Local Government

City of Palmyra facing 40 percent hike in health insurance premium

The city of Palmyra is facing a 40 percent increase in employee health insurance costs for 2018. "There's nothing we can do about it," 2nd Ward council member Nathan Miller said at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

Upcoming China ban on plastics affects Hannibal recycling business
Business

Upcoming China ban on plastics affects Hannibal recycling business

2 Rivers Industries no longer accepts for recycling five types of plastics used in everyday items. The ban on plastic numbers 3 through 7 took effect Monday.

Hannibal News

FACT encourages people to enroll in ACA health insurance

Families and Communities Together in Hannibal wants to remind people there is still time to enroll in 2018 health insurance. The Affordable Care Act is in place for 2018, and almost everyone must have health insurance or pay a fee.

Palmyra Chamber seeks nominations for awards
Missouri News

Palmyra Chamber seeks nominations for awards

The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the organization's annual awards program.

Police & Courts

Two injured in one-vehicle crash east of Kahoka

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2007 Buick Rendezvous driven by Joseph A. Selmon, 24, of Kahoka, was traveling west on U.S. 136, 2 miles east of Kahoka at 7:45 p.m. when he fell asleep, drove off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.

NECAC: Utility rate hike 'scary' for seniors, minimum wage workers
Missouri News

NECAC: Utility rate hike 'scary' for seniors, minimum wage workers

In Lewis County alone, North East Community Action Corp.'s local service center has seen hundreds of requests for utility assistance since November. A driving factor behind that is Liberty Utilities' decision to raise natural gas rates Dec. 1.

Missouri News

Clarence woman dies in single-vehicle crash east of Shelbina

A one-car crash Tuesday a mile east of Shelbina on U.S. 36 claimed the life of an 18-year-old Clarence woman, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Former Mark Twain Boyhood Home director to lead Hannibal bicentennial event
Hannibal News

Former Mark Twain Boyhood Home director to lead Hannibal bicentennial event

The almost two-month search for a Bicentennial Steering Committee event director to handle Hannibal's bicentennial celebration in 2019 is over. The Hannibal City Council appointed Cindy Lovell to the position Tuesday.

Police & Courts

Pittsfield man involved in Jackson County crash

A Pittsfield, Ill., man was involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Jackson County in Missouri.

Police & Courts

Wind to blame in Clark County crash

Strong winds were to blame in a Monday night crash in Clark County.

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