Jessica Dedert talks about the volunteer group that puts together thousands of meals a week for kids in the Quincy Public School system.
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HANNIBAL, Mo. — Original works by artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal are the highlight of the Hannibal Art Club’s 58th annual area artist exhibit and competition, ORiGINALE. The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, Sept. 23, with an exhibit opening and awards presentation at 7 p.m. A variety of achievement, excellence, […]
QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre invites theatre enthusiasts to discover its 2023 season at its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at the large shelter house in Upper Moorman Park. The event will be a potluck dinner with the meeting to follow. This evening will include staff and board presentations, volunteer opportunities and […]
The Quincy High School orchestra program, in partnership with the Quincy Civic Music Association, is hosting its first ‘String Fest’ workshop and clinic with Arianna String Quartet. The String Fest will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Baldwin Elementary School theater. The workshop is open to all 6th to 12th […]
QUINCY — A concert featuring award winning artist John-Paul Jones Group with special guest Deion Wykowski opening the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the State Theater, 436 S. Eighth. The concert is The concert is in support of John-Paul Jones Group’s latest award winning album, “Broke In Bridge City,” which is […]
MRN Editor David Adam makes a quick appearance as showrunner, then Ashley, Frankie and Bobby talk about recycling in Quincy.
The cool thing about life storytelling is it often takes me in unexpected directions. I recently partnered with the Quincy Public Library for its “Big Read” event. One thousand copies of the book “Sitting Pretty,” written by Rebekah Taussig, are available for free to people living in the Quincy community. If you do not live […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The September/October “Art For The Health Of It” exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council’s satellite gallery within the Hannibal Clinic features works by Louisiana, Mo., artist Dennis Babbitt. Babbitt primarily paints the landscape “en plein air” using oils or watercolor. His decision to pursue the landscape goes back many years ago to the desire […]
Ashley Conrad talks about the upcoming Quincy Humane Society Mutt Strut and David Adam chats with Larry Brumbaugh about trees as the leaves start to fall.
Ashley gets you ready to head north to the Red Dog Saloon for the annual Fishing for Freedom fundraiser this Saturday in Meyer.
QUINCY — The Quincy Art Center’s annual ArtFest will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Art Center, 1515 Jersey. Admission is free. Learn about the programming The Art Center provides. Free and low-cost hands-on activities can be enjoyed by any person of any age. Activities consist of wheel throwing, sidewalk chalk, scratchboard […]
Ashley is back from vacation and talks to Jordan Lenz of 2X4’s for Hope about their upcoming fundraiser this Saturday. Bob Gough talks to Randy Phillips about bringing the Stinson Summit to Quincy Regional Airport, also this weekend.
HANNIBAL, Mo. – A “Sunny Sunflowers” Arty Party will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Participants will create a cheerful painting of sunflowers using acrylic paint on a 12-inch by 12-inch gallery-wrapped canvas. Step-by-step instructions and all supplies are included. The project leader will be local artist […]
CARTHAGE, Ill. — “The Gambler Returns: A Tribute to Kenny Rogers” will be presented at The Legacy Theater at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Award-winning country recording artist Alan Turner presents a night of Kenny Rogers’ music that spans over six decades of hit songs. Turner recreates music popular with all generations with his heartfelt […]
QUINCY — The Big River Swing Machine, a big band jazz orchestra from Quincy, will be back on stage Sept. 14 after a five-year absence from the public. The 18-piece jazz band, under the direction of Les Fonza, has been signed by the State Room, 434 S. Eighth, for performances on the second Wednesday of […]
Brittany Boll joins Frankie and Bobby this week to talk about the passing of Queen Elizabeth and money for the Quincy Riverfront.
Bob Gough gets us ready for the opening weekend of the National Football League season by showing you where you can find the best grilled wings in town (Instant Replay) and where to stock up on beverages for tailgating or reclining (The Liquor Booth).
