Macomb, IL – McDonough County is still waiting to find out if its insurance carrier will provide an attorney to defend it against a federal lawsuit. The suit filed by former county workers Jeremy Pestle and Bryan Graves charges the county, the board chairman and the highway committee chairman with violating due process and with infringing on free speech rights. State's attorney James Hoyle says he suggested the county use an outside attorney.
Hannibal, MO – Hannibal, Missouri celebrated its 50th anniversary Tom Sawyer Days over the weekend. One of the most popular events was the YMCA's mud volleyball tournament which attracted players from across the Tri-State region. Event co-chairman Kevin Knickerbocker says the festival has ramained popular over the years. He says ait got its start in connection with the national fence painting contest, which is still being held during the celebration.