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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

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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Maid Rite
Ben Braun

The 10 Commandments of Eating At Maid-Rite

There are a lot of traditions in the Gem City, but nothing says Quincy quite like a Maid Rite. A few of my co-workers and I went to indulge in the deliciousness of Maid Rite, but there are a few rules--or "commandments"--that you need to know first.

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Summer Fruits
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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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