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Funds raised to pay for Hannibal City Hall mural

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Sunday was just the kind of day mural artist Ray Harvey loves. It was mild and cloudy, without rain. It also was the day that the Kickstarter website reported the funding campaign for a mural on Hannibal City Hall exceeded its $15,000 goal

Hannibal News

United Way launches campaign to 'Give Hope'

Officially, this year's United Way of the Mark Twain Area fundraising goal is $425,000, but Executive Director Denise Damron knows "the real goal" is to help fund important community services.

Two major highway upgrades underway in region
Hannibal News

Two major highway upgrades underway in region

Contractors were completing some of the final work on McMasters Avenue through Hannibal on Thursday and two other major highway projects are making progress in Marion and Pike counties.

Illinois News

Hull Lions Club hosts 92nd annual picnic this weekend

HULL, Ill. -- A 92-year-old community tradition will be observed in Hull this weekend when the Hull Lions Club hosts its annual picnic. "We're hoping for big crowds," said Lions Club President Quinton Duncan. And with weather forecasts calling for moderate

Quincy News

St. Jude Run to Peoria kicks off Friday

HANNIBAL -- It's not a race, but the runners taking part in this weekend's St. Jude's Run to Peoria say there will be winners. Mattie Buchanan, 24, of Hannibal is a first year runner who wants to see funds raised for cancer treatment and research. "The cit

Quincy News

Blickhan steps down from Community Foundation

[Note]QUINCY -- Jill Arnold Blickhan has stepped down as president and CEO of the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri. Blickhan, who became executive director in October 2001, said she is looking for new opportunities to

Hannibal News

Merchants, shoppers ready for Missouri's tax-free weekend

HANNIBAL -- If this tax-free weekend follows the normal pattern, Stephanie Dunker of Maurices clothing store may handle about twice as many customers as she does during an average weekend. "It is extra good, not only for the business, but for the customers

Rockcliffe Mansion furnishings return as permanent part of historic gem
Hannibal News

Rockcliffe Mansion furnishings return as permanent part of historic gem

Several original furnishings that left Hannibal 95 years ago are back in Rockcliffe Mansion thanks to a descendant of J.J. Cruikshank, who sees the architectural gem as a legacy for the region.

Quincy News

Illinois seeks disaster declaration for agriculture

Citing crop losses that could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars, Illinois officials are urging the declaration of a federal agriculture disaster. Gov. J.B. Pritzker hopes to see all 102 Illinois counties covered with a disaster declaration.

Hannibal Regional continues $61 million expansion
Hannibal News

Hannibal Regional continues $61 million expansion

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Starting Monday the newest phase of a $61 million expansion project at Hannibal Regional Hospital will get underway. The hospital's eastern entrance will be closed temporarily and access will be through the north doors of the new Hannibal