Kelsey Crain

Record Low Temperatures Dangerous for Pets Too

By Kelsey Crain / January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Record Low Temperatures Dangerous for Pets Too

The Western Illinois Animal Rescue is reminding listeners to remember your pets during the record low temperatures this week. Just like humans, pets being out in the cold temperatures is very dangerous. If at all possible bring your pets inside, they will thank you later. If you are unable to bring your pets inside, please…

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Monmouth College to Host Great Decisions Program, Archaeology Lecture

By Kelsey Crain / January 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Monmouth College to Host Great Decisions Program, Archaeology Lecture

A pair of series will continue at Monmouth College Jan. 30-31, when the College hosts a Great Decisions discussion forum and an Archaeology Lecture, both led by Monmouth faculty. Anthropology professor Petra Kuppinger will take a closer look at the volatile Middle East when she leads a Great Decisions discussion at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30…

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Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Update

By Kelsey Crain / January 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Update

Over the weekend, the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau will send 13 people to the Young Leaders Conference in Peoria. Manager Gina Long reports more on what those in attendance will participate in: “In regards to the breakout sessions, I know one of them is called Grain Marketing 101, one is on Legal Counseling, and another of…

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Make Sure Your Computer is Secure

By Kelsey Crain / January 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Make Sure Your Computer is Secure

The Director of Information Technology, Ken Helms, offers numerous tips on how you can protect yourself from scams, ransomware, password security and much more. These preventative measures are not only for your computers, but cell phones as well. Helms also discusses computer updates and how they are a preventative measure to prevent hackers and why…

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Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to End Shutdown, Fund Effective Border Security Measures to Keep Communities Safe

By Kelsey Crain / January 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to End Shutdown, Fund Effective Border Security Measures to Keep Communities Safe

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) again helped pass legislation to end the shutdown and keep communities safe with effective border security measures. The legislation is a package of six appropriations bills resulting from a House-Senate compromise agreed upon last year. It also includes language ensuring federal employees who are working without pay or who have been…

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Monmouth College Program Offers Area Residents Free Assistance With Tax Returns

By Kelsey Crain / January 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Monmouth College Program Offers Area Residents Free Assistance With Tax Returns

Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, Monmouth College’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will once again be available to area residents. Through April 15, Monmouth accounting students and faculty will be available in the College’s Center for Science and Business to help local community members file their 2018 tax returns. Known as VITA, the free service…

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Bustos Announces 2019 Valentines for Veterans

By Kelsey Crain / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Bustos Announces 2019 Valentines for Veterans

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her sixth annual “Valentines for Veterans” program, encouraging families across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to show appreciation for our veterans by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. “This Valentine’s Day, I encourage everyone across our region to consider joining me in making valentines for our veterans,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “We…

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America's Farmers Launches 2019 Programs to Support Worthy Causes in Farming Communities Across the Country

By Kelsey Crain / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on America's Farmers Launches 2019 Programs to Support Worthy Causes in Farming Communities Across the Country

Programs Kick Off with Grow Rural Education, Which Provides Rural Schools with Nearly $2.3 Million in Grants to Enhance STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Education America’s Farmers, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, partners with farmers to support causes and individuals who live, learn and are committed to…

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City Council Meeting Summary 01.22.2018

By Kelsey Crain / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on City Council Meeting Summary 01.22.2018

Next City Council Meeting – February 4th, 2018 at 6:00 PM Official Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries No presentations were made this evening. 2- MFD Monthly Report – Chief Rexroat • Firefighters conducted EMS training for the treatment of poisoning, animal bites and insect stings. • The department participated in Sunny…

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Monmouth College Students 'Explore New Worlds' on One-Week Academic Trip to the Bahamas

By Kelsey Crain / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Monmouth College Students 'Explore New Worlds' on One-Week Academic Trip to the Bahamas

Monmouth College students “explored new worlds” on a one-week trip to the Bahamas over Christmas break. Led by faculty members Brad Sturgeon and Mike Sostarecz, six Monmouth students experienced the culture and beauty of the island nation while conducting scientific experiments. Others on the trip included chemistry lab coordinator Steve Distin; three students from St.…

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