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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It’s Time to Build a Canal from Meredosia to Quincy

I have been sitting on this thought for the past ten years and decided maybe this would be a good time to reveal it to the world (or at least my little portion of it).  Having grown up in New York State, I lived literally on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images

Public Invited to Discuss Options for New Bridge at Louisiana October 1

The public is invited to an open-house style meeting to view the recommended location options for a new bridge at U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River in Louisiana, Missouri on Tuesday, October 1 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Twin Pikes YMCA in Louisiana.

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Marion County Sheriff: We’ve Even Taken to the Air Looking for Clues in Homicide Investigation [Audio]

 

(Hannibal, Mo)--  Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn says over 40 law enforcement officers are combing the area from Hannibal to Saverton looking for clues in what is believed to be a homicide case, after a body was found in the Mississippi River Sunday south of Hannibal.

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Authorities Treating Investigation of Body Found in Hannibal as a Homicide

On Sunday afternoon a body was found along the Mississippi River, just south of Hannibal. At a 3 p.m. press conference on Thursday, Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn announced the body has still not been identified, and authorities are asking for the public's help. 

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Queen of the Mississippi Webpage
Queen of the Mississippi Webpage

The Queen of the Mississippi to Dock in Hannibal Sunday Morning

If you enjoy seeing the majestic riverboats that travel the mighty Mississippi River then you will get plenty of opportunities to see them in the days and weeks ahead. The Queen of the Mississippi Riverboat will be arriving this Sunday, August 4th at 8:30 am in Hannibal.

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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 20 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 Quincian 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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Evan AgostiniGetty Images
Evan AgostiniGetty Images

Quincy Fireworks Display on the 4th Will Be at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

The rising Mississippi River has forced this year's Quincy Fourth of July Fireworks display to be moved from the riverfront to the Illinois Veterans Home this Thursday night. Other than the location thing should be going on as scheduled.

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Floodgates coming out in Hannibal, Missouri
Floodgates coming out in Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal’s Floodgates Coming Out [Video + Photo Gallery]

(Hannibal, Mo)—Hannibal’s five floodgates are being removed. Efforts began at approximately 7:30 this morning to remove the floodgates that have been in place for the past three weeks.

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Getty Images

Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana Reopens

Water has receded from U.S. 54 on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River at the Champ Clark Bridge, and IDOT and MoDOT crews opened the road to traffic just a few minutes ago.  The bridge was closed last week due to flooding from the Mississippi River.

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Memorial Lantern Float, Hannibal, Missouri
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Memorial Lantern Float in Hannibal is a Memorial Day Weekend Tradition

Saturday evening, the public is invited to attend the 5th annual Memorial Lantern Float. This event is a ceremonial release of lanterns into the Mississippi from Nipper Park as symbols of the universal hope for peace, open to all regardless of religion or background.

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