Brittany Boll is in the chair today and talks about hanging out in Hannibal at its Steampunk Festival and she chats with Don O’Brien of the Better Business Bureau about sports streaming scams.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Fall Festival of Country Music will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. The show will feature music performed by Memory Lane, which includes Martin and Betty Miller, Harlon Lain, Wendell Glance, Sue Taylor and Gregg Cornelius and special guests. Admittance is free. […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council will present its ninth annual art history luncheon at noon on Fri., Sept. 9, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. The art history luncheon is a special event designed to fit into a workday lunch hour while educating, enriching and engaging through focusing on a famous […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council recently recognized several community members with 2022 Paragon Art Awards. Award winners were presented original award pieces by Hannibal artist Kim Caisse. Roger McGregor was awarded the Ultimate Paragon, the highest award presented. He was recognized for his commitment to the Hannibal Arts Council, longtime involvement as a member […]
Frankie, Bobby and Ashley continue the discussion on the employment situation. Good workers, bad workers, good bosses and bad bosses.
QUINCY — The Kroc Center has teamed up with local photographer Julie Ginos from GS Photography to offer a four-week photography course from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 6 and ending Sept. 27. “In the past, our photography classes have been some of our most popular offerings,” education and fine arts specialist Jonathon […]
Ashley talks about looking for workers…or workers looking for better jobs…or whatever it is that is keeping unemployment low, but so many employers saying they need workers.
QUINCY — The Kroc Center invites local youths to participate in Music Mondays, a free program from 3-5 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 12- Nov. 14 for children ages 7 and older. Participants can join the Kroc Center’s children’s choir and learn to play a brass instrument and piano with other musicians their age who are […]
Bob Daly of WGCA gets us ready for the Midnight Ride for Hunger to benefit Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
QUINCY — One day while walking around his store, Trevor Beck, co-owner of Gamemasters, noticed the large white wall hovering over gun department. There had to be something he could do to cover that space.
Ashley, Frankie and Bobby discuss the plan to eliminate some, but not all, student loan debt. They also kick around feeling safe in Quincy.
Ashley Conrad and David Adam discuss the tragic situation at the West-Central Illinois Correctional Facility in Mount Sterling and Ashley talks about millions of new road money wanted to transform those who enter Quincy from the west and the south.
Ashley Conrad reminds us that mostly bad things happen after midnight and Bob Gough talks with Don O’Brien of the Better Business Bureau about charity scam artists.
Ulmus Academy now has its home in the former Adams Elementary School, but how will Quincy’s newest school look when it opens its doors on September 6?
Bobby and Ashley listen to Frankie talk…seriously, a good discussion on the process of how Quincy’s Sixth Street Promenade is coming to life.
QUINCY — Like many little boys growing up in southern Indiana, Clayton Anderson wanted to be Larry Bird. A lack of basketball talent ruined that dream, so he eventually went to the University of Indiana with plans to be a chiropractor. The last thing he thought he’d be doing was headlining the Gem City Music Festival on […]
Are students ready to go back to class in Quincy? We hear from one young Denman student in today’s Daily Muddy.
Bushmeyer, who will be with her band, The Annie B Band, at On the Rail on Saturday for the Gem City Music Festival, said rejection became a recurrent theme as the worst of what a woman has to endure in the entertainment world came to light.
Quincy teachers head to their classrooms to get ready for students later in the week and new superintendent Dr. Todd Pettit has a message for them.
Ashley also talks to Scott Edlin about his Gem City Music Festival, which is set to rock Downtown Quincy this weekend.
Frankie, Bobby and Ashley discuss why the IRS needs more armed agents and aging gracefully.
Ethan’s Rodeo is back for more fun and to raise money to help find the childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. It is the weekend of August 19 and 20 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Palmyra, Mo.
The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at All-America Park. Donations accepted.
Ashley Conrad talks about her dissatisfaction with our national leaders and how we might be nearing the zombie apocalypse and then chats with Bob Gough about how if we want Quincy to be a real river town, we need to fix a few things.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal’s second public art sculpture recently was installed in a partnership with the Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal Parks and Recreation as part of the Sculpture on the Move program. The sculpture, titled Liberté, was installed on a base on Hannibal’s newly redeveloped riverfront. The artist, Chris Wubbena, drove the 10-feet tall stainless-steel […]
QUINCY — Quincy Community theatre has selected the cast of “Calendar Girls,” a comedy that will make its QCT debut Sept. 9-11 and Sept. 15-18. The ladies are taking it all off — for a good cause. Determined to honor their late friend, a tight-knit group of friends poses for an “alternative” nude calendar as a […]
Ashley Conrad, Brittany Boll and Randy Phillips cross the river for an assignment and take a gun safety course with Practical Tactical.
