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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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Jupiterimages, ThinkStock

Do You Remember These Local News Anchors of the Past?

Rich Cain and Carol Sowers, both longtime TV personalities in our area, retired recently. We were talking in the office today about former news/weather/sports reporters that have been on TV over the years. How many can you remember? Anyone remember far enough back when you would watch the local news in black and white?

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Carmella Bundy
Carmella Bundy

Muscular Dystrophy Telethon is No More

It was September 4th, 1966 and the television world saw its first Jerry Lewis Muscular Telethon. That’s right, 49 years ago. Jerry Lewis is no longer a part of the telethon. He was asked not to return in 2011 for reasons that are still unknown today and without him, the telethon suffered. So much so, that the once 24 hour telethon was pared down to just 3 hours after Lewis was no longer a part of it and now it is no more.

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Shooting Victim Identified, Crime Stoppers Offering $1000 Reward

Adams County Coroner James Keller has identified the victim of an early morning fatal shooting as 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. According to a report from WGEM, officers responded to the shooting scene in the 1100 block of North 5th Street between Cedar and Cherry Streets and found a boy that had been shot outside of a home. He was taken to Blessing Hospital and pronounced dead. Keller revealed an autopsy would be conducted on Sunday.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Shooting in Quincy Kills 12-Year-Old Boy

The Quincy Police Department is investigating a shooting this morning that left a 12-year-old boy dead.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Time to Sign Up for Gus Macker Basketball

The 25th Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Quincy, presented by the Quincy Exchange Club, will be held on May 23 and 24. The time to register is now through May 1 at www.macker.com.

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Jim Dyson, Getty Images

What is Rich Cain Going to Do?

It is the number one question being asked around Quincy. What is Rich Cain going to be doing? I probably have been asked it 20 times alone and I do have an answer.

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Quincy Senior High Marching Band Webpage
Quincy Senior High Marching Band Webpage

The 19th Annual Octoberfest Parade and Field Competition is Set for October 18 in Quincy

The 19th Annual Octoberfest Parade and Field Competition will be held on Saturday, October 18, featuring marching bands from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. The parade will travel west from 33rd & Maine Streets at 2 p.m. that afternoon. The field competition at Flinn Stadium will begin at 5:15 p.m. 

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Here Is How a Quincy Family Got to Appear on NBC’s Today Show!

It is not everyday that people you know appear on a national television show, but there they were on the Today Show Sunday morning. Part of the John Schmitt family from Quincy and Ursa just happened to go to the Today Show and be in the crowd for the Sunday broadcast seen on NBC Television nationwide and locally on WGEM-TV.

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Moses Robinson, Getty Images

How Would You Like to Be Paid $4 Million to Shut up Like NBC’s David Gregory?

In a day when people are living from paycheck to paycheck just to get by it is hard to read a story like the one I read yesterday. Apparently NBC-TV is going to pay David Gregory $4 million, that's right $4 million, to not discuss his exit from NBC's 'Meet the Press' program. With that said, I wonder what Matt Schmidt must be thinking.

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