I’m a native of Swinkey, Missouri, a thriving suburb of Monroe City. After earning a degree in Mass Communication from Truman State University, I joined the team at KHQA-TV as an intern. In my 22 years there I worked as a reporter, Hannibal Bureaus Chief, 10:00 pm anchor, and co-host of the morning show. In 2016, Y101 lured me out of retirement and I'm loving starting my mornings with the Big Dog! Jeff broadcasts live from Quincy while I'm live in our Hannibal studios. It gives our show a different perspective you won't find anywhere else. My husband Rich and I have four daughters; two in college, one in high school and one in elementary school. I'm a voracious reader. In fact the only TV show I'll put a book down for is Survivor. I've never missed an episode in 30-plus seasons!
Swinkey Comes Together To Support A Great Farmer and Friend
Swinkey farmer Floyd Buckman died in a car crash in late August. This week, his friends are bringing in the harvest he left behind. In fact, so many people showed up on his farm to help that there were more workers than actual work to be done. Four combines and a fleet of trucks are making quick wor…
Okay Seriously, What Color Is This Shoe?
Here we go again. What color is the shoe? Green and gray or pink and white?
The Story Behind the Cross Carrying Man On Highway 36
When you think of the journey of the cross, your mind goes to Calvary, not Missouri Highway 36. However, motorists along this route over the last month may have seen a man carrying a cross along the shoulder of the road. It's hard to miss. It's 11 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds.
Douglass Community Services Debuts Brown Bag Lunch Program
The first thing most kids do when they get home from school is make a mad dash to the fridge looking for something to eat. There's something about sitting in a classroom that makes you work up an appetite. That's even more of an issue for kids who have after-school activities.
Every Deer Hunter Should Know About This Program
Starting this weekend, on Saturday Sept, 15, deer hunters will hit the woods with their bows and arrows to mark the start of archery season in Missouri. With deer so plentiful around here, there is always more meat than a family can eat. Again this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation and t…
My Ongoing Battle With The Tupperware Drawer
It's raining. And it's going to rain for days. Most of us don't have the available space to build an ark, so how do you spend these dreary days? How about cleaning out that Tupperware drawer? I'll tell you why not. It's pointless. It's like herding cats.
This Kitchen/Bathroom Combo Is A New Low For Missouri Real Estate
When you're living on your own for the first time, living in a crap-hole apartment is a right of passage. But this apartment in St. Louis takes crap-hole to a whole new level. The bathroom is located in the kitchen.
‘Benefit To Breathe’ Coming to Hannibal
For 9 years, Rome and Tiffany Frericks hosted Cadan's Carnival in Quincy, in honor of their son who died of the condition in 2008. The Frericks made 2017 their last year for the fundraiser. In 2018, a similar fundraiser for the same cause will happen in Hannibal in honor of another area baby wh…
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Announces Winter (Yes, Winter) Hours
Winter is here, at least according to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.
Your Best 2019 Vacation Might Also Be The Cheapest
You can drop thousands of dollars hitting theme parks and other attractions, but as fun as those kinds of vacations are, you'll never match the inexpensive, amazing adventures waiting for you in nature at a National Park.