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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be several fireworks displays in the area in the days leading up to, during, and following the Fourth of July weekend. Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding communities.

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Getty Images

Joseph Smith Died 171 Years Ago Today

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.

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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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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ThinkStock

How Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank For Summer Road Trips

Summer is a time for travel for many of us, and WalletHub has compiled rankings of where each state stands as best or worst states for travel, including Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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ThinkStock

The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Pizza

Who Has the Best Pizza in Quincy? [Poll]

Here's a question that's always fun to ask. It's a topic that can become heated because some people take it very seriously! And answers can change, too, as new restaurant come to town, and old favorites close. Now that Imo's has opened in the old Blockbuster Video location, we thought it might be fun to ask the question again: Where do you go for the best pizza in Quincy, Illinois?

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The Big Dog's Big Catch
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Free Fishing Weekend: Check Out The Big Dog’s ‘Monster’ Fish [Video]

This is a great weekend in the Tri-States to teach children about how to fish and have fun. This weekend is Free Fishing Days, which means you don't have to have a license to fish. In Illinois and Iowa the dates are June 5 through June 8. In Missouri, Free Fishing Days are June 6 - 8.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Lookout Fish, D.O. & The Big Dog Are Coming After You!

I am sure the when the word came down this morning that D.O. and the Big Dog will be catching all of the fish in Moorman Lake Friday morning during our morning show, the Quincy Park District officials sat up and took notice. The concern is that the two of us will catch all of the fish in the lake ahead of Saturday's Fishing Rodeo at the same lake.

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The best ice cream in Quincy, Illinois
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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Quincy Area? [Poll]

Summer is here! Which means warmer weather, which means we'll all be screaming for ice cream! Let's have some fun and see who has the best ice cream or frozen yogurt in the area.

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