Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois is about to open Goliath, which will set the records for tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster in the world! The record-setting attraction was set to open on May 31, however, the Chicago Tribune reports that the grand opening has been delayed.
Local baseball returns to the area on May 28, when the Quincy Gems travel to Hannibal for a game against the Cavemen at Clemens Field. The Gems home opener at Q.U. Stadium is scheduled for Friday, May 30, and the second game of the season on June 1 will be the first Fireworks Night of 2014 at the ballpark.
On May 20, 2013, straight-line winds from severe storms resulted in significant damage to homes and businesses in Hannibal. Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark estimated that "most" of the city, perhaps as much as 80%, was affected in some way by the storm. Power was out in parts of Hannibal for multiple days, and some residents reported that buying groceries in the city was difficult because so many businesses were closed due to the outage. See our photo gallery of damage from around America's Hometown.
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Here's news that will probably make Scrabble and Words With Friends more interesting. The 2014 edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary will feature over 150 new words, including "selfie," 'hashtag," "steampunk" and 'turducken."
Retiring General Manager of KHMO, KICK-FM, Y101 and WLIQ, Ed Foxall, was honored Friday during an open house and reception at the KHMO studios in downtown Hannibal. Foxall has been with KHMO for 45 years, and has been General Manager since the 1980s.
KHMO, KICK-FM, Y101 and WLIQ General Manager Ed Foxall has retired after a 45-year career in broadcasting. The public is invited to help Ed celebrate his retirement during an open house at KHMO on Friday afternoon.
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