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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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Sen. Tracy: Vistra Decision a Blow to Western Illinois Region

Vistra’s announcement Aug. 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). The 47th District Senator says the two Power Plants play important roles in the local and regional economies. “This is…
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Local Churches Set to Serve Monmouth Community

Community Care Days is set to take place Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st in the Monmouth Community. In its tenth year, the event has grown from just two churches to eleven helping out in the community. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event, Marsha Parrish, a helper herself, explains the process:…
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HIT & RUN

On August 21st 2019 at approximately 9:00pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of pedestrian versus vehicle crash on Route 135 approximately 1/4 mile North of 200th Ave, rural Monmouth, Warren County. Person(s) unknown, operating what was believed to be a Ford truck (unknown style, unknown color), intentionally struck a pedestrian walking…
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LOCAL SPORTS

Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Aug. 20th, 2019

Junior High The United Red Storm junior high baseball team hosted Ridgewood in Alexis. Ridgewood exploded for seven runs in the top of the 2nd inning to take a big early lead. The Red Storm scored three runs in the bottom of the 3rd to cut into the lead but a six-run top of the…
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Mike Miller Named to New York Knicks Coaching Staff

According to nba.com, the New York Knicks announced the addition of Westchester Knicks head coach Mike Miller to the Knicks coaching staff for the upcoming season. Miller joins the Knicks after four seasons with the Westchester Knicks, the NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks. Miller, 55 years old, compiled a 108-92 record…
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CSC Volleyball 20th in NJCAA Div. II Preseason Rankings

The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team has made history even before playing its first match of 2019. The Chargers came in at No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II preseason rankings released Monday afternoon, marking the first time in program history that Sandburg has appeared in the first poll of the season. Sandburg opens its…
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Monmouth College’s Joe Krall Named Preseason All-American

MONMOUTH, IL (08/15/2019) For the second straight year, Monmouth College opens the football season with a preseason All-American after D3football.com bestowed the honor on senior Joe Krall (New Berlin, Ill./New Berlin). A 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive tackle, Krall was named to the offensive unit’s second team. A two-time all-region and All-Midwest Conference performer, Krall follows defensive…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Open House at SSB

August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Security Savings Bank invites all to meet new President Brad Ray.

Business After Hours

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To be held at Klinger & Associates, P.C., 49 N Prairie Street in Galesburg.

Business After Hours in Monmouth

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

At Maude Specklebelly’s.

Galesburg Noon Lions Club Blood Drive

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

To be held in the KCCDD Boardroom, 2015 Windish Drive in Galesburg

Lunch and Learn Brain Power

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by the Illinois Extension Office. There will be 3 installments of classes to attend: August 23rd Hold That Thought!, August 30th Two Heads are Better than One, and September…

Catfish Dinner

August 23 @ 5:00 pm

At the Monmouth American Legion

3rd Annual RileyStrong 5K Color Run and Kids Fun Run

August 24 @ 8:00 am

Starting location will be at the Monmouth American Legion. The event is a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s hospital and to honor Riley Thomas. Registration begins at 8:15 am, 5K…

Family Fun Day & Team Fundraiser

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For the Knox Warren Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Hosted by Team Edward Jones Sole Soldiers. To be held at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg at Shelter #3, near the playground.…

Hamburger Fry

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

At the Monmouth American Legion

WIAR Fish Fry & Bags Tournament

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Western Illinois Animal Rescue will host a bags tournament followed by a fish fry at the Monmouth VFW. Contact WIAR if interested in participating in the bags tournament.

OBITUARIES

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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Donald Ray “Butch” Brent

Donald  Ray  “Butch” Brent, age 75, of Stronghurst, IL, passed away peacefully with his family on Sunday, August 18th, 2019. He was born in Burlington, IA, at the Burlington Hospital on January 4th, 1944. Don was the son of Forrest Donald Brent and Anna Mary Louise Bielser. He married Beverly JoAnne Morris on July 11th,…
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Darlene B. Wilson

Darlene B. Wilson, 92, of Galesburg, died early Friday morning, August 16, 2019 at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Darlene was born April 30, 1927 in Ottumwa, IA, the daughter of Nathan Samuel and Wilma Vell (Carruthers) Barker.  She married Lonnie W. Wilson, June 20, 1944 in Ottumwa, IA.  Darlene is survived by one daughter…
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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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