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Fire Department Burns Down 19th Century Farmhouse
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Fire Prevention Week to Feature a Home Fire Drill Day at the Quincy Mall

Home fires have proven to be one of the largest disaster threats facing American families today, resulting more than 8 in 10 fire-related deaths. To raise awareness about this issue and encourage families to be prepared, Safe Kids Adams County will be joining Central Fire Station, Safe Kids Worldwide, Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program and other experts for a Home Fire Drill Day this Saturday.

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President Obama And First Lady Welcome Children To White House For Halloween
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Advocacy Network for Children to Hold “Superhero Family Fun Challenge” Saturday

Advocacy Network for Children will be holding its first “Superhero Family Fun Challenge” on Saturday, October 15th.  The money raised through this event will help with day-to-day operating costs of the agency which provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in nine West Central Illinois counties.

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Vladimir Pesnya/Pressphotos,Getty Images

Early Tin Dusters Heading to Quincy This Weekend

The 41st Annual Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run will be held in Quincy, Illinois this Friday through Sunday. The 2016 Fall Color Run, which is a pre-1949 only event, always starts on the Friday following the second Sunday in October and is a free event. There will be typically between 800 to 900 vehicles attending this year’s convention.

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Breast cancer awareness ribbon

Advances in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Give Hope, Save Lives

FIve exciting new research findings that should greatly benefit victims of and those at risk for breast cancer.

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USS Cole Attack Suspect Arrested
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Quincy Man Remembers USS Cole Attack 16 Years Ago

On Thursday, October 12, 2000, while refueling at a port in Aden, Yemen, the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by a two suicide bombers navigating a small motorboat full of explosives. The explosion killed 17 crew members and wounded 39 others.

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THE PEANUTS MOVIE Fall Festival Celebrating "Charles M Schulz Day"
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Art Center’s ‘Pink Pumpkin Party’ is This Thursday

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Quincy Art Center and Cell Tech are sponsoring a "Pink Pumpkin Party" this Thursday.  The event is open to the public and those attending are asked to bring your own pumpkin to decorate it in pink.

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Women of Distinction Award

And the ‘Women of Distinction’ Nominees Are…

Congratulations to the finalists for the 2016 “Women of Distinction” awards which will be presented at the October 20 Ladies Night Out event at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. To be eligible for either the peer-nominated “Rising Star” (under 40) or “Shining Star” (40 or over), finalists must exceed the call of duty in our community and our local businesses.

And the nominees are...

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Nestle Recalls Select ‘Drumstick’ Ice Cream Cones

Nestle USA, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of their famous Nestle Drumstick Club ice cream cones (16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack) due to Listeria concerns.

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Which College Has the Best Mascot?

A few weeks back we asked you to vote on the area’s BEST high school mascot. Wasting no time whatsoever, over 3,000 keyboard warriors cast more than 20,000 votes for their hometown favorites.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Christopher Columbus Deserves His Day!

It seems like our country’s traditions are little by little going away. The case in point are the observances of Columbus Day in America. It is a Federal holiday in all states except California, Hawaii and Nevada. Why is that? Three states refuse to acknowledge Christopher Columbus?

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