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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

2015 Summer Events Guide for the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Anyone else ready for summer? Plenty of events and activities are scheduled all around the region during the summer months. Here is a guide to 2015 summer events around the Quincy/Hannibal area.

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Winking and Expletives a Part of Criders’ First Court Appearance

The Adams County Courthouse was the scene this morning for the first court appearance of Stefan Crider, Jr. and Julia Crider, the father and step-mother of the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr., and it was not without an incident.

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Gus Macker
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The Mackers Are Coming: Gus Macker Coming Up Again in Quincy

Some 25 years ago a little thing called "Gus Macker" came to the streets of Quincy.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images
Jon Morris, Getty Images

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It should be 12 months out of the year, not just April, especially when you see the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

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Bridge the Gap to Health 2015 is May 16

"To Sustain or Enhance the Quality of Life of our Community" is the Bridge the Gap to Health mission. All the money raised from Bridge the Gap to Health stays in the community.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Shoplifting Arrest Made on Former Adams County Deputy

The Quincy Police Department arrested a former Adams County Deputy for stealing items from Sam's Club over a two-and-half month period of time.  

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Steve Bloom, Getty Images
Steve Bloom, Getty Images

Do You Know the Difference Between a Tornado Watch and a Warning?

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to introduce the featured speaker for a Quincy Exchange Club meeting. Mr. John Simon, the Adams County Emergency Management Director was that speaker and he chose to talk about being prepared for severe storms when they strike the Hannibal-Quincy area.  Simon explained the difference between a watch and a warning.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Not Registered? You Can Still Vote. Find Out Here!

The next election day in Quincy and Adams County will be on Tuesday, April 7.  Unfortunately, the turnout will once again not be what it should be. How sad is it that we have people giving and/or risking their lives fighting for our democracy so we can have a say in our government, yet people don’t take the time to vote?

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Christophe Testi, ThinkStock
Christophe Testi, ThinkStock

Could You Use An Extra $100,000? The Everybody Wins Mega Raffle is Back!

The Everybody Wins Mega Raffle is back again, so get your ticket today!

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