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Seven Sets of Twins graduate from Monmouth College

by Barry McNamara Monmouth, Ill. (05/18/2022) — The students who made up the headline-grabbing number of siblings in Monmouth College’s incoming Class of 2022 racked up a considerable number of accomplishments during their time on campus, and they were still making news on their final weekend at the school. Kara Fisher, Jonathan Oradiegwu and Jordan…
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Camps and Classes for 2nd to 12th Graders This Summer at Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College’s Workforce Development and Community Education provides workshops, classes, and educational trips to inspire learning for children and adults. Ten non-credit courses will be offered throughout the summer on Sandburg’s campus in Galesburg for students in 2nd through 12th grade, shares Director Kang Hee Hong: “To register you can email us at community@sandburg.edu…
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Improvements at MRHS Parking Lot will Address Water Runoff Concerns for the City

To address storm water runoff, crews this summer will improve the Monmouth-Roseville High School Parking lot by adding green space and environmentally friendly upgrades to help with the issue, which was made possible by a grant says City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher: “When it rains, particularly in that school parking lot that water immediately enters into…
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Just One Day of Your Life Can Change Someone Else’s Forever

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. That’s why the American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install 50,000 free smoke alarms nationwide, as part of our Sound the Alarm events. This May in MONMOUTH we’ll: Install free smoke alarms and share safety information in at-risk communities where it’s…
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Warren County Tumbling and Gymnastics Find New Home at former Review Atlas Building

The Warren County YMCA Tumbling and Gymnastics classes have relocated. Since growing to over 100 kids in the program, a larger facility was needed. Scott Haase has been renovating the former Review Atlas building at 400 South Main Street into a family-oriented facility and has allowed the Y to utilize the back of the space…
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M-R Students Recognized for Seal of Bi-Literacy and Illinois Principals Association Awards

A number of students in the Monmouth-Roseville School District have received a Seal of Bi-literacy or a Commendation towards Bi-literacy, says Superintendent Ed Fletcher: “The kids that get the Seal of Bi-literacy, they actually have public colleges in Illinois that accept that state seal as an equivalent of two years of foreign language coursework. For…
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Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education Adds Boys and Girls Swim Coach Stipend

As the Monmouth-Roseville boys and girls swimming has proven longevity, Superintendent Ed Fletcher says the board has approved a coaching stipend: “For the past several years we have had boys and girls swimming, of course they are two separate seasons. The coaches were there on a volunteer basis. What we decided to do was add…
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United Red Storm Baseball Advances to Regional Championship on the Perfect Arm of Nolan Leffler

The United Red Storm baseball squad hosted their Lincoln Trail Conference rivals, the West Central Heat at United High School for a class 1A regional semifinal match up. The Red Storm are looking to capture a second straight regional championship. United head coach Ryan Molek sent Nolan Leffler to the mound to get one step…
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Hasson Honored to Serve as IHSA Board President During 50th Anniversary of Title IX

The 50th Anniversary of Title IX is being celebrated this year and it has an added significance for the current IHSA board president. Current Rockridge High School Principal and IHSA Board of Director’s President Katy Hasson is just the second woman to serve as the organization’s president since its inception in 1903. Hasson was first…
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WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for Week Ending May 15, 2020

Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 15, 2022: The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is sophomore girls track and field athlete, Carmyn Huston. Carmyn qualified for the Class 2A state finals in Charleston this weekend in two events. Her 2nd place shot put toss and 3rd place discus…
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M-R Adding Competitive Cheerleading to High School Extracurricular Activities

The Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education has passed the addition of Competitive Cheerleading at the high school, says Superintendent Ed Fletcher: “Basically, kids are learning choreographed routines based on music and are doing jumps, flips, and all the stunts. It is another opportunity for kids to be a part of something.” Competitive Cheerleading is an IHSA…
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3A IESA Boys and Girls Sectional Track Results

7th Grade Boys State Qualifier: Landon Montroy: discus and shot put Landon Montroy: 9th 100m (13.70), 3rd shot put (36’5.5), 2nd discus (111’3) 4x100m: Jahdiel Medina, Jacob Edwards, Jayson Upton, Diego Ruiz 10th (1:02) Lars Bergren: 5th 400 (1:03.96), 7th HJ (4’10), 7th 800m (2:41.09) Carson Sage: 19th (1:19.79) Diego Ruiz: 12th 200m(30.92) Josh Taylor:…
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Call to Artists: Art from the Heartland at the BCA

May 1 - May 22

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is calling all local and regional artists to submit their artwork by Saturday, June 25th for the Art from the Heartland exhibition, which will…

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May 5 - May 22

Raritan State Bank Summer Cookout Kickoff

May 20

Held at the Bank in Raritan, 106 East Main Street. Proceeds of the cookout will benefit the Henderson County Heat Summer Ball Association.

Roseville Amish School Benefit Supper

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Held at St. Patrick’s Community Center, west of Roseville located 7 miles on Highway 116 and 1 mile south. Serving mashed potatoes, dressing, noodles, grilled chicken, ham, green beans, salad,…

A Celestial Odyssey

May 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Buchanan Community Chorus presents ‘A Celestial Odyssey’ at the First Chirstian Church in Galesburg. Freewill donation is appreciated. This project is supported by a grant from the Buchanan Center…

Village of Oquawka Curbside Clean-Up Day

May 21

There is no charge to the residents of Oquawka for the clean-up day.

