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Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., have spent the summer making renovations to their campuses. New and returning students and their families will notice an updated feeling on both campuses.
The Knox County Health Department has issued a statement encouraging people who picked up solar eclipse glasses from the department to return them or throw them away. The department is among organizations nationwide affected by an Amazon recall.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is investigating a Sunshine Law complaint made against the Hannibal Board of Public Works.
The School Board agreed how students will have an exciting Monday because of the eclipse. The district bought solar glasses for each student and faculty member, and lesson plans that day will center around the astronomical event.
A temporary restraining order requested by the Hannibal Board of Public Works to halt enforcement of Proposition 1 has been denied. Marion County Circuit Court Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd delivered the decision Monday.
The Hannibal City Council gave a first reading Tuesday night to an ordinance that would allow the Hannibal Board of Public Works three years to remove ammonia from city drinking water, rather than the 90 days spelled out in the original ordinance.
Visitors to the one-room schoolhouse museum at the Adams County Fairgrounds will notice a couple new items upon their next visit. The Retired Teachers Association unveiled two new plaques at the site's entrance Sunday.
Hannibal's first downtown convenience store, previously housed on the corner of Bird and Third streets, re-opened at 218 N. Main St. on July 29.