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OSF Receives Distinguished Honor

OSF Healthcare in Monmouth has been recognized by Press Ganey, a strategic business partner for healthcare providers, as one of the top hospitals for cleanliness in the nation. The facility ranked in the 99th percentile by the organization. Kelly Kendall of OSF talked about the hard work that went into receiving this ranking: “Our housekeepers…
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Life Safety Improvements on Deck for District 304

United School District 304 held a school board meeting last Thursday, Nov. 9th. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt touched on some repairs and issues that need addressed in the coming months. “Our architect was at our meeting and presented an update to our 10-year life safety survey. We should be getting an official survey back in maybe…
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United Bracing for Winter Cancellations

As the end of 2017 approaches, so does the inclement weather of winter in western Illinois. United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt broke down the system that he uses to get the word out on school cancellations quickly to parents and students of District 304. “My process is still pretty simple. Thankfully we have the all-call system…
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Robeson Ready for 2nd Annual Lecture

The 2nd Annual Wiswell-Robeson Lecture will be this Wednesday, Nov. 15th, at Dahl Chapel & Auditorium on the campus of Monmouth College. Jeanne Robeson, the creator of the lecture series, gave her reasoning behind starting this informative lecture opportunity: “I decided that it would be a good idea to promote agriculture at the college and…
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Springer Previews KCAP Events

The Knox County Area Partnership has a few important dates coming up. On January 30, 2018, KCAP will be holding their 2018 Annual Breakfast. The details for that event are still to be determined, but Ken Springer, President of KCAP, is excited to finally peg down a date. “This is the one big event that…
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Inness and Dechow Talk Inaugural Ceremony of Light

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. To help celebrate the lives of those who battle Alzheimer’s Disease and remember those who have passed, Galesburg Cottage Hospital will be hosting the Ceremony of Light for Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday, Nov. 15th. Eileen Inness, Marketing Director at Cottage Hospital, explains: “The Ceremony of Light begins at 4 o’clock…
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Local Veterans Share Military Insight for Veterans Day

Veterans Day is held every year on Nov. 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I, to honor U.S. veterans and war victims. Five local residents in Monmouth were gracious enough to not only serve our great country, but to share some stories and insight into their time with the service. Warren County…
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Davis Previews 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction

The Area 4 District of Special Olympics Illinois has an exciting event coming up next Friday, Nov. 17th. Their 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction is back, and Area 4 Manager Jennifer Davis gave some details on what to expect at the football-themed event: “We’re going to start with the tailgating appetizers. You’re…
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Whiteman and Larson Talk Community Thanksgiving

The 35th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Monmouth will fall on Thanksgiving Thursday this year. Ralph Whiteman and Donna Larson with Faith United Presbyterian Church are prepping for the immense dinner by encouraging anyone wanting to help to get in touch. “We invite their involvement either financially, physically, or just come to eat or order…
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Monmouth PD Gives November Notes

Police Chief Joe Switzer shared an update on the Take Back Drug Event, which took place on Oct. 28th. “We had two locations on the 28th: one at Monmouth Police Department and one at Holy Family Medical Center. We actually took in 75 pounds of prescription drugs,” Switzer said. The event is designed to give…
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WCPL Staying Busy to End 2017

The Warren County Public Library has a nice slate of activities upcoming for the rest of November. This Thursday, Nov. 9th, they will be hosting a Family Read Night from 6-7 p.m. Danielle Morrison with the WCPL talked about what folks can expect: “It’s a celebration encompassing all that Family Read Night means: the importance…
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State Fire Marshal Reminds Illinoisans to Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Use the Extra Hour this Sunday to Change and Test the Batteries in Your Smoke Alarm CHICAGO – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today asks Illinoisans to take an extra few minutes this weekend to change and test the batteries in their smoke alarms while setting their clocks back an hour. Clocks…
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