Weekend Activities – BBQ and Backpacks and Bulls
I know we say this every weekend, but ... there's a lot going on around the area, and the forecasters say we should have beautiful weather for whatever outdoor plans you have.
The Hannibal Arts Council is accepting entries 3-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a...
Area Schools Announce Early Dismissals
These area schools are dismissing early due to the hot weather:
Payson - Junior/Senior High, 1 p.m., Elementary, 1:10 p.m.
Liberty - Dismissing at 2 p.m., No afternoon Pre-K
Pikeland Schools/Pittsfield - Dismissing at 2:15 p.m.
Area Activities For This Weekend
This is another one of those weekends where there is a wide variety of events happening around the area.
There are auditions for the Quincy Area Youth Chorus Concert Choir and Kinderchor Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Quincy.
There's a Downtown Poker Run to benefit Great River Honor Flight…
A Fair Deal
(Undated)— Folks can attend county fairs on either side of the river this weekend. The Adams County Fair in Mendon runs through Wednesday and offers a number of musical events Sunday evening including the Texaco Country Showdown at 6:30 pm and the Horndogs concert at 7:45...
Hannibal Cannibal Raises $44K
(Hannibal) – Although the number of runners was down, officials with Hannibal Regional Hospital consider this year’s Hannibal Cannibal a rousing success.
Numbers released by hospital officials indicate that 1,817 runners took part in the Cannibal last July 7th...
Tourism Up in Western Illinois
This came from Lori Tuttle at the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Quincy, IL - The Western Illinois counties of Adams, Pike & Hancock generated $137 million combined in visitor expenditures last year, with $89 million spent in Adams, up 7 %;  $25 million in Hancock Co.,…
Canton Sexual Assault Arrests
(CANTON)—Two LaGrange residents are held on felony sexual assault charges following an incident in Canton early Saturday morning. Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish says deputies and Canton Police were called to the Westport Apartments on Missouri 81 at 3:18 a-m Saturday...
National Tom Sawyer Days Winds Down
Even with the high temps, officials say over 1700 participants took to the streets of downtown Hannibal early Saturday during the Hannibal Cannibal 10K run, 5K run walk and kids fun run. Attendance at the Frog Jump competition trended down this year, although some frogs seemed more lively in the h…

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