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Monmouth’s Downtown Flags Hold Special Meaning

This Independence Day, the flags flying around the square in downtown Monmouth have a very special meaning shares Vice President of the Monmouth VFW Auxiliary and member of the American Legion Auxiliary Annette Manthai: “Those flags are put up by the American Legion and they are new flags, they just purchased those. Each flag is…
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Don’t Be a Target; Lock Your Doors

If you have anything that is not nailed down, it might get stolen as burglary and theft has been on the rise, explains McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout: “Right now, we have seen a real uptick in your copper and metal and scrap type thefts. I believe a lot of this type of behavior is…
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Recharge Teen Center Teens to Sell Fresh Produce at Monmouth Farmer’s Market

Eagle View’s Recharge Teen Center in Monmouth offers a safe place for local teens to hang out with their peers and participate in fun programs and events all summer long. One of the programs teens can be involved with is gardening, which produce will eventually be sold at the Monmouth Farmer’s Market, says Services Coordinator…
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Medicare Questions? Call Strom Center

Those with Medicare D plans, if you have experienced a change in the cost of your medications, Strom Center Executive Director Carol McCrery says to call with questions: “If you have any issues or if you have any questions about maybe a change in the cost of your meds, I can almost guarantee it is…
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Henderson County Museum Open Monday, July 4th!

The Henderson County Museum, in Raritan, Illinois, will be open on Monday, July 4th from 11 am to 2 pm. The museum grounds consist of three buildings: the old Raritan school building and gymnasium, an agricultural building and the Graham one-room schoolhouse. Tours are self-guided at your own pace and admittance is free of charge.…
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Knox County General Primary Election June 28, 2022 ** Unofficial Results **

06/28/22 21:11:56 28 OF 28 PRECINCTS REPORTING, 3466 BALLOTS CAST ( 15388 VOTERS ) R U.S. SENATOR 28 of 28 precincts reporting Vote for ( 1 ) CASEY CHLEBEK (Republican) 226 10.08% PEGGY HUBBARD (Republican) 778 34.7% ROBERT BOBBY PITON (Republican) 221 9.86% JIMMY LEE TILLMAN II (Republican) 158 7.05% ANTHONY W. WILLIAMS (Republican) 230 10.26% KATHY…
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Warren County General Primary Election June 28, 2022 ** Unofficial Results **

06/28/22 20:38:34 28 OF 28 PRECINCTS REPORTING, 2419 BALLOTS CAST ( 12044 VOTERS ) R US SENATOR 28 of 28 precincts reporting Vote for ( 0 ) CASEY CHLEBEK (Republican) 160 10.37% PEGGY HUBBARD (Republican) 424 27.48% ROBERT BOBBY PITON (Republican) 129 8.36% JIMMY LEE TILLMAN II (Republican) 87 5.64% ANTHONY W. WILLIAMS (Republican) 188 12.18% KATHY…
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Andy Huston’s Captain Carp Project Helps Eliminate Overpopulated Copi

Local farmer and entrepreneur Andy Huston has been working on his Captain Carp project for one year now, where he and two business partners are creating a liquid fertilizer out of the Asian Carp that come from the Illinois DNR catch programs, explains Huston: Kevin Swim and Mike Oslee are partners with Huston on this…
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Local Monmouth Fund Created to Support Organizations in Remaining Self-Sustaining

The Warren County United Way, now the Greater Warren County United Way, has recently expanded their services into Henderson and Mercer counties. A non-profit organization serving over 20 agencies, Executive Director Jeannie Weber strives in helping the organizations become more self-sustaining, including a new agency through the Galesburg Community Foundation, the Monmouth Fund: “We made…
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Help Serve Children Locally Through Next CASA Volunteer Training Class Beginning July 11

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of West Central Illinois speak up and support the best interests of abused and neglected children locally in the court system. All CASA’s are volunteers and go through a training process and are then sworn in by a judge before being assigned a case. The next volunteer training program is…
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