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July 4th


The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center and Hannibal City Hall are both closed July 4 to celebration the Independence Day holiday.

Andrew Bryant earns Summer Spotlight title


Lifeguard Andrew Bryant has earned the Summer Spotlight Employee of the Week award at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is paying tribute to employees at the Aquatic Center this summer with a special award each week. Bryant is a sophomore at Truman State University and plans to…

Cardboard boat race winners


From unicorns to angry birds, the Cardboard Boats were decorated by youngsters eager to battle. Some of the crafts in Saturday’s Cardboard Boat Races didn’t even last for a few seconds and some of them went off course due to the light winds but everyone had a good time. Jenna…

Mermaid and Shark School at the Aquatic Center


Mermaid and Shark School at the Hannibal Aquatic Center allows youngsters to use their imagination while learning special swimming skills. Jenna McDonald, Hannibal Aquatic Center director, expects the class to fill up quickly. The class will be 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 1-5. Each participant must be at least 6 years old…

Firefly Friday takes a hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve


The weather may be hot but it will be perfect weather to see fireflies. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is sponsoring Firefly Friday at 8 p.m. June 24 at Sodalis Nature Preserve. Gale Rublee, nature educator, said, “Adult fireflies or lightning bugs can be seen in fields, forests and backyards from…


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