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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

D.A.R. Reminds Us This is ‘Constitution Week’

The Dorothy Quincy Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Quincy, Illinois would like to remind all citizens that the week of September 17th through the 23rd commemorates the 229th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.

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Log-Cabing

Free Frontier Settlement Day is This Saturday in Quincy

The Friends of the Log Cabins are inviting folks to their 8th annual free Frontier Settlement Day on Saturday, September 10 from 11 to 4.  The festival will be in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island in Quincy. 

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Newcomb Hotel Fire Happened Three Years Ago Today

Today marks the third anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel fire in Quincy. It was a beautiful night for early September in 2013. The sun had set and many people were out on what turned out to be a not so typical night in Quincy's downtown district.

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Log-Cabin

Log Cabin Village Workday Rescheduled for Saturday

The annual Frontier Settlement Day is rapidly approaching and work has been on going in preparation for that event.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not be co-operating. Due to last Saturday's rain, the workday in the Log Cabin Village has been moved to this Saturday, September 3, from 8:30 to noon. 

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Old Radio

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
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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