Voters retain Hannibal recycling fee
Community

Voters retain Hannibal recycling fee

Residents in Hannibal showed their support for recycling Tuesday, agreeing to keep paying a monthly recycling fee for the next three years

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Safety measures change look of polling places
Elections

Safety measures change look of polling places

Safety was a major issue for voters who cast ballots in Ralls County on Tuesday, with precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Ralls County voters approve school district bond issue
Education

Ralls County voters approve school district bond issue

Voters showed their support for the Ralls County R-II School District's five-year district wide plan on Tuesday, approving a pair of ballot issues that will bring more than $8 million in upgrades for the district

Planting of bald cypress plantation now a fall project
Community

Planting of bald cypress plantation now a fall project

The planting of a bald cypress “plantation” in Hannibal is now slated to take place sometime this fall

Obituaries

Obituary: Charles Jay 'Chuck' Hull

Charles Jay "Chuck" Hull, 71, of Payson, Ill., passed away at 5:41 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Potterfield tops incumbent in Monroe City mayor's contest

Potterfield tops incumbent in Monroe City mayor's contest

A sharp critic of Monroe City government posted a solid defeat of the incumbent mayor on Tuesday night, setting the stage for major changes at City Hall.


Jerry Potterfield, 69, a retired banker and business owner, and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, downed first-term Mayor John Long, 258-203, following a bitter campaign that featured clashes over city operations ranging from the delayed selection of city attorney in 2018 to contracting practices to blighted properties in the city limits, and economic development.


The feud between Potterfield and Long started almost immediately when Long took office in April 2018, after the Monroe City Board of Aldermen was challenged over the award of a no-bid contract to Colorado-based PeopleService Inc. to operate the city's troubled water plant, which was woefully short of qualified employees.

Douglass Community Services to resume meal program Wednesday

Douglass Community Services to resume meal program Wednesday

HANNIBAL | Douglass Community Services is resuming operations on Wednesday after temporarily closing due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

Hannibal Jaycees release Tom Sawyer Days schedule

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal Jaycees have released the schedule for this year's Tom Sawyer Days, which will run from Saturday, June 27 through Saturday, July 5.

New HAC art exhibit also posted on website
News

New HAC art exhibit also posted on website

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal Arts Council has re-opened with its regular hours and has invited the public to visit its new exhibit.

Jaycees award scholarship
Community

Jaycees award scholarship

The Hannibal Jaycees award a scholarship to a graduating senior each year. This year the $500 scholarship was awarded to Shelby Pritchett who will be attending the University of Missouri. Pritchett is shown at left, with Jaycees President Jeff Veach making the presentation. Applications for the scholarship may be found in the guidance office of Hannibal High School.