Antioch Cemetery gravestones tell of family's loves and losses
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Antioch Cemetery gravestones tell of family's loves and losses

In the autumn of 1906, while Abner S. Smith was serving as Justice of the Peace in Marion, County, Mo., Hannibal enacted a cigarette law

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New surgical capabilities help Hannibal man breathe better
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New surgical capabilities help Hannibal man breathe better

Thanks to a recent surgery done by Dr. Heather Curtis using a sinus navigation system, Troy Thiel is breathing easier than he has in years

Hoag Tavern served up camaraderie, good food
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Hoag Tavern served up camaraderie, good food

In 1937, Peter L. Korschgen was working as a pipe fitter for Citizens Gas Company. Fred Hoag was bartending for H.J. Schweitzer at 127 N. Main. Also, there was a vacant building at 203 N. Main, previously occupied by the Anthony Caruso family on the second floor, and their produce business on the first floor.

Hannibal factory led market in floor-cleaning equipment
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Hannibal factory led market in floor-cleaning equipment

In 1903, Walter Scott Finnell launched a manufacturing entity in Baltimore, Md., based upon a commercial and household cleaning concept, and funded by $200,000 in capital stock

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Hannibal births reported

HANNIBAL | The following births were reported from Aug. 10, 2020, to Sept. 2, 2020, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Thomas Luck contributed to town's best-dressed list
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Thomas Luck contributed to town's best-dressed list

“When choosing a suit, the editors of the Men's Togs Catalog of 1910 cautioned buyers: 'In selecting a fashion … careful consideration should be given to the fact that extreme novelty styles are suitable only for young men, and that double-breasted styles look best on slender forms. Corpulent (overweight) men should adhere strictly to stripe effects in fabrics.'” — vintagedancer.com

Stolen jewelry recovered from nearby cistern: 1898
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Stolen jewelry recovered from nearby cistern: 1898

The home of the Rev. J.H. Jackson, 511 N. Fifth, Hannibal, Mo., was burglarized the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, 1898, and a collection of jewelry was stolen, including an opera chain and some rings

COVID increases in Marion, Ralls, Monroe counties
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COVID increases in Marion, Ralls, Monroe counties

HANNIBAL |  The Marion County Health Department reported 54 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus between Monday and Thursday.


Meanwhile, cases in Ralls County rose from 53 to 68 over the last seven days, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services dashboard, which was updated at 2 p.m. on Friday.


Ralls, at a 28% increase, was listed among the 10 counties with the fastest rate of COVID-19 positive tests over the last seven days.


Tanya Taylor, director of the Ralls County Health Department, said there were no connections or clusters with the increased cases in her county.


She said that county residents are beginning to take more precautions.


“As our numbers continue to rise, they will be more cautious,” she said.

Marion County announces 18 new COVID-19 cases
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Marion County announces 18 new COVID-19 cases

HANNIBAL | The Marion County Health Department announced 18 new positive cases of novel coronavirus on Monday.

James Porter Allen tallest U.S. mail carrier in 1901
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James Porter Allen tallest U.S. mail carrier in 1901

When 30-year-old James Porter Allen of Hannibal accepted a position as substitute letter carrier in 1901, the tailors at a uniform company went to work in order to provide him with appropriate attire

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