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LOCAL NEWS

ROE #33 and Bridgeway Hosting Local Workshop to Address De-Escalation Strategies and Techniques May 25th

The Regional Office of Education #33 is partnering with Bridgeway for an upcoming workshop on De-escalation strategies and techniques. In today’s divisive world, conflict can manifest anywhere- from the office, to the grocery store, school, and even in our homes. Using basic, common-sense skills in verbal de-escalation can assist you in navigating crisis moments for…
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GPD investigating shots fired Thursday night

On May 19, 2022, at approximately 1819 hours, the Galesburg Police Department (GPD) received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of E. North Street, as well as reports of a vehicle striking a tree in the area. Officers responded to the scene and located several shell casings in front of 1181 E.…
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Warren County Real Estate Taxes

The Warren County 2021 pay 2022 Real Estate Tax Bills will be mailed soon!The tax bills will be postmarked no later than May 27, 2022. The first installment will be due June 27th,and the second installment is September 6th, 2022.Treasurer Kathy Tate wants to remind residents to contact her office if they do not receive…
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M-R’s Central and Harding Will Have Air Conditioning Next School Year

Air conditioning projects are on the schedule for this summer within the Monmouth-Roseville School District says Superintendent Ed Fletcher: “This summer we will be doing air conditioning at Central. We are doing air conditioning at Harding. The only school next year that will not have it is the high school. They are busy working on…
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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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LOCAL SPORTS

Monmouth College Baseball’s AJ Hatlestad Named Midwest Conference Second Team

Senior pitcher led Scots staff in wins, strikeouts and innings MONMOUTH, ILL. (05/20/2022) Monmouth College baseball pitcher A.J. Hatlestad (New Windsor, Illinois) was named second-team All-Conference by the Midwest Conference on Friday. Hatlestad, who graduated on Sunday, was the Fighting Scots lone representative on the end of the season teams, voted on by the nine…
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United Red Storm Baseball Preparing for Second Straight Regional Championship Game

The United Red Storm baseball team will be playing for its second straight class 1A regional championship on Saturday morning. The Red Storm will take (20-6) record into their match up with the (11-11) North Fulton Wildcats. Both teams qualified for the finals in very different ways. The Wildcats got a 7-5 win over Southeastern…
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Bradley Volleyball Coach Will Join GCS Little Lions Sports Camp Clinic

Little Lions Clinic is excited to announce that Coach Alicia Williams from Bradley University will be joining us for a day of Volleyball camp! Coach Williams is the head women’s volleyball coach at NCAA Division 1 school, Bradley University, after coaching at Iowa Western and leading them to back-to-back NJCAA national championships. Coach Williams is…
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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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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Stronghurst Farmers Market

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Held Monday nights in downtown Stronghurst on Broadway Street. Sponsored by the Stronghurst Booster Club.

Stronghurst Farmers Market

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Downtown Stronghurst on Broadway Street.

BINGO at Strom Center

May 24 @ 1:00 pm

Cards are 25 cents each. Refreshments and drinks will be available.

BINGO at Strom Center in Oquawka

May 25 @ 1:00 pm

Each person is allowed up to 4 cards for FREE. Each additional card is 25 cents each. Refreshments will be served during the afternoon.

De-Escalation & Mental Health Managing Workshop

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop will be held at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 East Simmons Street, and is open to anyone interested in mental health de-escalation strategies. Using basic skills in de-escalation…

BINGO Night at the Monmouth American Legion

May 26 @ 6:00 pm

Friends. Fun. Prizes. 50/50. $3 cover includes 3 BINGO cards. $3 walking taco’s, hot dogs, and cash bar will be available. Book your vendor table for $25. All proceeds will…

Calvary Baptist Church Fried Fish Dinner

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the Calvary Baptist Church’s, located at 1000 South 1st Street in Monmouth, for their fried fish dinner. Carryout and delivery available. Donation for meal is…

Doc Pogue Memorial 5K Run/Walk

May 28 @ 8:00 am

8th annual Doc Pogue Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Registration begins at 7:30am, Run begins at 8 am. Registration due by May 15th to guarantee t-shirt. Fee is $25. A KiddieK run…

43rd Annual Scott Jennings Fishing Contest

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monmouth Fire Department Memorial Wall Dedication

May 28 @ 9:00 am

Join as the Monmouth Fire Department dedicates and remembers the lives and sacrifices of two Monmouth Firefighters, Firefighter Richard Perrot and Assistant Chief Dennis Olson. Held at Fire Station #2,…

OBITUARIES

Thomas C. “Tom” Hufnagel

Thomas C. “Tom” Hufnagel, age 87, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at the Mercer Manor Rehabilitation in Aledo, Illinois on Monday May 16th at 3:40 pm. Tom was born on January 27, 1935 in Chicago Heights, Illinois and is the son of Charles E. and Ivah Tinker Hufnagel. Tom’s early life and schooling was in…
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John Nicholas “Big John” Hennenfent

John Nicholas “Big John” Hennenfent, 67, of Roseville, IL passed away peacefully at his family farm, with his daughters by his side on Saturday, May 21, 2022. John was born April 11, 1955 in Macomb, IL, the son of Nicholas E. and Doris M. (Dakin) Hennenfent.  He was raised and lived in the Smithshire/Roseville areas…
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James “Jim” R. Bloomberg

James “Jim” R. Bloomberg, 66 of rural Berwick, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, as a result of a farm accident.   He was born November 12, 1955 in Kewanee, the son of James and JoAnn (Carlson) Bloomberg.  He was raised by his mother and her second husband, John Williams.  Jim married Mary E. Ray…
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Haizlei N. Cox

Haizlei N. Cox, 1, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 7:24 a.m., May 17, 2022 at Mercy One Medical Center, Clinton, IA.  She was born January 27, 2021 in Springfield, MO, the daughter of Kendra Cox & Oliver (Estefania) Straitiff.  She was living in Clinton, IA.     Surviving Haizlei is her parents, Kendra Cox of…
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Carol Sue Cravens

Carol Sue Cravens, age 74, of Gladstone, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.  She was born October 22, 1947 in Kankakee, Illinois, the daughter of Alvin and Geraldine Kohl Jacob.  On August 24, 1968, she married Robert Cravens in Kankakee. Carol is…
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H.K. “Kenny” Olmsted Jr.

H.K. “Kenny” Olmsted Jr., 92, of Galesburg, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at home. He was born January 11, 1930, in Galesburg, the son of H.K. and Grace (Corson) Olmsted Sr.  He married Margaret L. Bruyn on March 21, 1969, in Galesburg.  She preceded him in death on September 30, 2016. He is survived by…
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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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Local Spotlight

Illinois 4-H Announces County Fair Poultry Shows Move to Virtual Format

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced that it will continue to enforce emergency rules prohibiting the sale or exhibiting of poultry and poultry products at swap meets, exhibitions, flea markets, and auction markets in Illinois to prevent the spread of avian influenza. The Department’s emergency rules took effect on April 5, 2022. The emergency…
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Illinois State Police Continues to Identify Ways to Protect Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders

The Illinois Move Over Early Warning Task Force, created to study new technologies and early warning systems available to protect law enforcement and emergency responders, met for the first time today.  Lead by the Illinois State Police (ISP), the task force will study warning systems in cellular phones and vehicles that alert the public to the presence…
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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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