Spectators can enjoy base ball in its purest form through a Vintage Base Ball Game during the Steampunk Festival in Hannibal. The Hannibal Nationals will play the Springfield Long Nine at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Park at Sixth Street adjacent to historic Clemens Field.
Using 1858 rules of play, the two 19th-century-style teams will compete without using baseball gloves, when pitches were thrown underhand and bats were wooden.
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Huckleberry Park. Join in the fun!
6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 Night hike at Sodalis Nature Preserve
Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park open 4 p.m. to dark weekdays;
noon to dark weekends
Construction has begun on the Veterans Memorial. Memorial bricks were placed at the site but have been temporarily moved due to heavy machinery that will be used in the construction. There have been about 350 memorial bricks ordered. The Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell will be built on Cardiff Hill Overlook, allowing a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The pathway will consist of memorial bricks. The bricks must have the name of a service member, but does not have to be a Hannibal resident, former or current. The bricks may be purchased by loved ones to honor a member of the military. The customized bricks may be purchased for $125 per brick. Additional donors of $500 or more will be listed on a plaque adjacent to the memorial.