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Posted on Feb 5, 2015

News Briefs: Feb. 5

Quincy man treated for stab wound
A Quincy man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stabbing another man in the back with a sharp object.
At about 12:25 a.m. Sunday, city police were called to a home in the 100 block of B Street Northeast, Chief Bob Heimbach said. Police were responding to reports that a physical altercation had occurred at a party at the home, Heimbach said.
While police were on scene, they received additional reports that Pedro Nunez Flores, 21, was being treated at Quincy Valley Medical Center for a stab wound to the upper torso, Heimbach said.
Arrested in the alleged assault was Jose J. Perez de Leon, 26, of Quincy. The suspect was to be charged with first-degree assault. A weapon has not yet been found, Heimbach said. The investigation into the incident continues.
Flores was treated and released from the hospital on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sheriff investigates local pipe thefts
Farmers are being asked to check for missing aluminum irrigation pipe in the wake of an investigation into pipe theft in the George and Quincy areas.
Grant County sheriff’s deputies say they are aware of one incident in which a wheel line mover was stolen and, during the course of an investigation, they think more pipe has been stolen and the victims may not be aware of the theft.
Anyone with information on irrigation pipe thefts should call Deputy Jon Melvin through the MACC dispatch center at 762-1160, or contact authorities through Tipsters can remain anonymous, deputies said.

QSD to start a study into growing needs
The Quincy School District is growing and about to burst at the seams.
With an additional 168 students this school year, the school district is using 32 portable classrooms throughout the district, Superintendent John Boyd said.
Boyd is asking for community volunteers to be part of the district’s upcoming study that will look into the district’s existing buildings and its enrollment trends.
“We will be reaching out to individuals who have expertise or who represent a certain constituency of people and asking them if they would volunteer,” Boyd said. “We will also hold community meetings for anyone in the community who may be interested in helping us think about how to accommodate future growth in the QSD.”
To volunteer, call the district at 787-4571.