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.
Quincy Kmart to Close by the End of the Year
Yet another major Quincy retailer is closing its doors. Officials with Sears Holdings announced Monday that the K-Mart store, a long time fixture on East Broadway, will close for good before the end of the year.
Mississippi River levels to Crest, Fall and Rise Again by Tuesday
Additional rainfall in the northern Midwest results in a roller coaster along the Northeast Missouri/Western Illinois portion of the Mississippi River.
Quincy University Presidential Search Committee Issues Update
Officials with Quincy University say they are well on their way to selecting a new president.
Two Quincy Residents Arrested for Meth, Heroin Possession
The execution of a search warrant Thursday results in the arrest of two Quincy residents.
Viking Cruise Lines to Start Docking in Hannibal in 2021-22
If you think Hannibal plays host to a lot of river cruise ships in the summer and fall, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Missouri Electric Line Crews Headed for Florida
Electric linemen from throughout the state of Missouri are headed south to help get the lights back on in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Mississippi Continues to Rise, Major Flooding Predicted
The National Weather Service is now predicting moderate to major flooding along the stretch of the Mississippi River that runs through northeast Missouri and western Illinois.
70th Annual Mark Twain Marching Band Festival Tuesday
A 70 year Hannibal tradition is renewed Tuesday. The 70th annual Mark Twain Marching Band Festival begins at 3 p.m. with marching bands from 30 area high schools making their way down Broadway.
Hannibal Woman Charged with Meth Possession, Child Endangerment
The execution of a search warrant results in the arrest of a Hannibal woman on meth charges.
Steele Pleads Not Guilty to Multiple Charges
A Quincy man pleads not guilty to multiple charges filed in connection with a high speed chase last August.