I’m a native of Swinkey, Missouri, a thriving suburb of Monroe City. After earning a degree in Mass Communication from Truman State University, I joined the team at KHQA-TV as an intern. In my 22 years there I worked as a reporter, Hannibal Bureaus Chief, 10:00 pm anchor, and co-host of the morning show. In 2016, Y101 lured me out of retirement and I'm loving starting my mornings with the Big Dog! Jeff broadcasts live from Quincy while I'm live in our Hannibal studios. It gives our show a different perspective you won't find anywhere else. My husband Rich and I have four daughters; two in college, one in high school and one in elementary school. I'm a voracious reader. In fact the only TV show I'll put a book down for is Survivor. I've never missed an episode in 30-plus seasons!
Arts Quincy Wins Prestigious National Award
Arts Quincy markets itself as America's First Arts Council. Now the group's marketing plan has been billed the best in the nation.
Hannibal Recycling Resumes With Restrictions
Recycling is making its return to Hannibal and residents are more than ready. Two Rivers Industries has announced the group will reopen the facility off Clinic Road on Aug. 3.
Hannibal–Cheapest Gas in The U.S.?
After some research on the web, I couldn't find any gas price in the country cheaper than Hannibal's rate today of $1.70/gallon.
Great Girlfriend Getaway Coming To Hannibal Soon!
The summer edition of the Great Girlfriend Getaway in Hannibal is coming up August 7-9. This is COVID-modified version of the annual event but a big bonus is that many of the events are free.
Hikes In Hannibal
The poet Robert Frost famously wrote, "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department is inviting you to take the road less traveled in a hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve.
NECAC Offering A Limited Supply of A/C’s
When temperatures soar, so do the chances of heat-related illness, especially for the elderly and disabled. Relief is available in Ralls County to help those most at-risk.
Hannibal Public Schools Announce Reopening Plan
The Hannibal Public School District this week released its plans, policies and procedures that students and staff will follow this school year.
Live Music Coming This Weekend To Hannibal
Down By The River is back in Hannibal for what amounts to its debut for the 2020 season. COVID-19 and bad weather wreaked havoc with the Y MENS Club schedule, but it looks like smooth sailing for this Friday, July 17.
FREE School Supplies Delivered To The Classroom? Yes Please!
The deadline is fast approaching for free school supplies for Marion County elementary school students. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 24.
Celebrate Fr. Augustine Tolton Thursday
Prayers for an end to racism will be a major focus of a pilgrimage procession to honor the first black priest in the United States who spent his formative years in Quincy.