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.
106 Area COVID Cases, Two Deaths Tuesday
Health department officials in northeast Missouri reported 46 new coronavirus cases and one additional death Tuesday.
Hannibal City Council Seeks Business License Renewals
The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday night to get tough with businesses that have yet to renew their city licenses.
Two Killed in Pike County I-72 Head On Crash
Both drivers are killed in a two car head on crash on Interstate 72 at Milepost 32 north of Pittsfield at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday.
Western Illinois Moves Up to Phase Four
COVID related restrictions for businesses in western Illinois have been loosened.
Three Hurt in Weather Related Traffic Crashes Monday
An Albany, Missouri woman suffered moderate injuries in a one car crash on Ralls County Route A west of New London at 11:45 p.m. Monday.
Cause unknown for Maiden Lane House Fire Monday
Investigators are looking into the cause of a Quincy house fire Monday afternoon.
63 New Area Coronavirus Cases Reported Monday
The Adams County Health Department reported 33 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday.
UPDATE: Quincy Man Arrested for Blessing Threat
A Quincy man was arrested Monday in connection with a threat made against Blessing Hospital.
Eleven Hurt, Two Seriously, in Area Weekend Traffic Crashes
Three are hurt, two seriously, in a two car crash on Highway 6 west of Brashear in Adair County at 6:50 a.m. Friday.
Adams CountyCOVID Vaccination Appointments Filling Up
The Adams County Health Department reports that if you’d like to make an appointment to get your COVID vaccination this week, you’d better do it soon.