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United School District Has Nearly 1,000 Students Enrolled

The United School District has 940 students enrolled for the upcoming school year, Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says. High School enrollment currently stands at 249 students, which is low according to Whitsitt. Whitsitt also says that United will be in Class 1A for athletics. Whitsitt gives an overview of how many students are enrolled by class.…
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Illinois Hemp Industry is Growing

The volume of applications to grow and process hemp, and the number of acres permitted to farm it, has exceeded expectations. Over 1,000 applications to grow and process hemp, and almost 20,000 acres have been permitted since the Illinois Department of Agriculture began accepting applications on May 1. Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan tells…
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Market Alley Music Days to Be Held on Thursday

Market Alley Music Days continues tomorrow from five to seven pm. The Shubies will be performing, and the Evening Lions will be cooking. Adult beverages will be allowed outside for the event. Executive Director for the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Amy Patterson tells us what is on the menu. “It’ll be grilled pork chops,…
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Excessive Heat Watch

The Knox County Health Department, Knox County Emergency Management Agency, and American Red Cross will be monitoring local conditions to see if the need arises for a formal cooling center to be opened in Knox County over the next several days. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watches with temperatures in the upper…
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Wednesday Will Be Busy at the Warren County Fair

Wednesday kicks off a busy day at the Warren County Fair. The day starts with a poultry show at nine, a rabbit show following the poultry show, a dairy and bucket calf show at one, and a goat show following the dairy and bucket calf show. Family night starts at six in the evening, with…
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City of Monmouth Leases Property That Contains Cell Phone Tower

The City of Monmouth has reached a settlement with a company to lease a tract of land next to the town’s South water tower. The City will receive a lump sum of $291,000 which will be received as a one-time payment. The land currently holds an 80-foot monopole tower and a warning siren. Monmouth Mayor…
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New Business District in Monmouth Officially Approved

A motion to establish a business district in the West 11th, Highway 34 area of Monmouth was approved recently that will include a Love’s Travel Stop. Three ordinances were approved during the latest city council meeting. The first ordinance was for Love’s to annex the property to the City, the second was to properly establish…
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City of Monmouth’s Sewer System to be Improved

The City of Monmouth will be conducting an investigation into improving the City’s sewer system. According to a document obtained from the City, “infrastructure failure, sub-par performance, and EPA mandated runoff mitigation has necessitated capital planning.” Project Engineer Jennifer Anders tells us how the project will be funded. “The Illinois USDA has a funding program…
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Street Improvement Bids for Monmouth are Above Expected Allotment: Jackson

Two bids submitted by local construction companies for street improvement in Monmouth exceeded City estimates, according to Public Works Director Andy Jackson. The lowest bid, submitted by Brandt Construction in Milan, was 35 per cent over the budget allotment of $750,000 appropriated by the City. The second bid was by Gunther Construction of Galesburg and…
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2019 Warren County Fair Queens Have Been Crowned

The Miss Warren County Fair Queens were named Saturday, July 13. Sydney Killey of Burwick was named Miss Warren County Fair, Aubrey Killey of Monmouth was named Jr. Miss Warren County, and Hayven Rundle of Monmouth was named Little Miss Warren County. Sydney Killey gave some advice to future Warren County Fair queens. “Overall, I…
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Warrant Obtained for Monmouth Residence

July 16, 2019 The Monmouth Police Department would like to thank Western Illinois Animal Rescue, Monmouth Small Animal Hospital, Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance Service, and the Monmouth Fire Department for their compassionate assistance and logistical support during today’s sensitive incident. The Monmouth Police Department was contacted by several concerned parties regarding a large feline population in…
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The Warren County Fair is Underway

The Warren County Agricultural Fair is underway, with a full slate of events scheduled for the week. On Tuesday at 8:30, 4-H will be setting up at the Fair Grounds for several projects for the week. At one o’clock, 4-H will be presenting a cat care show, with a dog care show at 1:30. Warren…
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