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The Galva Arts Council Prepares for Christmas

The Galva Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas Wreath & Tree Festival during the annual Old Fashion Christmas festivities. This year the Arts Council decided to bring back the beloved mini trees along with the beautiful wreaths. The Arts Council needs volunteers to pick up and decorate their choice of a wreath or mini-tree…
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Announcing the Opening of the Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, IL

A unique private collection featuring over 800 pieces of Western Stoneware, including Monmouth and Weir pottery, will be on display in the new Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, Illinois. The grand opening of the museum will be held over the weekend beginning today at 10 am. Curator Carol Parrish previews items that can be seen at…
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College to Host Symposium on Medieval Japan, Wind Ensemble Concert

Monmouth College to host symposium on medieval Japan on Oct. 26 Monmouth College history professor Michelle Damian will be one of the featured speakers at a symposium on medieval Japan, which will be hosted on campus Oct. 26. Titled “Travel, Trade, and Trauma in Medieval Japan,” the symposium will begin at 2 p.m. in the…
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Galesburg Pedestrian Struck by Train

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at 8:26 pm Galesburg Police were dispatched to the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) tracks in the area of E. North and N. Chambers streets where it had been reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a train. On arrival, a witness stated that this incident had occurred on…
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LOCAL SPORTS

Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Oct. 23, 2019

Cross Country The West Central Conference held its championship meet at Monmouth Park yesterday in windy, chilly conditions. Quincy Notre Dame claimed the girls team title, with Macomb finishing 2nd and Monmouth-Roseville getting 3rd. Macomb was crowned the boys champ. In the girl’s race, Monmouth-Roseville got top-10 finishes from a pair of runners. Stella Narkiewicz…
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Student-Athlete Mental Health Addressed by Former Scots’ Runner Dr. Frank Clark ’02

MONMOUTH, IL – On the eve of Monmouth College’s Homecoming last weekend, alumnus Dr. Frank Clark ’02 addressed an audience of nearly 100 current Fighting Scots on the subject of student-athlete mental health. Now a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Clark ran cross country and track…
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No. 17 Sandburg Volleyball a Win Away From 2nd Straight Arrowhead Title After Sweep of IVCC

GALESBURG — The 17th-ranked Carl Sandburg College volleyball put itself on the verge of a second straight Arrowhead Conference title with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-14 Sophomore Night sweep of Illinois Valley on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The Chargers (29-8, 8-1), who entered the match tied with Sauk Valley atop the conference standings,…
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The WMOI/WRAM High School Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20, 2019

Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20, 2019: The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is junior volleyball player, Ryley Huston. Ryley was an all-tournament team member at the Sherrard Invitational. Her well-rounded totals of 18 digs, 18 kills, 16 assists and three aces helped her team to a…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Knox Agri Center Blood Drive

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Located at 180 S Soangetaha Road.

Knox Agri Center Blood Drive

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community blood drive at 180 S Soangetaha Road in Galesburg.

Brookstone of Aledo Blood Pressure Clinic

October 24 @ 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.

Opening of the Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, IL

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A unique and comprehensive private collection featuring over 800 pieces of Western Stoneware, including Monmouth and Weir pottery. Collection includes crocks, butter churns, water coolers, jugs, canning jars, vases, art…

Business After Hours

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event with the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce to be held at KCCDD, 2015 Windish Drive in Galesburg.

Costume Parade

October 25 @ 10:00 am

2nd Annual Costume Parade around the square in Downtown Monmouth with the Warren County Public Library.

Opening of the Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, IL

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A unique and comprehensive private collection featuring over 800 pieces of Western Stoneware, including Monmouth and Weir pottery. Collection includes crocks, butter churns, water coolers, jugs, canning jars, vases, art…

Catfish Dinner

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the Monmouth American Legion

ICS Trunk or Treat & Chili Supper

October 25 @ 5:30 pm

At ICS in Monmouth

Glaesburg Christian Fall Banquet

October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Galesburg Christian School requests the honor of your presence at their annual Fall banquet. Event to be held at Cedar Creek Hall, 571 East North Street in Galesburg. For reservations,…

OBITUARIES

Gale Weybright

Mr. Gale Weybright, 82, of Galesburg, Illinois died 10:32 a.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Kindred Hospital, Peoria, Illinois.  He was born August 22, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Eber L. and Mildred Ellen (Sale) Weybright.  He married Mary Beck.  He later married Margaret (Armstrong) Arnold September 2, 1984 in Galesburg.  She survives. Also…
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James E. Roberson

James E. Roberson, age 65, of Knoxville, Illinois, passed away on October 16, 2019 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on May 17, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Lois Bradford of Knoxville, Illinois, and Ross C. Roberson, Sr. of New Port Richey, Florida. He was preceded…
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Delores Jean Howerter

Delores Jean Howerter, 77, of Galesburg, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dee was born the oldest daughter of Ivan Walter and Veta Burnett (Marshall) Schroeder on May 13, 1942 in Avoca, Iowa.  The family moved to Galesburg after WWII and Dee graduated from GHS in 1960 as the…
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Norma Kitchin

Norma Kitchin, 93, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 5:05 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Courtyard Estates in Bushnell, IL. Norma was born October 10, 1926 in rural McDonough County, IL, the daughter of Everett and Elizabeth (Heaton) Sowers.  She was raised and educated in Macomb later graduating from Macomb High School in 1945. …
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James “Jimmy” Dean

Mr. James “Jimmy” Dean of Knoxville died Friday, October 18, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Cremation will be accorded. There are no services in order. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel have been entrusted with cremation arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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John E. “Jack” Kage

John E. “Jack” Kage, age 85, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 1:40 am on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Great River Klein Center in Burlington, Iowa. Jack was born  on May 1, 1934 in Rozetta Township and is the son of Walter Evingston and Norma Fern Ward Kage. He was raised in Henderson County…
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Merle Dennis Coffey Sr.

 Merle Dennis Coffey Sr., 85, of rural Carman, Illinois passed away peacefully at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, surrounded by his family.  He was born December 19, 1933 in Middletown, Illinois, the son of James and Ida Noon Coffey. On January 18, 1958 he married the love of his life, Doris Hill,  in Peoria,…
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William “Bill” McNeely

William “Bill” McNeely, 100, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:15 a.m. at his home.  He was born Saturday, March 29, 1919, in Scotland County, MO the son of Harrison and Cleo (Howard) McNeely.  He married Helen Dickason on October 29, 1938, in Kahoka, MO. She preceded him on September 30, 2012. He is survived…
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Local Spotlight

Announcing the Opening of the Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, IL

A unique private collection featuring over 800 pieces of Western Stoneware, including Monmouth and Weir pottery, will be on display in the new Stoneware Museum of Monmouth, Illinois. The grand opening of the museum will be held over the weekend beginning today at 10 am. Curator Carol Parrish previews items that can be seen at…
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Mental Health Discussion #2

Harvest Bible Chapel and Prairie Communications Presents Mental Health Discussion #2 . Join us for the 2nd Mental Health Discussion on October 22nd from Noon- 2 p.m. at Monmouth City Hall in Council Chambers. Broadcast will air on AM 1330 WRAM/FM 94.1 and http://www.radiomonmouth.com Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. – Noon. Discussion Topics…
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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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