Hannibal native publishes debut novel, draws inspiration from Twain
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Hannibal native publishes debut novel, draws inspiration from Twain

Hannibal native Melissa Scholes Young publishes her debut novel, "Flood," on June 27. Her book is set in Hannibal and explores the question of what happens if you need to go home after wanting to flee the small town where you grew up.

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62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days begins Friday
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62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days begins Friday

Hang out with Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and participate in their favorite activities when Hannibal's largest festival returns this week. The 62nd annual National Tom Sawyer Days officially kicks off Friday and continues through the Fourth of July.

Crowds turn out for beer, music at Fiesta del Sol
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Crowds turn out for beer, music at Fiesta del Sol

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Bridget Fohey of Papavero Boutique thought running her stand at the Fiesta del Sol was a great way to spend a Saturday. "I'm sitting here, listening to music, drinking beer and making some money," Fohey said as she greeted customers lookin

Hannibal man arrested on multiple charges, warrants
Police & Courts

Hannibal man arrested on multiple charges, warrants

A Hannibal man is facing numerous charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer, after his arrest Wednesday night.

Police & Courts

Hannibal man faces threat of prison, loss of funds

A Hannibal man is being held in the Marion County Jail after charges of trafficking a controlled substance in the second degree were filed against him.

Fiesta del Sol offers Missouri craft beer, live music
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Fiesta del Sol offers Missouri craft beer, live music

Music and beer seemingly go hand-in-hand, and the fourth annual Fiesta del Sol on Saturday combines both into one event. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Hannibal, the daylong festival features musical acts with Hannibal and Quincy roots, various craft beer and wine sampling, food vendors, children's activities and arts and crafts merchants.

Secret Service agent shares message of perseverance
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Secret Service agent shares message of perseverance

As an eighth-grade boy, Todd Perry made a promise to himself that one day he would become a U.S. Secret Service agent. As a young man, Perry, a South Shelby High School and Culver-Stockton College graduate, had a choice.

Buyer of St. Elizabeth Hospital has signed contract, subject to contingencies
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Buyer of St. Elizabeth Hospital has signed contract, subject to contingencies

A buyer has signed a contract, subject to contingencies, to purchase and redevelop the former St. Elizabeth Hospital, 109 Virginia St., in Hannibal, city attorney James Lemon said. The developer is Chris Ales, president of Ales and Co. in Davenport, Iowa.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Golf event raised nearly $80,000 for women's health services
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Golf event raised nearly $80,000 for women's health services

It was another successful fundraising year for the Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Clasic. The Hannibal Regional Foundation's eighth annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic, held June 14, raised nearly $80,000 to benefit the Cherish Campaign.

Hannibal School District OKs pay raises
Education

Hannibal School District OKs pay raises

The Hannibal School Board approved Wednesday a 2 percent wage increase to certified teachers, administrators and support service employees. It also approved contracting with a company that finds substitute teachers for school districts.