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Lori Losey-NASA, Getty Images
Lori Losey-NASA, Getty Images

You Want Me to Do What?

Last week marked the 38th anniversary of a Boeing 474's Maiden flight with the space shuttle Enterprise sitting atop it. It reminded me of the Space Shuttle Discovery's "piggyback" flight from a few years go when it left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Washington, D

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Tom Ervin, Getty Images
Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Area Schools Recognized in the Battle of the Belt Competition

Every year the Missouri Department of Transportation conducts a “Battle of the Belt” competition for Northeast Missouri area schools. The Battle of the Belt is a student safety belt competition which runs from October 1 thru November 9.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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Creatas
Creatas

Here Are the Top 15 Airports for TSA Gun Confiscations in 2014

 

September 11 will mark 14 years since our nation was attacked. Since that time we have increased our security immensely including the banning of firearms on planes at airports all across this nation. So

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

A New Bridge Could Be Coming to Quincy. What Would You Name it?

The Illinois Department of Transportation held a public hearing on improvements for the Quincy Memorial Bridge Tuesday night at the Kroc Community Center in Quincy. IDOT is planning the improvements needed for the aging bridge connecting Missouri to Illinois. Discussions centered on reconstructing the bridge to totally replacing it. By the end of the evening it became apparent that IDOT is leaning toward a total bridge replacement.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

IDOT Public Hearing on Quincy’s Memorial Bridge is Tonight

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be holding a public hearing on improvements for the Quincy Memorial Bridge. That meeting will be tonight (Tuesday) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kroc Community Center at 405 Vermont in Quincy.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Why Do Airplanes Leave Vapor Trails Behind? Here’s Your Answer

Maybe it's because the skies are more colorful, but it seems like there are quite a few airplanes flying over our heads these days. They are very easy to see thanks to the vapor trails that they leave behind them in the sky.

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Champ Clark Bridge - Louisiana, Missouri
Michael Rose

Champ Clark Bridge to Close October 13 Through October 17

Beginning October 13, the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri will be closed for repairs. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the crews will be working on replacing bridge expansion joints among other things. They expect the bridge to be closed through October 17.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amtrak Train Turns Around

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both trains routes ending in Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New Taxi Service Opens in Quincy

Mr. Taxi, a new taxi service, is now operating in Quincy. Mr. taxi becomes the second taxi service company in Quincy, and will compete with Diamond Cab (222-6820) and Mark Twain Taxi in Hannibal (573-248-4242). 

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