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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Owners Asked to Not Park Their Vehicles in the Gus Macker Area Sunday Morning

The 25th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. 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 24 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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Bayview Bridge - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy’s Bayview Bridge Lighting Set For August 22

Lighting the Bayview Bridge has been talked about for decades, and it looks like it will happen this summer as part of the City of Quincy’s 175th Anniversary celebration. August 22 is the target date for the City of Quincy to light the Bayview Bridge from dusk to dawn.

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Google Earth
Google Earth

Truck Accident Closes Missouri Highway 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor trailer has overturned on Missouri Highway 6 between Lewistown and Ewing in Lewis County. Both lanes of Missouri 6 are closed from Missouri 16 to Missouri 156 while the roadway is cleared. 

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Jon Gardiner, Getty Images
Jon Gardiner, Getty Images

Train-Car Collisions in Missouri are Preventable

The numbers are out regarding the amount of collisions involving trains in Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation there were 48 train crossing collisions, 2 deaths and 36 injuries in 2013 with the 2014 numbers almost identical with 48 train crossing collisions, 2 deaths and 38 injuries.  

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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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