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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Pets Now Allowed on The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg

Amtrak travelers between Chicago and Quincy will now be allowed to take small cats and dogs with them for $25 in the first test in the nation of what could become a system wide pets-on-board Amtrak policy. The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains will be the first Amtrak testing grounds for the service.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Without the Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

It was 211 years ago today the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey
Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey

The Face of Quincy’s 24th and Broadway is Rapidly Changing

Demolition crews began working yesterday to demolish the old Daylight Donuts building at 24th and Broadway and have roped off the adjacent building which used to house The Associated Bank. This coupled with the removal of a building directly east of the Coach House Restaurant is certainly making 24th and Broadway begin to take on another look.  

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Jamie Squires, Getty Images

Quincy Native Offering Basketball Skills Development for Youth

With schools in the area about to break for the summer many parents of youngsters will be needing to find activities for their children. May I suggest one such activity? If your child loves to play basketball, Coach Andy Schmitt, a Quincy native, will be holding individual, as well as group lessons, specific to the current basketball skill level and age of your son or daughter. 

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Mike Nobis and Dennis Williams, Jeff Dorsey
Mike Nobis and Dennis Williams, Jeff Dorsey

Teen Reach Program a Huge Asset to Kids and the Community

I had the opportunity to hear about the Teen REACH Program in Quincy last Friday at the Quincy Exchange Club and it opened my eyes as well as the eyes of the other members of that organization. Mike Nobis and Dennis Williams were the Teen Reach Program speakers. For those unaware, including me prior to Friday’s meeting, dozens of Quincy kids go to the Teen REACH Center after school for help with homework and just to have a safe place to go.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Here is the Dogwood Festival Block Party List

The Dogwood Festival Block parties will be held May 2, throughout the City of Quincy. Fourteen block parties were reported to Y101.  

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Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey
Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks the 29th Anniversary of the Beginning of 99Q Radio

April 25 is a very special day for me and four other people. It was 29 years ago today that 99Q hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it a legacy began. 

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Free Tire Recycling Drive This Saturday at Delta Tire for Quincy Residents

How many of you in Quincy have some tires in the garage that you need to get rid of? I am sure there are plenty of you. Well, Saturday is your day as Delta Tire, Blessing Hospital, Allied Waste, and Gully Transportation are teaming up to hold a Tire Recycling Drive for Quincy residents only.

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The Quincy Museum via Facebook
The Quincy Museum via Facebook

Mother’s Day Make It Yourself Spa Party at the Quincy Museum

On Saturday, May 10, the Quincy Museum at 1601 Maine Street will help young ladies celebrate Mother's Day with their special Make It Yourself Spa Party. Any combination of Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters, Granddaughters and Nieces are welcome.

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Andrew Redington, Getty Images

Here is The Official 2014 Dogwood Festival Schedule

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce has released the 2014 Dogwood Festival schedule and it includes the Y101 Block Parties, a parade, dance, activities in Washington Park, and more. This year’s theme is “Top of the List”

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