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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog Almost Ended Up in the Wrong Quincy

An important anniversary of my arrival in Quincy took place 38 years ago today.  The year was 1978 when I got a call out of the blue from a Gary Schmedding of WTAD Radio and KHQA-TV on a warm May day.

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Viktor Pryymachuk

Here are The Best Places to Celebrate Easter

With Easter Sunday arriving this Sunday roughly 80 percent of all Americans are expected to observe the holiday in some way according to the personal finance website WalletHub who has put together a list of the best and worst cities for Easter Celebrations. 

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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Amtrak Train Serving the Tri-States Derails

One of the Amtrak trains that serves the Tri-State area, The Southwest Chief, was involved in a derailment today west of Ft. Dodge, Kansas shortly after midnight central time.  

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Halloween Haunted Houses Missouri
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Halloween Haunted Houses in Missouri That Might Be Worth a Road Trip

October really is a fun month. There are always a ton of cool Halloween things to do locally, regionally and even statewide. Here are some popular haunted attractions around Missouri. You'll have to take a drive to get to them, but if you're a haunted house fanatic, you won't want to miss these haunted attractions. They only come around once a year. Besides, everyone likes a road trip, right? 

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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Joe Readle, Getty Images
Joe Readle, Getty Images

How Many Current or Past Local TV Weathermen Can You Remember?

I was having a conversation over the past weekend pertaining to local TV weathermen/women. We were talking about people who have worked doing the weather at WGEM and KHQA over the years when the mention of the "weatherbird" came up.

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Heart of America Conference Signs TV Deal, Culver-Stockton to be Featured Twice

Heart of America Athletic Conference commissioner Lori Thomas has signed an historic agreement with the Niles Media Group to televise football games, including two Culver-Stockton Wildcat games, for the 2015 season.

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images
Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images

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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2015 summer concerts Kansas City
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Concerts You Can See This Summer in Kansas City, but Not in St. Louis

Summer will be here before you know it. We've starting compiling information on upcoming summer concerts for 2015. When we do this, we usually focus on concerts in St. Louis, since it is the nearest major city to us, and it's a city that many of the major tours visit. However, sometimes you have to travel just a little farther to see your favorite acts. While many of the same artists and bands will be performing in both St. Louis and Kansas City, there are a few that (as of this writing) only have Kansas City dates booked for this summer.

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Big Dog's Family, Jen Rogers
Big Dog's Family, Jen Rogers

The Big Dog’s Top Ten List of Things to be Grateful For

Today marks my last day of work at Y101

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