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Central Park Farmers Market opening soon


Opening Day of Central Park Farmers Market will be April 27. This will be the third year that several of the vendors are eligible to take SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits for payment, through a program with Douglass Community Services. Also, Hannibal Parks…

Spring Cleanup Day planned


Spring Cleanup Day will be April 20 in Hannibal, in preparation for Earth Day April 22. Volunteers should meet anytime from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Y’Men’s Pavilion, 105 Hill St. The Cleanup is sponsored by US Cellular, Hannibal Board of Public Works,…

Tree of the Month for April


The Tree of the Month for April is a flowering cherry tree at 2304 Bird St., in the yard of Makayla Mann and Cale Logan. The Tree Board established a Tree of the Month Award to celebrate Hannibal’s beautiful urban forest and its stewards….

Bear Creek registration open until April 20


Registration is still available for baseball and softball leagues at Bear Creek Sports Park on the Hannibal Parks & Recreation website. Games will begin in mid-May for boys and girls ages 4 to 14, divided into T-Ball; Coach Pitch; Machine Pitch; and Kid Pitch….

Night Hike planned for 7 p.m. April 12


April is the best time of the year to observe bats since the bats are starting to come out of hibernation. There will be a Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 called Where Oh Where Have the Little…

Trees to be planted April 4


There will be several trees planted April 4 with the help of donated trees and manpower. The trees were donated by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and voluntary manpower is being provided by DHL. • About 60 trees will be planted on South Main Street…

Rec Center to be closed


The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed next week for several activities. On Tuesday, April 2, the rec center will be closed for the municipal election. It will be closed April 3 and 4 for setup of the Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guilt Show….

Early registration for Bear Creek Sports Park ends Sunday


Early registration for recreational softball and baseball leagues at Bear Creek Sports Park ends Sunday, March 31. The cost per child is $65 but increases to $75 on April 1. Registration for recreational baseball and softball leagues at Bear Creek Sports Park is available…

Free swim lesson signup begins April 1


Due to the generosity of those who loved Ronny Ferrel, children in Hannibal will receive free swim lessons at the Hannibal Aquatic Center this summer. Ferrel, who worked at the pool for more than 55 years, passed away June 3, 2023. His family requested…

Sodalis Shelter now available to rent


There is now another place to have reunions, picnics and other events with a new shelter in Hannibal’s newest park. A shelter has been built in Sodalis Nature Preserve, thanks in part to a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The shelter is…

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