Wes Leffert from Quincy is a Y101 Rewards member who has just won the Take Me Out to the Ballgame contest! You want to know something really great about this whole thing? Wes is a lifelong Cardinal fan, but he's never been to a professional baseball game!
Keeping your kids entertained - especially when they're out of school during the summer months - can get very expensive very quickly, so it's nice that many of our area organizations offer several fun and free things for kids to do. One of the popular summer events that the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department sponsors is Movies in the Park, a movie series that returns on May 30.
Power outages are a major concern when severe weather strikes. Extended periods without power - such as the outage many Hannibal residents faced last May after straight-line winds damaged much of the city - can lead to contamination of food stored in refrigerators and freezers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, " Power outages from weather emergencies compromise the safety of stored food, but consumers can take steps to reduce food waste and the risk of food-borne illness."
Fans of 90s music will want to take note of an event coming to central Illinois this summer. The Under the Sun Tour - featuring Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Blues Traveler - will stop in Springfield, IL on June 29.
The annual Gus Macker basketball tournament will take place in Quincy May 24 - 25. Registration is open for teams interested in competing in the tournament, which will be held on the streets around Washington Park.
There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.
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