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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
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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Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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
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
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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