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Which Local High School Has the Best Mascot?

High school football season begins soon. A lot of our area schools have really cool logos and mascots. Which one is the best?

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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24th & Harrison in Quincy Needs a Traffic Light

It was May 25, 1978, my first day ever in the City of Quincy having moved here from the Kansas City area. I spent the first week in a hotel trying to find a place to live. I remember being at the intersection of 24th and Harrison at the four-way stop. It felt like I spent three birthdays trying to get through that intersection that day.

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Getty Images

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Coming to Quincy!

Well here's some news! Apparently a Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is coming to Quincy!

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Remember That Mansion Up the Road? Justin Bieber is Crashing There!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, YOU GUYS!!

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Jag Gundu, Getty Images

Fireworks Shows in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

Fireworks season is quickly approaching! So let's do a little crowdsourcing here to get a full list of ALL of the fireworks shows in our area in the weeks to come...

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Youtube
Youtube

One-Armed Five-Year-Old CRUSHES Little People’s Clinic

This is Tommy Morrissey. He's five, he has only a left arm, and he will destroy you on the golf course. Here he is at the Knights of Columbus driving range doing his best impersonation of Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods as part of the Little People's Golf Tournament...

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Getty Images / @babylandonlee (Instagram)
Getty Images / @babylandonlee (Instagram)

Stuff Curry’s Greatest Hits

UPDATE: In celebration of Landon's first birthday, Landon's family has started a gofundme campaign to raise money to fight online bullying. To learn more, visit gofundme...

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Quincy Mall Fountain
Ben Braun

What Happens to the Coins Tossed in the Quincy Mall Fountain?

While we can’t guarantee that a coin tossed into the fountains at the Quincy Mall will make YOUR wishes come true, take comfort in knowing that it may just grant someone else’s.

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