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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Aug. 22nd, 2019

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

High School The United Red Storm boys and girls golf teams both picked up victories over Mid-County last night at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The United girls were led by meet medalist Clarie Carnes with a 47. She was joined in the scoring quartet by Paige McKeown’s 52, Gabby Neice’s 53 and Haley…

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Monmouth College Student-Athletes Immersed in a Culture of Service

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

MONMOUTH, IL (08/21/2019) Learning at Monmouth College begins even before each year’s incoming class has entered the classroom. That was the case again in August when the Class of 2023 was immediately immersed in a culture of service to others. Incoming students, of which more than half will participate on one or more of the…

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Western Illinois Athletics Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Athletics announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class Tuesday, August 20, and the distinguished group includes Bob Nardelli (Football) and the 1974 baseball team.  Official induction ceremonies will take place Friday, October 4, inside the Grand Ballroom of the University Union. In conjunction with 2019 Homecoming festivities, the inductees will…

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Raising Teacher Minimum Salary to $40,000 to Address Statewide Teacher Shortage

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000. “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their parents loud and clear: we value teachers,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “In signing this legislation,…

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Jesse White Reminds Drivers to be Alert for School Children Returning to School

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

With summer break coming to a close, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding motorists to be alert and extra cautious regarding children traveling by school buses to and from school. “School bus safety has been a top priority of my office for the entire 21 years I have served as Secretary of State,”…

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Sen. Tracy: Vistra Decision a Blow to Western Illinois Region

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Vistra’s announcement Aug. 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). The 47th District Senator says the two Power Plants play important roles in the local and regional economies. “This is…

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Local Churches Set to Serve Monmouth Community

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Community Care Days is set to take place Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st in the Monmouth Community. In its tenth year, the event has grown from just two churches to eleven helping out in the community. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event, Marsha Parrish, a helper herself, explains the process:…

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HIT & RUN

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

On August 21st 2019 at approximately 9:00pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of pedestrian versus vehicle crash on Route 135 approximately 1/4 mile North of 200th Ave, rural Monmouth, Warren County. Person(s) unknown, operating what was believed to be a Ford truck (unknown style, unknown color), intentionally struck a pedestrian walking…

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Frerichs to speak at McDonough County Fish, Chicken Fry Monday, Aug. 26

By pwsadmin / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Monday, Aug. 26, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be the guest speaker at the McDonough County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Fish and Chicken Fry. This is not the first visit to Macomb for Illinois’ chief investment and banking financial officer. Raised in Gifford, IL, the treasurer has a personal connection to rural Illinois.…

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Sandra L. Spencer

By pwsadmin / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sandra L. Spencer, age 71, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 9:48 A.M. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on Monday, March 29, 1948 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Leta F. (Daughtery) Bern.  She was reared and educated in the Galesburg…

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