The Hannibal Jaycees are already hard at work on this year's haunted house, which will open the first Friday in October. Volunteers have started cleaning up the haunted house building, testing equipment, and have even started designing some new rooms and attractions to make the experience even more scary (and more fun) for visitors. Chris Powell with the Hannibal Jaycees took us through the haunted house site, and gave us an exclusive look at things to come in 2014.
How many of us read 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing' when we were in school? Probably most of us, right? I did. I don't remember a lot about it, because that's been a long time ago, but I remember enjoying the book a lot (and the sequels, which we also read). The popular Judy Blume story will be adapted for the stage at Quincy Community Theatre this fall, and auditions are being scheduled now.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued a warning to residents of the state about a telephone came involving criminals claiming to represent Microsoft or other IT companies. Monday afternoon, the Quincy Police Department issued a release saying that they have been receiving calls from local residents complaining of this scam.
Main Street Cinema 8 in Hannibal is showing 'Dirty Dancing' on Retro Night, August 21. They've been kind enough to offer our audience free tickets, which you can register to win in Y101 Rewards. 'Dirty Dancing' is a HUGE movie, one of the iconic films of the 80s. As big of a movie as 'Dirty Dancing' is, don't forget that the soundtrack was just as big a hit.
It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.
What movies make you cry every time you watch them? I was listening to a speaker on a conference call talk about how he cried while watching 'Toy Story 3.' I'll admit, that was a title I wasn't expecting. There are movies out there that can bring even the toughest among us to tears, even after watching them multiple times. I did a Google search on the subject and found several online lists naming the biggest tearjerkers. Here are some of the most common titles that seem to appear over and over.
August 16 will be National Roller Coaster Day, and Six Flags parks across the country will be celebrating in various ways. In St. Louis, a roller coaster marathon from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. on Saturday is being planned. Can you imagine riding roller coasters for six hours?
WalletHub is always sending out results of various surveys they've conducted, which rank states and cities in all sorts of categories from "best places for families" to "best places to start a business." They have also released their list of "safest states to live in" for 2014. Illinois and Iowa both made the top 10, but Missouri came in near the bottom.
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