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Jeff Dorsey

Winking’s Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores: Winking's Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Sprouts - Quincy, Illinois
Jeff Dorsey

Sprouts Restaurant to Re-Open Soon

It looks like the newly refurbished Sprouts Restaurant will be opening within the next week or two, as many of the hired employees were told they could give their two week notices to their current employers a few days ago. Sprouts, a very popular restaurant for years, burned down in a fire on June 14th, 2012.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Look for Cluster Mailboxes in Your Future Instead of Home Delivery

A lot of things get done in Washington.  Some get the headlines and others get swept under the rug. One such piece of information came from a recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that approved a plan to phase out door to door delivery of mail.  The proposal is to move closer to cluster boxes and curbside delivery instead of the way it is now, door to door.

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Sprouts/Jeff Dorsey
Sprouts/Jeff Dorsey

Soon to Re-Open, Sprouts is Hiring People

One of  Quincy's long standing restaurants will soon be reopening after a fire last year. Sprout's Restaurant is in the finishing touches of their rebuilding process and has been holding a job fair this week to hire employees to work in the new facility on North 12th Street.  

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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 20th anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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Bazooka Joe Webpage
Bazooka Joe Webpage

Long Live Bazooka Joe Gum

For six decades Bazooka Gum has been available for American's chewing pleasure. In all the years of my playing ball, I hardly ever went to a game without my supply for the night. It was and still is the best gum out there plus you got the added bonus of reading the stories of Bazooka Joe and his friends.  

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Remote Control Drone Helicopter/Getty Images

Humanless Pizza Delivery is Here

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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Three Lions/Getty Images

How Would You Like to Turn Your Boredom Into Bucks?

OK, so you have been out of school for about a week now and you are already bored. Well, turn that boredom into cash. How? With all the rain we have had lately, the grass is growing faster than most people can keep up with. You might be surprised if you knocked on a few neighborhood doors and offered to mow the grass just how much money you could make this summer.  

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day. A $2 Tip Ain’t Gonna Cut It.

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.

What most people don’t realize is that waitresses and waiters are NOT paid minimum wage. This is a fact that restaurants rarely publicize but they should.  

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Getty Images

Proposed Westview Golf Course Changes to be Discussed Tonight in a Public Forum

Matt Burry, the golf pro at Westview Golf Course, has the job of making Westview a profit center for the Quincy Park District.  To his credit he has produced a plan to help the public golf course find a way to make additional revenue.  

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