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Public hearing for Riverview Park Master Plan


The public is invited to a public meeting for an update on the planning process for the Riverview Park Master Plan. The meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 in the City Council chambers of City Hall, 320 Broadway. Representatives from Planning Design…

Iryah Williams earns Spotlight award


Iryah Williams has earned the Summer Spotlight Employee of the Week Award at the Ronny Ferrel Hannibal Aquatic Center, where she works at the front desk, concession area and slides. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is paying tribute to employees at the Aquatic Center this…

Pool staff staying safe during extreme heat


The Ronny Ferrel Hannibal Aquatic Center is open 1-6 p.m. daily, allowing people to cool off during these days of extreme heat. Crowds are at high levels since the pool opened June 1. The administrative staff make sure the lifeguards stay hydrated during long…

Cardboard Boat races to take sail


Young sailors will soon be showing off their homemade crafts by taking to the sea — or at least, the waters of the Ronny Ferrel Hannibal Aquatic Center — to see whose designs can stay afloat. The eighth annual Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department…

Long chosen as first Summer Spotlight Employee


The first Summer Spotlight Employee of the Week has been named at the Ronny Ferrel Hannibal Aquatic Center. Genna Long is serving her first year as lifeguard. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is paying tribute to employees at the Aquatic Center this summer with a…

Bird-watching program planned for June 22


Birds take their cues to sing their songs during the longer days of hot weather. Those who like to see and hear birds should attend a Bird Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22 called “Birds of Summer.” The program will be led by…

Tree of the Month is bald cypress


The Tree of the Month for June is a bald cypress at 3890 Highway MM, at the home of Sally Bouyea. This stately conifer turns rich brown in the fall, loses its needles in the winter and grows a new set in the spring….

Volunteers needed for trail building


Volunteers are needed to help maintain existing trails and build a new trail at Sodalis Nature Preserve. The work will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8. Martin Meyer is organizing the volunteer work. Volunteers should meet at the shelter at Sodalis Nature Preserve…

Nature program Saturday focuses on cicadas


The buzzing sounds all over Hannibal parks will be the focus of a family interpretive program offered by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at the picnic tables about 600 feet past the playground at Riverview Park, the…

Pickleball camp planned for July


Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., especially among young people. The Hannibal Pickleball Club, in conjunction with Hannibal Parks & Recreation, is putting on a Youth Pickleball Camp designed to teach the basics of pickleball, which will include fundamental techniques, rules…

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