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Forget the .9 on Gasoline. You’re Not Fooling Anyone.

Ok, it is time for the "I'm as mad as Hell and I am not gonna take it anymore" yell to be heard throughout the area as we all watched our gas prices go up some 65 cents a gallon last week. How does gas go from $3.35 a gallon to $3.99 in four days? 

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Mark Kolbe /Getty Images

Why Not Have 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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Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Farmer’s Market Begins 31st Season Today

The season opening Farmer's Market begins this morning at Washington Park in Quincy.  Today's opening marks the 31st year for the event which feature fresh vegetables, fruit and plants provided by local farmers in the area.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Kewanee Has The Right Idea, Unfortunately at Quincy’s Expense

I was reading my Sunday edition of the Quincy Herald Whig when I came across an insert for National Train Day which is Saturday, May 11. The insert was apparently provided and paid for by the Henry County, Illinois Tourism Bureau, The City of Kewanee, Illinois, and the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Mile after Magnificent Mile.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Job Numbers are Out

Yesterday's Quincy Herald Whig had an interesting article written by Matt Hopf that revealed that the area's job picture improved in March from one month earlier.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that it is still higher than it was one year ago.

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Getty images

It Is The 28th Anniversary of the Worst Decision Ever Made

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of the worst business decision ever made. I am sure it was made with the best of intentions, but the decision was met with a great deal of resistance from throughout the world.

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Rick Perry
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Texas Governor Perry Trying to ‘Steal’ Illinois Businesses to the Lone Star State.

Texas Governor Rick Perry arrived in Illinois yesterday and remains in Chicago today.  He is on a  determined mission to lure away some of the the state’s businesses.  His whole theme is to pack up and leave Illinois and reopen in Texas.

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Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey
Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey

What? No Quincy in the Illinois Department of Tourism Guide Insert?

Did anyone else notice the lack of Quincy mentioned in the "Illinois Getaway Spring/Summer Edition" insert in the Sunday Quincy Herald Whig? I started thumbing my way page by page looking for something about visiting Quincy and there was nothing to be found.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Goodbye, Blockbuster – Quincy Blockbuster Video Closing in May

Remember going to Blockbuster and renting movies?

That is getting harder to do. You only have until May 11th in Quincy to get the movies you want. The Quincy Blockbuster store is undergoing a liquidation sale at its location of 3520 Broadway

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Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia
Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia

Does Anyone Remember Green Stamps?

I was sitting around talking to some friends when one walked in with a purse the size of Montana and I said to her “you must have everything including Green Stamps in there”. She laughed with the rest of us and it got us to talking about the days of Green Stamps in the United States.

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