We were headed to the indoor gun range that day for a shoot and a shoot that day. These bad jokes are just the beginning, folks. I joked and told her how my nerves were centered on being in a classroom for two hours and I wasn’t too sure my attention span could handle it.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Eucalyptus Watercolor Arty Party will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Participants will paint Eucalyptus leaves in a transparent manner using watercolors on 12-inch by 12-inch watercolor paper. Step-by-step instructions and all supplies – including mat and frame — are included. The project leader […]
Frankie, Bobby and Ashley try to put a bow on the Adams County Board controversy in an extended dance mix version of Club Muddy.
QUINCY — The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association is inviting area musicians to participate in its 75th anniversary concert season. The QSOA consists of: QUINCY SYMPHONY CHORUS The Quincy Symphony Chorus is under the direction of Phyllis Robertson. Members rehearse on Monday nights beginning in August and will present concerts on Nov. 5 and March 4. They will […]
Ashley and Bob wrap up the discussion on the Adams County Board’s Open Meetings Act violations.
QUINCY — Fall-Con 2022, a pop culture event for all ages, will return to the Quincy Town Center September 16-18. Featured events include Cosplay, costume contest, anime, tabletop gaming, vendors and special film screenings. Celebrity guests J.J. Cohen, Rob Mello and Mark Holton will sign autographs, and photo ops will be available for purchase. The […]
Ashley talks about school shopping with (or without) the kids coming along and visits with Maria Rench about the YWCA’s efforts to help with the housing crisis.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The 2022 Wild and Wacky Art Adventure, a free art festival for kids 3 to 12 and their families, will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 6 in Hannibal’s Central Park, Fourth and Broadway. This year’s theme is “Candy Land.” The Hannibal Arts Council will be partnering with many Hannibal […]
(Part 4 of 4) LISBON — It is nearing 5 o’clock on a hot summer Tuesday afternoon in Lisbon. After an all-morning Portuguese cooking class with a wine-sated three-course lunch, we joined Rui, a Tours by Locals® guide who’s been giving us a private walking tour and tutorial on Portugal’s role in the slave trade […]
(Part 3 of 4) PORTO, Portugal — Call it serendipity. By pure luck rather than brilliant planning, my husband Jim, our grandson Benjamin and I arrive in Porto with our traveling companions on the morning of June 23. It’s the eve of the Feast Day of the city’s patron, São João (St. John the Baptist) and Porto’s biggest party […]
QUINCY — Artwork from Quincy Artists Guild members will be on display Aug. 6-12 at the Cheryl Loatsch Studio, 334 S. 48th. Regular viewing hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The artists have produced a wide variety of art, working […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — If you are a string player and have had at least one year of playing or lessons, you are encouraged to check out the Hannibal Area String Orchestra. Potential new members are invited to join current orchestra members at Huckleberry Park at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, for an evening filled with […]
(Part 2 of 4) Our first morning on El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), we hiked to Roncesvalles, one of the most renowned villages in Basque Spain. I felt deeply connected to the past as we trekked along the path where Charlemagne’s army suffered its only defeat in the late eighth century. […]
(Part 1 of 4) NORTHERN SPAIN — There are as many reasons and ways to walk El Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) today as there are pilgrims who trek across Europe to the purported tomb of St. James the Greater in Santiago. It wasn’t always this way. After a shepherd claimed to […]
QUINCY — On July 22, the 25th anniversary of Blues in the District, officials with The District recognized and thanked the four founders responsible for bringing this free music concert series to Quincy — Karol Ehmen, Fran Cook, Bret Austin and Sandy Austin. This group had a vision for family-friendly free public concerts. With the […]
Ashley and Brittany get you ready for the Adams County Fair and get to play with cows and bunnies.
QUINCY — St. Peter Church will hold its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5 p.m.-midnight on the church grounds at 2600 Maine. In addition to live music by Brushville from 8:30-11:30 p.m., the picnic will also have a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and basket raffle. More than $6,00 in cash prizes will be awarded. […]
Ashley, Frankie and Bobby talk about recycling, Target and whether a shopping cart is a trash can.
