The Community Foundation awards 46 grants at Central Park ceremony
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The Community Foundation awards 46 grants at Central Park ceremony

HANNIBAL | The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri awarded $136,554 worth of grants to 46 different non-profit organizations in the 12-county area it serves across Missouri and Illinois on Thursday morning at the Central Park gazebo in Hannibal.

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Mark Twain Lake businesses gear up for Labor Day Weekend
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Mark Twain Lake businesses gear up for Labor Day Weekend

PERRY, Mo. | Businesses at Mark Twain Lake have been going strong this summer as they prepare for a busy Labor Day weekend.

ILASCO Area Historical Preservation Society postpones monthly luncheons for 2020
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ILASCO Area Historical Preservation Society postpones monthly luncheons for 2020

The ILASCO Area Historical Preservation Society will postpone its monthly luncheons due to precautions related to COVID-19

Group hides 'Unity Rocks' in Hannibal
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Group hides 'Unity Rocks' in Hannibal

Unity Matters, a pilot program of Be The Change For Your Community and Bluff City Theater's Youth Education Theater Initiative and Youth Mentorship programs, is launching a fun “Unity Rocks” challenge

Kiwanis support Bluff City Theater
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Kiwanis support Bluff City Theater

Joy McPike, president of the Hannibal Early Birds Kiwanis Club, presents a check for $250 to Joe Anderson, executive director of the Bluff City Theater, in support of the theater’s Youth Education in Theater Initiative Program, which began in 2019

Cruising along Broadway
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Cruising along Broadway

Children play as friends and families watch cars, trucks and motorcycles from the 1930's to the present day pass by during the ninth Throwback Cruise on Saturday, August 8, along Broadway in Hannibal

Hide and seek
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Hide and seek

Brecklyn Charlene Smothermon smiles as she tries hiding with her trophy after winning first place in the 24-36 month age category for most beautiful baby Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Palmyra Fair talent stage in Palmyra Mo. during the Marion County Fair. Brecklyn is the daughter of Jon Smothermon and Brennan Howe. 


 

Local boys honored
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Local boys honored

Youth Wrestling Club and Purler Wrestling Academy. Austin Brown wrestled some very tough competition and brought home the 2nd Place Eagle Trophy. Austin is the son of Justin and Angel Brown of Hannibal. Hunter Gauch placed 1st. He also earned a 1st place spot on the World All Star team. Hunter is the first wrestler from Hannibal to earn either award. Hunter is the son of Lance and Amanda Gauch of Hannibal.  

Preparing the game
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Preparing the game

Local artist creates hand-painted pumpkins for annual city-wide hunt

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area receives donation from General Mills
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The United Way of the Mark Twain Area receives donation from General Mills

HANNIBAL | General Mills presented a $35,000 check to The United Way of the Mark Twain Area for the COVID-19 response fund on Thursday at its plant in Hannibal.
The General Mills Foundation has committed $1 million to aid communities most impacted by the novel coronavirus through a gift to United Way agencies across the country. Funding will provide emergency assistance to people experiencing poverty with resources for food, shelter, childcare and other support.