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Upcoming Fireworks Nights With the Quincy Gems

The Quincy Gems have become famous for good times at the ballpark, good baseball and really good fireworks shows after some games. The reigning Prospect League champions have three fireworks nights on the schedule this season.

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Erika Goldring / Mike Coppola / Frederick Breedon IV, Getty Images

20 Country Stars Who Have Performed in Quincy

Over the years, many great country stars have performed in Quincy. The Quincy Firefighters shows, Quincy Raceways and The Oakley Lindsey Center have all hosted big shows. We've complied a list of 20 of those stars, but there are many more. Can you help us complete the list?

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manaemedia
manaemedia

National TV Shows That Featured Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Every once in a a while our region ends up on national television. A story from Hannibal was highlighted on Investigation Discovery's 'Happily Never After,' a Quincy native won the Search for the Weight Watchers Chef, and Momo the Missouri Monster got a profile on 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.' Here is a look at stories, places and people from our area that received attention from national TV shows.

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Who has the best burger in Quincy?
Sergey Peterman

Who Has the Best Burger in Quincy? [Poll]

Did you know there is a National Hamburger Day? That shouldn't be confused with National Cheeseburger Day. There's one of those, too. National Hamburger Day is in May (during National Hamburger Month), and National Cheeseburger Day is in September. I'm not sure exactly how National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day is officially celebrated, but it's probably safe to assume that the day is marked by ordering a favorite burger from a favorite restaurant. Where would you order from?

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Nastco, ThinkStock
Nastco, ThinkStock

Story of Couple’s 100th Grandchild Causes ‘Quincy, Illinois’ to be a Trending Topic on Facebook

It's not every day that we see "Quincy, Illinois" as a trending topic on Facebook, but that's exactly what is happening this morning. For most of us locals, this is kind of old news, but apparently word got out to the rest of the world about the Quincy couple that recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. 

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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Scott Halleran / Jonathan Daniel / Jim McIsaac, Getty Images
Scott Halleran / Jonathan Daniel / Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

Five Famous Sports Figures Who Attended College in the Tri-States

Several famous sports figures have ties to our region. A two-time NBA Coach of the Year, an analyst with Sunday Night Football, and an NFL head coach that coached in the Super Bowl are just a few of the famous sports figures that went to college in the Tri-States

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Police Make Arrests in Ray Humphrey Jr. Murder Case

Some long awaited movement finally took place this weekend in the investigation of the murder of 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. and it has led to the arrests of three people allegedly connected with the March 28th shooting in the 1100 block of North 5th Street in Quincy. Police arrested Steson Crider of Chandler, Arizona on suspicion of first degree murder.  Steson Crider was arrested in Mesa, Arizona and is being held on $5 million bond in the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.

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Villa Katherine in Quincy, Illinois

Friends of the Castle Spring Open House Coming Up at Villa Katherine in Quincy

The Friends of the Castle annual Spring Open House Day in the Villa Kathrine will be on Sunday, May 17.

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Michael Rose
Michael Rose

QND Students Doing Good for the Community

After the 2015 Dogwood Festival Parade, I was a part of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce clean-up crew. There were numerous crews working on Maine Street that day, consisting of members of the Chamber plus student volunteers. Each of them did a wonderful job of bringing Maine Street back to normal.

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