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United School District Update

Representatives from a solar power company spoke at United School District’s most recent board meeting to discuss installing solar arrays on two of United’s campuses. No upfront costs would be charged on the school district, but the district would need to obtain investors. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says a reduced rate would save the school district,…
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Jamieson Community Center Stocking Food Panty

The Jamieson Community Center is in need of filling their food pantry. They looking for boxed meals, whole grain cereals, fresh or canned fruit, and canned vegetables. Nancy Mowen of the Jamieson Center says the Center is trying to keep up with demand: “Our doorbell is constantly ringing. One day we had 33 people come.…
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Jamieson Center Oktoberfest Fundraiser

The Monmouth Rotary Club, in partnership with Jamieson Community Center, are hosting Oktoberfest Saturday, October 12th starting at four pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monmouth. The event is being held to raise funds for Weekend Meals, a program designed to serve food every Saturday and Sunday for children enduring food insecurity. 115…
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2 Arrested in Ongoing Drug Investigation

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at approximately 12:37 pm, the Galesburg Police Department, with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the 1500 block of East North Street in reference to an ongoing drug investigation. As a result of this operation, 28 year old Nicholas M. Hennenfent was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine…
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3 Vehicles Involved in Crash Outside Monmouth

According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, a three vehicle collision took place at the intersection of 90th Street and 180th Ave, east of Monmouth on Thursday, October 9th.   A westbound car was stopped to wait for another vehicle to make a turn.  A westbound semi pulling a grain trailer came upon the stopped car,…
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Space Still Available for Holiday Craft Show

The 40th annual Holiday Craft and Home Show put on by Warren Achievement Center will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at the Monmouth VFW. The cost will be two dollars to get in and Marketing Coordinator Sean Cavanaugh states there is still room for others to get involved: “I believe there are still slots…
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Warren County Public Transportation Expanding

The Warren County Public Transportation is expanding their services beyond the Monmouth city limits. Marketing Coordinator Sean Cavanaugh, says they give 55,000 rides a year to community members and the expansion will be a great asset: “We will be making trips to Roseville, Kirkwood, Cameron, and Little York. So if you are in Roseville and…
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Knox Galesburg Symphony Announces First Masterworks Concert of the Season

The Knox Galesburg Symphony’s 68th season opens with “Dance, Dance Revolution” on October 19th, 2019, at 7:30 pm in Galesburg’s Orpheum Theatre. Last year’s Season, “The Search,” ended with a stunning performance under the direction of Vlad Vizireanu, one of four candidates for the then-vacant position of Music Director for the KGS. Based on this…
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Monmouth College Professor Says ‘Ridiculously Hard’ Science Led to Nobel Prize in Physics

With so many stars in space, it seems a certainty that plenty of those stars have planets orbiting them. Yet, actually proving that “is ridiculously hard to do,” said Monmouth College physics professor Mike Solontoi. That’s why the science that’s been pioneered by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz was deemed worthy of the Nobel Prize…
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Sen. Tracy: Submit Stories about Veterans to be Showcased at Illinois Capitol

As Veterans Day approaches, State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol, Nov. 4-15. “Veterans Day reminds us that without those…
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4-H Invites Youth to Join 4-H Clubs

4-H members in Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties will join the 6 million youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and throughout the country. 4-H youth programs focus on leadership, citizenship and life skills. Every county in Illinois…
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Galesburg’s Review of City’s Handling of Discrimination Complaints Completed

 In July, the Galesburg City Council engaged James Kelly Law Firm to review how the City handled claims of sex and race discrimination. The issues reviewed by the firm were whether the City administration follows current policies when allegations are made; whether the administration exercises good judgment when allegations are made, which are not covered…
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