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.
Commissioners Agree to Tax Break for St. Elizabeth Project
The Marion County Commission Monday agreed to do its part to help the redevelopment of the former St. Elizabeth Hospital property to move forward.
Chamber, Volunteers Dismissed from Color Drive Lawsuits
Four of the defendants have been dismissed from lawsuits filed in connection with the sale of unpasteurized cider at the Pike County Color Drive three years ago.
Second Marion County Inmate Dies After Suicide Attempt
A Hannibal man who attempted suicide last week while housed in the Marion County Jail has died.
Velasquez helps Phillies down Cardinals 6-2
Vince Velasquez pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Santana and Pedro Florimon each hit home runs in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Quincy Sears Store and Auto Center to Close
The last of the original anchor stores in the Quincy Mall is closing. Officials with Sears confirmed to area media outlets that its Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Quincy will close later this year.
Hannibal School Board Looks into Metal Detectors
The Hannibal Public Schools are considering installing metal detectors in its buildings.
Investigation into Attack on Adams Co Coroner Continues
The investigation continues into an alleged assault on the Adams County Coroner last week.
Quincy Man Convicted of Sexual Assault and Abuse Charges
An Adams County jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding a Quincy man guilty of sexual abuse and assault charges.
Heath Hall Named Hannibal BPW General Manager
A long time employee of the Hannibal Board of Public Works has been named its new general manager.
Mickels Pleads Guilty in Quincy Home Invasion Case
A Hannibal woman pleads guilty Monday to charges resulting from a 2017 Quincy home invasion.