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.
COVID Numbers Grow; Adams County Walk-In Vaccination Clinics
The number of area residents with new cases of COVID-19 continues to climb, as area health departments report a total of 178 new cases Tuesday.
Hannibal Man, Bowling Green Woman Arrested After Motorcycle Chase
A Hannibal man and a Bowling Green woman face multiple charges after a two-county chase Tuesday morning.
Mark Twain Memorial Bridge Inspection This Week
If you’ll be on the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge this week, be advised you will need to be on the lookout for bridge inspectors.
Hannibal Aquatic Center to Close Now Through Friday
The Hannibal Aquatic Center will be closed the rest of this week.
LaBelle Man Jailed on Meth-Related Charges
A LaBelle man is in the Lewis County Jail on drug related charges.
Port Byron, IL Man Arrested After Quincy Standoff Friday
A Port Byron, Illinois man is arrested after a standoff with law enforcement officers Friday.
COVID Resurgence Continues, 86 New Area Cases Thursday
Area health departments Thursday reported another 86 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Area Agencies Step Up for Former Welcome Inn Residents
Quincy area social services agencies are stepping up to lend a helping hand to the nearly 300 people who were displaced by the closing of the Welcome Inn extended stay hotel earlier this week.
Adams County Fair Crowns 2021 Royalty Wednesday
New Adams County Fair royalty was crowned Wednesday night.
UPDATE: Hull Man Missing Since Friday Found Dead
The Help Find Ron Abney Facebook page posted: "We appreciate the outpouring of love and support that our family has felt as we searched for our husband, daddy, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend.