Mark Twain

Columbia Missourian

Mark Twain Riverboat cruises showcase the mighty Mississippi

In 1977, nearly 100 years after Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published, Steve Terry began as a deckhand on a Mississippi riverboat. The boat cruised up and down the river where Twain’s characters had their escapades. Terry stuck with it, and in 1997...

Mike Randall celebrates 50 years as Mark Twain

History is being made this weekend. Our own Mike Randall is marking a half century playing Mark Twain. Mel asked Mike what we can expect to see at this one-night-only performance as Mark Twain. Mike says “Just your favorite old guy coming out and telling great stories and some funny one-liners and just having a good time. You know it’s that idea of, like I already said, unplugged from the 21st century and maybe sneak back to the early 1900’s when things were a little bit simpler, but the stories still hit home.” Mike goes on to say, “When he talks about politics and religion and all of the news of the day that was happening then, it really connects with now so, he is funny and fun, I’ll just leave it at that.”

MCHS baseball vs. Mark Twain

The Montgomery County baseball team pulled off a 7-4 win over the Mark Twain Tigers in an Eastern Missouri Conference road game at Mark Twain High School. The Wildcats improved to 8-6 overall and 6-2 in EMO play. Senior catcher Ethan Rakers turned in a strong effort on the field and at the plate. He made six putouts, including two in the bottom of the seventh inning. He also broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the sixth with an RBI single that scored Travis Hill. He later scored on a wild pitch. MCHS will play a home doubleheader against Louisiana and North Callaway starting at 4 p.m. on May 10. Rakers, Evan Abercrombie and Lucas Pierson will be playing in their final home games. THEO TATE PHOTOS.

Dubuque Aquarium River Otters Get Named After Mark Twain Characters

Like Fiona the Hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo or Shamu at Sea World, or even your loyal pet, it's always nice to give animals an appropriate and memorable name. So it goes with the two river otters at Dubuque's National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The otters are fast friends, have strong ties to the Mississippi River, and were accordingly named Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. The reference is to the two well-known characters from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.