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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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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

You Know You’re From Quincy If…

Let me start by saying that while I've been in Quincy for the last 14 years, I'm not technically from Quincy as in "born and raised". So I don't know a lot of the traditions that Quincyans take part in. So I asked our Facebook audience exactly how you know you're really FROM Quincy. Here are some of my favorite responses...

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And The Tri-States Best Ice Cream Belongs To…

We asked and you voted...A LOT! Thousands of you voted--sometimes more than once (but don't worry, we scrapped any duplicates). So the totally non-scientific results are in! Here are the BEST ice cream spots in the Tri-States...

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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Tri-States? [Poll]

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! There's no better way to cool off in the hot summer days than enjoying an ice cream cone. There are so many good places to enjoy this coooool treat, but where is the best place?

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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 39 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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Youtube

Did This Youtube User Unearth Pics From the First-Ever Dogwood Parade?

Well this is interesting.

While scouring the interwebs for information on Quincy’s Dogwood Festival, I may have stumbled upon some never-before-seen images from the Gem City’s inaugural spring celebration in 1970.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

With No Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

 

A monumental event in our nation's history took place 214 years ago today. On April 25, 1803, the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Volunteers Needed Saturday for Fire Safety Campaign

Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross two years ago launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

This is How the St. Patrick’s Parade Started!

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99-Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.

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victor zastol`skiy

Here Are Five Myths About Tornadoes

With warmer weather comes the possibility of severe storms as the midwest found out earlier this week. Springtime storms may  become severe enough to produce tornadoes. With that said, there are some really bad myths about tornadoes that need to be dispelled.

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