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.
Four New COVID-19 Cases in Adams County Sunday
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Adams County more than doubled over the weekend.
Unidentified Person Dies in Saturday Morning House Fire
There was a fatal house fire in Hannibal over the weekend. Firefighters were called to a residential fire at 609 Hayden Street around 6:40 a.m. Saturday.
Three Arrested for Mob Action, Battery, Armed Violence
Quincy Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 800 Block of North 6th just before 10 p.m. Thursday.
Stay at Home Order Issued for Pike County, Missouri
A stay at home order will go into effect Saturday for residents of Pike County, Missouri.
Quincy Police Say Garage Sales are Non-Essential Activities
As we begin the month of April, this would normally be garage sale season. But this is not a normal April.
Pike County MO, South Shelby Schools Announce Closure Extension
Some area schools have announced extensions of their closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hannibal City Council Removes, Replaces Two BPW Board Members
In a special session Wednesday night, the Hannibal City Council removed two members from the Hannibal Board of Public Works.
Mark Twain Cave Complex Sold to Quincy Father & Son
For the first time in nearly a century, Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave Complex is under new ownership.
Monday Morning House Fire Cause Ruled Incendiary
An early Tuesday morning house fire appears to have been deliberately set.
Hannibal BPW Directed to Proceed with Water Treatment Transition
Officials with the Hannibal Board of Public Works report they will proceed with the transition of its water treatment system.