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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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Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images

First Woman in 30 Years to Broadcast NFL Game on ESPN

ESPN will feature a woman play-by-play announcer during the upcoming National Football League season.  According to an article in the American Sportscaster's Online periodical, Beth Mowins will handle the play-by-play for the network's second game of their Monday Night Football coverage on September 11.

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Ghost Woman in Forest
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Have You Heard of The ‘Haunted Hill’ In Mexico, Missouri?

In the year 1884, just west of the town of Mexico, Missouri, was an area designated as the “Ghost District” due to the frequent sightings of paranormal activity on the hill of the main county road.

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Villa Kathrine to Hold Open House Sunday

If you are looking for a wonderful place to take Mom this Sunday, make sure you include the Villa Kathrine in Quincy.  The Villa will be holding a free open house on Mother's Day.  

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Museum of Science and Industry
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Chicago Museums to Offer Free Admission This Summer For Illinois Residents

If you're taking a vacation to Chicago this summer, many of Chicago's biggest attractions are offering free admission on selected days.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

So Now You Know How Pepsi Got Its Name

It is funny when we mention names of products or companies we never really ask the question "How did they come up with that name?" It got me to thinking about some very popular products and company names out there and how they were actually named.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 32 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 32 years ago.

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The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 36 Years Ago Tomorrow

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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To The Trenches
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World War One Exhibit Opening Saturday

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County has announced the opening of the World War I exhibit "Over Here and Over There: Quincy and Adams County in WWI" this Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the History Museum at 4th and Maine in Quincy.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Wonder Why Easter is Early One Year and Late the Next? Here’s Why!

Easter is late this year as it occurs this Sunday, April 16. Last year Easter was early falling on Sunday, March 27. Have you ever wondered why it changes every year and isn’t on a set Sunday? Well, here is your answer.

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