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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.
Here’s How the Amber Alert System Got Started
Twenty years ago today  9-year old Amber Hagerman got on her bicycle in Arlington, Texas like any other 9-year old would.  The difference was Amber never made it home. Her body was found a few days later some three miles away in a creek with her throat slashed. The killer has never been fo…
The Nation Needs A Military Rapid Disaster Response Team
I was talking to my friend last night about the recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma and we then were discussing the floods in the Hannibal-Quincy area in past years and the National Guard’s involvement in fighting them. The topic of disaster relief in this country then followed.
Time to Break out the Paddle Again?
I was having dinner with some friends the other night and the topic came up about the behavior of students these days. The lack of respect for teachers and fellow students was the primary theme. The comments were not positive either.
Luke Guthrie on Top of the World
I have never met Luke Guthrie but I feel like he's one of us simply by being from Quincy. This young man came from behind yesterday to win the Web.com Tour's WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Texas.  He was 5 shots back when play started yesterday and he made up the difference and then som…
Are You Ready for Toll Roads?
Toll roads are nothing new.  There are several in the State of Illinois, mostly around Chicagoland and Northern Illinois.  Missouri does not yet have one, but recently there has been plenty of talk about making I-70 a toll road from St. Louis to Kansas City.
With states running out of funding for roa…
Too Big for Football?
Every once in a while you hear of these stories about young people being denied the opportunity to play organized sports because they are to big or tall.  Such was the case last week in Mesquite, Texas where a 12 year old was told he was too big to play.

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