Sept. 20, 2017, was one of the hardest days of Melissa Cogdal's life. Her 26-year-old son, Dakota, died from a heroin overdose that day. But out of Cogdal's loss developed the gift of life for two people through organ donation.
The popularity of Hannibal's annual Senior Expo was apparent before this year's event even began Thursday. Many area senior residents were lined up outside of the Armory Coontz Recreation Center about 30 minutes before the expo started at 10 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to help get Hannibal ready for spring. The annual spring cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Y-Men's Pavilion, 100 Hill St. Participants in the cleanup will spread out around Hannibal to pick up trash.
The Hannibal School Board on Wednesday approved a salary increase for school district staff for the 2018-19 academic year. All teachers, support staff and administrators will receive a 2 percent increase.
About 600 seniors and 80 vendors are expected to attend the 11th annual Senior Expo to be held April 19 in Hannibal. The event is designed to help older adults learn about and connect with area services, programs and businesses that assist with aging.
For Holy Family School fifth-grade teacher Cherrie Allen, Tuesday's Show-Me State Games torch run through downtown Hannibal was a throwback to her time participating in Olympic-style games when she was younger.
A Hannibal man who fled from police officers who were serving a warrant was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections Tuesday.
The design for the new Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau building was unveiled at the Hannibal City Council meeting Tuesday, and the building is a nod to the city's river history.
Members of the Hannibal Board of Public Works on Tuesday chose a way to pay for a granulated activated carbon filtration method to disinfect drinking water.
Eugene Field Elementary staff, students and their families are having a party this weekend, and the whole town is invited.