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Nick Laham, Getty Images
Nick Laham, Getty Images

Bald Eagles Are Plentiful on the Mississippi River These Days

I drove across the Bayview Bridge in Quincy last Sunday and as I did I couldn't help but notice the numerous Bald Eagles that were perched on the icebergs in the river and in the trees along the river.  All chomping at the "beak" to secure their next meal of fish. Is it me or are you also seeing more of these fabulous birds this year?  

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Kroger is Closing in Hannibal, They’re Not Closing My Favorite Store Are They?

The news broke this morning that Kroger will close its stores in Hannibal and Louisiana, Missouri.  Obviously, it is not good news for the people who work there and also for those who shop there. Whenever a favorite store closes it makes one wonder what store is next and when?

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Photo by: Simon Hayter/Getty Images
Photo by: Simon Hayter/Getty Images

Ben Franklin, D.O. and the Big Dog all Flew Kites

It was 260 years ago today that Ben Franklin flew a kite during a lightning storm to prove that lightning was a discharge of electricity.  Why Franklin was flying the kite during a storm is still in question. This kite flying episode let me to thinking of the time when Dennis Oliver and I

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Photo by Lisa Kyle Young
Photo by Lisa Kyle Young

Ben Franklin Gone

For a fleeting moment yesterday, as I was driving by 17th and Broadway in Quincy, I felt like most people felt back in 1790 when Ben Franklin died.  Sadness.. that Ben was gone.

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