MENDON, Ill. — Nashville country music artist Brandt Carmichael will perform as the opening act for the 2022 Adams County Fair STAR concert on July 30 featuring YouTube sensation Granger Smith. Carmichael was born and raised in northern Indiana, cutting his teeth in the music business by playing fairs, festivals and clubs. He performs upwards […]
MACOMB, Ill. – The memory of the late Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a Macomb native and Civil Rights activist, is being celebrated one brushstroke at a time as Western Illinois University art professor emeritus Michael Mahoney works to complete a 70-foot public mural at the intersection of Macomb’s N. Randolph and E. Carroll streets. The […]
Ashley and Steve Eighinger talk about the Adams County Fair Queen Pageant and the start of this year’s fair.
QUINCY — A family arts event is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex. It will feature live music, art activities, a meal, and health and sun safety information. The event is free to the public. Those attending should bring a chair and/or blanket. The evening’s opening act is the Beat Arts Academy […]
Ashley Conrad and David Adam kick around the idea of the World Freefall Convention actually making a return to Quincy’s Baldwin Field.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — An upcoming exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council will feature works from long-time Hannibal potter Steve Ayers as he celebrates 50 years in the profession. S and S Studios will showcase Seth Brown’s knapped glass and Sadie Brown’s stone jewelry, and New Mexico photographer Marco Wikstrom will display his silver gelatin photographs […]
QUINCY — Christmas in July is returning to the District for its second year. The Light the Park fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Revelry, 121 N. Fourth. Monday’s event features food, a photo booth, drink specials, holiday treats and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear Christmas attire, with a prize awarded […]
Ashley Conrad tells teachers to enjoy their last month of break and talks to Bob Gough about some new publication available from Muddy River Sports.
Ashley, Frankie and Bobby talk about famous people they have encountered.
MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University music composition professor James Romig, a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in music, recently released a compact disc of a newly-composed original work performed by electric guitarist Mike Scheidt. Scheidt is the founder and leader of the doom metal band YOB, which for more than two decades has […]
Ashley is drooling over the hot new truck in town and she talks with directors of the Ulmus Academy, who plan to start classes right after Labor Day.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Parks and Recreation is the sponsor of a movie in Huckleberry Park at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. The movie, “The Lorax,” tells the story of a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, […]
We talk about Bob’s lack of sound engineering prowess and other fun stuff.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Monarch Arty Party will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Participants will paint the majestic monarch butterfly resting on a flower using acrylic paint on a 12-inch by 12-inch gallery-wrapped canvas. Step-by-step instructions and all supplies included. Project leader is local artist […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal’s first public art sculpture recently was installed in a partnership with the Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal Parks and Recreation as part of the “Sculpture on the Move” program. The sculpture, called “Metal Splash” was mounted on a base in front of the Hannibal Aquatic Center, 1700 Pleasant. Artist Jessie Cargas […]
QUINCY — To meet the demand for tickets, Quincy Community Theatre is offering an additional performance of “Legally Blonde” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. To purchase tickets, visit 1qct.org, call 217-222-3209, or stop by the QCT box office M-F from10 a.m.-5 p.m. Legally Blonde is sponsored by Hansen Spear Funeral Home, WGEM, Blessing Health Systems,and […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Public Library is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-23 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $11,000 will support a community reading program focusing on the book “Sitting Pretty” by Rebekah Taussig. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the […]
MRN Publisher J. Robert Gough talks about the circus that was Judge Robert Adrian’s intention to seek retention announcement and addresses concerns about Club Muddy.
Ashley Conrad talks to Don O’Brien of the Better Business Bureau about solicitors and Bob Gough talks to Melissa Shriver-Hackamack about the upcoming Adams County Fair.
Ashley is back from summer break and talks about Judge Robert Adrian’s press tour and she discusses the $4.5 million that Curt Lovelace will receive from the City of Quincy and Adams County.
