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Log Cabin, Quincy Society of Fine Arts
Log Cabin, Quincy Society of Fine Arts

Think You’re Cold, How Did the Pioneers Do It?

It's funny how it feels colder outside when the temperature is near 30 than when it is 8 or 9 degrees out. Such is the case for me today.  Even your house or workplace feels colder. Despite the fact that you live in a insulated house with your sealed windows to keep the cold air out your house, it was still chilly.

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Trash
Je kop, YouTube

Watch Man’s Epic Slip-Slidin’ Ice Adventure Taking Out Garbage

Taking out the trash is one of the easiest household chores there is. Or is it?

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Category: Weather
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images

Old Wives’ Tales Can Predict Our Winter Ahead

Now that summer is over and fall is officially here I thought it just might be time to review some of the old wives' tales of the many signs of fall and just what they mean.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Old Farmer’s Almanac Calling for Very Cold Winter

I was at lunch the other day and struck up a conversation with the waitress regarding the nice cool days and evenings we have had this week and she responded the she was actually "cold". Well, that was the wrong thing to say to a guy who "sweats in a blizzard". I happen to love the recent weather with low humidity and lots of sunshine.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

WQEC-TV to Feature Quincy’s Tree Restoration Program

Weeks after the City of Quincy took the brunt of a huge wind storm, the city has slowly worked its way back to some degree of normalcy. With thousands of trees downed by winds in excess of 75 miles an hour and 95% of the city without any power for days, the cleanup project was enormous.

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Madison Park - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Trees For Tommorrow Helping Plant New Trees After Quincy’s July Storm

Trees for Tomorrow, The City of Quincy and the Quincy Park District are teaming up after the July storms.

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Plane
17splinter, YouTube

Plane Battling Severe Winds Somehow Manages to Land

Flying is enough of adventure without turbulence rearing its ugly head.

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Category: Weather
Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Coyote Bill Set to Perform at ‘Blues in The District’ this Friday

The District has announced that this Friday’s Blues in the District will be held on schedule. The Blues in the District concert featuring Coyote Bill will be this Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and held in Washington Park.

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Storm in Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Still Has A Lot of Storm Cleanup Ahead [Video]

Damage from the July 13 windstorm that tore through Quincy is still clearly visible along city streets. Things are finally starting to return to normal in Quincy, but the volume of debris left from the storm will take some time to clean up. 

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Leigh Turner, Getty Images
Leigh Turner, Getty Images

It’s 2015, Underground Power Lines Need to Happen

Last Friday I had the opportunity to listen to Adams County Emergency Services Director John Simon as he spoke to the Quincy Exchange Club. During his comments he mentioned that some 21,800 power connections needed replacement as a result of the huge front-line wind storm that ripped through the area. As you already know, thousands of residents were without power for days.   It makes you wonder if we are way past the time when power lines and poles need to go away?

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