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.
Prospect League to Add Normal CornBelters in 2019
The Prospect League announced Monday that a new team will be added to the summer collegiate league in 2018. And, some familiar names will be running the ball club.
LaBelle Man Dies in Scotland County Crash Friday
A LaBelle man dies in a three vehicle crash on Highway 15 south of Memphis in Scotland County at 2 p.m. Friday.
IL Department of Ag Approves Gin Ridge Swine Facility
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has given its blessing to a large hog confinement facility in Adams County.
Hannibal Flood Gates to Come Out Monday
All five flood gates along with Hannibal riverfront will be coming out Monday.
Grand Jury Convenes to Investigate Legionnaires’ Outbreak
An Adams County Grand Jury was in session Thursday, looking into the recent Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans’ Home.
Quincy Med Group Applies to Expand to Former Bergner’s
Quincy Medical Group has filed an application for open a surgical center and cancer center in the former Bergner’s store in the Quincy Mall.
Hannibal Parks and Rec Gets Grant to Renovate Pond
The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department is getting grant money to renovate the pond in Huckleberry Park.
Palmyra Spectator to Continue Publication
To paraphrase Hannibal’s favorite son, reports of the death of the Palmyra Spectator, as it turns out, are greatly exaggerated.
One Winner in Tuesday’s $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Drawing
Lottery officials say someone has won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
Man Taken to Blessing Hospital After Psychotic Incident
An unidentified man was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment of injuries and a mental health evaluation Monday.