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Dorsey's Rock - Blues in the District
Kurt Parsons

Here is The 2015 Blues in The District Concert Schedule

The District has announced the lineup and dates for this year's Blues in the District concerts. The first Blues in the District concert is set for June 12 with Harper and Midwest Kind performing. This summer there will only be six concerts, with two events in June, July and August, and, for the first time that I can recall, none in September. Expect me to be in Washington Park next to "my" rock again this summer.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Illinois Getaway Guide Excludes Quincy

Apparently, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism feels a visit to Quincy and West Central Illinois is just not worth taking. I say this because once again, I received my copy of their Illinois Getaway Guide insert in the Sunday edition of the Herald Whig and Quincy was nowhere to be found in the magazine.

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City of Quincy Animal Shelter
City of Quincy Animal Shelter

Here Are This Week’s ‘Name That Canine’ Adoptable Dogs

It is time once again for this week’s “Name That Canine” game. The Quincy Animal Shelter, operated by the Katherine Road Animal Hospital, is showcasing these four dogs this week. All four dogs are all looking to be adopted and be a part of a good home. See if you can figure out what their names are. 

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Stabbing Sends One to Blessing Hospital

Wow, what a weekend for news in Quincy. A murder case arrest was made, a multiple apartment complex 3-alarm fire, a man's body finally found in the Mississippi River and now comes word of a large group of some 30 people fighting and a stabbing of a 20-year-old man at 8th and York in Quincy.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Police Make Arrests in Ray Humphrey Jr. Murder Case

Some long awaited movement finally took place this weekend in the investigation of the murder of 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. and it has led to the arrests of three people allegedly connected with the March 28th shooting in the 1100 block of North 5th Street in Quincy. Police arrested Steson Crider of Chandler, Arizona on suspicion of first degree murder.  Steson Crider was arrested in Mesa, Arizona and is being held on $5 million bond in the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.

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Phil Conover
Jeff Dorsey

Phil Conover Receives Exchange Club’s Golden Deeds Award

Every year the Quincy Exchange Club presents the Golden Deeds Award to a dedicated volunteer who gives endless hours of their time and talents toward making our community a better place to live. That award was presented today to Phil Conover

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Q.U. Receives a $500-Thousand Anonymous Stadium Grant

Quincy University received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous foundation on April 1 in support of the ongoing Quincy University Stadium renovation project announced in December. To date, the grant represents the single largest contribution to the stadium plan

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Gus Macker
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The Mackers Are Coming: Gus Macker Coming Up Again in Quincy

Some 25 years ago a little thing called "Gus Macker" came to the streets of Quincy.

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Quincy Police Department
Jeff Dorsey

Pressure Mounts on Killer and Silent Witnesses

It has been 39 days since the shooting of 12-year-old Ray Humphrey Jr. of Quincy.  That’s 39 long, excruciating days for the Humphrey family to wait to find out who shot their son.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Here’s the Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

OK, today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo Day. According to some people it’s a day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Some people are questioning that. I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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