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Fusion Tech Provides Protective Shields to Smithfield and Local Businesses During Pandemic

A local business that provides solutions to the food processing industry was able to adapt and develop new products during the COVID-19 shutdown. Dan Bentz, Vice President of Sales at Fusion Tech in rural Roseville says they were able to provide Smithfield and other businesses with protective shields for their workers safety: “When the original…
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Little York Man Arrested for Domestic Battery

Henderson County Sheriff Donald Seitz reports on 08/07/2020 at 10:48PM, Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joseph F. Bailey, age: 21 from Little York, IL for Domestic Battery. Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Township of Rozetta for a Domestic Violence call. After investigation, the Deputies learned the suspect had been drinking…
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Cottage Clinics Welcomes Galesburg Native and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Craig Wilson

For the weekend warrior to the seasoned sport athlete, get relief for shoulder pain, sports related sprains and tears and knee and hip pain. Dr. Craig Wilson will get you back in the game, doing what you love. Dr. Craig Wilson specializes in minimally invasive treatments, so you can get back to your active life…
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Be Ready for Prolonged Power Outages During Summer

Summer storms may bring unexpected power outages during high temperatures. To get power restored as soon as possible, call your electric utility to report the outage. “High winds and lightning that accompany severe storms can be the cause of many summer power outages,” said Erin Hollinshead, executive director of Safe Electricity. “Tree limbs or debris may have…
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WIU Senior Named Reserve World Champion at Oklahoma Horse Show

Western Illinois University senior agriculture major Sydney Riden, of Good Hope, IL, was named the Reserve World Champion Novice Amateur Showmanship this weekend at the National Snaffle Bit Association’s World Show in Tulsa, OK. Riden’s horse is named “Cool Lopin Lady,” with a barn name of “Willow.” Riden and the 9-year-old American Quarter Horse mare…
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Burlington Women Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Henderson County Sheriff Donald Seitz releases on August 8th, 2020 at 9:30, Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Amber M. Breuer, age: 25 of Burlington, IA for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm without a FOID card. Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a residence in the Township of Stronghurst for a domestic violence call.…
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LOCAL SPORTS

Milroy, Molek Look For The Positives When It Comes To The Pandemic

United Red Storm football head coach David Milroy and Red Storm baseball head coach Ryan Molek joined Shawn Temple for the “Halfway to Freezing For Food” food drive. Both coaches agree that when it comes to the challenges they faced during the summer months and the IHSA’s decision to move each of their seasons for…
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WIU Earns Third Consecutive WBCA Honor

ATLANTA – For the third consecutive season, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team was named to the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) Academic Team Honor Roll on Tuesday (Aug. 11).  The Leathernecks finished fourth among NCAA Division 1 members with a 3.751 grade point average while eight student-athletes boasted a perfect 4.0, 11 finished with a 3.6…
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LTC and Prairieland Conferences Release Proposed Football Schedules

Last week, the Lincoln Trail Conference released its high school football schedule for the upcoming school year. The IHSA has moved the football season from the fall to a late winter/early spring schedule beginning with practice starting on February 15th and the season ending on May 1st. The earliest games that schools can schedule are…
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Monmouth’s Dobberstein Named SLIAC Academic All-Conference

MONMOUTH, IL – Monmouth College sophomore Ben Dobberstein (Oswego, IL/Oswego) made the grade in his inaugural season of men’s golf in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference scoring all-academic honors. After scoring all-league academic honors in his freshman season competing in the Midwest Conference, Dobberstein made it two-for-two when the Fighting Scots moved to the…
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MVFC Statement on Conference Schedule

The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the Conference’s student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with the FCS Playoffs.  “Without question…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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.

Old Friends Talk Art at the BCA

August 12 @ 10:00 am

The next Old Friends Talk Art (OFTA) gallery talk will be 10am Wednesday, August 12, when the Buchanan Center hosts Anna Lyon who will discuss her artistic experiences during her…

Catfish Dinner at the Monmouth American Legion

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hamburger Fry at the Monmouth American Legion

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

United School District Chromebook Pick Up

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Parents will need to pick up devices from the building where their student attends.

United School District Chromebook Pick Up

August 21 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Parents will need to pick up devices from the building where their student attends.

