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Great Girlfriend Getaway attracts both women and families

HANNIBAL | The women attending the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council's Great Girlfriend Getaway weekend were fewer than usual, with social distancing under way, but those attending were happy to be in Hannibal on Aug. 7 to 9, exploring the Main Street shops, listening to music and trying new tastes in wine and coffee.

Great Girlfriend Getaway offers music, new skills
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Great Girlfriend Getaway offers music, new skills

HANNIBAL | Music performed outdoors at numerous locations to avoid crowding will be among the attractions at the Aug. 7, 8 and 9 Great Girlfriend Getaway in downtown Hannibal.

Perfetto honored as Eagle Scout
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Perfetto honored as Eagle Scout

HANNIBAL | With his proud parents, Boy Scout leaders and fellow Scouts participating, Louis Vincent Perfetto of Troop 100 was honored July 25 at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the First Presbyterian Church.

Hannibal natives collaborate on play
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Hannibal natives collaborate on play

NEW YORK | Broadway theaters may remain dark for awhile with the current pandemic, but a play written 10 years ago by Hannibal native Ron Powers is getting a rewrite with another Hannibal native, Gretyl Claggett, and is expected to be screened online in the future.

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Art lovers ignore heat to attend Second Saturday Open House

HANNIBAL | The 90-plus temperatures on Saturday afternoon, July 11, did not deter nearly 80 people from attending the Second Saturday Open House at three local galleries in downtown Hannibal.

Loaves and Fishes to offer free meals at new location
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Loaves and Fishes to offer free meals at new location

HANNIBAL | Beginning Monday, July 13, the Loaves and Fishes free meals through Hannibal's Harvest Outreach Ministries program may be picked up at a new location.

Ambulatory Surgery Center marks milestone
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Ambulatory Surgery Center marks milestone

HANNIBAL | As the Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Hannibal Clinic celebrated its 20th anniversary on July 8, Dr. Michael Bukstein said “the most rewarding thing is the comments we get back from our patients.”

Millers credited for Hannibal Salvation Army success
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Millers credited for Hannibal Salvation Army success

HANNIBAL | Majors Andy and Cheryl Miller had no problem deciding where to live after retiring as area commanders of the Hannibal and Quincy Salvation Army for the past seven years.

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Hannibal Cannibal big success despite new rules

HANNIBAL | The 2020 Hannibal Cannibal 5/10/15K run and 5-K walk attracted more than 1,600 participants on the Fourth of July, despite changes to comply with COVID-19 social distancing rules.

Tomboy Sawyer contest continues with new rules
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Tomboy Sawyer contest continues with new rules

HANNIBAL | With rules about social distancing resulting in cancellation of two regular Tomboy Sawyer contests, the event continued after being scheduled at a new location. The usual bubblegum contest and watermelon seed spitting contest were cancelled.