United School District Has Nearly 1,000 Students Enrolled

The United School District has 940 students enrolled for the upcoming school year, Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says. High School enrollment currently stands at 249 students, which is low according to Whitsitt. Whitsitt also says that United will be in Class 1A for athletics. Whitsitt gives an overview of how many students are enrolled by class.…
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Illinois Hemp Industry is Growing

The volume of applications to grow and process hemp, and the number of acres permitted to farm it, has exceeded expectations. Over 1,000 applications to grow and process hemp, and almost 20,000 acres have been permitted since the Illinois Department of Agriculture began accepting applications on May 1. Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan tells…
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Market Alley Music Days to Be Held on Thursday

Market Alley Music Days continues tomorrow from five to seven pm. The Shubies will be performing, and the Evening Lions will be cooking. Adult beverages will be allowed outside for the event. Executive Director for the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Amy Patterson tells us what is on the menu. “It’ll be grilled pork chops,…
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Excessive Heat Watch

The Knox County Health Department, Knox County Emergency Management Agency, and American Red Cross will be monitoring local conditions to see if the need arises for a formal cooling center to be opened in Knox County over the next several days. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watches with temperatures in the upper…
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American Legion Baseball Postseason Gets Underway

Postseason play gets underway tonight for Sr Legion baseball teams around the state of Illinois. The District 14 tournament, which includes Monmouth, Rock Island, Moline, Milan and East Moline, is hosted by Milan Post 569 and will take place at Sherrard High School. The District 15 tournament, which includes Abingdon, Oneida, Canton, Peoria, Limestone and…
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Midwest Conference Academic All-Conference

GRINNELL, Iowa ─ The Midwest Conference (MWC) announces its Academic All-Conference honorees for the 2018-19 academic year, which includes 1,469 student-athletes representing ten core institutions and two affiliates in twenty sports. The criteria to be recognized as a MWC Academic All-Conference selection includes having satisfied a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.33, which is calculated…
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IHSA, NFHS Network & Quincy Media join to form new IHSA State Championship Network

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and digital broadcast partner the NFHS Network are proud to announce a new partnership with Quincy Media, Inc. that will create a statewide television and digital network to carry IHSA State Final broadcasts live during the 2019-20 school year and will continue on for the 20-21 and 21-22 school…
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Cheer on your favorite team with fellow Scots!

We may cheer for opposing teams, but we’re all Fighting Scots! Toss on your Monmouth gear and head to the Lakeview Baseball Club to watch the Chicago Cubs face the St. Louis Cardinals.   Lakeview Baseball Club Saturday, September 21 Doors Open 12:20 p.m. First Pitch 1:20 p.m. $80 per person   3633 N. Sheffield…
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Warren County Fair

July 18 @ 8:00 am


Galesburg Community Blood Drive

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

At OSF St. Mary Medical Center, 3333 N Seminary St inside Conference Room 4A.

Sports Physicals

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At OSF Holy Family Medical Center, 1000 W Harlem in Monmouth. All proceeds will be donated back to the athletic boosters of athletes’ schools. Appointments are limited. Call 309-734-1414 to…

Business After Hours

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To be held at Slumberland, 1270 N Henderson Street in Galesburg.

ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing

July 19

At OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, 1000 W Harlem in Monmouth. For ages 13 and up. Test will take 30 to 45 minutes. Sign up is required. Call 309-734-1414…

3 Club Scramble

July 19

At the Oak Run Golf Course. 7am registration. 8am shotgun start. Proceeds to benefit the Knox County Agriculture in the Classroom.

Warren County Fair

July 19 @ 8:00 am


Ribbon Cutting: Couture Lounge Beauty Supply

July 19 @ 4:00 pm

Located at 1050 N Henderson Street in Galesburg.

“The Mousetrap”

July 19 @ 7:30 pm

By Agatha Christie. Directed by Kenny Knox. Presented by the Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 S Seminary Street. Tickets available at prairieplayers.com.

Warren County Fair

July 20 @ 8:00 am



Brian M. Patnode

Brian M. Patnode, 17, of Monmouth, IL passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:02 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Peoria, IL.  He was born Friday, March 8, 2002 in Aurora, CO. Brian is survived by his mother, Pat Patnode of Monmouth; siblings, Mark Eaton of Brighton, CO, Gail Trembly of Littleton, CO, Susan…
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Helen Patricia “Pat” Lowery

Mrs. Helen Patricia “Pat” Lowery, 72, of Galesburg, Illinois died 10:12 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at her son’s home in Galesburg.  She was born November 8, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas to William Henry and Lillian (Powell) Gray.  She married Terry L. Lowery April 9, 1965 in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death October…
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Beverly Leona Bellamy

Beverly Leona Bellamy, 86, of Galesburg, died at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Heartland Health Care, Galesburg. Cremation rites will be accorded.  A celebration of life will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5-7 PM, at the Thomas Legacy Center, 1849 N Seminary St., Galesburg.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas…
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Michael E. Stowe

Michael E. Stowe, age 48, of rural Knoxville, Illinois, died at 1:36 A.M. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 15, 1970 in Spring Valley, Illinois, to William Edwin and Mary Frances (Real) Stowe. He attended ROWVA High School and graduated with the class of 1989. He was married…
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Maxine W. Watson

Maxine W. Watson, 93, of Preemption, IL passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 5:32 a.m. at Seminary Manor Galesburg, IL.  She was born Saturday, June 5, 1926 in Greenbush, IL the daughter of Cleo and Bessie (Cafferty) Wallis.  She married John William Watson on July 3, 1949 in the Roseville Methodist Church, he preceded her…
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Claude Albert Reffett, Jr.

Claude Albert Reffett, Jr., age 80, of Altona, Illinois, died on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at his home in Altona. He was born on September 30, 1938 in Danville, Illinois, the son of Claude Albert and Barbara (Sanks) Reffett, Sr.  He was reared and educated in the Danville area.  He proudly served his country in…
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Reba Irene Lovan

Reba Irene Lovan, 91, of Galesburg, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a Celebration of Life at 5:00…
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Earl W. “Wes” Allen

Earl W. “Wes” Allen, 79, of Wataga, IL, formerly of Alexis, IL, passed away at 5:00 am, Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Alexis Presbyterian Church, Alexis, IL.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Alexis Cemetery, Alexis, IL.  Visitation…
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Local Spotlight

John Sullivan: Government Affairs Update

Bayer Learning Center held the Central and Northern Illinois 2019 Field Day in Monmouth, IL where John Sullivan provided an update on Government Affairs. Listen to John below:
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Eric Ifft: New Soybean Portfolio

At the Central & Northern Illinois 2019 Field Day at Bayer in Monmouth, IL, Eric Ifft provided insight in the New Soybean Portfolio. Here is an interview with Eric:
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Matt Sorge: Digital Ag

The Central & Northern Illinois Field Day was held at Bayer in Monmouth, IL. Matt Sorge provided a Digital Ag update at the event.
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Brad Ray Named President of Security Savings Bank, Monmouth, Illinois

Security Bancorp MHC and Security Savings Bank, of Monmouth, Illinois, are pleased to announce that Brad Ray has been named as the next President.  Ray has been in banking for 28 years and worked for Roseville State Bank, Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank, Midwest Bank of Western Illinois and most recently Rabo Bank.  He will…
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OSF HealthCare Taps Western Region Leader to Support Digital Transformation

OSF HealthCare has named Jennifer Junis, RN, MSN, as senior vice president of OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health. The initiative will use digital technology to expand access to care and respond to the number one priority for health care consumers today – convenience.  Junis has served as the president of OSF Healthcare St. Mary Medical…
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