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McKenzie Brown, Quippi

The Results Are In! This High School Has the BEST Mascot!

A few weeks ago we embarked on a hugely unscientific journey to find the absolute most beloved high school mascot in our area. For our purposes, “our area” included…literally anybody that stumbled upon the post. Anyway, more than 3,000 people joined in on the fun and cast more than 20,000 votes.

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Vladimir Pesnya/Pressphotos/Getty Images
Vladimir Pesnya/Pressphotos/Getty Images

Lugnuts Holding Car Show Sunday at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

If you are into old cars from the past the place to be is the Illinois Veteran's Home this Sunday. The Tri-States Lugnuts will be hosting their 17th Annual Endless Summer Car Show on Sunday, September 8th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. 

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Rich Schultz , Getty Images
Rich Schultz , Getty Images

If You Time Each Play, Guess How Long an NFL Game Would Take?

I will be the first to tell you that being at the game is ten times better than watching it on TV…except for NFL Football. If you have never been to a game in person, one of the first things you will notice is the amount of game stoppages due to all the TV timeouts used for commercials...

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iStock

Soon No One Will Speak English in This Country!

Few things make my blood boil more than asking me to push a button to hear a message in English. Now, I know it only takes a second to do so, but it is the principle of it. At the risk of sounding like Clint “get off of my lawn” Eastwood, English is this country language, so if you are going to live here, learn it. You may be asking, where is this all going?

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Newcomb Hotel Fire Happened Three Years Ago Today

Today marks the third anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel fire in Quincy. It was a beautiful night for early September in 2013. The sun had set and many people were out on what turned out to be a not so typical night in Quincy's downtown district.

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Log Cabin Village Workday Rescheduled for Saturday

The annual Frontier Settlement Day is rapidly approaching and work has been on going in preparation for that event.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not be co-operating. Due to last Saturday's rain, the workday in the Log Cabin Village has been moved to this Saturday, September 3, from 8:30 to noon. 

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Carmella Bundy
Carmella Bundy

I Miss Jerry Lewis and The M.D.A. Labor Day Telethon

It was September 4th, 1966 and the television world saw its first Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. That’s right, 50 years ago. The Telethon is no longer on TV and Jerry Lewis, who was a huge part of the telethon, was asked not to return in 2011 for reasons that are still unknown. Without him, the telethon suffered. So much so, that the once 24 hour telethon was eventually pared down to just 3 hours after Lewis was no longer a part of it and now it is no more.

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