEM

Tri-State schools are already eyeing this winter storm. Some moved their Friday night basketball games to this evening and other schedule changes may be on ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Scott Robertson Takes Over Track And Field Program At Quincy University On Interim Basis  WGEM

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Marty Bell announced Thursday that Scott Robertson has been named the interim head track and field coach.



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 ...



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.



Getting healthy breeds confidence in Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School's Evan Wiegand, shown dribbling through three Moline defenders in a game on Oct. 2, helped pick up some of the scoring slack that was ...



Solid as a Brock: Steal, slam turns tide for Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

Quincy High's Payton Nicholson attempts to collect a rebound as DePaul's Lance Mosley looks on during the Quincy Shootout at Blue Devil Gym on Saturday, ...



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.



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 ...



My, Oh My, Jeremiah: Freshman helps Blue Devils end five-game home-court losing streak  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- The will of a senior could only be outdone by the pluck of a freshman. The Quincy High School boys basketball team needed that to happen in the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Panthers push Blue Devils in high-scoring affair  Quad-Cities Online

QUINCY 74, UTHS 64. QUINCY — Martin Pazanin knew he could have called a timeout. However, the Quincy High School girls basketball coach wanted to see ...



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 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.



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.



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 ...



Lancers' blistering start overwhelms Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

Belleville East's Bryce Dowell, left, and B'Aunce Carter, right, cause Quincy High's Olivia Edwards to lose the ball on a shot at Blue Devil Gym on Tuesday, Feb.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local school preparing classrooms for lockdowns, emergency situations  WGEM

Do you ever wonder how prepared your child's school is when they need to take shelter in an emergency situation, especially when it could last for hours?



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 ...



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 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 ...



Cornwell's homer jolts Raiders' offense in rout of Blue Devils  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- Eryn Cornwell's home run was definitely the loudest hit Wednesday night. The freshman on the Quincy Notre Dame softball team belted a no-doubt ...



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 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 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.



Blue Devils parlaying depth into across-the-board success  Herald-Whig

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Lydia Kurfman has been the one constant Quincy High School girls track and field coach Matt McClelland can count on to deliver team points ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



63rd New Faces opens Thursday at QHS theater  Herald-Whig

The Quincy High School production of New Faces will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. April 8 in the QHS theater, 3322 Maine.



Belleville East looking for a little payback as postseason play begins  Belleville News-Democrat

Trailing the top-ranked Edwardsville Tigers by a point in the closing seconds of the Class 4A regional a year ago, the Belleville East Lancers came up with the ...



QHS freshman waits for heart transplant  Herald-Whig

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



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 ...



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.



UT football falls to Quincy in Brock's record-breaking night  Quad-Cities Online

QUINCY 63, UTHS 12. QUINCY — Jirehl Brock came into Friday night's game on the verge of making history. No no one had to wait to see it. On his first carry ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Raiders' Dreyer earns all-state honors  Herald-Whig

Quincy Notre Dame senior midfielder Olivia Dreyer, right, celebrates after scoring against Belleville Althoff during the Class 1A state semifinals at ...



Supporters celebrate Teen Reach's resurgence during Christmas party  Herald-Whig

Sponsors of Quincy's Teen Reach program used a Christmas party Thursday night to celebrate the program's resurgence after a period of turbulence.



Wasn't Baldwin School designed by Quincy architect John Benya?  Herald-Whig

Quincy architect designed more than 450 buildings duiring his career, which spanned four decades. However, Benya isn't credited with the design of Baldwin ...



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.



Former Illini great believes in Underwood  Quad-Cities Online

Back in the early 1980s, Quincy High School was as dominant as any high school program could be in the state of Illinois. Michael Payne was a 6-foot-10 ...



Auction raises funds for Quincy FFA activities  Herald-Whig

Brooke Turnbaugh uses a filter to squeeze water from soil slurry to test the soil pH as partner Seth Moore watches during Kelly WeimanÕs Introduction to ...



H. W. 'Knap' Knapheide III, Knapheide president, dies at 72  Fleet Owner

Knap was the fifth-generation family member to run Knapheide, which was founded in 1848 in Quincy.



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 ...



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 ...



Poise beyond her years: Neally gets out of seventh-inning jam as QHS beats QND  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- There was just one thing going through Abbie Neally's mind. "You have to get the out. You can't walk her or anything," the Quincy High School ...



Country Boy: QND's Schwartz credits work ethic developed on farm  Herald-Whig

Quincy Notre Dame senior Nick Schwartz poses for a photo at his home outside of Payson on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane



Collinsville tourney is where Blue Devils start to 'take it up a notch'  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- After a couple of days off to enjoy the holidays, the Quincy High School boys basketball team was back in the gym Tuesday. Just as important, the ...



Reis helps Blue Devils earn share of WB6 title  Herald-Whig

SILVIS, Ill. -- A week to dwell on what happened against Moline made the Quincy High School girls soccer team hungry for retribution. With it came a share of the ...



"You're here to do the best thing for students"  Herald-Whig

The newest member of the administrative team at Quincy High School puts her focus on students.



Loss of students to suicide leads to wellness conference at QHS  Herald-Whig

Losing two students at Quincy High School to suicide last year and a third to a traffic crash helped McKendree Mummey realize something important about her ...



Salem Church wants to add some glitter to special QHS Sparkle Squad  Herald-Whig

QHS Sparkle, a new inclusive cheerleading squad at Quincy High School, practices after school in a workout room at the high school in December. Salem ...



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 ...



QHS grad, Ninja Warrior contestant guiding kids through obstacles  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School alumnus George O'Dell was the rookie on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course when he competed on the NBC television show late ...



Straight Ahead: Two goals by Barnes establishes Raiders' play  Herald-Whig

Quincy Notre DameÕs Izzie Anderson, left, watches as the ball flies past Quincy High SchoolÕs goalkeeper Ashley Boyer and into the goal during TuesdayÕs ...



EXCHANGE: Quadruplets going own ways after high school  Chicago Daily Herald

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Quincy quadruplets taking different paths after high school.



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 ...



Committee favors fiberglass doors for QJHS  Herald-Whig

John Heidbreder walked into the Building Committee meeting favoring wood replacement doors for Quincy Junior High School. Like the rest of the committee, ...



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