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Spirit Halloween Store Opens in Quincy

Hit the road, summertime with your humidity and mosquitoes and your shandy beers! School, football and TV seasons are all about to (or already have) start anew, which means it's Autumn's time to shine...

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These 12 Quincy Shops Are Going Tax-Free Tomorrow

If you're like me, you're a fan of shopping local and supporting the local business people. I often find myself wandering The District right here in Quincy, stopping in the shops, seeing what kind of cool things I can find that you just can't get at a big box store...

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Villa Kathrine The Courtyard
Deena West Budd

The Haunted Villa Kathrine Castle of Quincy

Villa Kathrine, the lovely Moorish-like castle built on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Quincy, has such an interesting history that I am not surprised to find a few spirits involved in the legend as well.

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Check Out What Krazy Cakes Did for Quincy Police Officers!

Well here’s a happy story to kick off your weekend!

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Kurt Parsons

75th Annual Knights of Columbus BBQ Schedule

It's the last hurrah for the summer, before the kids head back to school, everything becomes pumpkin flavored, and you have to think of a killer name for your Fantasy Football team...

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Guns N Hoses
Hannibal Guns N Hoses (via Facebook)

Guns n Hoses Softball Scheduled for Saturday

Dozens of firefighters are being called to Clemens Field in Hannibal and police are expected to issue hundreds of tickets.

But don’t worry. There’s no emergency.

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Ben Braun

What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Quincy?

When I first came to Quincy as a college freshman, a professor gave us newbies an abridged guide to driving in Quincy. It went something like this…

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Asian Carp in the Mississippi River May Have Met Their Match

If you spend any time on the Mississippi River you have had to deal with Asian Carp that have invaded the Mississippi River with a vengeance. The aggressive Asian Carp have harmed the eco-system of the river and have competed fiercely with the native fish of the river for food diminishing the population of the native fish species.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Fireworks! What’s Legal and What’s Not

American's love their fireworks but there are laws regarding the use of fireworks. With that in mind, the Quincy Police Department has released the following information to the public.

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