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Big River Steampunk Festival Coming to Hannibal Labor Day Weekend

The Hannibal History Museum has announced they're sponsoring a new event in downtown Hannibal on Labor Day Weekend. The first-ever Big River Steampunk Festival will take place August 30 - 31. 

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Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House
Breahnna Parsons

Exclusive Preview of the 2014 Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House! [Video]

The Hannibal Jaycees are already hard at work on this year's haunted house, which will open the first Friday in October. Volunteers have started cleaning up the haunted house building, testing equipment, and have even started designing some new rooms and attractions to make the experience even more scary (and more fun) for visitors. Chris Powell with the Hannibal Jaycees took us through the haunted house site, and gave us an exclusive look at things to come in 2014.

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Mark Twain Statue
Kurt Parsons

Show Me Something Interesting- Fun Trivia About the State of Missouri

The state of Missouri certainly can lay claim to some fun facts and interesting things. Real estate brokerage firm Movoto has put together a list of several things the "show me" state can boast.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Illinois and Iowa Make the Top 10 in ‘Safest States to Live In’ Survey, Missouri Scores Poorly

WalletHub is always sending out results of various surveys they've conducted, which rank states and cities in all sorts of categories from "best places for families" to "best places to start a business." They have also released their list of "safest states to live in" for 2014. Illinois and Iowa both made the top 10, but Missouri came in near the bottom.

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ThinkStock

How Did Schools in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri Rank in New National Survey?

WalletHub has released the results of a study designed to determine the best and worst school systems in the U.S. Criteria taken into account included student-to-teacher ratios, dropout rates, school safety, test scores and bullying rates. 

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Missouri Back To School Sales Tax Holiday

If you’re buying back-to-school products, this weekend is the time to do it.

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Flower City Park - Palmyra, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Good Information to Know Ahead of the 2014 Marion County Fair

It's hard to believe it's already fair time. Last year during the Marion County Fair, my niece won a rabbit. Then we missed the shuttle back to our truck, which meant that I got to wrangle a live rabbit all the way across the fairgrounds, then through the enormous parking area. I'm happy to report that I did not drop the rabbit, and both of us arrived relatively unharmed. It's amazing to me that a year has already gone by. Here are some good things to know ahead of the 2014 Marion County Fair in Palmyra, which is scheduled for July 26 - August 2.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

The Scariest States in America: Where do Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank?

A new ranking by Estately puts all 50 states in order of most to least scary based on several criteria.  Illinois and Missouri appear to be a little on the scary side, while Iowa seems pretty safe.

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Craig Redmound, Getty Images
Craig Redmound, Getty Images

Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Match Your State’s Favorite Flavor?

July is National Ice Cream Month, which was established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. For the past 30 years, we have been enjoying our ice cream, especially during the heat of the summertime. Yesterday in Parade Magazine, there was a story about each of the 50 states having their own favorite kinds of ice cream. 

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Joe Raedle/Staff Getty Images News

Missouri 79 is Now Open North of Clarksville

Missouri Route 79 is now OPEN between Louisiana and Clarksville after being closed due to flooding of the Mississippi River. Route 79 south of Clarksville still remains closed at this time. MoDOT crews have will continue to monitor River levels

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