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Ten Things You Might Remember if You Grew Up Around Quincy in the 80s

It's fun to think back to when you were growing up. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. Some things haven't changed very much since then. Others have changed dramatically. Here are ten things those of us that grew up in the Quincy area might remember from the 80s. 

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iStock

The New Madrid Earthquake Was Supposed to Happen on December 3, 1990

Twenty-five years ago today, yours truly was on the road heading for Cape Girardeau, Missouri to broadcast a Quincy College-Southeast Missouri State University basketball game. I usually didn’t get too nervous going to ballgames, but this time I had a reason to be on edge because this was the predicted day of an earthquake for that area.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

What Were Your Favorite Aladdin’s Castle Arcade Games?

The Quincy Mall “has it all,” and it's never more evident then when you step into Aladdin's Castle. While arcades have become increasingly niche, it's nice to see that Quincy still has a place to go where you can spend real money to play virtual games in hopes of earning another currency to exchange for rewards that you might have been better off just buying with real money in the first place. Over the years, Aladdin's Castle has hosted lots of different arcade cabinets. Here are some of my favorites.

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Santa at Quincy Mall
Kurt Parsons

Santa Arrives at Quincy Mall November 21

Quincy Mall is preparing for a busy November to kick off the holidays. With the arrival of Santa Claus, Toys for Tots, firetruck rides, and Black Friday specials, there's a lot going on at the mall.

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Maridav

A Beginner’s Guide to 5Ks in Quincy

The end of the year brings out a lot of 5K races. And with New Year's just around the corner, it's a great time to get a jump start on the popular New Year's resolution of shedding weight. 5Ks enable you to get your friends together and get in a good cardiovascular workout.

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Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy in the Top 100 for ‘Best Small Cities in America’

Source: WalletHub
A new list is out that ranks "2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America." On the list of over 1200 cities, Quincy ranked among the Top 100, and was the sixth-highest ranked of Illinois cities. 

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Quincy Mall - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Remember These Former Quincy Mall Stores?

A lot of changes are coming to the Quincy Mall. First, we found out that J.C. Penney was closing, and then DEB. Then RadioShack left, not only in Quincy, but everywhere. Now Quincy Mall is starting to fill up with seasonal businesses for the holidays. I was reminiscing this morning about some of the stores that used to be in the Quincy Mall, but are no longer there. Remember these?

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The Top Halloween Costumes by State – What are the Top Costumes for Illinois and Missouri?

Halloween is an exciting day. It takes the world we see every day and turns it into an smorgasbord of people dressed as food items, politicians, and Pixar characters. You never know exactly what to expect when you walk out your door on October 31, but technology is helping to guide your expectations.

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Scott Olson,Getty Images

Governor Rauner to Hold a Town Hall Meeting in Quincy Thursday

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will be in Quincy this Thursday for a Town Hall Meeting. That meeting, open to the public through reservations, will be held at the John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.

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Hauntings in Illinois and Missouri – Creepy Ghost Videos

Do you believe in ghosts? There are some pretty creepy videos out there! Check out these scary ghost videos that were shot in Illinois and Missouri.

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