Carthage, IL

Around the Tri States: Two pediatric hepatitis cases in western Illinois; Keokuk bank robbery suspect in custody; WIU secures funds to upgrade heating plant

The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating nine suspected cases of severe hepatitis in children reported so far this year. All were hospitalized, one needed a liver transplant, and two-thirds tested positive for adenovirus, a common virus that causes cold- and flu-like illness. Two of the nine cases have...
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Dankwardt Park Pool opening delayed

Burlington, IA- The City of Burlington has announced that the Dankwardt Park Pool will not be opening on Memorial Day as planned. According to a news release, the pool will not be opening due to unforeseen issues with the pool liner. The company responsible for repairs is planning to be...
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For the Record – Thursday, May 26, 2022

05/25/22 – 12:38 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a property damage accident at the intersection of 9th Street and Avenue G. 05/25/22 – 10:04 p.m. – Fort Madison police cited James Eugene Martindale, 57, of Donnellson, in the 2700 block of Avenue M, on a charge of driving while barred.

Sheriff asks public to help in find burglary suspect

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — The McDonough County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the location of a man suspected of stealing a trailer, a UTV, and an ATV to contact authorities. The investigation started on May 5, when deputies responded to a burglary that had...

Early voting for the June 7th Primary election in Des Moines County

Burlington, IA- The Des Moines County Auditor’s Office would like to remind residents that early voting for the June 7th primary is still open. The Des Moines County Courthouse will be open for in-person voting from 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday through June 3rd. The Courthouse will be open Saturday, June 4th, and Monday, June 6th is the last day for in-person absentee voting.

Authorities searching for Kyle Sebree, wanted on felony warrant for burglary

The McDonough County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a man wanted for theft and burglary. On May 5th, deputies responded to a burglary that had just occurred in rural New Salem Township east of Macomb. The owner of the property reported to the sheriff’s deputies that his neighbor had called stating a suspicious vehicle was seen in the area.

City Hall Closing & City Council Work Session Date Change

Burlington, IA- Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, Burlington City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022. Due to the closing, the Burlington City Council will hold its work session on Tuesday, May 31st, at 4:30 PM in the Thomas J. Smith Council Chambers.

Southeastern renews sports co-ops with Central High School

AUGUSTA — The Southeastern school board convened their monthly meeting on Monday night, May 16, to take care of some customary business as a kick-off for the summer break. On summer hirings, the target was to set up summer custodial help for the two school buildings. In that regard, Cheryl Perry and Sara Eifert received approval to serve as part-time custodial help.

Ramsey Fry signs for John Wood Trailblazers

AUGUSTA — After a solid high school basketball career, the basketball journey for Ramsey Fry, a Southeastern senior, is not over. On Thursday, May 26, Fry made it official at the high school student lounge by signing his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at John Wood Community College in Quincy.
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Hoskins Field neighbor says no lawsuit pending

FORT MADISON – A property owner near Bill Hoskins Field on the FMHS property said the district has not been threatened with a lawsuit over foul balls that have damaged his property. Darrell Davolt, 2101 Avenue A, said Tuesday that he has not filed a lawsuit against the district...

Mt. Pleasant woman facing felony drug charges

MT. PLEASANT, IOWA (KHQA) — A Mt. Pleasant woman is facing felony and misdemeanor drug-related charges. Clara Swackhammer, 33, was arrested on Monday in the 300 block of Main St. in Keokuk. Swackhammer's charges:. One count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) more than 5 grams, a class...
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Task force arrests MP woman on meth charges

KEOKUK – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Mt. Pleasant, Iowa female on Felony and Misdemeanor drug charges. Clara Swackhammer, age 33, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa was arrested on May 23rd 2022 in the 300 blk of Main St in Keokuk. Swackhammer is charged with (1) count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) more than 5 grams, a class C Felony, (1) count of Possession with Intent to Deliver (methamphetamine) more than 5 grams, a class C Felony, (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, a Serious Misdemeanor, and (2) counts of a Drug Tax Stamp Violation, both are class D Felonies.