When inclement weather results in school being cancelled, and you're stuck with a houseful of kids needing to expend some energy, there's a valuable resource in the Hannibal community that can help with that.

The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, perhaps more commonly known as the Armory, is open every Monday through Friday, including most snow days.

The center features 15,000 square feet of indoor open spaces, with lots and lots of activities for youngsters and their parents. They're open at 7:30 a.m., with closing times depending on the day of the week and other events happening at the center.

Hannibal Parks and Rec's Mary Lynne Richards was a recent guest on KHMO's Talk Back: