Williamstown, MO

One Arrested After Bomb and Death Threats Made at Knox County Courthouse

The Edina Police Department made one arrest following online threats to the Knox County Courthouse and two court personnel on Friday morning, August 5, 2021. Lucas Thery, 35, of Edina was taken into custody after posting a live video of himself allegedly egging the courthouse and threatening to blow up and kill two officers of the court.
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Ulmus Academy has a home

QUINCY — The leadership of the Ulmus Academy has signed a three-year lease to open at a site where thousands of children spent their formative years in elementary school. The Academy agreed to a three-year lease with Rupp Enterprises LLC for the northeast wing of the former Adams Elementary School building at 2001 Jefferson. They will be utilizing ten classrooms to start, with some will be converted to science and math labs, administrative offices, and a cafeteria area.
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Miles to miss Palmyra Season Opener due to disciplinary action

Palmyra High School announced Wednesday Morning that head football coach Kevin Miles will be serving a one-game leave of absence for a failure of locker room supervision. Miles will be sitting out his team's season opener on August 26th against Hallsville. Tyler Krietemeyer will serve as the team's interim head coach and play caller for that contest.

Homeless camping bans are spreading. This group shaped the bills

Homeless encampment on the Ben Franklin Parkway and 22nd Street in 2020, where community activists called on the City of Philadelphia to focus on helping the poor and homeless instead of trying to displace them (Image via The Philadelphia Tribune) Georgia state Sen. Carden Summers said he drove around Atlanta...

Rebuild Illinois program to provide funding for LaSalle Veterans’ Home

LASALLE – Facilities at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs statewide are receiving $331 million in capital funding to address emergency and deferred maintenance projects. The LaSalle Veteran’s home will be receiving a portion of that funding, however a bulk of the funds would be directed at the home in Quincy, which will see multiple improvement projects. The plans for the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy include nearly $300 million spent on upgrading buildings, infrastructure, utilities, landscaping, and the demolition of aging buildings and expansion of the campus. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides long-term health care, education, mental health, housing, and employment to eligible veterans.
Radio Keokuk

The Fund For Nora Receives Gift Of Over $82K

In the Fall of 2019, The Fund for Nora was established at The Keokuk Area Community Foundation to rebuild and help preserve Oakland Cemetery. The Hickey and Azinger Families created the Fund for Nora to rebuild the roads around the burial plot of Nora Azinger, who passed away in 2019. Throughout 2020-2021 several roads at Oakland Cemetery were rebuilt and completed due to contributions to the Fund for Nora. Hickey Contracting and The City of Keokuk have worked together recently to create a plan to improve the entrances and roads throughout the Cemetery and the first phase of that construction was completed in 2021 and early 2022.

Cool Kids Fundraiser

Canton Immanuel United Methodist Church volunteer held a yard and bake sale fundraiser at the church on Aug. 5-6 with proceeds to benefit children’s ministries including the Cool Kids program. The event was a big success with many people finding deals, delicious baked goods and supporting the cause.
Memphis Democrat

Linda Lee Smith Obituary

Linda Lee Smith, 79, of Granger, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at her residence. Linda was born on December 29, 1942, in Rutledge, Missouri, the daughter of James and Vera Faye Watson Glasgow. She attended school in Rutledge, Baring, and Memphis and graduated from Baring High School in...


Leroy D. Collier, 92 of Canton, Missouri, died August 7, 2022 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton. The son of Irvin and Anna Gassen Collier was born on August 24, 1929 at Higginsville, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Mary C. Suppenbach on November 25, 1949 at...

QPD Blotter for Aug. 8, 2022

Lawson V Faler (85) 2612 Old Orchard Rd for Improper Lane Usage at 18th & York PTC 168. Ronda L. Smith (59) 628 1/2 Ohio, Quincy for operating an uninsured vehicle and driving while license suspended. NTA 152. Faron J. Cook (50) 824 Johnathan Ln, Quincy for FTA DWLS, no...

Thriller at The Hop: Broekemeier's walk-off slam lifts Dragons to conference title

ALTON - Erik Broekemeier thought he got jammed. Good thing the Alton River Dragons designated hitter was wrong. And by being wrong, Broekemeier  turned in the biggest hit of his life. Broekemeier's walk-off grand slam gave the River Dragons an 8-7 victory over the Quincy Gems in the Prospect League's Western Conference championship game at Lloyd Hopkins Field, sending 1,199 fans as well as River Dragons players and coaches into delirium. It also sent the River Dragons into the league championship series beginning Thursday at home against the Eastern Conference champion Chillicothe Paints, a 7-4 winner at the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp.

Quincy Community Theatre announces cast of Calendar Girls; tickets go on sale Aug. 15

QUINCY — Quincy Community theatre has selected the cast of “Calendar Girls,” a comedy that will make its QCT debut Sept. 9-11 and Sept. 15-18. The ladies are taking it all off — for a good cause. Determined to honor their late friend, a tight-knit group of friends poses for an “alternative” nude calendar as a cheeky fundraiser. When they suddenly become an international sensation, the ladies find both their self-confidence and friendships challenged. Based on a true story, this play offers laughs and life lessons.