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Local Love: Mandy + Will

From the Couple: Mandy: “I saw him on Zoom and he made my heart go boom!” Will first caught my eye on a Zoom meeting for one of our Master of Arts in Teaching courses. We had mutual friends and got invited to the same graduation party in June 2020. Will: I saw her grilling…

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Local Love: Krista + Nate

From Krista: Nate and I first met years ago when I was the front desk attendant at the Quincy YMCA, and he would come in with work friends to play basketball. We exchanged a few words here and there, but it was always short and cordial. Our love story didn’t start until about six years…

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Local Love: Karrigan + Ben

From Karrigan: When I saw Ben playing so lovingly with the kids in Jamaica, I just had a feeling I was going to marry him one day. In 2018, we went to Jamaica for a mission trip. Ben and I knew each other through church but mainly through my younger brother because they were best…

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Local Love: Caroline + Christian

From Caroline: Christian and I starting dating almost 4 years ago after his brother and sister-in-law encouraged him to slide into my DMs (after Danielle got my approval, of course). We would take turns driving an hour from Quincy to Keokuk every chance we got, and when that still wasn’t enough time together, I decided…

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Local Love: Allyson + Logan

From Allyson: After 10 years of knowing and loving each other my Husband and I finally got married! We met at Quincy Senior High school, began dating when I was 15, he was 16. We now have a 1 year old daughter who was our flower girl in the ceremony. We got engaged in Colorado…

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Local Love: Taylor + Chris

From Taylor: Chris and I met like most couples these days, on a dating app one summer! We grew closer and closer throughout the fall and winter, and when we went to celebrate Mardi Gras in St. Louis, Chris finally told me he loved me, even though looking back we both knew we loved each…

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