Rapidly rising waters on the Mississippi have left several areas in and around Hannibal flooded. All of the city's flood gates were put in place on June 30, and water has continued to rise. Popular attractions like the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sawyer's Creek have been forced to close because of the flood, and Highway 79 is closed just past the Mark Twain Cave. In Hannibal, the Mississippi is expected to crest at 26.7 feet early Wednesday afternoon.
Hannibal’s official Tom and official Becky have been named for 2014 – 2015. During a noon ceremony at Central Park, the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce announced that John Maune and Riley Stevenson had been chosen as Hannibal’s new city ambassadors.
The Fourth of July is not far away, which means there will be a lot of fireworks displays in the coming weeks! Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding area.
As preparations are being made for National Tom Sawyer Days in America's Hometown, the Hannibal Police Department has announced parking restrictions during the Fourth of July Parade, and the Hannibal Cannibal on July 5.
The Hannibal Board of Public Works has rescinded the boil order that the city has been under since lightning struck the Water Treatment Facility on Sunday evening. The boil order was to expire at 1 p.m. on Friday, but has officially been cancelled early.
The Hannibal Board of Public Works has cancelled the Water Conservation Warning that has been in effect for the city following lightning damage to the Hannibal Filter Plant during a storm on Sunday night. A Boil Order continues through 1 p.m. on Friday, June 27.
June 23, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of 'Batman,' starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. I was eight when 'Batman' came out, and I remember seeing it at the Quincy Mall theater. It was one of my all-time favorites as a kid, and it's a movie I still enjoy watching as an adult.
The Hannibal Jaycees have sent us the official 2014 National Tom Sawyer Days Booklet. This is THE guide to everything for this year’s celebration, including times and locations for the popular annual events, and live entertainment like the Josh Thompson concert at Tanyard Gardens. National Tom Sawyer Days will take place July 3 – 6 in downtown Hannibal.
There are a ton of talented local musicians in our area. Some have played for years, others are just starting out. Many of them have their own channels on YouTube, which makes discovering their music about as easy as it gets. Here is a directory of YouTube channels for local musicians that frequently play in and around Quincy and Hannibal.
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