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!
Partner Dancing Classes Coming to Hannibal
Two decades ago, Tom and Judy Lemons followed up on a fondness for dance and decided to take formal lessons. Their fondness developed into a passion, and now they're sharing the love in Hannibal.
Hannibal’s Flood Gates Are Going Up
Emergency Management Director John Hark announced that the city will install all five flood gates starting at 8 a.m. Friday, March 15. The standard protocol is to put in the gates when the projected crest is 20.5 feet or higher. The Mississippi River is predicted to top that height by the middle of …
Hannibal’s Ramp Park Opens This Weekend
The start of March brings on thoughts of spring and ramping up all the outdoor activities we've missed out on over the winter. The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department is thinking spring, with the ambition of opening the Huckleberry Park Ramp Park for the season on Saturday, March 9, weathe…
Comic Con Coming to Hannibal In 2019
There has always been a niche for comic book fans, but with the explosion of super hero movies, comic mania has gone mainstream. In April, Hannibal will cash in on the craze.
Charlotte Russe Stores To Close All Locations
Another brick-and-mortar clothing store is shutting down. Charlotte Russe is going out of business, closing all stores soon. According to the company's website, the going-out-of-business sale starts today, March 7.
New Book Celebrates Hannibal Bicentennial
Hot off the press and fresh on the shelves today, Hannibal author Steve Chou is unveiling his Bicentennial Edition of Hannibal: Bluff City Memories 1819-2019.
Here’s Why I’ll Never Throw Out My Old Cookbooks
Cookbooks are pretty much a thing of the past. Why bother flipping pages when you can just ask your phone for a recipe? My cookbooks are charred from accidentally setting them on a hot burner. They're stained and sometimes even fuzzy with spills. The pages are falling apart, especially in those…
Area Hospitals Ask Visitors To Stay Home If They Have They Flu
When you're seriously ill, you go to the hospital. But if you have flu symptoms and you don't need emergency care, area hospitals are asking you to stay away so you don't spread your sickness to patients.
The Winter of 2019 Has Been a Nightmare for Lewis County Schools
The Lewis County School District has been one of the hardest hit in our area this winter, with Clark, Knox and Marion County R-II coming in as close runners-up.
How Will 20+ Snow Days Affect Students In Lewis County School District?
For much of this seemingly endless winter, Lewis Co. School Superintendent John French has woken up to his alarm trilling rudely at 4:00 a.m. He trudges out to travel snow-packed and treacherously icy roads to confirm what he already suspected. He has to call off school. Again. In fact, he's ha…