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Alta King
Alta King

Does Mother Nature Have Another July 13 Storm Up Her Sleeve?

If you believe in numbers you might want to prepare for a major storm to hit Quincy this Thursday. Why do I say that?

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Spooky moonrise over lake
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Have You Heard the Legend of Quincy’s ‘Levee Walker’?

Urban legends remind me of the telephone game; they start off true (or at best, believable), and throughout the years, the story seems to change and get more "made-up." One of Quincy's most famous urban legends is that of the "Levee Walker" (though I hadn't heard of it until today). However, there seems to be several Levee Walker urban legends.

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Victor Chavez, Getty Images

Hey Guys, The 5th of July is The Day to Celebrate!

Forget about July 4th especially if you are a guy. July 5th is the day we should be celebrating. Why?  

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How Patriotic Is Your State?

In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?

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Janet Koelling

Historical Society of Quincy Offers Brewery Tour and Tasting

Do you like beer? What about history? Trolleys? If you said yes to one or more of those things, the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is offering something that might quench your thirst for both beer and knowledge.

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Paul Zimmerman,Getty Images
Paul Zimmerman,Getty Images

Happy Birthday to The Happy Birthday Song

On Y101 Radio we take pleasure in reading the names of people with birthdays and anniversaries.  We do it at 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. every morning Monday through Friday. So send them in to us using this webpage and we will get them on for you. I found it interesting that the song “Happy Birthday to You” is the most sung song in the entire world.

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Mormon Leader Joseph Smith
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Today is Joseph Smith’s Death Anniversary

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. At age 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built cities and temples, and created a religious culture.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Where Would We Be Without This Item?

It almost went unnoticed!  Today marked the 519th anniversary of the invention of something we all use each and every day, at least I hope we all use it.  The Chinese invented it back in 1498.

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It’s Another Busy Weekend In The Tri-States

With hot and humid weather in the weekend forecast, we don't blame you if you hit the pool and work on your tan. However, if you don't want to swim, there are several fun events going on this weekend.

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Showtime Championship Boxing Washington DC Landmark Shoot
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Quincy is Getting a Presidential Visit

This weekend in Quincy, you can take a selfie with the President of the United States. Well, not the current president, but a president nonetheless...

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