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City Council Meeting Summary from Oct. 16, 2017

Council Meeting Summary 10.16.2017 1 – Presentations or Citizen Inquiries to Council A. Mayor Davies and Council presented certifications of appreciation
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City Council Meeting Summary from Oct. 16, 2017

Milroy and Red Storm Hungry for First Win

With just two games remaining on the schedule, the United Red Storm are still searching for their first win of
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Milroy and Red Storm Hungry for First Win

Titan Football Aims for Strong Finish

With two games remaining in the 2017 high school football season, Jeremy Adolphson and his Monmouth-Roseville Titans aren’t where they
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Titan Football Aims for Strong Finish

Cavanaugh Shares WAC Latest

Sean Cavanaugh of the Warren Achievement Center dropped by to share the latest with his organization. He highlighted the latest
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Cavanaugh Shares WAC Latest

Maple City Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight

The 2017-2018 Maple Leaf Community Concert Series starts tonight, and will feature the Main Street Souvenirs and Scott Kirby, Pianist.
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Maple City Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight

Fletcher Recaps Latest School Board Meeting

Monmouth-Roseville’s Superintendent Ed Fletcher talked about the latest developments from around the district. Among the topics discussed at the latest
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Fletcher Recaps Latest School Board Meeting

Mowen Educates on Breast Cancer Awareness

Mary Mowen, Radiology Director at OSF Healthcare, stopped in to inform people about breast cancer awareness. October is breast cancer
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Mowen Educates on Breast Cancer Awareness

McKillip Breaks Down 6-County Fastpitch

Carrie McKillip of the University of Illinois Extension office gave a rundown of an exciting business opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs.
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McKillip Breaks Down 6-County Fastpitch

ICS Baseball Takes Second Place at State Tourney

The state runner-up ICS Trojans Jr. High baseball team stopped by the studio on Thursday morning. After a third place
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ICS Baseball Takes Second Place at State Tourney

Green Gives Options for Flu Season

The Warren County Health Department will be holding flu shot clinics in Roseville, Kirkwood, and multiple locations in Monmouth in
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Green Gives Options for Flu Season

Teacher & School Spotlight: October

The School Spotlight for the month of October shines on Lincoln Early Childhood School. Along with the School Spotlight, members
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Teacher & School Spotlight: October
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Flu Shot Clinic – Strom Center

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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WCPL – Mommy Meet-Up Support Group

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Cavanaugh Shares WAC Latest

Cavanaugh Shares WAC Latest

Sean Cavanaugh of the Warren Achievement Center dropped by to share the latest with his organization. He highlighted the latest Achiever of the Month award winner in Monmouth, which was Leo Ramer, the head of music at Immaculate Conception Church since 1974. "Leo was...

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Maple City Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight

Maple City Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight

The 2017-2018 Maple Leaf Community Concert Series starts tonight, and will feature the Main Street Souvenirs and Scott Kirby, Pianist. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is a multi-media stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video...

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Fletcher Recaps Latest School Board Meeting

Fletcher Recaps Latest School Board Meeting

Monmouth-Roseville’s Superintendent Ed Fletcher talked about the latest developments from around the district. Among the topics discussed at the latest school board meeting on Tuesday night was the rise in health insurance rates for the district’s employees. "Although...

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Mon 16th

WCPL – Computer Basics

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue 17th

Games Galore

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sat 21st

Pancake Breakfast

October 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

The Great Pumpkin Race 5K Run

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

6 County Fast Pitch

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 22nd

Monster Jam

October 22 @ 1:00 pm

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CEMETERY
BOARD MEETING
Date: October 11, 2017 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: 100 East Broadway
Monmouth, Illinois
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ORDER OF BUSINESS
A. Approval of March 8, 2017 Cemetery Board Meeting Minutes and
Special Cemetery Board Meeting August 16, 2017
B. Welcome to New Board Member – Kelly Kendall
C. Public Questions or Comments
D. Budget/Bills (YTD)
1. Upcoming expenditures
2. Future Revenue Sources
3. Review of Cemetery Fees
E. Reports
1. Cemetery Sexton
2. Maintenance/Mowing Supervisor
3. Cemetery Manager
F. Cemetery Maintenance
1. Trees
2. Roads
3. Stone Restoration Plan
4. Artificial Turf to Cover New Graves
5. Small Tiller for Grave Maintenance
6. Amendment to Rules and Regulations Book -- Space Maintenance
G. Administration
1. Sexton Replacement Plan
III. OTHER BUSINESS
IV. ADJOURNMENT
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October 17, 2017

On Halloween, and Every Day, Impaired Driving is Scary

This Halloween, the Monmouth Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort and is giving a fair warning to holiday revelers: Keep the party off the road.

“On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,” said Chief Joe Switzer. “Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs is deadly, it is illegal and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween.”

