Muddy River Top Tens: Enterprise Reporting

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As we wrap up 2021, Muddy River News looks back at its most read stories. These are the rankings according to our analytics, not personal preferences.

The Enterprise Reporting category consists of stories our team broke. It is our most popular original content.

WGEM anchor removed for refusing COVID vaccine — Gray Television purchased Quincy Media this year, and the Atlanta-based corporation mandated all of its employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Those who didn’t lost their jobs, and WGEM News Today Anchor Don Dwyer was one four employees let go by the local NBC/FOX affiliate. “In the back of my mind — and I kept working every day —- I thought I was going to stay. But this week, I just had a gut feeling,” Dwyer said.

2. Austin out as WGEM News anchor — About a month after firing Dwyer as its morning show anchor, WGEM let go one of its evening anchors go. Neither side gave a reason as to why.

3. Broadway Bullring back in business: dirt-track racing to return to Adams County Speedway in Spring 2022 — Dirt track racing will be back with a new name and new management after a two-year hiatus.

4. Owners of successful coffee bar considering second location; City wants to fix traffic congestion — Still lots of traffic, but maybe their second location that is coming to Seventh and Broadway will help.

5. Quincy woman and her husband have 2.2 million followers on TikTok — Abby (Biswell) Howard of Quincy and her husband, Matt, are social media entrepreneurs and they will add a new star in 2022 as the couple is expecting its first child.

7. Haxel takes over ownership of Port’s Place, hopes to have renovations finished by Thanksgiving — It’s not your Dad’s Port’s…a younger crowd has been hitting Quincy’s newest late-night spot.

8. Local charity removes leadership amid questionable finances; criminal investigation underway — Many questions remain regarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

9. Quincy nightclub owner purchases Elder’s Restaurant property — Lucky Dog’s is about to open at 18th and State, serving red hots and brews.

10. Dooley, Van Ness achieve Lego immortality — Word on the street is Queer Eye’s Quincy native was back over the holidays and gave his former QHS teacher a little touch up.

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