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United School District Update

Representatives from a solar power company spoke at United School District’s most recent board meeting to discuss installing solar arrays on two of United’s campuses. No upfront costs would be charged on the school district, but the district would need to obtain investors. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says a reduced rate would save the school district,…
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Jamieson Community Center Stocking Food Panty

The Jamieson Community Center is in need of filling their food pantry. They looking for boxed meals, whole grain cereals, fresh or canned fruit, and canned vegetables. Nancy Mowen of the Jamieson Center says the Center is trying to keep up with demand: “Our doorbell is constantly ringing. One day we had 33 people come.…
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Jamieson Center Oktoberfest Fundraiser

The Monmouth Rotary Club, in partnership with Jamieson Community Center, are hosting Oktoberfest Saturday, October 12th starting at four pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monmouth. The event is being held to raise funds for Weekend Meals, a program designed to serve food every Saturday and Sunday for children enduring food insecurity. 115…
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2 Arrested in Ongoing Drug Investigation

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at approximately 12:37 pm, the Galesburg Police Department, with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the 1500 block of East North Street in reference to an ongoing drug investigation. As a result of this operation, 28 year old Nicholas M. Hennenfent was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine…
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LOCAL SPORTS

PCSN Week 7 Football Broadcast Schedule and Outlook

With Grinnell College canceling the rest of its season, including this week’s game against Monmouth College, due to a low number of healthy players available Just two football games on the PCSN this weekend!! Friday: On Sunny 97.7 WMOI, the Monmouth-Roseville Titans (2-4) host the Peru St. Bede Bruins (0-6) for Homecoming weekend. The Titans…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Oct. 11, 2019

Golf IHSA girls golf regionals took place around the state of Illinois yesterday. Some were held in not so good conditions with wind and rain falling. One of those tough places to play was Sugar Maple Golf Course in Geneseo where United and West Central were taking part. The United Red Storm will advance as…
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Area IHSA Volleyball Conference Standings Through Matches Played on Oct. 9, 2019

West Central Conference North Division 1 Quincy Notre Dame (21-0) *Clinched 1st (4-0) 2 Macomb (20-6) (1-0) 3 Monmouth-Roseville (16-10) (1-1) 4 Camp Point Central (9-8) (0-1) 5 West Hancock (4-15) (0-3) West Central Conference South Division 1 Mendon Unity (15-6) *Clinched 1st (4-0) 2 Liberty (13-9) (2-1) 3 Payson-Seymour (12-12) (1-1) 4 Western (6-16)…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Oct. 10, 2019

Volleyball The big match up in our listening area last night came from the Lincoln Trail Conference. The top two teams in the league faced off in Princeville. The United Red Storm took the trip to Princeville High School hoping to come home with first place all to themselves. It was the Princes, who entered…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Old Roseville Days

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

During Old Roseville Days, come enjoy a flea market, craft show, food, garage sales, and tours of old buildings.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

October 13 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

At the Monmouth VFW.

Old Roseville Days

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

During Old Roseville Days, come enjoy a flea market, craft show, food, garage sales, and tours of old buildings.

“Evening of Music”

October 13 @ 7:00 pm

The First Lutheran Church and Chin Church are hosting an evening of cultural praise music at the First Lutheran Church, 116 South B Street in Monmouth. This is a FREE…

Macomb Grand prairie Blood Pressure Clinic

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care of Monmouth is offering FREE blood pressure screenings throughout the month. For more information, contact the office at 734-9376.

Aledo VFW Blood Drive

October 15 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Located at 106 SW 3rd Ave in Aledo.

Macomb Jefferson House Blood Pressure Clinic

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care of Monmouth is offering FREE blood pressure screenings throughout the month. For more information, contact the office at 734-9376.

Aledo YMCA Blood Pressure Clinic

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care of Monmouth is offering FREE blood pressure screenings throughout the month. For more information, contact the office at 734-9376.

Turkey Supper & Bake Sale

October 16 @ 2:00 pm

Gladstone United Methodist Church annual turkey supper and bake sale. Bake sale begins at 2pm. Turkey supper with all the fixings will start at 5pm. Free will donation.

Galesburg High School Blood Drive

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Galesburg High School, 1135 W Fremont, will host a community blood drive inside the Learning Center.

