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June 13, 2019 newsletter


  Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website Did you see the lighthouse lit up for the Stanley Cup Champions? Check out the video here! The lighthouse will be lit brightly white during the week and on weekends will have different lights depending…

Hannibal Aquatic Center closed Wednesday, June 12th


Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the Hannibal Aquatic Center will be closed Wednesday, June 12. Swim lessons on Wednesday will be rescheduled to Friday, June 14, at the same time.

Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse Complete


Construction of the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse has been completed and the lighting component installed. The Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Board of Public Works collaborated on the project to make the lighting component something special. The BPW installed a lighting system outside the…

Ukulele Players Wanted!


Ukulele players are asked to play some music before Movies in the Park Friday, June 14, in Huckleberry Park. The movie will be “Pinocchio” in honor of Cliff Edwards’ birthday. Edwards, known as “Ukulele Ike,” was born in Hannibal on June 14, 1895. Edwards…

Cardboard Boat Races


Participants in this year’s Cardboard Boat Races will also have the chance to be in the Bicentennial parade. The Cardboard Boat Races start at 9 a.m. June 22 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. The Bicentennial parade, with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, begins at 11…

June 5, 2019 newsletter


  Your monthly news & updates Visit our Website Thanks for all your help! Did you take a sandbag selfie? Send any photos of yourself, family and friends that you took filling sandbags in Hannibal and we will put them in the time capsule…

Swim Lesson Openings


The second session of swim lessons at the Hannibal Aquatic Center are full. There are still spots in the 1st and 3rd sessions. Registration ends when all 24 slots are filled. Session 1: 11-11:40 a.m. June 10-20 (registration deadline June 7) Session 3: 6:10-6:50…

Coontz Celebration Postponed


The birthday celebration of Admiral Robert Edward Coontz has been postponed to a later date. The event had been planned June 12 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center but flooding from Bear Creek has closed the Recreation Center. Robert Edward Coontz (June 11, 1864…

Night Hikes Canceled


The June 14 and June 28 Night Hikes have been canceled. There are still Night Hikes planned for 8 p.m. July 12 and July 26 in Sodalis Nature Preserve. The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department regrets any inconvenience.

Sandbag Selfies


From left, Street Department employees display the stockpile of sandbags made on May 3, Doug Turner, Dan Ersery, Aaron Davis and Darren Armour. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is seeking photos of people filling sandbags for the Sandbag Selfie program. Anyone who participated in filling…

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