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King In Alabama
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Quincy Public Library to Highlight Black History Month

During the month of February, the Quincy Public Library will highlight Black History Month with several free events open to all ages, selected films for the adult Monday Movie series and for children’s story-time...

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Thomas Cooper, Getty Images
Thomas Cooper, Getty Images

Today Marks the 5th Anniversary of The Blizzard of 2011

Having watched the people of East Coast trying to dig out of their massive snowfall recently, it reminded me of 5 years ago today when one of the biggest snowfalls, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

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NASA/Getty Images
NASA/Getty Images

‘Challenger’ Exploded 30 Years Ago Today

What were you doing 30 years ago today? Most likely you were watching the Space Shuttle Challenger blast off from the Kennedy Space Center. What happened next was unforgettable.

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James Earl Ray
James Earl Ray-Keystone Hulton Archives, Getty Images

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Killer had Ties to Quincy

Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, a day to remember Dr. King Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968 the day he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a man with ties to the Hannibal-Quincy area.

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Brenda Chase, Getty Images
Brenda Chase, Getty Images

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

A monumental date in TV history took place last week. It was January 12, 1971 when CBS took a giant leap into the unknown by agreeing to air a program called "All in the Family". That was 45 years ago. 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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Disaster-Proof Dome Homes House Quake Survivors
Dimas Ardian, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amber Alert System Got Started

Twenty years ago today  9-year old Amber Hagerman got on her bicycle in Arlington, Texas like any other 9-year old would.  The difference was Amber never made it home. Her body was found a few days later some three miles away in a creek with her throat slashed. The killer has never been found.

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Pamela Anderson
Frederick Brown, Getty Images

‘Hollywood Squares’ Needs to Return to TV

Years ago the TV networks would have plenty of TV game shows to watch but over the years, those shows have dwindled down to a precious few.  One of my favorites was Hollywood Squares.

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Dining With the Departed at the Historic LaBinnah Bistro

The LaBinnah Bistro is located in an 1870 Victorian home at 207 N. 5th Street, part of Hannibal’s historic Millionaires’ Row. The restaurant is well-known for offering fine Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Many Hannibal residents are also aware that this location was where the respected businessman Amos J. Stillwell played euchre with his own murderer, Dr. Joseph C. Hearne, a few hours before his death on the evening of December 30, 1988.

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Quincy Preserves
Quincy Preserves

Quincy Preserves Historic 5-Home Tour is Saturday

This Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m., Quincy Preserves will present its annual “Behind Closed Doors” historic homes tour...

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Odd image inside Mark Twain Cave
Deena West Budd

Does the Spirit of a Little Girl Haunt Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave?

Anyone taking a tour of the famous Mark Twain Cave on Highway 79, just south of Hannibal, has heard the story of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and his young daughter. Many of the tour guides and visitors have actually seen the spirit of Dr. McDowell's daughter.

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