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Henderson County Museum Open Monday, July 4th!

The Henderson County Museum, in Raritan, Illinois, will be open on Monday, July 4th from 11 am to 2 pm. The museum grounds consist of three buildings: the old Raritan school building and gymnasium, an agricultural building and the Graham one-room schoolhouse. Tours are self-guided at your own pace and...
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KHQA Student Athlete of the Week: CONNOR HAMM, Macomb High

KHQA STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY BLESSING HEALTH SYSTEM. College: Bradley University (Golf) On Wednesdays at KHQA, we scrap the traditional format and devote our entire three minute six o'clock newscast to honoring the outstanding student-athletes in Tri-State Sports. The minimum requirement to be considered for this award is a 3.5 GPA with participation in at least one sport. And you must be a High School Senior. At year's end, our independent nominating committee will choose and reward the top Male and Female from the 36 candidates appearing in our Wednesday Night honor roll with a college scholarship. If you know of a deserving candidate, you can obtain a nomination form from your High School's Athletic Director or Principal, who must sign off on the nomination for it to be considered. Or print one from the KHQA Website, but be sure to have your AD and Principal sign off on it. We don't want to miss out on introducing the Tri-States to deserving candidates so help us put the spotlight on these amazing Young Men and Women in our communities. There is a dinner banquet as well to honor all of our nominees in June. Please help us add to the list below. Our second (and second to last) nomination vote is set for January 10.


Submit your questionnaire for consideration. The City of Macomb allocated $330,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for direct assistance for the Residential Façade Improvement Grant Program (RFIG). Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) will administer the program. The RFIG program is a 90% matching reimbursement grant program that...

Missing Colchester resident found

COLCHESTER — Resident Brandy Brewer, who went missing from her mother's home in Colchester, was found Tuesday afternoon. According to ESDA Director Edgar Rodriguez, she was found by Lake Argyle. "We got a tip from a camper there that saw a lady matching the description," he said. ...

Queen Contest will kick off Fulton County Fair

LEWISTOWN — This year’s Fulton County Fair will be held Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30. The Queen Contest will kick off Grandstand events beginning Monday at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $5. For a complete schedule, check out Facebook, Fulton County Fair, Lewistown, Illinois...

No more snow days in Macomb School District

The Board of Education agreed to have the district hold E-Learning days instead of calling off classes for emergencies such as snow storms. “On these years where you have four, five, six snow days, those really end up being four, five, six lost learning days, because when you tack them onto the end (of the school year), there’s no way of creating that continuity of learning,” said Superintendent Patrick Twomey.

Christina Marie Stull

Christina Marie Stull, 58, of Avon, IL, passed away at 6:40 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at home. She was born on November 15, 1963 in Wurzburg, Germany, the daughter of Libby Bent of Galesburg, IL and the late Paul Bent of Washington. Tina was preceded in death by her...

Improving the appeal of our community

A recent online article, titled “The Top Ten Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to Live,” created by a national real estate company, known as, asserts that home buyers today are flocking to “distant small towns they once might have dismissed.” And that’s because the best of those places have “cheaper and more spacious real estate, picture-perfect town squares, walk-able downtowns, good jobs, easy access to outdoor activities, and even plenty of restaurants, bars, and entertainment options.”

MidAmerica National Bank raises funds for Canton fireworks

CANTON — MidAmerica National Bank’s Annual Fireworks Fundraiser Cookout held June 17, raised a total of $4,108 for the City of Canton’s 2022 Fireworks Fund. For decades, MidAmerica has purchased the food and supplies to host the cookout with all proceeds from food sales donated to the Fireworks Fund.