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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Everything You Need to Know About the Quincy City Wide Cleanup

The City of Quincy, through Allied Waste Services, will conduct the annual city wide cleanup on Saturday, September 27. The hours of operation will be slightly different than in previous years. This year the hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Craig Allen, Getty Images
Craig Allen, Getty Images

9-11 Ceremony to be Held in Quincy This Thursday

This Thursday will mark the 13th anniversary of "9-11." As a remembrance of that horrible day 13 years ago, there will be a ceremony at Quincy's City Hall at 9 a.m.on September 11. 

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Today Show
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Here Is How a Quincy Family Got to Appear on NBC’s Today Show!

It is not everyday that people you know appear on a national television show, but there they were on the Today Show Sunday morning. Part of the John Schmitt family from Quincy and Ursa just happened to go to the Today Show and be in the crowd for the Sunday broadcast seen on NBC Television nationwide and locally on WGEM-TV.

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Halloween
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6th Annual Cadan’s Carnival For CDH Awareness Taking Place at Quincy Knights of Columbus – an Interview With Tiffany Frericks

The 6th annual Cadan's Carnival Halloween event will take place October 19 at the Quincy Knights of Columbus. The carnival is held in memory of Cadan Christopher Frericks, son of Tiffany and Rome Frericks, who passed away only weeks after his birth due to complications from Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a birth defect where the diaphragm does not properly form, allowing the abdominal organs to move up into the chest. The carnival is held in Cadan's honor, and raises awareness of CDH and funds for CDH research. Cadan's mom, Tiffany, was kind enough to give us a few moments of her time for an interview. 

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Jim Benz & Bruce Boguski, Jeff Dorsey
Jim Benz & Bruce Boguski, Jeff Dorsey

Character Champions Speaker Has Quite a Story to Tell

The Quincy Exchange Club's 12th Annual Character Champions Seminar will be held this week at Quincy University. Some 200 team leading senior high athletes plus 30 coaches will be representing 10 area high schools at the presentation on Tuesday, September 9, that will feature Bruce Boguski. Wednesday's seminar will be for some 100 area junior high students and 20 coaches. 

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David Hallett,Getty Images
David Hallett,Getty Images

The 14th Annual Classic Boat & Outboard Show to Be Held September 12 Through 14 in Quincy

The 14th Annual Quincy Classic Boat & Outboard Show will be held on Sept. 12, 13, & 14 on the Quincy riverfront. The event is sponsored by the Quincy Boat Club, the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Twin Rivers Chapter of the Antique and Outboard Club of America.

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Quincy Gems
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Quincy Gems Sold to a Local Group

The Quincy Gems Baseball team has been sold to a local group of individuals. Gems BB3, LLC has finalized details with the Quincy Civic Center, and will take control of the Quincy Gems effective immediately. Quincians Terry Martin, Chris Martin, along with Jimmie and Julie Louthan will jointly own Gems BB3.

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Five Fun Things You Can Do for Free in Quincy

When it comes to finding fun things to do, you don't always have to take out a small loan to cover the price of admission, dinner, and incidental expenses. Here are five fun things you can do and places you can visit in Quincy for free! 

Miles Willis, Getty Images
Miles Willis, Getty Images

The Quincy Exchange Club’s Smoke on the River is This Friday and Saturday

The 8th Annual Smoke on the River BBQ Contest will be held this Friday and Saturday at Kesler Park in Quincy. The Quincy Exchange Club hosts the event with nearly $6,000 worth of prizes being awarded Saturday afternoon to the winners. To kick off the event, the Exchange Club will sponsor a Hog Roast at Kesler Park in front of The Dock from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time For City Hall To Consider the Big Dog’s Garbage Plan

Ok, how many weeks, including last night, has the City of Quincy been debating how to proceed with garbage pickup in the city? I've lost track. The point is the city needs new trucks to collect the trash. The trucks they have been using are breaking down regularly. So what should the city do?

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