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Steampunk Community Headed For Hannibal Labor Day Weekend

It would be safe to say that, until recently, most Hannibalians had never heard of something called "Steampunk."

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Favorite Things About Your Home Town

The tri-state area has a lot to offer. From Mark Twain in Hannibal, to the parks of Quincy, to fairs and festivals in most every small town surrounding, towns in our area are often under-rated when it comes to providing interesting and fun things to do.

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When Is Graduation? A List of High School Graduation Ceremony Times for Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Graduation time is here! 13-years of hard work have all come down to this. As the parent of a Senior, I couldn't be prouder.

For those of you looking for information about this years area graduation ceremonies, I have taken the liberty of making the phone calls for you

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Why I Cannot Walk Today

My son needed extra P.E. time this weekend. We all though it would be a great idea for him to climb the stairs to the lighthouse in Hannibal, since we would already be in town for Mothers Day dinner. I got the bright idea that I would join him on his climb

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
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Who Do You Know That Deserves a Statue?

If you were to recommend a statue be built in honor of someone in our community, who would you nominate?

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Wes Mitchell
Wes Mitchell

Beyond the Floodwall: Flooding in Hannibal [Photo Gallery]

Highway 79 just south of Hannibal became another victim of the 2013 flood.

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Valerie Macon, Getty Images
Valerie Macon, Getty Images

Hal Holbrook & ‘Mark Twain Tonight’ in Hannibal Saturday

(HANNIBAL) — Emmy-winning actor Hal Holbrook will be in Hannibal Saturday night to perform 'Mark Twain Tonight.'

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Val Kilmer (Photo - Jason Merritt)
Val Kilmer (Photo - Jason Merritt)

A Blatant Attempt to Impress Val Kilmer

I don't get star struck very often.  Over the years, I've met Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and recently met the guy from American Pickers while getting an oil change (true story).  But, when Quincy Journal.com reported that Val Kilmer was coming to Hannibal to promote his new film, I have to admit that I began to make a conscious effort to try and impress him.  What you're reading right now is the result of that:  my blatant attempt to impress Val Kilmer.

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It’s Hard to Impress a Hannibalian

I was born and raised in the Show Me State.  It takes a lot to impress me.  Sure, I've seen the Grand Canyon.  Really nice river at the bottom and you have to appreciate any landmark that requires you to ride mules to get to the bottom.  Have you ever had the chance to visit Mt. Rushmore?  Pretty neat that they got all those Presidents on those rocks up there....

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