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The Who’s Tommy At Prairie Players Civic Theatre

The Who’s rock opera Tommy production will rock the Prairie Players Civic Theatre this weekend and next starting tomorrow night with a 7:30 show. In his directing debut, Scott Rasso, states the production came about from the Who’s fourth album that was meant to be listened to like a story: “The Who was kind of…
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VITA Tax Program WILL NOT Be Offered This Year at Monmouth College

Monmouth College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will not be offered this year to area residents. The decision was made because of staffing issues. To find the other VITA locations in the region, go to: irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/ View Online: http://monmouthcollege.meritpages.com/news/VITA-Tax-Program-Will-Not-Be-Offered-This-Year-at-Monmouth-College/14150 ***Report Courtesy of Monmouth College***
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Glasgow, McClintock: Uncertainty in Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

Illinois became the eleventh state to legalize recreational adult use cannabis on January 1, 2020 and with it still comes uncertainty for law enforcement and the court system. Criminal Defense Attorney Steve Glasgow advises those partaking in the legalization of cannabis to abide in the same laws as alcohol: “If you wouldn’t do it with…
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Great Bowls of Soup

The Galesburg Civic Art Center is presenting the 14th annual Great Bowls of Soup Thursday, February 20. The event, which is sold out, is a buffet-style event that showcases bowls from 15 different artists in the area along with soups from local businesses. Those who purchase a ticket will be able to keep a bowl…
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Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratories Post Case Assignments And Completion Rates Online

As a new measure of transparency and accountability, the Illinois State Police Forensic Services Command unveiled to the public a forensics dashboard showing the number of case assignments and average completion times. The dashboard is updated monthly and includes the number of case assignments completed by each section of the lab, the average number of…
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Congresswoman Bustos tours Head Start in Monmouth

Illinois 17th District U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos toured Head Start in Monmouth on Tuesday. Bustos talked about the Early Child Education and what Head Start means to her. “This is a program that’s been around for 50 plus years. And the whole idea is that you get kids ready to start kindergarten. And, many of…
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LOCAL SPORTS

Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Feb. 20, 2020

Basketball The West Central boys basketball team took the opportunity to get a non-conference makeup game in against the West Prairie Cyclones. The Heat might be warming up at the right time as they get their fourth win in their last six games after defeating the Cyclones 66-59. West Central led from start to finish,…
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Monmouth College Diamond Sports Predicted to Challenge for Tournament Berths

MONMOUTH, IL (02/19/2020) The Midwest Conference baseball and softball coaches agree that both Monmouth College diamond teams should be in the mix for a title in 2020. The annual MWC Preseason Coaches’ poll released this week, puts the Scots’ baseball team in a tie for No. 2 in the South Division. Monmouth’s softball team is…
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Experience Could Propel ‘Young’ Tennis Fighting Scots in Spring Season

MONMOUTH, IL (02/20/2020) Monmouth College men’s tennis team may be young in age, but coach Brian Jordan squad is full of seasoned veterans. All six players from last year’s lineup return, giving Jordan cause for a great deal of optimism for the 2020 campaign. “It’s not often you return your exact lineup from the previous…
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Balance the Name of the Game for Scots’ Women’s Water Polo in 2020

For more information contact: Dan Nolan 309-457-2322, dnolan@monmouthcollege.edu MONMOUTH, IL (02/19/2020) For the first time since 2016, the Monmouth College women’s water polo team will take the pool without a 50-goal scorer returning, but that’s not all bad. “Of course losing (all-time leading scorer) Becca Dabrowski to graduation is a big hit offensively,” admitted Peter…
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The WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for Week ending Feb. 16, 2020

Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending Feb. 16th, 2020: The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is sophomore boys basketball player, Ben Anderson. Ben nearly averaged a double-double of points and rebounds in a pair of games last week. Against Brimfield, he scored 18 points and hauled down 7 rebounds.…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Feb. 19, 2020

Basketball The #1 team in the class 1A girls basketball AP poll was in action last night in Havana sectional semi-finals. Lewistown got pushed to the limit by the #5 team, Princeville, before pulling away late in a 56-48 win. The Lady Indians get their 30th win against just one loss. Princeville ends their season…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Great Bowls of Soup

February 20 @ 4:30 pm

At the Galesburg Knights of Columbus. Your choice of a hand made bowl to take home, soups, and breads made by fine local restaurants, delicious homemade desserts, raffles, and live…

101st Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

February 20 @ 5:00 pm

At the Warren County History Museum. Cocktail hour at 5pm followed by dinner at 6pm with awards given after the dinner. Dave Dunn, of Dave’s Auto Body, will be the…

OAKS Vendor Show

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tupperware, Thirty-one, jewelry, bake sale, blankets, knitting, and crafts. Event held at 176 N Farnham Street in Galesburg. Friday Feb 1st 8 am to 7 pm, food will be available.…

OAKS Vendor Show

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tupperware, Thirty-one, jewelry, bake sale, blankets, knitting, and crafts. Event held at 176 N Farnham Street in Galesburg. Friday Feb 1st 8 am to 7 pm, food will be available.…

O.A.K.S. Soup Luncheon

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Ham, bean, or spinach bisque soup. Pie and beverage included. Located at 176 N Farnham Street in Galesburg. Good will donation.

