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.
Hannibal Gordmans to Open with Ribbon Cutting June 27
The grand opening celebration of Hannibal’s newest retailer is coming later this month.
Hannibal Men Charged in Sunday Home Invasion
Two Hannibal men have been charged in connection with a home invasion over the weekend.
Highway 106 Closed Monday for Sandbagging Near Florence
Illinois Highway 106 is closed in Pike and Scott counties Monday for emergency sandbagging operations.
Three Arrested on Lewis County on Theft, Tampering Charges
Three Lewis County men are in the Lewis County Jail on theft and property damage charges.
River Now Predicted to Crest – Again – This Weekend
The National Weather Service has once again revised it flood crest predictions upward, with crest coming Saturday evening in Quincy and Sunday evening in Hannibal. The Illinois River is still predicted to flirt with record breaking crests by midweek next week.
Quincy University Hosting National Guard Flood Fighters
Quincy University has rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of flood fighters.
Salvation Army Feeds Area Flood Fighters, Needs Donations
An organization that is in the business of helping others is asking for your help in the coming days.
West Quincy Preparing for the Worst
While the Mississippi River levees continue to hold, businesses owners in West Quincy, Missouri are preparing for the worst.
Sandbaggers Needed at Several Area Locations
A number of area communities have put out the call for sandbagging help in keeping the river at bay.
Near Record Crest Predictions for Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
For the second time this spring, crest predictions on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers have entered record territory.