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Do You Believe in Momo, the Missouri Monster? [Poll]

An interesting story was trending on Facebook last summer about the "Lizard Man" that supposedly lives in Bishopville, South Carolina. I had never heard of the Lizard Man. I have heard about reptile men, the Moth Man, chupacabras, and of course, Momo, the Missouri Monster.

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Maid Rite - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

The Best Regional Foods in the Midwest

I learned something recently while watching PBS, and I bet I'm not the only one that did not know this.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a few crazy town names from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey
Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey

Little Alan Madden to Be Remembered Tonight

It was the morning of January 11, 1981 and 5-year-old Alan Edward Madden awakened to what unfortunately would be the final day of his life. What happened to this little defenseless boy goes beyond description. At the age of 5, little Alan was beaten to death by his mother, Pamela Berg, and her boyfriend from Peoria, James Crain.  Both were tried and convicted.

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St. Patrick's Parade 2015

Sign Up Now For the 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade in Quincy

It is time to sign up for the upcoming 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 12th and Maine Streets and proceed to 5th and Maine Streets and is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals free of charge.

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600 Block SS Broadway
Deena West Budd

The Haunted Block of Broadway in Hannibal

The Mary Ann Sweet Shop, once located at 613 Broadway in Hannibal, is still talked about to this day by those who were fortunate enough to experience their bittersweet hot fudge sundaes and other ice cream delights. Unfortunately, I did not have this privilege as I was born just a little too late. As a paranormal researcher, though, I did have the opportunity to learn about some of the spooky activity that current owner, Bobbie Altiser, has been experiencing.

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Harlem Globetrotters v World All-Stars At The Thomas & Mack Center In Las Vegas
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Globetrotters Prepare to Hit the Gem City

Of all of this nation's great ambassadors, few manage to bring as much joy and entertainment to faces young and old as the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Now, this outrageously talented team of hoopsters has set their sights on a new destination-- Quincy, IL.

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Clark Griswold: Raymond Bumbales, 2907 Hubbard St.

See the Winners of Hannibal Parks & Rec’s Holiday House Decorating Contest

Hannibal Parks & Recreation held their first holiday house decorating contest to honor homes in various categories. Entries were collected starting in November, and winners have now been announced.

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Hysterical Questions Visitors Have Asked the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau

We recently reported on frequently asked questions that visitors have when they come to Quincy or Hannibal. The staff at the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau also sent us a list of really funny questions that they have fielded in their office. Here are some of the best ones.

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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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