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Sandra Marie Avery

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Sandra Marie Avery

Sandra Marie Avery, age 78 of Burlington, Iowa, passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at her home.  She was born June 11, 1941 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Leroy and Jennie Walston Snowden.  On August 18, 1962, she married Larry Avery in Burlington.  He preceded her in death on September 8, 2004. Mrs.  Avery…

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David S. Cass

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on David S. Cass

David S. Cass, 74, of Galesburg, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. Cremation rites will be accorded.  A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Thomas Legacy Center at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Private burial will be at…

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NCAA Berth Nets Monmouth Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and Four All-Conference Selections

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on NCAA Berth Nets Monmouth Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and Four All-Conference Selections

MONMOUTH, IL – In a season that saw a number of firsts, the Monmouth College women’s soccer team has placed four members on the All-Midwest Conference team – one the Offensive Player of the Year – and earned coach Nick Rizzo his second MWC Coach of the Year honor. Rizzo guided the Scots to a…

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Propane Shortage Prompts Regional Emergency Declaration

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Propane Shortage Prompts Regional Emergency Declaration

At the request of Governor Pritzker, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a Regional Emergency Declaration to help keep homes warm and dry wet grain. Illinois is one of seven states now under the disaster declaration, which permits the transportation of propane, natural gas and heating oil used for heating homes and businesses…

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Durbin, Lee Introduce Smarter Sentencing Act

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Durbin, Lee Introduce Smarter Sentencing Act

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee (R-UT), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation that would modernize federal drug sentencing polices by lowering certain mandatory drug sentences. “Mandatory minimum penalties have played a large role in the explosion of the U.S. prison population.  These mandatory minimums have too often led to sentences…

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Bustos Stresses Importance Of Rural Green Partnership To Select Committee On The Climate Crisis

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Bustos Stresses Importance Of Rural Green Partnership To Select Committee On The Climate Crisis

Bustos Submitted the Rural Green Partnership to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in August Yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) testified before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on the importance of including rural America in the discussion about how to address climate change. Specifically, she spoke about her Rural Green Partnership and the…

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Investigation in Burlington Police Involved Shooting

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Investigation in Burlington Police Involved Shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has conducted the interviews of the law enforcement officers involved in the November 7, 2019, shooting which occurred in the 1100 block of Agency, Burlington, IA. Law enforcement officers were dispatched to the area following reports of a male who was armed with a shotgun. The Burlington Police Department…

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Monmouth College Students Crippen, Graeff Receive ROTC National Scholarships

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Monmouth College Students Crippen, Graeff Receive ROTC National Scholarships

 It was fitting that on Veterans Day, Monmouth College juniors Brock Crippen of East Peoria, Ill., and Brandon Graeff of Murphysboro, Ill., sat down together to discuss a major achievement in their lives. Both students, who are enrolled in the ROTC program and are part of the Leatherneck Battalion at Western Illinois University, recently learned they’d received ROTC national…

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Pensa “Penny” Abigail Bass

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Pensa “Penny” Abigail Bass

Pensa “Penny” Abigail Bass, a long-time resident of Lake Warren, passedaway November 14, 2019, after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born May 6, 1948, to Dean and Josephine Ross (nee Parrish), Penny grewup on a farm west of Monmouth with 5 siblings and began school atHornbeck, a one-room schoolhouse. At Yorkwood high school she was…

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United School District Update

By pwsadmin / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on United School District Update

The United School District is entering into an agreement with Simple Ray Solar and has agreed on a letter of intent to install solar panels at the West and North Campuses. Student Representative Carson Clayton explains where the panels will be placed: “So this solar panel issue we are going to put on our West…

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