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Knox College Football Trounces Iowa Wesleyan

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Knox College Football Trounces Iowa Wesleyan

GALESBURG, Illinois— The Prairie Fire football team used a dominant rushing game and suffocating defense to defeat the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers in a 44-0 blowout. The win evens their record at 1-1 on the young season, and gives the team a large boost in confidence as they continue on with their non-conference schedule. The Prairie…

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Joan V. Gladfelter

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Joan V. Gladfelter

Joan V. Gladfelter, age 82, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at her home. She was born on October 8, 1936 in Kewanee, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Strode) Schulz. She attended Galesburg and Knoxville schools, graduating from Knoxville High School in 1955. On August 19, 1956…

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Last Week for the Monmouth College Fighting Scots

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Last Week for the Monmouth College Fighting Scots

This last week the Monmouth College Fighting Scots football team was dealt a 9-38 loss against the Wartburg Knights on Saturday, September 14th. Head Coach of the Monmouth College Fighting Scots, Chad Braun, says that even though the team took a loss, he saw a lot of good things out on the field this last…

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Doris J. Wetterow

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Doris J. Wetterow

Doris J. Wetterow, 73, of Galesburg, died at 1:44 p.m. January 16, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Victoria United Methodist Church, Victoria.  Burial of cremated remains will be in Victoria Cemetery, Victoria. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral…

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Chris Allen Persefield

By pwsadmin / September 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Chris Allen Persefield

Chris Allen Persefield, 64, died at 9:16 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2019 at home. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Visitation will be 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.  Burial of cremated remains and military rites will be…

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P. Gregory “Pinky” Ford

By pwsadmin / September 15, 2019 / Comments Off on P. Gregory “Pinky” Ford

P. Gregory “Pinky” Ford, 64, of Galesburg, died at 10:06 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019, at home. He was born May 2, 1955, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Paul and Mildred (Carr) Ford. He is survived by two sons, Matthew Ford of Moline and Aaron Ford of Galesburg; a granddaughter, Quinn Alivia Ford; the…

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New Clear Bag Policy Implemented at WIU Football Games for 2019

By pwsadmin / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on New Clear Bag Policy Implemented at WIU Football Games for 2019

For anyone planning on attending the Western Illinois University’s home football opener tomorrow, you need to be aware of a new policy beginning this school year. According to the WIU director of athletics, there is a new clear bag policy at Hansen Field, the home of the Fighting Leathernecks football team. Spectators can only bring…

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New United School District Budget Passed

By pwsadmin / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on New United School District Budget Passed

United High School passed their fiscal year budget at last week’s school board meeting. United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says the school is running a deficit, but that is because funding from last school year was not spent. Whitsitt gives additional details as to why the school district is running a deficit. “We show a deficit…

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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Sept. 13, 2019

By pwsadmin / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Sept. 13, 2019

Soccer The visiting Moline Maroons scored three late goals to pull away from host Monmouth-Roseville in a 5-0 victory Thursday afternoon at Pattee Fields. The Maroons gained a 2-0 halftime advantage with goals in the 13th minute and the 32nd minute. The Titans came out in the second half and stepped up their defensive effort,…

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More Building Upgrades in the Works at United

By pwsadmin / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on More Building Upgrades in the Works at United

More building upgrades are on the way for United School District, according to United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt. The school district plans to replace the roof at the United Junior High, intercom and phone systems, security door locks, and fire detection systems. Whitsitt shares how the district will pay for the upgrades. “We issued some life…

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