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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Saying ‘Can of Corn’ Come From in Baseball?

The Annual Wild Game Cook Off is coming up on May 3 at the Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. They will be cooking things like Squirrel in a crock pot, Beaver Burgers, Elk Roast, Turtle Stew, Deer Sausage, and God knows what else. It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people actually ate those foods on a daily basis. They did it for survival. 

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Kurt Parsons

Quincy Police Warn of Scam Targeting the Elderly

The Quincy Police Department wants to alert residents to a scam mainly targeting the elderly.  

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Somsak Sudthangtum
Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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Trooper Brad Williams, Jeff Dorsey
Trooper Brad Williams, Jeff Dorsey

Illinois State Trooper Brad Williams Named Law Officer of the Year

Illinois State Police District 20 Trooper Brad Williams was named the Law Officer of the Year today at the Quincy Exchange Club's 48th Annual Law Officer of the Year Award luncheon.

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Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center
Kurt Parsons

Job Fair March 27 at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center

A job fair will be held on Thursday, March 27 at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center at 639 York Street.

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Boys Scouts Hosting Ash Wednesday Fish Fry at Blessed Sacrament School

It's that time of year when the fish fries are in and people get fed great food.

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images
NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Severe Weather Drills Test Set for Tuesday in Missouri and Illinois

As we move into March the probability of severe weather begins to escalate in our area and as a result, the annual Statewide Severe Weather Drill is scheduled for next Tuesday in both Illinois and Missouri. On March 4 at 1:30 pm the Missouri test will be he

iStock
iStock

Gallop Says Missouri is in a Sad State, Iowa Looks Pretty Good, and Illinois is Middle of the Road

Gallop has released its annual "state of the states" rankings, looking at the overall "well-being" of each state in the nation. Iowa did great. Illinois is so/so. Missouri didn't score so well.

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manaemedia

National TV Shows That Featured Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Every once in a a while our region ends up on national television. A story from Hannibal was highlighted on Investigation Discovery's 'Happily Never After,' a Quincy native won the Search for the Weight Watchers Chef, and Momo the Missouri Monster got a profile on 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.' Here is a look at stories, places and people from our area that received attention from national TV shows.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

There are 14 Athletes from Missouri and Illinois on the U.S. Olympic Team

In case you were wondering, there are 14 Olympic athletes from Illinois and Missouri competing in the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi. Eleven of those athletes are from Illinois.

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