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photochecker, ThinkStock

Quincy Art Center Leave Your Handprint Campaign

This is a great idea and a fun thing to do. A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend a hand print at the Quincy Art Center. It was a bunch of fun and all I did was put my hand in some paint.

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Getty Images

Ever Wonder What Zip Code Numbers Mean?

If you remember Mr. Zip you are showing your age. Mr. Zip was the friendly animated postal worker that was used to promote the Postal Service's "new" delivery system using zip codes. Fifty-two years ago the first zip codes came out with ZIP being an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan.  

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John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey
John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey

John Tripp Gone 6 Years, Seems Like Yesterday!

It still seems like yesterday when I got the call that numbed my body from head to toe. That was six years ago tomorrow. It was May 16, 2009 when I lost my best friend with the passing of John Tripp to a heart attack at the age of 58.

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Quincy Community Theatre
Kurt Parsons

Mary Poppins Audition Appointments Available

Quincy Community Theatre's summer blockbuster Mary Poppins is coming!

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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gpointstudio, ThinkStock
gpointstudio, ThinkStock

I Am Confused???

When I first moved to Quincy many moons ago, the first thing I realized was how easy it was to find things in this city. The streets are numbered from the river to almost Liberty going west to east. And the north-south streets are named after presidents, states or trees. Pretty simple.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Owners Asked to Not Park Their Vehicles in the Gus Macker Area Sunday Morning

The 25th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. The event has been hosted by the Quincy Exchange Club with all proceeds going to community project in the area. Thousands of dollars has been put back into the community over the previous 24 years. In helping you, the Exchange Club could use some help back especially for those who live and park their cars around Washington Park.  

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Bayview Bridge - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy’s Bayview Bridge Lighting Set For August 22

Lighting the Bayview Bridge has been talked about for decades, and it looks like it will happen this summer as part of the City of Quincy’s 175th Anniversary celebration. August 22 is the target date for the City of Quincy to light the Bayview Bridge from dusk to dawn.

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Rusty Russell, Getty Images
Rusty Russell, Getty Images

How About a Meth Center Facility in Quincy?

When you think of St. Jude Hospital, you think of Memphis, Tennessee. When you think of the Mayo Clinic, you think of Rochester, Minnesota. It is with that in mind that I present to you yet another idea to make this City of Quincy economically sound and well known. It is called The Meth Hospital Center of America in Quincy.

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Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Winking and Expletives a Part of Criders’ First Court Appearance

The Adams County Courthouse was the scene this morning for the first court appearance of Stefan Crider, Jr. and Julia Crider, the father and step-mother of the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr., and it was not without an incident.

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