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Galesburg Police Chief Announced

The City of Galesburg has selected Captain Russell Idle to fill the position of Galesburg Police Chief, effective September 9, 2019. Idle replaces long-time Chief, David Christensen, who has worked for the Galesburg Police Department (GPD) for over 36 years and served as Police Chief since 2006. Christensen announced his upcoming retirement in May 2019,…
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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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A New Fall Semester Begins at Monmouth College

A new Fall semester is beginning at Monmouth College on Wednesday, August 21, with 296 new students enrolled at the College. Monmouth College has an estimated 925 to 930 students currently enrolled. 450 of those students have moved in over the course of two weeks. New faculty has also been added in Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics,…
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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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LOCAL SPORTS

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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Thomas Witty in Midst of Summer Intership with NFL’s Colts

By Barry McNamara MONMOUTH, Ill. – Thomas Witty’s summer internship didn’t start until mid-July, but he’s made up for it by putting in very full days while working for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. A fifth-generation Monmouth College student from Northbrook, Ill., Witty is assisting at the Colts’ training camp in Westfield, Ind., about 20 miles…
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Monmouth College’s Campbell Quirk Interns with Burlington Bees

By Barry McNamara MONMOUTH, Ill. – A late-summer evening, wispy clouds tempering the sun’s rays just enough. Perfectly manicured lush green grass, immaculate white chalk lines, the pop of leather mitts, a cold drink and a hot dog. Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa. Burlington, Iowa, to be exact. And it’s where Monmouth College student…
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Swing for a Cure Softball Tournament This Weekend

The fourth annual Swing for a Cure softball tournament is taking place this weekend at the Warren County YMCA softball fields. The tournament raises money each year to a family who has been impacted by cancer. The proceeds for this year’s tournament will go to the Blake family. Their daughter Josie is currently battling Acute…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Monmouth College Freshman Walk-Out

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Broadway in front of the college, around the Public Square and back. Businesses are welcomed to set up tables and have representatives give out information and promotional items to…

Grand Prairie Macomb Blood Pressure Clinic

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Jefferson House Macomb Blood Pressure Clinic

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

Aledo YMCA Blood Pressure Clinic

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care, Inc. of Monmouth is offering FREE Blood Pressure screenings. The YMCA in Aledo is on the location list.

Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Tour and Annual Meeting

August 21 @ 5:00 pm

Tour of District pasture begins at 5pm. Ribeye dinner will be held at 7:15. Meet at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Building, 1000 N Main Street in Monmouth. RSVP to Keely…

Brookstone of Aledo Blood Pressure Clinic

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Western Illinois Home Health Care, Inc. of Monmouth is offering FREE Blood Pressure screenings. Brookstone of Aledo is on the location list.

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.

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…

OBITUARIES

Larry Lee Spears

LARRY LEE SPEARS, of Key West, Florida, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois died Saturday, August 17, 2019, in Monmouth, Illinois.   Larry was born September 3, 1937, at home, in Centralia, Illinois.   The son of Melvin R. and Ann Marcum Spears, his father died when Larry was two years old and he was reared by his mother. …
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Steven E. “Panama” Olson

Steven E. “Panama” Olson, 67, of Maquon died Friday, August 16, 2019 in his home. He was born June 17, 1952 in Peoria, the son of Jim and Barbara (Hubbur) Davis. Steve married Laura (Appel) Morris in June 2005 at their home and she survives. Steve is also survived by his son Justin (Ebonee Dickerson)…
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Charles C. “Chuck” Richardson

Charles C. “Chuck” Richardson, 73, of Galesburg, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 14,2019 at home. Chuck was born April 7, 1946 in Davenport, IA the son of Chester Charles and Frances Gertrude (Franklin) Richardson.  Chuck married Janet Sue Rice on November 16, 1968 in Cameron.  She survives.  Chuck is also survived by three sons,…
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John “Jack” Bohlander

John “Jack” Bohlander, age 89, of Quincy, Illinois, formerly of Keithsburg, Illinois died at 7:50 P.M. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy. He was born in East Peoria, Illinois on June 14, 1930 to Frank C. and Marie (Spencer) Ferry.  He was later adopted by John and Hanna Bohlander. …
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Karen Moody

Karen Moody, 80, of Altona, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the Emergency Department at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Karen was born January 18, 1939 in Avon, the daughter of Verner Vincent and Pauline Jane (Yocum) Rylander.  Karen married Ronald Duane Moody on April 13, 1958 in Altona.  He survives. …
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M. Irene Hornback

M. Irene Hornback, 92, of Galesburg, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Heartland Health Care Center. She was born May 21, 1927, in Woodhull, the daughter of Frank O. and Lillie Alvera (Anderson) Johnson.  She married Martin U. Hornback on March 2, 1949, in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death January 31,…
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Betty Lou (Clark) Holt

Betty Lou (Clark) Holt, aged 90, of Oneida left this life in the company of angels on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  Married to Eugene “Pete” Holt since January 4, 1951, she was the proud matriarch of a beautiful family.  Betty Lou is survived by her husband; five children:  Gary (Marilyn) Holt of Rio; Margaret Holt…
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Inez M. Bevard

Inez M. Bevard, 87, of Galesburg, died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Seminary Manor. She was born September 8, 1931, in Kenneth, Minnesota, the daughter of James and Milla I. (Remme) Wickwire.  She married James O. Bevard on March 4, 1961, in Macomb. She is survived by her husband of over 58…
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Local Spotlight

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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Knox-Galesburg Symphony Announces 2019-2020 Masterworks Season

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony announces its 68th season, the first with new Music Director, Vlad Vizireanu. This season will offer an entertaining mix of works from many time periods and styles, many of which heavily feature KGS musicians as soloists. Vlad is thrilled to be working closely with this community and your orchestra. Subscriptions start at…
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Durbin, Duckworth, Stabenow, Peters Urge USDA To Delay Crop Insurance Premium Deadline

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Tammy Duckworth (D-IL); Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; and Gary Peters (D-MI) today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers by deferring penalties or postponing the crop…
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Better Business Bureau Warns of Work at Home Scheme Claiming to be in Bloomington, IL

Work at home scams topped BBB charts for 2018 and continues their trend this year, only now one is claiming to set up shop right here in Central Illinois.   Just a few days ago, the Better Business Bureau received a Scam Tracker report for a company, Ship2Fast, which claims to recruit individuals to be…
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