PALMYRA, Mo. — VFW Post 11041, 316 S. Main, will be the host of a fish fry on the first Friday of the month for the next three months. Dates are Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Serving hours are 4-7 p.m. A catfish fillet, VFW spuds, baked beans, cole slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink will […]
Marion County, Missouri
TAYLOR, Mo. — It started as an ordinary Father’s Day with plans for a family get-together celebrating the beloved head of the family. Little did Lacey Miller know that it would be the last Father’s Day that her father would spend on earth. Miller’s father, Marion County farmer Ralph Griesbaum, died in a tractor rollover […]
SEDALIA, Mo. — “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 40 volunteers joined the 2022 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 20 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognized people who have created a legacy of service to 4-H by honoring them with membership in […]
Bear Creek Sports Park in Hannibal will soon be under new management. Tuesday night the Hannibal City Council approved a resolution which will allow the privately owned facility to become a part of the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.
MACON, Mo. — A chain of grocery stores in northeast and central Missouri now is under new management, but customers shouldn’t notice much of a change. Mark Nelson, a human resources executive with C&R Supermarkets, said an agreement to sell 10 grocery stores was made “about a month ago” with B&R Stores of Lincoln, Neb. […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council will be the host of Ignite SparkNIGHT at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Rialto in downtown Hannibal. Local entrepreneurs and small business owners will gather to pitch their businesses to investors. The event is open to the public. Ignite connects entrepreneurs with each other and with capital that […]
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Missouri Northeast Development Partnership, a coalition of communities and organizations cooperatively marketing the region to attract new investment and help existing businesses expand, is launching a new website: www.missourinortheast.com/ Rebecca Miller, manager of marketing and communications at Macon Electric Cooperative said in a press release, “Some things you will find on our […]
PALMYRA, Mo. — Ethan’s Rodeo will be held Aug. 19-20 at Flower City Park in Palmyra. Ethan’s Rodeo is named in memory of Ethan Weiman, a young cowboy who fought neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer responsible for 15% of all childhood cancer deaths, from 2007-09. Ethan’s family and friends continue the fight by presenting Ethan’s Rodeo […]
U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark on Monday sentenced a man from Hannibal
who was caught with stolen firearms to five years and three months in prison.
QUINCY — Grace and June Hendrian, daughters of Adam and Kellea Hendrian of Quincy, are operating a lemonade stand to benefit The Salvation Army. The sisters are inviting children in the community and surrounding area to join them in helping their neighbors in need by operating a lemonade stand of their own. “Every year that […]
Council members hold three public hearings before the August 16 meeting with the first set for 6:15 pm.
MRN Editor David Adam talks with Corey Mehaffy of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council. As president of the NEMO EDC, Mehaffy is responsible for all economic development efforts including business retention and expansion, business attraction and entrepreneurship for Hannibal, Marion County and Ralls County.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal School Board has approved a plan designed to aid in retention and recruitment in the school district.
Hannibal is one step closer to the replacement of a storm sewer that collapsed several years ago under Union Street. On Tuesday, the city council approved a bid of $705,634 for the replacement of 175 feet of stone archway stormwater conveyance with T&B Trucking and Excavating. The bid was about $45,000 under engineer estimates. The […]
MACON, Mo. — Capt. Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B in Macon, recently announced Cpl. Kyle V. McGivney is being promoted to the rank of sergeant on July 1. He will be the designated zone commander of Zone 8, Marion and Ralls counties. McGivney was appointed to the patrol […]
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — Ameren Missouri and Cool Down St. Louis recently donated 95 air conditioning units to NECAC. They are available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying elderly and disabled Ameren customers in NECAC’s service area. More information is available by calling NECAC at 573-324-6633.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The North East Community Action Corporation is reminding residents that the summer portion of the Energy Crisis Intervention Program began June 1. More than $1.4 million in funding is still available. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be the person responsible for the bill and have $3,000 or less in financial resources. Applications may […]
The Salvation Army will again be collecting and distributing electric fans to those in need. Distribution of fans from its Family Services facilities, in both Quincy and Hannibal, will begin on June 13. Anyone living within the Quincy Area Command’s service area of Adams, Pike, & Brown Counties in Illinois, and Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby, & Monroe Counties in Missouri are encouraged to apply.
Douglas Community Services Foundation will honor two high school senior scholarship recipients at a breakfast on Tuesday, June 8 at the Rialto in Hannibal.
