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.
Marion County Increases Contribution to Justice Center
The Marion County Commissioners Monday agreed to tide the Juvenile Justice Center in Hannibal over financially until the end of the year.
Antonio Sanchez to Take Plea Deal
The murder trial of a Hamilton teenager was stopped Tuesday, after the defendant agreed to take a plea deal.
Final Decision on Setting of Floodgates by 10 a.m. Saturday
A change in the predicted river crest at Hannibal has put on hold a final decision on when or if its flood gates will be set.
Hannibal Man Arrested for Trespassing, Theft
A Hannibal man is in custody on theft charges. Hannibal Police report that officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1600 block of Bird Street at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday.
Hannibal Free Clinic Rib & Wing Fest Fundraiser Cancelled
A much anticipated fund raiser for the Hannibal Free Clinic has become a casualty of the heavy rains forecast for this weekend.
Charges of Sexual Conduct with Animal Dropped
Charges of sexual conduct with an animal against a Quincy man have been dropped.
All of Hannibal’s Flood Gates to Be Set Saturday
The latest prediction on the Mississippi River levels results in the decision to install all five of Hannibal’s flood gates this weekend.
Bond Increased for Alleged Child Abuser
Bond has been increased in the case of a LaGrange man charged with child abuse.
Hannibal August Warm, Wetter Than Average
The month of August turned out to be a warm and wetter than average one in Hannibal.
Three Arrested in Monroe City on Drug-Related Charges
The execution of a search warrant at a residence in Monroe City Thursday results in three arrests.