Second implosion planned for Champ Clark Bridge
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Second implosion planned for Champ Clark Bridge

LOUISIANA, Mo. — A second implosion event is scheduled to drop two remaining truss spans of the old Champ Clark Bridge into the Mississippi River between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18.


The first implosion to demolish two spans of the old bridge took place in October. Since then, span one over the railroad tracks has been removed. Now plans are in place for the second implosion to drop the remaining two truss spans, four and five, on the Illinois side.


“As we experienced with the first demolition event, the timing of the blast can be delayed. Massman Construction will do its best to have the blast occur within the scheduled window of time. However, ensuring the safety of everyone involved is their number one priority, so a delay may be possible,” Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Keith Killen said.

Yoder inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
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Yoder inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Jennifer Yoder of Bowling Green, Mo., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Yoder was initiated at University of Central Missouri

Obituary: James O. 'Jim' Thornton, 87, of Hannibal
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Obituary: James O. 'Jim' Thornton, 87, of Hannibal

James O. "Jim" Thornton, 87, of Hannibal, Mo., and formerly of Racine, Wis., passed away at 1:07 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Obituary: Kathy Estelle Leath, 67, of Hannibal
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Obituary: Kathy Estelle Leath, 67, of Hannibal

Kathy Estelle Leath, 67, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home in Hannibal.

STEM lab gets financial boost
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STEM lab gets financial boost

St. John's Lutheran Church event will help fund learning lab at St. John's Lutheran School

C.H.A.R.T. Partnership to explore the brain science of gratitude
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C.H.A.R.T. Partnership to explore the brain science of gratitude

The Northeast Missouri Community Health Assistance Resource Team Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 will feature guest speaker Julie Leverenz of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System

National Day of Monthly Prayer will reflect theme 'Never Thirst Again'
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National Day of Monthly Prayer will reflect theme 'Never Thirst Again'

The National Day of Monthly Prayer worship service will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Tabernacle of Praise, 6400 County Road 445 in Hannibal

NECAC seeks applications to boost energy efficiency of homes
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NECAC seeks applications to boost energy efficiency of homes

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is seeking applications from income-qualifying households for the home weatherization program in its Missouri counties

Help Santa give Christmas cheer to those in need
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Help Santa give Christmas cheer to those in need

It's time to bundle up those coats and bring out an unwrapped new toy to give Santa during the annual Christmas Parade hosted by the Hannibal Jaycees on Saturday, Dec. 7

Palmyra graduate receives 2019 Intern of the Year award at West Texas A&M University
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Palmyra graduate receives 2019 Intern of the Year award at West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University student Andrea Althoff has been named the Intern of the Year for 2019