Children’s Grief Camp

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This camp is offered at no charge to children ages 5 through 18 at Carl Sandburg College, Building B in Galesburg. Visit http://childrens-grief-camp.com or call 309-342-3007 for more information.

St Jude Benefit Ride in Honor of Riley Thomas

May 21 @ 10:00 am

Event by Lybarger’s 2nd Harley Ride/Resale&Consignment. All proceeds will go to St Jude. This will be a yearly event and each year a different person will be chosen. This will be…

Strom Center Potluck

May 21 @ 12:00 pm

Plates, silverware, and cups/glasses will be furnished. Just bring a food dish to pass. After enjoying the delicious meal, BINGO will be played.

A Celestial Odyssey

May 21 @ 3:00 pm

The Buchanan Community Chorus presents ‘A Celestial Odyssey’ at the Heritage Bible Church in Monmouth. Freewill donation is appreciated. This project is supported by a grant from the Buchanan Center…


Roberta (Bobbie) M. Martinson

Roberta (Bobbie) M. Martinson, 85, of Galesburg, formerly of Victoria, died at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born November 27, 1936, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of William and Leona Rodgers. She married Omer A. Martinson in 1956 in Richmond, Indiana. He preceded her in…
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Roderick E. “Rod” Johnson

Mr. Roderick E. “Rod” Johnson, 94, of Maquon, Illinois died 9:14 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.  He was born April 8, 1928, in Galesburg to James and Margaret Johnson.  He married Marian Briggs.  She preceded him in death.  He then married Mary VeNard.  She preceded him in death. …
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Beverly J. Foster

Beverly J. Foster, 87, of Sheffield, IL, died on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Dahinda, IL. Beverly was born September 7, 1934 and raised in Blandinsville, IL, the daughter of Carl and Hazel (Olson) Bray. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1953. On October 20, 1957, she married Robert Foster in Blandinsville. He preceded…
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David Earl Hodge Sr. “Davey”

David Earl Hodge Sr. “Davey”, 68 of Minneapolis, Minnesota died Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 1:11 a.m. in his Minneapolis home. Davey was born June 1, 1953 in Galesburg, Illinois to George “EJ” Everett Hodge Jr. and Cleaster (Jiles) Hodge. Davey married Regina (Gutierrez) Hodge July 27, 1974. Davey is survived by five children, Craig…
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Merle Eugene Monson

Merle Eugene Monson, age 95, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at home on May 5, 2022. Mele was born on May 10, 1926, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Carl and Helen (Miller) Monson. He attended schools in Mercer and Warren Counties in Illinois and graduated from Little York High School in 1944. Merle served…
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James Russell, Jr.

James Russell, Jr., 82, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 11:32 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, IL.  He was born on October 15, 1939 in Quitman, MS, the son of Luke J. and Flaura (Sumrall) Russell.  James was raised and educated in East St. Louis, IL.  He graduated…
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James Warren “Coach” Edlen

James Warren “Coach” Edlen, 47, of Galesburg, passed away Sunday morning at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, after several years of health challenges. He was born March 15, 1975, in Galesburg, the son of Michael Warren and Marjory E. (Agnew) Edlen. He is survived by his mother, Marj; sisters, Cara L. Reed and…
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Marilyn J. Moore

Marilyn J Moore, age 87 of Knoxville, IL died May 14, 2022, in her daughter’s home in Bradenton, FL., surrounded by her family. She was born February 16, 1935, in Alexis, IL, the daughter of Everette “Boss” and Louise (Baker) Reynolds. Marilyn graduated from Alexis High School in 1953 and was valedictorian of her class.…
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Local Spotlight

Share rural roads safely during spring planting season

URBANA, Ill. – After a cold, wet spring Illinois farmers are racing to get their crops in the field. As large farm equipment moves along country roads, both farmers and those driving a vehicle should adopt a “safety first” attitude.  The 2022 spring planting season is progressing rapidly with many workers moving at a rapid pace…
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Pritzker Administration Takes Action to Support Families Amid Baby Formula Shortage

The State of Illinois is taking a series of important steps to help families get the safe formula they need in response to the current, nationwide infant formula shortage. In coordination with the USDA Food & Nutrition Service, Illinois retailers are being encouraged to set aside formula for low-income families enrolled in the Special Supplemental…
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Testing and Vaccinations Remain Available with Knox County Health Department

The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 87 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Monday, May 9, 2022, and Sunday, May 15, 2022. According to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) the total positive cases in Knox County is 12,753. Due to federal privacy restriction, release of any additional information is prohibited. To date there have been…
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USDA Extends Deadline to June 15 for Public to Comment on Competition Challenges in Seed, Fertilizer, Other Agricultural Inputs, and Retail Markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a 30-day extension to the public comment period to identify the impacts of concentration and competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other agricultural inputs, and retail markets. The new deadline is June 15, 2022. Three RFIs (requests for information) were published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2022, each…
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