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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.
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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...


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...

Missing Colchester resident found

COLCHESTER — Resident Brandy Brewer, who went missing from her mother's home in Colchester, was found Tuesday afternoon. According to ESDA Director Edgar Rodriguez, she was found by Lake Argyle. "We got a tip from a camper there that saw a lady matching the description," he said. ...

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...

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...

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...

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.”

Latter Day Saints hold annual commemoration in Carthage

June 27 is a significant date for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for a couple reasons. Both are connected to western Illinois:. On June 27, 1844, an angry mob killed church founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum at the old Carthage jail. The Smiths were in jail after destroying the press of a Nauvoo newspaper that criticized Joseph Smith.

Independence Day celebrations set in Macomb

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — The city of Macomb and Western Illinois University, WIU, announced that final plans are in place for the annual Independence Day Celebration to be held Monday, July 4, 2022. The fireworks display will take place on Vince Grady Field, and the community can enjoy the...