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“If It’s Too Hot For You Outside, It’s Too Hot For Your Pet”

As the heat of summer is here, it is important to remember your pets and keeping them cool, says Knox County Humane Society Director Erin Buckmaster: “If it is too hot for you outside, it’s too hot for them outside. You do have to make sure if you do have an outside pet, it has…
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East Euclid in Monmouth Will Be Closed Starting Monday for Water Main Replacement

Beginning Monday, July 13th, East Euclid will be closed for a couple weeks from the 100 block to 6th Street for City Crews to replace a water main. City of Monmouth Communications Director Ken Helms reports the project is funded under the State CDBG program: “Monmouth has had a lot of luck with those. We…
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Illinois State Police Conduct Death Investigation in Hancock County

On July 7, 2020, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of  Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 to conduct a death investigation of a 37-year-old female in Tioga, Illinois.  ISP Zone 4 agents responded to the scene to collect evidence and interview witnesses.  An autopsy was conducted on…
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Andy Huston Using 40 Different Hemp Strains in Current Trial at American Hemp Research

As CBD becomes more well-known, American Hemp Research in Roseville continues to expand their knowledge in growing and supplying. Andy Huston reports the farm has six acres of hemp planted this year and is working with three different seed breeders and the University of Illinois: “We are doing basically research field trials. In our plot,…
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SONIC Drive-In Thanks United West Elementary Teacher Emily Higbee With $111 Donation to Aid Distance Learning

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC is providing teachers with necessary supplies for students to continue learning at home To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students’ distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC® Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving Mrs. Emily Higbee in Monmouth, Illinois $111.…
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Jesse White Announces Expired Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards and License Plate Stickers Extended

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses/ID cards and license plate stickers have been extended an additional month – from Oct. 1, 2020, to Nov. 1, 2020. This new Nov. 1 extension also includes those who have July, August and September expiration dates. As a result, expired documents will…
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IHSA Modifies Phase 4 Return To Play Guidelines

The IHSA received approval from the Illinois Department of Health on July 5th to move to the next phase of the Return to Play Guidelines. Since that announcement, two members of the Quincy Notre Dame football team and several athletes from Lake Zurich High School in the Chicago-area and Du Quoin High School in the…
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Sandburg Alumna McKenna Weaver Named Chargers Women’s Basketball Coach

McKenna Weaver, an assistant for the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team the past two seasons and an alumna of the program, has been named the new head coach of the Chargers. Weaver, a 2016 Sandburg graduate, takes over for her former coach, Mike Bailey, who stepped down in March to move into an academic…
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Galesburg All-City Golf Tournament Still On

The city of Galesburg will hold their All-City Golf Tournament this weekend. The 54-hole Men’s and Senior’s tees off tomorrow at Lake Bracken Country Club for the first of three rounds. There will be more golfers taking part this year than in 2019. There will be 18 men and 12 senior golfers vying for the…
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Mon-Rose Girls Basketball Coach Scott Weber Says IHSA in No-Win Situation

The IHSA recently announced they were moving to “Phase 4” in the Return to Play Guidelines. The move was approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The move was welcomed by many coaches and student-athletes but still contained many restrictions and protocols. A daily record of athlete’s temperatures, gatherings of 50 with social distancing…
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AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM Chicago Cub Baseball Broadcast Schedule

Once again, AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM is your home for Chicago Cubs baseball in West Central Illinois!! Here’s the broadcast schedule for the 2020 regular season. GM Day Opponent Pregame 1st Pitch 1 Friday, July 24 vs. Milwaukee 5:35p 6:10p 2 Saturday, July 25 vs. Milwaukee 11:30a 12:05p 3 Sunday, July 26 vs. Milwaukee 12:45p…
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Chicago Blackhawks Not Changing Name Or Logo

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to usetheir team name because it honors a Native American leader who hasbeen an inspiration to generations. ”The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important andhistoric person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whoseleadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans,veterans and…
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Cottage Monmouth Clinic School Physicals

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cottage Monmouth Clinic will host a four hour session for back to school physicals. Appointments will be available from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 734-0100 to schedule your child’s…

Gerlaw Christian Church Drive-Thru Ice Cream Social

July 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ice cream will be available in individual 8 ounce servings for a free will donation alongside various desserts. Proceeds benefit stained glass restoration campaign. Pre-order by calling 309-734-4013.

