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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be several fireworks displays in the area in the days leading up to, during, and following the Fourth of July weekend. Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding communities.

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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Rosters Named

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Somsak Sudthangtum
Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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ThinkStock

How Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank For Summer Road Trips

Summer is a time for travel for many of us, and WalletHub has compiled rankings of where each state stands as best or worst states for travel, including Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Welcome to Hannibal
Kurt Parsons

How Well Do You Know Hannibal, Missouri? [Quiz]

How much do you know about America's Hometown? Take this fun quiz and test your knowledge of Hannibal, Missouri! 

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ThinkStock

The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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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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National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

What Do You Like Most About National Tom Sawyer Days? [Poll]

National Tom Sawyer Days is coming up during Fourth of July Weekend in downtown Hannibal. There are so many different types of activities associated with Tom Sawyer Days. Official events like the Fence Painting Contest and Frog Jump Contest draw enthusiasts year after year, and unofficial events that coincide with Tom Sawyer Days, like Mud Volleyball and the Hannibal Cannibal, are also among the activities our community loves to support. There's always more than enough to do during the Fourth of July weekend in Hannibal. What do you enjoy most about National Tom Sawyer Days?

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Oakwood Salon, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Old-Fashioned Signs in Hannibal, Missouri [Gallery]

They don't make them like these anymore. See our gallery of unique, old-fashioned signs that can be found around Hannibal.

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William Charles Ellersick
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missing Missouri Man Found Safe

The Endangered Silver Advisory for 77-year-old William Charles Ellersick has been canceled. Ellersick has been found safe, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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