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Two Hour School Delay Caught Some People Off Guard

For years on bad weather mornings we have heard about schools running on a two hour delay primarily in Lee County, Iowa, but today was the first two hour delay ever   for the Quincy Public and Parochial Schools. Based on social media comments this morning, many people were caught off guard and didn't know what to do.

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It’s Bald Eagle Days in Keokuk and Quincy this Weekend

One of the fun things to do during a cold month like January is to view the majestic Bald Eagles. This weekend you will get the opportunity at two different locations as the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy will be the sight of Great River Eagle Days and the Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau will be hosting Bald Eagle Appreciation Days at the River City Mall in Keokuk, Iowa.

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Three of the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest are in Illinois, One is in Missouri and Another is in Iowa

If you're the type of person that enjoys visiting places that are supposedly haunted, you'll like this news. MysteriousHeartland.com has ranked the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest. While none of the libraries in our immediate area made the list, a decent number of the Top 10 are within a fairly reasonable driving distance. 

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Illinois and Iowa Among the Drunkest States in America

According to Bloomberg, Illinois and Iowa are both among the top 10 most drunk states in America.

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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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Crazy Headlines from Across the Tri-States

Is there anyone that is not amused by weird, funny and bizarre news? Stupid criminals, far-out inventions, local characters... for many of us, those are the stories that make the news worth reading! Here are some crazy headlines from around Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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2014′s Most And Least Happy States In America

Research is proving that money can buy happiness ... up to a certain dollar amount.

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Which of the Tri-States Has the Rudest Drivers?

Insure.com has decided to rank the "rudest drivers" in America. They've taken into account all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Between Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, our area drivers are all over the map on this list. One state ranks as pretty rude, one is right dead center in the middle, and the other is not quite as rude.

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What Are the Most Educated Cities in the Tri-States?

A new survey has ranked the 150 largest metropolitan areas in America from most educated to least educated. I'll be honest, in a million years I would have never guessed any of the Top 5, though I might have been able to guess the cities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri that ranked the highest.

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Best States to Have a Baby – Iowa Makes the Top 10

It turns out that Iowa is a pretty good place to have a baby. At least that's what WalletHub has determined in this year's rankings of Best and Worst States to Have a Baby.

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