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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.