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Local Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area That Made National News

Every once in a while one of the local news stories from our area will be picked up by national television, radio or newspaper outlets. Sometimes the stories are horrible, other times they're just fun. Here are a few local news stories that made national headlines.

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Who has the best burger in Quincy?
Sergey Peterman

Who Has the Best Burger in Quincy? [Poll]

Did you know there is a National Hamburger Day? That shouldn't be confused with National Cheeseburger Day. There's one of those, too. National Hamburger Day is in May (during National Hamburger Month), and National Cheeseburger Day is in September. I'm not sure exactly how National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day is officially celebrated, but it's probably safe to assume that the day is marked by ordering a favorite burger from a favorite restaurant. Where would you order from?

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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, almost surprisingly passed yesterday 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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Memorial Day Weekend - Quincy, IL Hannibal, MO
Michael Shake

Memorial Day Weekend Activities For the Quincy/Hannibal Area

Memorial Day, the 'unofficial start of summer,' will be on Monday, May 25. Memorial Day Weekend is always packed full of activities and events all around the area. Here is our 2015 Memorial Day Weekend activity guide for the Quincy/Hannibal area.

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Mark Kolbe /Getty Images
Mark Kolbe /Getty Images

Why Not a Daily Bus Between Hannibal and Quincy?

Here we sit twenty miles apart as the crow flies and no public transportation between Hannibal and Quincy. A town of 40 thousand has no connection to a town of 20 thousand people unless you drive yourself. Why not?

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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Stefon Crider III
Quincy Police Department

Stefan Crider III Turns Himself In to Authorities in Springfield

A man wanted by Quincy Police has turned himself in, according to media reports.

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Rusty Russell, Getty Images
Rusty Russell, Getty Images

How About a Meth Center Facility in Quincy?

When you think of St. Jude Hospital, you think of Memphis, Tennessee. When you think of the Mayo Clinic, you think of Rochester, Minnesota. It is with that in mind that I present to you yet another idea to make this City of Quincy economically sound and well known. It is called The Meth Hospital Center of America in Quincy.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Illinois Getaway Guide Excludes Quincy

Apparently, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism feels a visit to Quincy and West Central Illinois is just not worth taking. I say this because once again, I received my copy of their Illinois Getaway Guide insert in the Sunday edition of the Herald Whig and Quincy was nowhere to be found in the magazine.

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Gus Macker
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The Mackers Are Coming: Gus Macker Coming Up Again in Quincy

Some 25 years ago a little thing called "Gus Macker" came to the streets of Quincy.

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