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Ezra Shaw
Ezra Shaw

Local Runners to Make the St. Jude Run to Peoria

The 11th Annual St. Jude Run will take place tonight with some 80 or so runners and volunteers making the trek from Quincy to Peoria.  

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Quincy Park District
Quincy Park District

Wavering Aquatic Center Closes for Good Sunday

The 34 year history of Wavering Aquatic Center will come to an end this Sunday as the Quincy Park District will close the doors of the center at 6 p.m. not only for the season, but for forever. Sunday will be the last day for swimmers to enjoy the pool they have had since 1981.

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Big River Steampunk Festival - Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

What is Steampunk? Get Ready For Hannibal’s Big River Steampunk Festival!

The Big River Steampunk Festival was first held last year in Hannibal to honor the city's local contributions during the Industrial Revolution. The odd part is this "steampunk" style of celebration. The 2015 Big River Steampunk Festival is coming back to Hannibal Labor Day Weekend, but what exactly is this whole "steampunk" thing, and why is it coming to America's Hometown?

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Bayview Bridge - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy’s Bayview Bridge Lighting Set For August 22

Lighting the Bayview Bridge has been talked about for decades, and it looks like it will happen this summer as part of the City of Quincy’s 175th Anniversary celebration. August 22 is the target date for the City of Quincy to light the Bayview Bridge from dusk to dawn.

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Kris Conner, Getty Images
Kris Conner, Getty Images

Rollin’ on The River Blues Festival in Keokuk is August 14 & 15

The 27th Annual Rollin' on The River Blues Festival will be held in Keokuk on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. Seven great blues bands will be on the stage during the two day event.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Coyote Bill Set to Perform at ‘Blues in The District’ this Friday

The District has announced that this Friday’s Blues in the District will be held on schedule. The Blues in the District concert featuring Coyote Bill will be this Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and held in Washington Park.

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Man Landed on the Moon 46 Years Ago Today

It was July 20th, 1969 and the world was riveted to their TV sets watching what was once the unthinkable, a man walking on the moon. I was 15 years old in New York and was glued to the family TV set like everyone around here was to KHQA or WGEM.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Household Waste Collection Sites in Quincy Changed

The City of Quincy has made arrangements for four household waste collection sites around the city for private citizens of the city to use during this storm damage crisis through Friday, July 17. This will allow Quincy citizens to dispose of house waste and food waste only, absolutely NO YARD WASTE, trees or debris.

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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno, Getty Images
Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno, Getty Images

‘Let’s Play for The Red, White & Blue’ is at K of C on July 25

The Knights of Columbus in Quincy will be the site for the Let's Play for the Red White & Blue event which features volleyball, golf and human foosball.  Now is the time to register teams for all three events.  

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