Publication: McDonough County Voice

First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Jerald T. Roberts

, 78, of Augusta died at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.He was born on May 23, 1936, near Timewell to Charles Hugh and Gertrude Eulala Martin Roberts. He married Roberta Downey on Nov. 8, 1953, in Macomb; she ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Jack T. Harn Jr.

, 70, of Macomb peacefully transitioned into the next world at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center of Peoria following a short illness.He was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Astoria, Ore., to Jack T. and Geneviene (Horrabin) ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Robert D. 'Smokey' Weingartner

Robert D. "Smokey" Weingartner, 90, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Macomb, passed away on July 15, 2014, at Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, Ariz.He was born on Nov. 22, 1923, in Macomb to Clyde H. and Catherine Easton Weingartner. He married Doris "Dodie" ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Augusta man dies in fire; no foul play suspected

No foul play is suspected in a Hancock County fire that killed an Augusta man earlier this week, according to a Sheriff Scott Bentzinger.A fire that occurred sometime between Saturday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 29, in a house at 201 Second St. in Augusta, ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

The Clean Cut: 3-year-old drumming prodigy stuns Russian audience

A 3-year-old Russian boy, Lyonya Shilovsky, is stunning hundreds of thousands with his drumming abilities. In a YouTube video posted July 14, Lyonya performs Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" on the drums alongside an adult orchestra, the ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Council supports bus video purchases

Aldermen this week endorsed a plan to purchase camera systems for 30 of the Go West buses that serve the city and Western Illinois University.Jude Kiah, director of Go West, told them that larger buses would be equipped with eight cameras and mid-range ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Bernice Wagner

, 106, of Macomb, formerly of Prairie City, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Wesley Village in Macomb.Bernice was born on March 16, 1908, in Prairie City to Clarence and Nellie Sweney Homer. She married Carl E. Wagner on Jan. 31, ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Willis Frederick Altenhein

, 92, a lifelong Ellington Township farmer, died at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, in the North Adams Home in Mendon.Born Sept. 27, 1921, in Quincy, Willis was the son of William and Emma Baker Altenhein. He married Carolyn Foster on Oct. 23, 1949, ... [Published McDonough County Voice - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Macomb police officer resigns after allegations of fraud, forgery Updated at 1:16 PM

The local law enforcement officer accused of forgery and state benefit fraud formally resigned from his position with the Macomb Police Department Wednesday just two days after his initial arrest .Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker said Bill Kennedy, 35, ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

NDSU picked to repeat; WIU ninth

It’s a new season, but not much has been predicted to change at the top of the Missouri Valley Football Conference standings.Three-time FCS champion North Dakota State earned the preseason favorite tag, garnering 24 of the 39 first-place votes for a predicted ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Officials likely to OK sewer work for bids

Colchester will soon go to bid for a sanitary sewer clean and point repair as decided at the city council's committee of the whole on Monday.Doug Erickson of Benton and Associates said the work will be funded through a small $25,000 grant received by ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Sewer, Alderman, Labor, Coal
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Lighting up The Outskirts

MACOMB — The Outskirts, formerly known as Skateland, will be undergoing several changes to accommodate good food, tunes and fun — both structurally and business-wise.Changes to the establishment have been gradual, but owner Dan Schmalshof said that they ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]

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"He's supposed to email me his report when it's done" Bentzinger said. "But I'm not sure when that will be."
...a specific reason for his resignation, according to Barker, who said he hadn't considered the officer's potential decision until announced, adding "that was always an option he had, as the other officers have. They can resign any time they want."
"This is not a use by right," he said. "It is a special use process. … There would be ample opportunity for people to weigh in on whether there is an appropriate site."
“I think there’s a lot of people that think Macomb is just a little town and say, ‘I can’t get out of here, "” Hedblade said. “That couldn’t be further from the truth. The people I grew up with have gone on to do incredible things and I think that’s because of Macomb. I don’t think you could come from a better background.”"

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Robert D. 'Smokey' Weingartner [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
Jack T. Harn Jr. [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
Jerald T. Roberts [Published McDonough County Voice - 8 hours ago]
Augusta man dies in fire; no foul play suspected [Published McDonough County Voice - 16 hours ago]
Willis Frederick Altenhein [Published McDonough County Voice - 21 hours ago]
Bernice Wagner [Published McDonough County Voice - 21 hours ago]
The Clean Cut: 3-year-old drumming prodigy stun... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Macomb police officer resigns after allegations... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
NDSU picked to repeat; WIU ninth [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Mildred M. Brown [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Betty Lou Thompson [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Lighting up The Outskirts [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Officials likely to OK sewer work for bids [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Council supports bus video purchases [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
GARY SHILLING: Wall Street's Herd Will Be Disap... [Published McDonough County Voice - Jul 30 2014]
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