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Meghan Linsey, half of the duo Steel Magnolia
Deron Johnson

Steel Magnolia Returns to Quincy May 10

Steel Magnolia returns to Quincy this Friday, May 10, and the best part? Tickets are only $10. The show starts at 10 p.m. at Holler & Swaller Saloon, 3rd & Hampshire (below Tiramisu).

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Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.
Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.

Drastic Temperature Changes and Lots More Rain On the Horizon

As I write this, it's mostly sunny and 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Don't get used to it.

A drastic cold front will be sweeping across the area and some forecast models indicate the area could get upwards of four inches of rain over the next couple of days

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"Baby Ella"

‘Baby Ella’ Keeps Making Great Steps to Recovery

If the city of Quincy, Illinois, ever had an adopted child, chances are very good her name would be Ella Cain.

Ask most anyone from Quincy about “Baby Ella” and their faces light up. Words like “miracle” and “courage” are usually brought into the conversation

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Newcomb Hotel in Quincy
Newcomb Hotel in Quincy

Quincy Newcomb Hotel Makes Top 10 Endangered Historic Places List

 

The top ten list of endangered historic places was announced today by Landmarks Illinois at a press conference held in Springfield and Quincy has one of the sites on the list.  That site is the historic Newcomb Hotel at 4th and Maine Streets in Quincy.

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Quincy Riverfront Flood [Photo Gallery]

Various scenes around the Quincy riverfront on Friday afternoon, April 19. Memorial Bridge has been closed. Bayview Bridge is handling both westbound and eastbound traffic. The Mississippi River has risen dramatically over the last couple of days and is expected to crest Sunday, April 21

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We Need To Build a Meth Rehab Facility in Adams County

I read with interest the story in the Quincy Herald Whig regarding Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer's conversations with the Federal officials about possibly housing Federal prisoners temporarily in the Adams County Jail. It is a suggestion by the Sheriff to increase some revenue for the county.  The proposal is being contemplated by the Adams County Board.It got me to thinking

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The Need for Blood

The need for blood is a constant thing. Even some of the runners in the Boston Marathon, with everything going on around them and seeing the horrific scene, ran straight to the hospitals to give blood so others might live

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Thank You, Scott Douglas

One of Quincy's best is moving on from basketball coaching. He will be missed.

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Angela Weiss,  Getty Images
Angela Weiss, Getty Images

World Book Night at Quincy Public Library

The Quincy Public Library will help distribute half-a-million free books.

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Jerry McGrew/ Getty Images
Jerry McGrew/ Getty Images

Another Low Voter Turnout is Troublesome

We have had some time to absorb what took place on election day.  Quincy will have a new Mayor when Kyle Moore takes over from John Spring. Apparently, Mr. Moore was more successful than John Spring was in getting people to vote. Had more people gone to the polls, would the result have been different? Who knows?!

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