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Winking Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores in Winking Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Weird Laws in Illinois & Missouri

We should always follow the local and federal laws...but some of these will leave you scratching your head. So when researching weird/crazy laws in Illinois and Missouri, I was shocked at what I found.

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Alta King
Alta King

Does Mother Nature Have Another July 13 Storm Up Her Sleeve?

If you believe in numbers you might want to prepare for a major storm to hit Quincy this Thursday. Why do I say that?

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How Patriotic Is Your State?

In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?

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Mormon Leader Joseph Smith
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Today is Joseph Smith’s Death Anniversary

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism. At age 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built cities and temples, and created a religious culture.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Columnist’s Modest Proposal Would Send Quincy to Missouri

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass has an interesting (albeit totally satirical) proposition for solving Illinois’ budget crisis: Dissolve the state and strip it for parts like a rusted out Camaro.

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Farm Aid Concert to Be Held This Summer

The year was 1985 when Willie Nelson was joined by Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Neil Young for the first Farm Aid Concert which was held at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.  

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Illinois Free Fishing Days This Friday through Monday

If you have listened to the Y101 Morning Show over the years you probably know that on Free Fishing Days Dennis Oliver and I would go out and fish live on the air.  Sometimes we were at the Mississippi River and other times at ponds and lakes in the area. Over the years I have caught a few fish during our live broadcast times, but Mr. Oliver has never caught a fish with me during those times or even during the off-air times. Not one fish has ever been harvested by him over a 20 or so on and off years of fishing with me.

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And The Tri-States Best Ice Cream Belongs To…

We asked and you voted...A LOT! Thousands of you voted--sometimes more than once (but don't worry, we scrapped any duplicates). So the totally non-scientific results are in! Here are the BEST ice cream spots in the Tri-States...

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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Tri-States? [Poll]

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! There's no better way to cool off in the hot summer days than enjoying an ice cream cone. There are so many good places to enjoy this coooool treat, but where is the best place?

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