Virus cases rise locally, statewide
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Virus cases rise locally, statewide

The Marion County Health Department reported 15 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the four-day total up by 62 cases

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Commissioners approve Hannibal's reimbursement request
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Commissioners approve Hannibal's reimbursement request

The city of Hannibal will receive $324,613 in reimbursement through the CARES Act. The city's request was approved by the Marion County Commission during its Monday meeting at the county courthouse in Palmyra

Hannibal resident trains for dream career
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Hannibal resident trains for dream career

Jump Start Your Future program helps pay for steps of planning, education and training processes

Baseball teams donate to Clemens Field
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Baseball teams donate to Clemens Field

Members of the Hannibal 16U and 18U teams who played more than 40 games at Clemens Field this summer donated $1,000 to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department for field maintenance. From left are, Charles Culp, 18U coach; Jack Schwartz, 16U player; Sean Hampton, 16U coach; Jackson Jung, 16U player; Mike Riney, Legion baseball chairman; Charlie Culp, 18U player; Cameron Hampton, 16U player; Claude White, Legion manager; and Aron Lee, assistant director of Hannibal Parks and Recreation. The players are from American Legion teams that weren't able to play for the Legion this summer.

Mark Twain football suspends practice after positive COVID-19 test
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Mark Twain football suspends practice after positive COVID-19 test

CENTER, Mo. | Football practice was halted Friday afternoon at Mark Twain High School after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Cody McCann, the school's athletic director, said that the Ralls County Health Department informed Mark Twain leaders of the positive finding on Friday afternoon.


“The Health Department said that we need to quarantine our players and coaches for 14 days from the original exposure to COVID-19,” McCann said.


Because the exposure is estimated to have taken place on Monday (Aug. 10), the first day of practice, the players and coaches cannot gather as a team again until Aug. 25, according to Health Department guidelines.


McCann said the quarantine affects 24 players and three coaches.


“Basically, we have no way around this so we will follow the guidelines,” McCann said.

The Community Foundation awards 46 grants at Central Park ceremony

The Community Foundation awards 46 grants at Central Park ceremony

HANNIBAL | The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri awarded $136,554 worth of grants to 46 different non-profit organizations in the 12-county area it serves across Missouri and Illinois on Thursday morning at the Central Park gazebo in Hannibal.

Early Bird Kiwanis to offer school zone signs
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Early Bird Kiwanis to offer school zone signs

Similar signs already being used in Palmyra

Barn cats seek forever homes
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Barn cats seek forever homes

Northeast Missouri Humane Society kennels are at capacity after surge in area cat population

Mark Twain Lake businesses gear up for Labor Day Weekend

Mark Twain Lake businesses gear up for Labor Day Weekend

PERRY, Mo. | Businesses at Mark Twain Lake have been going strong this summer as they prepare for a busy Labor Day weekend.

Rotary scholarships for HHS students
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Rotary scholarships for HHS students

Rotary Club of Hannibal last week presented six local high school students with a $3,000 scholarship for college