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Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling Captures 2nd at United States All Star Federation National Championships

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling's All-Star Squad won a second place title at The United States All Star Federation (USASF) National Championships in a two-day competition May 2-3, 2015, in Chicago. 

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Here’s What Missouri, Illinois and Iowa are Doing for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a day that we all should step back and think about how we can conserve or recycle to make our planet better. We should all give some thought about helping, not only as individuals, but also as businesses and as a government. With that in mind, here are a few things Missouri, Illinois and Iowa are doing to conserve.  

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Don’t Miss the Air Force Thunderbirds or Navy Blue Angels

Two years ago I wrote a scathing article criticizing the government for cancelling all of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels performances in 2013. Well, after that year off due to government cutbacks, the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels resumed their high flying acrobatic shows all over the United States last year and are ready again this year.

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Chris Hondros, Getty Images

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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