My first job in radio was in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1972, and I’ve been fortunate to have been gainfully employed (mostly) in the media ever since. I’m a native of northeast Missouri and western Illinois, and most of my time in the media has been in the area – from Hannibal, Monroe City and Branson, Missouri to Pittsfield, Virden and Jacksonville, Illinois. Over the years, time off the air has been spent lay speaking, auctioneering, emceeing various area events and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Occasionally over the years, I’ve thought, “There’s gotta be a better way to make a living.” Well, I’ve checked … and there’s not. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Quincy Mayor Forms Community Response Task Force
A task force is being formed in Adams County to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hannibal Hill, Center St. Flood Gates Installed Friday
A rise in the forecast for river levels in the coming days has prompted the decision to install two of Hannibal’s downtown flood gates.
Hannibal Man Charged with Assault, Armed Criminal Action
Hannibal Police were called to the 2200 block of Broadway on a report of a disturbance Wednesday.
Hannibal Mayor Issues Shelter in Place Order
The city of Hannibal has issued a shelter in place order for its residents.
Quincy Police Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting
Quincy Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting incident.
Community Foundation Creates COVID-19 Response Fund
Another area non-profit has stepped up to help those affected by the coronavirus situation.
Hannibal Public Schools to Close Until April 14
Beginning Tuesday, the Hannibal Public Schools will be closed until April 14th.
Ralls County Sheriff Investigates Shooting Incident
The Ralls County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information regarding an incident that happened late Friday night or early Saturday morning at a rural Hannibal residence.
UPDATE: Admiral Coontz Closed Until Further Notice
The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department has suspended all its programs and events for the next thirty days.
Area Coronavirus Related Postponements/Cancellations
The postponements and cancellations of area events in light of the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow.