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It’s Back to School For Area Kids – Five Fun Education Statistics You Might Not Know

School is back in session for kids around the region. Hannibal Public Schools' first day of classes in the 2014/2015 school year was Tuesday, and students in Quincy returned to class today. Many other schools have also started their years, and pretty much all of our area schools will be in session no later than August 25. The U.S. Census Bureau has release some interesting "fun facts" about education in the United States, just in time for the back to school season. 

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Disc Golf - Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Disc Golf ‘Ace Race’ Coming to Hannibal’s Huckleberry Park

September 27, Huckleberry Park in Hannibal will participate in the  Ace Race, a disc golf tournament in which participants only score on "aces," the disc golf term for a hole-in-one. 

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Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House
Breahnna Parsons

Exclusive Preview of the 2014 Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House! [Video]

The Hannibal Jaycees are already hard at work on this year's haunted house, which will open the first Friday in October. Volunteers have started cleaning up the haunted house building, testing equipment, and have even started designing some new rooms and attractions to make the experience even more scary (and more fun) for visitors. Chris Powell with the Hannibal Jaycees took us through the haunted house site, and gave us an exclusive look at things to come in 2014.

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Quincy Community Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing’

How many of us read 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing' when we were in school? Probably most of us, right? I did. I don't remember a lot about it, because that's been a long time ago, but I remember enjoying the book a lot (and the sequels, which we also read). The popular Judy Blume story will be adapted for the stage at Quincy Community Theatre this fall, and auditions are being scheduled now.

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Quincy Police Department

UPDATE: Missing Quincy Man Found Safe

A Quincy man who had been reported missing has let his family know he’s OK. 

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Quincy Police Receiving Calls About Computer Scam

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued a warning to residents of the state about a telephone came involving criminals claiming to represent Microsoft or other IT companies. Monday afternoon, the Quincy Police Department issued a release saying that they have been receiving calls from local residents complaining of this scam.

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Just in Time for Back to School – Summer Weather is Back!

Wouldn't you know, just as schools in northeast Missouri and western Illinois get back into session, more August-like temperatures are predicted to settle in this week.

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Crazy Local News Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.

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Hannibal Aquatic Center Season Ends August 17

If you want enjoy a day at the pool, you only have until Sunday to do so.

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Hannibal LaGrange University
Kurt Parsons

Preparations Underway for 2014 Trojan Turkey Trek

If you've run in Hannibal-LaGrange University's annual Trojan Turkey Trek before, you will notice some changes in the 2014 edition.

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