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The Wizard Of Oz - coming to Quincy Community Theatre
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‘The Wizard of Oz’ is Coming to Clarksville – Fun Oz Facts You Might Not Know

It seems like everyone's "off to see the wizard."  The Day in Oz Festival is coming to Clarksville, Missouri on Saturday, and it will feature an outdoor screening of the classic MGM that celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. Since Munchkins, witches and flying monkeys are on the brain, we decided to dig up a few fun Oz facts that you might not know.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

QPD’s Next Citizen’s Police Academy Starts September 10

It was one of the most interesting classes I have ever taken and it is available for the public again. I am referring to the Quincy Police Department's 2015 Fall Citizen's Police Academy. 

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Chris Graythen, Getty Images

Record Skydive Brings Back Great Quincy Skydiving Memories

Last Friday some 164 skydivers formed the largest ever vertical skydiving formation smashing the record of 138 skydivers in 2012. The formation was in the shape of a giant flower and was seen in the skies above Ottawa, Illinois where a skydiving convention was being held.  

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Fall Out Boy
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Here’s the 2015 Illinois State Fair Grandstand Concert Lineup

The 2015 grandstand lineup for the Illinois State Fair has added three new acts with the addition of The Fray, Styx and Tesla. Meat Loaf was scheduled but has since back out. This year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois will be held August 13 through 23 and will feature the following grandstand concerts.

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Corey Fogelmanis
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Disney Channel Star Corey Fogelmanis to Appear at Quincy Mall During Back to School Party

Corey Foglemanis is the young actor that plays the role of Farkle Minkus on Disney Channel's Girl Meets World. Quincy Mall will be bringing Fogelmanis to their Back to School Party on Saturday, August 22, where he will sign autographs for fans. 

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Representative Randy Frese Issues Statement on Quincy Storm

Adams County residents are dealing with major storm damages Tuesday morning as thousands of residents are still without power after severe storms hit Monday night. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore declared a State of Emergency Monday night after 70 mph winds ripped through Quincy, downing power lines and damaging homes.

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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 Quincy was highlighted on Investigation Discovery's new series 'Untouchable: Power Corrupts,' and the same network also told the story of a Hannibal murder on an episode of 'Happily Never After.' A Quincy native also 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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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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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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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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