PAMPLONA, Spain — Nothing says July in America more than the Fourth. In Spain, it’s the running of the bulls. Bull runs, or encierros, are held all over Spain. The most famous is in Pamplona. Grandson Benjamin St. John and I were in Pamplona considering whether we might give the sport a try. […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The “Art for the Health of It” exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council’s satellite gallery within the Hannibal Clinic features works by Susan Gard through the end of August. Gard lives in Palmyra and paints in watercolor. She grew up always having paper, pencils and crayons. Her art education was only the required art […]
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council will partner with the Northeast Missouri Humane Society to offer a special workshop for National Create a Craft for a Shelter Pet Day at 5:15 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. The special workshop is open to all ages and includes all […]
QUINCY — Arts Quincy recently was selected as the winner of The American Prize, Honored Artists, 2021-22, in recognition of its 75 years of artistic community collaboration and its exceptional promotions program. Arts Quincy was selected by special recommendation by the board and judges of The American Prize. In a press release, David Katz, founder and chief judge for […]
CARTHAGE, Ill. — The Legacy Theater will echo with the sounds of the 1960s and 1970s as “Pendulum: a Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival” takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9. While the original CCR band, led by John Fogerty, only performed from 1959 to 1972, their music remains a classic sound of […]
QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre is offering four classes for people ages 3 to adult — Basic Training, Triple Threat Boot Camp, Quincy Teen Voices and Sewing Bee. The course descriptions are: Basic Training, grades 1-4. This week-long class will meet Aug. 1-6 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Student will rotate between classes in singing, acting and […]
Ashley Conrad and Brittany Boll with the Muddy River News staff make the trip to Hannibal for Tom Sawyer Days to check out the mud volleyball tournament, interviewing the tournament coordinator, one of the event’s younger competitors and one of its oldest competitors (yes, that means you, Kevin Murphy). Ashley and Brittany also visit with […]
QUINCY — State Street Theater will have two live shows this weekend. The theater has partnered with Square Music Company to provide a free all-ages live music experience Friday, July 1. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and music will begin at 7 p.m. with performances by Pete Magliocco and Ted Holt, along with additional guest […]
Ashley Conrad talks to Mecki Kosin about this weekend’s big Freedom Fest celebration on Quincy’s Riverfront and gives us a taste of Club…not soda, not sandwich, but Club Muddy and her…vivid… description of giving birth.
LOUISIANA, Mo. — Bill Whyte can’t wait to once again perform the song that started him on the way to a notable country music career. The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will be the host of a concert by the Nashville recording artist at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the Louisiana Elks Lodge, 120 N. […]
Club Muddy is an experiment of the human condition. Not for the frail or faint of heart. If you are easily offended, go listen to morning AM radio. NSFW…Rated R…Parental Guidance suggested. Just relax.
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Entries are being accepted through August 1 for the eighth annual Art in the Open billboard art competition. The contest is open to anyone age 8 or older who lives within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal. The contest is being coordinated by the Hannibal Arts Council in partnership with Robinson Outdoor and Independent’s […]
Ashley Conrad is looking for content and says you can help. And Bob Gough talks to newly minted Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates about the elimination of cash bail in Illinois.
Ashley Conrad and David Adam with a post mortem on the Donald Trump rally in Mendon and the two candidates for Democratic State Central Committeewoman in the 15th District talk about the role of the position.
QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre’s performance of its blockbuster summer musical, “Legally Blonde,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, will incorporate ASL interpretation. Patrons may email the box office at email@example.com or call 217-222-3209 to reserve seats for this performance. Local ASL interpreter Jessica Lewis will be near the stage for patrons who are deaf […]
Ashley Conrad talks to a volunteer who has helped set up for more than 50 rallies for former President Donald Trump and Bob Gough discusses the logistics of what could be the most attended event in Adams County history since the Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Club Muddy is an experiment of the human condition. Not for the frail or faint of heart. If you are easily offended, go listen to morning AM radio. NSFW…Rated R…Parental Guidance suggested. Just relax.
CARTHAGE — The Legacy Theater in Carthage has two shows planned for June. The 1980s sounds of Prince will come alive at the theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, with Marshall Charloff and The Purple Xperience. Creating the sound and the look of Prince, this five-piece group comes from Prince’s birthplace of Minneapolis. Charloff, […]
Hannibal, Mo. — Hannibal Arts Council’s popular Art Adventure program continues at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Art Adventures are designed for youths ages 5-12. The June project will focus on monarchs. Participants will get a lesson on monarch butterflies and make their own origami butterfly. Hannibal […]