Monmouth Maple City Cruise Night has been Cancelled

July 31

Back to School Supply Donations

August 4

Karla Wallace is once again collecting school supplies for children aged Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The supplies will be distributed using social distancing at an event in August at South…

Cottage Monmouth Clinic School Physicals

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cottage Monmouth Clinic will host a four hour session for back to school physicals. Appointments will be available from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 734-0100 to schedule your child’s…

Galesburg Chamber 27th Annual Golf Outing

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration begins at 12 p.m. Shot-gun start at 1 p.m. at the Oak Run Golf Course 1468 Knox Rd 1725 N Dahinda, IL 61428. $300/team of 4 or $75 for…

McDonough Power Cooperative Board of Directors has Cancelled the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

August 12

The board voted May 26 to cancel the 83rd annual meeting, which had been scheduled for August 12 at The Crossing in Macomb.

97 Days of Summer on Sunny 97.7 WMOI

August 29

Stay tuned and listen to Sunny 97.7 WMOI for the Summer Sizzle Cash N Splash Sounder and you could be a winner! You can win gift certificates to area restaurants,…


Michael D. Tenhaaf

Michael D. Tenhaaf, 40, of Galesburg, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born October 20, 1979, in Galesburg, the son of Douglas W. and Vicki L. (Yelm) Tenhaaf. He is survived by his parents, Doug and Vicki Tenhaaf of Galesburg; a sister, Erin…
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Jeffrey O. Davis

Jeffrey O. Davis, 60, of Oquawka, IL, passed away at 10:08 am, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm. Friday, July 17, 2020 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials may be given to…
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William F. “Bill” Gustafson III

William F. “Bill” Gustafson III, 67, formerly of Galesburg, died at 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Prairie City Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born December 17, 1952, in Galesburg, the son of William F. and Ruth Elaine (Williams) Gustafson Jr. He is survived by a sister, Christina Campbell of North Henderson;…
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John R. Selman

John R. Selman, 72, of Henderson, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at home. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Walnut Grove…
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Devlin Kane Reem

Devlin Kane Reem, age 33 of Galesburg, IL, died at 4:40am on Monday, July 6, while in St. Francis Hospital.  Devlin was born in St. Francis hospital in Peoria, IL on September 11,1986.  Devlin is preceded in death by his grandparents Dale and Glennis Reem, Galesburg, Eugene Ehrenhart, Abingdon, and Gary Francois, Galesburg.  Devlin is…
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Peggy M. Johnson

Peggy M. Johnson, 68, of Galesburg, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at home. She was born June 24, 1952, in Galesburg, the daughter of Clark and Delorse (Horn) Rosenberry.  She married Bobby Johnson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her companion of over 20 years, Charles Anderson; a daughter,…
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Thomas R. “TC” Campbell

Mr. Thomas R. “TC” Campbell, 72, of Galesburg, Illinois died 6:59 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.  He was born April 27, 1948 in Tucson, Arizona to Roy and Suzanna (Lees) Campbell.  He married Becky Coe April 28, 1984 in Galesburg.  She survives. Also surviving are four daughters,…
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Lisa Ann Smith

Lisa Ann Smith, 55, of Galesburg, Illinois died 12:20 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her home.  She was born April 21, 1965 in Galesburg to James and Dona (Pennington) Beavers.  Surviving is her father and step mother, Jim and Dorothy Beavers of Galesburg, two sons, Kenneth D. Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Joshua L…
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Local Spotlight

Warren Achievement Center Receives Grant to Bring Learning and Entertainment to Residential Facilities

Throughout the pandemic the Warren Achievement Center Day Program has been shut down and the residents have been sheltering in place. Staff can now bring learning and enjoyable experiences to their residences virtually using a grant that was received to place smart TVs and iPad’s to each location, says Marketing Coordinator Sean Cavanaugh: “Those living…
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Stoneware Museum in Monmouth Reopening July 31st By Appointment Only

The Stoneware Museum of Monmouth Illinois, located at 507 South Sunny Lane, features the comprehensive and unique private collection of Western Stoneware will be reopening on Friday, July 31st by appointment only, says Curator Carol Parrish: “We have over 800 pieces in our collection. The Brinkman’s have still been collecting and I am still researching…
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Current Monmouth City Hall Built To Last

Story Courtesy of Jeff Rankin, Monmouth College Historian Author and Literacy Critic. To earn the trust of their customers, banks have traditionally constructed sturdy buildings with architecture reflecting strength and permanence. Evidence of that can be found in Monmouth’s current city hall building, which originally housed a bank and still stands proudly after more than…
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Outside Isn’t Canceled: 12 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside and Away From a Screen

It’s no surprise to most of us that our kids could do with less screen time. Although we are forever grateful to the creative teachers and resourceful schools that successfully adapted two months of curriculum to virtual delivery, the season left our heads reeling with Zoom meetings and Google hangouts. Times of stress and uncertainty…
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Downed power lines can kill

The dangers of downed power lines hit all too close to home June 29 when a 54-year-old man was apparently electrocuted in Champaign. He hit a utility pole with his car, got out, and was exposed to live, stray voltage from the downed line and died. “Although your first instinct might be to get out…
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