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Bill King, One of the Best Play-by-Play Announcers, Worked in Quincy

As a long time member of the American Sportscaster's Association, I receive information regarding current and past play-by-play announcers from all over the country. In the latest edition of the "Insider Sportsletter" magazine there is a story about the "The Voices" that are gone but not forgotten. The names of Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy, Lindsey Nelson, Don Dunphy, Howard Cosell, Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Bill King are listed. Bill who?  

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Michael Stewart, Getty Images
Michael Stewart, Getty Images

A Roundabout at 48th and State? Oh my!

So the news broke late last week that officials are looking at installing a "roundabout" at 48th and State to alleviate traffic congestion at that intersection in Quincy. Roundabouts are more prevalent on the east coast than in the midwest and are quite effective in streamlining traffic as long as people stay in their proper lane.

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Quincy City Hall, Kurt Parsons
Quincy City Hall, Kurt Parsons

Quincy City Hall to be Closed on Memorial Day

Quincy City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. City Hall will reopen Tuesday, May 27, 2014 for regular business hours.

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Flag Raising Efforts all for Naught

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a flag in Quincy that was tattered and torn and needed to be removed. So with the help of Dawn Whitcomb at the Illinois Veteran's Home who provided me with a new flag, Tim Gottman of Sign Pro and I proceeded to take down the tattered flag and replace it with the new one. That effort was successful at least until yesterday when I went past the location around 8th and Broadway in Quincy.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

John Wood Community College Commencement

John Wood Community College will hold its thirty-ninth annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the Quincy Campus at 48th and Harrison. This year’s ceremony will feature the inauguration of Michael Elbe as JWCC’s sixth president.

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Betty Poore and Ron Larner, Friends of the Castle
Betty Poore and Ron Larner, Friends of the Castle

Friends of the Castle Name Ron Larner as Volunteer of the Year

Ron Larner has been honored as "Volunteer of the Year" for 2014 by Friends of the Castle. Announcement of the award was made at the 36th Annual Meeting at the Villa Kathrine at 532 Gardner Expressway in Quincy. 

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Jupiterimages
Jupiterimages

Downtown Quincy Planters Damaged, Two Arrested

Several planters have been damaged along Maine Street in Quincy. Who gets bored enough to tip over flowers?

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Jim Dyson, Getty Images
Jim Dyson, Getty Images

Concerts on the Plaza to Return to HQBD

The Historic Quincy Business District (HQBD) has announced that they will be resurrecting and sponsoring the Concerts in the Plaza Series starting May 22. Concerts on the Plaza will take place each Thursday starting next week through the end of June. They will be held at the First Mid-Illinois Bank Plaza on Maine Street, next to St. Boniface Church.

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Quincy University to Add Women’s Swimming and Lacrosse

The Quincy University Athletic Department has announced the addition of a women’s swimming program that will begin competition in the 2015-16 academic year. The department also announced that it will add a women’s lacrosse program, which will launch in 2017-18.

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Kurt Parsons

Quincy Catholic Charities Med-Assist Program Needs Bridge the Gap Race

This Saturday the Bridge the Gap walk run event will take place for the benefit of the Quincy Catholic Charities Med-Assist program. We hear of all the fun that the event is but it certainly is not fun for people who need medications and can't afford it.    

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