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The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]

Merry Christmas! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday. Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous. I am sure it will get your Christmas off to a great start. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Christmas!

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St Boniface Cemetery

A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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Calendar of Events Quincy, Illinois 2015
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Mark Down These Important Dates for Quincy Events in 2015

Here are key dates for some of Quincy's favorite annual events and activities in 2015. 

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Quincy Community Theatre

Cast Announced for HONK! JR. by Quincy Community Theatre

It is official, Quincy Community Theater's Family/Student Theatre musical is HONK! JR., and the cast has been announced!

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Three of the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest are in Illinois, One is in Missouri and Another is in Iowa

If you're the type of person that enjoys visiting places that are supposedly haunted, you'll like this news. MysteriousHeartland.com has ranked the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest. While none of the libraries in our immediate area made the list, a decent number of the Top 10 are within a fairly reasonable driving distance. 

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Date Announced for the 2015 Y101 Bridal Expo!

It will be here before you know it, so mark it down on your calenders now because you don't want to miss the Y101 Bridal Expo!

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Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

The Top Quincy News of 2014

With 2014 coming to a close, we've taken a look back at some of the most popular Quincy news stories that were published over the past year. 

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Utah Leads the State List For Being the Most Philanthropic

The United States is the world’s most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar, according to WalletHub. Just how generous are Americans? According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95.4 percent of households donate to charities, with each contributing an annual average of $2,974.

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Which Area Businesses or Local Characters Should Have Their Own Reality TV Show?

It seems like there are reality shows based on every single type of business imaginable. There are shows about truckers, shows about fashion, shows about pet grooming, and for some reason, lots and lots of shows about pawn shops. A truck stop in Columbia even had its own show for a time. If a reality TV producer decided to make a show based on a business or individual in the Quincy/Hannibal area, what would the show be and who would it be about?

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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