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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Ever Wonder ‘Why Can’t We Do That?’

With the heat and lack of rain recently, the grass growing has slowed down significantly, but with recent rains it is starting to come back again. After mowing my grass recently, I sat down on my patio and started to wonder why, with this being 2016, have we not developed grass seed that only grows to the height of 2 inches?  That would mean no mowing needed? Why can't we do that?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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Summer Giveaway Qualifiers (Full List)

Below are the qualifiers for the second summer giveaway; a queen-size Tempur-pedic Cloud mattress valued at $2,000 compliments of Sleep Tight in Quincy. If you see your name, make sure you RSVP for Thursday night's event HERE.

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Fire Station #6 Re-Opens at 24th & Cedar in Quincy

After a 15 month hiatus, Fire Station House #6 re-opened this morning in Quincy at 7 a.m. at 24th and Cedar Streets.  

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Remote Control Drone Helicopter/Getty Images

Drone Pizza Delivery Has Arrived

There will come a day when home delivery by humans is a thing of the past. I would never have thought that that day would come during my lifetime but low and behold it has. There is a humanless pizza delivery system being used in England.

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QND Pommers to Host Murder Mystery

As if taking state five times in a row wasn’t impressive enough, the Quincy Notre Dame Pom Pon team is now on track to perform during half time of the 2016 Orange Bowl in Miami! But first, you have to solve a murder.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 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 Quincy native 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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QUIZ: Is this a City in Illinois or a Pokemon Character?

You think you know Pokemon characters? How about cities in the Land of Lincoln? Think you can distinguish between the two? Good luck.

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Doug Pensinger /Allsport

DiMaggio’s Consecutive Hitting Streak Ended 75 Years Ago Tomorrow

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Mike Shannon – Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Mike

Happy birthday to Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon, who turns 77 today. If you have listened to St. Louis Cardinal Baseball since 1962, you have heard about him playing for the Redbirds or have heard him broadcasting the Cardinal games. Here are some interesting facts about Mike that you may not know.

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