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, more than 300 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes in each of the last three years in Illinois. In 2014, 302 people lost their lives in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above. In 2015, that number rose slightly to 315 and remained the same in 2016. Just one DUI arrest could cost an estimated $18,000 or more and result in revoked driving privileges for up to a year.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign urges everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe during Halloween:

• Plan a safe way to get home before you attend a party.
• Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get home.
• Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so.
• If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.

The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Don't Veer for Deer
IDOT, IDNR remind motorists to drive cautiously during fall breeding season
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Transportation, Department of
SPRINGFIELD - Autumn brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and a new set of driving habits for Illinois motorists. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources warn drivers to be vigilant during mating season as deer will be more active and visible throughout the state. The risk for deer vs. vehicle crashes greatly increases in October, November and December, especially at dusk and dawn.

"Deer can dart in front of a vehicle in the blink of an eye," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "It's instinctual to swerve out of the way, but in doing so, drivers could lose control of the vehicle and cause a more severe crash. If you're attentive and watchful for deer encounters, these safety tips could make all the difference."

Motorists are urged to follow these safe driving tips during mating season:

• Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to deer crossing signs.

• Scan the sides of the road for eye shine - the reflection of headlights in the eyes.

• Slow down if you see deer. They travel in groups, so more are likely in the area.

• Prepare for the unexpected. Deer can stop in the middle of the road or double back.

• If a collision is inevitable, try to glance the vehicle off the deer and avoid swerving into the opposite lanes of traffic.

More safe driving tips can be viewed by clicking here.

Approximately 40 to 45 percent of crashes in Illinois involving deer in 2016 occurred in October, November, and December - with November being the highest-risk month. 75 percent of all motor vehicle crashes involving deer happened in rural environments, with over 70 percent of all crashes taking place at twilight or nighttime.
In 2016, there were 14,759 motor vehicle crashes involving deer in Illinois, over one thousand crashes less than the 2015 total. There were 14,248 crashes that resulted in damage to property or vehicles only, down from the 15,431 in 2015. Personal injuries tallied 581 in 2016 versus 628 in 2015 and 569 in 2014. The number of fatalities dropped, from eight in 2015 to five in 2016.

"Deer-vehicle accidents can occur any time of year, but deer are especially active in the fall during their mating season," said Wayne Rosenthal, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. "Motorists should be on the alert for deer near roadways during early morning and evening hours, especially near wooded areas, field edges and waterways."

If you do hit a deer, pull off to the shoulder and turn on the hazard lights. Call 911 to report the accident so the appropriate law enforcement can assist. Do not get out of the vehicle to check on an injured deer or pull it from the road. You can visit the IDNR website for information on how to claim a deer that has been involved in a crash.
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The Downhill Derby Results were:

3rd Grade:
1st - Olivia Martin - Harding
2nd - Mackenzie Brown - Harding
3rd - Angeles Quintana - Harding

4th Grade:
1st - Milo Martin - Central
2nd - Hannah Stokes - Central
3rd - Allison Murphy - Central
4th - Joshua Fleisher - Central

5th Grade:
1st - Lindsay Bratcher - Central
2nd- Isabell Johnston - Central
3rd - Liam Spears - Central
4th - Lily johnson - Central

a Review Atlas reporter was also attendance so make sure to keep an eye out for their pictures as well.
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The Downhill Derby Results were: 3rd Grade: 1st - Olivia Martin - Harding 2nd - Mackenzie Brown - Harding 3rd - Angeles Quintana - Harding 4th Grade: 1st - Milo Martin - Central 2nd - Hannah Stokes...

The Downhill Derby Results were:

3rd Grade:
1st - Olivia Martin - Harding
2nd - Mackenzie Brown - Harding
3rd - Angeles Quintana - Harding

4th Grade:
1st - Milo Martin - Central
2nd  - Hannah Stokes - Central
3rd - Allison Murphy - Central
4th - Joshua Fleisher - Central

5th Grade:
1st - Lindsay Bratcher - Central
2nd- Isabell Johnston - Central
3rd - Liam Spears - Central
4th - Lily johnson - Central

a @[152934488053788:274:Review Atlas] reporter was also attendance so make sure to keep an eye out for their pictures as well.

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Jerry IcenogleFun times and great memories...

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Donna KoehlerThat's pretty cool.

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Megan Libby GrantCongrats Liam!

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Ann PhelpsGo women drivers!

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Monmouth IL Fire Department is at Central Intermediate School.

During fire prevention week we give a number of safety talks to the various schools in the area. Micah at Central Intermediate took the talk to heart and worked with his parents to place a fire detector in every room of the house! It's always great to see a student go the extra mile. We convinced Micah to let us join him for lunch today and show our appreciation. Thanks Central Intermediate for all the awesome students and thanks to Casey's General Store for the pizza.
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Casey's General StoreGreat job Monmouth Fire Department! Glad we could help with pizza!🍕🍕🍕

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Marissa FlynnCarissa Strickland haha is Micah! He is so cute

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Monmouth IL Fire Department shared National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)'s video.

