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Gus Macker Court Taping is This Sunday Morning

The 27th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. 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 26 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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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Baseball Saying a ‘Can of Corn’ Come From?

When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the safe distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well.  It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.  

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Who Was Your Idol Growing Up?

When I was growing up in New York as kid I was a huge New York Yankee fan, and I am even more of a fan now that I am some 15 hundred miles away from the House that Ruth built in the Bronx.

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Become an Honorary Quincy Gem!

The Quincy Gems home opener is slated for May 31 against the Danville Dans...which is ALSO Y101 Night at the Ballpark! As part of Y101 night, we want your youngster to be a part of the Y101 Opening Lineup.

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Quincy Gems Will Miss The Hannibal Cavemen

We are now 3 weeks and a day away from the home opener for the Quincy Gems. On May 31st, the Gems will open up their home season with a game against the Danville Dans at historic Q.U. Stadium. It will also be Y101 Night at the ballpark as well. While the excitement of a brand new season will be felt in Quincy the disappointment cannot go unnoticed in Hannibal in that the Hannibal Cavemen will not be holding an opening night at historic Clemens Field this year.

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Alex Livesey, Getty Images

It Hurts to Lose a Game, Your Teammates and a Career

It happens every year usually around the end of school when athletes realize that their athletic careers have abruptly ended with a season and career ending loss. At this time of year you can open up the Herald Whig and see it in the faces of the losing players.   If you ever played a sport you know how gut wrenching it is when you realize that you have played your last game ever, be it football, basketball or baseball.

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Tom Pajic
Quincy University

Quincy University Football Coach to Resign

Quincy University head football coach Tom Pajic has announced that he will be resigning from his position. He'll be joining the Temple University staff as director of player personnel.

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Q.U. Drops Woman’s Swimming Program

Quincy University announced yesterday that it will no longer offer women’s swimming among its intercollegiate athletic programs, effective immediately.

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Obama Seeks To Tighten Loopholes In Gun Purchasing Regulations
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Are Gun Check-in Centers Coming to Ball Parks Near You?

I guess it was a sign of the times. Were you aware that law-abiding gun owners last year were given the opportunity while attending a Cardinal Baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to drop off their firearms at a specially outfitted armored truck before they entered the stadium instead of leaving them in their unattended vehicles in the parking lot?

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Man Rolls a Perfect 300 Game in Bowling on Different Lanes

It is every bowler's dream to roll a perfect game but what 23 year old Ben Ketola did was unbelievable.  

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