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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…

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

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 …

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 screamin…

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, hist…

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…

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…

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 rememb…

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 possi…

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.

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.

The Palmyra R-I Parents as Teachers Program, in partnership with the Missouri Conservation Department, hosted a Storybook Trail featuring the animal lullaby, “If you Were My Baby: A Wildlife…

It’s a great time to be a Nintendo Switch owner. Nintendo posted its latest Nintendo Direct video - a semi-regular video series in which the company talks about and shows off upcoming games …

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — The Bowling Green Lions Club Champ Clark Heritage Festival Car & Truck Show will be held at the Bowling Green courthouse square Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, rain or shi…

HANNIBAL — Hannibal artist Bob Allen applied details to his third “ghost sign” Wednesday on the exterior wall at 308 N. Main St., channeling the appearance of painted advertisements from…

HANNIBAL — The Fall Festival of Country Music will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

ROWLESBURG, West Virginia - After many visits to Cool Springs Park, I shouldn’t be surprised by anything I see there. But for just a moment, the small, shaggy donkey chugging head down towar…

Since this column reflects on current events and life experience, I am constantly searching the news for information. It is a daunting task. The headlines alone are depressing, let alone the b…

Why should people bother to pray? For many people, both religious and irreligious, this question does not seem to have a satisfactory answer. They still pray when desperate - who doesn’t? - …

Q: Dear Pastor, I’ve never been able to make sense of numbers nine and 10 of the Ten Commandments. Would you explain them to me? A: Sure! And I’m thankful for questions like this because i…

Boyz II Men brought down the house Aug. 16 at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, performing a stellar set with a few surprises. I was thrilled at the chance to see the group live. It …

I don’t think I’ve ever identified more with a movie than with the crowd-pleasing “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” Yes, it’s “Rocky” in running shoes, but first-time writer-director P…

HANNIBAL – Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz Days festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, inside the Hannibal Inn and Conference Center, 4141 Market St. in Hannibal. 

My wife is a great listener. That is one of the reasons I married her. She listens intently, not just to me, but also to anyone speaking to her. I once watched a total stranger stop her on the…

HANNIBAL – The 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival will offer stress-free ways for people to express themselves by using their imagination at this celebration of Victorian inventions, industry…

Gossamer threads of light floated to the deck of the Schooner Surprise off the Maine coast before a sudden change in the wind shadowed the scene. The waves struck a delicate balance between ca…

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. – For her first solo concert, Donna Grote is pulling songs from a catalog that dates back as far as 90 years.

I’ve had my share of discussions with people who identify as atheists. I respect them, for the most part. There have been a few whose anger damaged both the rationality of their argument and…

HANNIBAL – A Passport Fair will give area residents the opportunity to get their passports from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Hannibal Post Office.

I’m a senior with benefits, very different from “friends with benefits.” Turning 65 is a loaded baked potato: retirement, social security, Medicare, all slathered in anti-aging creams an…

My daughter was born the year I turned 40. With two sons already 13 and eight, we were not expecting another child. In fact, the doctors told us that having more children was impossible. But, …

By the time I got to Woodstock, Route 17B in the Catskills was clogged, the Friday night concert was almost over and the fences surrounding the rolling field on Max Yasgur’s farm were alread…