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.
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.
What would be probably the last group you could possibly think of that would make a twerking video and put it online? If you said Mizzou linemen, you'd be correct! The University of Missouri Tigers offensive linemen twerked to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle' during training camp, and lucky (?) for us, Mizzou recorded the "performance" and posted it to Instagram.
Early on Friday, Quincy Firefighters were called to the Durst Building at 24th and Broadway, home of Y101, KICK-FM, WLIQ and Sign Pro. Several Townsquare Media staff members reported hearing a loud bang on top of the building, followed by the smell of an electrical fire.
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