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Galesburg Fire Department Supports MDA

The Galesburg Fire Departmentis showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the…
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The IHSA is Looking to Hire New Officials

The Illinois High School Association is opening its doors to new officials for sports programs in the state of Illinois. The current lack of officials has created the opportunity for young adults of college or college graduate age to get into the field. Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the IHSA, says that the organization is…
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IHSA Approves New Regulations Limiting Weekly Players

Former Cambridge High School graduate and Monmouth College basketball and football player Craig Anderson, now the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association stresses the importance of the IHSAs new regulations in sports. The IHSA has announced a change to the way coaches handle sports practices, including rules that would make it so athletes…
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Jesse White Reminds Drivers to be Alert for School Children Returning to School

With summer break coming to a close, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding motorists to be alert and extra cautious regarding children traveling by school buses to and from school. “School bus safety has been a top priority of my office for the entire 21 years I have served as Secretary of State,”…
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LOCAL SPORTS

High School Fall Sports Coach’s Forum on Saturday, Aug. 24th

Tune in on Saturday, August 24th from 9-11am on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM or listen live online at radiomonmouth.com for our Fall Sports Coach’s Forum. Athletic Directors and coaches from Monmouth-Roseville, Abingdon-Avon, United and West Central High School will join Prairie Communications Sports Director Shawn Temple for a preview of the fall sports season. Monmouth-Roseville…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Aug. 23, 2019

Junior High The United Red Storm and West Central Heat junior high baseball teams both earned blowout victories last night. The Red Storm traveled to Stark County junior high and came home with an 18-1 win. United pounded out 18 hits to go along with those 18 runs. Carter Rothzen went 4-4 with 7 rbis…
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Sandburg Men’s Soccer Stops Scott 3-0 to Start Season

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team opened its season with a decisive 3-0 victory over Scott on Thursday afternoon at Kleine Field. The Chargers (1-0) put 12 shots on goal in the contest, compared to just two for the Eagles. Sandburg opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as freshman Kyle Neacy…
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The IHSA is Looking to Hire New Officials

The Illinois High School Association is opening its doors to new officials for sports programs in the state of Illinois. The current lack of officials has created the opportunity for young adults of college or college graduate age to get into the field. Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the IHSA, says that the organization is…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Area Community Care Days

August 26

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…

38th Annual Security Savings Bank Photography Show

August 27

Opening reception to take place Friday August 30th, 5 to 7 pm. The Juror will be Rich Ankeney. The Photography Show will run August 27th through October 11th.

Lafayette Square Macomb Blood Pressure Clinic

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care, Inc. of Monmouth is offering FREE Blood Pressure screenings. Lafayette Square in Macomb is on the location list.

O.A.K.S. Blood Pressure Clinic

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Western Illinois Home Health Care, Inc. of Monmouth is offering FREE Blood Pressure screenings. O.A.K.S. in Galesburg is on the location list.

Monmouth Strom Center BINGO

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost is 25 cents per card. They have a variety of prizes and refreshments and drink are available.

State Senator Chuck Weaver Town Hall

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E Simmons Street. Topics of discussion include: learn what is going on in Springfield, give your input, ask questions about state government. The event…

Oquawka Strom Center BINGO

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

No charge to play 4 cards, additional cards are 25 cents each. Persons attending are eligible for the twice monthly gift card drawing.

Galesburg Rotary Club Blood Drive

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

To be held in the Seminary Estates Activity Room, 550 E Carl Sandburg Drive in Galesburg

15 Years Quinceanera Open House & Taco Bar

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At Courtyard Estates, 1 Courtyard Blvd in Monmouth. Cost is FREE! For more information, call 309-734-9355.

Area Community Care Days

August 30

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…

OBITUARIES

Samuel V. McKie

Samuel V. McKie, 87, of Galesburg, formerly of Oneida, died early Friday morning at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Oneida Presbyterian Church, Oneida, with Pastor David Pyell officiating.  Burial…
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Linda S. Somerville

Linda S. Somerville, age 70, of Biggsville, Illinois passed away at 5:32 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Linda was born on April 12, 1949 and is the daughter of Howard Dale and Anna Margaret Berresford Somerville. She was raised in Biggsville, Illinois where she attended…
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Sandra L. Spencer

Sandra L. Spencer, age 71, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 9:48 A.M. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on Monday, March 29, 1948 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Leta F. (Daughtery) Bern.  She was reared and educated in the Galesburg…
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Bert W. Kelso

Bert W. Kelso, age 77, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 9:54 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home. He was born on November 5, 1941 in Dahinda, Illinois the son of Wilbert and Naomi (Kasparie) Kelso. On April 15, 1960, he married Brenda J. Blackwell in Dahinda, Illinois. She preceded him in death…
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David W. Rabe

David W. Rabe, 58, of Oquawka, IL, passed away at 2:25 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Henderson County Retirement Center, Stronghurst, IL.  He was born on February 1, 1961 in Peoria, IL, the son of Clarence W. and Margaret (Wuest) Rabe.  He was raised and educated in Bartonville, IL, graduating from Limestone High School.…
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Colleen (Collins) Hyde

“When you die, if you get a choice between regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmm boy.” -Jack Handy and quoting him, Colleen Hyde On August 20, 2019, Colleen (Collins) Hyde said goodbye to this world and hello to pie heaven. Born February 2,…
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Albert Louis Florence

Albert Louis Florence, 91, of Galesburg, formerly of Oak Run, died at 5:44 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019, in Seminary Manor. He was born October 22, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Joe and Anna (Panegasser) Florence.  He married Gloria E. Graffis in 1944, in Wheaton. He is survived by his wife of 75 years,…
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John Phillip Kreigh

John Phillip Kreigh April 27, 1931 – July 20, 2019 In memory of a life well lived… Phil, as he was known to his family and friends, was the son of Ellen Mastin and John M. Kreigh. Born in Knoxville, Illinois, he grew up on the family farm in Galesburg. He was a proud veteran…
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Local Spotlight

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Raising Teacher Minimum Salary to $40,000 to Address Statewide Teacher Shortage

Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000. “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their parents loud and clear: we value teachers,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “In signing this legislation,…
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27th Annual Farmers Breakfast

Speaker: Brian Postin, Compeer Financial Keynote Speaker: Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President Legislative Speakers: Rep. Norine Hammond, Rep. Randy Frese and Rep. Dan Swanson “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the…
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New Innovations Being Welcomed This Fall Semester at MC

With a new fall semester starting Wednesday, new equipment, renovations, and academic programs are being welcomed to Monmouth College as well. Grier Residence Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Monmouth College campus, is celebrating its first full year after renovations. Grier Hall was re-dedicated last Spring. A Computer Numeric Control machine will be…
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Community Partners To Showcase Nitrogen Research, Best Management Practices During Field Day

The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau, Tri-County Cattleman’s Association and University of Illinois (U of I) Extension will host a field day Friday, Aug. 30 to showcase research efforts to improve nitrogen use efficiency. “Our final summer 2019 field day is a great opportunity for local farmers and researchers to…
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