Mehaffy said the MRRPA is negotiating with some landowners in Marion County for the purchase of property on which the $17-$18 million port will be built. Mehaffy asked the council for its support for the Authority to seek a Port and Infrastructure Development grant.
MACON, Mo. — Sgt. Roland H. Bartels, zone supervisor of Zone 9, will retire June 1 with almost 27 years of dedicated service to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Bartels was appointed to the patrol on July 1, 1996, as a member of the 72nd recruit class. After graduating from the patrol academy, he was assigned […]
Union officials say hundreds of people have left the railroad in the last three months, adding to BNSF’s struggles to move freight through Montana. Brady Wassam knew what to expect when he took a job on the railroad. Wassam, 30, of Columbia Falls, Montana came from a family of railroaders who have spent years moving […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. – Doyle Equipment Manufacturing and Riverview Manufacturing, worldwide leaders in manufacturing dry fertilizer handling equipment, are expanding operations in Palmyra, Mo. The project will include an additional 80,000 square feet of production space, a capital investment of more than $5 million and the creation of 50 new full-time positions ranging from production assembly, […]
QUINCY — Local nonprofits seeking to build their programming, expand their mission and better their communities are invited and encouraged to apply for funding through the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri’s annual competitive grant program. The deadline to submit grant applications is at 11:45 p.m. June 1. Grants are made for […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — There’s still time to apply to the Missouri Century Farm Program. The deadline has been extended a month to June 1. If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1922, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, the same family must have owned […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal School Superintendent Susan Johnson requested and received permission from the Hannibal School Board to begin exploring the development of the former Sutherlands lumber store in an “Innovation Campus”.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ten troopers will graduate from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on April 29. The ceremony will take place in the academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm. The graduation ceremony will be live streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 114th recruit class reported to the academy on January 18. […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Don Patrick, president and chief executive officer of the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation, was presented March 24 with the Richard H. Stallings Lifetime Achievement Award by the National NeighborWorks Association of Washington, D.C. Patrick was recognized for more than 35 years of leadership in guiding NECAC’S expansion of programs and […]
LOUISIANA, Mo. — When he took the executive director’s position at North East Community Action Corporation in 1985, Don Patrick of Louisiana did not plan to stay long. More than 36 years later, he’s retiring as the longest-serving administrator in NECAC’s 57-year history. Patrick, whose last day was April 1, thanked board members and staff […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Regional Healthcare System will be working with local communities to update the Community Health Needs Assessment for the Marion, Lewis, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. Input from community members is sought regarding the healthcare needs to complete work for the 2022 assessment. The goal of the update is to understand […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Beginning in April and going through June, Dr. Schuyler Metlis with the Hannibal Regional Medical Group will be the host of free skin cancer screenings throughout the region. The screenings are free. Space is limited, and an appointment is required. Metlis will be available for screenings on the following dates and times: Hannibal: […]
After more than 30 years, the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is ending its Family Planning Health Services program March 31. The decision was approved March 22 by the NECAC Board of Directors, and covers NECAC Family Planning clinics in Hannibal, Bowling Green, Warrenton and O’Fallon. The agency is notifying patients, who will […]
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — A Missouri agency is seeking homeowners for a do-it-yourself renovation program called Self-Help Housing. NECAC administers the USDA program in Lincoln, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Shelby and Warren counties. Participants must meet income guidelines and work with a NECAC construction supervisor, who will provide one-on-one instruction. Supplies and tools will […]
the college is calling a ‘transitional’ president and plans to discuss ‘financial and institutional’ challenges with faculty and students this week.
QUINCY — The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri will distribute more than $175,000 in grants to local nonprofits through its annual competitive grant program, which opens March 1. Grants of up to $7,500 will be made to nonprofit organizations advancing arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services in […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation recently recognized eight families with the 2021 Missouri 4-H Century Family Award, and two of them are from northeast Missouri. The Taylor family of Lewis County and the Bross family of Marion County each represents a combined 100 years or more of membership and volunteer service within 4-H. […]
QUINCY — The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri recently elected Lance Grady as its new board chair and welcomed Douglas Palmer and Julie Shepard to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting. Palmer is the president of Culver-Stockton College. “I am excited to join with a group of community-minded and […]
Closings, cancellations and delays for February 2 in the Muddy River Region.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri provided Christmas assistance to 1,221 children in Northeast Missouri in 2021. For the safety of clients and volunteers, all gift requests were pre-boxed again this year. “While in-person shopping might be the ideal, we have to the keep safety of families and our volunteers at the forefront,” said […]
After the Hannibal City Council voted 4-3 in favor of an ordinance to allow the Parks and Recreation Director to create camping spaces, the city must now decide how to differentiate between camping and living in a park.
Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Toys for Tots of Northeast Missouri provided toys for 600 children on Tuesday during Distribution Day in Hannibal at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. About 285 low-income families qualified for Toys for Tots assistance in Marion, Ralls, Pike, Shelby, Monroe and Lewis Counties. During the distribution, Salvation Army also provide food baskets. […]
The Hannibal School District will not have classes on Friday so staff, students and fans can make the roughly two hour trek to Columbia and watch the Hannibal Pirates’ football team play for the Missouri Class 4A state championship.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — It’s always a good idea to have warm feet during cold weather, so NECAC is offering free children’s socks in Marion County. The socks are new and were donated to the agency, but supplies are limited. Clients who want socks must make an appointment by calling the NECAC Marion County Service Center […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. – Hannibal’s new Veterans Memorial on Cardiff Hill was dedicated during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon. The centerpiece of the memorial is the ship’s bell from the USS Hannibal, the warship which was built in 1898 and saw action in three wars beginning with the Spanish American War. It was decommissioned in 1944 […]
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation is gearing up for colder weather by reminding people that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Energy Crisis Intervention Program begin Nov. 1 for qualifying elderly and disabled clients. It will start Dec. 1 for families and individuals. Applications have been mailed to people who received […]
Matthew Kirby submitted these photos of the annual Hannibal Band Day field show. The parade and field show celebrate local high school marching bands and is usually held on the second Tuesday in October.
QUINCY — The upcoming 34th annual WGCA Sharathon will serve a double purpose. As always, it will be the year’s chief fundraiser for Quincy’s contemporary Christian radio station, but there will be an underlying theme, too. The memory of the late Bruce Rice will be celebrated throughout the 34th annual Sharathon, which will be a […]
Three Blessing Health System rural health clinics have been granted reaccreditation with exemplary provider status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ partner organization, The Compliance Team, the authorized national healthcare accreditation organization for rural clinics. The clinics earning the honor are the Palmyra (Mo.) Clinic, the East Adams County Clinic in Golden, Ill., […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Fire Department removed an unidentified person from a structure fire at 519 Riverside Tuesday morning. Firefighters were dispatched by the Northeast Missouri Emergency Communications Center after receiving a report of a fire. The initial response was by all stations with 10 firefighters. Eight more firefighters were called to the scene. […]
SEDALIA, Mo. — “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 44 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 21 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Local people recognized were Heather Thomas from Knox County, DeWayne Selway from Clark County, Tim Coy from Clark County, Rusty Rothweiler from […]
HANNIBAL – Another of Hannibal’s major festivals returns after skipping a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Labor Day weekend will see the seventh Big River Steampunk Festival. The festival will feature a number of familiar as well as new entertainers and vendors. The festival is also under new ownership after the previous organizers, Ken […]
Three local not-for-profits received grants from the Marion County Endowment Fund, held with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri. The grants mark the sixth annual competitive grant awards presented from the Marion County Endowment Fund. “The work of nonprofits is critical to the success of our communities and our people. The […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. – After 100 minutes of comments from patrons of the Hannibal School District, the school board maintained its policy of masks optional for students during the upcoming school year. More than a dozen people spoke on both sides of the issue but in the end, the board voted 6 to 1 in favor […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Nearly empty meat aisles are a burden producers, processors and consumers don’t want to face again. To prevent that, the Missouri Department of Agriculture awarded $16.7 million to keep 150 meat and poultry processors throughout Missouri going strong. The Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant helped bring 27 businesses into state-inspection status. It also […]
How do you define “Gallery?” That was the ultimate question asked during Tuesday’s Hannibal City Council Meeting. The question was asked by 5th ward Council Member Colin Welch when the question of amending the city’s B-Multiple Family zoning to include galleries into the uses classification. The change was recommended by the Hannibal Planning and Zoning […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. – A powerful wind storm knocked down trees, and limbs as it roared through Hannibal around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Most of the town was without power when it hit and many were still without power this morning. Hannibal Country Club was especially hard hit. Hannibal Police had no reports of storm related injuries […]
PALMYRA, Mo. — Ethan’s Rodeo will return on Aug. 20-21 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Palmyra. Ethan’s Rodeo is named in memory of Ethan Weiman, a young cowboy who fought neuroblastoma — a childhood cancer responsible for 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths — from 2007-09. His family and friends continue the fight […]
