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The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]

Merry Christmas! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday. Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous. I am sure it will get your Christmas off to a great start. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Christmas!

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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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Calendar of Events Quincy, Illinois 2015
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Mark Down These Important Dates for Quincy Events in 2015

Here are key dates for some of Quincy's favorite annual events and activities in 2015. 

Honk Cast
Quincy Community Theatre

Cast Announced for HONK! JR. by Quincy Community Theatre

It is official, Quincy Community Theater's Family/Student Theatre musical is HONK! JR., and the cast has been announced!

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American Red Cross
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10th annual 12 Hours Of Giving Winter Blood Drive

Winter months can be the most challenging times of the year for the American Red Cross.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Thank You for Making ‘Load the Lobby’ a Huge Success

No child should ever awake on Christmas morning without a gift. With that in mind, I came up with an idea 6 years ago called "Load the Lobby". Basically, it was an empty floor in our station lobby that needed to be filled with toys for the less fortunate kids in the area. I had no idea how many toys we would collect that first year but even if we collected 10 toys it was worth it.

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Rob Kim, Getty Images
Rob Kim, Getty Images

Quincy #13 on The Crime List for Illinois Cities

I was thumbing through Facebook the other night and came across a post from rebootillinois.com which listed the 25 most dangerous Illinois cities according to Law Street Media. These are cities under 100,000 people based on the FBI's violent crime rates and Quincy is listed at number 13.  

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

A New Bridge Could Be Coming to Quincy. What Would You Name it?

The Illinois Department of Transportation held a public hearing on improvements for the Quincy Memorial Bridge Tuesday night at the Kroc Community Center in Quincy. IDOT is planning the improvements needed for the aging bridge connecting Missouri to Illinois. Discussions centered on reconstructing the bridge to totally replacing it. By the end of the evening it became apparent that IDOT is leaning toward a total bridge replacement.

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Salvation Army bell ringer
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Salvation Army Needs Help Packing Christmas Baskets

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help pack Christmas Baskets on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m. Basket packing will take place this year at the old postal distribution center located just off Wismann Lane on 42nd Street. Just follow the signs. Volunteers may simply show up to help. No registration or confirmation is required.

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Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

Cardinal Manager Mike Matheny at GameMasters This Sunday

St. Louis Cardinal Manager Mike Matheny will be in Quincy this Sunday at GameMasters signing autographs for Cardinal fans. Matheny's appearance will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

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