Jackson Kane

MC's Erika Buckley Helps International Students Grow

By Jackson Kane / August 24, 2017 / Comments Off on MC's Erika Buckley Helps International Students Grow

Adjusting to college is always tough. Now, just imagine traveling overseas to attend a college in a city you’ve never explored before. Erika Buckley, Director for International Student Services at Monmouth College, does her best to help international students acclimate themselves to both the school and their new hometown. “Our goal is inclusion, growth, and…

Read More

Toland Previews Adaptive Grazing Event

By Jackson Kane / August 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Toland Previews Adaptive Grazing Event

Local farmers have a unique opportunity to hear from one of the top forage grazing experts in the country next week. Dr. Allen Williams will visit Toland’s River Oak Ranch on Tuesday, Aug. 29th at 5:00 p.m. to explain adaptive grazing, it’s benefits, and how to maximize profits. Trevor Toland, former Illinois Beef Association President…

Read More

City Employees Discuss Latest Monmouth News

By Jackson Kane / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on City Employees Discuss Latest Monmouth News

A trio of city employees stopped by to discuss current events and issues involving Monmouth; City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher, Mayor Rod Davies, and Police Chief Joe Switzer. Steinbrecher discussed Monday night’s City Council meeting, where an agreement was reached to allow the Fire Union to store an antique fire truck at the city’s north fire…

Read More

Chad Braatz Talks Waste Management in Monmouth

By Jackson Kane / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Chad Braatz Talks Waste Management in Monmouth

Chad Braatz, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Monmouth, gave a breakdown of how much waste goes through the city’s transfer station, and why it’s important to be mindful of the trash you’re producing. Monmouth has approximately 3,200 homes. The city picks up between 8.5 to 10.2 tons of trash from around 640 homes per…

Read More

Monmouth College Prepping for 2017

By Jackson Kane / August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Monmouth College Prepping for 2017

Monmouth College is preparing for yet another school year. President Clarence Wyatt and Vice President Duane Bonifer are optimistic about the growth of the college, and believe that geographical diversity leads to a better educational experience. “We have 327 new students coming to us from 32 states and 34 countries,” Wyatt said. “When I first…

Read More

Jamieson Center's Mowen Excited for New Learning Center

By Jackson Kane / August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Jamieson Center's Mowen Excited for New Learning Center

The Jamieson Community Center in Monmouth will be opening a new learning center at their location later this year. Nancy Mowen, the Jamieson Center’s Director, talked about how the move will help area children. “We will have some technology in place that we’ll be using, but we’re going to be doing a lot of hands-on,”…

Read More

Roseville Community Center Homecoming

By Jackson Kane / August 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Roseville Community Center Homecoming

The Roseville Community Center will hold it’s “Homecoming,” an annual fundraiser for the Center, this Saturday, Aug. 19th, starting at 8:00 a.m. The event will start with a breakfast put on by the Roseville Rehabilitation Healthcare Facility, followed by the Ellen Becraft Memorial Tot Trot at 9:00 a.m., and a silent and live auction at…

Read More

United's Jeff Whitsitt Talks About State of School District 304

By Jackson Kane / August 14, 2017 / Comments Off on United's Jeff Whitsitt Talks About State of School District 304

The United School District will resume classes on Wednesday, August 23rd. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discussed various projects the district has been working on throughout the summer. “We’re doing a big technology upgrade, so we’ve been doing some wiring and things like that, particularly out at our West campus building,” Whitsitt said. We’ve had a reasonable…

Read More