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‘Challenges and Opportunities in Ag’ Seminar

Midwest Bank will be holding their bi-annual Ag Seminar ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Ag’ on Thursday, February 20th at the Monmouth VFW beginning at 8 am with registration. President and CEO Chris Gavin has the rundown: “At eight o’clock we will start with registration. There will be coffee and donuts form eight to nine and…
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Illinois State Police Make Arrest for Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography

Princeton, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officials announce the arrest of Nicholas S. Bouslog, (M/39) of Princeton, IL, for one count of Dissemination of Child Pornography, child under 13 years of age, (Class X Felony) and one count of Possession of Child Pornography, child under 13 years of age…
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Rep. Hammond Op-Ed: Corruption, Property Taxes, Job Losses, and Education Funding Must Be Addressed in 2020

Our state faces many pressing issues – ever-increasing corruption, out-of-control property taxes, employers, small and large, closing their doors, and a public education system that is in great need of investment. All of these policy failures contribute to our state’s terrible out-migration problem, causing our communities, including many right here in western Illinois, to shrink…
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United School District Update

During the recent United School Board meeting, they showcased success happening throughout the district. Sue Caslin, a Paraprofessional, was recognized with a ‘You Made a Difference Award’ for starting a scholarship program in her mothers’ honor for a 5th grade student to attend a summer leadership program in Chicago. At the West Elementary, Kindergarten teacher…
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AJ Kilfoil of Monmouth Elected Allied Industry Representative at 2020 IPPA Annual Meeting

During the 2020 Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) annual meeting, the delegate body elected four new members to the board of directors. The IPPA board consists of six district representatives, twelve at-large positions and representatives from the following organizations: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Purebred Council, National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council. They meet…
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Illinois State Police Director Discusses FOID Revocation Enforcement One Year After Aurora Shooting

Today, Illinois State Police Director (ISP) Brendan F. Kelly joined by Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Col. Mark Payton and Division of Justice Services (DJS) Col. Isaiah Vega announced results of wide ranging steps to improve operations, information sharing and enforcement of Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card revocation laws in the one year following the…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Feb. 14, 2020

Basketball The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girl’s season came to an end with a 60-43 loss to the Class 2A 3rd ranked team in Illinois, the Quincy Notre Dame Lady Raiders at Rushville/Industry High School. The Lady Raiders shot the ball well the entire first half, taking a 33-14 lead into the halftime break. Monmouth-Roseville came out…
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CSC Women Win Bailey’s Final Home Game, Will Play Black Hawk to Decide Conference Title

Aaron Frey- CSC Public Relations Specialist Galesburg, IL-Playing in head coach Mike Bailey’s final regular-season home game, the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team came away with an 84-80 Sophomore Night win over Illinois Valley on Thursday, setting up a showdown next week to decide the Arrowhead Conference championship. The Chargers (13-13 overall, 6-1 Arrowhead)…
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Sandburg Men Come Up Short Against Illinois Valley

Aaron Frey- CSC Public Relations Specialist Galesburg, IL-Illinois Valley dealt the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team just its second home loss of the season as it beat the Chargers 72-69 on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The Chargers (21-8 overall, 5-4 Arrowhead Conference), who close the regular season Tuesday at Black Hawk, dropped…
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Western Edged by #21 / #16 South Dakota

After the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (13-12, 7-5) cut the #21/#16 South Dakota (23-2, 12-0) lead to single digits at half, the Coyotes opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run to pull away 88-51 on Thursday (Feb. 13) night.  At 3:11 in the second quarter, the Elizabeth Lutz show aired in the Sanford Coyote Sports…
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Local High School Basketball Conference Standings as of Games Played on Feb. 12, 2020

Girls Boys Girls West Central Conference North Division-Final West Central Conference North Division 1 Quincy Notre Dame (23-3) (4-0) 1 Quincy Notre Dame (8-15) (3-0) 2 Monmouth-Roseville (24-7) (3-1) 2 Monmouth-Roseville (13-10) (2-1) 3 West Hancock (15-15) (2-2) 3 West Hancock (18-8) (1-1) 4 CPC/Southeastern (12-18) (1-3) 4 Macomb (7-16) (0-2) 5 Macomb (4-21) (0-4)…
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Knox College Sweeps Monmouth College in MWC Basketball