OBITUARIES

Darlene M. Cox

Darlene M. Cox, 91, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 11:05 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth. She was born on December 13, 1927 in Roseville, IL, the daughter of Russell A. and Macie A. (Cannon) Munson.  Darlene was raised and educated in Roseville; she attended Ward Grade School and…
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Arlen R. Mason

Mr. Arlen R. Mason, 80, of Galesburg, Illinois died 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his home.  He was born October 6, 1939 in Cuba, Illinois to Harry and Iva (Baldwin) Mason.  He married Maureen Essex.  He later married Donna Schisler April 17, 1981 in Abingdon, Illinois.  She survives.  Also surviving are four sons,…
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Melissa (Missy) Ann Free

Melissa (Missy) Ann Free passed away on October 9, 2019. She was born March 13, 1958, in Monmouth, Illinois and grew up in Kirkwood, Illinois as the youngest of seven children born to Bill and Louise Lease. She graduated from Yorkwood High School in 1976 and married Tom Free on March 27, 1977. They welcomed…
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Lois Arnold

Mrs. Lois Arnold, left this earth Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, at the home of her daughter where she has lived since moving to Ohio in 2014. Lois was born on April 29, 1927, in Overton County, Tennessee, the daughter of Ulice and Nannie Carr Qualls. She was psychiatric RN who retired from the state…
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Jacqueline J. McGraw

Mrs. Jacqueline J. McGraw, beloved mother and wife, aged 71 years, was called to her heavenly home at 2:36pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. A Celebration of Life service is planned for Jackie on Saturday, October 12 from 11am-1pm at Faith Baptist Church in Galesburg, officiated…
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Michael S. Kavanagh

Mr. Michael S. Kavanagh, 76, of Knoxville, Illinois died 2:56 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.  He was born April 2, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois to John Lawrence and Evelyn (Romanecki) Kavanagh.  He married Linda Marie Silingo January 25, 1969 in Bensenville, Illinois.  She survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Michelle (and…
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Steven P. Hintze

Steven P. Hintze, 64, of North Henderson, IL, passed away at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, October 6, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1954 in West Davenport, IA, the son of Marvin C. and Doris H. (Klauer) Hintze.  Steve graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1972. Steve married Susan Jo Carroll on July…
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L. Boyd Kisler, Sr.

L. Boyd Kisler, Sr., 95, of Galesburg, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. Boyd was born February 8, 1924 in Eliza Twp, Mercer Co., Illinois, the son of Ralph Harry and Anna Hazel (Leahigh) Kisler.  The family moved to Aledo when Boyd was 10.  He graduated from Aledo High…
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Local Spotlight

Monmouth College Homecoming Set for October 18-20

More than 400 guests are expected to help celebrate Monmouth College’s 2019 Homecoming weekend, Oct. 18-20. Events will include award ceremonies, reunions, a parade, a football game and other home Fighting Scots events, pre-game gatherings and a Sunday afternoon concert. Oct. 18 events The induction of former Monmouth College Board of Trustees chairman William Goldsborough ’65 and…
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October Teacher of the Month

The Sunny 97.7 WMOI and AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM Teacher of the Month is United States History teacher Ryan Molek of United High School. Mr. Molek was a former Special Education Teacher, giving him the knowledge to assist the students in a variety of levels in the classroom. Out of the classroom, Coach Molek can…
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Smithfield Foods Employees Collect More Than 130,000 Pounds of Food to Support Feeding America® During Hunger Action Month®

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that its employees across the company’s domestic operations collected more than 130,000 pounds of food in support of Hunger Action Month®, the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks’ awareness campaign, which is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 37 million Americans, including…
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2019 Hall of Achievement

Press Release On Saturday, October 12th, at 10:00 am in the Warren County History Museum, three highly accomplished alumni will be inducted into the Monmouth-Roseville Hall of Achievement, and one area citizen will receive a Distinguished Service Award. Michael Cavanaugh, Kari Vanderzyl, and Jeff Long have been named to the Hall of Achievement. Kathy Lowe…
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WIRC-CAA Needs Deer Hunters to Help the Hungry

Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) is asking deer hunters to donate their deer meat to its Hunters Helping the Hungry program.  Since 1986, this program has provided free deer meat to residents in need through the WIRC-CAA Food Pantry and other collaborating food pantries throughout Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren counties.  In the…
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