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Carnival at National Tom Sawyer Days
Kurt Parsons

Carnival to Bring New Rides to Hannibal During 2015 National Tom Sawyer Days

National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal will be held for the 60th time in 2015. It was recently announced that country music's Jon Pardi will be the Friday night headliner at Tanyard Gardens. According to the Hannibal Jaycees, several upgrades and improvements are being planned for Hannibal's annual summertime festival, including bringing in different rides for the carnival.

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Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

The Best Cities in the Tri-States: Which is Your Favorite? [Poll]

I'm always seeing lists online of "the coolest cities in America" or "the best cities in America" or "the best cities to ... fill in the blank." Every time I see one of these stories, I read it. Sometimes local and regional cities make these lists. Forbes named Quincy one of the "best small places to raise a family" a few years ago. Once, Hannibal was among the "most exciting cities in Missouri." More than one Pike County city ranked among the "safest cities in Illinois." If we were to make a list of The Best Cities in the Tri-States, which city would you vote for?

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Meghan Trainor The Fray Def Leppard
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Meghan Trainor, The Fray, Carrie Underwood, Def Leppard and More at This Summer’s Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair will take place in Des Moines August 13-23. The grandstand lineup for this year's fair is a good one. Whether you're looking for today's stars, or some of your favorite bands from the 80s and 90s (or even earlier), there are several acts that you will recognize booked for this summer's fair.

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2015 summer concerts Kansas City
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Concerts You Can See This Summer in Kansas City, but Not in St. Louis

Summer will be here before you know it. We've starting compiling information on upcoming summer concerts for 2015. When we do this, we usually focus on concerts in St. Louis, since it is the nearest major city to us, and it's a city that many of the major tours visit. However, sometimes you have to travel just a little farther to see your favorite acts. While many of the same artists and bands will be performing in both St. Louis and Kansas City, there are a few that (as of this writing) only have Kansas City dates booked for this summer.

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Chicago Style Pizza vs St Louis Style Pizza
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Chicago-Style Pizza or St. Louis-Style Pizza – Which is Best? [Poll]

When you think of St. Louis/ Chicago rivalries, you probably immediately think of the Cardinals and Cubs, and the Blues and Blackhawks, but what about pizza? Both cities are known for two very different styles of pizza. With news breaking recently of Imo's coming to Quincy, we want to know, which type of pizza do you like better?  

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