My first job in radio was in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1972, and I’ve been fortunate to have been gainfully employed (mostly) in the media ever since. I’m a native of northeast Missouri and western Illinois, and most of my time in the media has been in the area – from Hannibal, Monroe City and Branson, Missouri to Pittsfield, Virden and Jacksonville, Illinois. Over the years, time off the air has been spent lay speaking, auctioneering, emceeing various area events and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Occasionally over the years, I’ve thought, “There’s gotta be a better way to make a living.” Well, I’ve checked … and there’s not. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Quincy Salvation Army Family Store to Reopen Friday
The Quincy Salvation Army Family Store will reopen to the public Friday.
‘Operation Rising Spirit’ to Raise Spirits of Veterans, Caregivers
he Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs announces a new program designed to raise the spirits of the residents of the state’s veterans’ homes, including the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy.
Quincy City Council Approves Guidelines for Reopening
The Quincy City Council has approved a set of guidelines for bars and restaurants that plan on reopening this weekend.
Q-Fest Celebration of the Arts Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Add Quincy’s annual summer celebration of the arts to the list of events cancelled because of COVID-19.
Hannibal Evening Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Festival Cancelled
While National Tom Sawyer Days will be taking place, one of the key events of the annual festival will not.
‘Theory of a Deadman’ Cancels Tanyard Gardens Appearance
When it comes to their featured act for National Tom Sawyer Days, it’s back to the drawing board for the Hannibal Jaycees.
Quincy University Gets $1.5 Million for John Mahoney Scholarship
QU officials announced Tuesday the receipt of an anonymous gift of $1.5 million dollars to support the John Mahoney Scholarship.
Hannibal Cannibal is ON for July 4th
Another Hannibal Fourth of July weekend tradition is on for 2020.
IDVA Report: No Positive COVID-19 Cases at IL Veterans’ Home
There is good news in a report on COVID-19 testing at Illinois’ four veterans’ homes.
QU to Return to Face-to-Face Classes This Fall
Officials with Quincy University Wednesday announced their intention to return to face-to-face classes and campus activities for the 2020 Fall Semester and the coming academic year.