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Car Burglaries Still Happening in Monmouth

Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer gave an update on recent crimes in the city of Monmouth. The string of car burglaries and even stolen vehicles is still trending in the area. Switzer wants people to not leave valuable items exposed inside their cars. He also urges citizens to lock their cars at all times to…
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Hobbs-Curley Breaks Down 4-H Week

This week is National 4-H Week. Tessa Hobbs-Curley is a youth development educator for the four-county unit of Warren, Henderson, Knox, and McDonough working for the University of Illinois Extension office. She says the program’s numbers continue to grow in the four counties that she oversees. “In our clubs, we have close to about 400…
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Act of Kindness Week a Hit for Lombard

The “Take a Stand Club” of Lombard Middle School was founded in 2014 by 7th grader Katie Dunbar. The group was organized to help students that may be struggling with bullying, school, home life, or other problems, to have an outlet of some kind. This week, the committee of young difference makers is holding their…
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Ricketts Discusses Conservation Day

The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau has rescheduled their Conservation Day for Oct. 10th. The event was scheduled for Sept. 21st, but was postponed due to lightning and rain. Young’s Lake will be the site of the event. Carol Ricketts, Manager of the Bureau, provided a bit more information. “There will be 11 different learning stations that…
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Rexroat Dishes on Monmouth Fire Department Latest

Monmouth’s Fire Chief Casey Rexroat made an appearance at the station recently to talk about fire safety ahead of October, which is Fire Prevention Month. He also mentioned an event that will take place on Halloween that will give kids a chance to learn more about the fire and police departments in Monmouth. From 5:00…
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Olson Gives Latest News from KCHD

Flu season is slowly approaching. Erin Olson of the Knox County Health Department gave a rundown of their upcoming vaccination event. Coming up this Saturday, the Health Department will be holding a drive-thru flu clinic at Hinchcliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home in Galesburg. “You can stop by Hinchcliff-Pearson-West on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00. You’re going to…
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Eagle View Holding Two Fun Events

Eagle View Community Health System is a not-for-profit health care service provider with offices in Oquawka and Stronghurst. Lori Sutton and Cathy Anderson of Eagle View shared some updates on the organization and some upcoming events they’re looking forward. This Saturday, they will host a trivia night in Gladstone. “It’s going to be at the…
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Humes Excited for 37th Annual Illinois Cornhusking Contest

The 37th Annual Illinois State Cornhusking Contest will be held this Sunday, Oct. 1st. Dick Humes, President of the Illinois State Cornhusking Association talked about the history of the event and what competitors can expect in each of the 11 classes. “The top three in each class moves on to the national contest, which will…
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Co-Directors Talk Rainbow Riders

Karen Angotti and Krista Bushmaker are co-directors at Rainbow Riders in Monmouth. The duo stopped by the studio to talk about the impact their program has on the area. Angotti still remembers how it all started 13 years ago. “I met a woman who was a therapeutic horseback riding instructor. When she found out that…
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Blood Drive a Huge Success at Monmouth Fire Department

The Monmouth Fire Department held a blood drive Monday night in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The “Riley & Ryder Strong Blood Drive” is named after two local children who have battled with cancer. Riley Thomas, a 12 year old girl from Monmouth, passed away in August of 2016 after a hard-fought battle with…
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Guidi Shares Story Behind Camp Big Sky

Founder and Mission Director of Camp Big Sky in Princeville, Brad Guidi, provided insight into what his organization offers, and why he started it 14 years ago. “I’m the sibling and parent of a person with developmental disabilities. My brother Bruce died when I was 15. He was 12. He had been fine up until…
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Doyle and Red Cross Helping with Local and National Tragedies

Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have been devastated by hurricanes in recent months. With that destruction comes people that need help. That is where the American Red Cross comes in. Carissa Doyle, the Major Gift Director for the organization’s local chapter, talked about some of the services they’re providing to help those in need. “We…
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