Camden, IL

Local woman missing since Friday

COLCHESTER/MACOMB —  Brandy Brewer, a local woman in her 40s, has been reported missing according to the Colchester Police Department. According to a June 25, 8:46 a.m. post on the Colchester IL Police Department Facebook page, Brewer, who has red hair, was last seen at her mother's house on Friday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. She...
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Sweat-Drenched and High on Glob at Trump's Post-Roe Victory Rally

This past Saturday, former President Donald Trump hosted his first post-Roe rally in the tiny rural town of Mendon, Illinois, where thousands of his sweat-drenched, heatstroke-addled fans endured blistering temperatures and the relentless oppression of an indifferent sun for the opportunity to celebrate their God's victory over evil, to which He responded by unleashing a thunderstorm on them.
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Locals listed in federal lawsuit

Cyberstalking can send the stalker to court as a defendant, not a pleasant experience. Several local McDonough County residents have been named in a federal civil lawsuit filed in Northern U.S. District Court by Bonnie Kurowski, a registered independent journalist with “Illinois Reporter.” Thanks, Bonnie. In the lawsuit,...

Trump endorses three Illinois Republicans ahead of Tuesday’s primary

MENDON, Ill. – During a rally Saturday in Mendon, Illinois, near Quincy, Former President Donald Trump endorsed two Republican primary candidates. A third Republican candidate was endorsed by Trump on Monday. During the event, Trump endorsed Mary Miller for the Republican primary in Illinois’ 15th congressional district. Miller is...

New manager named for The Water’n Hole

When Kraig Haukapp and his wife, Sarah, recently moved to Augusta, their primary reason was to give grandparents, Mary and Ronnie Hackney, could spend more time with their granddaughter. But the idea didn’t end there for Kraig. With the bar being a time consuming enterprise, Kraig was given the...

Water’n Hole celebrates first year in business

The Water’n Hole in Augusta made Saturday, June 18th, a memorable day for the town, marking the first anniversary under the ownership of Mary and Ronnie Hackney. Live music on the outdoor deck was a loud and festive addition to the celebration, with the music being provided by the Hearsay band. They offered a blend of musical types, with country music being the dominant theme of the day.

Beardstown senior community is accepting applications

BEARDSTOWN — A new Beardstown senior facility is accepting applications for its independent-living community. St. Anne Residence, 309 E. Ninth St., is a two-story, wheelchair-accessible apartment community. It features 23 one-bedroom, pet-friendly apartments with full kitchen and bath, a community room, an on-site laundry and a library.

Be kind to all, and watch for scammers

Interesting week. Will not be able to tell you all but will try to hit the high points. There was a group of over 100 Civil War letters written by two Bell brothers from Plymouth on a Will Sullivan auction this week. I live in Plymouth. My home was owned by a Bell family before us. I wanted to keep the letters in our area and eventually give them to the Historic Society so I started bidding. Had the bid for quite some time even though I had to raise it periodically. I have not been in on a high dollar on line auction and don’t think I was prepared for the bid to rise several thousand dollars in the last couple of minutes. Anyway, despite getting to my computer over an hour before the bidding ended, I was not able to get the letters for Hancock County. Sigh…

Trump and supporters rally draws thousands

MENDON — Thousands of people — some camping overnight to stake out the best spot possible — filled the Adams County Fairgrounds on Saturday, hearing from Republican power-hitters while waiting for former President Donald J. Trump to take the stage. "This is my second Trump rally," said...