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Local Gymnasts Advance on to State Competition

It was announced last Friday that twenty local gymnasts from Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling in Quincy have advanced onto State competition.  

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The Pittsfield Saukees

Their is a great story in the Quincy Herald-Whig about the Pittsfield Saukees.

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Drawing Utensils
Andres Rodriguez

Kings of Quick Draw Fundraiser at One Restaurant

The Kings of Quick Draw is unlike any event you have ever seen.

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Photo Courtesy of Melissa Shriver
Photo Courtesy of Melissa Shriver

Stephanie Dearwester 2nd Runner-up in Illinois County Fair Pageant

2015 Miss Adams County Stephanie Dearwester was named second runner-up at the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield, Illinois Sunday night...

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James Earl Ray
James Earl Ray-Keystone Hulton Archives, Getty Images

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Killer had Ties to Quincy

Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, a day to remember Dr. King Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968 the day he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a man with ties to the Hannibal-Quincy area.

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Stabbing Incident in Camp Point, Illinois

The Adams County Sheriff's Department is reporting a stabbing took place this afternoon in Camp Point, Illinois.  Few details are currently available. What is known is an assailant ran from the scene of the crime.  

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a few crazy town names from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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St Boniface Cemetery

A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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Madison Park - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Five Reasons to Move to Quincy

With a population over 40,000, Quincy is the perfect size for someone who wants to maintain a low-key lifestyle, but wants services that a big city can provide. There's plenty to like about Quincy. Here are some of the top reasons to live in the Gem City.

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President Obama Lays Wreath On Tomb Of The Unknowns On Memorial Day- DC
Pool photo,Getty Images

A Coin on a National Tombstone Means Something. Find Out Here

It never ceases to amaze me of the things you learn as you move through life. I guess that's what makes life interesting and worth living.  A good friend of mine, Dick McKinney shared some information in an article he read regarding National Cemeteries. If you ever go to one and look at the tombstone, look closely to see if there is a coin on top of it.

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