Human remains that of missing man

WEST POINT, Iowa (KHQA) — Human remains found on a rural property in West Point, Iowa earlier this month have been identified. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber says the remains were those of a missing man, Darren Bunnell. Bunnell was last seen on June 14. : Human remains found on...
Picture for Human remains that of missing man

Rezin lays out 'serious concerns' about Illinois Board of Education's 'continuous overreach' concerning state mask mandate enforcement

Illinois State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) recently voiced her concerns on the state's school mask mandates at the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) hearing on the issue. Rezin opposes the state's school mask mandates, and she recently questioned the the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) authority to revoke...
Picture for Rezin lays out 'serious concerns' about Illinois Board of Education's 'continuous overreach' concerning state mask mandate enforcement

Adams County Health Department urges people to get flu shots

QUINCY, Ill., (KHQA) — The Adams County Health Department, ACHD, is urging people to get their flu shot this year as we continue to battle COVID-19, both of which can cause severe respiratory illness. The ACHD offers seasonal influenza immunizations to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -...

Antioch Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — Rebuilding after a fire, embezzlement by one's own, and COVID-19; It might sound like a modern-day, biblical plague to test one's faith. That's exactly what one Tri-State church has endured during the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for churches throughout the world.

Quincy kidnapping suspect arrested in Kentucky

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — The suspect in a Quincy kidnapping is finally behind bars. Mario A. Mason, 40, was discovered in Marshall County, Kentucky. Authorities had been searching for Mason after the kidnapping victim, Tabitha Campbell, escaped in Marked Tree, Arkansas. : Kidnapped Quincy woman found, suspect at large. Detectives...

The Adams County Health Department limits testing efforts

ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adams County Health Department led the charge in the statewide fight against COVID-19. But its latest efforts will limit statewide access and cater to Adams County residents. Due to the recent increase in demand for COVID-19 testing,...

Jubilee (Duerrisms for the Week of September 17th)

The Fall Sports Calender has become crazy busy, in very short order, my friends. Must mean we are having fun, again. Hard to believe we’ve nearly reached the midpoint of the High School Football Season. Welcome one and all to DUERRISMS for the Week of September 17th where we are...

NECAC warns deadline looms for utility assistance

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — Time is running out to for people to apply for a utility assistance program through North East Community Action Corporation , NECAC, in 12 Missouri counties. Counties covered in our area include Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Shelby and Warren. The Energy Crisis...

COVID-19 outbreak at Rushville fitness and day care program

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (KHQA) — Health officials are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at a Rushville day care. The Schuyler County Health Department (SCHD) says it has confirmed four positive COVID-19 cases related to the Fitness and Community Center Daycare Program. An outbreak is classified as two or more confirmed positive...

Jacksonville School Board to hear staff concerns about COVID-19 testing

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (KHQA, WLDS) — The Jacksonville School Board could be facing a heated meeting on Wednesday night over a controversial state mandate that requires unvaccinated staff to adhere to weekly COVID-19 testing. A letter, obtained by our media partner WLDS through a Freedom of Information Act request this afternoon,...

Keokuk voters reject school bond issue

Keokuk, IA- Keokuk voters have rejected a school bond issue that would have allowed Keokuk schools to take out a $19 million bond for school improvements. TV station KHQA reports that the result of the vote on Tuesday, September 14th, was 608 votes against the bond versus 367 in favor of it.

Human remains found on property in rural West Point, Iowa

WEST POINT, Iowa (KHQA) — The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a property owner discovered human remains. The remains were found on their rural property in West Point, IA, on Sunday, Sept. 5. After contacting law enforcement, additional searches were conducted in the following days and more remains...

Concerns linger over Quincy fire and police chief ordinance

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — The Quincy City Council heard a second reading of an ordinance that would allow the mayor to appoint and remove police and fire chiefs with council approval at Monday night's meeting. The new ordinance would not change the requirements to become police or fire chief. Opponents...

Donations needed for Jensen Woods Camp horse shelters

MOUND STATION, Ill. (KHQA) — Jensen Woods Camp is offering new off-season opportunities to attendees of all ages. They will be offering guided horse trail rides. The rides allow community members to take advantage of the great outdoors. "I'm super excited to experience this," Jensen Woods camp director Kathy Crozier...