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Morath Looking Forward to Pancake Day

Bruce Morath, President of the Monmouth Evening Lions Club, discussed their upcoming Pancake Day fundraiser this Saturday. He invites everyone
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Morath Looking Forward to Pancake Day

Cox Dishes on Oktoberfest at Gerlaw Christian Church

Lorna Cox with the Gerlaw Christian Church came by to get the word out about an upcoming fundraiser. Next Sunday,
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Cox Dishes on Oktoberfest at Gerlaw Christian Church

‘Penny the Omelet Lady’ Honored for Her Service to Monmouth College Students

Penny McVey is one of the first people most Monmouth College students see every morning. Affectionately known by students as
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‘Penny the Omelet Lady’ Honored for Her Service to Monmouth College Students

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Marilynne Robinson to Speak at Knox 10/23/17

Author Marilynne Robinson, who was awarded a 2012 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for "her grace and intelligence
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Marilynne Robinson to Speak at Knox 10/23/17

Finely recognized with Robin Orr Spirit Award

Amy Finely was recognized with the Robin Orr Spirit Award for her work in community nutrition education around Knox County.
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Finely recognized with Robin Orr Spirit Award

Police Chief Switzer Receives New Certification

Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer recently received a new certification from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The certification
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Police Chief Switzer Receives New Certification

Ferry Pleased with Direction of M-R Music

Kevin Ferry, Choral Director for the Monmouth-Roseville School District, is ecstatic with the direction both the band and choir programs
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Ferry Pleased with Direction of M-R Music

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

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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Monster Jam

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
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Monster Jam

October 22 @ 1:00 pm

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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

City of Monmouth

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City of Monmouth added 2 new photos.

The CSO screw pump project has been making some progress. They poured another stage of concrete on Tuesday with a pretty neat pumper truck. You can follow all our public construction projects at bit.ly/COMprojects
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NEWS RELEASE
The Monmouth Police Department and OSF Holy Family Medical Center are taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Monmouth Police Department, OSF Holy Family Medical Center and the Drug Enforcement Administration will help provide the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Monmouth Police Department, 500 S. Main St. or OSF Medical Center West Entrance, 1000 W. Harlem Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills, and patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Monmouth Police Department at 734-8383.
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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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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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Megan Libby GrantThis is awesome!

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Marissa FlynnCarissa Strickland haha is Micah! He is so cute

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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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Favorable harvest weather winding down

Across the Corn Belt, very warm, dry weather through Friday has been supportive of corn and soybean maturation and harvesting, especially in areas where fieldwork has been delayed by crop developmental delays or autumn wetness. Weather conditions also favor the...

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A change in weather ahead for the Heartland

Another major surge of rain and high-elevation snow will arrive across the Northwest during the weekend. Additional precipitation could reach 4 to 12 inches from the Cascades westward, leading to local flooding. Also during the weekend, rain will develop in the...

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U.S. Wheat Associates to close Cairo office

U.S. Wheat Associates will close its Cairo, Egypt office December 1. The U.S. wheat industry’s export market development organization began considering changes as the supply of lower priced wheat from Russia increased.  US Wheat President Vince Peterson says closing...

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Harvest pressure sends soybeans, corn lower

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. The trade’s expecting good harvest progress ahead of new rain delays in parts of the Midwest and Plains. China bought 198,000 tons of 2017/18 U.S. beans Friday, the second day in a row with a big sale to the world’s...

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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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Sports schedule for the weekend (Oct. 20th and 21st) on the Prairie Radio Sports Network-
Friday:
Sunny 97.7–Monmouth-Roseville vs. Kewanee, pregame at 6:45.
AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM—United @ Ridgewood pregame at 6:45

Saturday:
AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM—Monmouth College @ Cornell College, pregame at 12:40
Oldies 1590 WAIK—#10/12 WIU vs. #2 North Dakota St., pregame at 2:00
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Here's your local high school Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 17th, 2017:

Your West Central Heat Athlete of the Week is senior volleyball player, Danyel McKune. The West Central Heat won the BPC Round Robin Invitational and Danyel played a big part of it. She averaged over 5 kills and 3.5 blocks during her team's (5-0) run through the tourney.

Your A-Town Tornado Athlete of the Week is junior football player, Josh Asher. Josh played a great defensive game against a powerful Farmington Farmer offense in a Prairieland Conference cross-division contest. He made 9 solo tackles and recorded one sack as well.

Your Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is sophomore volleyball player, Carly Gillen. Carly was named to her third all-tournament team this season at the conclusion of the Shirt Tales Classic Tournament in Sherrard. She totaled 42 kills in five matches during her team's run to a 3rd place finish.

Your United Red Storm Athlete of the Week is sophomore volleyball player, Jerzi Johnson. Jerzi was named to the All-Tournament team at the recently completed Shirts Tales Classic Invitational at Sherrard High School. Her play at the net helped the Red Storm to finish in second place in the tournament.

Your Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is senior volleyball player, Emily Meinert. Emily had a fantastic weekend at the Limestone Fall Classic Tournament. She averaged nearly four blocks and five digs in her team's five matches. She also had four kills and six digs against Peoria Notre earlier in the week.

Congrats to all of these student-athletes!! Thanks to our AOTW sponsors, MC Sport and More, McDonough Telephone Cooperative (mdtc), Tompkins State Bank and Yemm Chevrolet Buick GMC Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!!
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Yemm Chevrolet Buick GMC Chrysler Jeep Dodge RamCongratulations, Danyel, Josh, Carly, Jerzi, and Emily! Good luck this week! 🙂

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Elisa HeddenCongrats Emily Meinert! Go girl!!

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Paul MeinertCongrats Emily Meinert. So proud!!!

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Cristal QueenWay to go Danyel McKune! 🏐

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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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Monster Jam

October 21 @ 7:00 pm

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as…

Monster Jam

October 22 @ 1:00 pm

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as…

WCPL – Drop-In Resume Workshop

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to review your resume with your Adult Services Librarian. Stop by the front desk for assistance.

Games Galore

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

When: Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:30 and Thursdays 3:00 to 5:00, starting Tuesday, February 21 Where: Jamieson Community Center, Community Room, 1025 S. 2nd Street, Monmouth, IL 61462 Description: Community members, ages 14 and older, are invited to attend afternoons of games, friends, and fun. Games Galore is a new program offered through Jamieson Community Center that is a mixture of board games, puzzles, card games, and other recreational activities. It is an open-door program so that individuals may come and…

Car Show

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Heartland Health Care. Parking Lot - 280 East Losey. Hot dog, chips, pop, brownie meal $5.00! Bring your antique , so we can take a peek!

WCPL – Caregiver Workshop

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Caregiver Workshop with Julie Kaye from "Gypsy Grace." For caregivers of patients to learn about self-care during and after care.

Great Decisions

October 25 @ 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…

Janet Jackson: Hospitality Upgrade (TICKET NOT INCLUDED)

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

This Hospitality Upgrade package does not include a ticket to the show. You must already have purchased a ticket if you want to purchase this package. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Wed, 3 May 2017 at 10:00 AM

Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 5 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Janet Jackson Packages Presale : Wed, 3 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Janet Jackson Packages Onsale : Fri, 5 May 2017 at 10:00 AM American Express : Wed, 3 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 4 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Live Nation Presale : Thu, 4 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Local Presale : Thu, 4 May 2017 at…

WCPL – Movie (Audrey Hepburn – 1967)

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Movie (Audrey Hepburn - 1967) in the audiobook room. Refreshments provided. Movie not rated.

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