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Kindness Revolution New for State Farm

The Kindness Revolution supports and promotes positive behaviors in the workplace, schools, and in everyday life. Heidi Brown with State Farm Insurance talked about this unique program that is rewarding people for small acts of kindness. “It’s something that I came across through my peer group. One of the agents I know was participating in…
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Ricketts Blows Whistle on Scam Artists

Dorothy Ricketts of Security Savings Bank monitors different types of fradulent scams that go on throughout the country and in the Monmouth area. It is important to recognize what type of information scam artists are looking for so you don’t fall victim to these terrible crimes. Ricketts highlighted some key info that scammers are looking…
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MC Preparing for Spring Semester '18

Spring semester 2018 will begin at Monmouth College on Monday, Jan. 15. The introduction of the new semester coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Aside from giving students the day off, the College will be hosting a special Convocation to celebrate MLK Day in Dahl Chapel starting at noon. Monmouth College’s Vice President of…
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Monsanto Patiently Waiting for Bayer Merger

Agrochemical company Monsanto announced in 2017 that they would be merging with German-based company Bayer. Troy Coziahr, Manager at Monsanto Learning Center in rural Monmouth, talked about the latest developments with the merger: “It’s still in the regulatory approval process. The only thing we continue to hear is early this year, so within the next…
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Chetin Breaks Down Upcoming GCAC Events

The Galesburg Civic Arts Center has a few important events coming up. Tonight, the second installment of the Mindful Creativity series will take place at the Center. Jeri Candor, Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, will guide you through mindfulness and meditation activities to help relax your mind. Tuesday Chetin with the GCAC explains: “That is open…
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Contractor Found for Smithfield Project

As part of the North Wastewater plant restoration, the 60-year old existing Smithfield force main which runs from the north pre-treatment facility to Smithfield will be replaced. The project recently went out to bid, and seven contractors submitted proposals. The lowest bid was Legacy Corporation from the Quad City Area for a total of $478,880.00…
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Pet Safety Important During Winter Months

Humans aren’t the only ones affected by the freezing temperatures of winter. Pet owners need to be mindful of the harsh conditions and care for their pets with that in mind. Erin Buckmaster with the Knox County Humane Society urges owners to keep their pets inside during extremely cold weather. “Be careful with those pets…
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Preparation Key for Winter Safety

The recent temperatures in our area have dropped to dangerous levels. With wind chills approaching the -30 degree mark at times, Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat wants citizens to take caution and be prepared – especially when traveling. He explains why people should always carry an emergency kit in their vehicle, and what needs to…
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Ferry Earns Impressive Honor

Monmouth-Roseville High School Choral Director Kevin Ferry has been recognized with a prestigious award. The National Federation of State High School Associations has awarded Ferry with their Heart of the Arts Award for the state of Illinois. He was chosen from a pool of 100 nominees in the state. The recipient could be any student,…
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Snow Emergency on Friday in Monmouth

The City of Monmouth will declare a “Snow Emergency” beginning at 12 PM Friday December 29th.  The Snow Emergency will go until 10 pm Friday December 29th.  The National Weather Service and local news/ weather outlets have issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Monmouth area that begins Friday mid-morning.  PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED…
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Patterson Previews Early 2018 Chamber Events

The Monmouth Chamber of Commerce has a busy schedule planned to start 2018. On Wednesday, Jan. 10th at noon, the Chamber is holding their first Monmouth on the Move Luncheon of the new year. The cost is $12, and the Chamber plans to talk about the state of the organization, field questions, and talk ideas…
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Long Discusses WHFB & Young Leaders

The Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leaders are always looking to contribute to the agronomy community in positive ways. Gina Long, Administrative Assistant at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau and member of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leaders, describes the role the Young Leaders play in the community: “Our Young Leaders program is a group of 18…
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