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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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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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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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Getty Images

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Coming to Quincy!

Well here's some news! Apparently a Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is coming to Quincy!

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Fireworks Shows in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

Fireworks season is quickly approaching! So let's do a little crowdsourcing here to get a full list of ALL of the fireworks shows in our area in the weeks to come...

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West Quincy
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Facebooker Warns of West Quincy “Bodies as Bait” Scam

Jordan Law of Quincy posted a warning to area residents on her Facebook page on Sunday night. In the status, she details an eerie occurrence in West Quincy in which two people played dead on the side of Highway 24, supposedly waiting for an unsuspecting good Samaritan to stop and check on them. What happened next is downright scary.

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Fantasy World Caverns (Eldon, MO)
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Missouri Cave Up for Sale

This Missouri cave located in Eldon, Missouri (near the Lake of the Ozarks) is officially on the market.

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Fresh Donuts
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Where to Find Free (or Cheap) Donuts in Quincy/Hannibal Today

Wondering where to find a few discounted donuts in Quincy/Hannibal today? Look no further. While we lack the big donut players (the Dunkins, the Hortons, the Kremes), you can still get your hands on a few cheap (or free...

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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

Quincy Dick’s Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Date

The widely-anticipated DICK'S Sporting Goods store in Quincy finally has its opening date!

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Dumb Questions By State

The Tri-States Dumbest Google Searches

Remember back when if you didn’t know something, you just continued to not know it? Yeah, those days are gone. Granted, limitless and instantaneous information is great and everything, but it does have a few drawbacks.

Turns out, Americans ask some pretty stupid questions.

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