Sabrina’s Bridal and Prom Expo

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Held at Cedar Creek Hall, 571 E North Street in Galesburg. A bridal and prom fashion show will be held at 3pm. RSVP by February 17th at http://sabrinas2020expo.eventbrite.com for a special…

M-R High School Community Blood Drive

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Inside the High School Gym at 325 W First Ave in Monmouth.

BINGO at Warren County Strom Center

February 25 @ 1:00 pm

Pancake & Sausage Dinner At Monmouth 1st United Methodist

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community is invited to the annual pancake and sausage dinner on Shrove Tuesday. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children is suggested. For more information, contact the church…

BINGO at Oquawka Strom Center

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Weather permitting. Each person is allowed up to four cards for FREE. Any additional card is 25 cents. Popcorn and drink will be provided.

OBITUARIES

Marvin J. Gustafson

Marvin J. Gustafson, a kind, wise, lifetime farmer of gentle humor, enjoyed life from Wednesday, June 27, 1934 until Monday, February 17, 2020. He was 85 years old. Marvin was born on the family farm in Persifer Township, the son of Conrad “Connie” and Geneva (England) Gustafson. He was reared and educated in Knoxville, graduating…
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Sherie L. Pulse

Sherie L. Pulse, 56, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away Tuesday February 18, 2020.  She was born June 24, 1963 in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of John and Elizabeth “Betty” Woolam Keithley. Sherie was a 1981 graduate of Southern High School and received her Associate Degree from Robert Morris College in Carthage, Illinois.  She was Vice…
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Ellen L. Bankus

Ellen L. Bankus, 94, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center of Monmouth.  Cremation rites have been accorded. No visitation or services are planned at this time. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL are in charge of services. For more information…
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Erma J. Smallwood

Erma J. Smallwood, age 92, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. Erma, the daughter of Halsey E. and Mary Rosina Stults Norris, was born on May 31, 1927 in Peoria, Illinois, where she spent her early years. Erma was raised in Monmouth, where…
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Bonita M. “Bonnie” Hodgen

Mrs. Bonita M. “Bonnie” Hodgen, 67, of Cameron, Illinois passed away at 2:46 pm Monday, February 17, 2020 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Bonnie was born May 6, 1952 the daughter of Donald “Bud” and Esther Mitchell Sheldon. She married Terry Hodgen on February 20, 1988 in Gerlaw, Illinois. Bonnie is survived by her husband of…
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John C. Strawhacker, Sr.

Mr. John C. Strawhacker, Sr., 76, of Galesburg, died at 8:21 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at home. John was born December 2, 1943, in Galesburg, the son of Carl and Evelyn (Kimler) Strawhacker.  He married Edna Charlene Links on November 29, 1982 in Galesburg.  She preceded him in death on October 4, 2015. He…
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Robert G. Venard Jr.

Robert G. Venard Jr., age 62, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 7:35am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Roseville Rehab and Health CareCenter. Robert was born on January 31, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois and isthe son of Robert G. Sr. and Peggy Ann Colley Venard. He attendedMonmouth schools and graduated from Monmouth High…
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Mona Jo Rodriguez

Mona Jo Rodriguez, 46, of Peoria Heights, died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Mona was born July 3, 1973 in Galesburg, the daughter of Steven and Debra Kay (Stremmel) Rodriguez.  Mona is survived by her father, Steven of Galesburg; two sons, David Rodriguez-Harris of Bloomington and…
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Local Spotlight

2020 Radio Auction Friday Feb 21st & Saturday Feb 22nd

REMEMBER IF YOU ARE LISTENING ON-LINE, THERE IS A 20 SECOND DELAY FROM WHAT IS ACTUALLY ON THE AIR. IF YOU’D LIKE TO BID ON ITEMS DURING TODAYS LIVE RADIO AUCTION, PLEASE CALL 734-9452, 734-2111 or 734-7598. AGAIN THOSE NUMBERS ARE 734-9452, 734-2111 or 734-7598. KEEP THE LINE RINGING UNTIL WE ANSWER YOUR CALL.  WHEN…
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Millennium Campus Network Co-Founder Sam Vaghar to Give 2020 Monmouth College Commencement Address

College’s 163rd Commencement exercises to be held May 17. Sam Vaghar, a social entrepreneur who leads a dynamic and growing global non-profit organization with the mission to empower young people to effect change, will give the 2020 commencement address at Monmouth College. Vaghar will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the…
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City of Monmouth Council Meeting Update

City Council Meeting Summary 02.18.2020 Next City Council Meeting – March 2nd at 6:00 PM Official Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries No citizens addressed Council this evening. The City welcomed and swore-in two new firefighters to the department tonight. The new hires are Connor Benson from Warren County and Wesley Wenger…
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2020 Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series on March 8

Folk Ensemble Hammer and Pick Opens the 2020 Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series on March 8  Performance at the Sandburg Historic Site in Galesburg GALESBURG, Ill. – The Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series kicks off the 2020 season with folk musicians Hammer and Pick at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg on Sunday,…
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Knox-Galesburg Symphony Invites Guest Conductor for February Concert

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony is preparing for the upcoming Masterworks concert: Fate of the Furious, a program honoring the 250th birthday of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. Unfortunately, due to illness, Vlad Vizireanu will not be conducting this performance. Chicago-based conductor Kedrick Armstrong will be guest conducting the performance on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 PM at…
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