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.
Three Hurt, Two Seriously, in Separate NEMO Crashes Thursday
Two people suffer serious injuries in a one car crash on Pike County Route V east of Vandalia at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Griggsville Woman Arrested on Pike County IL Meth Charges
A traffic stop results in the arrest of a Griggsville woman on meth related charges.
Quincy Siblings Arrested on Pike County IL Meth Charges
A Quincy brother and sister are in the Pike County, Illinois Jail on meth related charges.
Two Young Children Hurt in Separate Vehicle-Pedestrian Mishaps
A child is hospitalized after a car-pedestrian mishap on the 1400 block of Fulton Avenue in Hannibal at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday.
Lewis County Without Land Line 911 Service Wednesday
Some Lewis County residents were unable to call 911 for a time Wednesday.
Chariton Valley Switches to Ten-Digit Dialing for Local Calls
One area phone service provider is telling its customers the time has come to switch to ten-digit dialing.
Qcy Christian School Suspends Operations for 2021-22 School Year
The Quincy Christian School will not operate in the coming school year.
Hannibal Council OK’s Docking Agreement for American Queen
The Hannibal City Council Tuesday paved the way for the big river cruise ships to dock in America’s Hometown.
15 New Area COVID Cases, 8 New COVID Related Deaths Monday
Area health departments reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional COVID related deaths Monday.
Investigation Continues Into North 24th Pedestrian-Train Incident
An investigation continues into a pedestrian-train incident late Monday afternoon.