Memorial Gymnasium on the Knox College campus was the place for the Midwest Conference basketball match up between the Monmouth College Fighting Scots and the Knox College Prairie Fire. The Monmouth men maintained their hold on third place in the Midwest Conference standings with three games to play despite a 90-65 road loss to the…
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Always A Bridesmaid

February 15 @ 6:30 pm

A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Directed by Stacia Mattan. Performance will be held at the Buchanan Center for the Arts Gallery.…

Taco Dinner

February 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone is welcomed to the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 200 East Cedar, to invite the Spring with a Taco Dinner, salads, and desserts. Free will donation.

Monmouth Associates

February 20 @ 12:00 pm

Monmouth College archivist and librarian Lynn Daw will discuss recovering from a recent personal and community disaster by focusing on the positive: teaching and engaging her students. The October fire…

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.


Lila Jean (Lozier) Fayhee

Lila Jean (Lozier) Fayhee, 92, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 7:54 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Legacy Estates of Monmouth. Lila was born on July 12, 1927 near Raritan, IL at home, the daughter of Eschol and Mabel (Vandoren) Houtchens.  She was raised and educated in the Raritan area and graduated from Media…
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Richard M. “Dick” Goff

Richard M. “Dick” Goff, age 79, of Biggsville, Illinois, passed away at8:41 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Great River Medical Center inWest Burlington, Iowa. He was born on November 29, 1940 in Monmouth,Illinois, the son of William Harland and Susan Elizabeth (Larimer) Goff.Dick attended school at the Rozetta Grade School and later at…
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Larry D. Dean

Larry D. Dean, 78, of Cameron, Illinois died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in his home. He was born at home in Cameron on September 22, 1941 to Donald C. and Ada L. (Danforth) Dean. Larry married Sandra “Sue” Thomas at Coldbrook Christian Church on August 31, 1962. Surviving is his wife of…
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Alberta May Vallero

Mrs. Alberta May Vallero, 89, of Knoxville, Illinois was eternally reunited with the love of her life, Joe, during the early hours of Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born August 15, 1930 in Abingdon, Illinois to Cecil and Hazel (Lane) Kilpatrick. Alberta wed her soulmate, Joseph “Joe” Vallero, in Galesburg on July 20, 1979.…
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Robert W. “Bob” Kimble Jr.

Robert W. “Bob” Kimble Jr., 92, of Galesburg, died at 5:42 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born August 4, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Robert W. and Genevieve M. (Schulz) Kimble Sr.  He married Jean R. Allenfort on September 27, 1947, in Chicago.  She preceded him in death…
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John Robert Sutton

John Robert Sutton, 82, of Galesburg, formerly of Kewanee, died at 1:48 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020, in Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born August 21, 1937, in Kewanee, the son of Sylvester and Lillian (Schaller) Sutton.  He married Karen Sue Lampke in Kewanee.  She preceded him in death. He is survived…
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Linda Roberts

Mrs. Linda Roberts, 76, of Galesburg, Illinois died 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at Aperion Care North, Galesburg.  She was born March 20, 1943 in Galesburg to Ralph and Marjorie (Young) Anderson.  She married Paul Long in 1971 in Galesburg.  She later married Lee Roberts in 1980 in Galesburg.  He survives.  Also surviving is…
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Rodney D. “R.D” Johnson

Rodney D. “R.D” Johnson passed from his earthly home on February 6, 2020 at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center his loving family with him. He was of the Catholic faith. R.D was born on October 16, 1945 to Julius “Buster” Johnson and Mary K. King Johnson.  R.D. married Carole P. Carter in 1964, and born…
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Local Spotlight

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

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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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Illinois First State to Test for Novel Coronavirus

Statewide hotline available for questions The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now able to conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), making Illinois the first state to be able to do testing in state.  Once specimens from individuals are received at the Chicago IDPH laboratory, test results are typically available within 24…
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Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth Announce $4.5 Million In Funding For Locks Ans Dams Along Upper Mississippi And Illinois Rivers

Funding would modernize and expand seven outdated locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today announced that $4.5 million worth of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) was included in the U.S. Army Corps of…
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