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Big River Steampunk Festival - Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

What is Steampunk? Get Ready For Hannibal’s Big River Steampunk Festival!

The Big River Steampunk Festival was first held last year in Hannibal to honor the city's local contributions during the Industrial Revolution. The odd part is this "steampunk" style of celebration. The 2015 Big River Steampunk Festival is coming back to Hannibal Labor Day Weekend, but what exactly is this whole "steampunk" thing, and why is it coming to America's Hometown?

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Odd image inside Mark Twain Cave
Deena West Budd

Does the Spirit of a Little Girl Haunt Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave?

Anyone taking a tour of the famous Mark Twain Cave on Highway 79, just south of Hannibal, has heard the story of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and his young daughter. Many of the tour guides and visitors have actually seen the spirit of Dr. McDowell's daughter.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

This Idea Was the Best Idea Since Sliced Bread

It was an event that certainly went unnoticed by millions, but it is something we all take for granted. We use it usually a lunchtime and never really give it a thought. What is it? 

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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Thomas Shea, Getty Images
Thomas Shea, Getty Images

Resource Center for Flood Victims Opens Thursday

A group of nonprofit, government and faith-based organizations will open
a “one-stop shop” for residents affected by the recent flooding in Marion and Lewis
Counties.

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Missouri State Fair
Kurt Parsons

Missouri State Fair Discounted Tickets are Now Available

Discounted gate admission and carnival ride wristband tickets are now available for the 2015 Missouri State Fair at Missouri Break Time Convenience Stores, Orscheln Farm and Home Stores and Walgreens.

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Missouri State Fair Information

Tickets to the Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand concert series go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, through Ticketmaster. Public on sale of all other tickets, including auto races, tractor pulls, State Fair Arena events, and the Governor’s Ham Breakfast, begins with the opening of the Box Office at noon Monday, June 22.

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The Big Dog's Big Catch
YouTube

Free Fishing Weekend: Check Out The Big Dog’s ‘Monster’ Fish [Video]

This is a great weekend in the Tri-States to teach children about how to fish and have fun. This weekend is Free Fishing Days, which means you don't have to have a license to fish. In Illinois and Iowa the dates are June 5 through June 8. In Missouri, Free Fishing Days are June 6 - 8.

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