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Acapulco in Galesburg Closing its Doors

Elvie Santoyo, owner of Acapulco, a Mexican restaurant that has been open in Galesburg since 2006, says that the business is closing its doors. The decision to close Acapulco came because of the uncertain future of the building shared by Acapulco and Northgate Lanes, and uncertainty was too much of a risk for the family…
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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

According to to a 2018 MarketWatch survey, only 59% of Americans have life insurance policies. This month gives insurance agents the opportunity to educate their clients and potential clients about the benefits of life insurance. There are two basic forms of life insurance that most owners have, term life or whole life. Term life insurance…
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Monmouth College adopts test-optional admission policy

Monmouth College will adopt a test-optional admission policy for new students who apply for admission to the national liberal arts college in fall 2020. Monmouth officials said the policy reflects the College’s values and also helps it reach students who are underserved by higher education. “Since its founding, Monmouth College has committed itself to being…
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Downtown Monmouth Strategies for a Revitalized Business District

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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Sept. 18, 2019

Volleyball Monmouth-Roseville took the half hour trip south to Macomb for another battle with the Bombers. It was the Bombers taking this round, 25-16, 25-15. Avery Rexroat served for four aces and handed out 24 assists for Macomb. Maggie Vallillo had digs and Kennedy Adair and Tatumn Lantz each had eight kills for the Bombers.…
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Monmouth College Spikers Roar to Home Sweep

Monmouth took no prisoners at Glennie Gym Tuesday night, rolling past Blackburn College 3-0, taking Sets 1 and 3 by 25-13 scores. In between, the Scots outlasted the Beavers 25-22. The Scots trailed early in the first set, but ran off eight straight points with Loryn Beal serving to take a commanding 16-8 lead. The…
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Sandburg Volleyball 3-0 in Arrowhead After Sweep of Kougars

Galesburg, IL– The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team remained unbeaten in Arrowhead Conference play with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-13 sweep of Kishwaukee on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The Chargers (11-4, 3-0) had little trouble in winning for the fifth time in their last six matches, taking care of the Kougars (10-10, 1-2)…
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The WMOI/WRAM High School Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 15, 2019

Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 15th, 2019: The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is senior cross country runner, Carlos Serratos. Carlos had a great day at the biggest regular season meet of the year at the First to the Finish in Peoria. He placed 67th out of…
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Book and Gift Sale

September 19 @ 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

At the OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center, Conference Room 1B. Public access through Emergency Entrance.

Monmouth Associates Luncheon

September 19 @ 12:00 pm

A college-community luncheon series featuring Monmouth speakers. Speakers will be Fareway Grocery Manager Brian Riley and Meat Manager Greg Stephens. Tickets are $10. Event will be held in the Highlander…

Teacher’s Night Out

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Play, network, and learn about ways to enhance your students’ museum experience at the Discovery Depot in Galesburg. Drinks and appetizers. Field trip information. Tour new science classroom. Event is…

DIY Pumpkins & Wood Tags

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Personally Yours Creations, 223 E Main Street in Galesburg. Event is just $15. For more information, search them on Facebook.

Area Community Care Days

September 20 - September 21

Monmouth area Community Care Days will be September 20th and 21st. Applications to have work done on your home are due September 1st. Applications are available at area churches, Jamieson…

Auxiliary Sale

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

At OSF Holy Family Medical Center, 1000 W Harlem Ave in Monmouth. Bake Sale and Collective Goods, formerly Books are Fun. Enter at Specialty Clinic in North Parking Lot.

