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Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama to headline 2015 Iowa State Fair
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2015 Iowa State Fair Entertainment Lineup Includes Carrie Underwood, Reba, Alabama

Des Moines is kind of a drive from here, but a trip to this year's Iowa State Fair might be worth it for country music fans. The 2015 entertainment lineup includes country music stars like Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Alabama and Justin Moore. 

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Carnival at National Tom Sawyer Days
Kurt Parsons

Carnival to Bring New Rides to Hannibal During 2015 National Tom Sawyer Days

National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal will be held for the 60th time in 2015. It was recently announced that country music's Jon Pardi will be the Friday night headliner at Tanyard Gardens. According to the Hannibal Jaycees, several upgrades and improvements are being planned for Hannibal's annual summertime festival, including bringing in different rides for the carnival.

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George Strait
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George Strait is KICK-FM’s MUSIC MADNESS Champion!

They don't call him King George for nothin'. Congratulations to George Strait, the very first champion of the very first ever MUSIC MADNESS from KICK-FM!

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Aladdin's Castle Quincy Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Where in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Did You Hang Out When You Were a Kid?

When you were a kid or teenager, what were some of your favorite places to hang out around the Quincy/Hannibal area? Do any of those places still exist? 

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Baby Back Ribs

Wounded Warrior Rib Fest Cookout May 23 at Heartland Lodge

If you like a good slab of ribs and you appreciate what our fighting men and women have done for our country, mark Saturday May 23 on your calendar.

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Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

The Best Cities in the Tri-States: Which is Your Favorite? [Poll]

I'm always seeing lists online of "the coolest cities in America" or "the best cities in America" or "the best cities to ... fill in the blank." Every time I see one of these stories, I read it. Sometimes local and regional cities make these lists. Forbes named Quincy one of the "best small places to raise a family" a few years ago. Once, Hannibal was among the "most exciting cities in Missouri." More than one Pike County city ranked among the "safest cities in Illinois." If we were to make a list of The Best Cities in the Tri-States, which city would you vote for?

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Chad Douglas
Tegan Orpet

What’s On Your iPod? Chad Douglas From KHQA

Today we begin a new segment called "What's On Your iPod," where from time to time we will get the lowdown on what different local celebrities' favorite songs are at the moment. First up is KHQA morning anchorman Chad Douglas.

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50th Academy Of Country Music Awards
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KICK-FM Announcers and Listeners Aren’t Very Good at Predicting ACM Award Winners

The ACM Awards are always fun to watch, and it's also always fun to try and predict the winners in each category. You would think that between the "professional" announcers at a country radio station, and the dedicated country music fans that listen to that radio station, those predictions should be pretty reliable, right? Wrong.

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Missouri State Fair
Kurt Parsons

Gary Allan and Justin Moore Among Country Stars Appearing This Summer at the Missouri State Fair

Not all of this summer's Missouri State Fair concerts have been announced, but there are a couple of big country shows that we do have details for. Justin Moore and Easton Corbin, and Gary Allan and the Swon Brothers are among the stars that will play in Sedalia this August. 

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Lisa and Alan Robertson
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Have Lunch With Alan and Lisa Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Quincy Christian School is bringing the "beardless brother" from Duck Dynasty to the Kroc Center on May 16 to speak during a school fundraiser. The school has also announced that they will host a special “New Season Luncheon” with Alan and Lisa Robertson on the same day.

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