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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
Updated at 11:34 AM

I have read several of British author Thomas Hardy’s (1840-1928) novels.  I wasn’t forced to read them for a class, I read them of my own free will.  Several of Hardy’s  novels have been turned into movies, notably Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure.  While those novels are well written and interesting tales, they have downer endings.  I wanted to focus my classic movie pick on a Hardy novel turned...

Updated at 11:29 AM

During the month of February, as part of the Art in Public Spaces program, the works of Gerry Ballinger will be on display at Hannibal National Bank, the works of Myrtle Riggs will be on display at Free Public Library, and the works of Deidre...

Updated at 11:16 AM

Missouri schools took the challenge to buckle up and made it click with students. One hundred and five schools statewide, 19 in Northeast Missouri, participated in this year's Battle of the Belt Challenge, a competition to raise seat belt use among...

Updated at 11:01 AM

On Feb. 9-13, MoDOT crews will be performing joint sealing on U.S. 36 in Marion County.

Updated at 10:42 AM

After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.

Updated at 9:47 AM

Change is hard. Most of us struggle with it at times ­— some more than others. And then there are the lucky few who seemingly thrive on change, charging into the unknown full steam ahead.

Posted at 9:45 AM

About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims.

Posted at 9:30 AM

While most correspondence eventually winds up in the shredder and/or trash, a letter to Hannibal 8-year-old Jorie Thompson will be both framed and mounted in a place of prominence in her home.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

Updated at 8:47 AM

WHAT IS IT? A drainage project was wrapping up in Hannibal’s Riverview Park on Thursday morning. A Board of Public Works worker was using a backhoe to back fill.

Posted at 8:45 AM

The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

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