HANNIBAL – Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday in Hannibal where the only issue on the ballot is a one half cent sales tax hike. If approved, revenue from Proposition 1 will be used for infrastructure and remedial improvements. In proposing the tax hike in March, Hannibal City Councilman Alan Bowen (4th Ward) noted a […]
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – City officials officially opened Hannibal’s newest park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning, although there is still some work left to be done. The park features plenty of walking area, green space and several benches for sitting and watching the Mississippi River. It also includes a new marina […]
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – Masks will be optional at Hannibal Public Schools when classes resume next month. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Hannibal Board of Education, Superintendent Susan Johnson said after much research and consultation with members of the community, state and federal officials and other school districts, she was recommending that students, faculty […]
by Jim Dewey Hannibal Regional Airport will be getting an upgrade soon. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Hannibal City Council approved applying for a MoDOT Aviation Grant that will result in replacement of runway lights, Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs) and Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs). The current runway lights “are out of compliance due to […]
QUINCY — A story about oversize goldfish causing problems in Minnesota caught the attention of the national news media this week. Authorities in Burnsville, Minn., are urging residents and owners of pet goldfish not to dispose of the family pet in lakes and ponds. The city wrote on Twitter to inform citizens one local lake […]
With hospitals swamped and hundreds of cases daily from a Delta variant surge of infection, Springfield is a warning of what is ahead for the rest of the state if vaccination rates do not increase dramatically, Mayor Ken McClure said Sunday morning on a national news program. And McClure defended door-to-door efforts to boost vaccinations, calling the […]
QUINCY – A truck was rear-ended on Bayview Bridge Friday afternoon, stalling traffic for over 30 minutes for some drivers. The accident occurred in the eastbound lane coming into Quincy from West Quincy, Mo. a little after 1 pm. Once traffic movement resumed around 1:45 pm, it moved slowly so both east and west traffic […]
From stltoday.com – A bear that gained a social media following while wandering hundreds of miles in the Midwest — including a stop in Wentzville — and eventually reached Louisiana has died after being hit by a vehicle, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday. The male bear dubbed Bruno was euthanized Tuesday […]
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – The Hannibal City Council Tuesday night gave its second and final reading to the city’s two annual budget ordinances. As noted after the June 1 meeting, the General Fund is $13,054,739 and the citywide budget with operating expenses and capital expenses is $25,489,731. Hannibal Director of Finance Karen Burditt said […]
Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) sent a clear message today that any attempt to revive the Obama-era WOTUS rule would be met with staunch resistance in Congress and from farmers and ranchers across America. “The Obama-era WOTUS rule was a direct assault on farm families everywhere,” said Graves. “Farmers and ranchers across America came together to fight this blatant executive […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Amy Jo Allen, 27, of Hannibal was arrested Wednesday by detectives with the Hannibal Police Department after having inappropriate conduct with a student. The 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County issued an arrest warrant for Allen, a paraprofessional at Hannibal Middle School. She is charged with second degree statutory sodomy, child […]
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – The Hannibal City Council gave first reading city’s operating budget during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Hannibal City Council. Director of Finance Karen Burditt said the General Fund is $13,054,739 and the citywide budget with operating expenses and capital expenses is $25,489,731. The Covid crisis did not affect Hannibal’s last […]
by JIM DEWEY HANNIBAL – The Hannibal City Council had a full agenda for a meeting that lasted 2.5 hours meeting Tuesday night in council chambers. The issue of trash collection was brought up by Jared Campbell, co-owner of Haul-A-Way Company. Campbell proposed the development of software which would locate residents that are without a […]
The Hannibal Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in reference to the shooting that occurred at 905 Center Street on Sunday. The images of the two males are persons of interest in this case. The third photo is of Gage L. Haynes, 21 of Hannibal, who is also being sought for his involvement. Anyone […]
Doug Palmer wants to life at Culver-Stockton College to return to what it was before the pandemic as soon as possible. “We believe strongly that it is in our best interest to get back to our core mission of teaching and learning,” he said. Palmer believes the best path to do that is by mandating […]
The Hannibal Area String Orchestra will present their annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roland Fine Arts Center, 2800 Palmyra Road, Hannibal, Missouri. The orchestra will play folk music from around the world. Currently the organization is made up of three groups: the Beginning and Intermediate String Orchestras, […]