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Quincy teacher honored with WGEM Golden Apple

Originally published by WGEM on January 22, 2015 QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) – Students at Monroe Elementary in Quincy serenaded Mrs. Emily Pool when we surprised her with a WGEM Golden Apple Award this week.  The third grade teacher was speechless as the school sang a song about how much they appreciate her. It was clear…

School Referendum Supporters Get A Chance To Celebrate Early

Supporters of the Quincy School District’s $89 million bond issue were able to start their victory celebration early Tuesday night — even before the final votes were tallied at the county clerk’s office in the Adams County Courthouse. This is because the supporters got some early insight into how enormously successful the vote was turning…

Rallying Around The Coach

By MATT SCHUCKMAN Herald Whig Sports Editor Andy Douglas wasn’t expecting a sendoff quite like this. Set to coach his first game as the Quincy High School boys basketball team’s head coach, Douglas was treated Wednesday to a pep rally at Washington Elementary School, where he is the physical education instructor. The school staff, with…

Digital Piano Lab Giving 8th-graders a Chance to Flex Their Musical Wings

By EDWARD HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer Eighth graders at Quincy Junior High School are getting a new opportunity to explore the magic of making music. A state-of-the-art digital piano lab went into operation this fall on the school’s fourth floor. The lab — featuring 24 digital pianos bought with donations — is being used as…

Couple's donation brings new life to QJHS band room

By EDWARD HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer Quincy native John Lynn Lubker developed a love for music in the mid-1940s when he was a high school student while practicing the trombone in the fourth-floor band room what is now Quincy Junior High School. After he graduated in 1947, Lubker went on to a distinguished career in…