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Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith

Please Visit the Illinois Veteran’s Home Cemetery this Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, I suggest you take some time to travel through the Illinois Veteran's Home on North 12th and Locust Streets.  

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images

Memorial Day is Not Veteran’s Day, There is a Difference!

In watching, listening or reading the news over this Memorial Day weekend, I would have thought it was November 11 instead of Memorial Day. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

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The Real Reason Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

As we all take advantage of this three-day weekend, we remember those who gave their all so we can be free. 

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Ellington Strawberry Festival to End After 120 Years

After a 120 year run the Ellington Church Strawberry Festival will come to an end after the last serving on Monday, May 29.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

This is How Gus Macker Got Its Start

The year was 1974. The city was Lowell, Michigan. The location was Scott McNeal’s driveway. The participants were 17 of his friends. Combine all that and you had the start of Gus Macker, but how did it get to Quincy?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog Almost Ended Up in the Wrong Quincy

An important anniversary of my arrival in Quincy took place 39 years ago today.  The year was 1978 when I got a call out of the blue from a Gary Schmedding of WTAD Radio and KHQA-TV on a warm May day.

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Gus Macker Players Can Pre-Register Friday

The 27th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Washington Park. Pre-registration will take place Friday.

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Baldwin School
Ben Braun

Q.H.S. Alumni to Say Goodbye to Baldwin School

Quincy High School alumni from near and far will gather at the old high school building (now Baldwin School) on Saturday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to bid farewell to their alma mater prior to its demolition.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Using SWAP Program is Not a Solution to Event Cleanups

As a follow up to last week’s "The Way I See It" commentary, I’d like to address a frequently made suggestion on how we can find a solution to the garbage problem following events in the community.

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320 Turkeys Donated To Bay Area Food Pantry For Thanksgiving
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Free Food Distribution Set for June 3rd

The Adams County Healthy Food Distribution, formerly known as the Mobile Food Pantry, will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 10 to 12:00 noon, at The Quincy Family Resource Center located at 639 York Street in Quincy.

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