Bardolph, IL

Don’t Be a Target; Lock Your Doors

If you have anything that is not nailed down, it might get stolen as burglary and theft has been on the rise, explains McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout:. “Right now, we have seen a real uptick in your copper and metal and scrap type thefts. I believe a lot of this type of behavior is used to purchase drugs to fund a drug habit, but yes, if you have stuff lying around, if you have scrap metal that you haven’t taken to scrap yourself or you have copper laying around, it will get stolen right now. We have been watching that trend the last couple of months.”
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Property transfers for June 17-27

7 Marty Lane, Macomb/17-000-349-00/3.9 acres/$349,000/Nader Vakil, Co-trustee to Jessica Lin. Rural Route, Plymouth/01-000-281-45/19.66 acres/$148,000/Wendell Eugene SAPP to John L and Cynthia Denise Moore. 1155 Stacy Lane, Macomb/11-401-110-00/130'x80'x130'/$212,000/Benjamin and Katherine Staupe to Melanie and Mark Purcell. 405 S Charles St., Macomb/05-000-914-00/66'x127'/$61,400/Reginald E Owens to Erica Hartman. 314 E Jefferson St., Macomb/11-300-122-00/70'x150'/$198,500/Melanie...

Recharge Teen Center Teens to Sell Fresh Produce at Monmouth Farmer’s Market

Eagle View’s Recharge Teen Center in Monmouth offers a safe place for local teens to hang out with their peers and participate in fun programs and events all summer long. One of the programs teens can be involved with is gardening, which produce will eventually be sold at the Monmouth Farmer’s Market, says Services Coordinator Amy Rogers:

Macomb Lions Club to host screenings in Bushnell

MACOMB – The Macomb Lions Club will host free hearing and retinal screenings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Greenbriar Apartments, 770 W. Hurst St., Bushnell. The mobile screening unit is sponsored by the Macomb Lions and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. The hearing screenings are open...

Inland Art | Rapport to explore

If you have seen Janis Mars Wunderlich’s work, it is not simple to feel neutral about or easily forgotten. Table-top-sized, ceramic sculptures are full of allegorical, symbolic and personal story telling. Vividly colorful paintings, embellished to the edges with flora and fauna, challenge us to see and feel our way through a story that tells us about ourselves.

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.

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...

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...

Macomb Lions Club to host hearing and retinal screenings

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — The Macomb Lions Club will host free hearing and retinal screenings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at Greenbriar Apartments, 770 W. Hurst St., in Bushnell. The mobile screening unit is sponsored by the Macomb Lions and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. The...

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.”

Area High School Baseball Players Take Part in the QC Area vs. QC Metro All-Star Game

Four local high school baseball players were a part of the Quad Cities Metro vs. Quad Cities Area High School All-Star Baseball Game at Douglas Park in Rock Island on Wednesday night. The game featured 34 players from 12 different schools, including three coaches for each squad. All proceeds from the game went towards the continued renovation of historic Douglas Park.


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...

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...

Medicare Questions? Call Strom Center

Those with Medicare D plans, if you have experienced a change in the cost of your medications, Strom Center Executive Director Carol McCrery says to call with questions:. “If you have any issues or if you have any questions about maybe a change in the cost of your meds, I can almost guarantee it is because you are in a different phase of that Medicare D program. There is an Initial Phase, Deductible Phase, Phase 2, and the Gap, and then Catastrophic. I can pretty much tell people yes you are in this phase, because I know what the retail value of your drugs are. By all means, if you are experiencing any problems and it may not be that, it may be something else, just give us a call.”