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September Events for the Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri Area

September is National Preparedness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Honey Month. It is also the month in which fun local events like the Big River Steampunk Festival, Tri-State Rodeo and the Great River Grape Escape all take place

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Western Catholic Union Photo
Western Catholic Union Photo

Mark Wiewel Keeps Pedaling for Food Pantries [Interview]

Mark Wiewel, the President & CEO of the Western Catholic Union, is zeroing in on raising a quarter of a million dollars with his "Bike for Food" fundraising ride. In the previous nine years, Wiewel has raised $203-thousand for food pantries in Quincy, Alton, Hannibal, Palmyra, Canton and Ft. Madison.

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The Big Dog's Big Catch
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Free Fishing Weekend: Check Out The Big Dog’s ‘Monster’ Fish [Video]

This is a great weekend in the Tri-States to teach children about how to fish and have fun. This weekend is Free Fishing Days, which means you don't have to have a license to fish. In Illinois and Iowa the dates are June 5 through June 8. In Missouri, Free Fishing Days are June 6 - 8.

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

Free Fishing Days in Illinois, Missouri This Weekend

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 the off-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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Creatas Images, ThinkStock
Creatas Images, ThinkStock

A Summer Full of Music! Music Festivals Around the Midwest

It's summertime, and for many, that means hitting the road with friends and family to see your favorite artists in concert! Whether near or far, there are definitely places to go and people to see this summer.

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Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images

Famous People From Iowa

The Hawkeye State might not be the first or second most likely state you think of when someone says "celebrity hometowns," but there are some folks from the state of Iowa that may come as a surprise. 

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The B-52s
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Where Are They Now? The B-52s [Video]

I can remember very well seeing the B-52s in concert at several places around the area. The music of the B-52s was all about the party, and it still is! From the songs 'Rome' to 'Love Shack' to 'Rock Lobster,' the music just kept on coming from them, and the party never ended.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

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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money in gift box
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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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Crazy headlines, weird news
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Crazy Headlines from Across the Tri-States

Is there anyone that is not amused by weird, funny and bizarre news? Stupid criminals, far-out inventions, local characters... for many of us, those are the stories that make the news worth reading! Here are some crazy headlines from around Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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