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!
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In just two minutes, you can remove a whole lot of aggravation from your life.
No wimps or whiners allowed at disc golf!!
Check the rules of the upcoming Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament in Hannibal. They clearly state that wimps and whiners should stay home
Check out these free books from Dolly Parton!
Dolly’s started her literacy campaign because her own father couldn’t read or write.
Chili Cook-Off another COVID Casualty
The Chili Cook-Off, a longstanding winter tradition in Hannibal, has been cancelled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Hannibal phone lines clogged for vaccine appointments
Some people reported spending hours trying to schedule an appointment, in some cases literally dialing the number more than a thousand times.
CIA opens “Black Vault” of UFO sightings
Oddly enough, the release of these declassified documents was tied to the COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Trump just last month.
Top 5 trails in Hannibal—and one you didn’t know existed!
You have miles of paths and trails to choose from in the Hannibal Park system.
Trout harvest allowed for the first time in Hannibal
It’s a new recreational opportunity that comes at a perfect time, since outdoor activities are safest during the covid pandemic.
The Junction, popular Mark Twain Lake restaurant/nightclub closes
Local and regional favorite, The Junction Restaurant and Lounge in Perry, MO served its last plate of food on Sunday
Record-setting season of shopping small in Hannibal
In 2020, when Hannibal residents were encouraged to shop small, they responded in a big way with a record number of local Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.