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Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 20 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincian James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Watching a Movie
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The Quincy Public Library, a Great Place to See a Movie

Sometimes it can be difficult for film fanatics - especially those that don't live in a giant city - to find much more than Hollywood blockbusters from local theaters. Sure there's Netflix, video stores, and some nice online options for home viewing, but what about the experience of seeing a great film with an audience?

The Quincy Public Library has an answer to this dilemma.

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Clive Rose/Getty Images

Adams County Sheriff’s Department Reporting a Phone Scam is Underway in The Area

The Adams County Sheriff's Department has sent out notification that someone is trying to scam people out of $250 to $500.  According to a news release from Deputy Brad Parrish, the Sheriff's office has received complaints that a phone scam is going on where people are being offered federal grants if they send $250 to $500 to them by Western Union.  

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Adams County Chapter of The American Red Cross to Hold Awards and Recognition Dinner

The Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 96th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Vermont Street United Methodist Church, 818 Vermont Street.  Anyone who has donated blood, time or financial help to the Adams County Chapter, as well as those who are interested in the work of the American Red Cross are invited to attend.

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1929 Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" coming to Quincy, Illinois
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Fly Back In Time – 1929 Ford Tri-Motor to Appear at Quincy Regional Airport

Quincy area aviation buffs will have an unusual opportunity this weekend to fly in a 1920s luxury airplane.

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Pixland
Pixland

What Was Your Favorite School Fundraiser? St. Dominic School’s Annual Junefest is Coming Up on June 22

Schools and school groups are always trying to raise money for a variety of worthy causes. It's pretty common to come across school kids selling anything from frozen foods to yearbook ads to magazine subscriptions. In fact, when you were in school, you probably also participated in fundraisers. What was your favorite?

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Truck

Cops Need Your Help! Have You Seen This Truck & Trailer?

The Lewis County  Sheriff's Office and the Adams County Sheriff's Office are looking for assistance in locating a stolen trailer.  On May 22 around 7:00 a.m. a 1977 John Deere 201 Implement Carrier was stolen from rural LaGrange Missouri. 

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Tom Ervin/Getty Images

Surprise! Rains May Help Keep the West Nile Virus Cases Down

Everywhere I went this weekend it was the same comment, "when is this rain going to stop?" There is a silver lining in all this in that we didn't have any severe weather accompany the heavy rains we got and the West Nile Virus problem maybe helped by all the rain.

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Phil Walter / Getty images

On Meth? The Cops Already Know Who You Are. Your Time Is Coming.

If you are like me, you read your Quincy Herald Whig daily and it has become commonplace to see one, two or even three stories each night about a methamphetamine arrest for either using or selling the stuff.  There is no doubt there is a meth crisis going on.  

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Quincy Police Department
Kurt Parsons

Crime Stoppers Seeks Information and Members

The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers organization is usually looking for fugitives or crime information.  We are still seeking information on those things, but now, we are looking for something else:  prospective board members.

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