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Do You Remember These Local News Anchors of the Past?

Rich Cain and Carol Sowers, both longtime TV personalities in our area, retired recently. We were talking in the office today about former news/weather/sports reporters that have been on TV over the years. How many can you remember? Anyone remember far enough back when you would watch the local news in black and white?

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Gergana Valcheva, ThinkStock

Retro Radio! Do You Remember These Former Quincy/Hannibal Radio Personalities?

I have been in the radio business now since 1976 and I've see many people come and many people go. We thought we'd get a pen and pad and start writing down as many radio people we could remember through the years. All this is just off the top of our heads, but let's see how many we can come up with.

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Mark Kolbe /Getty Images

Why Not a Daily Bus Between Hannibal and Quincy?

Here we sit twenty miles apart as the crow flies and no public transportation between Hannibal and Quincy. A town of 40 thousand has no connection to a town of 20 thousand people unless you drive yourself. Why not?

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Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department Has Several Fun Events Coming Up

Here are just some of the upcoming events from Hannibal Parks and Recreation.

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Ride Cool
Hannibal Clinic

Hannibal Clinic Ride Cool Event Coming Back

The Hannibal Clinic is once again inviting area kids to bring their bicycles, roller blades, scooter, or skateboards to “Ride Cool.”

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Scott Halleran / Jonathan Daniel / Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

Five Famous Sports Figures Who Attended College in the Tri-States

Several famous sports figures have ties to our region. A two-time NBA Coach of the Year, an analyst with Sunday Night Football, and an NFL head coach that coached in the Super Bowl are just a few of the famous sports figures that went to college in the Tri-States

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Down By The River at the Y-Men's Pavilion

You Know It Is Spring When Down By The River Kicks Off

The Down By The River Concerts are back in Hannibal with food and fun.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Here’s the Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

OK, today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo Day. According to some people it’s a day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Some people are questioning that. I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

With No Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

A monumental event in our history slipped right past us without a lot of notice but is was an event that changed the United States.  On April 25, 1803, 212 years ago the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Hannibal’s Most Famous Hick: An Interview With Hick Finn

Hannibal's own Hick Finn, as he's known, is truly a multifaceted person, and if I may... a character. A writer, former radio host, avid outdoorsman, Harley-Davidson enthusiast, and at least partly tongue-in-cheek philosopher, Hick is one of those people everyone should know. So with that in mind, let's get to know him.

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