Local News

Plane Crash in Rall County
On July 27, 2017, at approximately 11:24 p.m., Troop F Headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri, received a request from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center to assist...
Day-Trip – Shopping Perry, MO.
Having a population around 700 people, small towns like Perry, Mo can often be overlooked by those thinking of day-trip ideas in rural Missouri,...


Forget Me Nots Resume Friday Meals in New London
The Forget Me Not Senior Citizens Center, 412 South Main Street in New London will resume its tradition of meals on Friday, June 30th at Noon. The...


Take a Day Trip to Mark Twain Lake
On the Water Mark Twain Lake is both an angler’s paradise and a boater’s dream. With over 18,000 acres of water, there’s no shortage of fishing...


Three Arrested For Possession
On Wednesday 06/14/2017, a Hannibal Police Officer on patrol located a vehicle which had run out of gas on Palmyra Road near College Avenue. While...


Mark Twain FFA Plants Trees
On Monday, May 15, members of the Mark Twain FFA Chapter spent one of their last few school days, planting trees, bushes, and flowers around the...


NECAC Holds Ground Breaking for New Facility
NECAC officials held a symbolic ground breaking for the new Ralls County Service Center on Main Street in New London at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 12....


Notable Names of Ralls County: Marcellin and James St. Vrain
Marcellin St. Vrain, the youngest child of Marie Felicite Chauvet Dubreuil and Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault de Lassus de Saint Vrain, was born...


Balloons fill the air in tribute to those that have gone before. Memorial Day Dedication at Pleasant View Cemetery
The Pleasant View Cemetery Association held a Memorial Day gathering and memorial dedication on May 29th, 2017. It was a beautiful, sunny day,...


Master Gardeners Host Daylily Program
The Salt River Master Gardeners will hold their Tuesday, June 6, 2017, meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Home Bank on McMasters Avenue in Hannibal. The speaker...
Grain Belt Express Update
By Wiley Hibbard Many things have taken place over the last several weeks in Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas and Illinois. I wanted to get the word out to everyone about our...
Ms. Kelsey Gervelier, elementary art teacher at Ralls County Elementary School, hosted an art show to highlight her art student's work  on April 21. Members of the Student Lighthouse Team served tea and cookies to the many visitors who came to view the artwork that adorned the hallways of the school.  Ryleigh Egbert, Mallory Daniels, Alyvia Paxton and Callie Reynolds helped serve the visitors. Ralls County Elementary Art Show


Perry Christian Academy high school graduates are Jonathan Mickels, Elizabeth Yancey, and Zachary Woodhurst. Perry Christian Academy Holds Graduation Ceremony
Graduation was recently celebrated at Perry Christian Academy. Following a slideshow, ten kindergarten students were presented by their teacher,...


An explosion of confetti and silly string highlight the elation of graduation as the MTHS Class of 2017 celebrate their graduation on Sunday, May 21. Graduation Ceremony Held at MTHS
Fifty-three graduates filed through the gym doors at Mark Twain High School at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, for their last appearance as a high school...


Day-Trip Destination, Ralls County
Is it a beautiful day and you’re stuck in the house wondering what to do? Maybe you have pets at home, or small children that make traveling difficult. Possibly money is...