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Having a home escape plan can make a life-saving difference in a fire. Here’s how to make one! #FirePreventionWeek

Warren County Sheriff's Office added 22 new photos.

In August the Warren County Sheriff's Office held a charity golf outing. Today we were able to present donations to Cops and Bobbers, an annual youth fishing derby and a second donation was given to the Strom Center to help senior outreach services. Once again, we would like to thank our sponsors! We had a nice turn out for this event and we can’t wait for next year!
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The Warren County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate Nurse Chris Ayers on her recent retirement from our department. Chris has been apart of our department for many years and we can't thank her enough for all she has done! ... See MoreSee Less

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Global farmers share similar concerns

The Global Farmer Roundtable in Des Moines, sponsored by the Global Farmer Network, features farmers from 14 countries discussing topics that bind them together as farmers. At the top of their list of concerns is access to inputs, including capital availability, labor...

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Cattle futures pressured by bearish supply

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were pressured by supply bearishness in low trade volume and today’s lower wholesale trade also added pressure to prices.  October live cattle closed $.55 lower at $111.17 and December live cattle closed $.85...

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Danforth gets grant for improving corn yields

A research grant from the National Science Foundation is going to fund a project aimed at improving corn yields. The $3.4 Million-dollar grant goes to the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, one of the world’s leading independent plant science institutes....

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Technology needed to feed the world

  The President and CEO of Land O’ Lakes says more than technology is needed to feed the growing population. Chris Policinski says consumer’s perception of the role of technology in food production must change. “There’s an interesting thing in the U.S. and developed...

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Teacher & School Spotlight: October

Teacher & School Spotlight: October

The School Spotlight for the month of October shines on Lincoln Early Childhood School. Along with the School Spotlight, members of the staff at Lincoln chose a recipient for the Teacher Spotlight. Nine different teachers were nominated, but this month's winner is...

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Monmouth College and Illinois College have taken the field to warmup. Should be back underway shortly on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM!! ... See MoreSee Less

Those expecting to hear Monmouth College football today on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM, we are in a lightning delay at April Zorn Memorial Stadium. The Fighting Scots lead Illinois College 14-7 at the end of the 1st qtr. We’ll give you updates as to when they will resume play. ... See MoreSee Less

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Those expecting to hear Monmouth College football today on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM, we are in a lightning delay at April Zorn Memorial Stadium. The Fighting Scots lead Illinois College 14-7 at the end of the 1st qtr. We’ll give you updates as to when they will resume play. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is junior golfer, Justin Endthoff. Justin fired an 18-hole score of 76 in the Western Big Six Conference Championship meet at Oakwood Country Club. That...

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Your Area Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 26th, 2017 The United Red Storm Athlete of the Week is junior cross country runner, Yovani Larios Saavedra. Yovani had an oustanding meet at t...

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Galesburg was chosen as a filming location for the Amazon Series Fireball Run. Check out some photos as community members all gathered to welcome and support the contestants in their journey! Great looking cars, Food Trucks and LIVE music!!! We enjoyed ourselves!!!
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Flu Shot Clinic – Strom Center

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Warren County Health Department will be providing a one-day flu shot clinic at Strom Center from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no cost to the flu shots if you are enrolled in Medicare. For those not on Medicare the cost will be $35 per person.

WCPL – Mommy Meet-Up Support Group

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet with fellow mothers or soon-to-be mothers in the community to discuss life and motherhood. Sponsored by the Warren County WIC Office.

Gladstone United Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper & Bake Sale

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Turkey supper serving begins @ 5:00 p.m. Menu includes: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, turnips, cranberry sauce, rolls, pies, and beverages. Come and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. Free will donation.

WCPL – Teen Anime Club

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Watch anime, draw manga, play games, and eat snacks in the board room at the Warren County Public Library.

Great Decisions

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Since 1981 Great Decisions has operated as a forum where the public and the academic community can freely meet in a congenial setting and talk about world affairs. Wednesdays, From January 25- March 22, 7:30 P.M., at Monmouth College's Center for Science and Business, Moot Board Room. The program coordinators and hosts are Mohsin Masood (457-2113) and Ira Smolensky (457-2102), either of whom will be happy to provide further information When Wed Mar 1, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm Central Time…

Monmouth College Community Blood Drive

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monmouth College will host a community blood drive from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19th. 700 E. Broadway Street, inside Huff Athletic Center Gym. To donate, please contact Ashley Sims at [email protected] or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1116 to locate the drive.

WCPL – Book signing and “Hat craft” with Julie Kaye

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book signing and "Hat craft" with Julie Kaye: "GiGi & Her Many Hats." All ages welcome.

WCPL – Movie (PG-13) in the audiobook room

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film discussion with the MRHS Film Club following the movie. Pizza and popcorn provided.

WCPL – Friends of the Library Meeting

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of the Library Meeting. New members are always welcome!

Opening Reception – Buchanan Center for the Arts

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Buchanan Center for the Arts in welcoming artist James Henry in the opening of his exhibit "When Worlds Collide" from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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