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Opening Ceremony Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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Here is the List of 31 Olympians From Illinois, Iowa and Missouri

With the Rio Olympics underway, the United States team is off to a good start. It's a team made of up athletes from all over the country including 31 from the tri-states of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

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MoDOT Delays Closure of Missouri Highway 79 Until August 15

Weather permitting, Monday, August 15, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Missouri Route 79 at Guinn’s Creek, located 0.60 mile south of Route H near Annada, to replace the bridge.  The closure date has been pushed back two weeks due to complications with getting materials.

“It will take our contractor about two months to complete the Guinn’s Creek Bridge project,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Brian Haeffner.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 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 Quincy native 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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Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Missouri Company Had the Best Idea Since Sliced Bread

It was an event that certainly went unnoticed by millions, but it is something we all take for granted. We use it usually a lunchtime and never really give it a thought. What is it? 

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Missouri State Fair to Hold a Farm Selfie ‘Felfie’ Contest

The Missouri State Fair is now accepting entries on Instagram in a new Farm Selfie “Felfie” Contest.  The contest, sponsored by AgriMissouri, encourages entrants to take a “felfie,” a photograph one has taken of oneself with farm animals, around farm equipment and/or on the farm.

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Free Fishing Days in Illinois 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 and 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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Thinkstock

Summer Day Trips Can Be Fun and Inexpensive

Graduations are happening, the grass is growing and little league baseball is starting up. It all leads up to the fact that summer is coming and will be here soon (June 20 to be exact).

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Facebook

Illinois, Missouri and Iowa have Some Strange Town Names

For four years I drove from South Kansas City to Harrisonville, Missouri to go to work. Every day I would pass by the exit ramp to the town of Peculiar, Missouri.  Inevitably, there would be a car pulled over by the side of the highway with people taking a picture of the sign that said 'Peculiar Exit'. You have to admit, it is a unique name for a town.

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Missouri to Hold Statewide Severe Weather Test Today

The weather in March is quite unpredictable. One thing for sure is Springtime can provide some very strong storms including tornadoes in the Midwest. With that in mind, Missouri will hold their state-wide severe weather test this afternoon.

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World Event Productions

‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ a Product of Missouri

There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.

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