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Rod and the Satalites
Kurt Parsons

Check Out This Green ‘Rod and the Satalites’ Record We Found in the Radio Station [Video]

Radio stations are places that end up collecting a lot of stuff. Some of the stuff is really neat. Some of it is not. Here's something we found that is a piece of local music history. Rod and the Satalites was a band that was popular in our area in the 1960s, and we have a very nice copy of one of their records. Something unusual about the record is that it is green, and inside the sleeve was something else we found interesting, a "live on KHMO radio" stage pass from a show at the American Legion in Hannibal. 

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Go Ahead, Text Your Way Into An Accident

It was right after I got off work yesterday and I was driving on Broadway in Quincy and came to a red light at 18th Street. The SUV next to me was waiting for the green arrow. I glanced over and saw the driver on her cell phone sending a text message with her children in the car with her.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Halloween 2015 is coming, and several Halloween activities are planned throughout the area!

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Destiny's Child at the Oakley Lindsay Center
Kurt Parsons

What Was the Best Concert Ever Held in the Quincy/Hannibal Area?

Do you remember seeing REO Speedwagon at the Riverfront Amphitheater in Hannibal? What about Destiny's Child at the Oakley Lindsay Center, or Styx at Quincy Raceways? Let's look back at some of the best concerts the Quincy/Hannibal area has hosted over the decades!

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Hector Anchondo, Facebook
Hector Anchondo, Facebook

‘Blues in The District’ Finale is This Friday

From the category of "Where did the Summer go?", the final Blues of the District concert of the year will be held Friday at Washington Park. Hector Anchondo will perform in the season finale which will put the wraps on season number 19.

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Quincy University Hosts Annual QU Fund Drive

Quincy University has announced the most ambitious annual fundraising goal in its history! The QU Fund kickoff was held Wednesday at the Quincy University cafeteria, where it was announced that the 2015-16 fundraising goal has been raised to $1.1 million from $1 million. The university has met or exceeded the $1 million goal for the past five years. 

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

City of Quincy Announces Labor Day Schedules

It is hard to believe but the summer is almost gone. In Quincy, the end of summer occurs three different times. Everyone around here always considers summer to be over when the KC BBQ ends. Others say that summer in Quincy ends on Labor Day and the final and official end of summer will be September 23 when the Autumnal Equinox occurs. In any case, with Labor Day upon us, the City of Quincy has announced their holiday schedule.

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Great River Honor Flight
Great River Honor Flight

Honor Flight to Fly Their 1000th Veteran

On August 27, the next mission of the Great River Honor Flight program will head to Washington DC. This is the 32nd mission overall since the program started back in 2010 and will bring the total number of local veterans who have flown to Washington DC for free to over 1,000.  This mission will include local veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 

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Quincy Police Department
Jeff Dorsey

‘Coffee With a Cop’ is Wednesday at Locust Street Hardees

The Quincy Police Department is holding another "Coffee With a Cop" event this Wednesday.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

‘Treasure Island’ at Quincy Community Theatre, Want to Be a Pirate?

Quincy Community Theatre will be bringing the classic story Treasure Island to life on their stage in October, and they're looking for a few good (bad?) pirates! Auditions will take place August 31 and September 1, and actors and actresses of all ages are being sought. This will be a lot of fun, and it's a great opportunity, especially for young actors, to get on stage in Quincy! 

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