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Mikael Damkier, ThinkStock
Mikael Damkier, ThinkStock

Fishing For Freedom Needs Volunteer Boaters

This year's Fishing for Freedom event is set for June 3rd though June 5th.  So far nearly 200 active military and veterans have signed up for the three day fishing experience and that list will grow between now and the event in early June.

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Fire-Station-6

Should Fire Station #6 Re-Open or Stay Closed? [POLL]

At Monday night’s City Council meeting in Quincy the Council voted 11 to 3 in favor of an amendment to move monies within the budget to re-open Fire Station #6 at 24th and Cedar in Quincy. Even with the vote, the plan may never see the light of day.

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NBA Draft Letter
Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

NBA’s Decision to Allow Uniform Advertising is Not a Good One

It was announced recently that the National Basketball Association has decided to allow advertising on the uniforms of the players beginning in the 2017-18 season. It is a move that will generate at least $100-million annually. The NBA is the first major sport to make this move and I for one hope it is the last one to do so.

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Bees
Gary Glaenzer

Would You Allow 200 Bees to Sting You? This Guy Did!

It was about four years ago when I was working on a fence post in my yard when I disturbed a nest of bees who came swarming out of the ground and attacked me.  I was swatting them away and the more I swatted the more they kept coming. After several stings, I decided swatting was not the right approach and I just stood a still as possible. How I did it is beyond me.  The bees were crawling all over me.  

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Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

Were You Listening to 99-Q Radio 31 Years Ago Today?

Today marks the 31st anniversary that 99Q Radio hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it, a legacy began.

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Former Chicago Cub Rick Monday (C) speaks while standing near a flag (Bottom-R) he rescued from being burnt by protesters more than thirty years ago at Dodger Stadium,
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 40th anniversary of what is considered by many to be the greatest play ever made in Major League Baseball. The play never involved a ball, a bat or a glove but it will go down as one of the most memorable.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

With No Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

A monumental event in our nation's history took place 213 years ago today. On April 25, 1803, the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol
Kurt Parsons

Three Deaths in Missouri Due to Drowning

Three separate accidents in the past week leaves three dead on Missouri waterways.

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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

Our Interview with Dylan Ross

Nine-year-old Dylan Ross of Barry, Illinois stopped by the studio this morning to thank us for a blog we posted earlier in the week (how awesome of him, BTW!) and Dennis and The Big Dog had the chance to talk with him about the whole experience.

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Baseball and Bat on Home Plate
Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 35 Years Ago

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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