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Bustos Applauds Introduction of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Legislation expands access to health care, drives down costs and strengthens protections for people with pre-existing conditions More than 730,000 Illinoisans would lose coverage without the Affordable Care Act WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (ACA), which would make health care and prescription…
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New COVID-19 cases in Warren and McDonough Counties

On Wednesday and Thursday (7-01 & 7-02) the Warren County Health Department announced 3 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total cases in Warren County to 141. The new cases includes a male between the ages of 0 to 10, a female between the ages of 0 to 10, and a female…
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Returning to the Gym; Strategies for Wearing a Mask

Colleen Reynolds, Media Relations Coordinator If you’re used to blasting away on the treadmill at a 5.0 speed and at least that much of an incline, you might need to re-think your work-out when you return to the gym. For now, gyms in Michigan remain closed due to an appeals court ruling but phase four…
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Get Your Fresh Peaches from the W-H Farm Bureau

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Foundation & Ag Education Partnership are selling fabulous southern Illinois peaches from Rendleman Orchards, located in Union County. The price for a 25 lb. box is $40.00 and delivery is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th. They will call and let you know when they arrive. Delivery will be to the Farm…
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Like the U.S. Supreme Court, Monmouth College class had opinions on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case

by Barry McNamara Monmouth, Ill. (07/01/2020) — One of the more consequential cases of the 2019-20 United States Supreme Court term regarding the limits of presidential power was closely followed by a Monmouth College political science class, including two May graduates who are heading to law school. In Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,…
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The Galesburg Fire Department and the City of Galesburg Stress Fireworks Safety During 4th of July

126 people were injured, and one killed by fireworks between June 23 and July 20, 2019 in Illinois Galesburg, IL (July 1, 2020) The 4th of July is usually celebrated with cookouts, outdoor activities, and fireworks shows. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities, including the City of Galesburg, have canceled their displays. This is…
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St. Louis Cardinals Replacing Yankees In Field Of Dreams Games

The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The new opponent, first reported by…
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Knox Swimming and Diving Named Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America

GALESBURG, Illinois – The Prairie Fire swimming and diving teams earned recognition from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) as members of the Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2020 semester. “I am pleased with how we performed in the pool this season, but I’m especially proud of the work the team does in…
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Fighting Scots’ Swim Teams Earn Prestigious National Academic Award

MONMOUTH, IL – For the first time in the history of the program, Monmouth College’s men’s and women’s swim teams have earned Scholar All-America Team status from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches’ Association of America (CSCAA) in the same season. The Fighting Scots’ women had earned the prestigious honor for the first time during…
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White Sox Name Radio Booth Team

Andy Masur will replace the late Ed Farmer in the Chicago White Sox radio booth. Farmer, who was part of the White Sox radio network for 28 years, died on April 1st. Masur will join Darrin Jackson on the Pale hose radio network. Masur was the White Sox pre-game host the last two seasons. Major…
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Minor League Baseball Shelves 2020 Season

The 2020 minor league baseball season has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Local MiLB teams include the Burlington Bees, Quad Cities River Bandits, Peoria Chiefs and Clinton Lumberkings. All four clubs play in the Midwest Baseball League. Some minor leaguers have been added to the 60-man player pools for MLB teams, but…
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Grinnell College Cancels Fall Sports Due to Coronavirus

Shortly after the Midwest Conference’s announcement yesterday that they fully expected to have a fall sports season in some way, shape, or form, Grinnell College in Iowa says it will cancel football and other fall sports because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Division III school announced it would cancel sports including football, soccer, golf,…
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Artist Residency at the BCA

July 7

Artist Residency Deadline: 5pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Application guidelines and more details are available online at bcaarts.org “Artists” tab. Overview: The Buchanan Center for the Arts seeks an artist for the new…

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…

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,…


Shirley M. Kenney

Shirley M. Kenney, 85, of Toulon, died at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Galesburg, surrounded by her loving family and special niece, Kathy Caves. She was born March 3, 1935, in Galesburg, the daughter of John and Edna (Bevard) Cooley.  She married Rolland C. Kenney on June 14, 1953,…
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Michael D. Widener

