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‘Four Dead in Ohio’ 45 Years Ago Today

It was May 4, 1970 when members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students in an event that triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.  The impact of the shootings was dramatic and had a direct impact on national politics.

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Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey
Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 30 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 sentenced 30 years ago today.

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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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iStock

Quincy’s 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner is Set for March 14

The 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner continuing in the St. Boniface Tradition and hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Knights of Columbus in Quincy. 

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Thomas Cooper, Getty Images

Sunday Marks the 4th Anniversary of The Blizzard of 2011

Having watched the people of Boston trying to dig out of their massive snowfall this week, it reminded me of 4 years ago (Sunday) when one of the biggest snowfalls, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

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There’s Trivia Here and Trivia There

If you are a trivia buff your season is apparently here. In the next several weeks there will be a variety of Trivia Nights scheduled beginning this Friday.

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iStockphoto

Do You Remember Any Drive-In Movie Theaters?

Drive-in theaters in our area, how many of them do you remember?

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Brenda Chase, Getty Images

‘All in The Family’ Needs to Return So We Can Laugh Again

It was January of  1971 when CBS took a giant leap into the unknown by agreeing to air a program called "All in the Family". That took place on this date in 1971.The country was dealing with a war in Vietnam, civil unrest in many of our cities and people were generally unhappy.  They needed to laugh at something or somebody to remind them of what it was like to smile again. That something was "All in the Family" and that someone was Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O'Connor.

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Fox Photo, Getty Images

We Can Never Forget Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

With each passing year the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor fades away even more. There are fewer survivors with us from the attack that happened 73 years ago.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Old Ursa Museum to Be Featured on WQEC-TV’s Illinois Stories

WQEC-TV, Quincy's Public Broadcasting Station, will be featuring The Old Ursa Museum on their "Illinois Stories" program. The show will focus on the log cabin which many people refer to as the Smith Log Cabin.

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