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’s Victorian Festival of Christmas Continues
Downtown Hannibal’s Victorian Festival of Christmas wraps up its month-long run this weekend.
Colorado Couple Arrested on Drug Charges in Pike County, IL
A Colorado couple was arrested Friday on a variety of drug related charges in Pike County Illinois.
Three Arrested for Attempted Prescription Scam
Hannibal Police make three arrests as the result of an investigation into an attempted prescription scam.
Knox County Commission Appoints Temporary Sheriff
The Knox County Commission appointed a temporary sheriff to replace Robert Becker Thursday morning.
Hannibal City Manager Jeff LaGarce to Step Down
Hannibal’s City Manager for the last twelve years is stepping down.
Louisiana Police Will No Longer Handle 24/7 Emergency Dispatch
The Louisiana Police Department will no longer serve as a 24 hour emergency dispatch center, effective Thursday.
Ellis Sentenced to Prison on Sexual Assault Charges
An Ursa man is sentenced to prison after pleading guilty last month to sexual assault charges.
Hannibal American Sycamore Tree Named State Champion
An American sycamore tree in Hannibal estimated to be over 300 years old has been named a state champion by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Trial Date Set for Gaven Steele on Multiple Charges
A trial date has been set for a Quincy man accused of shooting at police during a high speed chase.
Two Suffer Serious Injuries in Crash in Clarksville
Two Clarksville residents suffer serious injuries in a one car crash on Kentucky Street at First Street in Clarksville at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.