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Galesburg woman wanted for vehicle theft after taking van, leaving it in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Galesburg Police on Thursday, June 23rd, responded to a reported vehicle theft in the 100 block of South West Street. The alleged theft occurred on Monday, June 20th. Officers met with a 32-year-old female victim who said she was at an apartment with a female friend on the 20th and the female friend wanted a ride from the victim. The victim declined to give her friend a ride, and when the victim returned from using the restroom her friend and her car keys were gone. The victim told police she waited three days to file the report because she was in constant contact via Facebook messenger with her friend – identified as 22-year-old Delaney Sorenson of Galesburg. When Sorenson eventually blocked the victim, she called police. According to police reports, Sorenson eventually told her mother that she left the stolen vehicle at a Walmart parking lot in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson messaged that she left the van in Iowa because she “wasn’t going to jail for a stolen car.” The 2004 Honda Odyssey was listed as stolen and Delaney Sorenson was added to the Galesburg Police pending arrest list facing charges of Vehicle Theft.
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Ft. Madison inmate dies in prison

FT. MADISON, Iowa (KHQA) — An inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary has died. Elvin Gilroy was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, June 27 while in hospice at the penitentiary in Fort Madison where he had been housed as a result of chronic illness.
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For the Record – Thursday, June 30, 2022

06/29/22 – 12:19 a.m. – Fort Madison police cited David Leon Holmes II, 30, of Fort Madison, in the 4100 block of Avenue O, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 06/29/22 – 7:56 a.m. – Fort Madison police cited Carl Allan Peterson, 39, of Burlington, in...

Protests planned in Burlington over Roe V Wade ruling

Burlington, IA- A group of local women have organized protests in response to the recent overturning of Roe V Wade. 2 protests have been scheduled to take place Tuesday in Downtown Burlington. The First Protest will take place at the Des Moines County Courthouse at 10 AM. The Second protest will begin at 6 PM at the bottom of Snake Alley and end at the Memorial Auditorium.

We asked: What are your favorite things about Galesburg living? Here are 33 to start with

Favorable statistics helped Galesburg get recognized as one of the top 20 best small cities in America. But why do people really enjoy living here? In case you missed it, Galesburg ranks as the 18th Best Small City to Live in America, according to a Census Data Report carried out by consumer finance startup, The report analyzed numerous variables including...

Fort Madison 4th of July celebration

Fort Madison, IA- The Fort Madison Independence Day celebration will be held Monday, July 4th, at Riverview Park. Only a small portion of the park west of the pavilion will be blocked off for the pyrotechnics safety zone. To accommodate spectators, Avenue H will be barricaded at 6th and 10th Streets beginning at 8:00 PM.

Winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP Tickets!

From those who signed-up yesterday (6/29) at, congratulations to three more winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP tickets:. They were drawn at random this morning and each get a 4-pack of tickets to the VIP viewing area for Big Bang BOOM on July 4th at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg!

Galesburg man charged with DUI after striking another vehicle.

Galesburg Police on Saturday, June 25th, responded to the intersection of West Main and Linwood Road for a reported hit-and-run accident. A female driver and her male passenger told police that while northbound on Linwood Road, a black sedan took a wide turn onto Linwood and struck the back driver-side of the vehicle. The female caught up with the sedan near Fremont Street and the male driver admitted to the man and woman that he had been drinking. Police made contact with a cooperative 56-year-old Terry Poole of Galesburg who said he had been drinking at home and at the bar and agreed to conduct a field sobriety test. Poole indicated signs of impairment and he was placed under arrest. At the Public Safety Building, he provided a breath sample which indicated his BAC as .215. Poole was charged with Aggravated DUI – No Insurance, DUI A1, DUI A2, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Improper Lane Usage.

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.

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.”

River Bend Food Bank adds distribution center in Galesburg

GALESBURG, Ill. — After months of hard labor, construction is almost complete on River Bend Food Bank's new branch in Galesburg. "We actually started talking about this project, way back in 2017. There was a work that was being done in the community to identify needs of social determinants of health. And one of the things that that group came together to talk about was the need for food. So food, pantries would have faster, more access to food," CEO of Galesburg Community Foundation, Joshua Gibb said.

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.