A grand Hannibal ceremony launched a short-lived marriage
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A grand Hannibal ceremony launched a short-lived marriage

Wearing a floor-length gown of Ottoman silk, custom made at a dressmaker's shop in St. Louis, Miss Mary Pettibone of Hannibal, Mo., at about the age of 23, exchanged wedding vows with Col. James Tilly Barber, 37, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1884, at the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal

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Engagement: Darnell ~ Ruby
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Engagement: Darnell ~ Ruby

The loving and proud families would like to announce the upcoming wedding of Bryant Ruby and Kirsten Darnell

Bowles Clothiers: A Hannibal legacy
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Bowles Clothiers: A Hannibal legacy

John J. Bowles and his brother-in-law, James P. Traynor, partnered circa 1892 in a business venture on Hannibal's North Main Street

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Births reported at Hannibal Regional Hospital

HANNIBAL | The following births were reported at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Rev. T.C. Fox launched church from Market St. grocery store
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Rev. T.C. Fox launched church from Market St. grocery store

When the Rev. Thomas C. Fox began his ministry at Hannibal in the fall of 1919, a grocery store served as the sanctuary, and a dry goods box was the altar

Recovered COVID-19 patient thanks Hannibal Regional Hospital for saving his life
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Recovered COVID-19 patient thanks Hannibal Regional Hospital for saving his life

HANNIBAL | In May, 54-year-old Bowling Green resident Roberto Mendez-Amado began to experience COVID-19 symptoms in what became a month-long fight for his life at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Nerlich family businesses continued for nine decades
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Nerlich family businesses continued for nine decades

For some 91 years — beginning at the end of the Civil War — the Nerlich family operated a grocery/hardware business on the southwest corner of Market and Arch streets in an area of Hannibal, Missouri, known as the West End

Midnight burglar alarmed West Side neighborhood
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Midnight burglar alarmed West Side neighborhood

Quite unexpectedly while all were sleeping, the dining room door — on the Bates Street side of the house — was thrust open with one blow of a battering ram. Standing in the doorway, between a startled Mrs. Van Evercooren and her baby sleeping in his crib — was a masked intruder with a revolver in each hand saying: “I want what money and valuables there are in the house — quick!”

Hannibal Regional Hospital partners with The Salvation Army to fight homelessness
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Hannibal Regional Hospital partners with The Salvation Army to fight homelessness

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal Regional Healthcare System presented a $6,000 check donation to the Hannibal Salvation Army that will go toward combating homelessness on Monday in a press conference at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

1891 Market Street fire reveals interesting West Side history
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1891 Market Street fire reveals interesting West Side history

Edward F. Nerlich, 27, by day a clerk for his father's grocery store, answered a fire alarm at midnight March 30, 1891, on behalf of Hannibal's Engine Co., No. 2, located at 192 Market

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