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.
Fourteen New Adams County COVID-19 Cases Thursday
The Adams County Health Department Thursday reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Hannibal Police Make Multiple Drug-Related Arrests
Multiple drug investigations by Hannibal Police result in the execution of search warrants and a number of arrests Tuesday and Wednesday.
New COVID-19 Cases in Hancock, Ralls, Lewis & Pike Counties
Area health departments continue to report new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
GREDF Hosts Virtual Job Fair Wednesday
A number of Illinois agencies are partnering to host a virtual job fair to bring employers and job seekers together Wednesday in this season of COVID-19.
WIU Student Shot, Classes Cancelled Wednesday
All Wednesday classes at Western Illinois University have been cancelled after a shooting in a residence hall Tuesday night.
Ralls, Pike IL, Lewis Counties Report New COVID-19 Cases
Health department officials in Ralls, Pike and Lewis counties reported new COVID-19 cases Monday.
Ten New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Adams County
The Adams County Health Department reported ten new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.
Macon High School Goes to Virtual Instruction
The COVID-19 pandemic has settled into the Macon R-1 School District.
Three Seriously Injured in NEMO Weekend Traffic Crashes
Two Hannibal residents are seriously injured in a crash involving two ATV’s on Whitaker Lane south of Hannibal at 4:35 p.m. Sunday.
Lewis County Reports Fifth COVID-19 Related Death
Four area counties reported updated COVID-19 numbers Friday.