• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Sparks’ Notes – Emma Whitaker, Hancock County Fair Queen

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Sparks chats with Emma Whitaker, the 2022 Hancock County Fair Queen about her experience with the Miss Hancock County Illinois Fair Queen Pageant as well as how her position as Fair Queen has helped her grow and make new connections with businesses and citizens in Hancock County.

This directors of this year’s Fair Queen Pageant have announced that they’ll be opening registration to residents of McDonough County.

For more information on how to register to compete in the pageant, visit the Hancock County Fair Queen Pageant page on Facebook or Instagram.

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