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.
Winter Weather Advisory for the Area Through Wednesday Morning
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northeast Missouri and western Illinois from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
West Point Man Arrested in Hit and Run Crash
A hit and run traffic crash Monday night results in the arrest of a West Point man on a variety of charges. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a hit and run crash just after 7 p.m. Monday.
Hannibal Man Hurt in Ralls County Police Pursuit
A Hannibal man suffers minor injuries in a police pursuit that ended with a two car crash on Flint Hill Road at Route O in Ralls County at 1:39 p.m. Sunday.
Dot Foods Gives Full-Time Employees $500 Bonus
The country’s largest food industry redistributor announces that it will pay its full-time employees a $500 bonus this year.
Bethel Man Arrested Friday on Multiple Charges
A traffic stop Friday night results in the filing of multiple charges against a Bethel man.
Hannibal Traffic Crash Causes Power Outage Sunday
A traffic crash involving a pickup truck on Mark Twain Avenue in Hannibal results in a power outage early Sunday morning.
Palmyra Woman Gets Civilian Life Saver Award
The quick action of a Palmyra woman, saving the life of a friend a year ago, was officially recognized by the community Friday.
35th Annual Bud/Bud Light Chili Cook Off Saturday
The 35th annual Golden Eagle Bud Light Chili Cookoff takes place Saturday at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal.
Denise Damron New United Way Executive Director
The United Way of the Mark Twain Area will have a new Executive Director starting next week.
Page Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Battery Charges
A Roselle, Illinois man pleads not guilty Wednesday to charges filed in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident.