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Anyone Remember ‘Beaker Street’ on KAAY-Little Rock?

I was talking to some friends the other night about KAAY Radio in Little Rock, Arkansas. My friend asked if I remembered "Beaker Street", the nighttime show on KAAY in the 70's. Remember it? I lived it every night. I loved the host, Clyde Clifford.

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Columbus Foundation Website
Columbus Foundation Website

The ‘Nina’ & ‘Pinta’ Set to Dock in Hannibal

Two-thirds of Christopher Columbus' fleet will be docking in Hannibal on Tuesday, August 23. The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will then open to the public on Wednesday, August 24, in Hannibal.  The ships will be docked at Cedar Street Landing, 100 Center Street, until their departure early Monday morning August 29th.

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Getty Images

Joseph Smith Died 172 Years Ago Today

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism.

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Photo by: Pete Turner
Photo by: Pete Turner

Who Actually Researches This Stuff?

With my job I have access to a lot of information. Stuff like police reports, agriculture news,sports information, financial reports and celebrity information. Every once in a while I come across information that just makes me sit up and wonder....who actually researched this?

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 31 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was first sentenced 31 years ago.

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Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour is This Sunday

This Sunday,  May 1, the Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour of 6 different locations will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.  The tour will take place rain or shine.

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Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 35 Years Ago

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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Friends of The Log Cabin’s Volunteer Clean-Up is Saturday

The Friends of the Log Cabins Association Board has scheduled the first workday of the season at the Log Cabin Village for this Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am to 12 noon. 

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iStock

Does Anyone Remember the Berry Liquor Stores in Quincy?

I was having a conversation about Quincy when someone mentioned that Quincy at one time had more bars per capita than any other city in America. I am not sure it is a true statement.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy’s 9-11 Display Needs to be Re-Located

The memory of 9-11 is fading for most people and that is unfortunate.  It is an event that we should never, ever forget. One way to keep that from happening is to remind people of what took place.  For people in Quincy and the surrounding area stopping by the 9-11 artifact located in the Quincy City Hall parking lot would go a long way to making sure we never forget the attack on the United States in 2001.

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