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15 Amazing Cakes Created in the Quincy Area [Photo Gallery]

Is there anyone that doesn't like cake? Not only are cakes a lot of fun to eat, but sometimes they're just as much fun to look at! Shows like 'Food Network Challenge,' 'Ace of Cakes,' and 'Cake Boss' are popular because of the amazing creations the bakers are able to come up with. We happen to have some equally-as-impressive cake decorators right here in our area.

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1929 Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" coming to Quincy, Illinois
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Fly Back In Time – 1929 Ford Tri-Motor to Appear at Quincy Regional Airport

Quincy area aviation buffs will have an unusual opportunity this weekend to fly in a 1920s luxury airplane.

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Pixland
Pixland

What Was Your Favorite School Fundraiser? St. Dominic School’s Annual Junefest is Coming Up on June 22

Schools and school groups are always trying to raise money for a variety of worthy causes. It's pretty common to come across school kids selling anything from frozen foods to yearbook ads to magazine subscriptions. In fact, when you were in school, you probably also participated in fundraisers. What was your favorite?

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images
Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Free Fishing Days in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Coming Up

If you have listened to the Y101 Morning Show over the years you probably know that on Free Fishing Days Dennis Oliver and I would go out and fish live on the air.  Sometimes we were at the Mississippi River.  Other times at ponds and lakes in the area.  Over the years I have caught a few fish during our live broadcast times, but Mr. Oliver has never caught a fish with me during those times or even during off the air times.Not one fish has ever been harvested by him over a 20 or so on and off years of fishing with me.

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Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images

If You Own a Pet You Are in the Majority

My lifestyle and my work have prevented me from one of the more enjoyable relationships a person can have, and that is with their pet. Having a pet greet you at the door when you come home is something I truly miss. If you are a pet owner you know exactly what I mean.

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Meghan Linsey, half of the duo Steel Magnolia
Deron Johnson

Steel Magnolia Returns to Quincy May 10

Steel Magnolia returns to Quincy this Friday, May 10, and the best part? Tickets are only $10. The show starts at 10 p.m. at Holler & Swaller Saloon, 3rd & Hampshire (below Tiramisu).

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Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.
Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.

Drastic Temperature Changes and Lots More Rain On the Horizon

As I write this, it's mostly sunny and 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Don't get used to it.

A drastic cold front will be sweeping across the area and some forecast models indicate the area could get upwards of four inches of rain over the next couple of days

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Amtrak Celebrates It’s 42nd Birthday Today

Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of train service in this country known as Amtrak. Amtrak's passenger railroad operations began on this date in 1971. Next week we will be starting a promotion on Y101 to give away a round trip for two to Chicago from Quincy aboard either the Illinois Zephyr ot the Carl Sandburg.  

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Newcomb Hotel in Quincy
Newcomb Hotel in Quincy

Quincy Newcomb Hotel Makes Top 10 Endangered Historic Places List

 

The top ten list of endangered historic places was announced today by Landmarks Illinois at a press conference held in Springfield and Quincy has one of the sites on the list.  That site is the historic Newcomb Hotel at 4th and Maine Streets in Quincy.

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Katrina Brown to Headline LMAO Comedy Series, Presented by Y101, KICK-FM and Coors Light [Audio]

A great night of comedy is lined up for this Friday, April 26, at The State Room

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