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Quincy PD Seeking Info on Missing Teen

The Quincy Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile/runaway. 14-year-old Addison Windbigler was last seen in the 1400 block of Vermont Street in Quincy during the late evening of Sunday, May 22nd. Addison Windbigler is described as a white, female, standing 5’4” tall,...
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Mt. Pleasant woman arrested for meth charges

Keokuk, IA- The Lee County Narcotics Taskforce reports the arrest of a Mt. Pleasant woman on multiple drug-related charges. 33-Year-old Clara Swackhammer of Mt. Pleasant was arrested Monday, May 23rd, in the 300 block of Main Street in Keokuk. Swackhammer was charged with the Delivery of a Controlled Substance of...

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...

Miller: “Our schools should be safe”

QUINCY — Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-Ill.) said “a breakdown of our culture…a breakdown of the home” is to blame for this week’s school shooting in Texas. “Our country is founded on Judeo-Christian values,” Miller said before taking a tour of the John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center on Friday morning. “We’re not perfect, but we adhere to the Judeo-Christian values. We’ve been telling our children that they came from nowhere…and so we need to tell children they were created by God. God has given them a gift. They have a purpose here on Earth.”

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.

Quincy Crushes Prairie Stars In Super Regional Game One

The Quincy Hawks got six RBIs and two home runs in the first three innings from Lance Logsdon on their way to a huge win over UIS in game one of the NCAA Division Two Midwest Super Regional on Friday afternoon. The Hawks put up 16 runs in the first four innings and if they win the second game which starts on Saturday at 11 am at UIS, they advance to the World Series. If UIS can win game two, the two teams will play a rubber match game on Saturday afternoon.

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...

Quincy Illinois is Shrinking according to new Census Data

A bunch of new census data has been updated and released, and according to the latest numbers between July 2020 and July 2021, Quincy, Illinois took a hit in population. Still, Quincy faired better than a lot of other places in Illinois. An article posted on outlines the new...
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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.

New London, Mo., man arrested in Hull faces drug charges

HULL, Ill. — A Pike County Sheriff’s Department deputy sheriff, while working for the Village of Hull, conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Mitsubishi SUV on East Street in Hull at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. Subsequent to an investigation, the driver, Mark S. Tischer, 57, of...