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John Tripp
John Tripp

John Tripp, My Best Friend, Passed Away Four Years Ago Today. ‘Miss Ya Buddy!’

Four years ago I lost my best friend and hundreds of others did likewise with the passing of John Tripp. I started to write a blog about John this morning, but I kept deleting what I was writing.  I finally decided that what I wrote last year still fits today so if what you read next sounds familiar, it is. I wrote it from my heart a year ago and the words still say everything I want to say today so here it is.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

It’s a ‘Small, Small Corrupt World’

The New York Post revealed that rich Manhattan mothers are hiring handicapped people to pose as family members so that their kids can cut in the front of the long lines for rides at Disney World in Orlando.

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Alzheimer Association Pro-Am coming July 15th
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12th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Pro-Am Golf Event Set

The 12th Annual Alzheimer's Association Pro-Am Golf event is set for Monday, July 15.

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National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal

National Tom Sawyer Days Set For 2013 in Hannibal

One of Hannibal and the tri-state area's biggest annual festivals is gearing up for another big year, with some new things in the mix.

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"Baby Ella"

‘Baby Ella’ Keeps Making Great Steps to Recovery

If the city of Quincy, Illinois, ever had an adopted child, chances are very good her name would be Ella Cain.

Ask most anyone from Quincy about “Baby Ella” and their faces light up. Words like “miracle” and “courage” are usually brought into the conversation

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Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Gus Macker Registration is Underway with Deadline Soon

The Quincy Exchange Club will be hosting the Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament in Quincy on May 25th and 26th. The time to sign up 4-person teams to play in the event is now.

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Family Fun Carnival this Saturday

Transitions Holding Family Fun Carnival

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a part of their "Nurturing Children Campaign" Transitions of Western Illinois is sponsoring a Family Fun Carnival this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Category: Articles, Family, Quincy
Who eats this stuff?
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The Cost of Eating Out Vs. Cooking

It's long been believed that buying groceries and cooking at home is a money saver. Is that true in this day and age?

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2015 Dogwood Festival returns April 30 through May 3
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2013 Dogwood Festival Schedule

The Dogwood Festival returns to Quincy Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 6. Here is a schedule of events;

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"Ride Cool" to take place at Hannibal Clinic
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Ride Cool Helmet Safety Event Coming to Hannibal

If the weather were cooperating by now it would already be bike riding season. We are sure however that's it's going to be soon, so this is an event you won't want to miss.

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