Catfish Dinner at the Monmouth American Legion

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hamburger Fry at the Monmouth American Legion

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE Community Dinner at Jamieson Center

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Catfish Dinner at the Monmouth American Legion

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

OBITUARIES

Jacqueline H. Self-Hanley

Jacqueline H. Self-Hanley, 48, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 8:07 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 17, 1972 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Clifford “Tiny” Fye and Linda (Albert) Barker.  Jacqueline lived in Monmouth in her younger years, her family moved to Texas where she finished…
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Mary V. Stoneking

Mrs. Mary V. Stoneking, 91, of Mt. Zion, Illinois formerly of Knoxville, Illinois passed away at 11:44 pm Saturday, August 8, 2020 at her home. Mary was born May 28, 1929 in Macon, Missouri the daughter of Thomas and Jewel (Ramsey) Bogeart. She married John Stoneking, Jr. on September 14, 1946 in Galesburg, Illinois. He…
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George T. “Terry” Voeller

Mr. George T. “Terry” Voeller, 75, formerly of Galesburg passed away at the University Rehab in Peoria at 10:08 am Saturday, August 8, 2020 after a steady decline in health over a number of years. Terry was born January 23, 1945 in Moline, Illinois the son of George William and Marjorie Ellen (Carlson) Voeller. He…
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Danny L. Simmons

Danny L. Simmons, 75, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 8:25 am Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. Danny was born February 12, 1945 in Galesburg, IL the son of Harold and Mary Lou (Landon) Simmons. He was raised and educated in Galesburg, attending Galesburg High School. Danny served with the United States Army…
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Otis L. Cowan Sr.

Otis L. Cowan, Sr, formerly of Galesburg, passed away June 14th, 2020, at home in Florence, MS, at the age of 102. He was born March 29, 1918, in Conway, AR, to LeRoy and Annie (Bunting) Cowan. His parents preceded him in death. He married Treopia Fortune on May 21, 1941. She passed away August…
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Raymond E. Vanskike

Raymond E. Vanskike, 79, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 5:00 am, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home. Raymond was born February 7, 1941 in Labell, MO, the son of Everett Western and Oleda Clair (Newberry) Vanskike.  He was raised and educated in the public Schools in Labell, MO. Raymond served with the United…
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James R. Sopiarz

James R. Sopiarz, 20, of Gary IN, and of Lake Warren, Monmouth, Il passed away at 3:22 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, IL. James was born December 30, 1999 in Joliet, IL the son of Matthew James and Jeanne Michele (Montgomery) Sopiarz.  He was raised and educated in…
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Gertrude “Trudy” Johnson McCord

Gertrude “Trudy” Johnson McCord is at peace. She left this earth August 7, 2020. Trudy was born May 29, 1920, in Soperville, Illinois; the eighth child of Charles J. Johnson and Victoria Nelson Johnson. She is survived by her brother, Robert Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas; her daughters: Theresa McCord, Bainbridge Island, Washington, Lorraine Dundon, Galesburg,…
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Local Spotlight

Warren County Republican Candidates for the November General Election

Cory Burgland, the chairman of the Warren County Republican Party highlights the candidates on the November 2020 General Election ballot… Burgland was our guest on the WRAM Morning Show on Tuesday, August 11th. On August 5th, Steve Buban, the chairman of the Warren County Democratic Party highlighted the Democratic candidates on the WRAM morning show.…
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Warren County Democratic Candidates for the November General Election

Steve Buban, the chairman of the Warren County Democratic Party highlights the candidates on the November 2020 General Election ballot… Buban was our guest on the WRAM Morning Show on Wednesday, August 5th. On Tuesday, August 11th, Cory Burgland, the chairman of the Warren County Republican Party will highlight the Republican candidates on the WRAM…
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Andrew Doyle Running for Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

In the upcoming general election on November 3rd, voters will have the option of choosing a Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit. Warren County States Attorney and local business owner Andrew Doyle is running on the Republican ballot.  Doyle says being the States Attorney has allowed him to make an impact in the community: “You…
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Emily Sutton Running for Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

In the upcoming general election on November 3rd, voters will have the option of choosing a Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit. Appointed Judge Emily Sutton is running on the Democratic ballot and currently holds the position after being appointed by the Supreme Court of Illinois to fill the vacancy of retiring Judge Paul Mangieri:…
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POST-FILING RENEWAL ONLINE NOTICEW231DA

On July 31, 2020, Robbins-Treat Resources, LLC, licensee of W231DA, 94.1, Monmouth, Illinois, which rebroadcasts WRAM(AM), filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for renewal of license. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit: https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/public/tv/draftCopy.html?displayType=html&appKey=25076f9173718c3c01737985dd221de6&id=25076f9173718c3c01737985dd221de6&goBack=N.
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