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Jeff Dorsey/Kurt Parsons
Jeff Dorsey/Kurt Parsons

Fun Things to Look Forward to Once it Finally Warms Up

It's been cold, really cold! Wind chill values have not only been below zero, but double digits below zero. I suppose it could be worse. We could be buried under several feet of snow, like the northeast

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Selfie
NovaCotton, Dailymotion

Fake Selfie Proposal Catches Woman Totally Off-Guard

A selfie is not unusual. A marriage proposal is not unusual. Put them together, though, and you get something unusual.

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Frederick Brown, Getty Images
Frederick Brown, Getty Images

Brian Williams and the Almighty Dollar

I have purposely waited for a week to make any comment about the major news item that came to light last week. The suspension of Brian Williams. Now here is a guy who makes 10-million dollars a year that had to lie about what he saw and did in a war zone. Why would someone in his position do that? Money, that's why!

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Crazy Local News Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.

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Quincy Mall - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Remember These Former Quincy Mall Stores?

A lot of changes are coming to the Quincy Mall. First, we found out that J.C. Penney was closing, and then DEB. Most recently, it was announced that RadioShack is also closing. I was reminiscing this morning about some of the stores that used to be in the Quincy Mall, but are no longer there. Remember these?

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Pizza

Who Has the Best Pizza in Quincy? [Poll]

A couple years ago, we conducted a survey to ask which restaurant serves the best pizza in Quincy. Since then, some of the pizza places on our survey have closed, others have opened, and more are on the way! Imo's will be opening in Quincy soon in the old Blockbuster Video location. So let's ask again! Where do you like to get pizza?

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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iStock
iStock

Quincy Park District Youth Soccer

It will be here before you know it, sunny skies, green grass and soccer. So get ready for some soccer fun! The Quincy Park District is taking registrations in all age divisions for youth soccer, looking to build off one of their best years last season.

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Quincy Notre Dame High School - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Notre Dame High School to Hold Open House

The upcoming open house at QND is on Sunday, February 22 from 1 - 3 at 1400 S. 11th Street.

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Quincy Community Theatre
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Community Theatre Needs Your Help to ‘Make Mary Fly’

'Mary Poppins' will be the 2015 summer musical at Quincy Community Theatre, and it is sure to be one of the highlights of this year's season. But a large-scale production like 'Mary Poppins' isn't easy, which is why QCT is asking for your help to "Make Mary Fly." 

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