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Kenzie Ogle goes up for a shot in the December 2 game at Marion County. Lady Tigers Defeat Marion County
On Friday, December 2, the Mark Twain Lady Tigers traveled to Marion County for a varsity contest. Mark Twain handily defeated Marion County...

Mark Twain Lady Tigers and their coaches are pictured with their second place tournament trophy after the MTJH Tournament championship game against Canton on Thursday, December 1. JH Lady Tigers Take Second in MTJH Tournament
The Mark Twain Junior High Tournament ran from Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1. The Lady Tigers defeated Palmyra in an upset...

RCE Second Grade Students Raise and Release Monarch Butterflies
The second grade students at Ralls County Elementary gathered outside the new school on October 5th to release Monarch butterflies. The butterflies...

Nash Simmons stands beside his shop with his 1934 Dodge Roadster pickup. Simmons takes the truck to car shows and drives it in parade Love of Old Cars Leads to Thriving Business
Nash Simmons fell in love with old cars at an early age. “My grandpa was big into cars and old signs,” he said. “I was at a lot of car shows.” He...

Janes Now Multi-state Surveyor
Janes Surveying, Inc., of Palmyra is pleased to announce that Jason Janes, President, has obtained his license as a professional land surveyor in the state of Kansas. He...
Board of Equalization to review Property Values
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO REVIEW PROPERTY VALUES Sandy Lanier, Clerk of Ralls County, announces that the Board of Equalization will begin meetings at 9:00 a.m., July...
Celebrate Juneteenth in Hannibal
Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center invites the community to join in the community freedom celebration on Sunday, June 19th, from 1-5 p.m. Tours of Hannibal’s...
August 5, Tractor and Car Show
The Sesquicentennial Celebration will feature classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, antique tractors and garden tractors on Friday night, August 5th. The event will take...
Tyler Elledge #22 makes a 49-yard run for the end zone for his second touchdown in less than 2 minutes of the third quarter of Fridays game against the Van-Far Indians. Tigers Keep Farmers Cup
The Mark Twain Tigers played host to the Van-Far Indians this past Friday in what has come to be known as The Farmers Cup. The second annual...

New Restaurant Open In Hannibal
Quality Inn & Suites of Hannibalhas opened a restaurant. "Our Kitchen Table" is a full service restaurant open daily. All You Can Eat Buffet available. Sarah...
NECAC outlines changes coming to energy assistance programs
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is advising area residents about changes in energy assistance programs. The Missouri Department of...
Front row from left are Ralls State Fair Farm Family, Jeremy, Melissa, Kennedy and Justin Jaspering. Back row from left are Destiny Reed, 2015 State Fair Queen; Darryl Chatman, Deputy Director Missouri State Fair; Dr. Thomas Henderson, Interim Vice Provost, Interim Director University of Missouri Extension; Dr. Jack Magruder, State Fair Commission; Lowell Mohler, Chair State Fair Commission; and Barbara Hayden, State Fair Commission. Jaspering Family Ralls County State Fair Farm Family
Jeremy and Melissa Jaspering and family of Perry, were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fairs Farm Family Day on August 11,...

Ralls County 911 Board of Directors Holds Special Meeting
Ralls County 911 Board of Directors held a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 911 building in New London. Acting Director Lisa Schlottach was present as...
Farmers and Merchants Bazaar to Open
Richard and Kristen Caldwell of 4-Quarter Processing will open a Farmers and Merchants Bazaar at their place of business at 204 W. Main Street in...

Moving On
David Eales, publisher and editor of our sister paper, the Monroe County Appeal in Paris, leaves July 31, after nearly 10 years with the Appeal. He...