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Despite Price Increases, United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt Says the District Will End the Year with a Healthy Balance

United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt presented the board with an amended budget, which will be presented again and finalized at the June meeting. With the rising cost prices, Superintendent Whitsitt says the district will end the year with a healthy balance: United will hold their next board meeting on June 23rd.   **Written by WMOI/WRAM Director…
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Local Community Organizer Karla Wallace Serving Students During 9th Annual Backpack Program

On Thursday, May 26th, Local Organizer Karla Wallace will host the first of three events benefitting the Monmouth Backpack Program fundraiser. Beginning at 6 pm, a $3 cover includes three BINGO cards for the evening, Walking Taco’s and hotdogs will be available for purchase, plus a cash bar and local vendor tables will be set…
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Pattee Outdoor Pool to Open Saturday, June 4th

With the end of school in sight and summer right around the corner, the target day for the opening of the Outdoor Pattee Pool is Saturday, June 4th with daily hours, says Warren County YMCA Aquatics and Maintenance Director Tom Sparkman: “Normal hours out there, Monday through Friday our open swim is noon to 6…
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Two Monmouth Firefighters Receive Service Recognition Awards

**photo courtesy of the Monmouth Fire Department** The recent Monmouth City Council Meeting kicked off with a presentation of awards. Captain Craig Cozadd was presented with the Meritorious Service Award and Firefighter Tyler Osborn received the Commendation Award, says Communications Director Ken Helms: Director Helms also shared Firefighter Osborn was able to secure funding through…
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Warren County YMCA Memorial 5K on May 28th will Support Local VFW and American Legion

To kick off a summer full of events, the Warren County YMCA will host a Memorial 5K on Saturday, May 28th beginning at 9 am, to honor fallen Veterans and support the local VFW and American Legion, says Healthy Living Director Staci Bass: “We chose to open the season up with a 5K. It is…
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Highway Dedication to Honor Two Veterans at Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park on May 27th

State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) passed House Joint Resolution (HJR) 28 that designates 76th Street in Keithsburg from Jackson Street to IL-17 as the “PO2 Robert Holloway and PO3 Ronald Crose Memorial Highway.” State Senator Neil Anderson was the Chief Sponsor of the bill in the Senate. A ceremony will be held to honor United…
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Monmouth Fire and American Red Cross Installing Smoke Alarms and Providing Home Fire Safety This Saturday

This Saturday, May 21st, the Monmouth Fire Department along with the American Red Cross will be installing smoke alarms and providing home fire safety to Monmouth residents, says Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kelli Kinzer: “They still have openings for people to sign up to have their families home assessed and install smoke…
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Eagle View Community Health System Partners with Burlington School District

In early 2021, Eagle View Community Health System partnered with the Burlington Community School District to provide onsite medical and behavioral health services within the district. Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Emily Higgins reports that not only do they provide care for the students and staff, but also the households: “We would love to branch…
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Oquawka Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Tractor

Henderson County Chief Deputy Matthew Link releases the arrest of an Oquawka man for possession of a stolen vehicle. Donald E. Millard, age 57 was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday, May 15th. The Sheriff’s Office received a report that Millard was driving a tractor and had since parked it a residence in Gladstone. The…
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Traffic Stop Leads to Methamphetamine Arrest in Hancock County

***Report Courtesy of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office***
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Knox County Clerk’s Office Introduces New Texting Services Program

Knox County Clerk and Recorder Scott Erickson has released a new option for constituents to get information from the office. This new program allows persons to text a key word or question to the provided number and receive information back 24 hours a day. “With the introduction of the TextMyGov program, constituents can now have…
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Early Voting Begins May 19th

Due to a variety of factors, the Primary Election in the state of Illinois is set for June 28th. Warren County Clerk and Recorder Tina Conard says while the ballot will be long, she does not believe locally there will be many contested races: “Because of COVID and the census not getting done early enough…
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