Michael D. Widener, 70, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 5:25 pm, Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Roseville, IL. Mike was born July 12, 1949 in Monmouth, IL the son of Elville W. “Bill” and Melba Jean (Wells) Widener.  He was raised and educated in Monmouth, graduating from…
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Ocie “Dottie” Edmonds Wilson

Ocie (Dottie to some family and friends) Edmonds Wilson, 95, went home to be with the Lord June 27, 2020, at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center. Ocie was born in Ballard County, Kentucky March 3, 1925, one of eight children born to Eddie and Ellen (Dismukes) Edmonds.  She married AZ Wilson June 14, 1942.…
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George Lee Snelling Jr.

Mr. George Lee Snelling Jr., 59, of Galesburg, passed away at 3:19 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born August 23, 1960, in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of George and Ann (Ellis) Snelling, Sr. He married Angie Dickerson on September 15, 2018 in Galesburg. He is survived by his wife,…
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Cindy J. Peddicord

Cindy J. Peddicord, 63, of Little York, IL passed away at 9:21 pm, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, IL. Cindy was born July 2, 1956 in Little York, IL the daughter of Charles William & Emma Harriett (Lewis) Toops.  She was raised and educated in Little York, graduating from…
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Shirley Kay Anders

Shirley Kay Anders, 71, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her home. Shirley was born on December 30, 1948 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Herb and Ella Mae (Thorman) Schwenker. On January 11, 1969 she married Jerry Anders in Burlington. He survives. Shirley was a 1967 graduate of Burlington High…
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Mary E. Baker

Mary E. Baker, age 87, of Monmouth, passed away at 7:45 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois.  Mary was born on March 5, 1933 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of George Leonard and Ada Amelia Meals Pease. She was raised in the Norwood community and attended…
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June E. Albright

Mrs. June E. Albright, 100, of Knoxville, Illinois died June 24, 2020 at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. She was born August 13, 1919, in Watertown, South Dakota, the daughter of Andrew and Kate.  She married Lee E. Albright, Jr. September 24, 1943.  He preceded her in death April 9, 1985. She is survived by…
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Local Spotlight

Book by Monmouth College’s Hagen to focus on nature and environment in ancient world

by Barry McNamara Monmouth, Ill. (07/02/2020) — A Monmouth College professor who is blazing a trail in her teaching will now write a book to help others follow in her path. Classics professor Adrienne Hagen recently signed a contract with Routledge for a book titled Nature and the Environment in Greek and Roman Thought: A…
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Don McIntyre Presented 2020 W-H Farm Bureau Ag Service Award

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau® proudly presented this year’s Ag Service Award to Don McIntyre, retired owner of Monmouth Feed Service.       Born in late January 1940 in rural Little York and one of twelve children, Don’s family moved from rural Monmouth to Roseville in 1948. Don graduated from High School in 1959 and married Janeth…
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Tree Troubles Usually Start at the Base of the Trunk

I get lots of pictures of sick trees. Most of the time the first photo sent to me is a declining canopy. Maybe a picture of an ugly leaf. After all, that’s what we tend to notice first as our eyes occasionally gaze upward to the living behemoths that shade our parks, yards, and homes.…
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Graduating From Carl Sandburg College Just the Latest Step for Michael Martinez

Carl Sandburg College student Michael Martinez plays during Sandburg’s inaugural wheelchair basketball event in March 2019 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium. Martinez, who was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, helped arrange the event. (BILL GAITHER/Carl Sandburg College)
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Eat Your Veggies

Don’t believe everything you read, except this Galesburg, Ill, June 29, 2020: Psssst…. Did you hear? Word on the street is that pineapple juice is a cure for the COVID-19 virus! Is that true? Can you reduce your risk of getting sick by choosing specific foods? Well, there is no such thing as a free…
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