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The last time (which was also the first time) I was able to talk with Justin Smolian, bass player for Dirty Honey, the band was in the middle of a headlining tour, coming off of a year where t…

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HANNIBAL — Hannibal’s NOWAKE is gearing up for a year with opportunities to connect with fans onstage again, playing past favorites and songs from their new album, Wartooth.

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HANNIBAL — The Hannibal Arts Council and its contest sponsors announced the winners of the Masterpiece T-shirt design contest for youth ages 13 to 17. Age division winners are Zack French, age…

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HANNIBAL — The Hannibal Salvation Army will host its fifth annual Open Air Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in Hannibal’s Central Park at 4th and Broadway.

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I had an unfortunate collision on my motorcycle... with a bug. You might think something like, “Aww, how sad for the bug,” but in fact, I was the one that ended up visiting a local hospital. A…

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The Northeast Missouri Humane Society is at capacity with 161 cats with just 34 kennels, and staff members are working on plans to help more cats find homes through a “working cat” program and…

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HANNIBAL — Paul Krewson has collected close to 1,000 pieces of Mark Twain artwork and memorabilia over the past two years, adding a one-of-a-kind sculpture to the displays throughout his Hanni…

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QUINCY, Ill. — Hannibal Regional is inviting the public to a free seminar on pain management with Luvell Glanton Jr., MD, a specialist in pain management from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at t…

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PERRY, Mo. — The Friends of the Perry Carousel will sponsor The Perry Carousel Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Junction Lounge, 28840 Highway 19 in Perry.

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We live in a time-crunched world where life is lived on the run. Millions pull out of their driveways in the pre-dawn dark, grab a last-minute breakfast burrito, and merge onto freeways while …

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TIFF 2019 has wrapped, and I managed to catch a good chunk of it, seeing 13 feature films, conducting a bunch of interviews, and waiting in long lines - yes, even critics have to wait in lines…

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HANNIBAL – Taste treats, along with a variety of wines and beers, were shared by Hannibalians and visitors at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum's annual Taste of Twain Wine, Food, and Bee…

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Tom Boland Ford employees participate in their fifth annual Changing Oil, Changing Lives campaign. Employees present a check for $1,091 to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, r…

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HANNIBAL – One unique way to celebrate Hannibal's bicentennial is by collecting trading cards bearing pictures of local residents who become famous many years ago.

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“How y’all doin?” On a trip to Tennessee and North Carolina, my wife and I heard that line again and again. It reminded me of being in Boston, only there it was “How-ah-ya?” or “How-ya-doin?” …

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While watching “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” you can’t help regretting that the sharp-tongued political columnist didn’t live long enough to ante up her two cents on life in …

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Don’t be fooled, John Crowley’s constipated adaption of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Goldfinch,” might look like one of those highfalutin prestige dramas screaming for awar…

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HANNIBAL — The Hannibal Chapter of Missouri Right to Life will hold a Celebration of Life Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the Holiday Inn Express, 120 Shinn Lane in Hannibal.

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This article appears in Sept. 5 Travel page. I’m standing on land where, in 1759, British troops equipped with muskets vanquished French soldiers in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, histor…

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Saratoga Springs, New York, has long been a popular summer resort for the city swells who love thoroughbred racing, but you don’t have to be a gambler or wealthy to enjoy this getaway at the…

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This article appears in Sept. 12 Travel page. When thinking of river towns in Illinois and Iowa, most of us think of corn, pork, flatland, and probably not homemade ice cream and chocolates. R…

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When all the shouting’s done, humble goodness shines forever. Temporary power and posturing are empty calories that disappear. But quiet strength continues to nourish decades later. I remember…

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Q: Dear Pastor, How do you feel about Trunk-or-Treat events? A: I’m assuming you’re asking me because you’re not a huge fan of Halloween? Yes, we are just a few weeks away now from the October…

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Kelly Clarkson just might be America’s reigning sweetheart. The singer, songwriter, actress, author and television personality is about to get even more “likable,” if that’s even possible. “Th…

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HANNIBAL — The fifth annual Y Men's Club Golf Tournament began with a special celebration Friday morning at Norwoods Golf Course, as the club presented its largest gift yet to the Hannibal YMCA.

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HANNIBAL — Hannibal Free Public Library and Jim’s Journey plan a Robert Townsend Movie Marathon in celebration of the anniversary of Jim's Journey founding with movie showings at 10:30 a.m., 1…

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HANNIBAL – Missouri wineries and breweries will bring their beverages to the Taste of Twain Wine, Food, and Beer Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Mark Twain Boyhood Ho…

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A team of family, longtime friends and bicycling enthusiasts from Hannibal recently completed a journey on their bikes, pedaling toward a cure for cancer in Massachusetts.

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It is always important to know the rules in anything we do. We have rules at school, rules at work and rules at home. We establish laws to govern traffic: speed limits, stop signs, turn lanes …