Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Quincy, IL News -
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News -
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
Mizzougrad - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

Most Popular

Woman arrested after police find abandoned child

Adams Co. Divorces for April, 18 2014

Aldermen approve transit and fire contracts Updated Video

Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council

Traffic stopped on Bayview Bridge after car crash

Fowler man arrested for meth possession

New Quincy trash system estimated to begin in January 2015

REBEL MEDIA: Yes, Peoria mayor DID sic police on Tweeter Video

Historical Society of Quincy and Adams Co. hires new director

4 months ago by 0

Beth House Lane takes over for Reg Ankrom

The Board of Directors for the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is proud to announce the hiring of a new executive director.

Adams County native Beth House Lane said she is looking forward to leading the county wide historical society.

“I am very excited to be named executive director and hope that my experience will complement the society, help it grow and aid it in the work it does,” said Lane.

Lane takes over from Reg Ankrom, who resigned as executive director of the HSQAC earlier this year.

After conducting a search for a new executive director, the HSQAC board decided Lane, who grew up and attended school in Payson, was their choice to be the new executive director.

“We selected Beth for several reasons. First she is a board member who understands the mission of the Society. She is a very active member who loves everything about the Historical Society. Second, she is a very dedicated and works so hard. Third, she has an extremely impressive resume.

Beth is a published author and her book on a local murder case, “Lies Told Under Oath” is a terrific book.  Beth is a great addition as executive director who is already making a tremendous contribution,” said HSQAC board president Justin Coffey.

Lane recently moved back to the Adams County area after living in the Tucson Arizona area for nearly three decades. While living in Arizona, Lane was involved in the area’s tourism industry, retail marketplace, and business community.

“I love and respect history and recognize its value to today’s society. My roots in this community are deep, as my Seymour ancestors moves to Payson in 1836 and my House ancestors came even earlier, settling near Richfield and the Schnelbeckers settled near Fall Creek,” said Lane.

Lane is a former board member of the HSQAC. She has also taught several writing workshops.

“Writing is a passion of mine. I utilized the HSQAC facility (and many others) in writing my book, Lies Told Under Oath, the true account of the local Pfanschmidt murders in 1912. During almost ten years spent searching and researching resources, I learned to respect the research process and its value. Currently, I also organize the weekly articles the HSQAC supplies to the Sunday edition of the Quincy Herald Whig,” said Lane.

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is located at 425 South 12th in Quincy Illinois.

You can access the HSQAC at .




From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 11 minutes ago

RT @whennessy: Obama the adolescent president.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 5 minutes ago

Oshie, take notes on Kane, please. And do it quickly. #LGB
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 7 hours, 26 minutes ago

QHS now looking for Boys and Girls Basketball coaches - QHS Girls Basketball Coach Demond Dave resigned Wednesday