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Jeff Dorsey
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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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Hannibal Readying for Twain on Main Celebration

The annual Twain on Main celebration returns to historic downtown Hannibal on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 175 booths of arts and crafts, merchandise and specialty foods will be featured on Main Street, and three entertainment areas will spotlight Mark Twain’s classic books: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and Roughing It.

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Spirit of St. Louis Air Show with Blue Angels is This Weekend

The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing, will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri.  The event will feature military and civilian demonstrations including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

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Illinois, Missouri and Iowa have Some Strange Town Names

For four years I drove from South Kansas City to Harrisonville, Missouri to go to work. Every day I would pass by the exit ramp to the town of Peculiar, Missouri.  Inevitably, there would be a car pulled over by the side of the highway with people taking a picture of the sign that said 'Peculiar Exit'. You have to admit, it is a unique name for a town.

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Not All Illinoisans Pleased About This Top 10 List

While much attention has been focused on income taxes of late, the financial website WalletHub takes a deeper look into the tax trough. 

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Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images

Iowa to Hold Their State-Wide Severe Weather Test Today

The National Weather Service will be holding a state-wide severe weather test of its warning system in Iowa today.

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Three Lions, Getty Images

Just What is Irish Road Bowling?

Looking for some post St. Patrick's Day fun this weekend? Consider joining the hundreds of people expected to visit St. Patrick, Missouri Saturday, March 19.  In addition to the special cancellation stamp and the Shrine of Saint Patrick, visitors will find the 5th Annual Irish Road Bowling event.

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Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images

How Well Do You Know Your Irish History?

Let's see, we have the St.Patrick's Parade Saturday, The Blessed Sacrament St. Patrick's Dinner Saturday,  the Pub Crawl Saturday night, the Kelly's Fun Run for the YWCA on Sunday, The Irish Bowling event in St. Patrick, Missouri on Saturday, March 19 and a million other Irish-related activities this and next weekend.  As you can tell, some of these events are prior to and some after St. Patrick's Day which in Thursday, March 17. If you are not Irish already you will be by Thursday night.  With that said let's see just what you know about Ireland. 

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Missouri to Hold Statewide Severe Weather Test Today

The weather in March is quite unpredictable. One thing for sure is Springtime can provide some very strong storms including tornadoes in the Midwest. With that in mind, Missouri will hold their state-wide severe weather test this afternoon.

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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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