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US-China Trade War Hurting Illinois Farmers

By pwsadmin / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China have hurt the pocketbooks of Illinois farmers. According to a study cosponsored by Krista Swanson of the Gardner Policy Program at the University of Illinois says there was a huge drop in soybean price in 2018 compared to an annual average from 2000 to 2017.…

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ISP Reckless Homicide Arrest

By pwsadmin / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

The following preliminary information is being released by ISP D14 WHAT: Warrant arrest of a suspect for Reckless Homicide, Aggravated Driving under theInfluence of Alcohol, and Failure to Report an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death.Three additional suspects were arrested based on warrants for Obstruction of Justice. WHERE: The original fatal crash occurred on 23rd…

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United School District Update

By pwsadmin / May 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The United School Board met last week for their monthly meeting. The board appointed Aaron Leary to fill the rest of a two year term after Andy Davis resigned earlier this year. In other meeting news, Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt proposed an amended budget: “When we did our original budget last fall, we had not issued…

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Open Table – West Central Illinois Coming to Monmouth Area

By pwsadmin / May 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Open Table Mission, a model which uses faith, government, business, non-profit, healthcare, and other sectors to work together to transform intellectual, social capital, and personal networks into tools individuals and families facing poverty can use to develop and work towards a better life, is launching in West Central Illinois. Amber Wood, Community Relations Specialist…

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Lydia Frances Swearingen

By pwsadmin / May 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lydia Frances Swearingen, 78, of Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:35 p.m. at home. Lydia was born November 30, 1940 in Ethel, MO the daughter of Brown Alfred and Dearie Mae (Kelley) Biswell. She married Earl Junior Swearingen on August 19, 1961 in Memphis, MO. He preceded her in death…

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City Council Meeting Summary 05.06.2019

By pwsadmin / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Next City Council Meeting – April 20th, 201 9 at 6:00 PMOfficial Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen InquiriesDennis Willhardt thanked Alderman Rutledge for his 16 years of service as an elected official. Mr. Willhardt also spoke about the current property taxes and expressed a desire for Council and/or the County Board to…

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Galesburg Chamber to Host Local Elected Officials Luncheon

By pwsadmin / May 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Monday May 13th, the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Local Elected Officials Luncheon with the City of Galesburg and Knox County Board. The event will be held at the Discovery Depot from 11:30 to 1:30. Kelsey Litchfield, Marketing Member and Engagement Manager at the Chamber, has the details: “This event is…

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Upcoming Events for CSC Summer Youth Program

By pwsadmin / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Carl Sandburg College will be hosting their annual Summer Youth Program with various sports camps being held throughout the summer.The sports children can participate in are Cross Country from June 3rd to the 6th , Basketball from June 17th to the 20th, Volleyball from June 23rd to the 27th, Softball from July 22nd to the…

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NRCS Deadlines for May

By pwsadmin / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

May 10 is the deadline to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program according to National Resource Conservation Service District Conservationist Cathy Froelich. Those who are interested in the incentive-based program must sign a five year contract with the NRCS. Froelich tells us the benefits for signing up with the program: “It’s an incentive program that…

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Local Business Spotlight: Bob’s TV & Home Furnishings

By pwsadmin / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments
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