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.
Hannibal Hoots Split Double Header in Springfield Friday
The Hannibal Hoots split a double header in Springfield Friday, taking the first game 9-3 and coming up short 5-3 in the nightcap.
Hannibal Hoots win Rain-Shortened Game 2-1 Over Danville
The Hannibal Hoots got seven innings played before stormy weather got to Clemens Field and beat the Danville Dans Thursday 2-1.
Illinois Dept. of Trans. Changes Load Limit on Florence Bridge
The load limit for vehicles using the bridge that takes Highway 106 across the Illinois River in Pike County has been changed.
Hamilton Man Arrested on Drug Related Charges
A traffic stop in Hamilton results in the arrest of a Hamilton man Tuesday on drug related charges.
Hannibal Hoots Lose to Danville 13-1, Rematch Thursday
It was another rough night for the Hannibal Hoots Wednesday, losing to the Danville Dans 13-1 at Clemens Field.
New York State Man Arrested on Charges in Monroe County
A man from New York State is in the Monroe County Jail on a variety of charges.
Quincy Woman, Ursa Man Arrested in Separate Incidents
The Adams County Sheriff's Department makes two arrests in separate incidents Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hannibal Hoots Beat Division-Leading Rex 8-2 at Terre Haute
The Hannibal Hoots traveled to Terre Haute Tuesday to take on the Western Division-leading Rex and came away with an 8-2 win.
Area Fire Departments Get Over $150,000 in State Grants
A hundred Illinois fire departments and non-profit ambulance services, including seven in western Illinois, benefit from a portion of over $two-million dollars in fire safety grants.
Hannibal Hoots Rally Falls Short, Lose 6-4 in Quincy
While it wasn't as bad as Sunday, the Hannibal Hoots still came out on the short end of the scoreboard Monday, losing 6-4 to the Gems in Quincy.