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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

There is Big Money to be Made With Garage Sales

Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole (undamaged) has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day, a $2 Tip Just Won’t Cut It

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day in the United States. The rules of tipping in restaurants vary depending on what nation and culture you are a part of. Here in the United States, 15% is considered an average tip for average service.

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Mark Kolbe /Getty Images

Why Not a Daily Bus Between Hannibal and Quincy?

Here we sit twenty miles apart as the crow flies and no public transportation between Hannibal and Quincy. A town of 40 thousand has no connection to a town of 20 thousand people unless you drive yourself. Why not?

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gpointstudio, ThinkStock
gpointstudio, ThinkStock

I Am Confused???

When I first moved to Quincy many moons ago, the first thing I realized was how easy it was to find things in this city. The streets are numbered from the river to almost Liberty going west to east. And the north-south streets are named after presidents, states or trees. Pretty simple.

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Q.U. Receives a $500-Thousand Anonymous Stadium Grant

Quincy University received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous foundation on April 1 in support of the ongoing Quincy University Stadium renovation project announced in December. To date, the grant represents the single largest contribution to the stadium plan

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Blessing Hospital - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Blessing Health System Career Fair Set for April 30

If you are looking for employment at Blessing Hospital, then mark your calendar for Thursday, April 30. That's the day that Blessing Health System will be holding their Connect with Blessing Career Fair in the Blessing Hospital Auditorium.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Do You Remember the Pet Rock Craze? Here’s How it Started

The year was 1975. The place was a bar in Los Gatos, California. That is where a struggling 38-year-old freelance writer by the name of Gary Dahl was enjoying his favorite beverage when the conversation turned to pets and all the work it is to have them. What happened next is beyond belief.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Goodbye J.C Penney: Another Quincy Icon Gone!

I walked into the Quincy Mall yesterday and made my way down to the west end of the Mall heading towards the J.C. Penney store. The closer I got to the entrance, reality started to set in that one of the iconic stores in Quincy will soon be no more.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

What Woman Would You Like to See on a $20 Bill?

Take a look at all of your paper cash. Notice one thing in common? Every bill has the face of a man on it. There are no women. This prompted a young woman to spring into action to change this omission.

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Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Baseball Cards and Bicycles, a Costly Combination

I was moving some boxes the other day at my house and I came across my large box of baseball cards. It got me to wonder about how many baseball cards I traded with my friends, and just how many I ruined just to make noise on my bike. My guess it was in the hundreds.  

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