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.
132 New Area Cases, Seven New COVID Deaths Thursday
Western Illinois health department officials reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 and five new COVID related deaths Thursday.
Audrain County Man Arrested After Hiding Meth in Body Cavity
A new piece of equipment at the Audrain County Jail was instrumental in catching a suspect attempting to hide drugs on his person.
Adams County Sheriff Warns of Possible IDES Letter Scam
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office warns of a possible scam involving the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
2021 Hannibal Chili Cook-off Cancelled
A much-anticipated Hannibal wintertime event is the latest victim of COVID-19.
86 New Area COVID Cases, Four More Deaths Wednesday
The Adams County Health Department Wednesday reported the deaths of two more Adams County residents of COVID related illnesses, a man and woman both in their 80s.
Motion Granted for Funds for McBride Psychiatric Exam
A Quincy woman charged with first degree murder in connection with a fatal car crash in August of last year has been granted funds to hire a psychiatrist.
106 Area COVID Cases, Two Deaths Tuesday
Health department officials in northeast Missouri reported 46 new coronavirus cases and one additional death Tuesday.
Hannibal City Council Seeks Business License Renewals
The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday night to get tough with businesses that have yet to renew their city licenses.
Two Killed in Pike County I-72 Head On Crash
Both drivers are killed in a two car head on crash on Interstate 72 at Milepost 32 north of Pittsfield at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday.
Western Illinois Moves Up to Phase Four
COVID related restrictions for businesses in western Illinois have been loosened.