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Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 20 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincian James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Clemens Field - Hannibal, MIssouri
Clemens Field - Hannibal, MIssouri

The Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game is Saturday in Hannibal

If you want to see some of the best high school baseball talent in the are you need to be at Clemens Field in Hannibal Saturday night at 7 p.m. That is when the best of Missouri will square off against the best of Illinois in the first ever Missouri-Illinois Senior's All-Star Baseball game!

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Dark River Derby Coalition - Quincy, Illinois
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What is Roller Derby? The Dark River Derby Coalition Will Host a Home Bout on July 13

You've probably heard about the Dark River Derby Coalition, Quincy's all-women's roller derby team. The group was created in 2010 and played their first bout in 2011. The next DRDC home event will be on July 13 at Scotties Fun Spot. Even though you may have heard of the Dark River Derby Coalition, you might not be sure exactly what roller derby is. In order to get you good information, we went to the Dark River Derby Coalition's website for all the basics of roller derby.

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Rehearsals at Quincy Community Theatre
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Audition for Quincy Community Theatre’s Upcoming Production of ‘Sylvia’

Quincy Community Theatre announces auditions for its doggone hilarious production of 'Sylvia,' July 29 & 30 by appointment only. Auditions are from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Should the Illinois Veterans Home be the Permanent Location for 4th of July Fireworks in Quincy? [Poll]

Because of high waters on the river, this year's 4th of July fireworks display in Quincy has been moved to the Illinois Veterans Home. This is not the first time that such a move has taken place. When the announcement was made, one of our Facebook friends, Chantel, commented, " I wish they would keep it at the Veterans Home." We've heard others express the same idea in the past, so we decided to conduct a poll and see what everyone else thinks. Where would you prefer to see the 4th of July fireworks in Quincy?

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New mural in Quincy
Kurt Parsons

Quincy is Mural Mad and That is a Good Thing

Quincy, Illinois has gone mural mad and they are starting to pop up everywhere! With the Midsummer Arts Faire taking place in Washington Park this weekend, there is all kinds of food, fun and, of course, art. And it is all great to see, but I see a trend coming to Quincy that should be very good. They are called murals and they are getting a lot of attention.

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Chip Somodevilla//Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla//Getty Images

Motorcycle Fatalities Are On the Rise

A recent report from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that fatal motorcycle accidents are up 13 percent from 2010 thru last year.  The report shows that there were 148 motorcycle fatalities in the State of Illinois in 2012 compared to 131 in 2010.  The surprising element in these statistics is that fatalities rose despite less accidents involving motorcycles.

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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

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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