Area levee districts defend the height of their levees
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Area levee districts defend the height of their levees

Representatives of several levee districts in the Quincy area are taking exception to claims that their levees are higher than what's authorized and contribute to flooding elsewhere along the Mississippi River.

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Longtime fireworks stand in Alexandria going out of business
Missouri News

Longtime fireworks stand in Alexandria going out of business

A fireworks business operating in Alexandria for 70 years is quietly going by the wayside. Mi-Lor Fireworks has survived tornadoes, floods and attacks by thieves. But it couldn't withstand Doris White's desire for retirement.

Hannibal native publishes debut novel, draws inspiration from Twain
Hannibal News

Hannibal native publishes debut novel, draws inspiration from Twain

Hannibal native Melissa Scholes Young publishes her debut novel, "Flood," on June 27. Her book is set in Hannibal and explores the question of what happens if you need to go home after wanting to flee the small town where you grew up.

62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days begins Friday
Hannibal News

62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days begins Friday

Hang out with Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and participate in their favorite activities when Hannibal's largest festival returns this week. The 62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days officially kicks off Friday and continues through the Fourth of July.

Your Turn/Roger Flesner
Your Turn

Your Turn/Roger Flesner

Your Turn/Roger Flesner

Ridders Business Supply merges with Midwest Office
Quincy News

Ridders Business Supply merges with Midwest Office

Ridders Business Supply Co. has merged with another company and will operate under a new name, but in many ways the 151-year-old company has not changed. "Everything is the same, except we've got pricing we've never seen before," said Paul Ridder.

Quincy Public Schools: Trying to 'visualize' the new space
Education

Quincy Public Schools: Trying to 'visualize' the new space

Second-grade teacher Cheryl Burghart typically spends much of June in her classroom trying to prepare for the next school year. But this year is a little different.

Police & Courts

ATV rider seriously injured in Monroe County

An Arizona man suffered serious injuries after the ATV he was driving overturned near Holliday, Mo.

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Rider thrown from motorcycle that struck deer

A motorcycle rider was thrown from his bike when he struck a deer early Saturday.

Police & Courts

ATV flips onto operator at New London

A Ralls County man was injured when an all-terrain vehicle flipped onto him early Saturday.