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!
Hannibal’s Mud Volleyball Tournament Breaks Record
For nearly 40 years, Hannibal has brought out the kid in those of us who always wanted to play in the mud. Thanks to mud volleyball, we now have several generations of families who uphold the tradition of wallowing in crud at least once a year.
Did You Know That Eating Flour Could Kill You?
I picked up a five-pound bag and saw that it had a warning label/disclaimer screaming at me, "Flour is raw. Please cook fully before enjoying."
Hannibal’s Mark Twain Dinette Has ‘Boozy Floats’
Mark Twain Dinette, or the spinning root-beer place as my family knows it, has recently upgraded its look and added to its menu. The new popular favorite is a selection of alcohol-added shakes and floats.
My Much Too Early Obituary for Jeff Dorsey (Who is Very Much Still Alive)
Jeff "The Big Dog" Dorsey is alive and well. Yet that didn't stop Sarah from writing him a much too early obituary. Things went off the rails from there.
Hannibal’s McMasters Avenue Is About To Get Even Worse
The mess that is McMasters Ave. in Hannibal is about to get a whole lot messier.
Register Now For Hannibal’s Cardboard Boat Race
In 2016, one lonely brother/sister team turned out for the inaugural Cardboard Boat Race at Hannibal's Aquatic Center. The following year, 25 teams braved the challenge to sink or swim.
‘Mermaid Classes’ Are Coming to Hannibal
You can make your little daughter's dream of being a mermaid princess like Ariel come true in Hannibal! For real!
Brew Skies Is This Weekend in Hannibal!
The craft beer craze is coming to Hannibal with the fifth annual HAHA Homebrew Competition. It's in conjunction with the Brew Skies Musical Festival and Vintage VW Meet Up.
Palmyra’s Flower Children to Host Fundraiser
When it comes to raising money for the American Cancer Society, no one in Missouri does it better than Palmyra's Flower Children. In fact, Marion County's Relay for Life is one of the top ACS fundraisers in the nation. Not shabby for a town of 3,700.
What Is ‘National Don’t Fry Day’ Anyway?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. More people will get skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined.