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Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images

Loomis Circus Moving to the Adams County Fair Grounds

The Loomis Brothers Circus, originally scheduled for the Oakley Lindsay Center, has been moved to the Adams County Fairgrounds. Performances will still be held on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19.  

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Getty Images

Could Mt. St. Helens Be Ready to Erupt Again?

An interesting news story came out last week that many may not have seen is revealing that scientists believe that magma is rising in Mt. St. Helens and that an eruption may be in the works. It has been 34 years since Mt. St. Helen’s erupted in Washington State and this area saw the effects of that eruption.

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Mikael Damkier
Mikael Damkier

Fishing Oars Out of the Water – Fish Stories From Dennis and the Big Dog [Video]

Quincy's annual Fishing Rodeo is Saturday at Moorman Lake. The Fishing Rodeo always takes place during Free Fishing Days in Illinois (where you are allowed to fish without a fishing license). People of all ages come out to fish with us during the Fishing Rodeo, and everyone always has a great time. To celebrate the Fishing Rodeo, the Big Dog and I have decided to share some fish stories. Like the time Dog had to fish our oars (I may have dropped them out of the boat) out of the water.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog Almost Ended up in the Wrong Quincy

An important anniversary, my arrival in Quincy, surprisingly passed without my recognizing it.  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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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Salvation Army to Distribute Fans in Quincy and Hannibal on June 2

The Salvation Army will again be distributing electric fans to those in need. The program will begin on Monday, June 2. Fans will be distributed as they are available in both Quincy and Hannibal.

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Rod and the Satalites
Kurt Parsons

Check Out This Green ‘Rod and the Satalites’ Record We Found in the Radio Station [Video]

Radio stations are places that end up collecting a lot of stuff. Some of the stuff is really neat. Some of it is not. Here's something we found that is a piece of local music history. Rod and the Satalites was a band that was popular in our area in the 1960s, and we have a very nice copy of one of their records. Something unusual about the record is that it is green, and inside the sleeve was something else we found interesting, a "live on KHMO radio" stage pass from a show at the American Legion in Hannibal. 

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Evelyn Peyton, Getty Images
Evelyn Peyton, Getty Images

Richard Pace of Canton Named Grand Marshall of This Year’s Veteran’s Parade

The 2014 Veteran's Day Parade will be held in Quincy on Saturday, November 8. That date was confirmed by the parade committee as well as the revelation of this year's Grand Marshall who will be Richard Pace of Canton, Missouri. 

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TGI Friday's closes in Quincy
Jeff Dorsey

TGI Friday’s Closes in Quincy

Quincy's TGI Friday's at 3311 Broadway, in front of the Quincy Mall has closed its doors for good.

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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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July 4th Fireworks shows in the Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO area.
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Quincy Gems Will Host Fireworks Nights Throughout the 2014 Season

Local baseball returns to the area on May 28, when the Quincy Gems travel to Hannibal for a game against the Cavemen at Clemens Field. The Gems home opener at Q.U. Stadium is scheduled for Friday, May 30, and the second game of the season on June 1 will be the first Fireworks Night of 2014 at the ballpark.

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