Ribbon Cutting: Southeast Iowa Regional Airport

September 20 @ 10:30 am

The Southeast Iowa Regional Airport, located at 2515 Summer Street in Burlington, will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony for the General Aviation Apron on Friday September 20th at 10:30…

Chicken and Rib BBQ Dinner

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

Come out and enjoy some good company. Help the Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1000 South 1st Street in Monmouth, raise money to help pay off their mortgage and keep…

Catfish Dinner

September 20 @ 5:00 pm

At the Monmouth American Legion

Hamburger Fry

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

At the Monmouth American Legion


Michael G. McKee

Michael G. McKee, 72, of Oquawka, IL, passed away at 3:30 pm. Monday, September 16, 2019 in Oquawka, IL. He was born October 31, 1946 in Burlington, IA, the son of Kenneth K. and Dora Jean (Knustrom) McKee.  Mike was raised and educated in Oquawka and graduated from Union High School in 1964.  Mike served…
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Joyce A. Cooley

Joyce A. Cooley, 75, of Alexis, IL passed away at 8:25 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Joyce was born May 21, 1944 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Ray Henry and Pauline Nellie-Ellen (Valeu) Taylor.  She was raised and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth High School…
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Richard L. “Dick” Ward

Richard L. “Dick” Ward, 72, of Galesburg, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at home. Dick was born September 21, 1946 in Macomb, the son of Homer Elton and Margaret Ellen (Andrews) Ward.  He graduated from Galesburg High School and served in the US Army from February 20, 1967 until he was honorably discharged on February…
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Mildred M. “Milly” Holford

Mildred M. “Milly” Holford, age 87, of Biggsville, IL; passed away at 10:26 Am on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on August 26, 1932 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Tharen Wayne and Letta Mae (Schumberger) Hull. Milly attended local country schools and…
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Doris J. Luallen

Doris J. Luallen, 91, of Galesburg, died at 2:34 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was born December 6, 1927, in Galesburg, the daughter of Ross and Helen (Ashbaugh) Garman.  She married Leo C. Danielson on December 15, 1945, in Galesburg.  He preceded her in…
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Joan V. Gladfelter

Joan V. Gladfelter, age 82, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at her home. She was born on October 8, 1936 in Kewanee, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Strode) Schulz. She attended Galesburg and Knoxville schools, graduating from Knoxville High School in 1955. On August 19, 1956…
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Doris J. Wetterow

Doris J. Wetterow, 73, of Galesburg, died at 1:44 p.m. January 16, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Victoria United Methodist Church, Victoria.  Burial of cremated remains will be in Victoria Cemetery, Victoria. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral…
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Chris Allen Persefield

Chris Allen Persefield, 64, died at 9:16 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2019 at home. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Visitation will be 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.  Burial of cremated remains and military rites will be…
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Local Spotlight

September Teacher of the Month

The Sunny 97.7 and AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM September Teacher of the Month is Monmouth-Roseville High School teacher and Athletic Director Jeremy Adolphson. Courtesy of the Regional Office of Education, MTC Communications, Lackey Monuments, and Papa’s Bar and Grill.
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CBD Hemp Field Day to Take Place in Roseville

University of Illinois Extension in partnership with American Hemp Research will be hosting a CBD Hemp Field Day in Roseville, Illinois.  Demonstrations of various production methods will be shown while addressing issues faced throughout the growing season. Join American Hemp Research CEO, Andy Huston, and Extension Educator, Phillip Alberti as they talk about their experiences…
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Ag Round Table Discussion on Industrial Hemp in Illinois

At the latest Ag Round Table, State Representative Dan Swanson talked about the latest addition to Illinois agriculture, industrial hemp. The state of Illinois has begun accepting applications to grow industrial hemp since May of this year, after former Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp plants are…
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Ag Round Table Discussion on African Swine Fever

At the latest Ag Roundtable, Jennifer Tirey, Executive Director of the Illinois Pork Producers spoke extensively about African Swine Fever, a deadly infectious disease restricted to only swine population that has caused extensive damage to the pork industry in China and other parts of Southeast Asia. According to Tirey , there is currently no vaccine…
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Take Control and Be Prepared in Your Diabetes Management

Diabetes management can be difficult on a regular day, but even more challenging during a major storm or in the instance of evacuating your home. OSF HealthCare Holy Family Diabetes Education Coordinator Tina Canada states one should plan ahead and build a Go Bag: “So what you want to think about is putting your diabetes…
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